3 bedroom with private bath, Great Livingroom & Den with cozy fireplace...
- english, french, spanish
About Janine Ugalde
Hacienda San Juan de La Vega has been in my husband David´s family for about 20 years... We love our ranch dearly and in the last year or so we have really put a lot of love and joy into renovating our property. We finished renovating Casa Ana in May 2012 and then started renovating Casa Barbarita in Jan. of 2013... That villa took along time but was finally finished in 2014. We've loved our rental experience, having many lovely families & couples visit for long month stays or just a quick long weekend / week visits. I've loved living in Ecuador for the last 8 years... When I lived in Northern VA, I was a pre-school teacher / Director of a wonderful little preschool that I opened with my mother. Clifton Children's Academy. I grew up in the McLean VA area most of my life... however now I find myself completely in love, living in Quito Ecuador. I love Ecuador and definitely recommend a visit! We are trying to create a new kind of Vacation experience on our Ranch... We hope you enjoy it!
Janine Ugalde purchased this Villa in 1997
Why Janine Ugalde chose San Pablo del Lago
We are near Otavalo in a small community called San Pablo del Lago (about 10min away). Our hacienda San Juan de La Vega was a passion and a dream for David's father... He loved the land and always wanted to create a sustainable life style on the ranch... We have tried to follow his dream as we continually implement new projects that are permaculture related. We are constantly learning and find that life on the ranch is extraordinary enriching for us as a couple as well as for our visitors... For us it is important that you and your family share valuable life lasting memories... In a way it is like going back to a more simple life style... Getting back to the basics... Visiting grandmas farm... making home made biscuits and more... You create the memories we provide the possibilities... Enjoy!
What makes this Villa unique
We fell in love with our ranch because it is truly a unique place... The beauty of the landscape is picturesque... just imagine the sun setting as you are riding your horse along the pastureland at the end of a beautiful green valley. The wind just slightly rustling... Your children playing with the farm animals... milking the cows and making your own butter for home made pancakes! :o) Since I am a teacher at heart, I love to create memories with our nieces and nephews...Really you can feel free to come up with your own fun ideas as well as use some of mine! The point is for you to enjoy and reconnect with nature... it is fabulous! We hope you feel the same way about our ranch... I guess you can tell that we really love our ranch and look forward to sharing it with you! We look forward to your visit!
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
non smoking only
pets not allowed
Have fun milling a cow, making cheese & S'mores
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
séjour inoubliable, le site est magnifique, la maison équipée de façon parfaite et le personnel aussi compétent que sympathique. ne pas hésiter surtout avec des enfants!!
Absolutely a exquisite experience
My wife and I recently traveled for the first time to Ecuador, staying in the historic district of Quito for two nights. We then rented a car and drove to Hacienda San Juan de La Vega. We were completely unprepared for the gorgeous scenery viewed from the equally unexpected high quality road. Upon arrival, we were immediately greeted by the staff of Hacienda San Juan de La Vega who became dear to our hearts in a very short time. One of the advantages of this property is that one can either choose to be totally independent, or choose to have the staff prepare the meals. The house in which we stayed was well equipped not to mention being a stunning timber and frame dwelling. Now the really good part. The setting is up a long valley nestled between two mountains with waterfalls at the end, absolutely a gorgeous setting. Approaching New Zealand kind of scenery. We took long walks on the 100 acres and on the dirt roads on either side of the valley. Also did horse back riding accompanied by a very competent Miguel. The staff also provided room service, lit the fire in the fireplace night and morning and was always attentive. Special thanks to Gissela who went out of the way to make sure our stay was pleasurable. Overall a very positive experience.
My husband and I stayed 5 nights at Hacienda San Juan de La Vega. A wonderful experience! Staff and owners are so helpful and friendly. Scenery is spectacular. Surrounding communities are rich in culture. The house was very clean and well furnished. The property is gorgeous with a variety of flowers in constant bloom. Enriching activities, such as cheese making are some of the amenities of this property.
Do yourself a favor; acquire experiences. This is the place.
We had wonderful time at San Juan de la Vega with our friends. The staff is very kind and helpful. The place is a paradise!
Pefect Andean Escape
Amazing views. Great houses. Friendly and helfull staff. They don't nickel and dime you for anything. Highly recommended.
Amazing Experience with Exceptional Service
Everything about San Juan de la Vega was truly beyond our expectations! The staff made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Our daughter (8) asked to be woken up early several mornings to help Mauricio with the horses, and our son (6) loved helping with the chickens and cows. We made s'mores, rode horses, went on hikes, and just generally enjoyed the stunning setting. We also had Spanish lessons every weekday morning, arranged with an excellent teacher in Otavalo who came to the farm. This is a perfect place for immersing yourself in the Ecuadorian countryside. The house (Casa Ana) was extremely comfortable and spacious, and the huge fireplaces were a treat (along with the cloud-like beds)!
YOUR LOCAL DRIVER SUGGESTS:
·All packages include a stop at a grocery store if you wish.
·Package 1 ·Lago San Pablo
·Cabañas del lago
·Package 2 ·Parque condor
·Cascada de peguch
·Package 3 ·Cotacahi
·Quiroga (pueblo atresania en madera)
·Package 4 ·Atuntaqui
·Sanantonio de ibara
·Supermaxi de ibara
·Package 5 ·Agua santa cachimbiero (pisinas termales, bara terapia, tarabita (teleferico), zip wire (canopy)
·Package 6 ·Yawarcocha lake
·Vaye del chota (oaisis pisina)
·Package 7 ·Via el charchi El Angel,
·La Virgen de la paz (gruta con estalagmitas) cueva
·Reserva de fociles de dinasaurios ??
·Package 8 ·Mojanda
·Pesca y senderos (30min walk)
·Showroom artesania en Totora
·Package 9 ·Feria de animales
·Cayambe viernes (1/2 day)
·Otavalo sabado (1/2 day)
Note ·for otavalo you can add the rest of the day for the indigenous market
·Package 10 ·Caminata Imbabura
·Package 11 ·Cochas
·Cayambe (biscochos con dulce de leche y queso de hoja)
·Casa de Fernado (Hidroponic Strawberries)
paquete 12 ·Mitad del mundo (The real one)
·Pesca de trucha