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Volcano Rainforest Retreat

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11-3832 Twelfth St, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful time here, the grounds were truly in the Rainforest. Impecably kept I might add as well. Enjoyed the hot tub during the cool evening. We stayed in the Forest house, a bit smallish but it worked well for these two campers. In theory you could walk to the village of Volcano, but that weather thing...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This truly is a retreat, with three free standing units nestled with complete privacy amidst a fern forest. These are beautifully constructed with natural woods and thoughtful designs. As opposed to the traditional bread and breakfast model of shared morning meals, breakfast is delivered to your room by pre-order, allowing the retreat atmosphere to be maintained. The hot tub, also... More 

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Livonia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was as close to perfect as a place could be. We stayed at the Sanctuary Cottage and it was as if it was part of the forest. The furo tub was wonderful and totally private. We wished we'd stayed another night and I agree with the owners that a 2-3 day minimum is necessary to really absorb the good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After 5 campgrounds, 2 nights in a wilderness cabin, 1 hotel and 1 friends house, and around 40 miles of hiking in 10 days, this place looked too good to be true. Oh, but it was so, so true. We had the sanctuary, complete with outdoor zen shower and Japanese soaking tub, a pair of robes and slippers, and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went hiking in the Volcanoes National Park in December for our 25th anniversary of wedding. We ran Honolulu marathon and 10K respectivelly so we needed a good week of rest. The retreat was perfect for us. 5 minutes from the Park entrance, from the restaurants in the village, far from the main road, in a very nice remote place,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband and I spent three nights in the Bamboo Guest House at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat, just a few minutes drive to the Volcano National Park. Our experience could not have been better. We did not see any of the other three units or their occupants, because each is secluded and surrounded by tropical vegetation. The unit is large,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We loved meeting Peter and hearing the story of how he designed and built the Rainforest Retreat. He was very welcoming, showing us all around and explaining all the detail we needed to know. The Guest Cottage had everything you could need for a few nights stay - you can tell Peter and Kathleen take great pride in their property... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

My family of 3 stayed in the Bamboo Guest Cottage and could not have been more comfortable. The cottage is lovely for a family, but is probably meant to be more of a romantic retreat. The outdoor Japanese tub with a glass of wine after hiking the craters was superb. Our host buys coffee (delicious!), fruit, jams etc from local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Yowser! This was hands-down the best place we stayed in Hawai’i. The cottage was AMAZING! It was beautifully decorated, very clean, and so, so comfortable. Bathroom was awesome, and with a shower easily big enough for two. The kitchen had everything we needed. Tea, coffee, and breakfast food was provided (a great selection too – eggs, fruit, bagels, pastries, granola,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Volcano Rainforest Retreat has been our highlight throughout 17 days on Maui and Big Island. Compared with our other accommodations this one is outstanding and has been one of the cheaper once. The Volcano area is fascinating and you can easily spend a few days there. After a day exploring the countryside you can't wait to get back and... More 

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