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“Our Favorite! Stay for a Week!”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Turrialba, Province of Cartago

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Our Favorite! Stay for a Week!”
Reviewed 25 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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My husband and I stayed here for a week and it was wonderful. Not only is the farm beautiful with amazing views of the volcanoes, but the owners, Annette and Harry, are some of the nicest people we've met in our 5 weeks of traveling here. They made sure we were well cared for and were always up for a bit of conversation or answering our endless questions. :) It truly felt like staying with family - not awkward family, but your cool aunt and uncle. :)

Breakfasts were DELICIOUS. And they are very accommodating about dietary restrictions. (Veggies!!!) Dinners are $10 per person and were also good. We chose to cook for ourselves a few nights or go into town, which I might recommend if you're on a budget/already in town, since you can find meals for less $$ at smaller restaurants.

You can go hiking for hours on the property and they're opening up more trails. Annette took me on a long walk one day when my husband had to do some work online and it was lovely. Horseback riding is also available and very reasonable at $50 per couple. (The guide doesn't speak much English, but the owners are fluent.) Lots of birds and other critters to see. Hot showers!!! Warm beds. Well appointed cabinas. Wifi.

TIPS:
- AWD/4x4 is a MUST. You can't get up the final incline to the farm without it. But Harry will drive you up in his if you will leave yours parked at the bottom.

- Bring warm PJ's as the nights are cool.

- Bring hiking boots or gumshoes you don't mind getting muddy if it rains.

- Going into Turrialba or other surrounding towns is pretty easy and maybe about 30 mins. driving or less. Check out the Farmers market!

- Stay for longer than 2 nights to really enjoy the place. Great way to go on a few adventures and still find time to enjoy the peace and beauty.

- DOGS. There are two friendly Dobermans who will come say hi any chance they get. The younger one sometimes barks and jumps, but is just being friendly so don't fret. Just tell her to sit if you're overwhelmed. :)

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SDionne
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing relaxing and hospitality n the mountains of Costa Rica”
Reviewed 31 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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Annette and Harry where the most welcoming people we have met in Costa Rica. And Costa rica is a pretty welcoming country. Their place is set on top of a mountain overlooking two volcanoes and a valley. It's very remote, which means rest and relaxation are easy to come buy. Not only did Annette and Harry cook great meals for us, but they also did our laundry, taught us about their farm, got us to try different fruits, etc. After breakfast Harry and Annette got us to tag along for the daily walks with their dogs. Their land is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Not only is it a great place to be, but their cabins are also sustainably built, using only wood from their property that they planted 25 years ago for this exact purpose. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend staying here as a better alternative than staying in the more popular mountain lodges.

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Liked best: The hosts and the mountains
Liked least: It's hard to get back to town without a 4x4
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AJMimin
Cognac, France
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018
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Management Response
26 Mar 2018
Merci for your lovely review!! It means a lot to us. I especially like the "Pura Vida" that you found at Torre Alta Lodge.
With affection.
Annette
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Ofeli68
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017
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Marine F
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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31 Aug 2017
Merci Marine!!
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