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El Molino de la Hacienda Zuleta

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The entrance to El Molino de la Hacienda Zuleta
Eastern view , wooden deck on the right side , main room window on the left
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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum
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The El Molino is a country home build in a reconstructed old 18th century water mill, which was used until the 1960´s to grind barley, wheat and other grains from the surrounding farms and communities. In the 1980´s my grandparents remodeled the house to host friends and , specially, newlyweds! This property is part of Hacienda Zuleta , the Plaza family state ( it is a working farm that has been open to a very few special guests since 1998. Hacienda Zuleta is located at the heart of the inter andean valleys of the Andes Mountain range of Ecuador. At only 1 hour and 45 minutes from the Quito International airport, and 35 minutes from the most visited markets in Ecuador, Otavalo and Cotacachi. And 30 minutes from Ibarra, the capital of the northern province of Imbabura. El Molino is surrou...The El Molino is a country home build in a reconstructed old 18th century water mill, which was used until the 1960´s to grind barley, wheat and other grains from the surrounding farms and communities. In the 1980´s my grandparents remodeled the house to host friends and , specially, newlyweds! This property is part of Hacienda Zuleta , the Plaza family state ( it is a working farm that has been open to a very few special guests since 1998. Hacienda Zuleta is located at the heart of the inter andean valleys of the Andes Mountain range of Ecuador. At only 1 hour and 45 minutes from the Quito International airport, and 35 minutes from the most visited markets in Ecuador, Otavalo and Cotacachi. And 30 minutes from Ibarra, the capital of the northern province of Imbabura. El Molino is surrounded by cultivated land , cows pastures and it's inside the Protected Zuleta Forest Reserve. Inside a beautiful and mysterious canyon, with water springs flowing from the mountains, native vegetation and fauna that will captivate you. Two beautiful and peaceful indian communities are our neighbors and many work for our family for generations. An impressive 11th century archaeological site, and a Condor Rehabilitation and Interpretation Center which you can visit and be mesmerized by the majestic and extremely endangered, andean condor , when he flies above your head. Location: We are located in the Northern Province of Imbabura, in the Community of Zuleta , at the foot of the eastern Andean mountain range. The mill is at 2770 meters ( 9000 feet) above sea level, with a Spring like weather almost all the year. El Molino´s property is about 120 hectares (290 acres) of agricultural land, pastures for grazing cows and native forests. An ideal place for hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, picnics , camping, cultural immersion , or just to take slowly and relax , absorbing all the good energy that surrounds it. The House: We have conserve the original structure of mill, as well as the stone grinding mechanism, which are part of the master bedroom. The house has two bedrooms , with their own bathrooms , a beautiful living room with a very efficient Masonry Heater that will keep your warm and cozy. The dining room is incorporated to the kitchen , we love cooking, so we have put a lot of energy in our kitchen, we are sure you will enjoy cooking in it. We have added a BBQ and a Pizza Oven outside, this is a great meeting area for your friends and family. Huge windows give a great view of the Tahuando river waterfall and of the beautiful Santa Martha Canyon. The Mill´s grinding system is exposed and is part of the ambiance of the living room. The house is about 180 m2 (590 ft2) and it is surrounded by a private garden, with an area for tents and a fire pit and hammocks can be hung around the fire, great place to enjoy the beautiful andean skies! The house has two decks , the larger extends the living rooms space, and it´s an ideal breakfast area with the morning sun warming it directly. It also has a wood stove to enjoy a night cup and great discussion about life and friendship. Activities: The principal activity of the farm is milk production , every day we produce approximate 800 liters of milk a day, we also have an area where the community members milk their cows twice a day at 5 am and 4 pm, you can join forces and try your luck with hand milking ! We have 9 trails of different lengths and effort that take you throughout the farm protected areas, pastures and communities. You can also coordinate, with the farm lodge to visit the property's unique area , you can visit the Condor Rehabilitation Center, the Cheese Factory, garden go horseback riding and even have lunch or dinner in their majestic four century old dining room. Prior reservations are required, we will help you with this. The Zuleta community is known for their unique hand embroidery , where you can buy directly in the shops that line the main road. Every other weekend there is a farmers market where you can find natural products and crafts. We love guests coming to El Molino, and we love visitors that are eager to enjoy our little andean paradise, we will make everything in our power to help you make the most of your vacation. We are full of great ideas and information so your visit to this magical country is a success. The longer you stay the happier you will be!! Come to Ecuador , you will love it!! Carolina and FernandoMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is permitted outside the house. The Villa El Molino de Zuleta is inside the Hacienda Zuleta property, reservations are required to visit the Hacienda grounds and activities. Guests can enjoy meals , ride horses, visit the vegetable garden, cheese factory , Condor Rehabilitation Project and Spectacled Bear sanctuary , and other activities , all with prior reservation.
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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About the Owner
Fernando P
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This beautiful house built on an old mill is absolutely gorgeous. It is a cozy and very comfortable house with a kitchen equipped with everything you would need. The view of the cascade from the master bedroom is just a dream... we were a group...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank hildalanas
Reviewed February 23, 2018

It is a hidden away gem in the beautiful valley of Zuleta. It is quiet and a little far away from amenities. The house itself is built atop an old water powered mill, you can see touches of the mill and its history throughout the...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank albertoxa
Fernando P, VR Owner at El Molino de la Hacienda Zuleta, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2018

Thank you Alberto for your generous review! It was a pleasure having ALL your family at our home, I hope you will return again soon. Don't forget to recommend us to your friends, family already taken care of... haha! See you soon! Fernando and Carolina

Reviewed April 1, 2018
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Date of stay: March 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Car is recommended, but if not , we have very able drivers to help our guests discover the attractions, and help them do the shopping , etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Molino de la Hacienda Zuleta

  • El Molino de la Hacienda Zuleta is able to accommodate up to 9 guests. See all property details.

  • El Molino de la Hacienda Zuleta has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • El Molino de la Hacienda Zuleta has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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