Discover an oasis perched above the village of Turrialba with views of Costa Rica's most perfect valley, a smoking volcano and more! Rancho Cascadia hosts groups from 4 to 20 persons in cabin tents, a bamboo cabin, fully equipped kitchen/dining room.
Our campus is an oasis perched above the village of Turrialba with views of Costa Rica's most perfect valley, a smoking volcano and more! The school hosts groups from 4 to 20+ persons in cabin tents, a bamboo cabin, and a fully equipped kitchen/dining room(URL HIDDEN)
The School's two acre campus is ample space allowing participants freedom to explore, hang-out, socialize or conduct classes, workshops, yoga sessions, cooking classes and more. Private entrance gates assure privacy and security - you feel like you have arrived to a snug harbor surrounded by natural tropical beauty. Nearby, explore the friendly neighborhood or perhaps practice your Spanish at one of the Spanish Language schools within walking distance.
The views from the property are extraordinary and guests feel so lucky to have discovered such an awesome place. The campus adjoins a natural preserve where you can hear the waterfalls, enjoy wildlife viewing, bird watching or gazing out at the distant Talamanca Mountains.
The "Bob Marley" room is the common area where folks come together for preparing meals, dining, and enjoying music and games. The fully equipped kitchen is always a hub of activity. An ample collection of appliances such as blender, coffee grinder, toaster oven, coffee maker, and gas powered stove top makes meal preparation easy and fun.
WI FI is available throughout the campus giving everyone ample opportunity "to connect". Pathways lead you to a choice of cabin tents or the bamboo cabin. Two bathrooms, an outdoor loo, and a remarkable outdoor shower make tropical living easy. Your expectations will be exceeded once you arrive and discover the magic of your location, but so near to the hustle and bustle of downtown Turrialba (about a 25 minute walk to the town plaza).
Each cabin tent comes with beds, linens and plush blankets, simple electric lighting and wood shelves to stow gear.
Little amenities enhance your stay such as a special lock box to stash passports and the like, a “Grace Digital Radio” with 3500 radio stations from around the world, sound system, a selection of board games, clothes washing machine and drying lines, hammocks, zero gravity chairs, outdoor showers with a view, kayak storage area, bar-b-que, and raised bed gardens with fresh herbs and vegetables that you can pick and spice up your meals.
Accès des voyageurs
Although you will not have access to the main lodge you will be able to enjoy your cabin tent or bamboo cabin, the Bob Marley Room, The Rose Room (outdoor shower, toilet, washing machine, etc) and more. The lower forest canopy patio is place you'll find is quiet and serene as you have an incredible view looking out over the tropical forest canopy. Meals are served in the Bob Marley Room and on occasion at the main lodge outdoor dining room ("the terraza").
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We believe in letting you enjoy your private space, but at the same time we want to take the mystery out of questions that might come up. We'll start by providing you with a planning packet that gives you lots of tips and information on how to make the most out of your stay.
Upon your arrival you will meet your Costa Rican host, Yami Astorga. She speaks fluent Spanish and English and will give you an orientation, answer any questions you might have and be helpful with resources and ideas. She'll provide the electronic codes to access the doors and the safe for your personal belongings as well. Yami is on call if any concerns come up. You'll enjoy her great laugh and congeniality. On occasion her teenage sporty son, Aaron, will appear on his bicycle to help you out as needed.
We love life as most Costa Ricans do. You will hear a commonly used phrase, “pura vida” used by Costa Ricans to express a philosophy of strong community, resilience in overcoming difficulties, keeping with good spirits, enjoying life slowly, and celebrating good fortune and friends. We take pride in setting the stage for this type of culture we speak of. “Pura Vida!”.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Our crew is fun loving, easy to get along with, and enjoys crafting a standout guest experience for our visitors. Let us know how we can make your experience in Costa Rica a highlight of your life.
Conserve Energy and Water
Enjoy a nice hot water shower with our “On Demand” Hot Water Heaters. But, to save energy utilize cold water for washing clothes, hands, and dishes as much as possible. Also, conserve water and limit your consumption in a prudent fashion.
Recycle Almost Everything
Costa Rica prides itself in recycling. Labeled bins are found throughout the complex to deposit paper, plastic, metal and glass.
Lock It Up
Prevention is the key to security. Follow the guidelines for keeping your personal gear safe and locking the doors and windows when you are gone.
Jim and Sally Wells, long time residents of Trout Lake, Washington operate Cascadia Adventure Education School. They welcome you to stay at their unique lodgings whether it is in Costa Rica or beneath Mt. Adams in Washington State. Explore their offerings and know their crew are stars when it comes to crafting a perfect stay for their guests. Jim is an experiential education professional and directs the Cascadia Adventure Education School. By the way, they specialize in hosting school groups, extended families or your fun clan of friends. Ask about their group rates and discover their expertise and activities -- scenic float trips, whitewater kayaking or rafting, natural history interpretation, service learning projects, canyoneering, backcountry exploration, rural farm tours, caving, canyoneering, hiking, camping, kayak shuttles and more. Give us a call to set up your group's itinerary -- we'll help you with your planning and get you to your goals and dreams. Note: for school groups we recommend working 6 months or more in advance of your planned trip date.