Our birding group ended up here after a disaster at Pachijal. We truly wished we'd been here the whole time! The walk to the lodge thru gardens was a sign this place was well cared for. The staff met our bus and carried our bags down to the lodge in wheel barrows. The lodge overlooked a wonderful forest valley and you felt like you were away from EVERYTHING except the sounds of nature. The rooms were simple but comfortable. I would have liked a bit more light, but managed. The food was excellent, and the owner did everything he could to make our stay comfortable. Wish we'd had more time to spend here and check out the area. I would definitely return to this place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve has 2 Eco-Lodges on prime birding & hiking property, located on 260 acres in the Upper Tropical Rainforest. This private reserve offers spectacular scenery, pristine trails, running rivers, 11 waterfalls, over 450 species of tropical birds, mammals, hundreds of butterflies, numerous wild orchids, a wide array of tropical flora and fauna, and swimming at the waterfalls. GRAND OPENING - San Jorge NEW Forest Eco-Lodge with 12 Deluxe spacious rustic bungalow Suites with Views & Private Balcony with 2 queen beds & private bath. See birds from your room - picturesque large windows! Spacious open air restaurant & bar with views; reading room, lounge, 90' high bird observation Tower over canopy, hummingbird & toucan feeders. San Jorge Cliff Eco-Lodge (Scientific Research Center) with 8 double rooms with 2 twin beds & private bath, observatory deck, and active hummingbird feeders. Dine at our open air restaurants with delicious cuisine and beautiful rainforest ambiance, offering superb photography options. Both Lodges offer the ideal retreat for birdwatchers, photographers, and nature lovers alike. Guided Birdwatching, Hiking, and Natural History Tours can be reserved in advance, including transportation from downtown Quito. ... more less