This is a great escape where you can be close to good restaurants and activities while being surrounded by nature. You are literally among the treetops. We spent four nights and stayed in two different rooms. This worked well for both family members who wanted to go to sleep early and others who wanted to stay up reading and writing, etc. One room was the lovely Forest Level with a refrigerator, coffee maker and phone. It opens onto the balcony which has two hammocks, chairs and a nice view overlooking a small valley/creek. That’s a good place to sit and relax or use binoculars to look for birds. Our other room was a simple but cozy bedroom up a fun, spiral/metal staircase; I liked the decorative pieces of wood art and tables in it. And we saw leaf-cutter ants crossing the driveway.
Treetop House makes a good base and is only about a 5-10 minute walk to several restaurants and a co-op that sells some local crafts. We enjoyed both restaurants with Italian and Argentine cuisine for dinner and Stella’s bakery for breakfasts and yummy pies! (And there’s nice birdfeeder out Stella’s back door that attracts motmots and other birds,) We also got great views of Quetzals in a type of avocado tree at Curi-Cancha Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a bit farther, but also in walking distance, with a cheese factory at the entrance where we enjoyed samples and delicious ice cream. Oh, we also saw an ox cart delivering large, old-style cans of milk there in the morning.
Treetop’s owner also operates Sabine’s Smiling Horses and we went riding two half days. Sabine loves her horses and we loved the rides! (I recommend sunglasses/sunscreen, a water bottle and maybe a waist pack to carry a camera if one doesn’t fit securely in a pocket.) We would definitely stay at Treetop House again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your opportunity to live your vacation in the TreeTops in Monteverde. This artistic charming house is located off the main road to the rain forest of Monteverde between the reserve of Monteverde and the village of Sta. Elena of Monteverde sitting in the Canopies. All levels have separate entrances and are inner-connected with the canopy stairs. Big parking area, garden area, trail in the forest, look over canopy and waterfall, recreation areas. Hot showers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Treetop House Hotel Monteverde