Fodor's Expert Review Trogón Lodge

San Gerardo de Dota, San Gerardo, Cartago, 11702, Costa Rica

Set in a riotous garden filled with fuchsias, hydrangeas, and hummingbirds, Trogón Lodge is more picturesque hideaway than hiking-heavy destination. It has comfortable wooden cabins with white-tile bathrooms with rain shower heads and beds topped with snow-white duvets, flannel sheets, and rafts of plumped-up pillows; electric heaters and extra blankets also guard against the chilly mountain nights. One superior suite perched in solitary splendor has a king-size bed and a whirlpool tub with a panoramic view. Excellent meals featuring fresh trout are served at tree-trunk tables in a cozy restaurant with a woodstove, and a bar and dining terrace gaze out over the trout ponds and the river. With advanced reservation, you can book out the video room that features nature documentaries and a book exchange. Quetzal-watching and waterfall hikes are some of the diversions.

PROS

  • picturesque garden and river setting
  • convivial public areas
  • small but excellent gift shop

CONS

  • steep, short trails that end at road
  • shared verandas
  • can be noisy with families

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views, Green, Family
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2740–1051-lodge | 2293–8181-for reservations only

HOTEL DETAILS

25 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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