Imagine coming to the Big Island on your honeymoon. While you’re here you find the perfect property. You move to the Village of Volcano and open a hotel and restaurant. Over the next twenty-five years or so you run one of the best establishments on the Big Island.
Well, that’s exactly what the owners of the Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant did. They came here on their honeymoon in 1986 and were so enamored with the Village of Volcano and the beauty of the Ohia forest that they moved here and started running a business.
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a tourist-oriented business on the Big Island, there’s no better time. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority the number of tourists coming to Hawaii set a record in 2014 and it’s forecasted that tourism will steadily increase in 2015.
It’s not surprising when you think about it. Hawaii has some of the most pristine beaches in the world, beautiful tropical forests, and a relaxed environment like nowhere else. Plus, its location in the North Pacific makes it easy for Asian tourists as well as Canadian and US tourists to fly here.
The Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant exudes old Hawaii rustic charm. From the roaring fireplace in the dining room to the soaring cedar ceilings, the property beacons you to recall a simpler time. Built in 1938 this 12 room / 16 bath lodge has been a landmark of the Village of Volcano for years.
The award-winning restaurant offers European-inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. The koa dining tables and five acres of forested land (zoned resort/commercial) creates a unique mountain ambiance found only on the Big Island.
The lodge and restaurant continually receive excellent ratings on travel sites and they have a 75% average occupancy. The business provides significant room for further development including 24 proposed vacation rental units and 10 future cottages.
Adjacent to the one of the most popular visitor destinations in the state, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park , and not far from the bountiful Farmer’s Market, as well as restaurants and art gallery, this property is the perfect place for someone who wants to live in a quaint village while running a well-established business.
If you’d like more information about this property or one our other Big Island real estate listings, please get in touch with us at, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.