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austin, tx
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will only be echoing all of the great reviews this place already has. I spent a week in the Eagle's lair cabins and am sad to be leaving in the morning. You couldn't ask for a more perfect and wondrous setting. Both of the cabins have very comfortable beds, with double doors that swing open for full fantastic view... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about my 3 months plus stay & the outstanding service & friendship with Sarah & Charlie!Outstanding!They went above & beyond to accommodate me & help me get settled in Ecuador! I highly recommend any one of the cabins & cottage by the river:-) With the sounds of the river,the peaceful surroundings & the gorgeous... More 

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Thank Francine B
Wolfe Island, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Our stay was a great experience. The cabanas are in a perfect location to take advantage of the mountain views, the hiking trails and the distance fron the town. Sarah and Charlie are very accommodating hosts. They went above and beyond to help us in the middle of the night when a fallen tree blocked our taxi from getting to... More 

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2 Thank mike p
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2016

We had a great experience at Cabanas Rio Yambala (CRY), from start to finish. After not hearing back from one of the online reservation sites, I wrote to Sarah at CRY directly to see if I could still make a reservation. Sarah was very prompt and thorough, and she gave us good advice for how to get from the Loja... More 

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2 Thank OliviaNLuka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2016

We stayed about 3 weeks and it was very safe, peaceful, beautiful and a gorgeous walk through villages on a dirt road with the Andes Mountains looming above, bright blue sky and flowing river. The hosts are very helpful and we would highly recommend it to anyone. Enjoy the refreshing beauty of Ecuador in all her splendor from a lovely... More 

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2 Thank Jana A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2015

We spent 11 days in Hummingbird Cabin, a self contained little nest with a great deck and views. Our place was very comfortable, we slept like logs, the wifi that suited our needs. Really, we can´t speak highly enough of the helpful, patient owners and our little hide a away at the end of eventful days. Philip is a mad... More 

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1 Thank petra n
Stuart, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Sarah, the owner, was incredibly helpful to us getting settled in Ecuador during our 4 month stay. This is truly a great place to get away from it all and relax and the river and mountain views are wonderful

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1 Thank gdavis0927
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2015

Wonderful cabins! I rented the 'Eagles Lair' cabin for two weeks, and it is exactly what I wanted as a quiet getaway. It a simple wooden cabin with everything self contained, (kitchen, hot shower, big bedroom in the loft) including a perfect porch where you get a gorgeous view of valley. There are various hiking trails basically at your doorstep,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2015

It's perfect. We rented the Eagles Lair for a week. You get 2 separate, nicely built cabins, an outdoor kitchen and a nice clean bathroom with incredible shower all for $150/week. It can't be beat. It's about a 45 minute walk to town, or 3 dollar cab ride. It is peaceful, and perfect for reading in a hammock all day.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

Recently we spent several weeks in the riverside cottage, on the road below Sarah and Charlie's other cabins, and about 50 feet from the Rio Yambala. We like leaving the towns behind, finding a small place to put our bags down, buy our own food and gaze into space. Our time here was perfect for our needs. The cottage is... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kick back, relax and go back in time! Enjoy Vilcabamba's picturebook valleys & clear mountain rivers at Cabanas Rio Yambala, in the foothills of the Podocarpus National Park. Vilcabamba's best spot for hiking, horse trekking & birding, or just relaxing in a natural retreat. Set in the midst of a typical Andean rural community, offering a unique cultural experience and the opportunity to enjoy the local color of country life, while hiking the best trails around Vilcabamba. Local trails lead to swim holes along the river; to local beauty spots; or into the heart of the mountains and to the edge of the cloud forest. Our color bird guide has photos of the most common species around the cabins. We can help organize visits to our cloud forest reserve, Las Palmas, & the Podocarpus National Park. Birds of Las Palmas, funded by the Nature Conservancies parks in peril program, documents over 180 bird species recorded on the reserve. You can book our cabins through trip advisor Vacation Rentals ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabanas Rio Yambala

Address: Yamburara Alto, Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Loja Province > Vilcabamba
Number of rooms: 6
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“Any room in Cabanas Rio Yambala is a marvel-grab it if it's available!”
 of 5 bubbles Familytraveler123xyz, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“For long stay.I recommend the Hummingbird suite”
 of 5 bubbles francineb893, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms have river views with privacy due to the tropical fauna.”
 of 5 bubbles 419janaa, Feb 28, 2016 | Read review
“Eagle's Lair comprises three private dwellings connected by outdoor walkways.”
 of 5 bubbles W6250LJchrisk, Mar 17, 2015 | Read review
“Ask specifics about basics.”
 of 5 bubbles 13petes, May 24, 2014 | Read review
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