The Hot Springs Lodge is located just outside Quepos, Costa Rica on approximately 2.5 acres with direct river frontage. Scott and Diane Nieminen fell in love with this privately owned property after stumbling upon it several years ago. Shortly thereafter they embarked on a mission to purchase the Lodge and share the breathtaking beauty and rejuvenating hot springs with people searching for an authentic Costa Rican experience.
Just getting to the Lodge is a thrilling experience with two stream crossings and mountainous roads. Once there you’ll be met with a remoteness not found anywhere else in the area. Adding to the surreal beauty is the state-of-the-art Hydro-Electric system fed by a nearby waterfall that provides all the power making the Lodge totally green.
The Lodge boasts farm fresh eggs, fabulous authentic breakfast and crazy good coffee. After breakfast you can embark on many activities both on the property and off. We’ll help you every step of the way to make it an unforgettable experience.
Our mission is to help people experience the real Costa Rica while balancing sustainability with convenience. We are inspired to serve our guests so that we may serve the community.
“We believe in sharing the blessings and the beauty of Costa Rica to all we come in contact with.”
~ Scott and Diane
Scott and Diane Nieminen run the Hot Springs Lodge Costa Rica. Both have a passion for people and desire to extend their experience of Costa Rica to guests of the Lodge. In addition to running the Lodge Scott and Diane routinely give back to the local Quepos community with deeds of service and outreach to the needy through Christ focused ministry.
The Ownership Team
Jim and Lori Fancher
Craig Haddad lives in Rhode Island. Craig has worked in the precious metals processing industry for 28 years. He is currently the General Manager of his facility. Craig is also a veteran of the Gulf War serving in the Marine Corps for Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He is the father of two wonderful children, both in their twenties. His hobbies include: camping, golf, auto mechanics, and he is an avid Patriots fan!
Paul’s purpose is to provide a communal environment for healing, transformational learning, and growth. He has over 20 years experience developing and facilitating workshops and experiences for corporations, community groups, and recovery communities. Paul has a MS in Human Development, completed all coursework for a Ph.D. in Human Development, and is currently a doctoral student in transformational change and social justice. Paul will work with you to create the perfect learning experience for your group. Paul lives in Atlanta, GA
Grant recently finished his tour in the US Army as an Information Tech Specialist where he met his wife Jordan. She is currently is still on active duty. Grant is a full-time service member in the US Army an E-4 specialist 25B information tech specialist. He was excited about becoming part of the team in Costa Rica. This is his first real estate investment and he looks forward to assisting however he can. Grant said “being able to participate in the good works the lodge is involved in gives me a sense of purpose and fulfillment.”
Scott and Diane Nieminen
As managing partners of the lodge Scott and Diane are grateful and humbled with the opportunity to serve the team and community in Costa Rica. Their strong backgrounds in customer service and the hotel business has prepared them well in order to accomplish the goals. They are excited about the diversified qualities and depth of talent each member of the team brings. Combined they have four adult children and three grandchildren. Asked about their motivation they said “being inspired by the holy spirit to embark on this journey we know that that the future is bright!” they welcome and invite you to the Hot Springs Lodge Costa Rica.
Rob and Renee Restino
Born and raised in South America. Michael, Colombian from birth, moved to Ecuador in his early years. He obtained their BS-BA in Business Administration in 2000. On October, of the same year he moved to USA to practice and perform skills and knowledge. He is living in Palm Coast, Florida. Michael owns and operates his company for home improvements. Michael is bilingual (Spanish-English) and proud to belong to the “Hot Springs Lodge Costa Rica” family. Pura Vida!!