We found this place in the Lonely Planet guide, checked out the website and knew we wanted to experience it. We had booked a night and ended up extending for another night in the morning. We were hoping to stay in the tree house, but it was booked weeks in advance so we ended up in Cabin 3. All in all, I think Cabin 3 was really good. For Cabin 1 and 2, you'll have to climb a flight of stairs. Though if we ever come back to Guatemala, we'll try to get the tree house. ( We loved staying in Antigua. Cafe Condesa in Antigua is fanastic, we loved the dessert and never got a chance to eat a meal there, but I think that would be great too. )
It was totally relaxing at Earth Lodge and it is great to have breakfast or lunch looking out towards Antigua.
The shower was cold but it was supposed to be hot. I let Drew know and he said he'd check on it. Later on, my husband ended up having a cold shower too. Perhaps just a malfunction that day?
Do arrange for the pick up truck. It seemed like it might be confusing to take the other option, but I don't really know. It was fun standing up in the back of it. Wear sunglasses to keep stuff outta your eyes.
I agree with the previous review. You are kinda stranded out there, but then who said that was a bad thing. Expect to eat your meals at the lodge. They are good. Dinners are family style. I got sick the on the last supper, but maybe it was just me cause everyone else was fine.
And you do have to walk down to Earth Lodge from the drop off point and back up. Wear proper shoes when arriving instead of flip flops.
Swinging on a swing that goes out over a mountain really does take a leap of faith!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Earth Lodge is a rustic retreat located about 20 minutes by car from Antigua. We are known for our intimate setting, our amazing home cooked meals and our clean comfortable rooms. Perfect for nature lovers, Earth Lodge has one of the best views in Guatemala with 3 volcanoes visible in the valley below.Earth Lodge has a full restaurant and bar, serving breakfast and lunch from menus and a family style dinner each night. We are a family friendly establishment, with a full playground and field for children to play. There is ample hiking in the surrounding farm fields, plus a wide array of board games, books and movies to keep you entertained. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Earth Hotel Antigua