We stayed in Cerro Chato Lodge for 3 days in Novemeber. It was part of a 3 week trip in Costa Rica and we remember it as once of the best places that we stayed in.
The gardens were absolutely beautiful, the breakfasts substantial and most of all: the hosts were excellent. Miguel and Carmen are completely charming. Miguel's english is impeccable and he goes out of his way to make your trip enjoyable. He can arrange tours for you and also manages to get discounts in various places. The accomodation is basic but all that you would want and need from your stay. The rooms are spotless and Carmen will even do your laundry.
We saw lots of wildlife in the gardens including a sloth.
Because it is a family run lodge it offers a true Costa Rican experience that we thoroughly enjoyed.