Cabana no. 3 is so cozy, Its just been decorated and kitted out with new things, a verandah has recently been added with lovely views and you can watch the evening sunsets, the horses graze around
the area, cool breezes and deck chairs. Full kitchen.
Foresters Lodge is in the village of Blackman Eddy which is at mile 57 on the Western Highway. The Cabana built by local Mennonites is on sixteen acres which is situated on a hill with panoramic views of Barton Creek, and Spanish Lookout.
The five horses on the property graze around the cabana freely during the day.The deck is a great place to enjoy your morning cup of tea and enjoy the singing birds and sunsets in the evening. There are Mango, Sour sop, Custard Apple, Avocado, Coconut, Papaya and Limes trees on the property. All of these fruit trees bring in animals and birds which make the deck a great spot for bird watching. You may be able to see a Toucan or a Gibnut at dawn or dusk. There are dogs on the property who are all friendly and are in the owners fenced in area.
Foresters Lodge is centrally located in Cayo District close to the following attractions
There is the remnants of a Mayan structures on the property
Within ten minutes to Barton Creek and Spanish lookout (Mennonite Communities)
Half of a mile to Macal river (canoeing and swimming)
San Ignacio is 20 minutes away
Cahal Pech Ruins
Barton Creek Cave
ATM Cave (Actun Tunich Muknal)
Rio on Pool
Rio Frio Pools
Big Rock falls
2 bedroom with double beds
1 bathroom with shower, HOT WATER, towels included
Kitchen furnished with Fridge, Stove, Oven, Coffee Pot, Toaster, Blender, Cutlery, Crockery, Pots and Pans.
Deck with patio furniture and amazing views
Washer and Dryer
Overhead fans in bedrooms and living room
Driveway with parking
Bottom of driveway is 200 yards from Western highway where bus and taxis can be caught.
The neighborhood is quiet, there are a couple of restaurants nearby but they are basic. Its best to do your own catering, if you have a vehicle then San Ignacio is the best place to eat.
The cabana is self catering, no sharing with other guests, fully equipped.
Theres WiFi available, 16 acres to enjoy, if you like horses to ride. Beautiful views. Staff to help with all your needs. Washing facilities. Access to kitchen. Huge verandah to relax.
If you do not have a vehicle I often lend my pickup for guests to go eat in the evening to local restaurant.
Horses to ride.
Fresh eggs from my hens.
Absolutely no smoking indoors.
Interaction with Guests
A little, I always check to see if all is well or if there is anything needed each day. If guests want the interaction I will stick around although I dont like to be too pushy, I feel that they want to do their own thing and enjoy their time on their own then you are welcome to enjoy the resort.
I love my village because its so quiet and peaceful,
Its also midway between Belmopan and San Ignacio
for groceries and the market, San Ignacio is the best market in Belize. Its also close to Spanish Lookout and the Mennonite community, they have everything, if you cant get it there its not in Belize. The best ice-cream, beautiful park, lovely people.
The Ruins, caves, blue hole, Big rock falls, ATM, our little zoo.
Busses run every half an hour, Sundays about every hour.
Parking is available.
Busses run from the city and pass my place on the highway, Taxis charge around 100 Belize dollars for that trip.
Other Things to Note
When you come to Foresters Lodge we will go out of our way to make you feel at home, we make sure you have some essentials to start you off, i.e foods such as fruits, tea coffee, juice, sodas and even a beer or two. If you arrive on a holiday or weekend we will get some supplies for you for when you arrive. Just tell us what you need.
Hey, enjoy the peace and quiet and the homely atmosphere. We would like however that you take care of all the household items, furniture, crockery etc.
Conserve energy, switch off unnecessary lights. Water is caught from the roof in vats so only when it rains we can fill them. We don't often run out but sometimes we get an unusually dry season.
Smoking is allowed only outside and ashtrays are provided.
Audrey is the perfect host, providing a perfect hub for me to explore the Cayo district of Belize. For a solo traveller like myself, the lodge is just about right and has all the features that you would be looking for. Clean, fully equipped, remote yet central. But it would easily also fit a second person.
If you like dogs and horses, this is the place to stay. For me, the lodge was a great retreat every night when I was coming back from exploring sites such as Caracol and also Tikal (Guatemala).
When it comes to vacation, I like to be on my own. You can have that kind of loneliness at the lodge, yet Audrey will be there to help with whatever you need whenever you need it. I couldn't have picked a better place for this part of my Belize adventure!
I am almost sure I will return to Belize the sooner the better and Audrey's lodge will for sure be the first place to book as soon as those travel plans materialize.
From the time we arrived to the time we reluctantly had to depart for home, Ms. Audrey and her staff made us feel at home. Cabana #3 was home for the month of February 2015, and we enjoyed every moment there. The cabana was everything we could hope for clean , comfortable, and conveniently located with wonderful views in all directions.
While there, my wife and I felt as though we were family, even the dogs and horses were friendly. From our kitchen window, we could watch the hens in their coop (what no roosters?), and horses and dogs roaming the property.
Ms. Audrey was exceptional with her hospitality, she even took time out of her schedule to be our personal tour guide, and show us some exceptional sights of Belize that we would not have found on our own.
Her staff would recommend excellent local eateries, and never steer us wrong on places to go and try.
This was our second time in Belize, and our first time staying at Forresters Lodge. We will definitely stay at Forresters Lodge again. We are already planning for our next stay there.
Belize is a beautiful country, made more so by Ms. Audrey and her excellent accommodations and welcoming family (staff).
Audrey was a fantastic host! She was so welcoming and went above and beyond in helping us out with travel and logistics e.g. She arranged our outing to ATM cave and even driving us to and picking us up from a nearby restaurant one night. You really couldn't ask for a better host.
In addition, her place is fantastic. Set on a small hobby farm in a cute little village just a short distance from San Ignacio, it's a quiet and beautiful place to relax.
I'd highly recommend Audrey and the Foresters Lodge!
We loved our stay at Foresters Lodge. The area is so beautiful and peaceful. Audrey is a wonderful human being. My husband thinks she should be recommended for the Mother Theresa award. She has rescued animals, (dogs and horses,) and given them all an amazing home at Foresters. We just felt at home and relaxed. We will not forget this experience in Belize.
The listing description was accurate, and the host made me feel like a member of her family. She and her staff ensured I had everything I needed from the first day of arrival to the last day. I am a neat freak and they made sure everything was prepared to those specs. I appreciated everyone's effort. The hospitality is unrivaled. I felt like I was visiting a family member for sure. Interesting enough, I was in Belize for awhile prior to arriving here and my visit at Forester's Lodge makes the highlight reel for rest, relaxation and view! Audrey has a wonderful giving spirit and we clicked almost instantly. I believe I've found a very good friend in Cayo!
Where do I start....?!
Staying at Audrey's was AMAZING! The cabana is located on a very picturesque green hill and is very homey and comfortable. Its quiet and peaceful and as an added bonus the views are fantastic.
Audrey is a very accommodating host (and the best one ever!). The fiance and I arrived late at night we were starving from our journey. The roads were too dark for us to comfortably venture out and Audrey invited us for dinner! She even put together a breakfast package for us. She full of knowledge about the area and was very helpful! She helped us book our excursions wit a very reputable agency!
I would most definitely recommend staying at Foresters Lodge. Staying here was definitely one of the highlights of my Belize adventures!
Audrey was very welcoming and friendly and the cabana was wonderful. Spotlessly clean and well maintained. It was an extremely relaxing and beautiful location and my wife and I would highly recommend the property to anyone looking for a quiet, safe and serene getaway in rural Belize.
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I originally was born in Belize but grew up in the U.K. and returned to Belize in 2001 to start Foresters Lodge. I love animals and have 5 horses that I rescued,cat, dogs, birds and all other wildlife that might wander on my 15 acres. I love adventure and like to be outdoors turning my hands to something, I almost finish building a stone bathroom with my workers, hate paperwork and being at a desk. I also practice martial arts and enjoy travelling around Central America Competing and Judging events. I can assist you with the local attractions and adventures in the area. I chose to live in this area due to the abundance in flora and fauna, the tranquility, stress free lifestyle and the temperate weather. I invite you to Foresters Lodge to experience the Cayo District and everything Belize has to offer.
Some tours I can take you there instead of booking in town which is more expensive. cahal Pech, Xunantunich, Zoo, cave tubing, blue hole etc. the only one I can't do for you is the ATM ,that needs a guide.
I am very easy going and placid person, we shall get along like a house on fire, when you get here it will be as if we have always known each other. I would like to
travel more myself, Australia, New Zealand and maybe Africa but which part I don't know yet, Kenya sounds good.
When you stay with us we go all out to please you, you will be taken care of and most of all our prices are great.