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Be Embraced by the Spirit of Aloha Hawaii
Volcano Boutique Bed and Breakfast Lodging
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 travelers 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 boutique 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 love and compassionate understanding for one another in their intimate human relationships.”
Rob and Jennifer Owens, Owners
Massage 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.
All rates subject to 14.96% Hawai`i taxes
Full amount required to hold a reservation
Visa or MasterCard preferred
Check-in is between 3:00-5:00pm. Check-out by 10:00am.
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 your stay.
We request that 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.
Additionally, an ‘add on’ extra cleaning fee may be charged when a cottage is left in conditions that require extended cleaning time and attention. We will contact you to clarify any issues, and charge your credit card.
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.
Cancellation Policies and Fees
Reinstated Standard Cancellation Policy 4/26/21
Travel safety is progressing due to vaccinations and testing programs. Our Modified COVID Cancellation Policy is being adjusted back to our previous Standard Cancellation Policy. We will no longer be offering vouchers/gift certificate for cancelled reservations. We will honor previously issued vouchers/gift certificates through the end of the year, December 31, 2021.
Standard Cancellation Policy
Please be aware that once a reservation is booked, dates are taken off the reservation calendar, saved for our confirmed guests and no longer available to other travelers, so our policies will apply. The Volcano Rainforest Retreat is 40-80% booked six months in advance, due to travelers planning ahead for their Hawaii vacations. Guests plan ahead to have their choice of dates and cottages. Thank you for your understanding.
80% Refund for cancellations made 60 days or more, prior to the arrival date, this includes the 20% cancellation fee.
No guaranteed refund for cancellations received 60 days or less, prior to arrival date. 80% Refund only if dates can be rebooked, this includes the 20% cancellation fee. We do everything possible to rebook those dates. For any cancelled dates that cannot be rebooked, payment will be forfeited.
Changing Cottages or Dates for Existing Reservations:
We encourage guests to be clear and certain of their dates prior to making a reservation to avoid changes, which may result in financial loss to our business and/or our guests. We do everything possible to rebook those dates. In the event that reserved guests cannot avoid changes, the following policies will apply:
20% reservation adjustment fee will apply for any original dates that cannot be rebooked for changes made 60 days or more, prior to arrival date.
30% reservation adjustment fee will apply for changes made less than 60 days and more than 30 days, prior to arrival date.
40% reservation adjustment fee will apply for changes made less than 30 days, prior to arrival date.
Rebooked Dates: In the event that we are able to rebook dates that were adjusted we will refund the adjustment fee accordingly, less a $50 administration fee.
Holiday Times and Local Festival Dates
No refunds are guaranteed at Holiday times, Rainforest Run and Merrie Monarch Festival. During these busy times air flights and rental cars are limited.
We will do everything possible to rebook dates. If rebooking occurs we will refund the adjustment fee based on the number of dates and the rate at which rebooking occurs. A $50 processing fee will apply.
See our Holiday Times and Local Festival Dates
Thank you for reading over our link above to holiday times and festival dates, and please consider trip insurance.
We understand that sometimes your travel plans can unexpectedly change. Volcano Rainforest Retreat is a small Bed and Breakfast and cancellations or changes to your reservation can affect us greatly. Cancellation policies will be applied.
For your financial security, in case of any changes and possible emergencies, including medical conditions, we recommend that all guests purchase travel insurance.
We recommend to residents of the United States:
Arch RoamRight www.roamright.com and Travelex www.travlex.com travel insurance.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Please note: We are committed to the safety of our guests. Volcano Rainforest Retreat has a Natural Disaster Cancellation Policy during times of volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and/or tsunamis.
Call for more information. (See Natural Disaster Cancellation Policy)
The Art of Innkeeping
About the Goldens
Visionaries and Creators of the Volcano Rainforest Retreat Bed & Breakfast
The Goldens left San Francisco in 1991 and journeyed to the land of Aloha on the Big Island of Hawaii in search of peace and beauty. Land preparation on the original half-acre, near Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, actually began in 1988, when Peter built a small cottage in a lush Hawaiian rainforest setting, near charming Volcano Village. As Kathleen & Peter became part of the Volcano community of artists, scientists and entrepreneurs, they cultivated a genuine love for sharing the magic and beauty of the environment, and the rich Hawaiian and multi-cultural history of the Volcano area, and were drawn to the art of Innkeeping and a lifestyle of gracious hospitality.
The Goldens conveyed their vision to gifted local builders, craftsmen and artisans. In 1995, after building their next home, the 12-sided “Skylight House”, on the adjacent land, they opened their original home as a B&B guest cottage. The creation of additional structures gracefully evolved on the 1 1/2 acres surrounding their home. Gradually, four of the hand crafted structures became an enchanted collection of private bed and breakfast cottages,which were cared for and maintained over the years, in the true “spirit of aloha”.
The dream home and lifestyle they envisioned evolved organically over 31 years into a must-stay Volcano bed & breakfast destination, the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. In 2022, they were fortunate to pass their legacy on to the truly dedicated staff, and the creative and caring new owners and stewards of the land, Jennifer and Rob Owens. The Goldens continue to live in the community of Volcano, guided by a new vision, creating their own personal retreat and retirement home in the forest they love.
On Site Inquiries
Please respect the Owens’ privacy at their residence. Call the owners and manager’s phone numbers posted in guest cottage binders.
Guests enjoy their privacy and respect other guest’s 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.
Please let us know ahead if you have allergies to feather pillows and comforters. We also appreciate guests informing us of food sensitivity requests a week or more before arrival, because that will make it more possible to meet special needs.