Mashpi Lodge in Pacto, Ecuador
Mashpi Lodge is the ideal place for exploring the biodiverse world of the Ecuadorian cloud forest. As a hideaway in the clouds, which is only available to its guests, this beautiful lodge perches at 3,117 feet above sea level and is within the Metropolitan District of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Surrounded by forested mountains, Mashpi Lodge was designed to blend with nature and conserve the untamed wilderness by using the latest techniques for sustainable constructions. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for guests to take in the sights, and the warm earth tones, steel, stone and glass throughout the property create a modern yet cozy and inviting atmosphere. All guest rooms are spacious and have wall-to-wall panoramic glass windows that allow guest to immerse themselves in the enchantment of the forest. Premium amenities, as well as sleek yet comfortable furniture, create a perfect nature retreat.
There are plenty of outdoor activities to do while staying at the Mashpi Lodge, such as bird watching, sky biking, nature trails, and even a Jungle swing trail experience. All activities are accompanied by an expert naturalist as well as local community guides. After a day of exploration, guest can sit back with a glass of wine or a mixed drink at the bar and relive the experiences of the day. With a cuisine inspired by the native ingredients of the forest, the towering Dining Room offers an exquisite range of dishes to delight even the most discerning palates. Rest assured, an experience at the Mashpi Lodge will be like no other.
Location of Mashpi Lodge
Nearest Airport: UIO
Amenities for Mashpi Lodge
- On-Site Amenities
- Hiking Trails
- Wellness Center
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Bathrobes & Slippers
- Bird Watching
- Active & Adventure
- Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
- Honeymoons & Romance
Reviews for Mashpi Lodge
The Lodge is beautiful, the surroundings are spectacular, the staff and guides are really terrific. Food is great. It is not a quick jaunt but well worth it if you like nature, bird watching, etc. we stayed as part of an extension for a Galapagos trip but would be well worth coming as part of any visit to Ecuador.
This remote lodge is worth the effort to access. Beautiful setting in the mystical cloud forest, and elegant accommodations. Great, attentive and kind service from guides, management and staff. Wonderful food, too. Rooms are elegant with walls of glass overlooking the cloud forest. Like living in a treehouse with great furnishings and privacy. Many activities available at all levels of ability.
KimBocaRaton_Florida - Boca Raton, Florida
Our trip was hindered by communication issues from day 1. It was hard to get clarity on how the events worked, for example. We emailed several times and received vague responses, slow responses, or no responses. Next we were told we would be called the day before our check-in to confirm pickup at the hotel. No call came. So we emailed Carmen, who told us we would be called soon. Hours later, no call. So we ended up calling the hotel, at which point we were confirmed. Upon checking out, we explained repeatedly that my father would be waiting for us at the hotel, and we would like to confirm an ETA. Although the front desk called the guide who rides along with the bus, apparently the guide wasn't picking up her phone, the upshot of which was my father had to wait more than an hour for no reason, when a simple phone call would have cleared it up. We even stopped at a hotel that no one was disembarking from, across town from our own, for no reason except an apparent communication mixup, adding a full hour for no reason to an already 3.5 hour drive! Finally, because we weren't able to say goodbye to our terrific guides, Bryan and Nixon (Nixon was in training), we sent an email the next day to the staff asking that they send our goodbye and thank you email to Bryan, but (as we'd now come to expect), there was ZERO response from Carmen or the staff. No, "yes, we'll forward this on," no "it was a pleasure to have you," etc. Little things like these communication issues make the difference between a relaxing trip, and one that leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. The good: incredible views and amazing staff at the hotel itself. Wonderful spa that's open late, with a great masseuse. Good food, although some of the meat was very dry. Great service all around. We'll definitely return, and hope by then they will have mastered the art of attentive, consistent, and prompt communication with guests.
fwoedit - Los Angeles, California
After a scuba trip to the Galapagos We spent two incredible days at Mashpi exploring the flora and fauna of the Ecuadorean cloud forest. From the gracious warm welcome of Marc the manager to the eager and courteous staff to the knowledgeable and friendly local guides it was an amazing experience. The hotel is clean and relaxing and the activities from swimming in a waterfall to night hikes are diverse and exciting. The food is delicious and they even have massages. Must try if you are going to Ecuador
Joeny1962 - New York City, New York
Mashpi Lodge totally lived up to our expectations and was well worth the 3-4 hour drive to get there. The Lodge itself is unique with lots of glass giving you spectacular views of the cloud forest. From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel very special and were totally focused on ensuring we enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and able to identify all the birds, plants, trees and insects that we came across - and they always knew where to look! They also ensured that we were able to do all the activities that we were interested in, regardless of what the others were doing. So huge thanks to Fernando, Manolo, Paul and Lizardo for a fantastic 4 days.
Julie N - London, England, United Kingdom