Our farm is located in Nono, 18 kilometers (11.2 miles) to the west of Quito, in the foothills of Mount Pichincha. San Martin offers a diverse range of adventure tourism activities as well as other countryside entertainment choices in a cozy family atmosphere. San Martin has a long dairy production tradition and is also dedicated to the raising of livestock. These two activities have been its owners' main sources of income.
A few years ago, for the very first time, we opened our doors to tourism. A Belgian couple, who were in search of adventure as well as experiencing more closely the local traditions and daily life in this beautiful area, were the first ones to experience our services. From then on, many foreign visitors have witnessed the warmth and hospitality of Hacienda San Martin.
On the farm, all activities are outdoors and the owners take care of food and lodging, which guarantees a personalized service in a warm, familial environment, and a tasty touch of tradition.
Everyone is welcome!
After a day's journey filled with exciting and adventurous activities, there is nothing more deserved than resting comfortably; for this purpose, we have completely independent cabins with a spectacular view of the valley. It has all the necessary services, such as a private bathroom with hot water, a bath tub and other amenities. This is a facility designed principally for tourists looking for privacy in a homey ambience. We are the best choice for lodging and adventure tourism just a few miles away from Quito. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!
Our meals are made with family recipes. La Mama is our lovely chef !
We serve traditional breakfast with homemade bread and ham, pure and fresh milk and fruits.
The farm itself is a big open garden with a lot of green areas to discover, where you can walk or just sit to take a coffee and enjoy nature and watch the hummingbirds fly around.
The dinning room is the best free Wi-Fi access point so you can enjoy the rest of the farm.
We enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner every year! Thankful to all of those who have shared that traditional night at our guest farm!
THINGS TO DO
We offer noble equine specimens that are very acquainted with the location. The rides are 2 to 4 hours long, depending on the level of skill and preference of our guests.
The valley of Nono provides us with the opportunity to take various roads with gorgeous landscapes all to admire the beauty where hummingbirds and other bird species can be easily observed.
Hacienda San Martín has many roads and paths that provide relaxing hiking. The hikes and walks are designed in such a way that everyone can enjoy and participate in them without any difficulty.
We will tour around Nono and the slopes of Pichincha by bicycle, traveling on dirt country roads that are home to a great variety of wildlife. This is all thanks to the area’s geographic location, which makes it possible to enjoy different kinds of weather and breathtaking landscapes.
Is the main activity in the farm, where you can have the opportunity to experience by yourself
the traditional milking process and feel connected with the dairy farming life.
January 1st, 2022
Our driver delivered us from the airport midday to the idyllic valley of Nono to Hacienda San Martin. We had seen the photos on their website and still we were blown away by the sheer beauty of the green everywhere and how gorgeous the valley area was. It was love at first sight.
The view from our cabin looked overf acres and acres of pastures and dairy farms, 2 volcanoes and the Andes. It doesn't get more scenic than this. It is spectacular. During our stay we spent a lot of time just gazing out at the view and enjoying the peacefulness.
.The windows in the cabins are floor to ceiling so you have a fantastic view everyday from your bed when you wake up. There were 3 super comfortable beds and staying here I had the best sleep I have had in years . There is a beautiful large modern bathroom with excellent hot water. In one end of the cabin there is a cozy sitting area with a woodstove that they light for you each night while you are having dinner so you are toasty when you return to the room..plus a hot water bottle to warm the bed.
We stayed for 3 nights , traveled for 2 weeks and then returned for our last 2 nights. The service here is excellent. They drove us to our next destination and also to a reserve on our last day. We needed covid tests the day before we left and they arranged to have a person from a lab in Quito drive out to us...saving us lots of money driving back and forth to Quito plus the stress of looking for a lab by taxi in a big city. We were so grateful because it meant we could go hiking in the morning and back in afternoon before the test .
One day we rode into Nono and through town on their horses with Francisco and Xavier and returned riding around the whole valley for 4 hours. Again spectacular and relaxing. We also went on a walk with Xavier around their property identifying plants and learning about the history of the farm. He is a fascinating, very philosophical, and warm-hearted man. We had several long conversations with him in Spanish that made me rethink how to live my life. I am so grateful for meeting and spending time with him.
And the food...oh my! Every meal was super delicious , inventive and plentiful. Really was a highlight of the stay as well. he desserts were amazing and I am still craving them.
But, the best part of Hacienda San Martin is the entire family that takes part in running the hacienda. They are all wonderful hosts who made us feel comfortable, well cared for in every way, and welcomed from the minute we arrived. When we returned for our last 2 days it was like gong to visit old friends. We adore this family and hope to return one day. Xavier said the "door is always open" to us and it was genuine. We feel very lucky to have found Hacienda San Martin and to have stayed with such a wonderful family.
Mil gracias a toda la familia...Judie y Lise from U.S.A