El Cercon Hunting Lodge & Resort
Scenic Retreat in Chile with Hunting, Fishing and Endless Recreational Opportunities
El Cercon is in the Cunco Council of the La Aruacania Region of Chile only 6 kilometers north of Lake Caburgua and 50 kilometers from Cunco. Temuco is the closest large city being a 2-hour drive. The La Araucania airport in Temeco is the closest airport and located 690 kilometers south of Santiago, Chile and is a 2-hour drive by vehicle from the property.
Access is by improved road system.
Elevation, Topography, Vegetation
The property lies in a small central valley surrounded with ravines and mountains covered in native trees and shrubs including species such as Araucaria (Monkey-Puzzle trees- an evergreen similar to pines), Lenga (deciduous beech tree), Nirre (deciduous rainforest tree), Coigue (evergreen trees), and Manio (hardwood tree resistant to rot) with natural grasslands and 36 hectares of cleared land. From the valley floor the property climbs to an elevation of approximately 1,670 meters (5,479 feet).
The property has rivers, streams, lagoons and waterfalls with immense views of Lake Caburgua and the Trafampulli River traverses the property.
El Cercon is well improved with an immaculate main home appointed with wood floors, exposed beams, and excellent finishings. The main home is 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and maids quarters and has a large garden, swimming pool, barbecue and entertaining areas with dramatic views of the Villarrica Volcano and Lake Caburgua.
In addition to the main home, there is a guesthouse, manager’s cottage, maintenance worker’s home and annex, store and hunting lodge and hide.
There is excellent hunting both on the high fence preserve and free range for Red Stag. In addition, hunting for fallow deer, wild boar, waterfowl, and upland birds is available.
- Red Stag
- Wild Boar
- Fallow deer
- Upland birds
If you enjoy fishing, El Cercon will not disappoint; it has abundant Rainbow trout for the fly-fishing enthusiast.
The limitless outdoor activities available at El Cercon and surrounding area for the outdoor adventurer are just incredible. From hiking and climbing to rafting and boating.
- Wildlife viewing
- Hot Springs
……and much more!
There are also numerous things to see and do on days trips from the property to the surrounding area and Temeco. Enjoy soccer and rugby matches, art and history museums and more. If you are a wine lover, Chile is the 5th largest exporter of wine with over 100 wineries across the country.
Water and Power
The Trafampulli River provides water and power to the property, Electricity is provided by hydroelectric power plant via underground electric lines.
El Cercon has both consumptive and non-consumptive water rights from the Trafampulli River.
- Consumptive – 750 lts/sec May-Dec
- Non-Consumptive – 1588 lts/sec average per each month
The property also has an approved hydroelectric project to generate 3 mw from power plant project on the Trafampulli River.
- Main House – 3,014 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths with maid quarters
- Manager’s home
- Employee home and annex
- Lodge and hide
- Hunting Preserve – 400 hectares (988.42 acres)
- Plains and rolling hills – 100 hectares (247.11 acres)
- Slopes and mountains with native forest – 545 hectares (1,346.72)