Castle Waimea Country Lodge
The 2-Star Castle Waimea Country Lodge is located up country in beautiful Kamuela
on the Big Island at about the 2,500 foot elevation. Sitting at the base of Mauna Kea,
the views are stunning, especially when the dormant volcano has snow on its top during the winter months.
The lodge (formerly known as the Parker Ranch Lodge)is an older property with some dated furnishings, but the rooms are clean,
the prices are great, the location is truly beautiful and the staff very friendly and helpful.
The rooms are quite spacious and room amenities include a clock radio, wake up service, phone,
high-speed internet access (fee), Cable TV with digital cable and seven HBO channels.
All rooms, except standard hotel also have a compact refrigerator and studios come with a small kitchenette.
There is no coffee/tea maker, but complimentary coffee is served in the lobby from 7 to 10 am each morning.
Other amenities include complimentary parking and a Royal Value Coupon Booklet full of savings.
The hotel is within walking distance of historic Waimea Town and its art and antique galleries, shopping center,
theater and grocery store. There are also golf courses nearby and the Mauna Kea Stables for those who love
to ride and this is the perfect place on the island to horseback ride, with it's rolling hills and cooler weather.
The Parker Ranch Visitors Center is also nearby and a beach rated by Conde Nast Traveler
as one of the world's most beautiful, Hapuna Beach is only a 15 minute drive away.
While the hotel does not have it's own restaurant on site,
right next door is the popular Paniolo Country Inn Restaurant and Lounge and nearby is one of
the most popular restaurants on the Big Island, Merriman's.
It is expensive, but it gets rave reviews from guests.
Guests of the Castle Waimea Country Lodge have signing privileges at both restaurants.
Another restaurant that gets rave reviews is Cafe Pesto, a great,
reasonably priced Italian restaurant that not only specializes in pizza and pasta, but also fresh fish.
- Connecting rooms available
- Kitchenette units are equipped with compact refrigerator, microwave,
two burner stove, sink, toaster, cooking utensils, and service for four
- High-speed Internet access (fee)
- Ceiling fan (deluxe rooms only)
- Color television
- Digital cable with seven HBO channels
- One ADA compliant room