Dragonfly Ranch Hosts 35th Anniversary/Retirement Party/
Open House on December 6
by Russell Phelps
Dragonfly Ranch: HEALING ARTS CENTER, an award-winning Bed and Breakfast/eco-spa in Honaunau, is celebrating its 35th anniversary at an OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, December 6th.
“After 65 revolutions around the sun I have decided it is time to turn over my creation to wonderful new stewards,” says “soul” proprietor, Barbara Moore. As she retires, she is looking for a unique way to search the world for the best new owners for her “green” paradisiacal sanctuary. Moore plans to make Dec. 6th the opening of a world-wide writing contest to find these ideal owners.
Moore started crafting her place on the Big Island’s Kona Coast in 1974 when she got a 55 year lease agreement for two beautiful acres of land with huge monkeypod trees. This meadow land at the perfect 700 foot elevation is blessed with sunny weather and light breezes. Green and lush without too much rain, it is ideally located two miles above the ancient “Place of Sanctuary,” Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Known for world-class pristine snorkeling and diving, this sacred bay features turtles, coral, colorful fish and friendly spinner dolphins.
In 1980, on The Journey of Transformation in Egypt, Moore got guidance to operate her place as a healing retreat center–“where Aloha abounds.” She opened her home and heart to guests from around the world. Approved as a five bedroom B&B, the Dragonfly Ranch was voted #1 Bed and Breakfast in West Hawaii by readers of the local daily newspaper.
Last year this peaceful retreat received the prestigious nomination for National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “most authentic places to stay.”
This unique “upscale treehouse” with luxuriously rustic suites has housed over ten thousand guests over the years. “Happy campers” have returned again and again, including famous writers, artists, movie stars, musicians, singers and healers. It has also been the chosen site of concerts, symposiums, retreats, workshops, family reunions, weddings and romantic honeymoons.
The legendary Dragonfly Ranch featuring “Serene Play and Healthy Pleasures” has an international reputation as a safe haven of “old Hawaii where time is slow and easy”–for individuals, couples and groups seeking beauty, relaxation, rejuvenation, peace, creativity, spiritual awareness, authenticity and FUN.
Much of the “healing magic” of the Dragonfly Ranch is due to Moore’s soulful touches such as the colorful labyrinth in her “Illuminarium.” For that reason, Moore is offering new owners not only her legacy of a successful business but also her consulting services if desired.
While she would like to see her beloved “expansion mansion” and organic garden continue being a place of magical healing, Moore says, “I am not requiring that the new owners continue operating a B&B/eco-spa. I welcome individuals as well as organizations to contact me about owning this blessed place.”
The grand finale of the December 6th gala celebration will be the announcement of the winner of the “How Many Dragonflies at The Dragonfly Ranch” Contest. Whoever guesses the closest to the number of visible dragonfly images will win a free week-long stay worth up to $2000 in indoor/outdoor Dragonfly lodging.
Particulars can be found on the extensive website, <http://www.dragonflyranch.com/> For more information call Barbara Moore at 808-328-2159 Email: email@example.com