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Volcano Rainforest Retreat

11-3832 Twelfth St , Volcano, HI 96785 USA (Show map)
7 Reviews
$180 - $315
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Four private, handcrafted guest cottages are secluded in a native rainforest, adjacent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Relax and unwind... in one of four very private and distinctive cottages, the Guest Cottage and Forest House with access to the Jacuzzi hot tub in the Forest Pavilion, the Sanctuary Cottage with a private o'furo (soaking tub) in the outdoor bathhouse; and the Gathering Hale, the Goldens private, personal residence. The Bamboo Guest House is the newest cottage added to our collection of intimate rainforest hideaways. Handcrafted cedar shingled cottage with private gated entrance and bamboo grove, it also has a private o'furo (soaking tub).



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.0

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A Slice of Paradise

5 on April 13, 2013

A Slice of Paradise, We spent part of our spring break at the bamboo guest house. It was a wonderful experience! The guest house was unique and comfortable. Our hosts were gracious. We loved the setting in the rainforest (and yes, it did rain a little, but it made the atmosphere only more enchanting). We were enthralled by the natural beauty of the resort and the art and sculptures (by local artists) that adorned it. A place to come back to.


5 on October 11, 2011

Kathleen and Peter have created a warm and beautiful sanctuary to our very busy and cold NYC life. It was truly wonderful to be surrounded by a naturally lush environment hosted by people who share very similar peaceful views. It was very convenient to have our food left in our kitchen so we can eat at any time, the privacy was A+, the cottage decor made us feel at home, the bed was cush and warm, the hot tub was very relaxing, and we were so excited to see Samadhi cushions and yoga mats! And after Kathleen's wonderful Reiki sessions, my husband and I left relaxed and with a renewed awareness. The Goldens should expect to us again soon!!


4.6 on October 22, 2010

I booked this place for my mother and I for just 2 nights. By the time it was time to go, we didn't want to leave! The house is gorgeous, decorated with fresh cut orchids, ferns and antherium and various items that the owners had collected through the years. The location is ideal; you think you are miles away from anything or anyone, secluded in the rain forrest; however you are less than 100 feet from the next house and office and only a few minutes from Volcano and Volcanoes National Park. It is so very quiet here, during the day the only sound you can hear is your own breathing and heart beat, at night there is a soft chorus of indigenous frogs (NOT the coquee, yay!). In the morning you have an assortment of fresh local fruits, eggs and baked items that Kathleen and Peter leave the day before to prepare breakfast; what a great start to the day! My favorite part was waking up with the sun, sitting on the front lanai in the chill air, drink my Kona coffee (provided) and use the free WiFi to check/update stuff online. Definitely worth the price; I will most certainly stay here again! Thank you Peter and Kathleen!!

Natural Peaceful Delight

5 on October 19, 2010

Spent three peaceful nights at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Slept soundly each night being serenaded by frogs after a calming magical soak in the outdoor hot tub. Lovely basket of muffins, bagels, fresh local fruit and hard boiled eggs left in our room each day made for a delightful breakfast. The grounds were beautiful and Kathleen and Peter have only improved upon this wonderful natural setting. During the cold winter months in Boston we will cherish the memories of the "peace" of this place.

For a Sense of Peace,Tranquility & Spirituality

4.2 on October 19, 2010

We truly appreciated the therapeutic benefits of a Japanese ofuro, the perfect overall design of the bamboo cottage, every minute detail which paid homage to the rain forest and respect for its guests.

Relaxing retreat in paradise

4.6 on October 10, 2010

The innkeepers have paid every attention to detail here. Beautifully designed and decorated, the Bamboo Guest House was spacious, yet cozy and private. Works of local art adorn every nook, and I could spend days exploring the interesting books and CDs provided. A wonderful feature is the private Japanese-style soaking tub, which is secluded by the lush tropical vegetation surrounding the guesthouse, and deliciously hot! The privacy of this cottage makes it worth the additional cost. We felt utterly relaxed during our stay, and were sorry to leave!

Met My Expectations

3.0 on September 28, 2010

This is a beautiful spot, with a very friendly owner/host who has put a lot of thought into the place. Very cozy and well thought-out space. That said, it met my expectations for the cost, and the service exceeded my expectations. Host helped provide good tips on navigating volcano village and national park. The breakfast food could be a little fresher. It's probably difficult to figure out how to get fresh food to people without bugging them in the morning though! However, it'd sure be nice to have fresher baked goods. All in all, I'd recommend this place, although I think I'll probably camp in the national park next time.

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Rooms & Rates

Bamboo Guest House

Handcrafted cedar cottage with private entrance and bamboo grove. Heavy open beam living room with gas fireplace and entertainment center. Comfortable futon couch/double bed under cupola with 6 ft skylight and clearstory windows. Shoji screen doors open to an inviting bedroom with queen bed and window seat. Two floor futons with bedding available for additional guests. Charming full kitchen with island dining area and views of the forest. Sky-lit bathroom with access to the outdoor bathhouse and private o'furo (soaking tub).

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Guest Cottage

Handcrafted cedar cottage with private gated entrance. Floor to ceiling windows that look out into the forest. Cozy living room with gas fireplace. Sleeping loft in the treetops with queen bed. Comfortable futon couch/double bed in bay window. Charming full kitchen and dining area. Sky-lit bathroom opening to the forest. Access to jacuzzi hot tub in forest pavilion. Wireless Internet Connection.

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

Forest House

Casually elegant cedar and redwood octagon. Intimate 300 sq ft of living space. Private forest path entrance. Covered deck with sitting area. Queen bed illuminated by domed skylight. Gas fireplace and comfortable lounging chairs. Kitchenette and dining area. Intimate bathroom with views of the forest. Access to jacuzzi hot tub in forest pavilion. Wireless Internet Connection.

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


Hexagon cedar structure with floor to ceiling glass windows Intimate 200 sq ft living space Sliding glass doors and covered deck entrance Secluded in the forest adjacent to the outdoor soaking tub Japanese country style interior with low table and floor cushions Sitting chairs with queen bed Small kitchen nook with hot plate Shoji doors open to toilet and small closet Private o'furo (soaking tub) with outdoor shower Wireless Internet Connection

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

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Location Type

Volcano, Rainforest, Kilaeua, Mountains, Village


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 28 miles

Directions to property:

Wander the magical paths... of this serene retreat, secluded in a lush native rainforest on the Big Island of Hawai`i, adjacent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 3800 feet above the sea on the slopes of Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth.

Area Attractions

Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Volcanoes National Park, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Spa , full kitchen to partial kitchen, Jacuzzi tub, iPod players

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Videos, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3pm - 5pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum stay preferred, call for one night stay
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full amount required to hold reservation
  • Cancellations: In the event of cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival date, payment will be refunded less 15%. Less than 30 days, payment is forfeited unless dates can be rebooked. No refunds or cancellations at holiday times. All rates and policies are subject to change without notice. Adjusted Reservation Fee for change in cottages and/or dates.



Kathleen and Peter Golden

About the innkeepers

Kahu Malama 'aina - Hosts and caretakers Kathleen and Peter Golden have created the retreat in this primal and sacred place and invite you to share in their aloha`aina, love of the land.

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Continental Breakfast Plus provided in cottages

  • Serving Location: Guest room


11-3832 Twelfth St , Volcano, HI 96785 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

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