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Welcome to the Lake District and the province of Valdivia!
 
 
Now,....

The homestead seen from above.

...................IF THIS IS THE VIEW............
"Vulcan Villarica" and "Lago Panguipulli"
...THAT YOU'D LIKE TO WAKE UP TO IN THE MORNING....

.................AND THIS THE RIVER...............
Trout-fishing anyone......?
.......YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE AT YOUR DOORSTEP......

.....perhaps you should read on to find out how you could acquire a customized mini-ranch of your own in the Andean foothills. You decide the size and the price.

"Traffic-jam"

Greetings, wanna-be "huasos" (cowboys)!
 
 
 
First a couple of qualifying remarks:
 
  1. "Fundo" - for the uninitiated - is the Chilean equivalent to an Argentinean "estancia" or simply put, a working ranch. "El Sombrero", of course, means "the hat", and is the name given by the locals to a prominent mountain within the premises. Thus, "Fundo El Sombrero".... 
  2. I'm a computer idiot. In fact, I've always sworn I'd never get one - so, I would like to apologize to all you experts out there for the amateurish presentation, but I trust you'll agree that it's the message that counts...

 

Now for the important stuff.....

Why, you might quite reasonably ask yourself, would one want to venture to the edges of Patagonia in search of a property?
 
Well, I can only speak for myself, of course, but I'd like to think that I'm not the only one who's ever toyed with the idea of really getting away from it all......to rediscover the things that are really important in life - simple things that we used to take for granted, but that have now become a rarity - such as space and privacy, the tranquility of an undisturbed nature, fresh air and clean water....and this offer is an opportunity to enjoy these "luxuries" without being a millionaire or even exerting yourself,  because the groundwork's been done.
 
Whether (like me) you'd like to disappear from the trappings of modern society for good or just get away from the northern winter for a couple of weeks a year, you could probably do worse than checking out the The "Mini-Ranch" concept.
 
Hopefully, the following pages will convince you that Chile's Lake District, of all destinations, is the place to "escape" to, as well as give you all the information necessary to decide whether you'd like to become one of the "lucky ten".

The green grass of home

"Llaima" volcano,lakes "Panguipulli" & "Calafquen"

"Teneos" in bloom

Forested ridges...

"Rio Magdeline", up in the mountains...

Should you require any further information, or wish to make a reservation for a fact-finding visit (see the bottom of the page The "Mini-Ranch" concept), please give us a "shout".

Yours truly, Steve S. Wilke(in the Club House Bar)

AGRICOLA EL SOMBRERO LTDA.
Owners and operators of
FUNDO "EL SOMBRERO"
Casilla 157,
Panguipulli,
CHILE
Tel: 56-(0)63-247884
Fax: 56-(0)63-247881
E-mail: sailoronahorseback@gmail.com 

Lake Panguipulli beneath the Cordillera

A few more pictures...