Powered by sun. Nurtured by land.
Located in the Cloud Forest of Ecuador, on the outskirts of the small town of Mindo, La Lomita is an off-grid hacienda that expertly combines rustic & luxurious, for a breathtaking, cloud forest experience.
Characterized by sustainable installations, solar powered energy & mountain spring water, we can’t help but live harmoniously with nature, and now you can, too. Choose from an array of houses and cabins, flush worries away in our natural pool & sauna, and melt in our inviting hammocks. We specialize in small retreats for a more personable, memorable experience.
Unesco Biosphere Reserve
On July 25th, 2018, Chocó Andino de Pichincha, where Mindo is located, was declared a new Unesco Biosphere Reserve.
Covering an altitudinal range of 360 to 4,480 meters, this encompasses 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.
Known for outdoor lovers, the area of Mindo, where we’re located, offers an array of activities such as hiking, biking, zip lining, birding, night walking, mountain climbing, river tubing, horseback riding, coffee and chocolate making, frogs singing (a frog concert), gondolas, and a butterfly garden where you can watch butterflies be born, hold, and feed them.
Take a Video Tour
Curious? Take a guided tour of the hacienda below.
Meet the Owners
Tri-cultural and bilingual, Nano (Fernando) and Marjorie met 20 years ago in Quito, where their adventures since began in the town of Mindo. Close, yet far enough from the capital city of Ecuador, this small, cloud forest town quickly turned into their favorite getaway.
Nano, of Chilean and Ecuadorian descent, and Marjorie, a born North American, both found themselves continually drawn to the nature of the Mindeñan Cloud Forest. After years of travel & living and working in the Americas, they opted to raise their children in Mindo, where they have since shared their space with fellow tourists.
As a superhost in Airbnb, they’ve added 2 more cabins (and are finishing the 3rd) to round out their hacienda for the most private & rustically luxurious, eco-retreats.
What People are Saying
“We had a great time and experience at the eco solar house with Fernando and family. They are a wonderful family and they have the property spotless! The house was perfect and comfortable for our group of 10 friends. The property is beautiful we barely left as we had plenty things to do like bird watching hanging out by the pool and…”(read full review by Juliana)
“Book Now You Will Not Regret It!”
“Fernando’s house was exceptional. We stayed for 10 days over Christmas and New years eve and it was one of the best holidays we have had. The house is simply beautiful. Huge and spacious…”(read full review by Steve)
“Our stay was absolutely ideal! Every single part from the location, to the accomodations, to the host- everything was outstanding! My kids said they wanted to live there forever :)…”(read full review by Tamara)
“Haven High in the Cloud Forest”
“Nano (Fernando) and his lovely wife, Marjorie, are delightful hosts. Their sprawling and manicured haven high in the cloud forest is peace and beautiful. Lots of activities close by for those wanting adventure, or just a mellow place to think (and in our case, write a novel)…”(read full review by Jessica)