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Come stay on the Rocking chair ranch, home of the the bridle suite and share in the Paniolo lifestyle. Walk downstairs in the morning with your coffee and say hello to the horses and Tequila the donkey. From your living room table you can look down on the cowboys all day in their daily activities of training, roping, cutting or dressage. .
You are only 5 miles from the best restaurants on the Big Island but you wake up every morning to green pastures and trees, not a house in sight! Recently built the Bridle Suite contains artwork and artifacts from Hawaii and it's cowboys. The ranch consist of 73 acres to hike, picnic and walk.
Were just 15 miles up from the white sand beaches of Maumai, Hapuna, Puako and Mauna Kea.
We were both born and raised in Hawaii. Brought up around horses and cattle and still actively rope and ride daily.Joan's dad was the manager of the Parker Ranch for many years and she has seen
Brian Anderson purchased this apartment in 2013
You come to Hawaii to enjoy nature and the peace and quiet it offers. We are up country where nights are cool and the beaches are just minutes away. The best of both worlds.
Hawaii's largest equestrian center.
We felt like we slept with the horses. It was a real hay day! We really liked it. It's a comfortable suite, everything we needed was there. Like the decor we felt like cowboys....and the neighhh-bors were great.
Cute apartment right on a horse ranch (from the windows, you have a direct view on the stalls and the arena and whats happening on the ranch, pretty unique). Nicely decorated and clean. Great location for exploring the northern part of Big Island. Very friendly host.
Staying at Brian's property was a really wonderful experience. The ranch is rich with history and Hawaiian cowboy culture, and looking out to rolling pastures was quite a nice way to wake up. Highly recommended.
It is on a working ranch so there is some noise and people around but it is very tolerable. feedings in early am are a bit loud but you get used to it (right below room). Room very warm at night, cold in am but they provide plenty of blankets. Open the one window at night to get a lil airflow. Everyone on ranch was friendly and helpful. My daughter loved the animals and constant coming and going of new horses to see in arena (room overlooks the arena so great morning/evening entertainment!). They provide some beach supplies. Basic cooking supplies/hot plate/microwave. No BBQ grill which was a bummer. Note: no freezer but ample fridge space. Washer/dryer is available for use which was so great! Loved the small but efficient place. Location just outside Waimea was great - 20 or so mins to hapuna beach, great breakfasts at paniolos resturaunt right in town before heading to beach. Great deal overall! Thank you!
Rocking Chair Ranch was exactly as advertised.
We had a wonderful stay and felt like we were at home. Cozy, comfortable, & clean. The location is superb with nature and ranch land in all directions, but only a few minutes from town.
We will definitely be back!
Listening to the horse and pettin them was another highlight; they are such wonderful animals.
This really is perfect for those who like the ranch style, & want comfort.
Also, Brian was very attentive and responsive to all contact I had with him, from before booking to the moment we sadly had to leave Big Island. Very thorough.
Our experience staying at the Rocking Chair Ranch was great. Everyone on the ranch is very nice and welcoming, including Brian. The Bridle Suite was perfect. Everything was clean and we loved the decor. It was also cool being able to look into the arena from the kitchen area. The location was perfect. It's about 5 miles from Waimea and pretty close to Waipio Valley. If the sky is clear, you'll get an awesome view of the stars. We could also see Mauna Kea, including the observatories, from the ranch. We would stay here again, and recommend to others.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
we'll drink some tequila and toast being alive.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
The Bridle Suite is located above the covered arena where daily we train horses, and ride. Frequent activities are cutting, dressage and roping.