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Black Sheep Inn

Rustic and secluded guesthouse with a superb location amidst some of Ecuador’s most strikingly beautiful Andean scenery, with a New Age ethos reflected in its excellent eco credentials and many facilities for rest and recreation.

Within the gathering folds of Ecuador’s high Andean cordillera lies this rustic and secluded Black Sheep Inn, sustainably run by and for the local community. The strictly vegetarian cuisine, honesty bar and on-site yoga studio reflect the lodge’s holistic ethos, while a superb location and great value for money render it a rare and special place to stay.

Accommodation is in cottage-style buildings, with wooden beams and simple whitewashed walls. Options with either shared or private bathrooms are offered, but all feature ecological composting toilets, complete with an indoor garden fed by the result! Rooms have wood stoves, piping hot showers and plenty of blankets to take the edge off chilly evenings at high altitude. Included in the rate are wholesome meat-free meals, served in a typical family-style with second helpings encouraged!

Guests who appreciate the pristine serenity of remote countryside will be best rewarded here – the surrounding scenery really is some of the country’s most beautiful – and hikers will love the numerous trails to nearby natural attractions, including the vast crater lake of Quilotoa. Views are spectacular all across the property, and its grounds and cosy communal areas (including a lovely lounge and lending library) are great for whiling away a few relaxing hours, as are the spa and solar-heated plunge pool. If you prefer a bit more adventure, there’s also a zipline and waterslide. 

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Kathryn Rhodes
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.


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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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