About this listing
Torre Alta Lodge are cabins located atop a mountain surrounded by jungles. We offer magnificent, unparalleled views of the Turrialba a volcano, which is located directly across the valley from the cabins. We are focused on nature and sustainability.
Our cabins were created to offer our guests the ability to disconnect and completely relax. However, we completely understand that in our digital era it is sometimes necessary to stay in touch with the rest of the world and we therefore offer free high speed wifi in all of our cabins.
We have built the cabins with our harvested lumber and are keeping our impact on our environment to a minimum. We recycle, compost and use rain water for all our needs.
Each cabin comes equipped with bottled drinking water, a small fridge and coffee maker.
Each cabin also has a front porch with breathtaking views of the Turrialba valley and the majestic Turrialba and Irazu volcanos. As the volcano is currently active, you can witness smoke plumes floating from the top of the volcano.
We offer horseback rides with our guide. He has developed various routes in the area, all levels of experience. Our most popular ride is the one that takes you into birdwatching areas, sitting on the horse and not having to worry about walking gives you a great opportunity to see so much more.
Drink from our natural spring and see how we are a major part of the water shed that supplies the town below us. We offer meals made mostly with organic vegetables and fruits from a local small farmers coop.
We can help schedule white water rafting on the pristine Pacuare River.
We encourage you to come with enough time to enjoy all we offer.
We look forward to having you as a guest.
Our guests have access to the dining room and the farm on which the cabins are located. We also have a variety of roads and trails that our guests are welcome to explore. Since the farm is focused on sustainability and in promoting the natural ecosystem, you will be able to fully appreciate the variety of flora and fauna found on the premises.
We recommend bringing good shoes for hiking and river rafting.
Interaction with Guests
We understand that you are visiting us to relax and enjoy the environment. Thus, we will try to keep out of your way as much as possible. However, we are available at any time our guests might have a question, need something, or simply want to learn more about Costa Rica and the local culture.
Your hosts are very knowledgable in any aspect of Costa Rica and gladly share with our guests as much as they need and want to know.
We are quite isolated and adequate planning regarding transportation is required. Our guests can choose to rent a car, but a 4x4 is very necessary as the roads are quite rough. In fact, for those guests that are planning on making it up to the cabins in their rented vehicle, we strongly suggest that only drivers experienced in rough terrain attempt this. We also will gladly pick you up from the local town, San Rafael, and shuttle you up and down the mountain whenever needed.
We highly recommend a GPS which can be rented at the car rental office.
Getting around Costa Rica by bus is safe and stress free. Let us know if you plan do take this option and we can make some suggestions.
Other Things to Note
Since we are rather remote, we offer breakfast included and the options for lunch and dinner at an additional cost. We also offer smaller meals of sandwich or salad, chips or fruit, and a beverage.
This place is a truly gem! We loved the well-designed, comfortable and clean cabins and the awesome view. Annette's cooking skills were awesome - so be sure to stay for Dinner too. Thanks for your hospitality and your kindness, Harry and Annette. We would totally recommend your place and we would definitly come back if we would travel to Costa Rica again. Thanks a lot!
We went from the Pacific to the Caribbean coast and made a stopover at Harry's and Annette's awesome place for just one night. And it was really a pity that we didn't stay for a longer time. It's the best place to relax. We've enjoyed the amazing view of volcano Turrialba, the silence (!) and the hospitality. Especially the cooking of Harry!
The room is really amazing. You will find everything you need and more! So we strongly recommend this place, not only for a stopover.
We truly had a great time during our stay. Harry is an extremely kind and welcoming host and he made sure we had everything we needed. He also arranged a bird watching tour with Steven, who showed us countless species found on the way from the cabin to the nice little town of San Rafael. We cannot recommend enough this place, which fills you up with peace. Thanks again Harry, and hope to see you again some day!
Un lugar de ensueño, visitar este lugar ha sido de las experiencias más bonitas, relajantes y maravillosas que hemos vivido. Annette y Harry no solo son personas maravillosas, también buscaron hacer todo lo posible por hacer de nuestra estadía lo más cómodo y relajante posible. Visitarlos fue una experiencia que no podremos olvidar nunca.
From the moment you set foot on the property of Harry & Annette's, you feel welcome. Extremely hospitable, loving people who decided to let guests into the private cabins on their real estate. And we are all very fortunate that they did.
Very well set up and clean cabins with proper amenities (internet works like a gem), overlooking a valley with a volcano on the end of that. A picture perfect piece of paradise and therefore one of those typical Airbnb places that you would never have found yourself.
Either the challenging road up the mountain towards the top by 4x4 (Harry will guide you carefully or take you himself if you don't have a 4x4 with you), their preferred supplier for a rafting tour, their own horse riding tour or the lovely abundant meals Annette cooks up if you'd like to have so; its all well thought of, a profound experience and good value for money.
We had a very pleasant stay with Annette & Harry and they gave us a solemn highlight in our holiday. Costa Rica feels a bit more our own through this lovely couple. Go there and be amazed.
Annette and Harry are fantastic hosts and their cabins were more more than we expected. This rental offers spectacular views and serene walks on the massive mountainous property. You must take up the the dinner offer not only for the wonderful meal, but also the chance to sit down and chat with two great people. Thank you for everything!
If you are headed to Turrialba YOU MUST STAY HERE! Annette and Harry are fabulous hosts. Yummy breakfasts and the option for Annette to cook you a great dinner. The cabin itself is a great place to unwind and relax ontop of a mountain away from the bustle of Turrialba with an awesome view of the volcano. If you get the chance, go white water rafting on the Pacure river, once in a life time! We very much enjoyed our stay here in Annette and Harry's slice of heaven.
*you need 4-wheel drive. Even an SUV style car will not make it without 4x4 and even then... Just get Harry to drive you up!
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