Lodge Kitchen Reservations
How to make a reservation
1) Check the Reservation Calendar for available dates.
2) Submit a Reservation Application from the menu to your left.
3) A confirmation will be returned with registration forms, policy
information, and an invoice for your deposit and rental.
The lodge is located on the front 5 acres of Camp Mekokiko (see Site Map page). This area is fenced and gated. The area includes a botanical trail, an orchard with 40 plus varieties of fruit trees, and a playing field.
The lodge, pictured above, is a two story 1750 sq ft building with 370 sq ft of a well equipped kitchen*, handicapped bathroom, and a coin operated laundry room. There is one phone available for outgoing local land-line calls. Incoming messages will be taken for groups by the Camp Manager. There is no incoming phone land-line available to groups. Wireless DSL internet access in the lodge and a Windows 10 computer / printer are available to use.
It is an ideal rental for small day retreats and/or workshops. Group size is limited to 24 participants. It is not available to rent for over night accommodations.
The lodge is typically rented along with one or more cottages and all the cooking for everyone is done in the lodge kitchen. To include this kitchen and dining room is an additional $25 per day to any cottage or tent site rental.
Note, the County of Hawaii prohibits us from offering meal service. You must cook yourself, or cater from a local vendor.
*The kitchen has a large refrigerator, a 6 burner commercial gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, juicers, blender, toaster, crock-pot, a full assortment of pots, pans, dishes, silverware, etc.
The property is gated, secure, safe and staffed during your rental.
A security deposit of $125 is required to hold a reservation. It is due 2 weeks after your reservation is confirmed, or with and in addition to invoice payment, whichever is earlier.
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY
You will be invoiced for your stay based on your reservation information. Payment must be received 1 week prior to your reservation IN date and is not refundable afterwards. Furthermore, there are no rain-checks. Pa'auilo Mauka is a rain forest and rain is to be expected.
Our Special Use Permit does not allow access to the Camp by bus. Visitors must arrive by van or car.
Click above for a copy of the application, rules and policies. You will be required to initial you have read the rules and policies and agree to them when you make a reservation.
To make a reservation, use our On-Line Reservations menu option on the left, or for further information, please email the director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the Hilo administrative office at 935-0366. If you phone, and leave a message, please speak slowly and repeat your phone number twice. Thank you.