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Moonracer Farm Lodging & Tours, Ltd

Cayo District, Cayo

Hotel Description
Guest accommodations consist of two rooms in one guest cabin. Each room has a private bath with hot water, two queen-sized beds, and a private porch with a hammock. Rooms and porches are fully screened. The rooms are connected by a door which may be locked from either side. A discount is offered for renting the entire cabin. Meals are served family style and may be eaten either in the kitchen/dining area in the main cabin, or can be served on the porch of either room. Guests dietary restrictions and likes or dislikes are requested so meals can be tailored to guests. Guests may choose a full breakfast, or a continental breakfast served on a tray on their porch. Guests may purchase a meal plan, or meals may be purchased individually. Alcoholic beverages are not included in meal prices, and may be purchased only with a meal. We are in an excellent location with trails from the 50-acre property leading to the Elijio Panti National Park and the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. A horseback ride to Big Rock Falls from the property is a favorite excursion, and all other Mountain Pine Ridge sites are easily accessible. Because of our location between the broadleaf jungle and the pine savannah, our property is an excellent site for bird watching. What is the thing you are most proud of about your accommodation? We are proud that all of our guests have left Moonracer Farm completely satisfied with their experience here, and wishing they could stay longer. We work hard to discover guests interests and their likes and dislikes before they arrive so we can help them plan a time in the Mountain Pine Ridge area that exceeds their expectations for activities, accommodations, and meals.

History & Owners
Tom and Marge Gallagher moved to Belize in January 2007, purchased the property now known as Moonracer Farm, and set out to clear the jungle away from the residential area of the property and rehabilitate the buildings. The property was previously the LiFeline wild feline rehabilitation center (locally known as Chac Mool), but it had been unoccupied for two years when we purchased it. We decided to open a small jungle lodge to fill the niche in this area for budget accommodations among the areas upscale resorts. We have done all work on the property and buildings ourselves, with the help of one Belizean employee. This includes everything from clearing the land to making the furniture and tiling the showers. By doing everything ourselves, we are able to guarantee the high quality of all the workmanship and to keep our costs down so we can remain inexpensive. The name Moonracer Farm came with us from New York State. The farm is named after King Moonracer, King of the Island of Misfit Toys in the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer story, because we have always collected unwanted and misfit animals, given them good homes, and turned them into happy and healthy beloved pets and livestock. Brief description about owners: In summary, when we lived in Upstate New York Tom was an accountant who owned his own consulting business for over 20 years, and Marge worked as a requirements analyst and technical writer in the IT industry, and taught for almost 10 years at the local community college. Both were active in horse competitions, Tom in carriage driving and Marge in eventing, jumping, and dressage. Both enjoyed trail riding as well as competing, and trailered the horses all over the US for trail riding vacations. Over the years, Tom, an Eagle Scout, was active with local Boy Scout Troops, and both Tom and Marge worked with the local Literacy Volunteers. Marge also served a term on the Honeoye Public Library board. A more detailed version of the story of the name and the owners of Moonracer can be read at


Private BathHot Water
Internet on SiteLaundry Service
Meals AvailableCamping Available
Snack/Gift ShopChildren Allowed


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Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
Mile 9 Mountain Pine Ridge Road, San Antonia, Cayo District
We are located in the Cayo District, near the Junction of the Mountain Pine Ridge Road and the road to San Antonio and Santa Elena. From Georgeville on the Western Highway, turn onto the Chiquibul Road (also known as the Mountain Pine Ridge Road or the Georgeville Road). Go south for almost exactly 9 miles, and you will see the sign for Moonracer Farm on your left. OR From Santa Elena, take the San Antonio/Cristo Rey Road up the hill by the Ministry of Transportation. Go through Cristo Rey and San Antonio. At the end of the road, turn right onto the Mountain Pine Ridge Road, go about 200 yards, and you will see Moonracer Farm on your left.


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Name: Thomas J. Gallagher, Margaret S. Gallagher
Telephone: 667-5748
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 183
San Ignacio Town
Cayo District

  • Friendly, personalized service for both accommodations and tours/activities

  • Great location for Mountain Pine Ridge tours
  • Comfortable, clean accommodations and great food for a fraction of the price of the nearby upscale resorts

Price Range in US $
$31 to $60
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Credit Card, Other
By email
# of Units
Less than 6
Can Accommodate
8 Guests

  • Pets Allowed
  • We make an extra effort to accommodate guests with dietary
  • Because we are small, we are able to organize tours and adventures that are off the beaten track and that are usually not offered by the larger resorts and tour companies.
  • Despite being off the grid, we have the capability to charge batteries for guests’ cameras, laptops, phones, etc., and to run small appliances (CPAP, nebulizers) for guest use.
  • Transfer services available from any point in Belize.
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