Halfway between Kona and Hilo is The Hermitage Acre with a gorgeous view of South Point on Big Island. At 3,700 feet the climate is perfect during the hot seasons and cold in winter for the hardy who want to see the best stars in the night sky with no light interference!
Manuka State preserve is a dog-leg around the corner (about 50 yards to upper entrance gate).
Just a short half hour drive away Kona side to Ho'okena Beach for ocean swimming with dolphins or Hilo side for Punulu'u Black Sand Beach.
Only 20 miles to Na'alehu Hawai'ian sweet bread bakery and Honu'apo (Whittington State Beach Park). and same distance other direction Miloli'i by the Beach state park while at the bottom of the hill in Ocean View are many services and Road to the Sea is a 4 wheel adventure to Pohue Bay or back Na'alehu side to Green Sand Beach.
July 5th in Na'alehu for to see many paniola (Hawai'ianCowboy).
Volcano is about 50 miles toward Hilo side.
Off grid and private membership restoration project
Some amenities are available if you don't plan ahead :-)
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off