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Otavalo and the northern highlands: Hacienda Zuleta

Hacienda Zuleta

This exquisitely beautiful 17th century hacienda once belonged to an Ecuadorian president and has been in the same family for over 100 years. Nestled in the Andean foothills north of Quito, Hacienda Zuleta now welcomes guests who come to enjoy its sumptuous hospitality and acclimatise to the rhythm of rural life. 

The accommodation is the centrepiece of a large working farm that is known for its excellent cheeses. There are also fruit orchards and a trout farm. For many the key attraction, however, is the stable of 100 well-trained and responsive horses, suitable for novices and experienced riders alike.

The 15 guestrooms are charmingly furnished in an unfussy rustic style, with white walls and soft linens enlivened by tasteful splashes of colour and pattern. All have bathrooms with large, luxuriant tubs and many have a fireplace, ideal on a chilly highland evening. Family heirlooms and antique pieces complete the atmosphere.

Delicious meals are prepared with ingredients produced on the farm, and breakfast includes fresh breads, homemade jams and milk and cheese from the dairy. Guests are invited to go riding, hiking or biking through the high grasslands, take a tour of the cheese factory or even try their hand at milking a cow. You can also visit the village, known for its embroidery, and find out about the community initiatives with which the hacienda is involved.
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