Mashpi Lodge is an ultra modern architectural marvel in the heart of the Ecuadorian cloud forest, offering an unforgettable luxury stay in one of the worlds most diverse environments.

Recently featured on the ‘Amazing Hotels’ series by the BBC, Mashpi Lodge is a wonderful base from which to discover the flora and fauna of this region. Tiny hummingbirds zoom between the trees and the sounds of the forest surround the property, giving guests an invigorating feeling of being among nature. The cloud forest is a close knit network of trees and plants, often shrouded in mist and with varying temperatures and humidity. After a long day out in the elements, Mashpi Lodge is a joy to return to, supplying a relaxing space in which to reflect on the days encounters.

Mashpi Lodge has earned the nickname ‘The Luxury Cocoon in the Clouds’ and it’s easy to see why…

NAME: Mashpi Lodge

LOCATION: In the Andean cloud forest, just 3 hours from Quito, the capital city of Ecuador.

NO. OF ROOMS: There are 22 luxurious rooms at Mashpi, including 3 suites. All feature breathtaking views of the surrounding cloud forest through floor to ceiling panoramic windows.

FOOD & DRINK: The two-story dining area is the perfect place to observe the wilderness outside over your morning cup of coffee. In the evening, low lighting and an extravagant menu allow guests to experience fine dining in the most fabulous setting.

OUTSTANDING FEATURE: The modern design of this sleek hotel in a such a remote location alone is impressive, and certainly warrants the nickname ‘Luxury Cocoon in the Clouds’. For those wanting the extra ‘wow’ factor, the Philippe Starck-designed bathtubs in the suites offer a view that will be the crowning glory of any Instagram feed.

BEST FOR: Discovering the wonderful wildlife of the cloud forest from a luxury base like no other.

MUST DO ACTIVITY: Take a ride on ‘The Dragonfly’ – a gondola which flies through the forest canopy allowing views of this unique environment like no other.

ECO CREDENTIALS: Mashpi has worked exceptionally hard to ensure the impact of building a hotel in such a delicate environment is minimal. The main structure was assembled in Quito to avoid disturbing the wildlife, and now has a strict policy of recycling, disposing of waste appropriately, using LED lighting and other methods which maximise efficiency. In addition, 80{8fe958db9759beb48ac6bde9f2433c88ca78522aa958172ef75a6662714c881d} of the employees are from the local area, including native guides who have an unrivalled passion and knowledge of the region.


Would you like to visit Mashpi Lodge? Simply contact us for more information and let us create a tailor made holiday for you.