Area Information and Activities

Waipio Wayside’s big island lodging caters to those traveler’s who want to unwind in a relaxing atmosphere and those who wish to explore and experience a vacation full of adventure.  The Inn residence was built in 1932 for a Sugar Plantation Superintendent when he married. Fifty six years later Waipio Wayside Inn opened its doors, it is among the few traditional Bed and Breakfasts in the State of Hawaii.

The Wayside specializes in wedding, family reunions, retreats and special occasions.

“ The Wayside reflects my interests and personality. Those interests can range from organic foods to art and antiques, great movies and books, traveling, caring for the hundreds of orchid’s spread throughout the property and creating delicious chocolate recipes. Always with a continuing desire to surround myself and my guests with a restorative environment in this beautiful corner of Hawaii”                     -Inn owner Jacqueline Horne


Waipio Wayside Bed and Breakfast is located between the three and four mile marker on Highway 240, two miles North of the Honokaa Post Office. The Inn is on the ocean side of the road with a Waipio Wayside B&B sign out front. The parking lot is at the end of the long white picket fence. A walkway from the parking lot brings you to the entrance of the Inn.

  • 5 minutes to Honokaa Town
  • 10 minutes to Waipio Valley
  • 15 minutes to Kalopa State Park
  • 20 minutes to Waimea (Parker Ranch)
  • 1 hour + minuets to Hilo
  • 1 hour  + to Kona
  • 1 hour + to Hawi

**1 plus  hour from the Kona airport
** 1 hour + from the Hilo airport

Waipio Valley
The Hawaiian Valley of the Kings. With a mile long black sand beach & the highest free falling waterfall in the USA. You can spend 3 hours or 3 days exploring this magnificent tropical rain forest. For those with back, leg or feet problems there are a variety of tours available. Access to the valley floor is by four wheel drive vehicle, walking or tours. Please kokua this road was not made for two wheel drive vehicles.
Waipio Valley Wagon Tours 775-9518
Waipio Na’alapa Trail rides 775-0419
Waipio Valley Shuttle 775-7121

A quaint one street town with a western flavor filled with lots of fun small shops to visit and explore including antique and Hawaiiana shops, Mamanie Street bakery for lunch or snacks, El Mundo’s for pizza and The Honokaa Peoples theater opened Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. Come experience our local Cinema Paridesio. Tex drive-in offers plate lunch and their famous hot malasadas.

Old Plantation community with a great Art Gallery Waipio Artworks featuring local woodworkers, watercolors, painted silks and a large selection of books.
Also the best ice cream ever Tropical Dreams.

Kalopa Park
A native Hawaiian forest with short nature hikes or extensive trails. Walk among the nesting Hawaiian Hawks at cloud line on the Hamakua coast.

Old Mamalahoa Highway
The old road around the Island. From Honokaa to Waimea. Starts across from Tex drive in and meanders through sugar cane land, forests out onto Parker ranch lands as it meets up with Highway 19 near Waimea

Home of Parker ranch. Once the largest privately owned ranch in the USA. A great children’s park for wee ones and fabulous food at Maha’s cafe (lunch and tea) or Merrimans for lunch (during the week) and dinner each night of the week. For the perfect gift made in Hawaii – Cooks Discovery and for unusual gifts for that special someone – Gallery of Great things.

Lapakahi Historical Park
(45 minutes) A 600 year old Hawaiian fishing village. You take a self guided tour through the restored park. Hours 8am – 4pm. I identified 22 different fish sitting looking into the water in 15 minutes. Peaceful, relaxing & wonderful.
Scenic Drive
(40 minutes) Traveling from Hilo to Honokaa you can take a four mile loop through a lush rain forest. Surrounded by bamboo, streams and tropical vegetation.

(1 hour) Magnificent drive over the Kohala volcano and great area for horseback riding. Paniolo Riding adventures 889-5354. The Kohala mountains were the first volcano on Hawaii and Hawi remains a step out of time with stunning vistas and views.