Discover Adventure, Culture, and a Warm Welcome in the Heart of the Andes

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Avenue of the Volcanoes, lies a serene and inviting mountain lodge that promises a truly authentic Ecuadorian experience. This unique haven has been designed to cater to the needs of adventure-seekers and nature lovers, and is the brainchild of Fernando and Teresa - a dynamic duo with a mission to share their culture and heritage with the world.

Born and raised in an indigenous family in the central highlands of Ecuador, Fernando's deep love for the natural beauty of his homeland has inspired him to create a purpose-built home that doubles as a peaceful retreat for visitors to the region. Teresa, who is originally from El Chaupi, the town where the hostel is built, handles most of the hostel's operations day to day, ensuring guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Her intimate knowledge of the local area and customs helps to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes this retreat so special.

But the couple's role at the lodge goes beyond that of owners. As a skilled mountaineering guide and the driving force behind Cotopaxi Travel, Fernando knows these mountains like the back of his hand. They and their two young daughters also call the lodge home, and are an integral part of the welcoming environment that guests encounter when they arrive. With stunning views of the surrounding mountains visible from the property, and an abundance of knowledge to share, Fernando and Teresa's passion and dedication to their guests shines through in every aspect of this extraordinary mountain lodge.