…your Otavalo hacienda home…
Hacienda Cusin is a restored, 400-year-old Spanish colonial estate at 8,000 ft / 2,600 m, among the finest haciendas in Ecuador. An hour north of Quito’s international airport and just 90 minutes from the capital by road, our hacienda is ideally located for exploring the Otavalo Ecuador markets as well as Imbabura Province’s stunningly-diverse nature and culture. Furnished with fine antiques, select Andean crafts and intriguing curiosities, its delightful perennial gardens and activities for all ages provide the perfect setting for your Andean adventure.
… a profound sense of place in Ecuador’s Northern Sierra…
Historically a home where the landowner’s friends and family would stay, our long-serving staff welcome you as an extended member of our present-day family. You’ll feel at home from the minute you pass through the gates of our hacienda in Ecuador, to enjoy guestrooms and dining experiences that are warm, stimulating and intimate. Hacienda Cusin exudes a profound sense of place.
…enjoy the art of fine Hacienda Cusin living …
Ecuadorian-international cuisine and healthy juices; fine wine and relaxed dining; roaring fires and hot-water bottles; armchairs and magazines; strolls around the gardens and maybe a siesta beneath a tree … Of all the haciendas in Ecuador, Cusin defines seduction.
…an adventure in nature and culture…
A showcase for the Andes in all their splendour, Hacienda Cusin has plenty to keep curious minds and restless bodies occupied, both within the estate’s buildings and across its grounds. It also makes the ideal base from which to explore Otavalo, the markets, lakes, volcanoes and indigenous culture of the Imbabura region by car, foot, horseback or mountain bike.
I've relaxed between market days at Hacienda Cusin, which I once described as the rare example of a seventeenth-century hacienda ‘that has been restored into complete comfort with no accompanying glitz.
It's a testament to its English owner's perfectionism as well as the hacienda's 390 years of existence. This manicured and buffed complex has 45 rooms, suites and cottages.
... The bar, library and other common rooms at Cusin are cozy places that invite guests to curl up in front of a fire with a locally woven alpaca wrap or a vino caliente to keep the evening chill at bay.
After dinner I retreat to my garden cottage, which has white embroidered linen on the bed and shutters painted with rustic scenes, and nurse a nightcap in front of a bountiful log fire.
Our treat to ourselves surpassed our wildest imagination.
Lovely to come back to our room and find a fire burning.
Thank you for a dobbel bed because we’re on honeymoon.
You’ll feel like you walked into the pages of a Graham Greene novel.
Enjoyed Cusin so much broke a travelling rule and returned to the same site.
Nothing like escaping work and Quito and coming here to get away from it all.
Has anyone mentioned the wonderful panorama of the millions of stars in the clear night sky?
I shall return, next time with friends or family. A place that should be shared.
Blown away by the red wine included with dinner, a spectacular Chilean Cabernet sauvignon.
Odella (the horse) has spirit and spunk and was a wonderful companion.