The Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat, an upcountry Maui bed and breakfast with cottages, suites and a wonderful old plantation house, offers a shady, quiet retreat in a central island location. Close, yet wonderfully removed from Maui's hotel / resort beachfront crowds, the Banyan Tree House simply overflows with Aloha and Hawaii-ana. Giant banyan, monkeypod and jacaranda trees create a peaceful, shady oasis amidst the fruit trees, flowers and sunny, wide open lawns. Several swings and hammocks hang from the trees offering comfortable private places around our 2 acre property. A 50' swimming pool and Jacuzzi is for the private use of our guests. A continental breakfast featuring fresh fruit, muffin and juice is served every morning.The historic plantation property was originally built in 1927. Our 4 holiday accommodations on 2.1 acres include the historic plantation house with four large bedroom/ suites Also we have three individual, spacious cottages (one with 2 baths (fully handicap accessible) for an additional cost This offers perfect accommodation choices for individuals, couples, families and groups. The perfect choice for groups and retreats, 4 individual cottages and the huge 3 bedroom plantation house which has a spacious living room area, spacious commercial style kitchen, dining room and large enclosed.porch A 700 sq. ft. yoga and meditation studio which is fully equipped with props and audio/ video systems is ideal for classes and meetings.and Film presentations Most of the pathways have been designed with wheelchair access in mind, there is even a device to provide handicap access to our swimming pool. "Sue's Cottage" was designed and built to be a comfortable accommodation for guests requiring wheel chair access and for their caregiver it has 2 Queen beds, 2 bathrooms and 2 entrances separated by a generous kitchenette. We also have a handicap access full bath in the 4 bedroom Plantation house The Banyan Tree is 1/2 mile below Makawao town, is close to the airport (Kahului), and the North Shore beaches (6 miles), It is at 1500 ft elevation on the slopes or Haleakala. Stretching from Haiku through Makawao and Pukalani to Kula, Maui's upcountry is a quieter and more temperate side of island life. The unique blend of old time Hawaii weaves through the pineapple plantations, sprawling ranches, pastures, breath taking ocean and island views, jungles and forests that make up the landscape of upcountry Maui. Usually a surprise to first time Maui visitors who often assume that the island is little more than hot sandy beaches and tropical jungle, "Upcountry" Maui is mostly sunny, but will also receive a few minutes of cooling showers most days. The resulting pleasant freshness of upcountry Maui is a secret you'll be pleased to have discovered.The Banyan Tree Bed and Breakfast has an ideal central location for touring Maui, it is located just down the hill and across a pineapple field from the historic cowboy town and favorite local hangout of Makawao. Shops, restaurants, art galleries, food and health stores, spas, library,2 mountain bike parks and more can all be found in this friendly little town. Also 7 miles down the hill from the Banyan B&B is the small, historic sugar mill and beach town of Paia. Internationally famous for the North Shore surfing and windsurfing, Paia town is central to Ho'okipa, Spreklesville and Baldwin beaches.Haleakala National Park is an hour's drive up the mountain and it is a fantastic place to go for a day of hiking or even just to watch the widely acclaimed sunrises and sunsets! A taste of the old Hawaii can still be found in heavenly Hana; just 2 hours away from our peaceful retreat, down a famous twisting jungle road dotted with breathtaking views, jungles and waterfalls. Another half hour past Hana is the Kipahulu area and the ocean side of Haleakala park The road continues though jungle and then reaches the ocean drive with picturesque mountain vistas above black lava fields You continue back to Makawao town, a 1 1/2 hours drive.The world renown South Shore Maui beaches start just 30 minutes away. The incomparable Wailea resort area is a 45 minutes drive, while the ever popular Lahaina and Kaanapali beach towns are a 1 hours drive.