Above the Clouds Ecuador

Guest House- Custom Tours- Group Hosting

Just two hours northwest of the Capital city of Quito, Above the Clouds Guest House offers you a cloud forest sanctuary. Located in the heart of the Choco Andino Biosphere Reserve, witness the forest come alive as you watch clouds being born from the river valley below.  The guest house sits at the end of a country road in a rural farming community affording privacy and solitude, yet still close to the many tourist attractions that the Cloud Forest has to offer. Here you can leave the world of obligations behind and let the silence and beauty envelop you!

Although we are partial to this part of Ecuador, there is still so much more to see and we can help you do just that.  Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse nations in the world and yet is no bigger than the size of Nevada.  From the high Sierras filled with snow-capped mountains and the Andean Indigenous Culture, to the Amazon jungle and the famous Galapagos Islands, we can help build a personalized intinerary just for you.

Furthermore, one of our specialties at Above the Clouds Ecuador is hosting groups. Whether you are a blogger with a following, a Yoga Instructor who wants to take your clients on a retreat or the person in charge of putting together your family reunion, we will take care of all the planning for your group.

We are passionate about Ecuador and facilitating an unforgettable trip for you. We also believe traveling is a privilege that comes with a responsibility.  We will offset the carbon footprint of your trip by planting a tree on Above the Clouds Farm for each member of your group.  On top of that, ten percent of profits always goes to Project One Corner to give back to Ecuador and her people.

Above the Clouds Guest House


Building Above the Clouds Guest House was the dream of owner Cheryl Reed since she purchased the property in 2002. She wanted to share with others the absolute beauty, peace and tranquility she felt privileged to experience on the farm.


This five-bedroom, four and a half bath home is perfect for your group. Bring your own food or let us cook for you in the fully equipped kitchen. Dine at our custom dining table for ten. Relax in the spacious living room with comfortable reclining sofas and gorgeous 180- degree views.  Enjoy the balcony and terrace that overlook lush gardens, a meditation labyrinth, coffee plantation and views of the Imbabura Valley with snow-capped mountains in the distance.


The Bedrooms

The first floor bedrooms include two queen rooms with shared bathroom and a queen suite with private bathroom. The two upstairs bedrooms have King beds that can be separated into twin beds if needed and each with private bath.

King bed second floor
Queen shared bath
Queen shared bath

Kitchen and Dining Room

Complete kitchen with everything you need to cook above the clouds.

Living Room

Game table, desk, two leather reclining sofas to enjoy family time, read a book and soak up the views. 

Just a few of the birds you can see in the area

Hummingbird Ecuador
Cock of the Rock, Gualea, Ecuador

Above the Clouds Guest house and the surrounding area is teeming with life. With over 400 species of birds including such beauties as hummingbirds, toucans and the famous Andean Cock of the Rock a short walk at my neighbors.  You will have access to your own secluded waterfall, Tulipe Museum with Ancient Ceremonial pools and Zip-lining at a private Reserve. Of course, you must visit the Mindo Cloud Forest where you will see how chocolate is processed, visit a butterfly and orchid farm and ride in an open cable car over the cloud forest.  Or maybe you want to take a day trip to Nangulvi Hotsprings and soak in the warm volcanic waters.  The choice is yours!

Labyrinth on Above the Clouds Farm, Ecuador
Nangulvi Hot Springs, Ecuador
Gallo de la Pena Waterfall Pacto, Ecuador
Boue Morph, Mindo, Ecuador
Cable car over the Cloud Forests in Mindo