Great place to stay if you are looking to escape the typical tourist traps.
It is located a couple blocks (about a mile) from the stores and restaurants of Volcano village. The village has everything a traveler would need (gas, food, drinks, hygiene, etc...). Its a 20 minute drive to Hilo if you need a taste of civilization. Volcano national park is only 5 minutes away.
The rooms are spread across 3 or 4 locations with each location containing 4 to 6 rooms. I stayed in a room which shared a fully equipped kitchen with 4 other rooms. This gave it a natural home like vibe but felt a little strange at first. The place was a historic house built in 1912 but was upgraded, including free wi-fi.
I only spoke with the staff at check in/out time but they seemed friendly. The room was always cleaned when I returned in the evenings. The lobby offered free kona coffee but they don't offer any in the rooms unless you buy it.
Overall a great time, I hope to return some day!
The cottage is very cozy with everything you would ever need for breakfast or a quick lunch. You were so near an active volcano, you though you could feel the heat. Five minutes from the Park entrance. At night you are only ten minutes from watching the glow of the volcano.
Great B&B. Nice breakfast with cold/hot cereal, different types of toast, fresh local fruit, etc. Kistchy cottagey, welcoming feel. On a farm, roosters wake you up to remind you to get up to see the nearby (10 min drive) active volcano in time for watching the sun rise up over it. 45 min drive from Hilo airport. Very friendly & interesting owner. Great to chill, if desired, around the table in the dining room to discuss travels with other guests or read in the well appointed library. Free internet. Quite clean, not sparkling (i.e. Hard to reach places a little dusty- didn't bother me). Great base camp for exploring the big island.
Traveller from Canada
Built in 1928, this inn is less than 2 miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and less than 5 miles from Akatsuka Orchid …More
5 minutes to the national park. Very quiet and private. Hot tub a big plus after a busy day at the park. Papaya boats delicious for breakfast. Lots of little amenities like flashlights in the room. Gary is the perfect host. Perfect place to stay when visiting the volcano area.
Traveller from Richfield, OH
This Craftsman-style cottage is adjacent to the entrance of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1 mile from Volcano Garden …More
Always came home to a tidy home ((stayed 2weeks) loved the coffee and the fruit each morning, Mahi always had sis festoons for us to do and eat out at. Local inside information. Went to see the volcano eruption, hadn't erupted since 1968? The lodge is very big and beautiful.. Hidden back in the countryside everthough the frist drive at night might seem far or like your lost it's easy after the first trip 4.4 miles excactly off hwy 11 off wright rd just fallow it up there's a left bend in the roads then about 1 mile there's a rt turn then a small country one lane travel it 1.4 miles look for the st sign that reads sleepy hallo slow down it's the next left driveway pull pup to the main entry unload then park into the marked parking area, don't forget to take your shoes off, local tradition..... Enjoy your stay as we did......
We loved staying in the Tree Top Suite and particularly enjoyed having Maurice the cat as our companion during our visit. He always seemed to be waiting for us when we would come back from a hike or dinner. The suite was great since it was up in the trees and very private. We hope to visit again on a future trip to the Big Island.