Attractive and historic rural property in a splendid Andean setting, with cosily furnished guestrooms and a simple, folksy charm.
Hacienda Pinsaqui enjoys a splendid setting on the rugged flanks of the Imbabura Volcano, just a 15-minute drive from Otavalo. Founded in 1790 as a textile mill, in later times it played host to a number of illustrious guests including Simón Bolívar.
Guestrooms are tastefully and cosily furnished with warm blankets, stucco walls and traditional artefacts, and each has its own fireplace. The proprietors have brought back most of the antique furniture from France and Spain.
There's a restaurant serving typically hearty Ecuadorian fare, with wonderful views of the surrounding Andean landscapes. There's also a snug bar with a crackling fire and a quirky display of equestrian regalia.
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