Blancaneaux Lodge

Central Farm, Belize
Neighborhood: Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2018:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in restaurant
  • A horseback riding trip through the Jaguar Jungle to Big Rock Falls
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    For 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in restaurant
  • $100 USD credit to use against any tours/activities (not applicable to room rate or spa services or meals)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 20 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
VIBE: Casual
Adventure Ecotourism Local Immersion

Blancaneaux Lodge

Neighborhood: Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
Address:
Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
PO Box 8
Central Farm,
Belize
Nearest Airport:
Philip S.W.Goldson Int (BZE)
56 mi / 90 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Children's Programs
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls


Recreation
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Horseback Riding
  • Pool
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar

About Us

Blancaneaux Lodge is outside of San Ignacio, Belize in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, a 300-square-mile national wildlife reserve in the Maya Mountains.The Sofia, our private Islander aircraft, can transport you from Belize City in less than an hour. The adventurous may choose to travel by road; the Lodge can be reached from Belize City and Belmopan via the Western Highway.

Here amid the pines and tropical foliage Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor first found this modest forest hunting lodge while hiking in 1981 and for years it was a private hide-away for his family and friends. In 1993 it opened its doors to a discerning public who were looking for comfort and style in a remote and adventurous location. Blancaneaux Lodge is designed to provide rustic comfort in harmony with its surroundings, and it definitely succeeds.

The Lodge's accommodations mirror the rainforest's vibrant hues.Each bungalow features a soaring hand-woven thatched roof, artisan-crafted and antique colonial furnishings and a luxurious Japanese bath with views of the jungle sky.

Food is prepared from fruits and vegetables grown in our own Organic Garden.The Lodge is a guest in this fertile natural forest. To complement this, our chef has established a three-acre, self-sustaining organic garden that produces all of the fruits and vegetables used to make traditional Coppola family recipes. Dine on fresh seafood, smoked meats and authentic Neapolitan pizzas cooked in a wood-burning Italian oven. Local rum punches await at the Jaguar Bar. The Privassion River courses through the Lodge's grounds.

Above the river, a kaleidoscope of forest birdlife plays against the palmettos. All of the electricity used at the Lodge is generated by a hydroelectric plant that harnesses the power of the river. Blancaneaux Lodge is surrounded by many cave complexes that vary from the tiny to the vast.On the vast side is the Rio Frio Cave, an enormous two-ended cave carved out of a mountain by the Rio Frio River.Many other caves surround the Lodge. Some, such as the popular Barton Creek Cave and the newly opened complex at Actun Tunichil Muknal, contain pottery and bones left by the Mayans.

The hidden Big Rock Falls are a short trip away by car, horse or mountain bike. Hike down to the misty base of the falls, and swim in the warm pools.Or take a trip to the Rio On Pools, where small waterfalls spill between pools carved by the river out of the mountain granite. Some of the pools are connected by natural waterslides. The Lodge houses a number of handsome horses in its private stable. Our friendly guides will lead you on horseback to local falls and caves or will take you deep into the jungle where you can spot unusual birds and other wildlife. Mountain bikes are also available at no charge.

Best of the Best

Francis Ford Coppola's secluded mountain retreat, Blancaneaux Lodge, is every bit as dramatic and inspiring as one might hope. Guests choose from an array of luxuriant accommodations, including the owner's villa, with its open-air living area, and the peaceful riverfront cabanas, with their decks overlooking the waterfalls of Privassion Creek. Active types enjoy riding horseback to hidden falls, hiking, exploring caves and “discovering” hidden Mayan cities. Of course, there are myriad spa treatments, a swimming pool, a hot tub and two gourmet restaurants (Montagna and Guatemaltecqua) to boot.

Advisor Tip

This is the perfect location for visiting the extensive Mayan site of Caracol — be sure to arrange an escort in advance. –Alnoor Dossa Woodinville, Washington

Location

Address
Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
PO Box 8
Central Farm,
Belize
Neighborhood
Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
Nearest Airport
Philip S.W.Goldson Int (BZE), 56 Miles / 90 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Garden View Cabana

Nestled in our beautifully manicured gardens, the comfortable Garden Cabanas showcase native arts and antiques, plus a large screened-in porch with hammock.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

Riverfront Cabana

An expansive deck with wrap-around walkway ensures a spectacular view of the Privassion River. Elegantly themed with native art and local textiles, each cabana offers a queen-size bed and hand-painted tile bath.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

Honeymoon Cabana

Perched over a Privassion Creek waterfall, the Honeymoon Cabanas offer the ideal getaway. Both honeymoon cabanas have huge private decks overlooking the falls.  

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

Luxury Cabana #11

Since we opened the Deluxe Cabanas in early 2008, they have quickly become the most sought after accommodations on the property. Surrounded by lush vegetation and just a stone’s throw from deep pools and tumbling waterfalls, the two Deluxe Cabanas offer a secluded setting at the far eastern end of the property overlooking Privassion Creek.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan
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Family Cabana

The spacious Family Cabana is well-appointed with a large table, queen-size bed, a pair of twin beds, and the charm of a hammock. A large screened-in porch overlooks our beautiful gardens.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

2 Bdrm/2 Bath Villa

Skirting Privassion Creek, the roomy 1,600 square foot villas feature a large comfortable open-air living room with a small kitchen. Off the living room are two luxurious bedrooms, each with its own full bath.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

Francis Ford Coppola's Villa

Enjoy dramatic views from the elevated open-plan living area, take a dip in the private plunge pool or relax on the hardwood sun deck set in a lush tropical garden. The Villa features a small kitchen with Delonghi espresso machine, fridge and wet bar.  A hand carved antique dining table with seating for up to 14 overlooks the tumbling waterfalls and deep rock pools of Privassion Creek. Accommodations include two large bedrooms each with a spacious bathroom featuring showers with hand-painted tiles and Japanese tub. The eclectically furnished Villas combine regional antiques, Guatemalan fabrics, artisan masks and hand carved figurines’. Francis’s personal art and antiques are displayed throughout adding a personal touch to an already comfortable and stylish environment.


The Coppola Villa also features monogrammed bathrobes and wine glasses, locally produced organic bath products, goose down or hypo-allergenic pillows, iPod docking station, WiFi Internet access and a Shellphone intercom system linked to the resort’s front desk. The Coppola Villa has a full-time attendant to anticipate your every need or to arrange an evening bar-b-q next to the pool. The attendant is on-call using a walkie-talkie radio system.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan
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The Enchanted Cottage w/Private Pool

Blancaneaux Lodge’s ultimate retreat. Reflecting Francis’s desire to create a haven to reflect, write and create, the cottage sits atop a steep forested bluff offering panoramic views over the tumbling waterfalls of Privassion Creek and the distant jungle clad Maya Mountains.  With an emphasis on luxury, the cottage features a bedroom with a king-size bed, writing desk and fireplace. The bath house provides understated luxury with its under floor heating, open fire, shower, Japanese tub and steam room. The cottage has a spacious kitchen that includes a wine cooler, Delonghi espresso machine, a breakfast bar and a heated slate floor. Adjacent to the kitchen is an airy day room with queen-size sofa bed, large coffee table and comfortable armchair. Screened doors open onto the hardwood deck and the infinity pool. The Enchanted Cottage is secluded and surrounded by lush tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. There's a hammock for lazy afternoons.


Guests at the cottage enjoy monogrammed bathrobes and wine glasses, locally produces organic bath products, goose down or hypo-allergenic pillows, iPod docking station, WiFi internet access and a Shellphone intercom system linked to the resort's front desk. The cottage also includes a full-time attendant to light fires, cook breakfast, prepare cocktails and anticipate your every need. The attendant is on-call using a walkie-talkie radio system. Guest are provided a robust four-seat golf cart for driving around the property and visiting the main lodge and restaurants.


  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan
View More

Luxury Cabana #12

Since we opened the Deluxe Cabanas in early 2008, they have quickly become the most sought after accommodations on the property. Surrounded by lush vegetation and just a stone’s throw from deep pools and tumbling waterfalls, the two Deluxe Cabanas offer a secluded setting at the far eastern end of the property overlooking Privassion Creek.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Ecotourism, Local Immersion
Vibe Casual
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 20
Check-In Time 1:00 PM
Check-Out Time 2:30 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

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Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits
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Cancellation Policy
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Accepted Forms of Payment
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Terms & Conditions

Minimum stay requirements:

Peak Season (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving) - A four night minimum stay is required.

Winter Season (Jan-May) - A two night minimum stay is required.

Summer Season (Jun-mid-Dec) - No minimum stay.

The Enchanted Cottage requires a minimum stay of three nights year round.



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2018:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in restaurant
  • A horseback riding trip through the Jaguar Jungle to Big Rock Falls
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    For 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in restaurant
  • $100 USD credit to use against any tours/activities (not applicable to room rate or spa services or meals)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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jungle living at its finest

By: Ruby Cabernet


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2017

Take me back to the jungle, the waterfall, the plant life is so fauna magic.
Travel Advisor:  Landa Mauriello-Vernon

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By: Gina


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

AMAZING! Fabulous stay at a fabulous resort. Service was amazing, staff was so friendly, helpful. so much to do, or not do, depending on how you felt each morning. I would recommend highly!
Travel Advisor:  Eileen Schlichting

An unbelievably great experience.

By: Robert


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2018

Everything about this place was perfect. Can't wait to get back there.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth