Howling Dog Guest House sits on the lush green slopes of Mauna Kea at a cool 1400ft elevation making this a perfect blend of blue and green. Views of Mauna Kea summit, the green valley down past Hilo, and out over the eastern volcanic rift all the way to the blue ocean horizon.
Howling Dog Guest House is only 5 miles from downtown Hilo, but feels like another place in time. The temperatures at this elevation are 60-85°F and we have frequent rain showers. It is rarely hot enough to need A/C, and during the winter months you may want an extra blanket at night! Perfect weather to enjoy cool nights for snuggling and warm days for island fun.
Stroll in the garden and pick some ripening fruit. Nap in the hammock among the bird song. Play a family game on the lawn or grab some gear and head down the hill to Honoli’i Beach.
Howling Dog Guest House offers a diverse collection of accomodation types:
Hale Ilio Himeni plantation cottage offers plush sleeping arrangements for up to 8 guests. Whole Cottage private rental, or single room/shared bath rentals.
Camp @ HDGH for tent campers with kitchen, hot shower, and fireplace.
The Sunrise Cabin, a perfect glamping spot for 1 or 2 guests, sharing with other campers the toilet, shower, and camp kitchen.
There are plenty of adventures to be had within a short distance. Your island homebase is centrally located only a few miles to local Hilo hot spots and attractions.
Each direction offers a different climate and various things to see and explore. East is straight down the hill to the black sand beaches of Hilo. You can drive South through Pahoa to Volcano National Park. A short trip North will bring you to the waterfalls and eco fun on the Hamakua Coast. Grab your coat and go climb to 14,000 feet elevation at the chilly Mauna Kea summit; another 40 minutes east gets you to the white sand beaches of the Kohala Coast overlooking Kailua-Kona.
Hale Ilio Himeni is truly a perfect island homebase for romantic adventures, family gatherings and simply relaxing. Hale Ilio Himeni offers flexible space to sleep up to 8 guests. Plenty of open space for safe congregation and fun, and private spaces to get away. Step through…
Howling Dog Guest House is now hosting glampers and campers! We have transformed a section of the property into a fun, colorful campground with all the amenities campers need for a great time in nature. The campground is a soft grassy area surrounded by…
On October 15th, Hawaii began welcoming visitors under the pre-test for covid19 program. To avoid the 2 week hotel room quarantine visitors must have a covid19 test given by one of Hawaii’s “trusted partners list”. These include Walgreens, CVS, etc., all on the Hawaii.gov…
In the house bored…for six months and counting! Hawaii has restricted us to hosting guests who have been through the 2 week mandatory quarantine.
That’s right, we have been nominated for providing outstanding guest service and experiences in the HipCamp.com Host of the Year for Hawaii!! Votes can be cast each day until December 15th, 2019 at this link… VOTE FOR US HERE