"Our greatest joy is to assist our guests in discovering the wonderful hidden spots
that Hilo and the Big Island have to offer."
"We are very grateful for the opportunity to host visitors to the Big Island
and extend to you our warmest Aloha."
Before moving to Hawaii, Jane and I had been living in St. Thomas, USVI where we chartered our 64 ft Sloop, Moonflyte, enjoying the azure waters of the Carribean and the boating life. We left the Virgin Islands in search of new horizons in 1988 and as luck would have it, we found a charming town on the Big Island of Hawaii called Hilo, and immediately fell in love..!! While looking for property, we were lucky enough to stumble onto this gorgeous 22 acre parcel in the midst of 2000 acres of Macadamia Nut trees, about 850 ft above sea level overlooking Hilo Town. We had been told there was a waterfall on the property and when we were able to clear the weeds and trees close to the ravine we came upon this120 ft waterfall that cascaded into a 300 ft wide pond at its base..!! We were so overwhelmed by the experience that we knew immediately this would be a property that we should share with others. We set to work immediately building trails to access the river and falls and worked on infrastructure to accommodate our future guests.
We opened the doors of "The Residence" to greet our first guest in August of 1998 and feel very fortunate to have met so many wonderful people in the last 14½ years. During this time we have worked to improve our facility and to offer our guests even more amenities.
The 4 mile road that leads from Hilo Town to the Inn is fully paved. Our location is very private and secluded where Hawaiian Hawk, Pigs, and Owls are a common sight, yet its an easy 15 minute drive to downtown, where some of the best restaurants on the Big Island can be found.
Since the Inn opened we have added new and expanded accommodations and amenities:
The "Pagoda Guest House"- This is small, private, 3 story 1 ½ bath residence would be comfortable for up to 6. Complete with kitchen, dining, laundry facilities, internet, and fireplace this Pagoda will embrace you with it oriental charm. Built on a cliff that overlooks Kulaniapia Falls, this vacation rental provides some of the most incredible views imaginable. From the 2nd story bedroom you can view the entire waterfall and pond, making The Pagoda one of the premier vacation spots in all of Hawaii.
"Harmony House" - The newest of our accommodations, Harmony is sumptuously decorated in Chinese antiques, and finished with exotic woods, marble and stone of the highest quality workmanship throughout. There are 5 guest rooms in Harmony, two of which have private balconies, overlooking spectacular Kulaniapia Falls.
The "Wailani Spa" offers a relaxing and envigorating personal on-site massage. The exercise equipment is available to our guests at any hour.
We've just completed "The Bamboo Garden Walking Tour", showing off the beautiful tropical grounds here at the Inn, and our extensive collection of exotic Bamboo varieties. We're sure you will enjoy your stay with us, and look forward to serving you!
~ Len & Jane Sutton