Stayed two nights here while visiting the Volcano National Park. Unfortunately, we seemed to arrive during a damp, rainy period. The drive over from Waikoloa was rather wet. The cabin is located on a very bumpy road right off the Volcano Golf Club. It is located at 4000ft elevation so it is cooler. Especially when rainy or wet. It would typically be in the 50s.
The close location allows you to go see the "glow" from the Jaggar Museum quickly (we did that twice), conveniently located to the small town of Volcano which has a few restaurants.
Breakfast is self-serve, but they provide cereal, milk, eggs, bread for toast and jam. No cable TV, but we spent the night under our heated blankets watching a DVD on Kilauea's eruptions. Kids were enthralled.
We traveled with 2 adults + 2 kids (9 and 6). Oldest slept on double bed in living room (with heated blanket). Youngest was going to sleep on pull out bed on floor, but due to chill she ended up with mom and dad in the king bed.
Hosts were very friendly and gave good suggestions for dinner, times to go see things, etc. Catered to every need when we had any.
We also got to experience two earthquakes in a single morning thanks to Kilauea. Don't be surprised if you have this happen to you. Wish it didn't rain so much as we could have explored the gardens surrounding the cabin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A secluded, private cabin in the forest at the edge of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Close to the National Park entrance. Perfect for couples and families with small children. Full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and great room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crater Rim Cabin Hotel Volcano
- Crater Rim Cabin Volcano, Hawaii