Vacation in the Round at our Hawaiian-swank upscale yurt!
Hale Kipa Fern Forest
About Hale Kipa Fern Forest
We've lived on The Big Island of Hawaii since 2016 when we moved from North Pole, Alaska. We're living our dream of working for ourselves, living self-sustainably on our land with our small business and sincerely hope to contribute to amazing Hawaiian vacations for our guests. Our vacations here inspired our move here. Mahalo!
Hale Kipa Fern Forest purchased this Guest House in 2016
Why Hale Kipa Fern Forest chose Fern Forest
Our solar powered yurt is for those who are curious about experiencing island-style accommodations while meeting standard needs. We average enough rainfall to collect our own water, enough sun to power our needs and those of our guests, and we enjoy the seclusion of Pele's Playground!
What makes this Guest House unique
If you're looking for something different, a vacation in the round is for you! We invite you to enjoy our high-style yurt situated in lush Hawaiian tropical forest. Built specifically as a vacation rental. Our guests say it makes for a great home base as you explore the mystery of the Big Island! You can even check out the views of Mauna Kea while staying on the far slopes of Mauna Loa right near Volcanoes National Park in Fern Forest, Hawaii. More than a few beaches to choose from are not far away!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing Yurt experience, zero carbon footprint. Eco living with modern amenities.
Gypsy & Dawn are amazing hosts. Upon arrival we were greeted and welcomed immediately. They gave us a tour of the property including their solar powered battery array and catchment system. Staying here was such a great experience, I've never stayed in a yurt before but it was everything you needed and more. Zero carbon footprint, rain water that is filtered, I felt socially responsible staying here and it was close enough to everything we wanted to see including the volcano National park. I will definitely look at this property when visiting the Big Island again!
We so enjoyed having you as guests and we thank you for keeping things so nice while you were here! You're welcome back anytime!
Amazing vacation spot!
The yurt was immaculately clean and perfectly cozy! We were looking for place to stay close to friends without having to drive to a hotel in Hilo. This beautiful spot is exactly where we wanted to be. The bed was so comfy and the shower was hot. It can get cool outside in the evenings in Fern Forest but the yurt stayed comfortably warm inside and cool when you open up the windows during the day. We were able to have our friends over to bbq on the large back porch. We also love how peaceful it is off the beaten path!
We loved everything about the yurt. Very comfortable and situated in a great location. The small details made our stay so enjoyable, it has everything you need. The hosts were excellent, very accommodating and helpful. So many positive things about our stay. Definitely would return again!
Aloha and mahalo for such a nice review! You were wonderful guests! The place was left clean, you had great communication, and respected our house rules. You're welcome back anytime!
Loved every minute!
We've stayed at a lot of vacation rentals and this quickly became our favorite! Don and Gypsy have done an amazing job of making sure that the yurt was designed and stocked with everything you need. Staying in a yurt is a one of a kind experience and we enjoyed the enclosed lanai a lot of the time too. Both of them relaxing, clean and submerged in to the beautiful sights and sounds of Hawaii. I will highly recommend Hale Kipa to all of our friends and family coming to visit!
Mahalo Don and Gypsy
A Hui hou
Mahalo Cara! We enjoyed having you and you're welcome back anytime!
We loved staying at the yurt. Don and Gypsy have seen to every detail and we couldn't believe how upscale everything was and how spacious it is. What an amazing value. The bed was so comfy, and we loved the big covered deck. It feels remote and private yet is very convenient to Volcano National Park, Volcano village, and Hilo. Don and Gypsy are very helpful and they provide a lot of nice amenities. We would love to come back.
Wonderful, unique lodging in a convenient location
Gypsy and Don were very accommodating during our stay. The yurt was modern and immaculate. The thought put into the furnishings and amenities was much appreciated. The location was so convenient to Hilo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Waipio Valley. We only stayed two nights, but wish we could have stayed more!
Mahalo for respecting our place and taking time to write such a kind review! We enjoyed having you as guests and you're welcome back in future! There is much to see in our little piece of paradise and we love sharing the aloha! Thank you!
We're happy to tell you our yurt was built by Yurts of Hawaii
Nearest Convenience Store- Hirano Store
Nearest Grocery Store- Foodland in Keaau
Nearest gas station- Volcano Village
Nearest Restaurant- Volcano Village
Nearest Coffee Mill- Hilo Coffee Mill in Mountainview