Just a short hour or so ride from the West side of Maui are cooler temps, gorgeous green forests, elevation that will make your ears pop and the wonderful Kula Lodge. Situated literally on the side of the Haleakala volcano, Kula lodge is the perfect place to make a stop, grab some grub, take in the view and feel one with nature.
We headed over there this past weekend. Here are some pics. Bottom line, it’s pretty freaking cool (as in awesome!) in Kula…
The view from our table
That’s the top of the “chimney” from the outside wood burning pizza oven.
we enjoyed some kula onion soup
and went for a walk around the garden
aloha from kula!
In addition to just a really great atmosphere and gorgeous flowers and grounds, Kula Lodge also has an art gallery tucked down below with a rock walled staircase leading you to the color splashed canvases. There’s also the Kula Marketplace which sits adjacent to the lodge and has really amazing local goods, from jams to goat cheese to locally made beauty products and jewelry.
I tell ya, a visit to Kula Lodge was a great way to spend a Saturday!