The closest lodge to the Monteverde reserve has enormous rooms, with wood-paneled walls and ceilings, marvelously crafted wood furniture, balconies, and lovely views from most. The woodsy style is appropriate, as the lodge is surrounded by trees, just a 10-minute walk from the park entrance. Ground-floor rooms in the main building are close to the restaurant and lobby, and have solarium-like enclosed glass balconies. Rooms in the newer buildings are a bit of a hike but have better views. The friendly Chilean owners are always around to provide personalized service. They also own the Trapp Family Country Inn, a colonial-style hotel five minutes from the San José's Airport.