The Resort and Rooms, Hidden Valley Inn
In the mid-1970’s, the estate house of Hidden Valley Inn was built by Julian “Bull” Headley as a family vacation home. It remained in the family for over thirty years until 2001, when the Roe family purchased the lodge, restored and renovated it. The current management team bring years of experience to the lodge, coming from careers in Botswana managing upscale lodges and running luxury safaris.
The biodiversity of Hidden Valley Reserve is vast. The terrain includes steep ravines, five major waterfalls, jungle, pine and rainforest…all unique habitats teeming with life. Around half of Belize’s bird species population has been identified in the vicinity, along with more than 40% of Belize’s non-marine mammals, including all five of Belize’s cat species.
With 90 miles of private, well maintained trails for hiking and mountain biking, bring your binoculars and enjoy the wild!
Hidden Valley is located in the remote Mountain Pine Ridge area of the Cayo District. The journey from Belize City takes approximately 2 hours 45 minutes, with 1 hour on a non-paved road. There is a nearby airstrip servicing private charter flights, enquire with us for more details.
The lodge features several fireplace lounges, restaurant, bar, a conference room and pool terrace with outdoor jacuzzi. Spa services are also available in the lodge or in your suite.
WiFi is available throughout the Inn, in the cottages and in the lodge, and every room is equipped with its own telephone.
Please note, rooms do not have televisions or air conditioning (Average nightly temperature is 70 degrees F).
There are 10 Estate Rooms and 2 Estate Suites, all located along pathways connecting to the main lodge.
Every cottage features a stone fireplace, full bath and shower, writing desk, closets, and a queen or king bedroom. The king beds can be split to twins as required. The décor includes handsome mahogany furniture and local artisan accents. Additional amenities include:
- Coffee valet
- Ceiling fans
- In-room safe
- Daily turn-down service
- In-room WiFi (and throughout lodge)
- Luxury linens
- Plush terry bathrobes
The Estate Suites additionally feature screened patios with hammocks and loungers, a double vanity unit, a claw foot bath tub and an outdoor waterfall rock shower.
The cuisine at Hidden Valley combines gourmet upscale with local Mayan and Mestito flavours. Highlights include grilled chicken in sesame oil with bacon, feta and greens with a smoked aioli, plus the butterflied truffled prawns
Ingredients are grown at the lodge, or brought in daily from the local fruit and vegetable markets in nearby San Ignacio. Breads and sweets are made daily in the kitchen and and pair well with Hidden Valley Inn coffee, grown, roasted and ground on-property.
Packed lunches are also available from the kitchen for those heading out on all-day expeditions.
High Tea is served from 4pm to 6pm and includes Hidden Valley Inn Coffee a selection of cake and pastries.
“Ok, this hotel is really something special in the middle of the belizean jungle. It’s truly a 5 star hotel (not quite common in Belize) right in the middle of an amazing private property with all sorts of hiking adventure.”
“The Hidden Valley Inn is a true gem in the Belizean jungle. Our room was spacious, comfortable, with true personality. The staff were always highly personable, and able to arrange anything you might need. Great food in the restaurant, and a comfortable lodge setting in the main building – a log fire always burning. The hotel arranged a charter flight to us to their own airstrip – roads to the Inn are very much “off road”. The reserve is home to acres of jungle and hiking trails for all abilities – the Butterfly Falls and Cascade Trail is a highlight. Special mention to Rick, one of the hotel’s own tour guides, who is a literal mine of information, and exceptionally helpful. This is a great base from which to explore the Mayan temples from, especially Caracol. Thanks too for making me a birthday cake! Truly can’t speak more highly about this hotel, one of the very best in the world which I have stayed at.”
“Intimate Inn with the friendliest staff I’ve ever encountered in my lifetime. The food was consistently beyond amazing, the room spacious and clean, the grounds breathtakingly beautiful. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Best choice for our honeymoon. Exciting excursions available but also perfect for relaxation.”