Located on the edge of Castillos Lagoon, Guardia del Monte is one of the few remaining working cattle ranches that still cater to guests, and with beautiful surrounding it’s a personal favourite of ours.

The Main House offers rural comforts in four simple rooms with en-suite bathrooms, big halls, cosy fireplaces and lovely gardens to relax and unwind. The warmth and friendliness of Alicia, the owner, will make you feel truly at home.

Guests can participate in traditional farming activities as well as watching the horses being broken in. There is also a lot to explore in the surrounding areas, with fishing, canoeing on the Lagoon, horse riding, walking in the Ombu Forest and bird watching to name but a few.

The property is surrounded by important eco-systems including the Lagoon, the wetlands and the Ombu Forest.

Why We Love It
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Even if not staying here, it's worth visiting for the day, enjoying a spot of lunch and the impressive views.

Will, Original Traveller

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