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Beautiful Mountain Top Cabins Overlooking The Turrialba Volcano

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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
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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 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Mountain Top Cabins Overlooking The Turrialba Volcano
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

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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A proposal surprise!

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely breathtaking. Annette was so helpful picking us up from the bus stop and driving us up to our secluded cabin on top of Costa Rica. She provided breakfast and dinner to us every day we were there and even set up our rafting trip down the Pacuare. We didn't have to do any planning or thinking while we were there because Annette did it all for us! This place is so unreal that my boyfriend proposed to me on the porch of our cabin overlooking the mountains. We will definitely return for anniversaries!

I will never forget our AMAZING experience with WALTER!!! He took us on a wonderful horseback ride and pointed out many animals and plants along the way. He took us to the top of this mountain with yet another beautiful view of the mountains. He did not speak any English, and we are both pretty bad at Spanish, but the connection was there. He was so fun to be around that we invited him on the porch for some beers. He is a guy that if we lived in Costa Rica, he would be our friend!

I recommend this to anyone looking to see Costa Rica from the top. If you go to the cabins and do not get a few hours with Walter, you are doing it wrong! Annette has something really wonderful going on and she loves to sit down with her guests and chat. She accommodates to every diet, which is awesome because I am a vegetarian. Don't miss out on this wonderful experience. We already miss Annette and Walter!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review, I have told many about Robbies proposal, thanks for choosing our place for this! Come anytime.
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Paradise on the Mountain Top

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from the states and arrived late on our first night. Harry welcomed us, and immediately made us feel so welcomed. We arose the next day to a view that was simply breathtaking. Harry put together an absolutely amazing breakfast and we were set up for a nature walk. Our walk took us around the property and our guide Walter was a wealth of information on all the plants and animals of the area. Those walks with Walter and eating Harry's wonderful meals and chatting were so special to our family. The theme of this VRBO is definitely spectacular beauty, and the graciousness of the hosts and guide. We eagerly anticipated every meal and walk that we took, and were never disappointed. Our cabin had everything you could want and was the perfect size. Every aspect of our stay was so well thought out by our host. We could not have asked for more. We stayed three nights and felt it was much too short. Can't wait to return on our next trip to Costa Rica. Thank you Harry for a memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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