Food, Services and Features

We serve all vegetarian meals.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tax and service are all included in the prices.  Also included are unlimited teas, coffee, baked snacks and purified drinking water.

Coming Soon by popular demand: Black Sheep Inn Cookbook!!

Gourmet Vegetarian Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the prices and all meals are wholesome vegetarian.

Dinner is served family style, promptly at 7 pm, and it is a feast to remember.  Here is a sample of what awaits you at the dinner table.

Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie (with lentils, quinoa, corn and oats)

  • with Wild Mushroom Gravy
  • Steamed Artichokes with a Dijon Mustard Dip
  • Fresh Tarragon Tomato Salad

Eggplant Parmesan (beer battered eggplant, homemade tomato sauce and local mozzarella cheese)

  • with Herbed Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • and a Fresh Garden Salad with a Red Wine Vinaigrette

Jazz and Pancakes
Every Sunday at the Black Sheep Inn we serve a special breakfast of Pancakes & Jazz.  Don’t forget to bring your saxophone!  Thick, American pancakes piled high with fresh fruit salad, homemade sugarcane syrup, butter and jam.  And always plenty of strong steaming hot coffee and tea while listening to Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Preservation Jazz Hall Band, Stan Getz and Ella Fitzgerald, just to name a few of our favorites.

Home Baked Snacks

Oatmeal cookies, brownies and banana cake are included and available all day long.  For things like beer or wine or even rum, we run on the honor system, so you don’t have to dig into your pockets to pay each time you want something.  Just mark it down on your tab and we will settle the bill before you leave.

We also prepare a great cheese sampler featuring cheeses from the local cheese factory in the high paramo.  Cheese plate includes apple, tomato, onion, dijon mustard and bread.

Beer, Wine, Liquor, Soda

Self Service: Beer – Wine – Rum – or Cola!
We offer large ice cold Pilsner Beer (the most popular brand in Ecuador) as well as a wide variety of Chilean and Argentian red and white wines.  We also have a stocked liquor cabinet.  Beer and cola and even Rum are self service available whenever you are thirsty.  We are also happy to mix your favorite cocktail.  

Yoga Studio

This big, open multi-function room is a great place for stretching and yoga, or for napping in the hammocks, or practising bouldering on the rock climbing wall, or for meetings, workshops, conferences and presentations, or for simply fixing yourself a cup of tea or coffee.  Relaxing is a priority.   All guests have a key to the yoga studio, so you can hang out here as late or as early as you like.

Sauna and Hot Tub

The Sauna and Hot Tub are woodfired; both are heated by a specially designed woodstove.   Hot Tub and Sauna cost $15 per group   … ewe must request it in advance because it takes about 3 hours to heat up.

Black Sheep Inn sauna is an eclectic combination of a traditional Finnish Sauna and a Native American Indian Sweat Lodge.  Some people say that the Finnish sauna is for cleaning the body, and the Native American sweat dome for ritualistic purification.  At Black Sheep Inn both ways feel fantastic!  The hot soaking pool is first solar heated and then kept piping hot with the same woodstove that heats the sauna through a thermal siphon, this means there are no pumps or electricity used, just natural hot water.

Gymnasium

Our newest addition is a gymnasium and sun deck that is perched above the main lodge.  We have home-made free weights, monkey bars, pull-up bars, benches for sit-ups, parallel bars and a bench press.  Climbing the steep hill up to the ridge is the best Stair-Master around!

Stars

The 10 acre farm is growing.  We’ve got a dog, a cat, pigs, chickens, ducks, llamas, and of course a flock of Black Sheep!  All the animals are friendly and love attention.  The llamas help mow the lawns and are in training for Andean Llama Treks. 

And the Black Sheep… We started with a pair and learned that two black sheep will produce adorable black lambs.  They are the most majestic looking mascots imaginable.  We have sheared, spun and woven natural black blankets.

Friendly Animals

The 10 acre farm is growing.  We’ve got a dog, a cat, pigs, chickens, ducks, llamas, and of course a flock of Black Sheep!  All the animals are friendly and love attention.  The llamas help mow the lawns and are in training for Andean Llama Treks. 

And the Black Sheep… We started with a pair and learned that two black sheep will produce adorable black lambs.  They are the most majestic looking mascots imaginable.  We have sheared, spun and woven natural black blankets.

Book Exchange and Lending Library

Upstairs in the lodge we have a book exchange, as well as an extensive lending library

Internet

Black Sheep Inn is hooked to the internet through the telephone company’s version of ADSL.   The connection is not blazing fast, but it’s enough to check your email and surf the web.   Wireless is available in and around the Main Lodge.

Day Hiker's Paradise - Orientation

Surrounding the Black Sheep Inn are amazing trails in all directions.  From our lodge you can take in the cloud forest in the Iliniza Ecological Preserve, the massive crater lake called Quilotoa and the Rio Toachi Canyon.

We offer extensive maps, advice from over 20 years of experience, and local native trail guides.  We arrange hiking and horseback riding trips, many of which start and end at our inn.  Check out the day hikes page for more on what’s available.

Games

Black Sheep Inn is proud to have built and maintain the world’s highest frisbee golf course.  Designed by Robin White, professional frisbee golf competitor, our 9-basket course stretches out over the top five acres of our mountainside property.  See if you can beat the Par 34.

We also have a volleyball court, a horseshoes court, corn hole bean bag toss, darts and plenty of board games in the lodge.