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Resort For Sale in Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador

Off-Grid Solar Cloud Forest Resort/Retreat In Mindo, Ecuador

Asking Price: $600,000 USD  (Negotiable)

Located in the Cloud Forest of Ecuador, at a 1 1/2 hour drive northwest of Quito, lies Hostería La Lomita, on the outskirts of a small yet popular touristic town, called Mindo. Hostería La Lomita is an off-grid hacienda/resort that expertly combines rustic & luxurious, for a breathtaking, cloud forest experience. Our business includes Airbnb and hosting yoga retreats.

Characterized by sustainable installations, solar powered energy & mountain spring water, we live harmoniously with nature, and now you can, too. Hostería La Lomita offers 2 custom built houses made of eucalyptus, a separate wooden house for the caretaker, 3 cordwood cabins (recycled tree trunks & glass bottles), a semi-cordwood restaurant also built of eucalyptus, a natural, spring-fed pool & Finnish sauna, a gazebo (otherwise known as the hummingbird hangout) full of hammocks & forested mountain views, a beautiful, wooden yoga studio that is absolutely breathtaking, a sports field for soccer or badminton, bonfire area, and greenhouse. We also have a lot of fruit & banana trees, a greenhouse and landscaping spread throughout the property.

We're called La Lomita because we're located on the skirt of a mountain. Views are spectacular from all over, and the pool/sauna area is accessed by a bridge and surrounded by forest. It truly is gorgeous.

Located just 1.5 miles or 2.4 km from the town of Mindo, we're a leisurely 30 minute walk or 5-7 minute car drive from town. We're just far enough that you can experience Nature in the Cloud Forest and get away from it all, yet close enough that if you want to access shopping or any of the the town's activities, you can easily do so.

Mindo is a town of about 5,000, whose main industry is tourism. The town is quaint with a lot of charm and forward thinking. You will easily find peers with whom to associate, as this area is for nature lovers.

Hostería La Lomita is ideally located in that we're on the side of Mindo that is close (within walking distance) to most all tourist activities. We're a 10 minute walk to the Butterfly Farm, a 10 minute walk to the beginning of tubing (on the Mindo River), and a 5 minute walk to the Chairlift. The Chairlift takes you across two valleys (an approximate 18 minute ride), to the Tarabita (a local, rustic gondola which leads you to lots of forest trails, natural pools & waterfalls), and the chairlift also leaves you at a 20 minute walk to the 2 local Ziplines.

For perspective, and from a tourist's point of view, you can easily access two valleys away, all from a 5 minute walk from our property. Walking distance to the ziplines is about 1/2 hour from the property and 45 minutes to the tarabita.

Some of the other activities in and around Mindo include:

  • hiking
  • biking
  • zip lining
  • birding
  • night walking
  • mountain climbing
  • river tubing (3 different rivers)
  • horseback riding
  • coffee tour
  • chocolate making tour
  • frog concert
  • open air gondola (tarabita)
  • chair lift (spectacular views)
  • butterfly garden
  • orchid garden
  • nighttime bike tour
  • tarzan swing
On July 25th, 2018, Chocó Andino de Pichincha, where Mindo is located, was declared a new Unesco Biosphere Reserve. This covers an altitudinal range of 360 to 4,480 meters, encompassing a region considered to be one of the most biodiverse hotspots in the world. With a biosphere representing over 270 species of mammals and greater than 450 species of birds (in the Mindo region alone), the Cloud Forest boasts a diverse flora & fauna, unlike anything most have ever seen. At Hostería La Lomita, between ourselves & guests, we've counted around 150 species of birds, throughout the year, on our property alone. Even if you're not an avid birder, most guests partake in it, at least once during their stay.

Mindo is located at an altitudinal range of about 3,500 feet (1,066 meters) and does not have any mosquito born diseases such as malaria, dengue or chikungunkya, due to its altitude. The weather year round is a temperate, eternal spring, with highs in the 80's and lows in the 50's (at night). The dry season lasts about June-December, and the rainy season about January-June. This of course, can vary, but generally speaking, mornings are clear and sunny both seasons, and afternoons will cloud over and cool off in the dry season, and cloud over and rain in the rainy season.

The sale of this resort comes with the business included and completely furnished. You can visit our website to see our Yoga Retreats, and these 2 Airbnb listings to see all of our 5 star reviews. I'm a super host on Airbnb and have never received less than a 5 star review. Both of our listings are two of the most booked listings on Airbnb for the Mindo area:


We personally have chosen to reserve our cordwood/recycled cabins for retreats only, but depending on your vision, you could easily rent out all 3 cabins and both houses for a bustling & very prosperous ecological resort.

This property is more stunning than words, photos or video can describe. The construction and setting are one of a kind and make you never want to leave. Regrettably, for family reasons, we need to return back home, and so are selling this much loved and cherished property.

About This Property

Cerro Alto, Lote B, Sector Los Arrayanes
Pichincha 170167
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2 Hectares
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Features - Amenities

  • Mountain View
  • Terrace
  • Furnished
  • Appliances
  • Pet Friendly
  • Maid's Quarters
  • Maid's Bathroom
  • Laundry Room
  • Studio Room
  • Pool
  • -Yoga Studio
  • -Gazebo
  • -Natural , Spring-Fed Pool (spring Sourced On Property)
  • -Finnish Sauna
  • -Greenhouse
  • -3 Houses
  • -3 Cabins
  • -1 Restaurant
  • -Off-Grid With Solar Energy For All Houses, Restaurant & Sauna
  • -Water For Resort Sourced From Local Waterfall
  • -Sports Field
  • -Internet
  • -5 Star Lodging/Retreat Business Included (Airbnb & Retreat Business)
  • -Lots Of Fruit Trees

Pictures  (click to view a larger image)

Living room with mountain views inside larger country house...
Fully equipped kitchen in larger country house, with separate island for stove/oven and refrigerator powered by solar panels. Kitchen is open to dining area...
Dining area in larger country house, with gorgeous Samango wooden table & spectacular views. Dining area is open to kitchen and living area. Dual paned fireplace (fireplace is dual paned and also opens to TV room on other side)...
One of 4 bedrooms in larger country house...
2 of 4 bedrooms in larger country house...
One of 3 bathrooms in larger country house, with soaking tub...
2 of 3 bathrooms in larger country house, with shower & skylight...
View of larger country house...
View of cottage, smaller country house...
Living area of cottage (smaller country house)...
View of kitchen area inside cottage (smaller country house)...
View of dining area & living area in cottage (smaller country house)...
One of 2 bedrooms in cottage (smaller country house)...
Bathroom in cottage (smaller country house)...
Living area of one of 3 cordwood (recycled tree trunks & glass bottle) cabins...
Bedroom of one of 3 cordwood (recycled tree trunks & glass bottle) cabins...
Bathroom with shower and bathtub in one of 3 cordwood (recycled tree trunks & glass bottle) cabins...
View out of one of 3 cordwood (recycled tree trunks & glass bottle) cabins, to patio area with hammock...
Exterior of one of the 3 cordwood (recycled tree trunks & glass bottle) cabins. Cabins are surrounded by a handmade mosaic design, representing the flora & fauna around Mindo...
The gazebo, filled with hammocks, a table, and lots of forest & mountain views. Guests dub this place the "hummingbird hangout", since it's usually brimming with hummingbirds...
Interior of bridge which leads to natural pool and sauna...
Natural, spring fed pool. This pool is gravity fed by a spring located on the property. The water freely runs into and out of the pool, and back onto the property. The sauna is located next to the pool. They are both surrounded by forest...
An image of the natural pool with the Finnish sauna in the background. The sauna is lit by a wood fired stove and is the perfect compliment to the freshwater pool...
A yoga retreat in the yoga studio/shala...
A front view from the interior of the yoga studio/shala...
Interior of restaurant during a yoga retreat...
Interior of restaurant...
Exterior of restaurant...
Aerial view of Hostería La Lomita...
Entrance to Hostería La Lomita...

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Fernando Salmerón
Phone:   593-989-473-641
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