LAS PALMERAS INN- OTAVALO HOTELS AND HOSTALS
This 150 year-old hacienda, with its towering palm trees and garden cottages with roaring log - fires, is tucked in a lush mountain valley less than two hours north of Quito, Ecuador.
A few miles north of the Equator at 8,500 ft (2,800 m), the valley has a climate of perpetual spring (day 65-75 F/17-21 C; night 55-60 F/11-14 C). The sun rises on sometimes snow-capped Cotacachi (4,939 m/16,298 ft) and sets on the sacred Imbabura (4609 m/15,210 ft).
From such tranquility, it is a brief downhill walk to the bustling indigenous markets of Otavalo. Tile-topped earthen walls contain an ever-blooming perennial garden with hibiscus, bougainvillea, orchids, cholan, eucalyptus, avocado, black-current, etc., which attract a profusion of birds including hummingbirds, vermilion fly-catchers, etc.
The inn's thick adobe walls preserve the day's warmth for the cool mountain nights, and roaring eucalyptus log - fires provide a cozy atmosphere.For visitors to Otavalo's markets, our nearby restaurant makes a perfect stop for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea!
Room includes a waiter-served breakfast, optional log-fire (FP) and hot-water bottle, gamesroom, gardens, wi-fi (mainhouse).
Garden Cottages: FP, Single and double
- Casa Arayan: FP, King, mountain views, wine, roses .
- Family Suite, Casa Acacia: FP, King & 2 twins.
- Family Suite, Casa Cayambe: Queen, 2 twins.
- Family Suite: main-house: Queen, 2 twins, livingroom.
Complimentary: Children to 5 years old. Wi-fi. Gamesroom.
Discounts: 3 nights, guest rooms, 10%.
Lunch&horse-riding, Hacienda Cusin, 25%.
- Private house, Casa Olana # No triple room occupancy.
- Master Suite: FP, King, livingroom, kitchen, roof patio.
- Guestroom: 2-twins. Single & Double.
- Entire house, suite, guestroom: week, month.
Weddings: 2 - 60 guests. 2 - 200 guests at Hacienda Cusin.
Conference/seminar room for 25 conferees. Inclusive p.p.
Otavalo Markets: Daily - artisan, domestic. Animal - Saturday, 7am.
Craft villages: Cotacachi, leather. San Antonio, wood-carving. Iluman, hats & shamans. Agato, weaving and, nearby Peguchewaterfall.
Condor Park: 140 raptors. Feeding time, 11 a.m. & 4 p.m.
Hiking: Local. Imbabura mountain, Cuicocha lake, Fuyafuya, Mojanda
Horse-riding: discounted lunch & 2 hrs. riding Hacienda Cusin.
2 nights/days, guided, overnight, meals, tack.
Mountain biking. Birding.
Gamesroom: table-tennis/ping-pong, pool, darts. Volleyball.
Wi-fi: mainhouse area, complimentary. Internet Café.
Television/DVD/VCR. Extensive film library.
Restaurants within 30 minutes: Las Palmeras Inn, Hacienda Cusin (a 25% discount for Palmeras guests. $20 + taxes), Casa Mojanda, Hacienda Pinsaqui, La Compania, El Molino, La Posada de Quinde
- Cloud Forest lodge, El Refugio: 3-days/2-nights
- Paramo, 1-day to 2 days/1-night
- Train Ride, Ibarra-Chota, roof-top, half-day and lunch.
- Quito, Spanish-colonial, museums, shopping.