La Escondida was bought at the end of the 19th century by John Brown who came to Argentina from the Isle of Man. Since then, the farm has been handed down in the family, and the present owners are his great great grandchildren. At that time there were still indians in the Pampas , who used the lake as their base, as did soldiers who came later .

Today on the farm, cattle and horses are bred; pastures are sown to feed these animals, as well as other food crops such as soya bean, maize, wheat , oats and barley.

It was one of the first estancias to open its doors to International tourism in the 1980s .