Be Embraced by the Spirit of Aloha Hawaii
Volcano Boutique Bed and Breakfast Lodging
Please scroll down to read our cancellation and other polices.
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.”
Kathleen Golden, Owner
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 14.42% 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.
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.
Volcano Rainforest Retreat and Volcano Village remain safe, open for business and lodging, with predominant trade winds and clear air.
Because of the current volcanic activity at Halemaumau crater, which is located within the much larger summit caldera of Kilauea Volcano in the National Park, we have decided to temporarily modify our cancellation policy as follows for all guests:
Refund guidelines due to the changing volcanic activity:
1) Cancellation less than 30 days before the date of arrival:
Refund of 50% of the total price of the reservation
Receive a voucher for the value of the stay.
(The voucher has a one year expiration date, is not transferrable and cannot be used for cash or anything else other than the lodging)
2) Cancellation 30 days or more before the date of arrival:
Refund of 85% of the total price of the reservation, includes a 15% cancellation fee.
(An option for the voucher is also available)
3) Full Refund or voucher under following conditions only:
For those who do not cancel and plan to be with us, if the volcano should become unsafe and the county orders an official evacuation of the Volcano residents, we will be issuing a full refund to guests whose reservation dates fall in the evacuation period.
We ask guests to be aware of the following:
Once a reservation is booked on the calendar, the dates are no longer available to other guests.
No cancellation refunds are guaranteed during Winter and Spring holiday times, Rainforest Run and Merrie Monarch Festival. However, we will take into consideration the volcanic activity during those holidays and special events.
For your financial security regarding cancellations, in case of any possible change of plans or emergencies, please consider trip insurance because cancellation policies will be applied.
We are committed to the safety of our guests. We wholeheartedly support those who choose to travel here to enjoy the current activity of the Kilauea Volcano and the beauty of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Please email or call us if you have questions or concerns.
Volcano Rainforest Retreat Bed and Breakfast is run by a property management team, owners, Kathleen and Peter Golden, our managers, and occasionally an on-duty property manager. Our management team cares for the guests and property daily, 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 door of the Golden’s residence for questions or emergencies. When the Goldens are off island, the on-duty 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 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.
Pet in Residence
We have a wonderful pet and companion cat, Lahi. She lives with the Goldens in their residence at the Volcano B&B and remains outside of the guest accommodations in consideration for visitors with allergies.
Please let us know ahead if you have allergies to cats or 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.