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Eagles Nest - Eco-lodge & Retreat Vilcabamba

View from the trail down to the Cabins - Vilcabamba
1 of 33View from the trail down to the Cabins - Vilcabamba
Guest house -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 3
Vilcabamba, Loja Province
Perched on the mountain side overlooking the river, these twin hand crafted wooden cabins have great panoramic views over the valley.

4km's from the center of Vilcabamba the Eagles Nest has two cabins, a main bedroom & a bedroom/living room, each with a balcony overlooking the lush valley; it has an open air kitchen with a 4 burner stove, a water filter, basic pots and utensils; a 24hr hot shower; and an outdoor sitting space.It is a short uphill walk to the cabins. Please check our other cabins.

Integrated into the midst of a typical rural Andean community we offer a unique cultural opportunity to enjoy the local color of traditional country life, while hiking the best trails around Vilcabamba; or just kick back, relax and go back in time, in a truly natural retreat.

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Listing #HL7360390
About the Owner
Sarah W
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
Interaction with guests
We are always willing to help our guests with whatever you need. We, Sarah & Charlie, have been in the area a long time (28/38 years) and have lots of local knowledge. Anything you need just let us know, in person or by email. We can give you directions and maps for local hikes, organize horse treks into the mountains and help arrange mountain bike tours. Our color bird guide has photos of the most common species around the cabins. The Birds of Las Palmas booklet, funded by the Nature Conservancies parks in peril program, documents over 180 bird species recorded in the cloud forest of the Las Palmas reserve. Please ask if you would like a copy.
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

The lodge is ideally located up a hillside, about 4 kilometres west of Vilcabamba. There’s a real sense of escape from the outside world, especially when you have humming birds flit into your bedroom and saffron finches hop into your kitchen. Long bracing walks aplenty...More

Thank Rowlandv
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed one week with Sarah and Charlie in the Eagle's nest. It was a magical and peaceful experience! We fell in love with Vilcabamba. Sarah and Charlie are amazing and kind hosts that are very helpful with whatever you may need. The river, crickets...More

Thank Hilary C
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Eagles Nest is actually three buildings connected with short walkways. The views from all of them are part of what makes Charlie's Cabinas so amazing. The Eagles Nest is short walk up the hill from the end of the drivable road, right at the...More

Thank chris k
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
- Please leave kitchen clean, including the fridge, stove & dishes :) - Organic waste can be thrown in the compost (we will show you where) & Inorganic rubbish can be left at our...
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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About the neighbourhood
While Vilcabamba has lost the feel of the quaint Andean village it once was, the real gem of Vilcabamba, the countryside, with it's stunning scenery and incredible biodiversity remains as beautiful as ever.

Nestled in the foothills of the Podocarpus National Park, Cabañas Rio Yambala is the ideal spot to enjoy Vilcabamba's picture-book valleys & clear mountain rivers.

Local trails lead to swim holes along the river, to local beauty spots & waterfalls, or into the heart of the mountains, to the edge of the cloud forest and the Podocarpus National Park - Vilcabamba's best spot for hiking, horse trekking & birding!
Getting around
We are 4 km's from the center of Vilcabamba, in the upper reaches of the valley, reached by a dirt road. There are plenty of stores and restaurants in Vilcabamba but not much further out, so it is advisable to eat or get a few groceries before coming up if you are arriving late.

It is a beautiful and culturally interesting 45 minute to 1 hour walk to Vilcabamba, or a 15 minute $3.50 taxi ride. We can call a taxi for you whenever you need one.

As the instigators of eco-tourism in Vilcabamba we have a wealth of knowldege about hiking and horsetrecking in the area, birding, visiting the Podocarpus National Park and general activities in the area.
How to get there
Airport: Loja Aiport (in Catamayo): 40.0 km
- From Vilcabamba get a taxi to 'Charlie's cabañas Rio Yambala'. The Taxi will drop you at our bridge. Cross the bridge, turn right and follow the signs up to our house and the cabins. It is a short uphill walk.
- If you call us just before leaving Vilcabamba we can come down and meet you at the bridge.
It is quite easy to phone, there are 'Cabinas' (phone booths) opposite the taxi stand, just make the call then pay with cash.
If you arrive after dark or want help bringing your luggage up then you should definitely call first.

We can send a taxi (at cost) to pick you up in Loja or at the Loja airport which is 45 mins from Loja (your taxi driver will call us to meet you at the bridge)

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