Hawaii Volcano Bed and Breakfast Lodging
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Kathleen and Peter would like to dedicate this website and bed and breakfast retreat in honor of the Hawaiian people, the ancestors of the land and Hawaiian elders that have blessed the land and the creation of the retreat.
The Volcano Rainforest Retreat lodging experience on the Big Island of Hawaii offers visitors a collection of distinct guest cottages, created with elegant simplicity in harmony and balance with the Hawaiian rain forest. Its sense of place imparts a seamless feeling of connection between inside and outside, the accommodations and nature. The rain forest lodgings are interconnected by intimate paths, which wind their way through the misty, mossy landscape. This Hawaii Volcano retreat offers a unique setting for romantics, artists, nature lovers and world travellers seeking refuge and intimate contact with the living volcanic earth.
Spirit of Volcano Rainforest Retreat Bed and Breakfast
The spirit of this Big Island Volcano Bed and Breakfast is expressed simply, "We hope visitors will take with them a sense of 'Aloha aina' (love of the land). We'd be touched if guests deepened their respect and sensitivity to nature, and were inspired to preserve and sustain the natural life on our beautiful and fragile planet. We also hope that visitors will take quality time to nurture themselves and cultivate a love and understanding for one another in their intimate human relationships."
Kathleen Golden, Owner
Massage, Retreats & Other Services at Volcano Rainforest Retreat
||The Volcano Rainforest Retreat Bed and Breakfast’s serene grounds and lodging were also developed to explore the potential for personal sacred living space as a healing art. Different massage and bodywork modalities with licensed massage therapists (LMT) and Hawaiian cultural practitioners are available by appointment.
Kathleen Golden, MA, offers a weekly meditation group and monthly retreats, Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication) trainings and support groups, as well as psychological/spiritual counseling sessions and/or Reiki Natural Healing for individuals and couples. These services are offered on the retreat grounds at the Goldens' residence.
All rates subject to 13.42% Hawai`i taxes
Full amount required to hold reservation
Visa or Mastercard preferred
Check-in is between 3:00-5:00pm. Check out by 11:00am.
Call for early or late arrival, prior arrangements are necessary
Please keep in mind that if you are flying into Kona, you are
2 1/2 hours away from Volcano, and if you are flying
into Hilo, you are 40 minutes from Volcano.
Daily housekeeping service includes fresh food, towels, bed making, dish-washing and trash removal. If you have special
needs, please let us know either prior to arrival or during
We request guests care for our property. In the unlikely event that damages occur during your stay, damaged or
missing items fees may be applied, especially for our colorful linens, towels and robes. White towels
are available for peroxide hair or skin products.
Only the Guest Cottage and Bamboo Guest House have cooking facilities.
The Retreat is available for small groups upon request.
Rental Vehicle Necessary. No public transportation in this rural community.
Reservation Fee Policy
Two night minimum stay.
Three nights or more recommended and preferred.
Discounted rates offered on reservations of 3 nights or more.
Please call for single night requests - additional $30.
Extra charge for additional guests $30 per person per night.
All rates and policies are subject to change without notice.
In the event of cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival date, payment will be refunded less 15%. Changing
cottages or dates for existing reservations, made 30 days prior to arrival date is discouraged and is subject
to a 25% reservation adjustment fee. We encourage guests to be clear and certain of their dates prior to
making a reservation to avoid changes. Once a reservation is booked on the calendar, the dates are
no longer available to other guests.
For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to arrival date, we do everything possible to rebook those dates. For any cancelled dates that can not be rebooked, payment will be forfeited. For the dates that can be rebooked,
a refund less 15% will be issued.
For cottage and/or date reservation change requests, received less than 30 days prior to arrival date,
we do everything possible to rebook those dates. If dates can not be rebooked, payment will be forfeited.
For any adjusted reservations made less than 30 days prior to arrival that cannot be rebooked, discounted
rates are available.
No cancellation refunds are guaranteed at Holiday times, Rainforest Run and Merrie Monarch Festival.
For your financial security regarding cancellations, in case of any possible emergencies, please consider trip insurance because cancellation policies will be applied.
Kathleen and Peter Golden
Volcano Rainforest Retreat Bed and Breakfast is run by a property management team, Kathleen and Peter Golden, owners, Dana Thompson, our manager, and occassionally on-duty property managers. Our management team cares for the guests and property 5 days a week, and when the Goldens are away. All manager contact numbers are listed in the guest cottage information binders. When occasionally off site, a message can be left on their phones. Calls will be returned as soon as possible. The on-duty manager’s phone number is also posted on the office door for questions or emergencies. When the Goldens are off island, the manager is at the Bed & Breakfast every morning and afternoon for a few hours, and stays overnight some nights out of consideration for our guests' needs.
On Site Inquiries
Please respect the Goldens' privacy at their residence. Call the manager’s numbers posted either on the doors or in guest cottage binders. Guests enjoy their privacy in one of four unique guest cottages on the Bed and Breakfast grounds. Just five minutes away, enjoy social interaction at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and at cafes and restaurants in charming Volcano Village.
Pets in Residence
There are two wonderful cats, Ipo and Lahi, who live at the Volcano B&B. Our cats remain outside of the guest accommodations out of consideration for visitors with allergies.
Please let us know if you have allergies to cats or feather pillows and comforters.
Private guest cottages
Private o’furo soaking tubs
Jacuzzi hot tub
Delicious breakfast experience in cottage
100% Kona coffee
Robes and slippers
Iron and ironing boards
Wine glasses and bottle opener
DVD viewers/DVD & CD selection
Alarm clock - ipod docks
Safe for valuables
* Cooking facilities in Bamboo Guest House and Guest Cottage only
The Art of Innkeeping
About the Goldens
Visionary Proprietors of
Volcano Rainforest Retreat B&B
When guests arrive at our Volcano Hawaii Bed and Breakfast, set in one and a half acre of stunning rainforest, they are warmly greeted and treated like ohana (family). Like their visitors, Kathleen and Peter Golden also made a pilgrimage to the land of Aloha "once upon a time" in search of peace and beauty. Little did they know, when they left San Francisco in 1991 for the Big Island of Hawaii, that what was originally envisioned as their dream home location would evolve into a must-stay Volcano bed & breakfast destination.
Land preparation on the original half-acre, near Kilauea Volcano, began in 1988, when Peter and his son, Joshua, used machetes to carve the first path into the dense Hawaiian rainforest. In 1995, after building their 12-sided house on the adjacent land, the Goldens opened their original home as a guest cottage to visitors traveling to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
The creation of three additional structures as part of their personal living space gracefully evolved over 18 years as they conveyed their vision to local builders and craftsmen, building and weaving each accommodation into the landscape. Gradually, four separate lodgings became bed and breakfast cottages. The Golden’s current home is also on the property where they enjoy sharing their creation and love of the land with the many visitors to the Big Island of Hawaii.
The Goldens donate part of the Volcano Rainforest Retreat Bed and Breakfast proceeds to organizations that work toward the preservation of the natural environment and calculate their carbon footprint at Offsetters.com.
Based on excerpts from "Soul Architects" by Loni Reader, Hawaiian Style Magazine
The Goldens would like to express their gratitude to all those who work behind the scenes to care for the natural and man made beauty at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. By their on-going presence and service each staff person makes the bed and breakfast retreat a very special place, alive with heart and soul.
Peter and Kathleen are especially grateful to Carolyn and Roby LaPorte of Wowi Zowi, Bed & Breakfast Hotel Website Designers, Website Internet Marketing. We especially appreciate their understanding of our artistic process in creating our bed & breakfast retreat. It is not just a business, it is our life's work together... the expression of our shared love of life and the land. We are so grateful for their capacity to step into our world and convey the essence and unique sense of place of the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. Their brilliance and co-creative force in design and layout has allowed us to more fully share our inspired vision with the world.
Special thanks to Cathy Weber of First Rail Marketing for her skilled and sensitive marketing support, and Anne Lee, who co created the beautiful text and offered her creative, sensitive and artistic input throughout the entire development process.