Hidden Valley
Inn & Reserve


Hidden Valley Inn is an intimate luxury resort set inside a vast private reserve exclusive to our guests. Here, both nature and its visitors find sanctuary in the perfect habitat, a land where serenity, beauty and adventure harmonize. Located in the Mountain Pine Ridge area of the Cayo District of Belize, The Inn and its twelve cottages are appointed with comforts and amenities that indulge our guests in plush hospitality. Comfortable lounges with stone hearths, mahogany bar room, pool terrace and flourishing gardens create an atmosphere that accommodates our guests’ sense of adventure as well as their comfort and leisure. More than a vacation, Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve is an experience.

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Our Long Overdue Return to a Hidden Gem

Hidden Valley Inn truly is a hidden gem. A little challenging to get to but the effort will be rewarded with beauty and adventure that will leave you with a lifetime of great memories. So few places offer the opportunity to swim under a stunning 80 foot water fall in complete solitude, hike along beautiful streams seeing amazing flowers and end at yet another secluded waterfall and swimming hole. Only at this little pool of refreshing water is a wonderful white linen sparkling wine lunch with a hammock that the fantastic staff was nice enough to pack in and set up for you. Forgot a swim suit when you left on the hike, not to worry, pretend your Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, it feels like it. There are 90 miles of trails on this property and only 12 rooms, most of the time you will feel like you are the only ones here. This place can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you wish to make it, hike all day if you like, tired? Call them on the radio you are given and before you know it they pick you up and whisk you back to the Inn for a cool libation. Not into adventure today… simply lounge in the pool and chill. The staff is fantastic, friendly, full of suggestions on how to spend your days, and very eager to make the guests feel at home. The rooms are surprisingly comfortable, especially considering there is no AC, but the rooms never feel like you need it. We have stayed in both types of rooms here, if you can opt for the larger Estate suites they have a great outdoor screened in sitting area and n outdoor waterfall shower with orchids growing in it. Do the Caracol trip with Marvin he is awesome and very entertaining. Absolutely do the sparkling wine romantic lunch at Secret Pools and Falls, memories to last a lifetime. The Cascade trail is like a fun but adventurous jungle gym along a great stream with more beautiful little waterfalls and pools than I could even count. But of course the hands down must do is take a leisurely swim under Butterfly Falls a true gem. This was our second visit to Hidden Valley Inn, the last being eleven long years ago, and this place is still as wonderful as we remembered. It absolutely will not take us eleven years to return this time. Thank you to all the wonderful staff for a fantastic return visit.

A Pocket of Paradise

For anyone concerned about COVID safety, Belize has a strict mask mandate policy adhered to by locals and establishments and everyone we saw religiously followed it*

Service: overall service was wonderful- everybody was friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks to Misael and Gladnyss for reserving various excursions such as Xunantunich, Calico Jack’s and Cave Branch Outpost for us.

Trails: We booked the half-day hiking property tour with one of their guidwes, Marvin. Marvin was knowledgeable, great fun and had the best personality and disposition. He has over 20 years of experience as a guide, provided us with an answer to every possible question and included many fun stories. The half day tour provided us with highlights of the property including 5 extraordinary waterfalls/ vistas. We also did Cascade Trail by ourselves the following day which was a real treat with dozens of pools and bridges and lots of opportunities for dips and swims.

Accommodations: With only twelve cottages it feels like you’re staying at someone’s private ranch estate. From the floral decorated welcome on the beds to the serene yoga platforms and pool on the property, Hidden valley thought of every detail.

Food: The presentation was beautiful, the quality was delicious and fresh and they were always willing to make changes to the menu for us. Special thanks to Kendra, our server, for impeccable attentiveness.

Overall: what makes this place so special is the access to 90 miles of trails in a spectacular setting which accommodates all levels of hiking skills.

Monique, Old Lyme, Connecticut