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Backpackers or travelers on a budget, this is perfect for you! Cabins have lanterns only, no electricity. Cabins available to sleep up to 4 people.
Backpackers or travelers on a budget, this is perfect for you!
One cabin has electricity, at a new rate of $60/night!
One Cabin with electricity & WiFi Internet is on the ranch and is a new rate of only $60/night! This cabin is shown in the photos! It also has a new flat screen TV with DVD Player. Sorry no cable. Also complete with a dining table and chairs, and a nightstand/shelf for clothes.
Please let us know if you prefer this cabin! The photos shown are of this cabin with electricity!
Cabin with electricity has 1 double bed and 1 single bed, to sleep 3 people, as well as a flat screen TV, DVD player, and a small mini refrigerator. There is also a small table with chairs and a mirror in all the cabins.
Cabins with lanterns are also on the Ranch and are only $50/night per cabin! One cabin, Cabin ·2 does sleep 3 people with 1 double and 1 twin.
Cabin #2 is located within the upper campsite at the top of our property. It is accessed via an unpaved gravel/cinder road) and is quite a distance from the detached bathroom and shower which presently are located close to our reception building and cabin #1 (the cabin with electricity).
The other 5 cabins sleep 2 people with 1 double/full bed.
Cot/cots provided for additional $5.00 and can be paid upon arrival.
This is a great deal if you just need a place to rest your head and then explore the beauty of the island!
We have 7 cabins for you to choose from!
10 X 16 sized cabins
There is a BBQ available on the ranch as well!
Two bathrooms available to share with other guests on the ranch. There is a female bathroom and a male bathroom.
Also on the ranch we offer Horseback and ATV tours of the Ranch and a lot more check out our website Pa'ani Ranch!
A discount is offer on all tour with a stay on any of our rentals.
See more about our ranch below!
An adventure for the entire family!
* Soar through the air on Ziplines
* Travel through ranchlands with beautiful views on Guided Horseback & ATV Tours
* Sign your children up for our supervised Lil’ Wrangler Program including Wagon tour, Pond Pole Fishing, Hand-led Pony Rides and Petting Zoo Experience.
Tucked away about 13 miles from Hilo (on the way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) is a privately owned cattle ranch nestled between snow capped mountains and a smoking Volcano.
This special location offers panoramic views of the Puna Coastline, Mauna Kea & Mauna Loa mountains, and the Pu’u O’o vent. Ohia trees thick with yellow, pink, and salmon colored Lehua blossoms sway gently in the mountain breezes. Ducks swim happily in rock wall ponds while cows, horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, and pet pigs frolic amidst rolling pastures.
As the early morning mists dissipate and the sky is touched with delicate shades of pink, the staff and animals at Pa’ani Ranch & ATV Adventures eagerly greet the day. Visitors are welcomed with Aloha as they arrive and explore the different activities available for their enjoyment.
We offer our guests the opportunity to select from exhilarating Zipline tours, fun and informational Horseback and ATV Tours and for the little ones we have our Lil’ Wrangler Program with Wagon and Pony Rides, Fishing, a Mini Petting Zoo and maybe just for kicks, an impromptu pig or turtle race.
Pa’ani Ranch offers a little something for all age groups and interests, from Keiki (children) to Kupuna (grandparents), for the adventurous to the more laid back individual. Come and experience the Aloha, the beauty, and the fun, on our 220-acre ranch. We’re open daily & easy to find off of Hwy 11 & North Kulani road.
We offer free transportation for small groups within a 30-mile radius in our 14-passenger Pa’ani Ranch Van.
Here are some great reviews from our past guests to Paani Ranch!
Amazing, awesome and a must do!!!! Get in touch with your inner redneck and be sure to meet Doug!!!!!
“Very accommodating and lots of fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012
We did the ziplining here with our 2 children aged 8 and 11.
We were under some time pressure on the day and could only do it in the morning. Pa'ani were very accommodating and put us on the 9am ziplining tour (despite the fact that we only booked the afternoon before).
We arrived early (at about 8.30am) and they offered to start right away, which we did. The other people who were booked on the 9am tour had not arrived yet (which was fair enough) but this did not prevent us from starting early. I don't believe that this impacted on the others either.
The ziplining staff were friendly, helpful and reassuring. They were also very professional and good at dealing with children. I was not concerned for my or others safety at any stage.
There were 7 ziplines, the last 3 of which were tandem. These were very well suited to children in the 8 - 12 year range. Sure, they are not 100s of feet off the ground (thank goodness!), but they still provide quite a rush for the kids as well as for adults who are not seeking the ultra-extreme.
I would definitely recommend Pa'ani for families.
This review is for the Horseback Riding Tour only.
5 people--3 adults and 2 children, ages 8 and 10--took 5 horses out on a sprawling ranch with lovely views and lots of animals. Our guide, Simon, was very friendly and knowledgeable. He matched the horses to the riders. He taught us how to control their horse with the proper commands and reins' signals. The 2 hour tour was slow and relaxing at times, had great picture opportunities, and we were able to gallop the horses if we wanted up hills and through mud! There were barrel courses set up and wild berries and orchids that we were able to pick. Simon overall was patient and kind, and the ranch owners were wonderful.
In addition to the tour, they offered clean facilities, and snacks and drinks were served after the ride which consisted of rainbow sherbet, chips and soft drinks.
We were staying in the Kopoho Beach Community, and the drive was about 40 minutes.
We definitely recommend this ranch, and would love to return. (My mom had such a blast that she offered that the ranch owners call and stay at her house the next time they visit the SF Bay Area!)
1. Kids 8+ only are able to ride horses.
2. Wear pants!
3. Bring a jacket/windbreaker. It rains unexpectedly!
4. Remember to Tip! :-)
FUN FACT: Pa'ani means PLAY!
ZIPLINES!!!!!!!! The most fun I have ever had on Ziplines! So many to choose from and you can race people too. Great for beginners and people scared of heights. None of them get too high off the ground. The also have horseback riding and ATV tours throughout the 220 acre ranch. Great views, very photogenic, super friendly staff, and a petting zoo for the kids complete with wagon rides and fishing. Smoking volcano, Mauna Kea, and the ocean are just some of the views. You can eat the delicious wild fruit right off the trees.
“Perfect Blend of adventure and friendliness”
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2011
We took a horse trailride at Pa'ani Ranch as a highlight of our trip to the big island. We had a wonderful time on a real working ranch that also has numerous long ziplines and ATV tours. We didn't zip or do the ATVs, but the friendliness, cleanliness and order would make us pick them for those activities in a minute.
We were led by Hope and Brandi, two very competent Wahine Paniolos (cowgirls) who have a real passion for their jobs and were very friendly and knowledgeable. The owner and other employees were equally friendly. All very welcoming.
We've ridden horses in many states of the US and this is one of the best settings, with a menagerie of animals to see- llama, wild boar pigs, cows, miniature bulls, miniature horses, and goats. We took my 8 year-old granddaughter and she absolutely had the best time of her vacation. It's an affordable 1.5 hour ride on horses that are calm and compliant (although if you want to run, better to take one of the rides early in the day).
“Awesome experience provided by caring staff”
5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2011
Celebrated our son's 3-year-old birthday at Pa`ani Ranch. I bought the Lil Wrangler package. Awesome day! Fishing, petting zoo (llama, goats, rabbits, donkeys, sheep), horseback ride, wagon ride, and barrel ride. They also had a venue for us to have our party. The staff was really friendly and made sure we had a great experience. I HIGHLY recommend this place. They also have ATV rides and zip lines for the adults.
Amazing ATV experience!!! Friendly staff, great tour guide (James), and an experience you can't get anywhere else. It's on a 220 acre of land with horses, cows, lamas, goats, etc. They give you a chance to interact with the animals even did a little fishing. Great fun at a great value. Check them out! They also have Zipline as well.
Charlene and Donald is the most kind hearted hosts ever! We had the BEST time staying at the Ranch. Would definitely recommend them to everyone and will surely stay there again if we visit Hawaii again!
Husband and I booked this property at the last minute due to our accommodation at the time being affected by a massive wind storm. Merlenna was quick to respond to emails and booking the cabin with lantern was quick and easy. We turned up a little early but hosts were still warm and welcoming. The property is in a great location, though you will need a car to get around even if it's to head to a supermarket. The cabins are basic, but clean and the bed was very comfortable and on clear nights you can see the glow from the volcano and is a fantastic place for star gazing. Just be aware that at this point you need to drive - not far, to the toilets/showers from majority of the cabins.
The ranch was beautiful! The host called earlier in the day to confirm our check-in time and was very accommodating with letting us check in later at night. Peaceful and quiet and clean. Even though our cabin didn't have electricity, we had plenty of lights (she gave us almost a half dozen flashlights to use while we were there I think) and the beds were clean and comfortable. The stars were amazing! Would definitely stay here again.
It was a lovely place, lovely host! The view and the sky was amazing! Pure air, great experience in nature!
The cabin on the ranch is (still) very basic without electricity and no bathroom or kitchen. The bathroom and outdoor showers are a 1-2min drive away. Yet it all adds to the cowboy/girl feeling, right? (However the question remains whether the price is justified? In Hawaii yes, somewhere else no.)
In general everything was clean and the hosts were very helpful (handed out extra blankets for cold night, pillows and fresh towels) and had some good recommendations for the island.
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