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I have been the owner of Estancia La Margarita for the past 7 years. Over that time my team who work on the estancia and in the Buenos Aires office worked really hard to make it what it is today – an estancia in which guests can experience the traditions of a working Argentine estancia in a location on the famous pampas to totally escape from the hustle, the bustle and the stresses of the modern day world. An estancia that is not a Disney estancia with fake shows nor overcrowded with day trippers. Our policy was simple - it was make sure we are never overrun with so many guests that the reason for you being on La Margarita had disappeared for those who come looking for peace, tradition and great horse riding. For me it worked out great and many of you who came here as guests have passed on the word about La Margarita, how comfortable it is to be here, how the food is simple (such a great asada) but local and tasty, how the sky goes on forever and how the horse riding is a wonderful experience. Many of you have written wonderful comments about us on Trip Advisor or wrote articles about us on your blogs. You passed your recommendations on to friends and fellow travelers alike. When we put in the self catering units you came and stayed in them and told us how much you enjoyed them – some of you stayed for a weeks at a time in them cooking your own food (sometimes purchased from La Margarita kichen) and riding out daily across the wide open spaces on la pampas.
For all your wonderful comments I want to say a big thank you because last week I am delighted to say we got notification that we had been listed in both Rough Guide and Lonely Planet in their new August 2011 editions. The reason we have been listed is because of your wonderful comments about how you enjoyed your stay on the estancia and this drew the estancia to the attention of the writers of these two important guides so a big thank you and abrazos a todos .
However, I just want to say nothing will change here – La Margarita will still be a place to chill out and to experience that wonderful tradition and beauty of the Argentina pampas. We don’t intend to put on fake shows nor will we be busing in coach loads of day-trippers. In our opinion there plenty of estancias near to BA that offer that kind of estancia experience. So if you have any doubt that we will change the model of La Margarita I can assure you that is not the case – its business as normal and I as the owner promise you that. Once again a big thanks you to all who commented about us for getting us sufficiently noticed to get us listed in these two important guides so that more people can experience what you already know about - the wonderful experience that La Margarita offers.
This is David Cummings alias The English Gaucho hasta la vista