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Casa Ana... a delightful place to visit
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Family time...
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Fun with our farm animals...
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Building an outdoor grill with river rocks... Children love this...
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Walking around our ranch...
Now we can make homemade cheese...
Free to run...
The cycle of life...  begins...
Horseback riding lesson...
If you want you can help us work the land... Optional and great fun!
Gathering veggies from our organic garden...
We loved our visit...
Freshly eggs...
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Visiting some off the beaten track sights... what an experience!
Visiting the market area...
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Finding our way through some caves...
A local festival...
Picking corn to make humitas...
Grinding the corn to make humitas
Now we will cook the corn to make humitas...
Our visitors having fun milking the cow at sunset...
The waterfall at the end of our valley...  you can hike there from your villa!
The local animal market...
Otavalo market... get ready to discover wonderful souvenirs
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Otavalo, Imbabura Province

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andrewrei...
Quito, Ecuador
1 review
“Perfect Andean escape!”
Reviewed 22 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Amazing setting. Houses are fantastic. Staff was attentive and helpful. Lots of extras are included. They don't nickel and dime you for anything. We are definitely going back!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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toralac
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
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“I will come back!”
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I was looking for a special experience to offer to my family and particularly young children for their first visit to Ecuador. I wanted to share with them some of the moments and feelings I had when I was young in a few haciendas in Ecuador. Hacienda San Juan de la Vega exceeded my expectations, Janine, her husband and all the staff we met made very enjoyable every hour we spent there. The place offers magnificent views, nature is splendid, there are plenty of activities to keep everybody busy all day long. My kids asked me that next time we go to Ecuador instead of visiting all the country we should just stay at Hacienda San Juan de la Vega.

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Liked best: Nature
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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23 Aug 2016
We are soooo thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you visit once again. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
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alloverth...
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Ecuador Dude Ranch!”
Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

From the moment we arrived, we knew we were somewhere special. Patricio greeted us with a welcoming smile and within a few minutes a beautiful salmon and veggie dinner was laid out for our family of 6. The lodging is homey and comfortable, down to the fireplaces and the down comforters. We were encouraged to go out on the horses for a trail ride in the hills surrounding the hacienda, collect our own eggs from the chicken coop, and milk the cows. If we wanted salad, there was great lettuce, broccoli, spices, and squash in the "all you can gather" garden. We felt far removed from the hustle-bustle of Otavalo's market, but when we wanted to shop there, we were only 25 minutes away. We would highly recommend Hacienda San Juan de la Vega for your next stay, but you'd better book quickly, because we're going back!

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Liked best: Great hospitality in the clear mountain air.
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bernarda...
Park City, Utah
2 reviews
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“Highlight of our trip to Ecuador”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed in San Juan de la Vega for one night with my Ecuadorian parents and my U.S. American husband. We were in Ecuador for around 10 days and the 2 days we were in this beautiful hacienda were definitely the highlight of our trip. Some of the place caretakers, Patricio, his wife and Sandra took excellent care of us. They made sure our fireplace was on whenever we wanted; the meals they prepared were amazing and Patricio was a great guide during the beautiful hike we did.

The scenery around the place is amazing. My husband mentioned that it looked like we were in a movie. The house we stayed in was gorgeous and had everything we needed.

We would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the lake area of the Ecuadorean highlands. Personally, I am already looking forward to bringing my in-laws for a bit longer stay than what we had.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Catherine...
Fairway, Kansas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Like home, only better!”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

San Juan de la Vega is an amazing place, full of fun (and peaceful!) activities for the whole family. The staff took exceptional care of us and made the week we stayed truly memorable. The kids (daughter-8, son-6) loved helping out with farm "chores", and they felt very important. The animals are all lovingly cared for, and the dogs were loyal to us even after only a few days! Down to the smallest detail, I would recommend this place to anyone looking to experience the beauty of Ecuador up close and personal. You'll wake up to a breathtaking view of cloud-tipped mountains right outside your window. (And, if you need rubber boots, never fear! A variety of sizes, from kids to adults, are provided! That's the kind of detail you can expect!)

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Travelling group: Young Children
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