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COURTESY OLD WAILUKU INN
A number of green choices makes it easy for guests to vacation guilt-free on Maui.
Relax in green comfort at Old Wailuku Inn
One way to live greener is to stay closer to home on vacation. The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, Maui, takes extra steps to stay green thanks to innkeeper Janice Fairbanks.
The water in the Vagabond's House, a three-room cottage on the property, is heated 100 percent by solar power; on-demand gas in the main Inn and the separate laundry saves water and electricity. CFL (compact fluorescent lighting) is used throughout the property and all main Inn windows have been retrofitted with specially designed Plexiglas to prevent the loss of cooled air and eliminate street noise. The Inn's towels are of 100 percent natural fiber materials and linens are a no-iron blend to save electricity.
The bed & breakfast Inn is holding its rates of $150 to $190 a night through fall and into the winter. All rates include a full gourmet breakfast daily, high-speed DSL, the Inn's own house blend coffee, and Aveda biodegradable personal care amenities.
The Inn's library is well-stocked with guidebooks and Hawaiiana. The Inn is at 2199 Kaho'okele St. Call (808) 244-5897, toll free (800) 305-4899, or visit mauiinn.com