Hacienda Cusín is a restored, 17th-century Andean estate and an excellent base for exploring the Andes and nearby markets and towns in the area of Otavalo. The largest open air market in South America in the town of Otavalo is very close by (biggest on Saturday but open and popular all week), as are several other towns that are specialized in various crafts. All rooms and common areas are decorated with local crafts and antiques, and have fireplaces and high-beamed ceilings. Lush gardens and cobblestone lanes surround the property. While not a luxury property, this is a charming and comfortable place.