We were greeted and shown to our cottage without delay, even though we were early for check in. Our room was a beautiful, quaint and uniquely decorated room. I loved the cosy feel, the comforts and the gardens. Everything was superb! It was perfectly located, quiet, yet only 2 miles from the Volcano National Park.
We spent two nights at the Volcano Forest Inn. We were very pleased with the hotel. The room was spacious and well decorated. The location of the hotel was only minutes away from the National Volcano Park so it was perfect for going to see the glow of the volcano crater at night. A tasty breakfast was cooked for us each morning. I would definitely recommend staying at the inn.
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.
If you enjoy the excitement of tourist activity this isn't the place for you. Volcano Ranch is a quiet, beautiful place off the beaten path in the community of Volcano. The rooms are modern, spacious, clean, and comfortable. My husband and I were concerned about the lack of air conditioners but it wasn't an issue since there are plenty of ceiling fans to move the cool mountain air even in July. Breakfast was plentiful with a variety of foods including fresh fruit, sweet breads, and do-it-yourself options of pancakes and hot breakfast sandwiches (due to Hawaii's laws concerning hot breakfast). Teresa provided all we needed to start our day well fed and informed about local area, things to do and places to go.
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.