My favorite things about this place was the tranquility and personable service. I got lucky and I was only guest in the bunk house (dorm) most of the nights there so I was able to enjoy the quiet moments and beautiful views from the top of the bunk house all alone. I loved the compost toilet and using outdoor sinks to brush teeth and wash face every night and morning - although it is a bit of hike from the top of bunk house (use ladder), the view from it was amazing.
The manager Edmundo and staff Ester, Olga, Narsisa are all super sweet and kind. I especially enjoyed talking to Ester and I was bit sad when I don't see her on her day off, she is a sweet heart. The Edmundo cares about the community of Chugchilan so much and if you ask, he can tell you many great stories about the area and history. Miguel who guided me on the Quilotoa hike was super sweet too, I learned a lot about cultures and nature along the way and really glad I hiked with him.
There is a yoga room and it was nice to stretch after long day of hiking. It was nothing like make a cup of tea in the late afternoon and watch the clouds move from one of their deck chairs over looking the valley. What a quality time!
- Also Known As:
- Black Sheep Inn Ecolodge Hotel
- Black Sheep Inn Ecolodge Hotel Chugchilan
- Black Sheep Inn Ecolodge Ecuador/Chugchilan
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable lodging in the heart of the rural Andes. Truly off the beaten path with spectacular views. Enjoy horseback riding, mountain biking & day hiking. Also delicious vegetarian cooking, home-baked deserts, sauna, zipline, family fun, and adventure vacation. Features include: solar panels, adobe construction, composting toilets, recycling, roof-water collectors, gray-water systems, organic gardens, community education & aid work, reforestation, erosion control and more. ... more less
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