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As your hosts, our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to enjoy a different kind of Costa Rica. With spring-like temperatures in a paradise setting, we believe you'll take away memories you won't soon forget. Hush Valley Lodge is nestled in a quiet valley next to the Perez river in the Dota mountains. Explore and discover the diverse wildlife on the property. There are over 200 different species of birds in the area, including the Resplendent Quetzal. Thirty-five acres provide many hiking trails for the ultimate forest bathing experience. Our exclusive B&B accommodation is fully equipped with all the creature comforts. Breakfast is included and dinner meals are available upon request ($15 US per person).
Hot water on demand • Sky satellite TV • Cell phone reception • Wireless internet connection available in the guesthouse
Things to do:
• Forest bathing and hiking on our many trails
• Pesca Rio Blanco, an authentic Tico restaurant (5-minute walk)
• Neighbouring fruit orchard tour with the most exquisite views (10-minute walk)
• Horseback riding with a local guide
• Coopedota coffee plantation and processing plant tour (15-minute drive)
• Three typical Dota towns: Copey, Santa Maria and San Marcos
We are happy to organize day trips with local businesses.
Let us know what you'd like to see and experience and we'll do everything we can to help you.
FREE property tour (approx 1.5 to 2 hrs) where guests will have the opportunity to see the process of raising trout from fingerlings to adult stage in our natural ponds. Everything is done in conjunction with nature. Some lucky guests have seen the elusive Quetzal during the tour.
Interaction with guests
We like to strike the right balance with our guests. We are here for you. Before you arrive, we prefer communicating via email to make sure all your questions are answered. We're also happy to arrange local tours. Having said that, once you're here, we respect your need for privacy and this is why all meals are brought to you to eat in the privacy of the guesthouse. Meal times are flexible based on your preferred schedule. This is your holiday, and we do everything we can to provide you with the best experience. (Please note, due to kitchen limitations, I can only prepare one type of meal at a time, just like home. But the choice is yours: you can catch your own trout, have shepherd's pie, chicken, pasta, pizza, soups and salads). All meals come with homemade dessert, too.
If you are travelling by car, you will need a 4WD to get to our place (well, to most places in Costa Rica, actually). We also HIGHLY recommend you rent a GPS.
If you are travelling by bus, we are happy to pick you up at the Santa Maria de Dota bus station. We charge $10 U.S. each way.
If Hush Valley Lodge is your only destination and you prefer not to drive, we can arrange for a shuttle to pick you up at the airport. The drive is approximately 2 hours (depending on traffic). The shuttle cost is $125 U.S. each way.
Other things to note
The Los Santos region, where we live, is considered Costa Rica's prime coffee producer. The Coopededota is the world's first carbon neutral coffee processing plant. They provide a tour for $22 U.S. per person and is well worth it, expecially during peak coffee-picking season (January to April).
This region is also known for its bird watching. There are hundreds of species to observe in their natural habitat.
No smoking in guesthouse, please.
No children under 12, please, for safety reasons.
Payment in U.S. dollars or Costa Rican colones. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit card payment through PayPal will incur a 5% service charge.
IMPORTANT: $89 U.S. per couple PLUS $15 U.S. PER EXTRA PERSON per night (trundle bed available).
We have two dogs, a Miniature Dachshund, Frankie, and an adopted stray, Bobbie McGee. Both roam the property freely, but mostly stay near the main house, and both are friendly... the guesthouse is pet-free.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. We pinch ourselves every morning, feeling incredibly fortunate to be living in this paradise setting. And we look forward to sharing it with you!