Chalet Nicholas

3 km (2 miles) west of Nuevo Arenal, Nuevo Arenal, Guanacaste, 50807, Costa Rica

Opened in 1992, this rain-forest B&B has old-fashioned charm with three chalet-style bedrooms looking out onto the mystic lake and volcano. The owners (and their resident Great Danes) have converted their hillside home into this lovely lodging that attracts seasoned travelers and nature enthusiasts. The cozy rooms have sloping ceilings, hand-carved furnishings, and tropical hardwoods. The two rosewood rooms downstairs have tile floors. Up a spiral staircase lies the L-shape, all-wood double loft with three beds and a back porch that overlooks the large garden. Running through the manicured grounds is a river and a network of hiking trails for exploring; rubber boots are provided. Birds abound: 100 species have been cataloged on the grounds. A favorite pastime is sitting in a rocking chair and watching the hummingbirds feed. The breakfasts are divine, with fresh-squeezed juice and macadamia-nut pancakes.

PROS

  • attentive owners
  • great breakfasts
  • terrific value
  • birders' paradise

CONS

  • best for dog lovers
  • need a car to stay here
  • no children under 10

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Casual
Near the mountain
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2694–4041

HOTEL DETAILS

3 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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