This is an example of our preferred hotel, though availability is not guaranteed. If a given hotel is not available for your tour date, we will reserve you a room at a hotel of similar appeal and quality in the same area.
Selva Negra Lodge
Selva Negra is a full service sustainable eco-lodge and coffee plantation that welcomes guests to this mountain resort nestled in the hills of Nicaragua. From the food on the table in the lakeside restaurant to the electricity in the quaint half-timbered cabins, everything needed to run this little kingdom is produced at Selva Negra.
Located in the highlands of central Nicaragua, the hills of Selva Negra are draped in green year round and the temperature is always comfortable. Fourteen trails, six of which are designed for horses, make this beautiful and pristine cloud forest easy to explore
The Selva Negra Mountain Resort offers its visitor many unique experiences. From the fern plants as tall as trees to the ecological technology involved in producing an internationally known, environmentally sound gourmet coffee.
The resort is easy to get to and has a fairly extensive history. Eddy and Mausi K?hl, the proprietors of the resort, are ecologically sensitive and have a keen sense of history. Descendents of German settlers who settled in the area in the 19th century, their heritage can be felt in the construction of this unique lodging. Their ecological efforts have been rewarded in many national and international awards the estate has received. A trip to Selva Negra is one that you will not soon forget.
Selva Negra is a model in sustainability and organic living. It produces more than 80% of the foods consumed both at the farm and the ecolodge restaurant through organic and sustainable growing practices. The ecolodge and farm host conferences and classes to teach sustainable and diversified living practices. Located in Nicaragua?s Ruta de Caf?, you will find a coffee museum with historical artifacts of the European settlers that starting exporting coffee in Nicaragua. An intensive coffee tour will teach you about the entire process from bean to cup.
Accommodations at Selva Negra:
Bungalows: One option at Selva Negra is accommodation in the forest bungalows. All the bungalows are nestled in the forests of the Selva Negra Mountain Resort. The bungalows range from one to four bedrooms, accommodating two to six people. This range of rooms offers flexibility for a variety of group sizes including families traveling with children or groups traveling together. Most of the bungalows are situated within walking distance to each other.
Chalets: Selva Negra offers four chalets, each with their own individual history and environment. The story behind each chalet, their location and decoration make them stand out above the bungalows.
Chatel Alsacia is close to the coffee facilities and overlooks the mountain ranges. From the back porch, you can enjoy the view among friends. The Chalet Alsacia is a newer chalet; it was built primarily for the purpose of renting out to retirees. It's very accommodating for retired couples as a home away from home, because of its quaint decorations and easy access to the driveway. It's not secluded in the woods as some of the other chalets and bungalows, so it's easily accessible. Yet it's peaceful in it's elevated setting. Families or groups traveling together most often use the Alsacia chalet.
Chalet Gretel is set near a running creek on the top of a hill overlooking the mountains. It has a great view and decorated with the Hansel and Gretel theme. The Gretel chalet is named after one of the daughters of the Selva Negra Mountain Resort owners after constant nagging to be recognized.
Chalet Gretel is built in its German style and is often photographed by the guests. It's setting is quite picturesque. Along the side runs a small creek into the pond it's set upon.
Chalet Viejo Otto "Old Otto" is a two-story chalet and like the Bosche chalet accommodates large parties comfortably. It has a large family room and master bedroom downstairs with a full sized bed. The upstairs is all bedrooms with a loft situated with twin beds. Viejo Otto is located across from a lake and has luscious forests in the back. Hiking trails start from a short walk away.
Hotel rooms: Selva Negra also offers hotel type rooms, the Karen and Laguna "Lake" rooms. Both of these room types are located near a lake and the restaurant. Also adjacent to these rooms is the one of the conference rooms. Both of these room types are great options for guests attending events hosted at the conference hall and reservations at the restaurant. Karen and Laguna rooms are accommodated with two full sized beds sleeping two couples comfortably. However, additional beds can be brought in to accommodate up to six guests.
Dining at the Lodge
Selva Negra offers restaurant services at the lodge which is within easy reach to all the bungalows and chalets. It is located on one of the resort's small lakes and offers a large deck with a wonderful view of both the mountain and the lake. At the restaurant, you may choose from a variety of both local and international foods, including authentic German cuisine.
Full bar services are also available at the lodge bar. You may sit and enjoy a stein full of beer or a wide range of other beverages while sitting in the marvelous hand carved wooden bar.
Activities at Selva Negra Lodge:
What can you do while visiting Selva Negra?
- Experience 14 Mountain Hiking Trails with varying lengths and difficulty levels
- Enjoy the relaxation of a Horseback Ride through the resort
- Listen to the sounds of over 100 known birds with Bird-watching
- See the internationally known Selva Negra Estate Coffee from growing on the plant to being roasted and packaged on a Coffee Plantation and Beneficio Tour
- Discover the beauty of flowers with a Greenhouse Tour
- Visit the Estate's horses, pigs and cows on a Stable Tour
- Observe nature at its finest including many identified Orchids and Reptiles
- Relax!!! What is more important in a vacation than going home feeling relaxed?
- Explore the area, the Highlands of Nicaragua are beautiful and history filled. It is an area deserving to be explored.
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