Ecuador Community Based Eco-Lodge

We are an Ecolodge Hotel in rural Ecuador

Ecolodge means that our inn practices ecological conservation and permaculture.

Ecotourism is the partnership of the community with environmentally conscious tourists.

Mountain eco-lodge, environmental conservation and permaculture in Ecuador. We provide 
         	  ecological responsibility at budget eco lodge prices.  And rustic ecuadorian luxury to boot!
Mountain eco-lodge, environmental conservation and permaculture in Ecuador. We provide 
         	  ecological responsibility at budget eco lodge prices.  And rustic ecuadorian luxury to boot!

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Welcome to the Black Sheep Inn,
 an internationally acclaimed award-winning eco-lodge.

Black Sheep Inn Eco-Lodge is OPEN!

Black Sheep Inn is 100% community operated! Your host Edmundo Vega Estrada rents the entire facility while owners Andres and Michelle do property maintenance and commuity work. Edmundo grew up in Chugchilan and has worked in Hotels and Restaurants for over 30 years. He is running the Inn with the help of the local staff.

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Prices range from US$35 to US$100 per person per day including 3 meals, unlimited tea and coffee and purified water, including all tax and service.

Black Sheep Inn is an inexpensive ecologically friendly hotel high in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador.  The rural lodge is a perfect place to discover centuries-old culture and diverse ecosystems.

Dayhiker's Paradise:  People come here because the Inn is perfectly situated in the middle of breathtaking high Andes beauty.  The Iliniza Ecological Reserve, the Rio Toachi Canyon, and Lake Quilotoa are all easy to hike from the front door.  Here are some of the activities on offer:

  day hikes
sauna and hot tub
indigenous markets
horseback riding
mountain biking
local workshop tours


Black Sheep Inn features gourmet vegetarian food with organic produce from our gardens.  We are located in the heart of the Andes Cordillerra mountain range, a few hours walk from Quilotoa Lake (directions).  It's a perfect location if you are a backpacker, tourist, traveler or on vacation.  It's also a perfect location for a weeklong family event (wedding, anniversary or special birthday), yoga retreat, group team building, workshop or eco-training.

Awards We work hard to make the Black Sheep Inn more than just a beautiful lodge.  Our ecological conservation projects have won many awards.
You can see a full list of our awards on our about us page.

World's Best Hotels ~ National Geographic Traveler's 2011 Stay List:
Black Sheep Inn is listed as a property that exhibits an extraordinary sense of place, authenticity, sustainability ethic and community involvement: one of eight in Ecuador.




  Ecuador eco-lodge, environmental conservation and permaculture in Ecuador. Ecological responsibility
             	  at budget Ecuador hotel prices.  Rustic Ecuadorian luxury.   Ecuador eco-lodge, environmental conservation and permaculture in Ecuador. Ecological responsibility
             	  at budget Ecuador hotel prices.  Rustic Ecuadorian luxury.

Ecuador eco-lodge, environmental conservation and permaculture in Ecuador. Ecological responsibility
             	  at budget Ecuador hotel prices.  Rustic Ecuadorian luxury.

Quotes what people say about Black Sheep Inn in news and trade publications:

"Honored time and again by international travel magazines and organizations for its sustainable practices, the Black Sheep Inn is one of Ecuador's most successful ecotourism projects."

- Loney Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos, 2009

"...lodge's eco-credentials are first class..."

- Fodor's Green Travel, the world's BEST
eco-lodges & earth-friendly hotels 2008

"...a model of ecological sustainability..."

- Moon Handbooks: Ecuador 2009

"...hands-down the the best place to stay..."

- Frommer's Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands 2007

"...lovely multi-award-winning guesthouse... tasty vegetarian cooking..."

- Rough Guide to Ecuador 2007

"...an ecohostel - is one of the nicest in Ecuador."

- Foder's South America 2007

"...lovely eco-friendly resort... excellent vegetarian dinner... Highly Recommended... "

- Footprint's Ecuador & Galapagos 2007

"...a truly special place to unwind... If you're interested in ecotourism you'll fall in love with it."

- Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos 2006

"Highly recommended"

- South American Handbook 2005

"...oasis of idealism: the Black Sheep Inn...  ...a completely organic mountainside complex..."

- Let's Go Ecuador 2005

"...the much loved Black Sheep Inn, a good base for hiking..."

- South America On A Shoestring 2004

"The best place to stay is the Black Sheep Inn..."

- Traveler's Ecuador Companion

"...spectacular scenery and plenty of activity options..."

- Open Road Publishing,
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Guide 2000

 

 

Friends and Partners in Eco-Tourism

    
 

International Institute For Peace Through Tourism is based on a vision that the world's largest industry, Travel & Tourism can also be the world's first global peace industry; and that every traveler is potentially an "Ambassador for Peace"

 
 

Planeta.com
A practical guide to ecotourism around the world.  Created in 1994, this website's forte is linking environmental conservation and tourism.

 
 

EcoClub.com
The International Ecotourism Club™ promotes social & ecological change through & within Tourism.

 
 

STI - promotes responsible travel and ecotourism, supports sustainable development, and helps travelers and travel providers protect the cultures and environments they visit.

 
  A free online guide created to showcase the most environmentally-friendly hotels in the world.

We are rated 5 eco-stars by
Eco Hotels of the World.
 
  Black Sheep Inn has a 4.6 eco-rating (out of 5) from
Eco Tropical Resorts,
in their Butterfly Club program.
 
  A great place to research your trip to Ecuador.  EcuadorExplorer.com offers regional information, and resources for finding hotels and tours.
 
  Member of It's A Green Green World, eco friendly green hotels