Up in Koke`e State Park above Kaua`i's west side at YMCA Camp Sloggett, you'll find different options for spending the night in nature in Kaua`i's lush interior. Built in 1925 by the Sloggett family for a personal mountain retreat, the camp is much different than standard hotels and offers a beautiful and relaxing escape for the busyness of everyday life. It's a great place to stay for a break from the beach and heat, and for those who plan to explore many of the Koke`e trails and hikes. For $15 a person you can pitch a tent on the campgrounds and have access to a kitchenette and bath facilities. It's the same price per person for a night in the wimple Weinberg bunkhouse. here you'll spend the night on bunk style beds and have access to a kitchenette and bath facilities. No frills mattresses are provided but it's the guest's responsibility to bring a sleeping bag and towels. For camping or staying in the bunkhouse children five and under are free and ages six to twelve are $5 per person.
Also at the camp, up to four people can stay in the Mokihana studio with two double beds for $95 per night Monday through Thursday and $110 Friday through Sunday. Here you'll also have access to a kitchenette and bath facilities in the Weinberg bunkhouse.
Welcome to Kaua`i's mountains — Photo courtesy of Kauai Camp Rental
A group of 24 people can stay in the Hale, a combination of 10 bunk beds and two double beds in the Mokihana sing of the Weinberg bunkhouse and the Mokihana end unit studio for $175 to 200. Here you'll have a private kitchenette and bath facilities, but it's up to you to bring sleeping bags and towels. The Cottage, a cabin with a king bed, a queen sofa sleeper, a complete kitchen, wood burning fireplace, and a bathroom with a shower, is available for four guests for $125-150. This accommodation provides linens and towels. The Sloggett Lodge houses up to 15 people, who stay in two bedrooms, each with a double bed and a bunk bed, and a main living room with sleeping couches and mattresses. There is also an 800 sqyare foo covered patio for dining and recreation, a complete kitchen, wood burning fireplace, and a bathroom with a shower. You'll need to bring your own blankets and towels fro, $250 a night for Monday to Thursday to $300 for Friday through Sunday. Really large groups can rent the entire grounds for $1,350 a night Monday through Thursday and $1,500 a night Friday through Sunday. Inf you're planning on anything other than a tent try to book a few weeks in advance because the cabins fill up fast often. There is a two night minimum requirement for the Lodge Cottage, Mokihana, and Hale, Check the websitee for various organization related discounts.