Don't expect a local look because it's out in the country—this lodge inexplicably resembles a chalet in the Swiss Alps, and units even have electric fireplaces—but it's charming and cozy in spite of the nontropical ambience, and a good spot for a short romantic stay. Units are in two wooden cabins; four have lofts in addition to the ample bed space downstairs. On three acres and surrounded by tropical gardens, the lodge has striking, expansive views of Haleakala and
two coasts. The property has an art gallery and a protea store that will pack flowers for you to take home; next door is a gourmet and gift shop.
Jul 26, 2003
We had a gorgeous "chalet" with a fabulous view (although ocean was clouded in as often happens). Yikes, our dinner for family of 4 was over $200 for fairly modest choices. Breakfast was about $20 per person. Besides priciness, main complaint was constant and loud traffic noise - you are hearing all the cars going up to Haleakala for the sunrise and this starts at about 3:30 a.m. It's LOUD. Kept us all up although 2 of us left at about 3:45 for
the bike ride. You won't get a good night's sleep but it's truly comfortable and the views are so nice, and it's a nice break from the hot weather too. Try to arrive early to enjoy the cool afternoon and views/sunset with nice dinner.