Discounts for small groups/long stays, extra rooms available, Property for sale!
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About Thomas Ring
Business Consultant, Hotel Manager, Shaman, Mountain guide etc., etc.
Thomas Ring purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Thomas Ring chose San Pablo del Lago
San Pablo is an authentic village in a quiet rural setting, only 50 miles from the capital Quito and with endless activities within 1 hour driving around the house. The climate is perfect - Sunshine on 300 days of the year!
What makes this Villa unique
The area is perfect for outdoor activities, there are restaurants close by and the cultural experience offered is amazing.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautifully enchanting. A dream come true.
We would go back again and again. The property is serene. We renewed our vows of 20 years here. Thomas did an amazing job making sure all the vendors could have access with out disruption to us. There was plenty of space that accommodated our family 40+. The kitchen is the heart of the home had everything we needed. We originally thought our family would be here with us one day. But after seeing 4Volcanos Villa some spent the night and others returned the next day. Everyone was in love with this property. We are planning to return for another stay.
Fantastic experience at a magical property!
Wow, we feel so lucky we were able to stay at this incredible house for 3 months. Everything is beautiful, filled with light and an open airy feeling. The house is surrounded by views of the volcanoes from every room. The walls are made of white adobe and towering glass windows that made us feel like we were outdoors even when we were inside. There is a giant sculpted tree fireplace in the living room that helped to create a wonderful ambiance in the evenings. The kitchen is well equipped with high end gourmet cookware and appliances. The beds were comfortable, cozy and warm. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a park like setting, including a great labyrinth that you can stroll through and spend a lovely afternoon. There are even 2 cats and 3 ducks that will join you as you walk!
The owner/caretaker Thomas lives on the property in a separate house. He is always there if you need him for anything. He has extensive knowledge of Ecuador and great advice on everything to do in the surrounding areas. He has created a sanctuary of creativity and great energy at the house and is great to connect with and share stories. He is truly a gem!
The town San Pablo de Lago is a 5-minute walk from the house. It is a great little village - you can get all of your basic needs there - eggs, bread, produce, cafe, etc. The people were all friendly and warm and (especially if you speak a little Spanish) will make you feel so welcome.
Do yourself a favor and experience this incredible house!
Wonderful house, amazing views, hikes out the door
We had the most enjoyable week at 4 Volcanos in San Pablo del Lago. The house is beautiful with walls of glass providing spectacular views. Thomas is a wonderful host, he really enhanced our stay and helped suggest/organize some great outings. We adored spending time in the great room taking in the spectacular sunsets before lighting a fire in the “tree” fireplace. We even managed to use the fire pit BBQ one night while star gazing. We’d never traveled to that part of Ecuador before and were so impressed with the all there was to do from visiting a crater lake, the otovalo artisanal market, snow capped volcanoes, lake activities in San Pablo, the list is endless and it’s all available so close to Quito. We hope to spend a lot more time in the area and look forward to visiting Thomas and his kids again!
Thank you so much, welcome back any time!
Breathtaking views, Gorgeous home, Wonderful host!
Imagine waking up everyday, looking out of huge windows, where from every vantage point in the house, you see volcanoes, mountains and lush gardens.
The house - absolutely beautiful and with such a rich history; The host Thomas - so very kind, accommodating and knowledgeable about the area, the people and things to do; The weather - perfect! Even with brief showers our first week, the temperature was always mid 60s during the day, nice and cool mid 40s at night. The people - friendly and pleasant, just make sure to have your basic Spanish phrases ready since very few if any people in the town speak English. We requested a chef for 3 meals a day and chef Klever is amazing and talented giving us delicious food every single day. The star gazing at night - breathtaking.
I researched SEVERAL vacation homes in Ecuador but none of them compared to the 4 Volcanoes - nothing! I highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to experience a place that I can truly call "home." You'll love it!!
What can we say....
What an amazing place!!! The weather is perfect, the views breathtaking. Our one month stay gave us the opportunity to insert ourselves into small village life where we were welcomed like neighbors. For one month this house truly became our home. Thomas made us feel so comfortable - he and his sons even shared the Super Bowl with 2 Eagles fans far from home! We honestly cannot say enough about our stay at 4 Volcanoes - the fully equipped kitchen was a real plus. It's an easy walk to town for fresh vegetable, staples, and really fresh chicken, eggs, and delicious bread. San Pablo del Lago is small but there are also several options if you want to go out for a meal or a late afternoon glass of wine to watch the sunset. Don't miss the papas fritas in the square at night. We didn't rent a car - we used the modern, comfortable, local bus (senior fare of 35 cents each to Otavalo) or very reasonably priced taxis ($5 or $6 to Otavalo or about $12 to Cotacachi) to get where we needed to go. The bus runs almost every 10 minutes and stops right outside the gate. You can hail a taxi or walk 7 minutes to the town square. For our trip to and from Quito, Thomas arranged for transportation. Safety was never a concern. We only speak a little Spanish but language never seemed to be a barrier to getting around or ordering a meal. We are home less than a day but already miss 4 Volcanoes.
There is something mystical about the villa and location. The earthen walls nestle your sleep, which was fantastic. The residential animals, (cats, dogs and geese) are the right combination of friendly but leave you at peace.
The volcanos play hide and seek with the clouds, revealing themselves episodically with grandeur.
There are many many things to see and do in the area. With Thomas' expert knowledge of the area and fine drivers to recommend, we saw so much more than if we had tried to trek on our own.
Definitely worth the trek. Beautiful country and beautiful people.
We named the house 4 Volcanoes Villa, due to its unique setting. Located at 9,000ft in the northern Andes of Ecuador and within a 5 minute walk from the main plaza of the rural village of San Pablo del Lago, we are surrounded by 4 majestic peaks of (extinct) volcanoes: Imbabura, Cusin, snow-capped Cotacachi and the Mojanda rim.
It is just a 1,5 hour drive from Quito international airport, and yet another world. Indigenous walk their cows and sheep to the grazing field every morning. The land is worked the old fashioned way and fresh mountain air clears your senses.
We have renowned hotels with an excellent restaurant offer within a 10 minute drive and some of Ecuador´s major tourist attractions such as famous Otavalo market or Cuicocha crater lagoon are just 30 minutes away.