As many others have said the condition of the cabins is poor; nothing has been repaired or replaced in decades it seems. Plan to eat simply, bring cereal, milk, canned goods, snacks, coffee, coffee filter and holder, and basically anything you might need in the kitchen, Assume it is not equipped. Bring salt and pepper, can opener, paper plates etc. If you're okay with this, you'll be okay. There is a restaurant that is open for breakfast and lunch and is quite good. We would save half our lunch there to eat later for dinner. It's too bad it closes so early as it would have been nice to stop in later for a glass of wine in front of their fire.
The lighting in the cabin was poor. We could not have both read if not for a kindle book reader. We did make ourselves at home pretty quickly and enjoyed our daily routine. Their wood is poor. Bring some from town. We rolled up newspaper smeared with peanut butter to get the fire started, It was always a challenge. You do need a fire. (We were there in December.)
I was nervous about the road up and down and we made a point of making sure we were back in the cabin before dark. This was not necessary, though. The road was beautifully maintained and the markers in the middle and on the sides lit it up like a runway at night (the one time we came back late) and there was very little traffic after dark, so that was okay. Great to be up there. Fantastic rain at night on the tin roof. We'd go back!
- Also Known As:
- Kokee Hotel Waimea
- Kokee Lodge Waimea, Kauai