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Worcester, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time at the volcano rainforest retreat. Our cabin was perfect, the neighborhood was great for running, and we were a stone's throw away from Volcano National Park. We loved the morning breakfasts and all the tips we got for the best trails and restaurants in the area. We definitely recommend going here and we will be... More 

Thank jkeating86
VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your enthusiastic reflections on your stay with us at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. It means a lot to us to know what your visit was like, and, that you took your time to share your experience with others traveling to Volcano on the Island of Hawaii. Please do come back some day, and thank you for... More 

Apple Valley, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016

June 2016 my daughter and I took my granddaughter on a trip. We found the Volcano Rainforest Retreat by chance on line. It was perfect! Every aspect of the facility inside and out was beautiful. The owners were very warm and welcoming. They provided a continental breakfast which was delicious. Everything i could think of was already provided. I would... More 

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

We truly appreciate your review, especially to know you would "return in a heart beat" ! Our hearts are happy to know how much you experienced the value of our retreat on so many levels. We warmly welcome you to stay with us again when you travel to Hawaii! More 

den Haag
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We stayed three nights at the VRR, renting the Bamboo cottage and another cottage for our three teenagers. VRR is a wonderful place to stay - Peter and Kathleen are welcoming and gracious hosts and the cottages are sublime. After a hot day out and about in Volcano National Park, there isn't much better than returning to the cottages for... More 

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

Thank you for your very appreciative review of your family vacation at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed the grounds and the cottages so fully! We too, so enjoy hosting guests that clearly value the native forest setting and the hand crafted and uniquely decorated cottages. Thank you for "highly, highly" recommending us to others traveling... More 

Ft. Washington
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We traveled to the Big Island as a family (2 adults, 2 teenage girls) and sought out this lovely place as an alternative to sterile big box hotel accommodations. We are staying in the Cottage, which can accommodate 4. We have a queen size bed in a loft area, which requires climbing a steep but sturdy ladder. Other cabins have... More 

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

Heather and family, Thank you for your appreciative review of the grounds, unique cottages, food and service at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. Peter and I are always willing and happy to give guests a tour of the grounds to see the other cottages. We appreciate when guests ask for a tour because we want to respect the privacy of the... More 

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54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Peter and Kathleen were very welcoming. Our plane had a late arrival but they met us as though everything was fine and showed us around. We stayed in the Forest House, very private, lots of windows and skylights. Only a little odd that there was was no sink in the small bathroom (we used the small kitchen sink to wash... More 

Thank Ruth F
VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your supportive review of the Forest House at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat! We are glad you enjoyed the privacy, the windows and skylights in this setting in nature. We describe the Forest House on the website, "Private bathroom with small shower & toilet, sink in kitchenette" We do have two other larger cottages, which can be reserved... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Peter and Katherine were ideal hosts and went out of their way to accommodate my family and make our stay just perfect. The grounds were so perfectly kept and cultivated with so many beautiful flora. Peter and Katherine thought of every detail regarding our stay and even stayed up late to receive us after a delayed arrival. It was such... More 

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

We so appreciate your warm and attentive review, especially knowing how much you enjoyed your stay with us, on this beautiful rainforest property. We are grateful you and your son experienced the uniqueness and sense of place here. The uniqueness is what continues to captivate us too, after 20 years living intimately with the forest and sharing it with so... More 

El Cerrito, California
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203 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stayed at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat (VRR) in the tiny town of Volcano in February. I apologize for the late posting (been on the road a lot) since this property and the volcano experience really does deserve your attention. If you have not taken the time to really appreciate the Volcanoes National Park at a leisurely pace while based... More 

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

Aloha divegirlelaine, Thank you for your time and attention in writing your review of the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. You described our home and retreat in such detail that we can see you really took it in with all your senses. We were touched that you remembered so many aspects of your stay in Volcano, and think that our "property and... More 

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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We never visited, because we never received a response to our question, even though our credit card had been charged for our full stay 8 months in advance. First we posted a question (about water temperature) on Trip Advisor. We heard back from other members but not this place. Then we emailed them directly. No answer until we told them... More 

Thank emoo217
VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your strong dissatisfaction with any lack of customer service on our part. We regret your understandable distress due to the delays which occurred in responding to your question. Of course we could have gotten right back to you, and we certainly understand your need for clarity about the warmth of outdoor shower. Additionally, we also... More 

1 review
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The Volcano Rainforest Retreat was truly beautiful and so peaceful! We stayed in the Sanctuary and absolutely loved the cozy space and the outdoor shower and soaking tub that really allowed to enjoy the lush, gorgeous rainforest all throughout the property. The breakfasts of fresh fruits, baked goods and granola was delicious and exceeded expectations! We would highly recommend this... More 

Thank Rosemary C
VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for sharing your enjoyment during your stay in the Sanctuary cottage at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. Sanctuary and Forest House cottages do share space in a parking pavilion. When there are two larger cars, it is a small space. We appreciate you and our other guests's understanding. Thank you for highly recommending our retreat, and that... More 

Driggs, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great spot, nice owners (very helpful with local knowledge and trip planning), stay in solitude, breakfast included in your room; great local kona coffee, off the beaten path and only minutes from Volcano National Park.

Thank Kelly S
VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha Kelly, Thank you for sharing your experience and appreciation of the setting here in the native Hawaiian rainforest. We are glad that you valued the local knowledge and found it helpful. 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: ₹ 14,114 - ₹ 26,456 (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:
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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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