Location! Location! Location! says it all. The view of Quito from the wooded hills of San Jorge Ecolodge is especially beautiful at night, and this 19th Century hacienda has been lovingly restored by the Cruz family. Typical Ecuadorian food is served in the onsite restaurant, and breakfast can be ready as early as 5 AM for those who want to get an early start on birding the old road to Mindo. Several kinds of montaine hummingbirds come to sugar-water feeders at the hacienda (my favorite was the sparkling violet-ear). I recommend you plan your birding trip to allow you to stay at at least two (and better, at all three) ecolodges (Quito, Tandayapa, and Milpe), for each is architecturally different and each has its unique suite of birds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito (High Barren Plains/Highland Rainforest) 18th Century Spanish Hacienda located in the Pichincha Foothills offering airport transfers 24/7 or pick up from downtown Quito. Comfortable Andes hacienda rooms with private bath/hot shower, decorated in typical decor; game room, lounge, restaurant, bar and small museum. Free Wi-Fi offered in upper level rooms. We are the only private nature reserve near the city of Quito, situated on a 230 acre reserve, offering nature and complete relaxation, yet 25 minutes away. Explore our beautiful gardens, birdwatching & hiking trails, hummingbird feeders, delicious cuisine and views of 11 mountains & volcanos in the distance overlooking Quito. Pre-reserved guided tours are available for birdwatching, hiking & natural history, medicinal plants, cultural tours & add on extension cruises to The Galapagos Islands or Amazon Jungle. We also own San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Lodge & Sanctuary (Cloud Forest) & two Lodges at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve - San Jorge Cliff Lodge & NEW San Jorge Forest Lodge (Upper Tropical Rainforest) listed #1 in Trip Advisor. All private reserves & lodges are within 2 hours radius of Quito. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve Hotel Quito
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge And Botanical Reserve