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Ashburnham
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

What a fantastic little gem! I am so glad we were able to find a few nights between many other booked nights to stay here. Very very cozy, very much in the rainforest, and very quaint and clean. We stayed in the Guest Cottage, which had a beautiful 180 degree view out into the forest. The owners met us upon... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for enthusiastic review. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage, amenities and native rainforest grounds so much. We do appreciate our perspective guests reading the description of the cottages so that they can choose one that meets their needs. The Guest Cottage does have a ladder to the bedroom loft, and people need to be comfortable climbing the... More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful spot. Very unique, relaxing and private. Breakfast just what we and it is a great added touch. Outside shower and hot tub are perfect!! Make sure to check out Ohelo cafe-great pizza, salads and all. We did Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour Eco-star. This is a must do. Seen lava in crater mouth! Fantastic get away. We'll recommend... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha Mark and Julie, Mahalo for your review. It was our pleasure to host you and "talk story" with you before you left. We appreciated your interest in how we developed the retreat on the land over the past 25 years! Please come back, if you visit the Big Island again. More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Surrounded by foliage, set in a quiet neighborhood, this gorgeously designed and built glass and wood retreat is balm for the soul. We took a soak in an outdoor Japanese tub, we luxuriated in the lovely living area and bedroom. We were met by a hostess who showed us all the amenities of this beautiful spot. Breakfast was left with... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Gail, Thanks for your review. We are glad you experienced the Volcano Rainforest Retreat as a real treat! Our Aloha, Kathleen & Peter More 

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57 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Exceeded expectations in all regards. This is a professionally run establishment; they know what they are doing and do it exceptionally well. Stayed 4 nights and experienced both the Forest House and Bamboo Cottage. Reservations were easy and accurate. Questions posed before hand were answered quickly and accurately. Owner greeted us upon arrival and made the process of settling in... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for the quality of attention you gave your review. We are glad you valued your stay so highly. We appreciate guests, like you, who sense the care that we as owners and our staff give to the retreat and our guests. It was our pleasure to host you during your stay in Volcano. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in The Sanctuary at Volcano Rainforest Retreat for two nights, and it has been one of the highlights of our trip to Hawaii. I loved the setting in the rainforest - with windows on all sides The Sanctuary is surrounded by trees, ferns, moss and tropical flowers and plants. It's hard not to relax. The... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for coming all the way from New Zealand and sharing your appreciation for so many details about your stay with us in the native Hawaiian rainforest. We too enjoy the serene forest views from the Sanctuary cottage and bath house. We can understand your sensitivity to privacy. For many guests, the amount of foliage surrounding the Sanctuary... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We were 2 couples - my husband and I were in the Sanctuary and our friends were in the Forest House. The location is very convenient to the National Park and restaurants in Volcano (about 5 min drive). The owners have done a great job with the property - they've left the property very lush with lit gravel walkways between... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha Laura, Thank you for your review of our Sanctuary Cottage.We hear that you found some understandable limitations while you were staying in it in January. It is unique in our collection of 4 guest cottages. It was originally built for meditation & counseling. Many people requested staying in this cottage after Frommer's Guide Book wrote, "if you beg the... More 

Elizabeth City, NC
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450 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed three nights at this romantic, secluded feeling retreat. The grounds are lush (dark, careful walking at night), the Sanctuary cabin is so romantic! We loved the stove for chilly mornings and evenings, the thick towels, the Kona coffee. We had a hard time getting a good night's sleep two nights, due to the neighbor's dog... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your review of the Sanctuary cottage. We appreciate you found it romantic. Yes, the retreat is in a rural area in nature. It is our hope that the path lights and flash lights we provide will provide safety and enough light, while still sustaining the authentic and natural feel of the native Hawaiian rain forest. It... More 

Ocean City, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We recently stayed at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat and had a wonderful time. The retreat is literally in the rainforest and the scenery, the lodging and owners truly surpassed our expectations. What a lovely experience . We would highly recommend it. It is also located in a great spot which allows easy access to the National Park. Definitely include the... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha Kathy, Thank you for your review about your experience at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. We are delighted to hear it surpassed your expectations and appreciate your high recommendation! Please come again! It was our pleasure to host you. More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I wish I could take the Volcano Rainforest Retreat and magically transport it closer to home so I could go every weekend! We spent four nights in Sanctuary and it was just that. It worked very well that breakfast was delivered the day before so that you could wake up, make amazing 100% Kona coffee, and enjoy tasty quiche, pastries,... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Emily, Thank you for your beautiful review of all the amenities that you so enjoyed, during your stay in our Sanctuary cottage. We are sorry that the shower was a little chilly and we have attended to that. Glad that you enjoyed warming up in the hot tub. We appreciate that you found the shades and robes useful in meeting... More 

Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

After spending 4 days on the other busier side of the island we were looking for a good place to relax and experience the volcano. This place checked all the boxes- perfect location to the volcano, rooms were great, friendly staff, beautiful landscaping and scenery. Would definitely recommend as a great place to stay on the Volcano/Hilo side of the... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for the enthusiastic review of the Volcano Rainforest Retreat and for your personal recommendation to other travelers. Pleased that you found the staff friendly and the landscaping and scenery beautiful. We so enjoyed sharing our retreat in nature with you and others who care about these values in the places they stay on their travels. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Volcano Rainforest Retreat

Address: 11-3832 Twelfth St, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Volcano
Price Range: $280 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Volcano Rainforest Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Volcano Rainforest Retreat Hotel Volcano
Volcano Rainforest Retreat Hawaii
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“Look on their website-they have excellent descriptions of the various cottages”
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 of 5 bubbles terryg383, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Forest House. Each house is probably different. The info given online with the pictures is accurate.”
 of 5 bubbles ruthf418, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“perfect for privacy and being in nature, very cozy and peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles rosemaryc815, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“Amazing - not to miss”
 of 5 bubbles wachtrav, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Sanctuary is the smallest room, great for one or two people. If you want more space or have more people another cottage would be better.”
 of 5 bubbles EmilyC539, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
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