Hacienda Cusin is a 17th-century Andean estate that has been restored into a boutique guesthouse to honor its rich history. It is located near the equator line and the famous, colorful Otavalo Market. The original 100,000-acre property was purchased at an auction from Philip III, King of Spain, back in 1602. The abraje, or sheep farm, has a picturesque setting, encompassing valleys in the Ecuadorian Sierra with views of the Cusin Mountain that it was named after. While the property started out as a home for a farming family, its close proximity to Quito meant friends and family liked to visit. Cusin encouraged visitors to extend their stay and Cusin became an informal hotel, a home, and has maintained this purpose to this day.
Long ago, snowmelt from the mountain created rich, black lakebed soil, which the Hacienda uses to fertilize their gardens to this day. They maintain five-acres that includes vegetables to supply their kitchen, over 60 species of flowers and bushes as well as several hundred trees. The estate is conveniently located near the Equatorial line, the famous, colorful Otavalo market and a one-hour drive from the new Tababela International Airport.
The Hacienda takes a very personal approach to creating memorable accommodation. Guest rooms, garden cottages, suites and salons are furnished with Andean-inspired antiques and handicrafts, private bathrooms, hair dryers and views of the mountain or award-winning gardens. Most rooms include log-burning fireplaces & beamed-ceilings. The hacienda also features multiple dining rooms with delicious local and international cuisine and a well-stocked bar for guests to enjoy during their stay.