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Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hidden Valley was an amazing experience! My partner and I just got married there under a beautiful waterfall and released butterflies. This really was a magical day. The staff did everything for us and it was stress free. We stayed for 4 days and did the Caracol tour with Marvin, who is an expert in birds. Really fascinating stuff. The entire staff is very accommodating and understanding, just ask for it and they will do their best to get it for you. I will say, the bugs did eat us alive and we used several different types of bug spray and the wrist bracelet repellant. It's the jungle, get used to it. If you are planning on a lot of hiking, bring hiking shoes. We hiked in our sneakers because we didn't want to pack our boots, but our shoes got muddy. Bring binoculars to see birds, very helpful.

I stayed in one of the cottages. Everything about the place seemed perfect. The cottage was spacious and luxurious. I had a chance to tour the property, or at least a part of the gigantic reserve and was overwhelmed by the variety of natural delights available from waterfalls to yoga platforms to bird watching and breathtaking scenic views. Looking at the trail maps, it seemed like it might be possible to get lost in the vastness, but there are signs everywhere. The food in the restaurant is also absolutely spectacular.

Hidden Valley Inn and Reserve is an awesome place for an eco-adventure. It is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the typical crowded and noisy vacation spots. The inn is small and only has six cottages with two suites each, so even during peak season the resort is not crowded. The suites and the grounds are beautifully maintained and clean, and we woke up every morning to a symphony of beautiful birds. From the time we arrived until the time we were dropped off at the airport, the staff was absolutely amazing. They were always friendly, hard-working and professional. Our guide for several activities, Marvin, was fantastic. His knowledge of the flora, fauna, and Mayan history is unsurpassed. The food was superb, as was the wait staff. The front desk was incredibly helpful and responsive in arranging our guided tours as well as making sure we were prepared for our day hikes with all of the necessary supplies and packed lunches. The hiking trails are fantastic as well. The trails are very well maintained and beautiful, with numerous waterfalls, crystal clear pools for a swim, birds, and many interesting plants. We really liked the fact that the inn provides a hand-held radio to guests when they go hiking in case there is an emergency or bad weather rolls in unexpectedly. All you have to do is call the inn and they will come pick you up on the trail. We also loved the tranquility at Hidden Valley - there was no traffic, no noise (except for nature sounds), no trash, and the only people we saw were at the inn itself. Since the area is remote, there is no TV or cell service (a plus for us actually) but they have wifi which allowed us to stay in touch with family back home and access the internet. Overall, we had an amazing experience at Hidden Valley and cannot wait to get back there.

We came here on our honeymoon, and enjoyed every moment of our stay! We were able to relax, and enjoy the peacefulness and nature. We were also able to 'rent' a waterfall on one day of our stay as well. We were provided a secluded private area with a cabana, champagne, china, and a cooler full of delicious food! The resort was also able to accommodate many excursions, and we decided on the Mayan Ruins and cave tour. We had a private guide, who was very knowledgeable. I can't recommend Hidden Valley Inn highly enough! What a great stay!

Staff was most gracious and felt like family the minute we walked in. Food, accommodations and the whole setting was most special. Our guides were amazing and most knowledgeable about the area & history of Belize. Would recommend this location to anyone looking for a quiet getaway that offers the best of everything. The ruin trip to Caracol was fascinating, hike to Butterfly Falls refreshing, the massages perfect!

Many of the roads in Belize are still just dirt tracks so it takes almost three hours to get to the lodge but it is well worth the effort. The staff is extremely helpful and the lodge is amazing. Even though the lodge is literally in the middle of nowhere they have a pool and jacuzzi with crystal clear water. The meals are delicious. You just need to ask for small portions otherwise the will feed you till won't be able to move :) The local guide that took us to see the local sites was an expert and extremely friendly. If you only have time for a few of the activities that are included in their package then make sure you go to see the Mayan ruins in Caracol and the Hidden Valley private waterfall. The lodge is located in a remote area so cell phone coverage is not great. The lodge provides an internet connection (Wi-Fi) but the local service is not great. This is not the lodge's fault. But in any case, you are here in order to relax and disconnect from work so limited cell phone and internet access are a feature, not a problem.

We had an excellent lunch here, and enjoyed wandering around the gardens and small shop. The menu was varied, and the food very good. We were not staying here, but it looked very nice though I would imagine it is not cheap. The area is very good for birding and hiking with spectacular waterfalls, scenery and wildlife.

We stayed at the Hidden Valley Inn in connection with an REI Adventures Trip. We didn't know what to expect at the end of the long dirt road through the Belizean mountains leading up to the Inn - however, we were pleasantly surprised and thrilled with the quality of the Hidden Valley Inn. The main structure (reception, dining, bar and pool used to be a private home. Each guest room is a separate/duplex bungalow. The rooms are very nice and the beds are comfortable - the complimentary jar of chocolate cookies and the real fireplace in the room are nice touches. We enjoyed mountain bike riding and hiking. Make sure the Rio Frio Caves. Of course the trip would not be complete without a trip to the Mayan ruins at Caracol. Service was very good (not Four Seasons but definitely much better than expected). The food was also good. But the stars of the Inn are the location and the grounds. Well worth a 2-3 day visit.

We became interested in Hidden Valley Inn because it's not a huge resort. Small enough for personal service yet big enough for gourmet dinning and drinks. Well maintained hiking/walking/biking trails, spectacular falls, plenty of places for solitude. When we wanted to explore the area or ruins, helpful and knowledgeable guides were always available. You really get personalized tours with some of the most friendly people. We reserved Secret Falls with the champagne lunch. It was just beautiful. Fantastic lunch, swimming in the waterfall and falling asleep in hammock. This will be something we will always remember. We are planning to bring our children back when they get a little older.

Really good service and wonderful drinks. Lots of local wildlife in the area. Close to king vulture falls and 1,000 foot falls but the real beauty is butterfly falls. Beautiful pool and patio on site. Pretty pricey. But they have a great presentation about the local carnivores in the area, given by a super cute biologist.

4 Cooma Cairn Road Mountain Pine Ridge

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve is located within a 15-minute drive of Thousand Foot Falls and Butterfly Falls and Pool. This 12-room, 4-star lodge welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on a lake and also within a 30-minute drive of Bol's Cave Museum and Green Hills Butterfly Ranch.


Dining

This lodge is home to a family restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM.


Rooms

All 12 rooms feature fireplaces, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer free toiletries and bathrobes. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include laptop-compatible safes and desks.


Property features

Guests staying at Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve enjoy access to a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for BZD 380.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury lodge include a conference center, coffee/tea in a common area, and free use of bicycles.

Room options

Suite One Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 375 reviews