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Situated within a wide scenic valley just south of the snow-capped Imbabura mountain lies Hacienda Cusin, a restored 17th century estate.
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The hacienda's old-world charm is illustrated by its winding cobblestone pathways that lead to fountain courtyards, and the sheep and llamas that graze under its avocado trees.
The rooms are furnished with colonial antique handicrafts and possess extensive garden views, while the garden cottages echo the white walls and terra-cotta tile roof of the main building.
Miles of winding trails surround the hacienda and there are horses available to rent, so that guests can explore deep into the hills and fields.
Why we love it
The Hacienda is named after a local warrior who fought bravely against the Incas.