#KilaueaLodge For Sale

#KilaueaLodge For SaleA historic piece of Volcano Village is for sale. Kilauea Lodge, a landmark hotel and restaurant that was originally a YMCA camp, was put on the market recently with an asking price of $5.9 million.Owners Lorna and Albert Jeyte, who transformed the establishment, formerly known as the Volcano Lodge restaurant, into an award-winning country inn, say the business has been their life for more than a quarter century and they are hoping to retire and spend more time with family.“It’s time for us to go on and let someone else bring some new innovations into it,” said Albert, 75, who is also the lodge’s chef.It’s not for lack of ideas of their own.After already renovating much of the 76-year-old, 12-room lodge, adding rooms, a hot tub, gardens and gazebo, all while maintaining the location’s old Hawaii charm, the couple still has a long list of potential projects for the property, including additional cottages and a bar.“We are thinking even someone can do some agriculture,” said Lorna, 74.“They were growing lettuce up here during the war time. Lettuce grows really well here.“…Who knows. Maybe they want to have free range chickens up there.”There’s plenty of room for it.The lodge sits on 10 acres of mostly forested land…

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