This place is a 1912 house with multiple B&B type rooms. It is nicely setup, with all the details but also has the makings of a high quality hostel (kitchen to use, grounds etc.)
Conveniently located for Volcano National Park.
We were kind of in and out but I could see this being a place to stay a bit longer (though slightly pricey)
Very spacious room, newly constructed and clean. Hotel is more of a bed and breakfast located within a rainforest, so you would basically wake up to the chirpings of the birds and rain. The room has a large patio, many windows that would let in natural light, and collects rain for water usage. If you have wet clothing from the outings, don't expect them to dry from hanging because it's rainy most of the time in the area. The sign at the entrance of the hotel is hard to see so you might miss it if not careful. Just follow your GPS and immediately make a right turn into the small gateway after you passed the post office at the Post Office Lane if coming from the ITO airport, which is about 45 minutes away. There are a few restaurants close by within 3 minutes drive away. The Volcano National Park is about 5 minutes drive away, so very convinient. Wifi connection however, is kind off on and off. Some people complained about having to take off their shoes at the door when come in, but really, if you explore the trails inside the volcano park in the rain, your shoes would be all dirty from all that mud and lava rock, and you would make a mess all over the place; the hotel is like someone's home, you don't mess up people's home like that when they treat you with such warm hospitality
We stayed in the Ohia Ranch Retreat room. This was easily the most beautiful room we’ve ever stayed in. The aesthetic of the stained wood beams, hard wood floors and furnishings was outstanding. There was a real attention to detail.
The bed was also tied for the most comfortable bed we’ve slept in and reminds us that we have to replace our bed at home sometime soon.
The surroundings were also beautiful and complete with fun farm animals including Lucy the goat, who never ceased to entertain us just by being adorable.
This is a true B&B, so you will have breakfast at the same table with other guests. We’re not conversationalists, but luckily the hosts (Theresa and Randal) were excellent at keeping the talk going and keeping it light.
Breakfast was excellent - most notably the fruit filled papaya that looked and tasted like something you’d get at a very expensive restaurant. There’s a quirk regarding the hot portion of the breakfast in that you have to make it yourself, but this was straight forward as everything is ready to go. We really loved the breakfast sandwich. For me, it was the duck egg that did it. They also had waffles and pastries, but we mostly just ate the papaya and breakfast sandwich.
Overall, we rate this stay a 5 star. I should add that the hosts are very interested in making the stay pleasant and will offer suggestions for things to do and places to eat.
Ohelo Café is currently the best food in Volcano Village.
Always came home to a tidy home ((stayed 2weeks) loved the coffee and the fruit each morning, Mahi always had sis festoons for us to do and eat out at. Local inside information. Went to see the volcano eruption, hadn't erupted since 1968? The lodge is very big and beautiful.. Hidden back in the countryside everthough the frist drive at night might seem far or like your lost it's easy after the first trip 4.4 miles excactly off hwy 11 off wright rd just fallow it up there's a left bend in the roads then about 1 mile there's a rt turn then a small country one lane travel it 1.4 miles look for the st sign that reads sleepy hallo slow down it's the next left driveway pull pup to the main entry unload then park into the marked parking area, don't forget to take your shoes off, local tradition..... Enjoy your stay as we did......
This self-catering property is situated in a secluded grove of rain-forest. The new lowner provides fresh provisions daily for you to make breakfast, and clean towels and linen every three days. This isn't a hotel. It's much better! Staying here provides privacy and complete escape as long you are self-sufficient and ready to enjoy the sounds, silence and beauty of the rain forest. The property is clean, well-equipped and very unique with three levels with verandas connected by above-ground walkways among the trees.
I booked this hotel online, having never stayed at a B&B before I wasn't sure what to expect. I should not have been worried. The homeowners, Leon and Marina, were amazing and very concerned with our overall comfort. They also offer tours of the Volcano region and the Big Island in general, and Leon was very helpful in suggesting what else we might want to check out or what the easiest way to get there was. The included breakfast was wonderful as Marina made it to our personal tastes, and the location was perfect - only a 10 minute drive (max) to the Volcano National Park. Can be a little noisy at night (insects singing and local dogs around) but earplugs were provided as well.
Wonderful host... very friendly. The home was super clean. She is well organized. The place was truly at the end of the road. Don't let the dumpy nearby houses scare you off! Her place is fabulous. You won't regret staying here... and we look forward to going back! Aloha!