Some new arrivals at the finca.The four bunkhouse private rooms are each equipped with private baths.
Venado Valley Ranch Country Bunkhouse
8 guests
1 bedroom
8 beds
4 baths
8 guests
1 bedroom
8 beds
4 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Experience a real working dairy farm in rural Costa Rica where you can immerse yourself into natural and culture. Guests are hosted by a Costa Rican family that will prepare all daily meals and guide guests through this unique cultural experience. Explore this finca on horseback, prepare authentic meals, help with daily cow milking and cheese making, hike to various waterfalls, practice Spanish and explore the nearby Venado Caverns. This is a great experience you will never forget.

The space

Guests lodging is located in our stable and milking facility. The second story of this large structure contains four bunkhouse rooms. Each equipped with is own full bathroom and bed. On one end is a observation deck were you can watch daily cow milking while enjoying your morning coffee. On the other end is our service area which has a refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, toaster, microwave and washer and dryer.

Guest access

Guests have full access to the farm and are encouraged to assist with daily milking, cheese production, animal maintenance and meal preparation. The property has some hiking trails to two private waterfalls and horses available as well. There are also a few swimming holes located in the river which flows through the farm. You will experience farm life in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!!

Interaction with guests

I am available to guests but this is all about experiencing farm life in Costa Rica. This is why most interaction is with the farm caretakers. This Costa Rican family will guide you through their daily lives and provide guest with the true "Tico" hospitality that Costa Rica is famous for.


Extra people $63 CAD / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)


On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

1 Review

Annie User Profile
August 2016
There is not enough space to give credit to the rewarding experience we had at Venado Valley Ranch. Meeting Paul and his lovely family was so special, but then being able to not just glimpse the life of a real Costa Rican working farm family, but to be welcomed into that family was an experience we will never forget. More genuine people are hard to come by. This family is the exact reason Airbnb is my first choice when traveling. As far as the particulars of the accommodations; they were much better, cleaner and more quaintly prepared then we anticipated knowing they were above the barn. There was even a fridge, sink, coffee pot and toaster for our personal use, in addition to having all our delicious meals prepared by our host. We were given an itinerary for the duration of our stay so we would not miss the chance to milk cows, see how cheese is made or observe and partake in the other tasks involved in running a working dairy farm. It was made clear, however, that it was a guideline and nothing was mandatory! In all honesty, the experience could have been somewhat awkward due to the language barrier, but in our case an English speaking family friend was there much of the time and it really helped the "getting to know you" process. We also had translate apps which not only helped but gave us all great laughs. Even with the language differences, it was so easy to see the kind-hearted, good-nature and sense of humor of our host family. Vacations are often an extension of us trying to recreate our comfort-zones at home and we wanted to go out of the box and stretch ourselves. It will always be the best part of our trip! An added bonus was that choosing this unique experience afforded us the opportunity to see another part of the country we may not have ventured into. We went to the magical Rio Celeste Waterfall which was incredible and we realized that of all the extensive ground we covered on this 2 1/2 week trip, this splendid area is the one we want to explore more next time around! The great thing is Paul and his host family would be more than willing to tailor a visit to most any need. So if you just need a warm welcoming base of operations to fully enjoy the beautiful hills of Venado, this is definitely a place to consider.

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Paul User ProfilePaul is a superhost.

Born and raised in California, in the good old USA. I grew up surrounded by great family and friends and lived the typical California life-style. I spent my free time camping out at the beach, going into Baja Mexico searching for surf, heading to Mammoth Mountain for weekend snowboard trips, running our family boat out to Catalina to fish and dive, summer camp outs in the mountains, mountain biking and hiking in our local mountains and a little trout fishing here and there too. I love to be outdoors and experience nature and that is why I moved to Costa Rica six years ago. I was looking for a new adventure and boy did I find it. I found myself in a beautiful country with so much to offer. Breathtaking views, endless outdoor activities, a great climate and friendly people. All of which led me to my next great adventure.....Parenthood. I met the love of my life and now have two wonderful children. Together, we host guests looking for fun, relaxation and a little adventure here in our little slice of heaven. Everything is available here for outdoor enthusiast. Great hiking and mountain biking, whitewater rafting, zip lines, wake boarding, horseback riding, kayaking, natural hot springs, and all the nature and wildlife Costa Rica is famous for. It truly is our little piece of paradise that we love to share with our guests. You can expect clean accommodations, unique experiences, great views and awesome fresh coffee and fruit in the morning. We have wild birds everywhere and it's not uncommon to have toucans, parakeets or wild turkeys feeding on our banana trees and feeders around the property. Our goal is to give you everything you need to have a great vacation experience. Everything depends on the guest and their needs. Whatever you want to do and experience, we can show you how and where to do it. As they say here, "Anything is possible in Costa Rica"

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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