Exterior of colonial white 1-story building at Hacienda Pinsaqui by cobblestone rotunda & bright gardens under a blue sky.
Wall of windows opening onto garden courtyard at Hacienda Pinsaqui, with rosy stone tiles, red & blue upholstered chairs & art.
Dining room at Hacienda Pinsaqui with traditional wooden tables set for dinner, white adobe walls & gold-accented artwork.
Wooden double bed with bench in floral sheets at Hacienda Pinsaqui with wood floors, window & red & white walls.
Wooden double bed in floral sheets & 2 wooden daybeds at Hacienda Pinsaqui with wood floors, window & blue & white walls.
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Hacienda Pinsaqui

Established in 1790, Hacienda Pinsaqui is a lovingly restored, historic property in Otavalo, Ecuador. Guests are treated to a farmhouse feel with historic charm amid manicured gardens and greens linked by cobblestone paths. Reflect by a fountain, cozy up by a roaring fire, or simply enjoy the indoor-outdoor spaces that invite you to step back in time.

Hacienda Pinsaqui Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Hacienda Pinsaqui review includes a detailed description and photo gallery. Our adventure travel experts can help compare the Hacienda Pinsaqui with other historic lodging and Ecuador land tours.

Choose the Hacienda Pinsaqui to feel a part of Ecuador’s history. Originally a wool manufacturing workshop, this elegant property quickly became host to significant political events before welcoming visitors in the late 20th century.

History of Hacienda Pinsaqui

During the 19th century, this property hosted military and political leader Simón Bolívar as he prepared the battle of Ibarra. Hacienda Pinsaqui later hosted the signing of the Peace and Friendship Treaty between Ecuador and Colombia. This Andean property would go on to produce various political leaders over seven generations. Hacienda Pinsaqui opened its doors to the public in 1995.

Amenities & Activities at Hacienda Pinsaqui

The onsite spa at Hacienda Pinsaqui offers mineral baths, aromatherapy, various types of massage and treatments such as facials, manicures and pedicures. The privileged location of Hacienda Pinsaqui enables a host of activity options. Horseback riding, trekking, hot spring soaks and an introduction to farmhouse traditions are all available. Also onsite are classes in cooking, artisan crafting (weaving and embroidery), and playing traditional instruments.

Dining at Hacienda Pinsaqui

The menu at Hacienda Pinsaqui blends traditional dishes with modern flair. Flavors are both Ecuadorian and European, with local, organic and seasonal ingredients. A rustic, farmhouse ambiance permeates through the bar and two restaurants. Hand-carved wooden tables, chairs and flooring meet windows looking onto gardens and white adobe walls decorated in classic artwork.

Elegant dinners are served in the Pedro Freile Restaurant, while complimentary informal breakfasts are on order at the Modesto Larrea Restaurant. The Equestrian Bar—a stone cellar that survived the Ibarra Earthquake in 1868—is the only original construction remaining. Cozy up to the fireplace while a local band entertains, surrounded by horse saddles, riding helmets and trophies.

Accommodations at Hacienda Pinsaqui

Choose between 5 categories of suites for your stay at Hacienda Pinsaqui, based on occupancy: Single, Double, Twin, Triple or Family. Each suite is unique, like a bed and breakfast, and features the colonial feel of this historic hacienda. All suites have their own private bathroom and come equipped with modern amenities including WiFi, cable TV, air conditioning and room service.

Single and Double suites: one king bed, suitable for one or two adults.
Twin suites: two queen beds, suitable for two adults and one child.
Triple Suites: two queen beds and one daybed, suitable for two adults and one child.
Family suites: two queen beds and two daybeds, suitable for up to four adults and two children.

Wooden double bed with bench in floral sheets at Hacienda Pinsaqui with wood floors, window & red & white walls.

Suites offer various bed configurations based on occupancy and are uniquely furnished with antiques and artwork.

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