Hacienda Zuleta

Dating from the late 16th century, Hacienda Zuleta is a colonial working farm belonging to the family of Galo Plaza Lasso, a former president of Ecuador. Surrounded by the spectacular Ecuadorian Andes the hacienda has 17 beautifully decorated rooms with antiques, historical family portraits, open fireplaces and views of the gardens or mountains.

Some rooms have a private garden or terrace. The 4000-acre estate is steeped in history and is still a working hacienda, farming cattle and sheep and producing various crops as well as cheese and milk.

Location

Located approximately two hours north of Quito in the Ecuadorian Andes at around 3,000 metres above sea level.

Facilities

Home-cooked regional cuisine is offered daily, using the farm's own vegetables, trout and dairy products. There is also a TV room offering a selection of films and games.

Activities

The beautiful setting, wide open spaces, on site facilities and culture of this area means there are plenty of varied and exciting experiences to try out during a stay at Hacienda Zuleta.

  • Explore one of the hiking trails
  • Horse riding on one of the 100 resident horses
  • Cycling
  • Birdwatching
  • Local village & market visits
  • A tour of the hacienda's cheese factory
  • Take an embroidery class
  • Learn about the hacienda's condor rehabilitation project
  • Take a horse drawn carriage ride around the grounds

Why we like it

Hacienda Zuleta is beautiful both inside and out, a grand and historic property with a homely feel. The family owners also fund numerous local community projects.

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