We would go back here in a heart beat. Fantastic grounds and tree houses. The owner and hostess is Jennifer King. She and her staff looks after your every need and helps you plan your stay to meet your every need and desires. You will love Jennifer. She live above the main house which over looks the mountains and on a clear day you can see the Pacific ocean. Afternoon "tea" can not be missed (tea, soft drinks, juices, wines, beers, snacks and desserts are included in "tea"). All this is served to you in the spacious main house room overlooking her grounds and the mountain valley. Nice sunsets if you are not immersed in the clouds. We were there in April which is the end of the dry season and before the wet season started. We would see the clouds roll in and feel the mist of the clouds in the morning and sometimes in the evening. We were immersed in the clouds and cloud forest -- amazing.
There is an onsite nature trail which immerses you in her 13 acre private preserve. It can be steep but is well worth the time and effort. You will be accompanied on the trail by Jennifer's two dogs which love to run ahead of you then wait for you to catch up. A pure joy to see them run and having fun. She also has three cats on the premise that come and go at the main house or may even venture down to your tree house to say hi.
Jennifer arranged two tours for us after we arrived with experience guide who she know and respects. We recommend doing just that encase of bad weather or other conflicts. One tour was a night walking tour of a nature preserve to observe nocturnal animals. It was an amazing experience and the guide could hear and find these bird and animals moving thru forest and point them our with a powerful flashlight and pointer (each hiker is also provided flashlight to walk with). We saw sloths, monkeys, sleeping birds, a gray fox, and other nocturnal manuals. We recommend this as a must tour and also order in your dinner which is fresh, hot, and waiting at your room when you return. The second tour was a 4 hour day light walking tour of another preserve with an experienced guide. Another fantastic experience to see monkeys, many other animals, numerous birds varying from large colorful birds to hummingbirds.
Our third day there we went to Sky Trek which was arranged thru our travel agent ahead of time. We did the Combo package - hanging bridges, tram, and ziplines. See our review of Sky Tram elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Serene atmosphere secluded in the forest canopy -- 5 luxurious treehouse chalets and 2 well-appointed rooms - all comfortably equipped with over-sized beds, living-room areas, fantasy waterfall showers, private balconies, coffee service, and mini-bar. Easy chalet access from platform walkways and ample opportunities for birding. Wireless Internet access, lending library and portable DVD players in the main house guest lounge. Full Costa Rican Breakfast and our renowned "Gulf-view Sunset Tea" with Sangria and snacks included in room price. Located near canopy tours and the Santa Elena Reserve. Reservation Hours - 9 AM to 7PM. Non-smoking property. PLEASE NOTE: We do not receive children under the age of 14 . ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel Costa Rica/Monteverde