Located in the coastal region of Ecuador right before the marvelous Andes, Hacienda La Danesa offers a mindful approach to living the good life. The 1200 acres (500 hectares) estate is a traditional dairy and cacao farm with over 145 years of rich heritage and history. Family-owned and managed by the third generation Olsen family, the farm is a celebration of the tranquility, warm hospitality, and tropical weather at sea level.
Boasting with discrete luxury and a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment and well-being, Hacienda La Danesa models hospitality with enduring expressions of land and family that fosters and sustains the Olsen-Peet family charming 6-bedroom farmhouse. Set in a relaxing and elegant-rustic design inspired by the surrounding environment, this authentic hacienda features 5 rooms highlighting 1 spacious cottage constructed from restored teak and river stones typifying the original garden cottage, 2 restored stables and 2 heritage bedrooms part of the historic charming farmhouse. The two restored stables provide a private furnished courtyard with king sized bed or two single beds fitted with warm, neutral and earthy tones linens. The setting is complemented by teak furniture crafted by local artisans, offering a unique sense and place, and a luxurious bathroom including twin vanities and separate rain shower with skylight with an Al-Fresco shower also available in the private garden.
This authentic and natural place offers visitors tailor made activities including horseback riding trails, hands-on artisan chocolate making and other hacienda-related programs. Local outings, nearby excursions and train journeys have been carefully planned to create a connected, insightful, and transcendent experience for the guests.