This quirky lodge has a great location in the Mindo cloud forest two to three hours' drive from Quito. Settled at 1,300 meters, the lodge owns approximately 110 acres of forest boasting around 300 species of birds, including 30 species of hummingbirds.
The main living/dining area is a large, open-plan space with views out to the surrounding forest and several fireplaces to warm the chilly evenings. Accommodation comes in the form of six individual log cabins, which are simply furnished but a comfortable size and private hot-water bathrooms.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The Cloudforest and nearby places
- Quito 20 kilometers away
- Otavalo 39 kilometers away
- Papallacta 47 kilometers away
- Hosteria Pantavi 66 kilometers away
- Avenue of Volcanoes 99 kilometers away
- The Amazon 181 kilometers away
- Guayaquil 289 kilometers away
- Cuenca 321 kilometers away
- Loja 445 kilometers away
- The Galapagos Islands 1326 kilometers away