El Yunque RainforestInn Bed & Breakfast

El Yunque rainforest , Rio Grande, PR, 00745 Puerto Rico (Show map)

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Deep in the rainforest of Puerto Rico – located on a private gated five-acre estate. Birders, naturalists, bicyclists and hikers can enjoy staying in our chalet, jungle suite or villa. A gourmet vegetarian breakfast is included. The chalet and villa have a full kitchen and two bedroom. The jungle suite is a single bedroom with a hanging bed. All the rooms have outdoor space to sit, relax and enjoy the sounds of the rainforest. There is a hike on our private acreage to a secluded swimming hole above a waterfall. We do not have radios, TVs, phones or air conditioning in the rooms but hi-speed WIFI access is included (we know what's important). We are just above Luquillo Beach and our location on the north side of the rainforest is near many fine restaurants, horseback riding, hang gliding and biobay kayaking. We are a true bed and breakfast, we live on the property and are available to help in your vacation planning.

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Innkeepers: Bill & Rene

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A paradise in "El Yunque"

5 on October 12, 2010

A recent visit to Puerto Rico, “El Yunque National Forest”, and the “Rainforest Inn” has made a great and invigorating impression on us. Have you read the other reviews? They say it all! Bill and Laurie, our hosts, offer any nature lover and student of eco-tourism a wonderful and enchanting experience, which is unforgettable and truly unique. Harm and I thoroughly recommend a visit to this mystic paradise. We enjoyed not only the excellent hospitality, the quality of the accommodation the surrounding countryside, but also the emotional wellbeing we experienced by just staying there. I would like to share with you a glimpse of that emotional wellbeing: After visiting family on the Island of Vieques, Harm and I decided at the last minute and without researching the area, to explore “El Yunque” in Puerto Rico for a few days. On a recommendation from Inn Keepers, Robin and Marsha Shepherd of Malecon House Vieques, we found ourselves looking for Rainforest Inn as dark was falling. Bill drove down to meet us at the intersection and he led us back up the mountain to their home, the Rainforest Inn. We had no idea what to expect and were pleasantly surprised by the warm reception we received from our hosts and their canine family members, Maya and Bella. What a truly enchanting chalet with all comforts, and most importantly at that moment, a welcoming bed! The songs of the coqui lulled us into a deep and satisfying sleep. We awoke to an incredible sight of mesmerising views stretching all the way down to the sea, peeping through the rainforest foliage. With the most delicious breakfast behind our belts, and an informative conversation with our hosts, we were ready to explore the new and fascinating world around us. From then on things just got better. Come and discover for yourselves! Harm and Jacqueline from the Netherlands/Europe.


Best Place to Stay on the Island to Stay!

5 on September 25, 2010

Bed and Breakfast can be hit or miss. You might end up in some old ladies spare bedroom and have cereal for breakfast but the Rain forest Inn is so much more than just a place to stay, it's a beautiful secluded spot in the mountains, with the best breakfast, knowledgeable and friendly host plus all sorts of random good stuff like a pool sized fish pond, rain forest trails, and best of all it's only 25 min from San Juan and the Airport in Carolina and maybe 10 min from Luquillo beach. I just got back from staying at the Inn and I had the best and most relaxing vacation I have ever had. I've traveled to Puerto Rico many times since I have so much family on the island and it's such a beautiful place but the Inn is everything I love about the island plus WiFi in your room and it's too high in the mountains of the rain forest for mosquitoes plus it tends to be noticeably cooler and more comfortable than down the mountain. Bill and Laurie are great and know lots of stuff to do like fishing, horse back riding, and rain forest adventures. Right from the Inn me and my friends took a hike through the rain forest to a waterfall on the side of the mountain, right after Laurie made us GINGER FRENCH TOAST! and ginger french toast if you've never had it is reason enough to avoid the big hotels and really see Puerto Rico.


Little Miracles Around Every Coqui

5 on September 21, 2010

The Bed and Breakfast in Puerto Rico, aptly named Rainforest Inn was our home for a week of once in a lifetime experiences. Nestled on the edge of the El Yunque National Rainforest, Bill & Laurie have created an oasis for nature and animal lovers, as well as those needing to unplug. Though the wireless internet was a familiar convenience . From a 45 minute, slippery-when-wet, 1st day waterfall adventure-hike to a 30 minute drive to Old San Juan, you simply can't find a more centrally located slice of heaven. Speaking of slices, if you decide to make Rainforest Inn your home, try to stay when Laurie's making her delicious version of Stuffed French Toast. Sleeping was very comfortable, with a supportive mattress and clean sheets. If you're a light sleeper, bring some comfortable ear plugs. The melodic chirping of the Coqui frogs may be too loud for some. Like many of the homes we passed on Route 186, Bill & Laurie take full advantage of the rainfall, by collecting it and filtering it for use in their modern-plumbing bathrooms and kitchens. Bill & Laurie currently share their home full-time with Maya & Bella two very friendly dogs, and two cats, Atticus & Ernest, who are friendly and active primarily at night. Speaking of nighttime activities, if you like wildlife, simply walk out your door at the Rainforest Inn and you'll encounter numerous species of frogs, toads, lizards, snails and the occasional small bat, munching on the occasional flying insect. Night hunting can easily be done, using one of the provided lanterns or flashlights, though I suspect they're more for blackout insurance, a nice touch, considering that would be sorely missed if they weren't there in a pinch. To learn more, you'll have to discover for yourself, just keep a mindful eye and an open ear, for Little Miracles can & will be found.


Attention Nature Lovers

4.4 on September 21, 2010

A wonderful surprise in the middle of the rainforest! Friendly and informative innkeepers. Fantastic breakfasts served each morning that included a variety of exotic local produce. Spectacular views! Private and very secluded, very much off the beaten path while still being in a central location to many activities. Definitely for anyone not looking for the "typical" tourist accommodations.


You must stay here!

4.4 on December 29, 2006

If you are planning on visiting El Yunque, staying in the villa at the Rainforest Inn is ideal. The accomodations are excellent, the food is very good and the view of northeastern P.R. is unmatched. If we return to P.R. we will certainly stay here again.


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Rooms & Rates

The Jungle Suite

For two persons. We invite you and your loved one to stay in our newest villa, The Jungle Suite. Engineered to be a paradise for couples of all ages, every detail in this spacious suite has been considered to make you and yours feel like you're alone in the jungle. Stroll out your backdoor, and enjoy your morning coffee among the tree ferns and coquis on this room's resplendent balcony (pictured right). Cuddle up in a comfy hammock built for two, and take in the sights, sounds, and mountain air of El Yunque. For the adventurous, we have a queen-size hanging bed where you can suspend all stress and simply relax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170 - $185

The Chalet

For two or more people. This second-story two bedroom villa will have you catching your breath at every window of the suite with views of the Caribbean and the rainforest. Go outside, and relax anywhere on the wrap-around porch, perhaps watch the day pass while hanging in your hammock. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second bedroom has one single and one full. Our only suite with a full kitchen, if you've been itching to try your hand at mofongo, we'd be happy to lend you a Puerto Rican cookbook.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

The Villa

For two or more persons. Experience rustic luxury in a two bedroom suite; with a claw foot bath tub, antique furniture, a large private porch, and two bedrooms each with a queen bed, the villa is both exotic and supremely comfortable. The private porch opens to views of the Caribbean below, and has a small table for private breakfast dining waiting for you (let us know if it is your preference to be served privately or eat at our large mahogany table with other guests). Relax in the beautiful Mayan wedding hammocks hanging side-by-side, ready for you and your loved one on the villa porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

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Location

Location Type

El Yunque Rainforest, Countryside, Island, Mountains, Rainforest, Secluded, Tropical

Airport

San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin) 30 miles miles

Directions to property:

Just 45 minutes from the San Juan airport direct on new route 66.

Area Attractions

Eco-tourism, Nature area, Ocean, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel, Apartment, Cabin, Chalet, Villa

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Computer, Fax Machine, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone , jungle hike to private pool above a waterfall on property

Room amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, bird watching, snorkling, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only absolutely no smoking inside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 years or older
  • Childcare Provided: Yes baby sitter available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night min. stay required
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: Please notify us more than 30 days in advance.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bill & Rene

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Bill and Renée became inn keepers because they wanted to share their lovely piece of rainforest paradise with the world.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Can also be privately served on request., Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

guava stuffed french toast