Kauai Country Inn

6440 Olohena Road, Kapaa, Hawaii 96746
Innkeeper(s): Martina & Mike Hough
  • Introduction

    Kauai Country Inn, front view

    Welcome to the Kauai Country Inn - Kauai's premier B&B

    Recommended by Frommer's Travel Guides, the Kauai Country Inn B&B is one of Hawaii's premier bed & breakfasts and consists of four private, executive style vacation suites all of which are beautifully furnished in Hawaiian style decor, with private entrance & bath, and full private kitchen or kitchenette. Each of the tropical B&B suites are fully equipped with all the regular amenities, but also feature flat screen TVs with DVD players, and en-suite Computers with Free DSL & Wi-fi internet.

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    We are located on 2 acres of beautiful farm land in an area called Wailua, just 4 miles inland from Kapaa town on Kauai's East Shore. We're an active flower farm growing our own florals for our wedding business. The serene property also has a number of organic fruit trees of mangoes, bananas, starfruit, oranges, grapefruit, lychee, papaya, and avocado; and guests are welcome to pick fresh fruit from the trees when in season.

  • Amenities

    The main house consists of four private, executive style vacation suites all of which are beautifully furnished in Hawaiian style decor, all with private bathroom and full kitchen or kitchenette. Each of these tropical hideaways is fully equipped with most regular amenities but also feature flat screen TVs with DVD players, and computers with free high speed DSL internet access so you can stay in touch while away from home. The Inn also features the only private Beatles Museum in the United States, and tours are given Mondays and Fridays upon request (sorry, guests only).

    A simple complimentary Continental Breakfast consisting of assorted pastries, yogurt, oatmeal and freshly brewed coffee & tea is available in the mornings free of charge, and guests are welcome to explore the two acre property and pick fresh organic fruit from the trees when in season. Guest laundry facilities and on-site parking are also available free of charge.

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  • The Beatles Museum: Only at the Kauai Country Inn

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    As an exclusive attraction to guests of the Kauai Country Inn, we feature the only private Beatles Museum in the United States. Included in the collection of Beatles memorabilia from all over the world are some unique items including a Mini Cooper S car with original paperwork signed by Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager, as original owner. This car, pictured above, is in incredible condition for its age (1967) with original mileage of 19,000 miles and an unbelievable story of how it came into the collection. This was originally one of 5 identical Mini's, the others being purchased by Brian Epstein for Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, and as far as we know all having disappeared from the world many years ago.

    Kauai Country Inn, vintage car

    There is also a 60's Beatles drum skin with the Extra Weatherking logo, from a set of drums used during touring, or possibly even on the Ed Sullivan Show. It has pride of place on a small set of drums for display, that otherwise have no ties to Ringo Starr in any way. There is an original Bag One painting signed in pencil by John Lennon as well as some of the original guitars used by the best tribute band in the Southern hemisphere - the Beatles based in Australia. These guitars are the John Lennon Electric Acoustic Ovation, and the Red Fender favored by John Lennon and purchased just before his death in December 1980.

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    We are presently trying to increase the collection of Beatles Guitars and hope to soon have examples of the Guitars used by Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

    We have an ever expanding collection of records, movies, tapes, and host of books, as well as T-shirts and rare items seen only at exhibitions. This is an exclusive attraction to guests of the Kauai Country Inn and the museum is not open to the public. Photos may be taken by the car, and of any of the other collectibles.

  • Weddings

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    7 Night Lodging + Wedding Ceremony + 300 Photos + Bridal Bouquet + Extras Packages

    Here's what's included:

    • Kauai Island weddings: wedding ceremony service, by a state of Hawaii licensed minister (up to 10 people)
    • Assistance with wedding license
    • Assistance with wedding location
    • Tropical bridal or Tropical cascading bridal bouquet (up to $125) choose your bridal bouquet here
    • 2 flower leis for Hawaiian lei exchange in the wedding ceremony, #A or #B choose here
    • Flower petals for sacred petal release
    • Keepsake wedding certificate
    • Wedding photography with around 300 photos on computer DVD (2 hours photography)
    • 7 night stay at the Kauai Country Inn (double occupancy) - choose your vacation suite below
    • Free champagne & Lei welcome upon arrival
    • Free kayak rental for 2
    • Free access to a steamer to steam your wedding dress
    • Expedited photo processing
    • Discounted car rental available through Dollar Rent A Car

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    Orchid Suite: $2,398* + tax Yellow Ginger Suite: $2,598* + tax Plumeria Suite: $2,598* + tax Green Rose Suite: $2,698* + tax

    Package rates above are based on double occupancy in the vacation suite, and wedding ceremonies of 10 or less people in attendance (incl the bride & groom). Groups of over 10 people take more time to arrange during the wedding, and for photography and/or videography. A coordination fee of $195 is required for parties of more than 10 people, incl. the bride & groom; and $395 for groups of over 20 people. This includes additional photography time, and for groups of over 20 people additional staff to help set everyone up for the photos. The above group surcharges include an additional 1/2 to 1 hour of professional photography time, respectively. Should there be more than 2 people additional permit fees will apply - typically depending on the size of your group this could range from $75 for a group of up to 10 people - $200 for a group of more than 20 people.

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    Additional lodging guests are $30 per person/per night extra.

    Please note that there is a $50 drive out fee to North & South Shore Beaches, as this involves additional travel time for staff. This fee is waived for all beaches on the East Shore.

    Please note that in order to provide a quiet & enjoyable environment for all of our guests we do not permit wedding receptions or parties on the property.

  • Kauai Information

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    Sunshine Helicopters

    Aloha! You have landed on beautiful Kauai at the web site for Will Squires Helicopter Tours. The experts in unforgettable beauty say the only way to see the hidden Kauai is from the air. One of the safest and most thrilling ways to do that is with Will Squires Helicopter Tours in a handsome American Eurocopter ASTAR 350 BA helicopter.

    Jack Harter

    We invite you to escape the ordinary; to leave the byways of man and immerse yourself in the wilderness grandeur of the Garden Isle. Only by exploring its natural wonders can you truly capture the meaning of this glorious island.

    Safari Helicopters

    Kauai is a precious green gem and the team at Safari Helicopters will give you a close look at all her facets. Get the thrill of being up close to Moanawaiopuna Waterfall (filmed in Jurassic Park), soar along the lush valleys of the Na Pali Coast and discover hundreds of other tropical waterfalls.

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    Ocean & Fishing Tours

    Have a Hawaii adventure with Capt. Andy on a sailing or rafting tour along the incredible Na Pali coast of Kauai. We take great pride in offering quality and personal service in all our adventures.

    Blue Dolphin Charters

    The highlight of any vacation has to be a Kauai Napali Coast sailing tour Sailing down the Na Pali with Dolphins surfing at the bow of your catamaran, is the ultimate in ecotourism and adventure travel.

    Holoholo Charters

    Aloha from Kauai, you have found Holoholo Charters. We offer snorkeling tours, sightseeing tours, and whale watching tours to Na Pali and the Forbidden island of Niihau. We offer tours on one of our three vessels: A high-speed 65' power catamaran, 48' sailing catamaran, and our new vessel a 42' aluminum vessel based on US Navy reconnaissance craft. Our tours range from 3-7hrs., so there is a tour for everyone.

    Kauai Sea Tours

    6 years experience exploring the majestic Na Pali Coast - The adventure of a lifetime is a charter boat tour to Kauai's Na Pali Coast where you will enjoy sailing or rafting, snorkeling, whale watching, sunset cruises, with an emphasis on ecotourism, respect for the environment, and pure unadulterated fun in what is perhaps nature's most magnificent playground the Napali Coast.

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    Dive Kauai

    Divers visiting Kauai will discover a host of excellent dive sites along the shoreline as well as from our custom built dive boats in offshore waters. Kauai offers an interesting topography of lava ridges, pinnacles,archways, caves and caverns formed by molten lava meeting the sea. Wave action and erosion over the centuries formed coral reefs and miles of sand beaches. The warm tropical waters are teaming with marine life around the beautiful coral reefs in an array of pastel colors.

    Captain Andy

    Have a Hawaii adventure with Capt. Andy on a sailing, rafting and snorkeling tour along the incredible Na Pali coast of Kaua.

    Kauai Scuba Diving

    Kauai Scuba Diving welcomes you to the Garden Island. Your dive headquarters while visiting our beautiful island. We offer a full line of services specializing in scuba tours and snorkeling, certification courses certification classes.

    Bubbles Below Scuba Charters

    Get ready for a dive experience unlike any other. With Bubbles Below, you will be treated to a truly exceptional, memorable and educational tour of our undersea world. We are unique because our perspective is quite a bit different from most other dive companies. We treat our customers to a marine-ecology oriented, information-rich experience. It is our hope that those that dive with us come to appreciate the fragile beauty and splendor of our unique island home, and will then spread that knowledge and awareness to others when they return to their daily lives.

    Fathom Five Divers and Ocean Quest Watersports

    The lush, green island of Kauai makes an enchanting backdrop to our more than 20 dive sites teeming with life. The waters of Kauai are blessed with rich marine life, sea mammals and unusual ledges, arches, pinnacles and caverns. Fathom Five is located on the south shore in Old Koloa Town, just 5 minutes from sunny Poipu Beach and Kukuiula Harbor, where we launch our custom dive boats. From there it is just a few minutes more to the most spectacular diving on Kauai whether you're diving from a boat or one of our many beautiful, sandy beaches. Ocean Quest Watersports operates a small satellite location in Kapaa which is just minutes from the North shore and our favorite shore diving location, Tunnels Beach. Having these two locations allows us to dive virtually anywhere on Kauai depending on conditions or the weather.

    Silver Falls Ranch

    Located on Kauai’s northern most point, is the historic Plantation town of Kilauea and the Kilauea Point Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge . Just minutes from there is Silver Falls Ranch. Nestled mauka and just north of Kilauea’s interior is Kamo’okoa Ridge, a lush and unique area. A location blessed abundantly by nature with natural waterways and rare tropical botanicals offering some of Kauai’s most beautiful scenery.

    Esprit De Corps Riding Academy

    Whether you are an experienced horse person or novice, get ready for outdoor fun with Kauai's most personalized horse activities. Here at our Cyber*Ranch learn about the Complete Horse Experience and meet your instructor Dale while guest photos show you great places we can take you on the Garden Island of Kauai.

    Princeville Ranch Stables

    Saddle up for a ride across Princeville's Working Cattle Ranch and enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Hanalei Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Experience an 80 foot waterfall, private pasture land and gorgeous ocean views. An Adventure You'll Remember.

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    Kayak Wailua

    Welcome to the Garden Island! You have discovered the ultimate site for Hawaiian kayak exploration and water sport adventure. Kayak Wailua, LLC is the right choice at the right location for an adventure outfitter specializing in premium kayak tours. Explore Hawaii's only navigable stream on one of our fully equipped, stable, comfortable and quality single or double kayaks. No previous experience is necessary. There is usually little or no current occurring. Paddling upstream can actually be easier than downstream as you are assisted by a gentle tradewind blowing mauka, (inland) towards the mountains.

    Outfitters Kauai

    Paddle Jungle Stream & Waterfalls of the Wailua River, a beautiful historic river, deep into the heart of the island. We'll kayak the calm-water jungle stream, and take a hike through the rainforest to a 100 ft waterfall for a great picnic lunch. Join us & enjoy the native and exotic botanical wonders, swimming, hiking, and paddling; a Hawaiian deep jungle fantasy! Or try the Na Pali Coast Kayak Tour...this is a 15-mile downwind tour by kayak of one of the planet's most beautiful, remote shore-lines. Paddle at the base of sheer 3000' sea cliffs, through deep sea caves and waterfalls plunging hundreds of feet into the ocean. Surf your kayak up on the beach in the late after-noon to wrap up your un-forgettable Kauai adventure.

    Kayak Hanalei

    Kayak Kauai: Our Hawaiian family invites you to come share a day kayaking with us in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Hanalei, Kauai. Glide quietly up Hanalei River and feel the peacefulness of old Hawaii aboard a Kauai kayak. Snorkel the abundant tropical reefs of Hanalei Bay. Relax and eat lunch on a secluded beach.

    Kayak Rental at the Kauai Country Inn

    If you like to go at your own pace and do not wish to join one of the kayak tour companies, we do rent double kayaks at the Kauai Country Inn. Each of the double kayaks is $65 for the day, and we'll tell you where to go. Kayak the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto and swim under Secret Falls. It's a great adventure.

    Princeville Ranch

    Princeville Ranch Adventures offers exclusive ziplining, kayaking and hiking tours on 2,500 acres of private lands on the North Shore of Kauai. These guided tours take you away from crowds to pristine areas that are otherwise inaccessible to the public. Our guides are entertaining and well educated on Hawaii’s history, flora and fauna. The groups are kept small for everyone’s enjoyment.

    Kauai Group - Sierra Club Home Page

    The Kauai Group of the Hawaii Chapter of Sierra Club is privileged to "Explore, Enjoy, and Protect" the splendor of the most natural of Hawaii's major islands. Kauai has more miles of hiking trails and beaches than any of the other islands. We make the most of it with a wide range of outings that alternately charm and challenge the adventurer.

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    Hawaii Movie Tours

    With three great tours, we guarantee you have never experienced anything like it. Travel in our theaters on wheels to film sites of Hollywood's legendary masterpieces. All three Jurassic Parks, South Pacific, Blue Hawaii, Gilligan's Island, Six Days, Seven Nights, Fantasy Island, Raiders of the Lost Ark and many others, filmed on the stunning island of Kauai. Watch the scenes while at the locations where they were filmed. Learn fascinating inside details of the stars and what they did when they were here. Visit beaches like no other on Earth. Learn Hawaiian myths and legends, language, flora and fauna. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on a beautiful beach. Sing show tunes.

    Polynesian Adventure Tours

    Enjoy a day filled with the beauty, legends and saga of Kauai, the "Garden Island!" You'll enjoy unmatched comfort and superb views from our spacious, deluxe "big window" Premier Mini coaches. These highly personalized scenic tours are fully narrated by specially trained driver/guides and features many stops to allow you to get the most from your day. Join us for an experience you'll long remember.

    Smith's Fern Grotto Tour

    The excellent acoustics of the Fern Grotto provides a perfect backdrop for Smith's Boats talented Hawaiian singers and musicians. The serenade is just one of the highlights of a cruise up the Wailua River aboard one of Smith's Boats river boats.

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    Allerton Gardens

    Lawai-kai, as it is known in Hawaiian, extends over an area of more than 100 acres adjacent to the McBryde Garden. It is a garden paradise, imagined first by Hawaii's Queen Emma in the late 19th century and then by Alexander McBryde at the turn of the 20th century. But it was Robert and John Gregg Allerton who explored the endless possibilities found in this dramatic topography and created this masterpiece of garden art.

    Limahuli Gardens

    Located on Kauai's wet north shore in Haena, Limahuli Garden and Preserve extends over 1,000 acres in a verdant tropical valley covering three distinct ecological zones. Ongoing programs in watershed protection and studies in plant and animal stream life are conducted at this site.

    Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

    Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge's rocky cliffs provide premier nesting and roosting habitat for seven native Hawaiian seabirds. It is one of the most important seabird nesting sites in the inhabited Hawaiian Islands. Reintroduction of the endangered nene goose began on the refuge in 1991 as part of a statewide recovery program.

    Kauai Museum

    The Kaua`i Museum is the cultural sanctuary for the art and artifacts of Native Hawaiians and it nurtures the creative spirit of today’s artists. This year, we have embarked on a journey to revitalize the historic buildings that have been home to our collections.

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    Kauai Lagoons Golf Course

    Kauai Lagoons Golf Club on the majestic Garden Island of Kauai is home to two award winning Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses. The dramatic Kiele Course(key-ay-lay) weaves along imposing ocean cliffs, lush valleys, and among 40 acres of fresh water lagoons. Its companion, the Mokihana Course (mow-key-ha-nah) is a Scottish style links course that features open fairways and well-guarded, small undulating greens. The resort's courses, practice facilities, first class accommodations, food and beverage facilities, and Golf Pro Shop, add up to a golf resort experience that's second to none.

    Wailua Golf Course

    The Wailua Golf Course was first built as a 9-hole golf course in the 1930’s. The second 9 holes were added in 1961. Course designer is Toyo Shirai. Wailua GC hosted 3 USGA Amateur Public Links Championships and is voted by Golf Digest as one of Hawaii’s best 15 golf courses.

    Princeville at Hanalei Golf Course

    Take it from the master of Golf Course architecture: "Golf doesn't get much better than here at Princeville at Hanalei." Princeville at Hanalei features 2 World-Class Championship Golf Courses; Prince Golf Course and Makai Golf Course, making up a total of 45-Holes designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to enhance the natural habitat of Kauai’s North Shore while providing strategic variety for Golfer’s of all skill levels.

    Poipu Bay Golf Course

    Home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994-2006. Where champions play. Here, nature and renowned designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. have conspired to create a stunning venue for golfers of all abilities. A unique and unforgettable golf experience awaits you—one that will bring every aspect of your game into fresh and thrilling focus. A course unlike any other. This outstanding course is backed by lush emerald mountains and sculpted from a rolling plateau eight stories above the Pacific Ocean. Nestled among the gentle contours of Poipu Bay you’ll discover the remains of Hawaiian heiau (places of worship) and ancient stone walls. If this weren’t challenge enough, Mother Nature presents you with one distraction after another. From native nene geese and rare Hawaiian monk seals to green sea turtles and humpback whales, you’ll have lots of wild excuses to back your scorecard. Even the most focused golfer will be challenged by the breathtaking views. For more info, check out the Course Overview or take the Hole-by-Hole Tour.

  • Location

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    We are in an ideal location for all of your sightseeing.

    • 15 minute drive from Kauai, Lihue Airport
    • 10 minute drive to Kapaa town, restaurants, shopping and beaches
    • 30 minutes to Kilauea Lighthouse & Bird Sanctuary
    • 45 minute drive to Poipu Beach and Princeville
    • 1 hour drive to Hanalei Bay and Waimea town
    • 1.5 hours to Waimea Canyon, Tunnels Beach and Na Pali Coast trail

    All of the island’s attractions are close by and it's only a short 15 minute drive from the Lihue Airport to get to the Kauai Country Inn. Grocery stores and restaurants can be found in Kapaa town, just a short 10 minute drive down the road from us.

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    As the whole island is only 27 by 32 miles big, there is no need to arrange for accommodation on different sides of the island. Everything is close by and visitors typically plan day trips to the North Shore or West Side, both of which can be reached within an hour from our central location. Staying on the North Shore or West Side of Kauai can make for LONG day trips to other parts of the island, while staying on Kauai's East Side allows easy access to all which Kauai has to offer.

    As our name indicates, the Inn is situated in lush tropical countryside, less then a 10 minute drive away from beautiful east shore beaches and the many restaurants and shops located in Kapaa town. On your way to and from the Inn you will pass splendid waterfalls, tropical rainforest and drive through gorgeous valleys. We are close to many beautiful hiking trails – yet less then 10 minutes away from some of the best beaches and restaurants on the Island.

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    We are in an ideal location for all of your sightseeing! Most of the island’s attractions are close by: Just 5 minutes away from the Inn are the Opaeka’a Waterfalls and the Wailua River, where the Smith’s Tour Boats will take you to the famed “Fern Grotto”, used as a location in Elvis’s “Blue Hawaii” movie. Kapaa town, less than a 10 minute drive away, offers the most variety in restaurants and shops. The Wailua Golf Course is just south of Kapaa and offers an 18 hole course with quite reasonable green fees.

    Our central location offers quick access to the scenic sugar country of the south shore, or the taro fields of the northern coast.

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    Drive 30-45 minutes north of Kapaa and you will get to Kauai’s famed North Shore and the towns of Princeville and Hanalei. More beautiful beaches await you. Check out Hanalei Bay, a 2 mile white sand beach famed for it's winter surf and make sure to drive all the way to the end of the road, where Ke’e Beach, one of the best snorkel beaches in the State of Hawaii, awaits you.

    On your way back, stop at the Kilauea Lighthouse and learn it's rich Island history and don't miss the bird sanctuary surrounding it.

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    In the other direction, a 30-45 minute drive south will take you to famed Poipu Beach, the “Spouting Horn” and "Shipwreck Beach". Or carry on around the Island and check out Waimea town where time seems to be standing still. This is where Captain Cook first set foot on the island. Don't forget to check out the "Russian Fort" just outside Waimea town.

    Another 30 minutes drive will take you high into the mountains to gaze upon the Waimea Canyon, affectionately named the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by Mark Twain. Don't miss the Kalalau Lookout while you're up there – this will give you your closest view of the Na Pali coastline, a panoramic view of Kauai’s North Shore, unless you want to get 'up close and personal' and take a 3 day / 11 mile hike :-) or more conveniently go by boat or helicopter.

  • About the Inn

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    Your Hosts, Mike and Martina Hough, are both graphic designers, professional photographers, and wedding officiants, who moved to the islands from California, looking for a slower pace of life. The Houghs, who also operate a successful wedding business in Kauai, enjoy their Hawaiian lifestyle, being actively involved in the local community. They live on the two acre property in Wailua with their Golden Retriever Annie and Wild Boar Isabel.

    Additional staff on the property include Hans, our manager, who entertains guests at breakfast most mornings and knows all the "not to me missed" attractions Kauai has to offer, and Tricia who is our trusted housekeeper. English and German are spoken.

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    The Kauai Country Inn has several ties to the Movie Industry. It has been featured in a Czechoslovakian documentary about the Hawaiian Islands, and its owners, Mike & Martina Hough owned an Advertising Agency working in Hollywood for 17 years with all the major studios on TV and movie releases. They worked on Hercules, Xena, Star Trek, Simpsons, Nine Months, Braveheart, and many other releases. Also featured in the Inn, is the only private Beatles Museum in the United States, with an extensive 40 year collection of Beatles items from England, Germany and America, including a Mini Cooper "S" car registered by Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager; an original John Lennon ‘Bag-One' drawing, and many other interesting.