Hiking, birding, relaxing
El Refugio Cloud Forest Lodge is a reserve and farm in the Ecuadorian sierra just three hours from Quito’s international airport, one-and-a-half hours from the market town of Otavalo. Guest rooms are located next to the river and surrounded by gardens and forest. The wooden cabin, two story adobe house have 8 guest rooms with private baths and shared porches with views of the steep forest covered mountain sides.
Guest rooms, suites and owner’s house are furnished with antiques and select Andean crafts. Guest rooms are located close by a rushing river and surrounded by garden plantings and forest. The wooden cabin and two-story adobe house have eight guest rooms with private baths and shared porches and feature views of the steep, forest-covered mountainsides.
El Refugio has 6 kilometers of trails along the river and the mountainside to observe birds and many flowering plants, including some among the 3,000 species of orchids found in Ecuador.
Guest room rates are $55 plus 14% VAT. per person per night it includes waiter served breakfast, wifi access, guiding on property, access to bird feeding stations, cloud forest trails. We have special discounts for children under 10.
We give a 10% discount if you contact us directly.
Excursions: Aacri is a coffee cooperative that many guests enjoy visiting. Three local forest reserves are close enough to walk to.
Transfer from Otavalo or Cotacachi $40.