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Volcano Rainforest Retreat

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The Volcano Rainforest Retreat lodging experience on the Big Island of Hawaii, adjacent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 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.
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Hilo Intl Airport37 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have returned many times to this magical retreat, and always been delighted and nourished by the open hearts and artful grace of its owners, Kathleen and Peter. Each cottage is hand crafted and perfectly situated to deliver privacy, nourishment, and deep rest. The forest...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 845Deborah
Response from VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest RetreatResponded 6 days ago

Deborah, Thank you for your colorful way of sharing the Volcano Rainforest Retreat and magical rainforest with other travelers. We always enjoy sharing our lifestyle with you and John when you have come on your Staycations over the years. It means a lot to us...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

We had the most amazing and unique 3 night stay in the Forest House in the middle of the rainforest! From the moment we step foot into our little cottage, we were blown away by how beautiful and peaceful it is, and it looks just...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from VRRVolcano, Manager at Volcano Rainforest RetreatResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you so much for writing such a thorough, informative review! This is by far one of the best reviews we have ever received, you really included every detail which will be so helpful for all of our future guests to read. 3 nights is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the most amazing stay and will definitely come again. No need to worry about the recent volcanic eruptions that were in the news - the village of Volcano was untouched and while we were there attending the Art Festival the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Aloha John, Thanks for sharing your experience of the Guest Cottage at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat with other travelers. We are so pleased to hear that you found the native Hawaiian rain forest awesome. Happy to know you enjoyed charming Volcano Village with the local...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. The Volcano Rainforest Retreat was a highlight of our big island vacation, a destination in itself. Peter was a wonderful host and was there to orient us to our sanctuary cottage. We took outdoor showers...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Jade, Peter and I so appreciate that you found your "Happy Place"! We are so moved to know that your stay at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat was the highlight of your vacation on Hawaii Island! We just love how you described the way you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were island hopping on our Honeymoon and spent 3 nights at the Retreat and it was amazing waking up every morning in the Rainforest. Wish we had booked 4 nights. Great location when vistiting the Volcano Park, Hilo and Muna Kea. Kathleen knows the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Gareth S
Response from VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Gareth, Mahalo for sharing with other travelers the special time you had on your honeymoon at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. We are grateful you mentioned that you wish you had stayed 4 nights. We want to encourage travelers to stay 3 nights or more because...More

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30 December 2017|
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Response from VRRVolcano | Property representative |
Aloha Christel, Mahalo for letting us know you would like to book. Please go to our website link on or Trip Advisor page. You will see a green tab named Cottages&Rates/Availability above the top navigation bar. Click... More
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20 July 2017|
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Response from VRRVolcano | Property representative |
Aloha DeAnna, 'Pogsie' gave a perfect answer to your question (thank you, Pogsie!). Please let me know if you have any other questions regarding our property or cottages. Mahalo! VRR
7 May 2016|
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Response from VRRVolcano | Property representative |
Aloha, Yes, the temperature in the outdoor shower has been monitored and adjusted since those occasional concerns were mentioned.
Room Tips
"Each room has its special magic, but I especially love the spacious comfort of the Bamboo House."
1 week ago
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"Book early, there are a limited number of cabins and each is unique."
2 weeks ago
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"All suites are utterly amazing-- toured all of them and just can't wait to come back again!"
4 weeks ago
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"For a couple, the Sanctuary was perfect. Small but perfectly formed and we loved the outdoor bath (not to..."
24 Oct. 2018
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USD 215 - USD 382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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