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.
Enjoy a wonderful sunrise bringing warm breezes, forest rain and promises of yet another day of island adventure.
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 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.
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 in three bedrooms; Camp @ HDGH for tent campers with kitchen, hot shower, and fireplace; and, for glamping we offer Sunrise Cabin, perfect for 1 or 2 guests.
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. West is straight down the hill to the beaches of Hilo. You can drive South through Pahoa to the Kalapana lava flow or Volcano National Park at Kilauea. A short trip North will bring you to the waterfalls and eco fun on the Hamakua Coast. Or grab your coats and go East climbing to 14,000 feet elevation at the chilly Mauna Kea summit!
For our kamaina guests don’t forget to ask about your ilio ohana (canine family members) staying with you!
Taking Reservations for 2021! Come experience living like a local in a Hawaiian plantation cottage. RESERVE HERE Built in the mid-1900s during the days of sugar caning in Hawaii and now lavishly re-imagined for the utmost in island comfort. Hale Ilio Himeni will soon…
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…
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
So far, 100% of our guests have given us great reviews and a recommendation on Hipcamp.com!! We have now reached recommended status on the listing website pushing us very high on the search results. Mahalo HipCamp!!