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Hotel in Hawaii County

Located on the slopes of the Kohala Mountain Range, Waimea (also known as Kamuela) is set in the middle of Parker Ranch on the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Parker Ranch is the largest privately-owned working cattle ranch in America. Situated approximately 2,500 feet above sea level, Waimea is a green oasis in the midst of extinct volcanoes’ ancient lava flows. The air in Waimea is refreshingly clean, gentle breezes waft misty rainfall over the land, creating a pocket of calm and tranquility. Our small and intimate town offers rolling hills, cattle, wild pheasant, turkey, and goats; true paniolo (cowboys) who have worked the Parker Ranch for generations.

Waimea Rolling Hills

Kamuela Inn is a cozy, comfy 30-room inn located at the crossroads of Kona, Hilo, and magnificent Mauna Kea. Often snow-capped, Mauna Kea is home to a bevy of international observatories. Our guests are a mix of local Hawaii islanders, US and international travelers, business and scholarly travelers, adventure seekers, families celebrating special events. The Kamuela Inn provides a tranquil and restful venue for cultural, intellectual, familial exchange and a get-away from the stresses of everyday life.

Our Inn is set back from Kawaihae Road (Highway 19) which ensures quiet and privacy. We are 30 minutes from the Big Island’s finest white sand beaches in one direction, minutes from superlative, reasonably-priced golf in the other, and less than an hour’s drive from the Visitor Center for mighty Mauna Kea.

Rooms at the Kamuela Inn are clean, comfortable, and exude a homey charm that will soon have you thinking of the Inn as your “home away from home” 🙂 All rooms and suites have private baths, cable TV, and access to free wi-fi.  Parking is free.  Guest coin-operated laundry facility available.


The Kamuela Inn is located at 65-1300 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743.

(Remember, the town is also called Waimea). We are within easy walking distance of restaurants, grocery shopping, banks, theatres, parks, museums, churches of all denominations, retail outlets, the post office, the Parker Ranch and Keck Observatory Visitors’ Centers. Essential services (fire, police, emergency, hospital, gas) are less than a mile away.

A quiet green oasis in the midst of visitor services and attractions, the Kamuela Inn welcomes you to join our ohana (family). Aloha, and we look forward to serving you soon.