Hato Verde means "green field", and this rustic red Hacienda contrasts sharply with its striking emerald surroundings. It is a family home and working farm and it has been converted into a small guesthouse without losing any of its cosy atmosphere.
There are nine simple yet comfortable rooms, and guests are invited to enjoy their meals and evening drinks with the Hacienda's owners, the family who still live here. María del Rosario, who runs the Hacienda, says she hopes guests will feel like they have been invited into her home, to share this family experience.
Part of the Hacienda is still a functioning farm, where curious guests are able to participate in the milking of cows, as well as tending to the small vegetable patches that feed the Hacienda´s guests and staff. Delicious fresh cheese is made on-site, and other necessities are sourced from local towns.
Within easy reach of the striking Cotopaxi Volcano, Hacienda Hato Verde has its own horses, bikes and a van for those who wish to travel further. Tours led by local guides can be arranged to nearby towns, rose plantations and cheese factories, a well as the region´s stunning crater lakes and bustling indigenous markets.
A self-service bar is run on a trust basis
Milking cows, tending to the vegetable and herb garden. Cheese-making.
Transport can be arranged to/from Quito at an extra cost.
Rooms MUST be reserved.
Children under 10 may not stay at the Hacienda.
No minimum stay policy
Water is channeled from a local well, and therefore the hours of use are restricted, and guests are requested to be considerate in their water consumption.
Energy-saving bulbs are used in the property.
Drinking water is collected in large plastic bottles which are reused to reduce waste.
Grey water is filtered and recycled in the gardens.
All vegetables are from the Hacienda's organic vegetable garden. Organic kitchen waste is composted and used in the gardens.
Milk and cheese are also produced on-site.
Eggs and fruit are sourced from local farms.
Tours are organized with local guides, and there are several community tours organized, to those towns which have craft markets, cheese factories or other cultural attractions.
Staff are employed locally, and are given vegetables from the Hacienda.
$100 - $199 USD