Stayed here during July 2013 with family (two adults, 4 teenagers). Food - as much as you can eat so great value with hungry teenagers. Lovely fresh salads, breakfasts were great too.
We stayed in the bungalows which had great views over the valley. Yes the ranch is a bit out of Monteverde but the children could roam around the grounds freely and they loved the swimming pool which was very warm because it was heated by the pizza oven! They had fun milking the cows in the morning as well.
We did acttivities in Monteverde and the trip to and from the ranch was not that bad, an extra 20 minutes or so but worth it. When our hiking shoes got very wet canyoning the staff were kind enough to dry our shoes out at the back of the pizza oven. So helpful and kind.