Welcome to Casa Ana at Hacienda San Juan de La Vega… Visit our peaceful, private & charming ranch that offers all of the comforts of a beautiful B&B in your own villa. Just ask, we are here to meet your needs and make you happy during your stay in one of our 4 villas.
Visiting our ranch is about truly having an incredible new experience away from the big city yet close to all of the fantastic tourist activities in the Imbabura province, home of the famous Otavalo market & Cotacachi!
You are invited to come stay at Casa Ana one of our charming villas located on our ranch, “ Hacienda San Juan de La Vega” in San Pablo del Lago in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador. This majestic hacienda (40+ hectares = 100 acres) is located at the end of a long Andean valley with a stream flowing through its green pastures. Along the stream you will find pools that are perfect for taking a little dip if you dare…the water is a bit chilly; however, extremely invigorating! Our nieces and nephews love this outdoor pastime. We also have horses on our property for those of you who enjoy horseback riding! If you really want to go back intime we invite you to take a horse drawn hayride... it is just a lot of fun!
A perfect retreat from wherever you find yourself at this moment… into a serene nature filled environment. A complete RETURN to NATURE, If you choose you can leave your cell phones, internet, emails & stress behind… its up to you! We do have wireless internet if you choose to use it.
On our property we have an organic vegetable garden. You are welcome to harvest from our garden for your meals. If you are a garden lover you are also welcome to work in our garden, which is my personal favorite pastime. Learn about permaculture farming methods that take being organic to a completely new level! We are in the process of implementing this philosophy of farming on our ranch. You are also welcome to gather eggs from our free-range chicken coop & enjoy fresh scrambled eggs for breakfast!
Some of our guest have enjoyed going to the local animal market / fair, where they purchase their own egg laying hens, baby chicks, bunny rabbits, guinea pigs & more... We have plenty of space on our ranch to make this possible, so just have fun bring your own farm animals back to our ranch. Your children will have a blast! P.S. The animals at the Animal Fair are very inexpensive... It´s just fun for your children! As an adult I love the experience myself.
For those of you who enjoy hiking, just step outside, there are amazing views and waterfalls to be discovered in the surrounding mountainside. Please see our facebook page for more pictures.
A little slice of heaven! Come discover it for yourself, you will not want to leave. We are surrounded by majestic volcanic peaks (all extinct), spectacular views, and fun tourist activities/adventures. This is a perfect retreat for a group of friends looking to get away for a long weekend or a family adventure looking for great memories. We have also had more than one family visit at a time, which we highly recommended. You can share one home (Casa Ana) or rent our other home (Casa Monica) located on the same ranch. You can find it advertised on Homeaway # 956566. Our hope is that you will take with you fond memories that will last a lifetime. Priceless!
If you would like to read some reviews about our property just email us and we will send you a link.
This Ecuadorian adventure is perfect for those of you who are interested in discovering Otavalo (the largest pre-Incan market in South America), Cotacachi(known for its incredible handmade leather goods), Cuicocha (a beautiful lake in the crater of an old volcano), el Cayambe & el Imbabura (volcanic peeks with picturesque views and great hiking). These are five of the most sought after tourist attractions in the Ecuadorian Andes. Our hacienda, “San Juan de La Vega,” is located within a 20 to 30 minute drive from these tourist hotspots. San Pablo del Lago is a local weekend getaway spot for Ecuadorians interested in aquatic sports and local cuisine.
This ranch contains 4 villas, this villa, the Casa Ana is available for those of you who are currently living in Ecuador and would like to take some time to discover this area, as well as those of you who are considering moving to Ecuador and want a home-base and not a hotel as you discover the surrounding region. If you are simply looking for a great VACATION you will definitely enjoy your stay with us!!! Our Hacienda makes a fantastic DESTINATION VACATION! Riding horses, learning Spanish, hiking, gardening, milking cows, making home made cheese & more...
If you are interested in learning Spanish... we can recommend a fantastic teacher. She is great with adults as well as with children... At our ranch, San Juan de La Vega, you will be well taken care of by our friendly & caring staff. Refer to our rates/packages to see what can be included. We are happy to accommodate your needs. Your home has a great kitchen especially if you love to cook! You can prepare your own meals or we can arrange for our housekeeper/cook to be available.
Feel free to contact us via email or phone... we look forward to making your stay all that you would love it to be! If you have not heard back from us within 24 hours please email us. Our ranch is truly a wonderful place to stay, the fresh mountain air and a dip in our river pool will leave you feeling invigorated!
I am originally from the Northern Virginia/D.C. area and have been living in Ecuador for the last 10 years. I must say if I could I would spend all of my time on our ranch; however I live in Quito with my husband, which is also a wonderful place! We generally get down to the ranch most weekends and stay in one of our other homes on the property so we are available if you need us. We both love to cook so maybe we can share a meal together! If you wish...
We hope you will enjoy OUR REALITY… and you are welcome to stay! Enjoy and have a wonderful time during your visit with us.
·Housekeeping every morning
·We have what we call our Honesty Pantry for you to shop at for some basic supplies. We do this to help get you started for your stay with us. The pantry is stocked with some locally available food. We always recommend that you stop by one of the larger supermarkets in Quito before arriving. If you are being picked up by one of our drivers they will be more than happy to take you to one of the best grocery stores available in Quito.
IMPORTANT NOTE to all travelers: Ecuador is a third world country and you may not find all of your regular cooking needs i.e.: spices, packaged foods etc... If there is something you just can't live with out please bring it with you.
ADDED SERVICE RATES:
·Full day Housekeeping / Cook (You provide the food) or if you wish, you can order a family style meal which is quite delicious.
·We have what we call our Honesty Pantry, which is stocked with local supplies and available for you to shop at.
A deposit is required to confirm your reservation (This is a non-refundable fee).Payment in full is required 15 days prior to arrival. Cancellations within less than 72 hours prior to arrival cannot be refunded.
Payments via Paypal are welcome.