El Monasterio de Cusin, an 18-guest room hotel, an unexpected, powerful architectural statement in the Sierra of Ecuador, at 8,500' (2,590m), 90 minutes north from Quito's airport and spectacular Spanish‐colonial quarter.

White buttressed walls, towers, parapets, cobblestone patios, terracotta roofs and acres of perennial gardens overlook the sometimes snowcapped, sacred Imbabura and Cotacachi mountains (15,000' ‐ 4,572m.). 20 minutes away is the bustle of Otavalo's famous markets. Huge stone fireplaces crackle in the breakfast room, dining room (refectory), bar & sala de Cotacachi, an antique-furnished living room.

GUEST ROOM RATES include breakfast & wi-fi access.

$90, Single or double. Family Suite, 4 guests, $180

Transfers to El Monasterio de Cusin

Facilities: complimentary wi-fi areas, stables, llamas, peacocks, a secret door, a cinéma, satellite television, games room, volleyball court, a conference room with four break‐out rooms.

Year‐round flowering gardens attract over 50 species of birds.

Valley and mountain walks and climbs, market and craft villages with excellent restaurants.

Activities: Please visit our SUGGESTED GUEST ITINERARY