A charming German-Spanish family tends to guests at this quintessential get-away-from-it-all place just 10 minutes down the mountain from—and a noticeable few degrees warmer than—Santa Elena. Three fully furnished ojoche-wood cabins perch on the mountainside on the 25-acre farm. Every vantage point in the cabins—the living area, the bed, the desk, the shower, and even the toilet—has stupendous views. The property has horseback riding, a stone-wall pool,
and a Finnish sauna. Optional meals are prepared by a neighboring Costa Rican family and can be taken in the main house or brought to your cabin. If arriving by car, there are no signs for the hotel so look for the yellow painted rocks and sun logo.
4 km (2½ miles) southwest of Santa Elena, Monteverde, 60109, Costa Rica