Arén Fishing Lodge
TASTE BACK IN TIME IN THE SPANISH PYRENEES
Located in the medieval village surrounded by wilderness, the lodge presents a glorious setting for a fly-fishing expedition. Its deep history includes a traditional restaurant managed by Juan´s family for almost three centuries. Here, cozy accommodation with a family gathering feel prevails – log fires and communal dinners are complemented by an impeccable wine list carefully chosen by the sommelier. Fully equipped with all services for the avid angler and the travel companion, in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Best International Airport is Barcelona: it is a two and a half hour chauffeured drive to the lodge by Salvelinus.
Six restored double-bed bedrooms plus two comfortable apartments on the first and second floors. The venue also has on the ground floor, there is a spa and wellness center (massage room, sauna, jacuzzi, gym), a heated wader room, and an in-house fly shop.
All meals have been served at the nearby family-owned restaurant since 1762, where the attention to culinary detail is deliciously evident. The menu features local, organic produce in traditional dishes. Every night, Salvelinus guests gather in the private wine cellar to savor the delicious local cuisine paired with exquisite Spanish wines.
Arén was a wine location in the Pyrenees centuries ago. Nowadays there are no longer vineyards or merchants for this matter, but wine culture is still clearly a passion here. The ancient cellar has an excellent wine selection from some of the best Pyrenees vineyards. Lunch and dinner are paired with genuine wines from several wine regions all over Spain.
1000+ Miles of waters
18 Must-sees sites
6 Parks & Reserves
Part of medieval Ribagorza County, this 200-habitant village has provided a place to eat and rest for merchants and pilgrims since the 16th century.
I must mention I would go back for the food and wine alone.
Best restaurant in the Pyrenees in the same family ownership for 300 years, very good accommodation acceptable to anyone with A.C., a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival as well as access to the Sauna. The «genuine article» !!!!!! (100%) as are the surroundings, Spain as she was and should be, children playing in the village square, locals sitting «en family» discussing what might or will happen as the sun sets – there can be no better.
To highlight we were treated as kings, dining was one of the most unique culinary experiences ever. Honestly, one of the best restaurants we’ve ever tried.
Arén is one of the most authentic places in the Iberian peninsula to discover culinary traditions and habits of the country.