We visited 3 islands, and intentionally chose this remote alternative on the Big Island. We followed the instructions to check in with the offsite managers, so that was easy. We stayed in the 2 story Cedar Cottage, which we would recommend. The other 3 units are in another building, so we had no real contact with others. Basic breakfast items are left in the fridge daily. While this was fine for us, if you are used to substantial breakfasts, stock up at a Hilo grocery. The one real weakness was controlling water temp in the shower, which is a result of conservation measures. All water in the cottages comes from a rain collection system and is low pressure.-- in itself a good thing. The hot water is run through an on-demand unit -- again good in itself. However, the two goods aren't compatible. On-demand systems are based on water volume passing through it -- if the flow is too low, it shuts off the heating element. So it took constant fumbling to avoid a too hot or too cold shower. There is no AC, but being almost 4000 feet up, it shouldn't be missed. Contact with the managers was minimal, but friendly. Being in a rain forest, pack rain gear -- it rains 300 days a year.
Traveller from WI
Situated in the historical district, this tree house is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aloha Candy Company and Volcano Garden Arts …More
We stayed for 5 days at Volcano Acres & thoroughly enjoyed Theresa & Randy's hospitality. Our room was in a separate building(a remodeled barn) and all the comforts were at our fingertips: comfortable bed, clean bathroom with plush towels (& a towel warmer!), microwave, coffee maker, fridge. There was an attached sunroom with a sofa & table that looked out over the small duck/geese pond. The grounds were entertaining with Lucy the goat, Fawn the dog, sheep, chickens and a burro to pet & feed approved snacks. Breakfast was delicious with fresh tropical fruits, baked goods, make-your-own waffles & breakfast sandwiches. I can't speak highly enough of Theresa & Randy's expert knowledge of the Big Island & especially the Volcano area. We had our wedding anniversary while staying there & a chocolate cake appeared in our room that day in celebration. You should be aware that 1) there is a rooster on site so you may need earplugs for the early morning crowing. 2) as in many locations, there are water restrictions as Volcano has no municipal water & this part of the big island has been in a drought. It's not terrible; you're requested to be conscious of running water & the sheets & towels don't get changed unless requested. We didn't mind at all. We had a wonderful time in Volcano!
Traveller from SF bay Rea
Situated in Volcano, this bed & breakfast is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Cooper Center and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Hawaii Volcanoes …More
Joan, the proprietress, has been in the inn business for 30 years, and it is evident. Every detail is taken care of, from the homemade yogurt, to the stash of umbrellas, raincoats and flashlights for after dark excursions. Joan has a thorough knowledge of Volcano State Park for your trip there. The Inn, off the main road, is easy to locate and is a delightful retreat. Joan has farm animals and a lovely sprawling property. Her impressive collection of Hawaiian artwork, living room with wood- burning fireplace and home style breakfast made for a comfortable stay.
Traveller from Asheville, NC
Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Volcano Garden Arts and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from …More
If you want to spend some quality time at Volcano National Park, this is where you need to stay. In 10 minutes you can drive over to the Jagger Museum and look down upon the fountaining lava in the dark of night. And then in 10 short minutes you are back to the warmth and comfort of your room.
Traveller from Seattle area
Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Aloha Candy Company and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Hawaii Volcanoes …More
The staff are very kind! We arrived at midnight because of the flight, we were wondering how to check in! But the staff had been waiting for us in order to help us! How warm it was! The breakfast is very special and perfect! It's different from any other hotel! The environment around the room is perity beautiful! And it's close to the Volcano National Park, just 10 drive way! Good experience!
Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Aloha Candy Company and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Hawaii …More