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Eagles Lair - Eco-lodge & Retreat Vilcabamba

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 Cabañas Río Yambala - Vilcabamba Ecuador
 Cabañas Río Yambala - Vilcabamba Ecuador
 Cabañas Río Yambala - Vilcabamba Ecuador - upstairs sleeping loft

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
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Our rustic, but popular Eagle's Lair is a hand crafted wooden cabin with a tree house feel, perched on the mountain side overlooking the lush river valley. 4km's from the center of Vilcabamba this ecologically friendly cabin has a downstairs living area and kitchenette with a 4 burner stove, blender, water filter and basic pots and utensils; an upstairs sleeping loft; a balcony overlooking the lush mountain river valley; and a 24hr hot shower. It is a short uphill walk to the cabins. Please check our other cabins. Integrated into the midst of a typical rural Andean community we offer a unique cultural opportunity to enjoy the local color of traditional country life, while hiking the best trails around Vilcabamba; or just kick back, relax and go back in time, in a truly natural retreat. ...Our rustic, but popular Eagle's Lair is a hand crafted wooden cabin with a tree house feel, perched on the mountain side overlooking the lush river valley. 4km's from the center of Vilcabamba this ecologically friendly cabin has a downstairs living area and kitchenette with a 4 burner stove, blender, water filter and basic pots and utensils; an upstairs sleeping loft; a balcony overlooking the lush mountain river valley; and a 24hr hot shower. It is a short uphill walk to the cabins. Please check our other cabins. Integrated into the midst of a typical rural Andean community we offer a unique cultural opportunity to enjoy the local color of traditional country life, while hiking the best trails around Vilcabamba; or just kick back, relax and go back in time, in a truly natural retreat. Discover the best of Vilcabamba in this small corner of paradise, where the mountains hold a magical mystical quality with their arid ridges and lush ravines, dramatic skies and rich colours; filled with the sounds of nature and the rushing river. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1103024525001
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
- Please leave kitchen clean, including the fridge, stove & dishes :) - Organic waste can be thrown in the compost (we will show you where) & Inorganic rubbish can be left at our house - NO SMOKING of any kind inside the cabin or beds - Switch off unused lights. - A washing machine is available by arrangement - Water filters for drinking water are provided. The ceramic filter should be washed occasionally. - Please soak mop in water before using - Monthly renters should leave the cabin clean
Bedrooms
1 Full
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type

Meet the host
Sarah W
Hosting since June 2016
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe are always willing to help our guests with whatever you need. We, Sarah & Charlie, have been in the area a long time (28/38 years) and have lots of local knowledge. Anything you need just let us know, in person or by email. We can give you directions and maps for local hikes, organize horse treks into the mountains and help arrange mountain bike tours. Our color bird guide has photos of the most common species around the cabins. The Birds of Las Palmas booklet, funded by the Nature Conservancies parks in peril program, documents over 180 bird species recorded in the cloud forest of the Las Palmas reserve. Please ask if you would like a copy.

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Reviews (1)
Dick K
Dick K
Guayaquil, Ecuador36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
An eagles nest
If you want to visit the beautiful countryside of Vilcabamba "the eagles liar" is a place worth to visit. You need to be able to walk up and down the hills, because it is a challenging climb to reach the accommodation but it is worth. Especially from the balcony you have a nice view on the surrounding mountains. Births are flying around you and most of all the place is very quiet.You need te carry your food with you but if you want to stay somewhere whitout other people: go for it
Visited August 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written December 5, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Loja Airport
23 mi
Restaurants
United Falafel Organization UFO
2.2 mi

Los Jones Comida Casera
1.4 mi

El Mexicano
1.8 mi

Timothy's
2.2 mi
Attractions
La Casa Del Arco
1.8 miShooting Ranges

Parque de Vilcabamba
2 miParks

El Palto
1.3 miWaterfalls
About the neighborhood
While Vilcabamba is no longer the quaint little Andean village it once was, the countryside remains as unspoiled and stunning as ever. Nestled in the foothills of the Podocarpus National Park, Cabañas Rio Yambala is the ideal spot to enjoy Vilcabamba's picture-book valleys & clear mountain rivers. Local trails lead to swim holes along the river, to local beauty spots & waterfalls, or into the heart of the mountains, to the edge of the cloud forest and the Podocarpus National Park - Vilcabamba's best spot for hiking, horse trekking & birding!
Getting around
We are 4 km's from the center of Vilcabamba, in the upper reaches of the valley, reached by a dirt road. There are plenty of stores and restaurants in Vilcabamba but not much further out, so it is advisable to eat or get a few groceries before coming up if you are arriving late. It is a beautiful and culturally interesting 45 minute to 1 hour walk to Vilcabamba, or a 15 minute $3.50 taxi ride. We can call a taxi for you whenever you need one. As the instigators of eco-tourism in Vilcabamba we have a wealth of knowldege about hiking and horsetrecking in the area, birding, visiting the Podocarpus National Park and general activities in the area.
How to get there
- From Vilcabamba get a taxi to 'Charlie's cabañas Rio Yambala'. The Taxi will drop you at our bridge. Cross the bridge, turn right and follow the signs up to our house and the cabins. It is a short uphill walk. - If you call us just before leaving Vilcabamba we can come down and meet you at the bridge. It is quite easy to phone, there are 'Cabinas' (phone booths) opposite the taxi stand, just make the call then pay with cash. If you arrive after dark or want help bringing your luggage up then you should definitely call first. From AIRPORT/LOJA to CABINS We can send a taxi (at cost) to pick you up in Loja or at the Loja airport which is 45 mins from Loja (your taxi driver will call us to meet you at the bridge) To LOJA or VILCABAMBA If you need information on getting to Loja or Vilcabamba please let us know where you will be coming from. There are plenty of stores and restaurants in Vilcabamba but not much further out, so it is advisable to eat or get a few groceries before coming up if you are arriving late.
Activities nearby
Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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