About Our Farm
about our farm
If your heart’s desire is to relax and rejuvenate on a beautiful Natural Farm in Hawai’i, you have found the perfect place. We are a 26 acre farm located on the gorgeous Hamakua Coast, just 8 miles north of Hilo. Our location is far enough from the “city” to be country and yet we are only a quick ten minutes to shops and restaurants. It is the best of both worlds.
We have greenhouses with vegetables and many fruit trees. We love our cows, chickens and a few no-smell pigs. With Natural Farming methods, our animals are healthy and happy and are a big part of our integrated farming system. We grow our food using solutions that we make right on the farm- completely non-toxic and safe. We believe that if you give plants a nurturing environment, they will thrive and not be suspect to pests and disease. You can learn all about how to grow food with indigenous microorganisms when you stay with us.
Whether you choose a Personal Retreat or a Group Retreat, you may custom design your own or we’re happy to help.
Newly Built Accommodations
Each cottage has its own private bathroom with a shower. Situated to take advantage of the panoramic ocean, each cottage has a large covered lanai – perfect for lazy afternoons with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. You will be comfortable in your cottage- cozy and care-free! The atmosphere is peaceful and the nature is breathtaking- you will readily absorb the many benefits of your Retreat.
Our newly built cottages feature these amenities:
• Large lanai with comfortable chairs and reclining furniture to enjoy the gorgeous ocean view
• Comfortable bed with high thread count cotton sheets
• Hammock on your lanai- big enough for you and a friend
• Your own on-demand hot water heater
• Linens and towels (including beach towels)
• Organic bath products (featuring local Ola products)
• Hot water maker with complimentary coffee and teas
• In-room mini refrigerator
• Complimentary WiFi
• Complimentary parking
Hawai’i Farm Retreats is blessed to have Chef Barb Alford, living on site. Barb has been cooking for her family and friends for over fifty years and has perfected her craft. She has catered for many groups and can happily accommodate any special dietary needs.
Barb’s creative cuisine is graced with organic, local ingredients, hitting a homerun on the flavor scale. She loves to experiment with our locally grown tropical fare such as breadfruit, purple sweet potatoes, cassava, taro, etc.- much of it from our gardens right here on our farm. She is a whiz with our tempting tropical fruits as well- lilikoi (passion fruit), avocado, pineapple, mango, papaya- to name just a few. She knows what to do with fish and chicken and meat, transforming any and all of it into delicious main dishes. Her focus is yummy AND healthy.
Meals are served either in our intimate dining area or on our Lanai, overlooking our lush green landscape and peaceful ocean views. If you’re interested in learning more about how we grow our food on our farm, consider a farm tour.
As part of customizing your Retreat for you personally, or for your group, please let us know your heart’s desires for your dining pleasure and we will do our very best to make you amazing, memorable meals. They will be nutritious AND delicious!
On Site Massage
Susannah Gudmundson, LMT, is available for massage onsite. She offers intuitive bodywork with TLC.
- Have a massage in your cottage or on the lanai with an incredible ocean view!
Hawai’i Farm retreats is blessed to have Susannah Gudmundson, LMT, living on site. YES you can schedule a massage and have it right in your cottage, or better yet, on your lanai, with the cool trade wind breeze and the songs of birds. You can lose yourself in deep relaxation, unwinding your tensions and moving more towards the very best of health. Suze will intuitively help your body to feel great!
The Hawaii Farm Retreat Experience
Hawai’i Farms Retreat is unique. It is a remarkable property, graced with beauty and serenity. We welcome you to host your special event here- whether it is a personal or group retreat, a themed gathering or other educational ventures.
In 2006, we finished building our home and over the past few years have expanded “next door” on our property. Recently we constructed cottages and a large gathering space. The main building is complete with a gourmet kitchen, a huge lanai, living and dining areas, bathroom and laundry facilities. It is is surrounded by five detached bedrooms/cottages. Each cottage has a 180 degree ocean view and is complete as its own bedroom, bathroom and lanai. Each one feels very private. This modest development allows people to have a taste of our farm experience, whether on a personal or group retreat, as much or as little as you choose.
We offer expert advice on event planning so that your event will run smoothly.
If your heart’s desire is to relax and rejuvenate on a beautiful Natural Farm in Hawai’i, you have found the perfect place.
Hawai’i Farm Retreats will provide the opportunity to have an unforgettable experience.
Contact Jennifer to set up your Retreat