Built on the site of a 15th-century Inca fortress, Hacienda San Agustin de Callo is a legendary estate bursting with history, charm, and beauty. Experience idyllic country life in Ecuador's Andean highlands, enjoying the scene in the shadow of Cotopaxi Volcano.

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The 11 accommodations at Hacienda San Agustin de Callo are divided among three separate buildings, each designed in the style of a family home and all overlooking the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano. Decors match the traditional style, with ceilings of exposed beams crowning walls of hand-painted murals, different in each suite. Callo Lodge features a private kitchen and spacious living room with a cozy fireplace, making for an ideal retreat for guests seeking privacy. Families or couples traveling together should consider Cotopaxi House, which hosts two suites complete with separate drawing rooms and inviting Jacuzzi hot tubs.

Sample authentic Ecuadorian cuisine and high Andean dishes in Hacienda San Agustin de Callo’s spacious dining rooms. Try traditional llapingachos, quinoa croquets, tamales, and rich soups like the cheese and potato locro, a local favorite. Relax in the drawing room with a view out over the Andes, or take in the beauty of the property while taking a stroll through the gardens and cobblestone courtyard. Being near the Cotopaxi National Park offers guests a wide variety of tours and activities. Hike or bike down the side of the volcano and enjoy an afternoon picnic accompanied by stunning views, or embark with guides to nearby artists’ markets for unique handicraft shopping and cultural experiences.

History can be glimpsed on the grounds of Hacienda San Agustin de Callo as well. Since the 15th century it has served as an Inca fortress, an Augustinian convent, and a temporary home for the French Geodesic mission. Two meticulously-carved volcanic stone walls of the dining room and chapel have survived from the 17th century and are seen now as living pieces of history. The site is still being visited by international archeologists aiming to reveal the secrets of its past.

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