Hipcamp host Greg S.,
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The Waipi'o Lodge is located in the quaint village of Kukuihaele, less than a mile from majestic Waipiʻo Valley. In a place where horses and wild turkeys often wander by, this is the old Hawaiʻi. A place where neighbors are welcoming and life is sweet as the smell of sugar cane grass. You'll enjoy the wonderful ocean view and many fruit and macadamia nut trees on the propert

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The Waipi'o Lodge is located in the quaint village of Kukuihaele, less than a mile from majestic Waipiʻo Valley. In a place where horses and wild turkeys often wander by, this is the old Hawaiʻi. A place where neighbors are welcoming and life is sweet as the smell of sugar cane grass. You'll enjoy the wonderful ocean view and many fruit and macadamia nut trees on the property. We enjoy the best weather on the island- not hot like Kona, not rainy like Hilo, not cold like Waimea… just perfect!! It’s also a central location for exploring the Hilo and Kona sides of the island. Just 10 minutes away is the lovely town of Honokaʻa, with farmers markets, antique shops, restaurants, and the coolest old movie theater in the world.

Our three guest rooms are simple, yet nicely decorated, clean, with great beds. Guests share a bathroom, outdoor patio and living room with high speed Wi-Fi, couches, cable TV, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and grill. We are a "green" facility which is cleaned and laundered with non-toxic cleaning products. Guests may also pick ripe fruit from the yard. When in season, we have all the fruit you can eat! (Tangerines, macadamia nuts, guava, avocados, bananas…) Our guests tend to be excellent company, usually visiting from Europe, the US Mainland, Asia, Australia and beyond.

The Waipʻo Lodge Kalo Room is the coolest room in the house. Its windows allow the mountain breeze to flow through, but no direct sunlight. The house itself is an authentic “plantation home” built in 1922 and oozing with character. These walls have stories to tell! My wife and I live upstairs with our 3 children as your hosts. So the disclaimer is: you can sometimes hear small footsteps from upstairs. If you are not looking for total quiet and enjoy interacting with other travelers in the simple beauty of the Hamakua Coast, this is your place.

We run an outdoor education program for teenagers (Hawaii Outdoors Institute) and are very knowledgeable about hiking in Waipi’o, Waimanu and other outdoor adventures. Many people use the Lodge as a launching point for hiking trips.

Join us!!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Greg a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Horseback riding
Surfing
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Waipi'o Lodge- Kalo Room in Hawaii.

Beach
Coastal
Forest
River, stream, or...
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Richard
Richard D.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2021

Mahalo to Greg and Family! Very easy and enjoyable stay. Hiking the Waipi'o Valley is amazing!

Hipcamper Daneille

Friendly stay.

Daneille S.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Waipio Lodge is a friendly place to stay with various accommodations. Its even good for groups as yhere are two very lage tents on platforms to accommodate groups. Also there is a choice of three rooms that open into a common living area, with shared restroom, and shared cooking facilities and a full size fridge. The host puts out fruit and eggs from the property which is a very nice touch.

Hipcamper Jared
Jared P.
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2021

Beautiful and peaceful place to rest for the night with stunning Waipi’o Valley only a mile down the road. This property has it all...comfortable rooms, indoor/outdoor showers, a kitchenette, a shared social space to interact with other travelers, awe inspiring views of the Pacific from the patio, fresh fruit on the property, and most importantly, extremely accommodating and hospitable hosts. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling in the northern area of the Big Island, with a desire to check out the dramatic Hamakua Coast!

Hipcamper Lori B
Lori B R.
recommends this listing.
December 31st, 2019

Sweet place to stay. See the ocean and listen to the frogs at night. Meet other travelers.

Hipcamper Kendra
Kendra K.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2019

Great place to stay while exploring the northern sites of the big island. Quiet and secluded. Would stay here again.

Hipcamper Alex K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 2nd, 2019
Hipcamper Anthony C.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2019
Property
Waipi'o Lodge
State
Hawaii
Country
United States
$65/night
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