Checking In: Hidden Canopy Treehouses Monteverde, Costa Rica

Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel

With rainfall showers and hardwood floors, these luxury treehouses don’t resemble your childhood backyard fort. At Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotels  you’ll wake up with views that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world – high above the clouds, and ending each day watching the sunset.

About the Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel 

The treehouses at the Hidden Canopy will catch your eye immediately because of their stunning design and the impeccable views. Your stay will quickly be one you’ll never forget because of the extraordinary hospitality from the owner, Jennifer King. 

Jennifer and her team make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. Her team even unloaded our bags for us from our car while we were greeted with a glass of sangria… talk about the perfect welcome! 


Checking In: Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel Monteverde, Costa Rica

Sunset from Hidden Canopy Main House

The Hidden Canopy Boutique Hotel is in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region of Costa Rica. The property sits mountainside adjacent to Monteverde Cloud Forest. 

The closest airport is Liberia (LIR) which is around two hours away by car. Monteverde is around a three hour drive from the larger San Jose (SJO) airport. 

The road up to Monteverde is rather bumpy. If you’re renting a car, it’s best to have a vehicle that’s higher up and not so low to the ground. If you would prefer not to rent a car you can schedule arranged transportation with a driver through the hotel. 


You can choose from six different luxury treehouses to call your home during your stay. We stayed in the Glade Tree House,  and we found it was the perfect size for two! From September-April, during prime travel season in Costa Rica, the Glade Treehouse is $299 per night. For descriptions and prices for all of the treehouses, you can visit their booking page.

Checking In: Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel Monteverde, Costa Rica

Glade Treehouse

It’s important to note this is an adults-only property for guests ages 16 and older from September-April. During Green Season (May-August) ages 14 and older are welcomed to stay. 

Hidden Canopy does have a minimum stay of two, or three nights depending on the dates you’re booking. 

Glade Tree House

No detail is left behind in your treehouse! The Glade Treehouse has a king size canopy bed, skylight ceilings, and a glass-covered wraparound balcony with a view of the cloud forest. 

Checking In: Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel Monteverde, Costa Rica

King Sized Canopy Bed in the Glade Treehouse

All treehouses at Hidden Canopy include a seating area with big glass windows – perfect for relaxing in the morning and enjoying a cup of coffee. Speaking of coffee…. All rooms come stocked with tea and coffee from a local coffee farmer in Monteverde! You can even make coffee the local way using one of the handmade wooden “Costa Rican coffee makers” that are in the room.

Checking In: Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel Monteverde, Costa Rica

Costa Rican Coffee Maker Included in All Treehouses

Of course, all rooms have the essentials,  i.e. a hairdryer, refrigerator, television, toiletries, Wi-fi, mini bar etc. All rooms also have portable heaters and extra blankets for chilly nights and dehumidifiers. The dehumidifier was a very welcomed amenity with the high humidity in the area.  It was so peaceful to have a night of sleep without waking up feeling sticky. 

Popover Tip: The televisions inside your treehouse do not include cable. However, the main house has a library with DVD’s, books, and board games you can borrow to bring back to your room. 

Amenities Overview 

  • Welcome Drink Upon Arrival
  • Traditional Costa Rican Homemade Breakfast Included
  • Daily Sunset Tea Happy Hour with Drinks, Appetizers, and Dessert 
  • Complimentary High Speed WiFi in Treehouse and Main Lobby 
  • Guest Lounge and Bar with Glass-Enclosed Balcony
  • DVD Players and Movie Collection to borrow in Main House
  • Board Games and Playing Cards to borrow in Main House
  • Take-One Leave-One Lending Library of Books
  • Complimentary Tea and Coffee in Guest Rooms
  • Honor Bar and Safe in Guest Rooms   
  • Complimentary Shuttle in the evening to downtown Monteverde 
  • Private Nature Guided Tours Available Exclusive to Hidden Canopy Guests (additional cost)

Exclusive Private Tours Available Only to Guests 

Jennifer has two exclusive private tours available only to Hidden Canopy guests with her nature guide, Koki. Koki leads the night tour and the Curi Cancha Cloud Forest Reserve tour.  On the tour, he’ll teach you so much about the wildlife of Monteverde, and help you capture great photos! More information about the other Monteverde tours that Hidden Canopy is uniquely able to help you arrange can be found on their website here.

We took the night tour and the morning cloud forest tour. I highly recommend going on both the night tour and cloud forest tours because you’ll see completely different animals and birds at night compared to during the day.

My full review of the night tour and cloud forest tour is in my Costa Rica One Week Itinerary Guide.  

Breakfast and Afternoon Tea

We were blown away with the high quality of food and attention to detail the owner, Jennifer King, puts into her guests breakfast and afternoon tea. 

Checking In: Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel Monteverde, Costa Rica

Breakfast at Hidden Canopy

Breakfast changes daily and includes homemade bread, fresh fruit and local specialties to the region. My favorite part of breakfast was the banana pancakes, and the coffee was incredible! Jennifer told us how she worked with a local coffee farm to create her own custom blend of coffee created exclusively for Hidden Canopy.

You’ll enjoy breakfast on the balcony of the main house with views of the cloud forest and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. each day, and Jennifer is able to accommodate any allergies with advance notice. 

Checking In: Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel Monteverde, Costa Rica

Sunset Tea with Sangria and Homemade Empanadas

The highlight of our stay was enjoying the Sunset Tea. Every day from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Jennifer invites her guests to join together for “Sunset Tea” (happy hour) on the balcony of the main house. Sunset Tea includes appetizers and desserts as well as an open-bar of complimentary coffee, tea, beer, wine, sangria, and soft drinks.

Watching the sunset with a drink in hand was was the perfect way to end our day and appreciate the beauty of Costa Rica. 

Tips for Visiting

  • Check In is no later than 4:00 p.m. Plan to arrange your flights and driving plans to check in during daylight. 
  • Always share if you’re celebrating anything special during your stay! I had balloons and chocolates delivered during the last night of our stay for my birthday 
  • Book in advance if you’re visiting during peak season! They have a reasonable cancellation policy if you need to make any changes. 
  • While the breakfast menu is set each day, please let Jennifer know in advance of any allergies or food preferences you have and she’s happy to accommodate any needs. 
  • For lunch/dinner recommendations in Monteverde you can check out my full Costa Rica blog post here 

Final Thoughts 

I would recommend staying 2-3 nights at Hidden Canopy to fully experience their remarkable Hospitality. You’ll love taking time out of your day for afternoon tea and waking up in one of these luxurious tree houses. Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to experience the “Pura Vida” culture of Costa Rica.

What’s one of the most unique hotel you’ve ever stayed in during your travels? Let me know in the comments below!

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Checking In: Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel Monteverde, Costa Rica


  1. February 22, 2020 / 15:09

    Wow! This place is stunning. There are some incredible places to stay in Costa Rica. We stayed in an amazing house in Manuel Antonio last year but I definitely want to put this on my list if we ever make it back to Costa Rica one day. Amazing find!

    • Linnea
      February 22, 2020 / 17:46

      I’d love to visit Manuel Antonio on my next trip too! Feel free to email the house you stayed at too me! I’m

  2. February 22, 2020 / 15:12

    I love Costa Rica! This looks amazing. I bet the wildlife was pretty awesome too.

    • Linnea
      February 22, 2020 / 17:45

      It was! It was so fun to wake up to the birds signing every morning!

  3. February 22, 2020 / 15:15

    I’ve stayed in a treehouse before in Oregon but this looks next level! Thanks for sharing.

    • Linnea
      February 22, 2020 / 17:42

      Thanks for reading Alanna! I bet your treehouse in Oregon was amazing too!

  4. February 22, 2020 / 15:25

    Those look amazing!

    • Linnea
      February 22, 2020 / 17:42

      Thanks! It’s definitely worth a splurge visit!

  5. February 22, 2020 / 15:56

    I was majorly on a budget when I went to Costa Rica, but this looks amazing! Can’t wait to go back one day.

    • Linnea
      February 22, 2020 / 17:41

      I hope you can!

  6. February 22, 2020 / 18:43

    This looks like paradise, I’m desperate to go to Costa Rica and this post has just made me want to go more. I would love to stay here too. Well done, amazing photos too 🙂

    • Linnea
      February 22, 2020 / 18:50

      Thanks Louise! If you ever end up staying please reach out to me! I’d love to know what you though! 🙂

  7. Christine
    February 22, 2020 / 19:52

    Omg! This looks SO amazing!! I want to stay here!! Saving this post for the day I do!

    • Linnea
      February 22, 2020 / 22:00

      I’m so glad! Thanks, Christine! You’ll love it when you visit!

  8. February 22, 2020 / 22:13

    That treehouse looks so luxurious! The canopy bed and being surrounded by the trees….what a dream! So many good tips too! 🙂

    • Linnea
      February 22, 2020 / 22:14

      Thanks Andrea! It truly feels like a dream when you’re there! The attention to detail is top notch!

  9. February 22, 2020 / 23:23

    Definitely have to stay here the next time in Costa Rica!

    • Linnea
      February 23, 2020 / 14:24

      I hope you can! You’ll love it!

  10. Michelle
    February 23, 2020 / 00:49

    Wow! This place is so beautiful and looks so relaxing. I love that the hostess offers “sunset tea”. That sounds fabulous. Also, you really caught my attention when you said the property was adults only. That is exactly how we travel!

    • Linnea
      February 23, 2020 / 14:25

      Exactly! In a place as beautiful as this it’s nice to fully relax.

  11. February 23, 2020 / 13:51

    This is definitely a bucket list destination! Thanks for such a helpful guide 🙂

    • Linnea
      February 23, 2020 / 14:25

      You’re welcome!

  12. February 23, 2020 / 14:05

    Oh wow, that looks absolutely stunning!! I’ve had Costa Rica on my bucket list for a while (I love sloths!), but I didn’t have any ideas on where to stay – I think I know now! Thank you for sharing; I’ve added this to my list! 🙂

    • Linnea
      February 23, 2020 / 14:26

      Of course! Feel free to checkout my Costa Rica One Week Itinerary Guide for more tips too!

  13. February 23, 2020 / 16:21

    Wowow! Funny I am waiting for my bus to Monteverde as I am reading this. I wish I knew about this gorgeous treehouse sooner! Too bad I already booked my accommodation haha. What an amazing find. Will save this for next time!

    • Linnea
      February 23, 2020 / 21:38

      It’s definitely a reason to come back then! Have the best time in Monteverde!

  14. March 3, 2020 / 13:32

    This place looks like an absolute dream. What a wonderful place to visit! The photos are just incredible. I am intrigued!

  15. May 6, 2020 / 14:54

    This looks like a DREAM! I need to go here 🙂 I’ll be saving this for when I can go to Costa Rica.

    • Linnea
      May 6, 2020 / 21:31

      I hope you do! It was stunning!

  16. Natalie
    May 6, 2020 / 15:55

    To wake up in a tree house like this is a dream!!!

    • Linnea
      May 6, 2020 / 21:31

      It was so beautiful!

  17. May 6, 2020 / 23:27

    Omg I NEED to stay here! Everything looks so amazing! I clicked on the hotel link too and I thought the prices were great for all that is included. Great guide and tips!

    • Linnea
      May 7, 2020 / 00:37

      You’re so welcome Sara! For how stunning this property is I totally agree it’s worth the money! I would spend it again in a heartbeat!

  18. Suvarna Arora
    May 7, 2020 / 10:15

    Omg, what a stunning place to stay. I love treehouses and would want to stay here someday.

  19. May 7, 2020 / 10:23

    Wow this looks like such a cool spot, I’ve always wanted to stay in a place like this! And those sunset views look amazing! 😁

  20. Roshni
    May 8, 2020 / 16:10

    How incredible I visited as a backpacker years ago but would love to go back for a bit of lux and stay here!!

    • Linnea
      May 8, 2020 / 20:57

      Totally! It’s nice to have that balance with a little luxury once in a while!

  21. January 26, 2021 / 17:15

    We have always dreamed about visiting a place like this!!!

    • Linnea
      February 5, 2021 / 22:58

      I hope you can visit, Wendie! Let me know if you have any questions!

  22. Mai
    May 20, 2021 / 15:24

    Hi, great article piece, thanks for the details too! We are considering the treehouse and our children (15 and 16 yo boys) will be accompanying us. Do you think teenagers will enjoy the lodging? Were there other older teens there as well?


    • Linnea
      May 22, 2021 / 09:14

      Great question! It was mostly couples during our trip, but that was likely because of the time of year (second week of January) that we went. I think that’s the perfect time of age where they would appreciate the surroundings! They also have tree houses with two bedrooms too.

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