Chilcabamba Mountain Lodge (aka ‘Chilca’) is dear to us – something we’ve put our hearts into and that is a treasured family retreat that we are so happy to share with others. We have owned the lodge for almost 10 years now, during which time we’ve faced challenges including volcanic eruptions and a pandemic. We have kept our employees on board and have invested in a transformation of the lodge to start a new chapter. Today we are ready to share the upgrades in a big reveal!
You’ll see our new look in the photos here – it’s clean, light and bright while retaining Chilca’s cozy, welcoming atmosphere. We’ve put so much thought into every detail – from making serious energy efficiency investments including new windows and roofs on all buildings to totally reimagning our social spaces to take advantage of our spectacular location with unforgettable views of Cotopaxi Volcano and the surrounding peaks.
Speaking of our room upgrades – your guests in our Anden lodge will enjoy our new private terraces and a new communal campfire – spaces everyone loves – new furniture and flooring, and beautiful new hand-selected soft furnishings. We’ve kept our cozy ponchos, as our guests love having them for chilly mountain evenings.
Our social areas and restaurant have been completely redesigned to maximize the opportunity to bring the beauty of the mountains into the lodge. We have even added a view from the bathrooms in the main lodge! Our new check in area is warm and welcoming and the restaurant has a more open feel. Our new menu is already getting rave reviews!
“The entire hotel is so well styled. It is homey with fires lit in the bedroom and common area every afternoon and evening. The food was incredible and they kept us well-fed during our stay. The property has walking trails and a trout pond in back. The guide, Patricio, was incredibly helpful and between my little Spanish and his little English, we had a great time horseback riding, hiking to the waterfall, and climbing to the glacier at Cotopaxi…This is one of my favorite places I’ve ever stayed.”
– Amy, USA, July 2022
Our local team is so proud of our transformation and is ready to extend a warm Andean welcome your guests. Travelers visiting Chilca can enjoy all that Cotopaxi National Park has to offer with a fresh new home away from home to come back to every evening. Please contact us with any questions, confidential rates or for availability.
With kind regards,
– the Chilca team