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Happy Campers


Dragonfly was the best place to relax and rejuvenate. It was such a highlight we returned at the end of our trip. The rest of our stay was in our tent with sleepless nights.

Scott Steben and Tina Eld


Our stay at the Dragonfly will never be forgotten. For us, it was wonderful to be in a place where respect for and admiration of the natural world goes hand in hand with being on vacation. Traveling seems to often involve staying in sterile hotel rooms, the use of toxic chemicals by lodging staff, and meals with questionable nutritional value. It was so fun, interesting, and delicious to have breakfast with Barbara. The location is fabulous. Quotes from our kids: "I liked your dogs." Keston "You have the best food in the world!" Tannis Thanks, Barbara, for everything. We hope we can visit you and your magical place again.

Teri, Shane, Olivia, Keston and Tannis



  We would like to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the Dragonfly Ranch. We chose the Dragonfly to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary because it seemed like the kind of place where we could find ourselves “immersed” in the real Hawaii; where there were no dividing lines between us and the island, no concrete and glass walls framing sterile facades of an idealized image. We made no mistakes in that regard. What a pleasure to feel the jasmine-scented cool of the night, the gentle warmth of the day shared with nature, the geckos and even with the playful dogs Iolani, Kiki and Makana. Barbara and her staff…more like an extended family, made us feel as if it was our home as well and showed a real caring for the two of us. If you like it rustic and totally in touch with your surroundings, with the freedom to explore and the opportunity to grow personally and with your mate, then a stay the Dragonfly will be a rewarding experience. We highly recommend it.

Kevin & Kim Zimmermann


A small sign on the road promised us ‘Tropical Lodging’. We called the indicated number and found much more than a Bed & Breakfast on our way: Dragonfly Ranch is a wonderful place to immerse into the living spirit of Aloha and the tropical nature of Hawai’i. The open-heartedness of Barbara, the owner, and of her visitors; the imaginative and inspiring details of the tree houses interior decoration; talking to exceptional people; snorkeling at a great spot near the impressive Pu’uhonua o Honaunau Park – we felt like having found paradise in paradise. One thing is sure – we must come back.

Peter + Kerstin



"Our stay at Dragonfly was one our very favorites. We've stayed in guest houses, hotels, and B & B's all over the world.  The Dragonfly is a totally unique and lovely oasis with a very relaxed vibe, which
attracts interesting and open-minded people. Barbara is a darling, and the Dragonfly team was wonderful. We can't wait to come back."

:) Heather & Jim

"we had a great time staying at your place and it definitely made our trip. It was so nice to be able to make ourselves at home. I loved getting up in the morning, tying on my sarong, and coming into the kitchen to find a mug of whatever revitilizing tea was brewing. Also, we enjoyed the hearty wholegrain breakfasts with golden flaxseeds, hempseeds and other goodies! We came home and were inspired to climb the ladder to better health. The casual, friendly atmosphere was just what we
needed. Thanks for inviting me to join you in a Pilates class the very first day while Leonard had his personal yoga practice on the lanai. It felt more like visiting friends than the standard B&B fare.
Barbara, feel free to us this as a testimonial to how fabulous the
Dragonfly Ranch is!"

Christine & Leonard



"Doing the Royal Hawaiian Vacation Package for my 50th birthday was the best present I could have ever given myself"

Shaina, Long Island, NY

"Your unusual archictural design combining functionality with the integration of flora is quite unique."

Jonathan Honig


Luca (in front), Ira and Erini

Budding artist Luca's parting artwork


"This was a magical and nurturing place for me and my children. It's a place you can just Be! It's the type of place you search for but rarely find."  -Ira Longini

"I loved the dogs a lot and the African dance class." - Erini (10)

"It was great! I really liked the breakfast and especially the cats. I had a good time staying here. Hope I'll come here next time."  - Luca (6)

Fifteen years ago we came to Dragonfly Ranch with our two year old son who had extremely bowed legs. Barbara did her massage and energy magic on him. Months later we noticed his legs were straightened. Now we're returned with our teenage boys. All they say is "This is the coolest place".

Jeff & Debbie Powers

Barbara, Charlie, Jeff, Debbie & Kenny


Magical place and we met truly special people.

Thank you! Mahalo

Carol and Randy

Thank you so much for everything. You really made our days here in the Dragonfly paradise something very special that we will treasure in our hearts and souls. You have been so helpful, understanding and always with a smile no matter what, a rare thing to experience such big heartedness. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again.

Kristina, Anina & Soerine

Anine, Kristina and Soerine  - Denmark

Oliver, Martin & Anine - Denmark

Thank you for an experience of a lifetime! Me and my family have had the most beautiful of times! Words are sometimes a poor substitute for emotions; alas - so be it! None the less, your service, your ability of helping and the smile on my son's face says it all.

With Love
Martin & Oliver - Denmark

Dear Barbara, We just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we enjoyed our return visit to Dragonfly. We were happy to see that, in an era of unbridled growth in the Kona region, the ranch remains unchanged. Our only regret is that it was such a short visit. Dragonfly Ranch is one of those unique places where peace and tranquility rule; and just being on the grounds bring a sense of calm. We hope to return again and again.

Sincerely, Mike and Sue from Cleveland



At a place like yours one likes to be,  
in a paradise surrounded by the sea,
where understanding, heart and beauty are,  and a healthy meal is never far,
where a stranger not just finds a rest,
but also gets a body-treatment at its best,
where you can train the intellect,
with Barbara until it is perfect,
where body, soul and mind,   
meet a staff and host that are so kind,
where a guest becomes a friend,
right from the beginning to the end,
where no one likes to say goodbye,
to this paradise called "Dragonfly".



The Writer's Studio was perfect for us to stay with our 6 month old baby.  We brought along our Amby bed ( which was completely portable and fit nicely in our room.  We had plenty of room to spread out, a comfortable bed and a little kitchen nook, fully supplied with cooking utensils that helped make vacationing with a baby a very easy and accommodating experience.  
The staff made us feel very welcome while Barbara was away and always had a delicious veggie friendly breakfast and fresh organic Kona coffee waiting for us every morning.  

Also we appreciated meeting Barbara and learning about liquid vitamins.  Taking the Vibe after our looong overnight flight helped a lot with the jet lag.

Staying at the Dragonfly was a unique and wonderful experience!

Cindy Saunders



Dear Barbara

We dearly remember the days we spent at dragonfly in January, and meeting with you. We really enjoyed spending some precious days with the "dragonfly family". Here are the photos we took (Ohm-Hugging :-)  ), and which I promised to you. How nice they turned out :-)...If you would like them in paper, please tell me and I will send them to you per regular mail...

I hope everything and everybody is fine and I am sending you a warm tight
humming-hug from Switzerland (and I am sure, one from Germany too, from
Egbert :-) )


Dragonfly Ranch Healing Arts Center

Address: 84-5146 Keala O Keawe Rd.
Captain Cook, HI 96704

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