In spring 2021, Starry Night Lodging purchased the 17 Palms Kauai Vacation Cottages, located in Wailua Bay, Kauai. After more than ten years of providing welcoming hospitality to travelers in Montana, this purchase is the first outside of Treasure State in an expansion overseas to Hawaii.
While lush, tropical Hawaii might seem like a far cry from the big sky, there's a clear connection for the owners of Starry Night Lodging.
"I lived in Hawaii when I was a young child while my dad was going to school in Honolulu, and I've always felt like it's a part of me," said Eric Sheckleton, CEO and co-owner of Highline Adventures and Starry Night Lodging. "They have this idea of aloha. People think of it as a greeting, but it is so much more. It is how you interact with life. The passion and joy that is within you and your desire to share that energy with those around you. That feeling is part of me, and I want to make it part of Highline as well. A slice of aloha in Montana.
Kauai is a relatively small island, and one of the most diverse in Hawaii. It's called the Garden Isle for a reason, with 97 percent of its land composed of undeveloped mountain ranges and rainforests. And there are clear connections between Montana and Kauai: the access to nature and variety of experiences you can have in one place. They're both hubs for outdoor adventure enthusiasts and sustainably-focused travelers.
As with all of the Highline Adventure properties, the 17 Palms Kauai Cottages will encourage walkability, local experiences, and respectful interactions with nature.
17 Palms Kauai includes two Kauai vacation cottages in a garden setting, rated #1 by Trip Advisor, and named by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine as "one of the 20 perfect places to stay in Hawaii" and one of the top 5 in Kauai, a private garden oasis adjacent to Wailua Bay (made famous in Elvis' Blue Hawaii).
Step back into a slower pace, away from crowded resorts, and into our secret slice of paradise where we have been consistently top-rated by our guests for over fourteen years in a row. You'll find hundreds of reviews online. Everything you need during your Kauai vacation is a short walk away.
We are across the street from the beach access path (two minutes to the sand) and only one block from the Coconut Marketplace, Kinipopo Shopping Village, and many nearby shops, grocery stores, and restaurants, coffee roasters, live music, farmers markets, and much more.
The island of Kauai is a lush playground for outdoor adventure, with seven state parks, tropical rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches.
Whether you're kayaking the Wailua River, snorkeling in the emerald waters, hiking the NaPali Coast, or simply relaxing on the beach, time in Kauai is time well spent. Kauai forces you to slow down, unwind, and take in the nature and culture of the island.
Wailua Bay is the perfect basecamp to explore it all, with shops and restaurants, several outdoor outfitters, and easy access to all parts of this small island.
Planning your Hawaii adventure? Book the 17 Palms Kauai and stay in the center of it all.