Art & Orchids: Great B&B in the Hawaiian rain forest! A review of Art and Orchids
Art & Orchids is a wonderful B&B in the Hawaiian rain forest! Jerry and Markie, the owners, are interested in tropical agriculture and art, so they have every imaginable tropical fruit growing in the yard (and available for picking and eating!), their own coffee bushes, and a zillion orchids attached to the native ohia trees. They are both art lovers and art doers. Some of the art on the walls and on the shelves is their own work and some of it they have collected--plus they have studio space and equipment for guests to use.
The rooms are lovely. We stayed in the Orchid Room, which is on the second floor and looks out on the lush trees and vines that are all around the house. And even though the other room was called the Rainbow Room, we also saw some beautiful rainbows. We woke to the sound of birds chirping every morning. The cost was $70 per night for two--a lot less than I was expecting for a room in Hawaii!
You'll definitely need to rent a car. Very close by are volcanos, surfing, more areas of rain forest, a botanical garden, and the town of Hilo with restaurants, a tsunami museum (and other museums), art galleries, etc.