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Beautiful Mountain Top Cabins Overlooking The Turrialba Volcano

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Property type cabin


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Torre Alta Lodge offers out guests beautiful cabins atop a mountain that overlooks the Turrialba volcano, the Turrialba valley, and, at a distance, the Carribean coast and the Irazu volcano. The property boasts many natural beauties and is an ideal place for bird watchers and anyone interested in exploring the Costa Rican jungle.

Visitors are welcome to go on hikes, mountain biking tours, birdwatching tours, or simply sitting back and enjoying the silence. Our cabins are equipped with a small refrigerator, a coffee maker, and clean filtered water jugs. Breakfast is included with your stay and all other meals are available at a reasonable price. Our dishes area all prepared using the freshest and most local of ingredients. Additionally, we offer free high speed WIFI in your cabin.

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

We were born in Costa Rica of foreign descent, schooled here but lived in Wisconsin for 14 years. Recently we moved back to our farm to host guests at our 2 cabins. The view is so spectacular and big that we wanted to share it this way.

We used to have a Bed and Breakfast in San Jose, Costa Rica. This is so much nicer!!

Owner/Property Manager purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Cartago

Your hosts are both bilingual Costa Ricans. The area we came to live in is far from the hustle and bustle of the city, we wanted to live in the clean, quiet, colourful mountains of the Turrilaba area. We have owned our farm for 24 years and have been part of the community from the beginning. The persons that work on the farm are locals and have been with us from day one.

We offer a completely different outlook of Costa Rican scenery and life.

What makes this cabin unique

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 filtered 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.


Cartago Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • whitewater rafting
We offer guided horseback riding. We do not offer shampoo, etc. Only soap is offered.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Mountain Top Cabins Overlooking The Turrialba Volcano
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Secluded, quiet, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

annette the owner was amazing! The breakfast she cooked was perfect. We are going back and are going to get the recipe. The lodge was clean, quiet, and had amazing views! Getting there from San Jose was easy and relatively quick. If you are driving, the last leg of the journey is an adventure that you absolutely need four wheel drive for.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't hesitate...go now!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful location with the most hospitable hostess, Annette! Can't say enough good things about this place! The view is breathtaking...we watched Turrialba's plume of smoke erupt each morning over coffee. It is so secluded and you must have a 4x4 to get up the mountain to the lodge. The food was wonderful...we paid $15 pp per meal for dinner and it was delicious. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful mountain top getaway. Hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. Road in is pretty rough, recommend 4WD but it is very worth it.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay. We were there for about a week. Great place to sit back and relax. Annette and Harry are wonderful hosts. Very comfortable accommodations. The view and property are gorgeous. Try the Clone restaurant-great rotisserie chicken and I think the best french fries I have ever had. Hope we get to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Looking forward to having you back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to spend our honeymoon! The cabin was modern and clean and cozy. The view was incredible. The hosts were phenomenal. I would highly recommend staying at Torre Alta!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest, thanks for finding us!!
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Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

I must have looked at 50 different hotels, inns and b&b's in the area and when I came across Torre Alta Lodge I fell in love,. When we arrived, I knew I had booked the perfect place for my family (my husband, our eight year old daughter and I).

Living on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica for the last 15 years, we know and love the country and had been craving some cooler temperatures this month. I chose Turrialba for the mountain weather and white water rafting, and Torre Alta for some peace & quiet in a stylish, natural surrounding.

Annette and Harry are fantastic hosts, above and beyond hospitable, they are the kind of people you always want to spend more time with. The cabin is charming; rustic meets modern simplicity, as comfortable as you could ask for, with a fabulous breakfast included. Hands down the best experience I could have asked for. I'd go back in a heartbeat beat and will recommend it to everyone I know.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review!! You guys are awesome and it was such a pleasure to have met you and Zoe! Stay in touch and come back anytime. Thanks for finding us.
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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
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