I can't even begin to say enough good things about our fabulous 3 days (2 nights) at Crater Rim Cabin. We were greeted by Barry and Jim (the owners), and my husband and I were immediately made to feel like old friends. We actually arrived a little early, and they were extremely kind in letting us drop off our things, change clothes, and eat lunch on their gorgeous property before heading out for some activities.
Barry was full of suggestions about things to do in the area. We were minutes from Volcanoes National Park, a winery, and an orchid garden, all of which were a lot of fun. We did some hiking and sightseeing in the park, and we had 2 excellent dinners at the lodge in town. We also drove south to the green sand beach and to the southernmost tip of the USA. It was gorgeous down there - It felt like the end of the earth! It took the better part of a morning, but it's very driveable/accessible from Volcano (1 hour if I recall correctly? Ask Barry - he'll definitely know!)
Barry takes great pride in keeping the cabin spotless. I would eat off the floors it is so clean, and I wouldn't do that in my own home! I was so impressed! The breakfast supplies were perfect. We even made banana and honey sandwiches for a mid-morning snack!
Oh - and did I mention the dahlias? Jim grows dahlias bigger than your head in all sorts of mesmerizing colors. I was blown away by the beautiful property, it's convenient location, the wonderful owners, and the cozy, dreamy cabin. I would love to return one day!
FYI, we also spent one night in Waipio. It was gorgeous, but there is MUCH less to do up in Waipio. If you are debating where to stay on the Big Island, definitely choose Volcano over Waipio, and just spend a day (or part of a day) driving to Waipio to see the valley.
- 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