Hidden Valley Inn, Belize
Hidden Valley Inn
Mountain Pine Ridge, Mayan Mountains, Belize
At a Glance
Enjoy 90 miles of hiking and biking trails, secluded pools, and waterfalls set in tropical rainforest
One of the most secluded lodges in the Mountain Pine Forest Region
Intimate eco-resort and very personalized service
For those seeking romance, one of the waterfalls may be reserved exclusively for the day
With only 12 rooms privacy and tranquility is guaranteed
Float down the Macal River on a canoe trip to observe indigenous fauna, flora and birds
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Belize's climate is marked by two distinct seasons, the rainy season (June to November) and the dry season (December to May). The coldest month is January and the warmest temperatures are in May.
The busier time of the year for travelers to Belize is November to May, which are the winter months of the Northern Hemisphere. It is possible to visit out-side of these months but the rainy season in the Forest Highlands can be rather wet.
To start planning your vacation to Hidden Valley Inn
A wonderfully remote rustic-chic lodge situated in Belize's picturesque Mountain Pine Ridge area, Hidden Valley Inn is great for walking, bird watching and exploring the waterfalls, caves and Mayan temples of the region.
Hidden Valley Inn is a retreat from the world, set in the gorgeous Mountain Pine Ridge district in Belize's Maya Highlands. The lodge has 12 extremely comfortable cottages surrounding the central lodge with its bar, restaurant, comfortable living room-cum-library and a lovely swimming pool.
The lodge has some 90 miles of trails through the extensive estate, encompassing some of the most unspoiled pine forest and jungle gorges in the country. Around a dozen waterfalls, including the 800-foot King Vulture Falls, can be reached, and the bird watching here is superb, with rare species such as the Orange-breasted Falcon a notable sighting. Even the uninitiated will not fail to be impressed by the colorful hummingbirds and tanagers that are regularly seen. Mountain bikes are also a great way to explore this diverse ecosystem.
There are three yoga platforms that are ideal spots for some peaceful meditation and other activities such as horse riding, canoeing and excursions further afield to the Mayan site of Caracol or the many cave systems in the area can all easily be arranged.
The accommodation at Hidden Valley Inn is made up of 12 cottages, of which ten are Luxury Suites and two are Deluxe Suites. The suites are decorated in earthy tones, with cool tiled floors, hand crafted mahogany furniture and outside patios. The Deluxe Suites have their own outside waterfall, rock shower and claw foot bath and a large double hammock.
The suites can be opened up for small intimate environment for families or friends traveling together. A private screened patio, matrimonial hammocks, comfortable patio furniture with its own tea and coffee self service.
Children are welcomed at Hidden Valley Inn. The two Deluxe Suites can be opened up, making ideal accommodation for a family. Children are sure to enjoy the adventurous nature of a stay in the forest, with the chance to play by the pool, hike nature trails, swim in waterfalls, canoe through caves and look out for local wildlife.
The Main House at Hidden Valley Inn is home to three cosy lounges and a bar, perfect for relaxing with a book, sharing conversation with fellow guests or sipping on a cocktail by the open fire. There is also a dining area serving delicious a la carte cuisine featuring both local and continental dishes from a menu that changes daily. Outside is a lovely swimming pool and a hot tub, a great spot to chill out after some soft adventure in the forest.
Hidden Valley Inn is set on a 7200 acre private reserve with access to over 90 miles of hiking and mountain biking rails and many secluded pools and waterfalls. Some of the waterfalls are ideal for swimming and some can even be reserved exclusively for the day. Other activities on offer include yoga, canoeing, riding through the jungle with a local Mayan guide, exploring mystical caves and visiting the ancient Mayan sites of Caracol and Xunantunich
Mark Beken (Staff)
If you like walking, then Hidden Valley Inn is a wonderful place, as there are around 100 miles of paths to follow through the estate that encompasses highland pine forest and broadleaf jungle in the waterfall-filled ravines. I enjoyed the colonial atmosphere in the public areas, and the pool is lovely. You do need to be able to entertain yourself in the evenings, however, as you are in the middle of nowhere, but bring a good book and you will be extremely happy here.
ATM Cave Adventure
Actun Tunichil Muknal or ATM caves is one of Belize’s most impressive adventure experiences and a rare opportunity to see ancient Maya ceremonial sites and altars as they were and virtually untouched for centuries.
Cave Tubing - Caves Branch
Float on rubber tubes on crystal clear waters, through majestic caverns with breathtaking stalagmite and stalactite formations. Discover the secrets of the ancient Mayas tubing through an underground realm known as the Mayan underworld.
Explore the majestic Mayan ruins at Xunantunich with your very own private guide. This classic period site was a thriving city near the end of the Classic period and provides an impressive view of the entire Mopan River valley.
Horseback Riding Cayo District
Follow trails through the rain forest visiting Mayan plazas and ceremonial sites, including Skeleton Cave. Finish the day at Big Rock Falls, where you can take a refreshing dip and enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to your lodge.
Location & directions
Mountain Pine Ridge, Mayan Mountains, Belize
Hidden Valley Inn is located high in the Mountain Pine Ridge in the Cayo District of Belize, Central America. This secluded lodge is situated amidst 7200 acres of private reserve.