The Four Seasons Lanai, The Lodge at Koele is not your typical Hawaiian resort. The dormered three-story plantation house, built in 1990, is located in the cool, wooded uplands of Lanai, an area with rich forestry, rolling hills and green grasslands. The centerpiece of the Lodge is the Great Hall, a perfect gathering spot for family and friends. Boasting the state's largest wood-burning fireplace (one of 10 throughout the resort - 6 in public spaces and 4 in guest rooms), and comfortable seating, guests can enjoy special hot chocolate menu, pupus (appetizers), desserts, specialty cocktails and coffees, as well as afternoon tea on the weekends. In the evenings, local musicians play contemporary Hawaiian music.
The great stone fireplace, faced with slate and granite, uses Hawaiian Kiawe (kee-ah-vey) wood. Kiawe is a hard wood, grows abundantly throughout Hawaii and is a slightly "sweeter" version of mesquite, providing a lovely aroma when lit. On cool nights with the fire blazing, this becomes the place to be. Another beautiful fireplace, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and tiger-stripe wood paneled walls line a game room equipped with foosball, billiard tables and board games.