Friday, February 20, 2009

Swiss barn and Inn at Lake Arenal

If this looks like Switzerland, there is a good reason. A Swiss family settled on the shores of Lake Arenal and created a Swiss-themed farm, restaurant and small hotel. It is called the Los Heroes Hotel. I have not stayed there, but we have had a good lunch and it is a charming place.


The Swiss architectural theme is evident not only in the barn, shown above, but they have even built a small railroad and a small chapel, as shown in the second photo.

For a link to the website of the Hotel Los Heroes, which describes how they started by building a Swiss barn in 1989, and then added the restaurant, hotel, and even obtained the railroad parts from Switzerland, click here.

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, there is beautiful scenery and a variety of tourist activities in this area. The most spectacular scene in the area is the Arenal volcano, which I will show in a couple of days.

5 comments:

Martin In Bulgaria said...

Very sweet northern European look. Can't wait for the volcano!

Sharon said...

The scenery around the barn does look like Switzerland. No wonder they settled there.

Jarart said...

So pretty, this would be my choise for a stay.

Lisa Wilson said...

That is beautiful! I had to double check which blog I was on because it does look like Switzerland.

Jilly said...

I've seen this in France - maybe the Swiss always build such types of houses wherever they go. This lake is just lovely and the house looks happy to be there too.

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