We stayed at Crater Rim Cabin for two nights in September, 2016, while visiting Volcano National Park. This updated and renovated historic cabin is perfect on so many levels. It is extremely clean, king size very comfy bed, beautiful bathroom and the cabin is well appointed with EVERYTHING you could ever imagine that you would need. The kitchen is stocked with milk, butter, bread, several different cereals, coffee, fresh fruit, etc.! The yard is like a botanical garden. It is quiet, yet very close to the park (in fact it backs up to VNP). We only had the opportunity to meet Barry and he is a delightful host (I'm sure Jim is, as well)! Everything you need has already been thought of: extra power strips, shampoo, hair dryer, fans, bed warmers (it is nice and cool there!) and an easy to work gas stove for cool mornings. The only bad thing about staying here is that every other place you stay will never be able to measure up to this experience. We loved it! (There isn't actual "onsite" dining, except for your own kitchen, but it's outfitted to cook if you wanted to.)
Wunderschönes B&B mit herzlichen Gastgebern, die sich liebevoll um Ihre Gäste kümmern und mit allem von Informationen zu Ausflügen, Kühltaschen für den Proviant bis zu Taschenlampen bei nächtlichen Spaziergängen versorgen.
This place is just that.. I don't want people to know about it, but can't be slefish.. We came over form Maui and if I could do over I would have just stayed here ONLY. The host Bill and his wife are like that Gods and kindness wanting your trip to always be memorable. This is a place that I could send my kids on there honeymoon, it has everything they have not for got anything at all. Romantic Is bar none and privacy you will have. This is a place that you will never forget. They even cut up fresh fruit and have it ready for you. They never bother you. If there was 10 stars to give I would give 11.. This is the place you want for sure. Stop at Costco and pick up your groceries and that way you will not have to go to town any more. Bill is very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and will tell you all the must sees you must do. DO NOT spend your money on any tours Bill will tell you were to go and you can save yourself money. Have Fun in the greatest place on earth. That is a fact...
This place is rated a 4.8 but should be rated a 10 plus 5 stars don't even do this place justice. It should be a 10. The owners of this place are wonderful FULL of knowledge of the surrounding area and Island .. No need for a tour Bill will tell you all the must sees. We jumped over form MAUI and if I could of done it again I would of just stayed here. If you are looking for seclusion romantic fun great wonderful this is the place .. The host will bring you breakfast fresh fruit every day all cut up. Both he and his wife are wonderful people and have not for got anything. Trust me you will fall in love with this place. Privacy wonderful place for a honeymoon celebrating an anniversary. Be ready for pure happiness this is the place. I call BS on the on suite Dining if you are going to a cottage that means you are planing on making your meals. Stop at Costco on your way up and stock up to make your meals... This place is all and outstanding score diamond in the rough. And I am a man that is giving this rating...
My husband and I stayed two nights here and it was fabulous! Barry & Jim make sure that they have thought of everything to make your stay perfect from a stocked kitchen for breakfast to a beautiful bathroom with everything you need already there! The king size bed is comfy and complete with a bed warmer (it's cool there)! But in case it's warm during the day, there are plenty of fans, too. They have included local information about restaurants and sites to visit, as well as small things such as plenty of power strips to recharge devices. The yard is like a botanical garden backed up to the VNP. The only problem staying here is that any other hotel or guest house will never measure up to this beautiful cabin! We could have stayed much longer.
This is a true gem! Spotless, well appointed and expertly decorated by the owners. They bring in wonderful pastries and all the fixings for you to cook up a great breakfast and answer any questions you might have. There were even binocs, flashlights and other things you would not expect to find. There are good travel books, articles, and brochures in the cabin as well, and a modern washer and dryer. The hot tub was very relaxing in the cool highlands of the Big Island. You are just minutes away from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and just half an hour from Hilo with its stores and restaurants. Highly recommended! This place is not cheap, thus the four stars for value, but well worth it.
Wonderful cozy cottage with fresh fruit and banana bread, Big Island coffee, granola, milk, etc for breakfast. Attractive grounds to wander and a hot tub to warm up in after a cool night viewing the volcanic glow at the nearby National Park.
I shouldn't review this because I want to keep it a secret. It is the best of the best. The hosts go beyond providing the most wonderful breakfast fixings. Everything. You want is at your fingertips and all first class. You can see their thoughtfulness and pride everywhere you look. My go to place in all the world.
Secluded, quiet, peaceful.everything first rate. The breakfast fixings are more than you can imagine, and packaged with such common sense and care. Delicious baked goods and fresh fruit are left every morning.
We stayed 2 nights with our 2 daughters. We felt immediately comfortable in this cozy cabin where every detail, every expectation has been anticipated by the owners. Kitchen well-equipped to cook. Peaceful site in a nice garden, close to the volcanic national park. The whole family loved its stay at this B&B.
Beautiful room, large bathroom with heated floor, working fireplace, fresh fruit and banana nut bread in the room. Very environmentally conscious. Close to Volcano National Park and both black and green sand beaches.
What an amazing cottage! It was so cozy and comfortable! Jim and Barry have worked very hard to make this a unique place. There was fresh fruit, eggs, milk, cereals and coffee all ready for our use when we got there. The bed was very comfortable and the gas fireplace a nice thing to run in the evening and mornings. The grounds were immaculate and the location was ideal. I hope to be back some day. Mahalo!!
Located right by the beach and backside of airport. Very quiet and pretty neighborhood, very short walk to a rocky beach and short walk to a swimming beach plus 5-10 minutes to other really nice beaches and snorkeling. Located very close to downtown and all major highways to reach volcanoes or waterfalls up the coast. New owner, but still Old Hawaii charm.
Me and my girlfriend spend 3 wonderful night in the Volcano Artist Cottage. We had a warm welcom and the cottage was cozy. It is really well located, 5 minutes from the Volcano park. Definitively a good place to stay for a couple.
Absolutely perfect cabin close to Volcano National Park. Stop looking - just book here. Stayed here for 3 nights with my family of 4. Everything was perfect - enough space for everyone. Very close to the National Park entrance (maybe 5 minutes down the road), but in a secluded and private spot. Property is well maintained and lovingly cared for. Would definitely stay here again!
Jim & Barry were extremely friendly and helpful. The cabin was neat, clean, and fully stocked with essentials. The setting is beautiful, and the cabin is located 5 minutes fron Volcano National Park. It was perfect for us.
My wife and I stayed At the Craters Edge for the middle part of our honeymoon. The room and the view of the surrounding rain forest were absolutely phenomenal and was an excellent launching point for trips to Volcano National Park and Hilo. Definitely recommend!
Complete oasis in a magnificent setting. Details to all care amenities. Loved the whole experience over any other place on the island. Felt like a special retreat. Recommend to anyone who loves advenatures and quiet retreat.with Beauty all around. Great location.
Bill and Antoinette have thought of everything in terms of the comfort of their guests. From the first minute we stepped foot in the cottage to our last wave good-bye, we were enchanted by the decor, the food, the beautiful surroundings. Nothing that a guest could need is lacking - from toiletries, to robes and slippers to umbrellas and board games. The food provided was delicious and the selection of teas and coffees was extraordinary. My fondest wish would be that this cottage were near my home so I could go often for a little break. Bill is the consummate host. He sent information to us before we arrived and spent time with us when we first arrived at the cottage to tell us about the area. The cottage is perfect for a couple or a family with children.
We just stayed one night, but we immediately felt at home. The Location is perfect to explore the Volcano park. Our host was super friendly and the breackfast was simply amazing! We can only recommend Aloha Happy Place!
Really enjoyed our stay here , wish we had stayed longer . The owner Bill greeted us and briefed us on all the amenities and advised us on things to do on the island .Everything was like being home no need for anything , including a stocked refrigerator for all we needed for breakfast, including wonderful pastries stocked each day. The grounds around the house were beautiful and had a hot tub pavilion.Do not hesitate to stay here was more than I expected.
This was a nice place to stay for three nights in Hilo. The owner is very friendly and helpful. The best part was the shared kitchen with all kinds of fixings to make our own breakfast and a nice covered area to sit and eat in the yard.