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4561 Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-
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#1 of 17 Specialty lodging in Kapaa
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Bikes, Kayaks, SUPs and beach gear included.

Fern Grotto Inn offers newly renovated plantation cottages with island-inspired furnishings and modern amenities.

Tucked away on the east side of the island in historic Kapaa town and centrally located on the banks of the Wailua River, surrounded by a lush landscape of fruit trees and only a block from the beach, this is the Kauai paradise you desire.

Paddle down the Wailua River with the complimentary kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, or take our bikes for a spin on the Kauai Path, a ten-mile trail winding along the stunning coastline. Fire up the gas grill for a barbecue, or pack a picnic lunch and walk one block to the beach.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
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Non-smoking hotel
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Nomad674641 wrote a review Feb 3
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Fern Grotto Inn is well situated to travel North or South. It is clean, with all the amenities. It is a lovely place to just sit outside. It really made our visit to Kauai better. Paul is friendly and very helpful. There is a free washing machine on site and everything you need for the beach.
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Kristen S wrote a review Oct 2022
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We spent 9 nights in Coco D at the Fern Grotto Inn to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. It was our first visit to the island and we did extensive research on where to stay for our trip. The Fern Grotto Inn was the perfect home base for our Kauai adventures. The unit had everything we needed, and so many extras upon our arrival including fresh star fruit, flowers and local beer. We enjoyed the use of the bikes, kayaks and the convenient location within walking distance to Lydgate Beach Park. The location was quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed having the kitchen and the option of eating in the unit or making picnic lunches. Don't hesitate to stay here. Paul and his staff go above and beyond to make your stay flawless.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Shelly S wrote a review Jan 2023
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We loved our stay at fern grotto inn. The location was great..close to everything. The cottages were really comfortable and quaint. We would come back to the inn for sure. Thanks for a great place to stay while visiting kauai.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Jan 2023
This was the perfect place for our active family to use as a base in Kauai. Close to the airport and Kapaa, right on the Wailua River, and an easy walk or bike ride to beaches and restaurants. It is clean and well maintained, and has bikes, kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling gear for guests to use. Would happily return.
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Jan 2023
I'm a return visitor (3x) to Fern Grotto Inn and a confirmed enthusiast! Paul has created a beautiful little oasis along the Wailua River and pays enormous attention to detail in making every aspect of his guests' stay exceptional. Location is great - most afternoons I got on one of the well-maintained bikes and rode over to Lydgate Park for an ocean swim, another day I walked over to hike the Sleeping Giant, and both Lihue and Kapa'a are short drives away. Apartment is impeccably maintained and extremely comfortable and well-equipped.
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Dec 2022
Everything was absolutely perfect! We’ve never stayed in a better stocked kitchen, Paul’s suggestions were spot on, and the kayaking/location was spectacular!! The property is stunning, all the beach gear you could possibly need, and aloe for your skin after your fun day of play!! No detail was missed with beautiful fresh flowers on arrival!! Our family all cooked together in their spacious kitchen for a Christmas to remember! Fern Grotto 10/10 recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Dec 2022
Our recent stay at the Fern Grotto Inn helped to make our Hawaii vacation a memorable one. The cottage was accurately represented in pictures, well equipped, comfortable and clean. The attention to detail and special touches made us feel welcome and at home. We used the kayaks, paddle boards and bikes when they were available. We also spent most evenings using the grill to cook the variety of Hawaiian fish we could purchase at most grocery stores. Our host was kind and helpful when we had a small hiccup (of our own making) and the other guests were considerate and friendly. We recommend The Fern Grotto Inn without hesitation for your next visit to Kauai.
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Dec 2022
My third time here. always has exactly what you need. Perfectly situated to explore all areas of the island. Minimal roosters and no barking dogs which means great sleeps. Coco A is now a honey moon type suite with some fun additions. Internet can be patchy at times but otherwise a perfect spot for almost anyone.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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JGT wrote a review Dec 2022
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We wanted to avoid resorts and Airbnbs for our first trip since the pandemic. Fern Grotto Inn was a wonderful choice and the experience felt like being home away from home. The grounds are neatly and beautifully kept, Noelani preps your room with care and aloha, and you are really given everything you’d need for a great stay. We were in Coco C and the view of the Wailua river was a treat to wake up to each morning. We also met Paul during our stay and his rec to take the kayaks up the river and hike to Secret Falls was the highlight if our trip. We already want to come back for another stay. Mahalo nui for the lovely me memories! Fern Grotto Inn is a great choice!!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Oct 2022
We loved our stay at the Fern Grotto Inn. "Canal B' was the perfect 'welcome home' after a day of island activity. Our unit also included a screened in porch where we enjoyed coffee every morning...it was heaven and felt like home instead of a resort. We didn't have a full kitchen but our kitchenette had everything we needed and more to make our meals when not dining out. In addition to the lovely grounds, we used ALL the included extras like bicycles, kayaks, SUP, beach chairs, coolers, snorkles/fins, beach shoes and more. Highly recommend and hope to return someday!
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$452 - $508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fern Grotto Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Fern Grotto Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lydgate State Park (0.5 miles), Smith Family Garden Luau (0.4 miles), and Smiths Tropical Paradise (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fern Grotto Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Fern Grotto Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fern Grotto Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fern Grotto Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fern Grotto Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Russell's By Eat Healthy, Sleeping Giant Grill, and Smith Family Garden Luau.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fern Grotto Inn?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Fern Grotto Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kamokila Hawaiian Vllage (4.6 miles), Kapaia Suspension Bridge (4.3 miles), and Hikinaakala Heiau (0.4 miles).
Does Fern Grotto Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.