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The Conference will be held at the Canada France Hawaii Telescope Headquarters in Waimea.
When making your travel arrangements to the Big Island of Hawaii you should to fly into
Kona International Airport.
There is no public transportation from Kona Airport to Waimea.
Car rental is required and ride sharing arrangements will be assisted.
Below is information about Waimea and conference participant lodging.
Click here for special Information for astronomer's visiting the Big Island

Waimea with Mauna Loa in the background


Kamuela Inn

Kamuela Inn Guest Room

The Log Cabin

Log Cabin Guest Room

Waimea, Hawaii

The town of Waimea is located in the South Kohala District of the Big Island. It is the largest town in the interior of the Big Island and lies in the rolling green foothills above the Kohala Coast. It is believed that in ancient times many thousands of Hawaiians lived in the area now known as Waimea. This was a watershed area surrounded by large forests of sandalwood trees.

The links below will provide you more information:
Profile of Waimea / Kamuela on Hawaii's Big Island

A Brief History of Waimea on Hawaii's Big Island


The conference organizers and most participants will be staying at the Kamuela Inn

Kamuela Inn
Waimea (Kamuela)

The Kamuela Inn is just 2 blocks from the Canada France Hawaii Telescope Headquarters where the conference will be held.  It is convenient, reasonably priced, and comfortable, but there are only 31 rooms. If you plan to stay here, or at the Log Cabin (a twenty minute drive away--see below) you should reserve your room as soon as possible.

The Inn is located in the middle of Parker Ranch, itís expansive spread covering over 225,000 acres. It sits at approximately a 2,500 ft. elevation at the foot of the often snow capped mountain of Mauna Kea. Its small and intimate town offers rolling hills, cattle,  wild turkey, and true paniolo (cowboy) who have worked this ranch for generations since itís beginning in 1847 by John Palmer Parker

Kamuela Inn
Kamuela Inn is a thirty-one room bed and breakfast accommodating its local visitors from different islands as well as visitors from afar. This blending offers an excellent opportunity for cultural sharing in its sunny coffee lanai in the mornings. The Inn is set back off the two lane road which insures quiet tranquility and privacy. It is thirty minutes from the Big Islandsí finest white sand beaches in one direction and ten minutes from superlative, reasonably priced golf in the other. The whole bed and breakfast experience at Kamuela Inn combines old world charm with all the modern conveniences of home.

Room rates vary from $59 to $185

Log Cabin (Operated by Kamuela Inn)

The Log Cabin is a secluded retreat which offers deluxe accommodations in scenic Ahualoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. This authentic lodge style house, situated on five acres and nestled amidst a lush forest backdrop, is unique to the area. Its bed & breakfast is devoted entirely to the comfort and privacy of our guests with five comfortable and well appointed rooms.

Room rates vary from $59 to $99


Kamuela Inn
P.O. Box 1994 Kamuela, HI 96743
Toll Free 800-555-8968  800-555-8968
Phone 808-885-4243  808-885-4243 

The Log Cabin
P.O. Box 1994, Kamula, Hawaii 96743
Toll Free 800-555-8968  800-555-8968 
Local 808-885-4243  808-885-4243 

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