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Above the Clouds Guest House and Coffee Farm

Private room in farm stay hosted by Cheryl
10 guests5 bedrooms5 beds4.5 shared bathrooms
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Above the Clouds Guest House is just 2 hours northwest of the capital city of Quito. It is part of the Choco Andino Biosphere Reserve where one kilometer squared of this cloud forest contains more biodiversity than the USA and Canada combined.

The space
Above the Clouds Guest House is a five bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house with full kitchen, dining room, living room, terrace and two porches that is situated at the end of dirt road near a small Ecuadorian community. The property consists of 24 acres of lush subtropical vegetation and it is a working coffee farm. There are 360 degree views of the coffee plantation, valleys, and snow-capped mountains.

Guest access
You have access to your private room and the rest of the house is shared with other guests. (The owner has a separate house up the road.)

Other things to note
The price is per room. Please inquire for group prices or packages that include activities.
Above the Clouds Guest House is just 2 hours northwest of the capital city of Quito. It is part of the Choco Andino Biosphere Reserve where one kilometer squared of this cloud forest contains more biodiversity than the USA and Canada combined.

The space
Above the Clouds Guest House is a five bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house with full kitchen, dining room, living room, terrace and two porches that is…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Hangers
Essentials
Private living room
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Gualea, Pichincha, Ecuador

Above the Clouds Guest House and Coffee Farm is a little slice of heaven. It is quiet, peaceful, and surrounded by beauty at every turn. Staying here, you will also be able to immerse yourself in the local culture. Just 2.5 miles from the little community of Santa Elena, you can help to milk a cow, eat freshly laid eggs, help herd cattle, pick coffee or sit in a hammock and drink coffee grown on the property. Cook for yourself or have us do the cooking. Stay for a couple of days or a week. Bring friends and family!



You can do some of the following activities while on the farm:

Cock of the Rock: Just a 15-minute walk, you will be surrounded but the famous Andean Cock the rock. $10 per person.

Mindo Day trip: $50 per person which includes a chocolate tour, butterflies, and zip-line.

Mashpi Day Tour: Full day tour this special area where you will first see farmers harvesting hearts of palm and carrying them back to the farm on horses with special saddles. Picnic next to a beautiful green river. Tour a cocoa farm and try their delicious chocolate bars. Pass through secluded areas that are way off the beaten path. $75 per person.

Tulipe Museum: Visit this pre-Incan sacred swimming pools site, just 15 minutes from the farm. $15 per person

Pacto Waterfall: Visit this amazing waterfall a half-hour walk through the woods. If you dare to venture on, you can climb the waterfall and wade through the river to see the ancient petroglyphs carved into the river rocks. Did I mention you will be the only one there? $50 per person.

A 30-minute hike down to a secluded waterfall will be worth the trip. Your own private swimming area in the middle of the cloud forest. FREE!

Meals: Breakfast is included in your stay. $10 per meal if served at the house. you can cook your own meals or there are local restaurants 15 minutes from the house.

Coffee Tour: Tour Above the Clouds Coffee plantation to learn about how coffee is grown. FREE!

Hammock! Rest, relax, read, enjoy the views. FREE!

Shaman Ceremony: A local Shaman will bring his family for a special ceremony of music and a cleansing of your energy. (This activity is $100 extra per person with a minimum of 5 people)
Above the Clouds Guest House and Coffee Farm is a little slice of heaven. It is quiet, peaceful, and surrounded by beauty at every turn. Staying here, you will also be able to immerse yourself in the local cu…

Hosted by Cheryl

Joined in July 2014
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Hi! I am Cheryl. I first came to Ecuador in 1997 volunteering as a Physical Therapist. I fell in love with this amazing country and purchased a farm 16 years ago. My dream has always been to share this beautiful place with others. After four years of construction, Above the Clouds Guest House and Coffee Farm is ready for you!
Hi! I am Cheryl. I first came to Ecuador in 1997 volunteering as a Physical Therapist. I fell in love with this amazing country and purchased a farm 16 years ago. My dream has alwa…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 12:00 - 14:00
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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