Newly built, architect designed timber and glass deck house tucked into a magical forest of giant tree ferns, and wild orchids. The luxury you'd expect at a resort hotel but more like a private vacation rental. Forest hot tub and fireplaces. Rooms stocked with tropical fruit bowl, coffee, teas and a baked bread to enjoy at your own leisure and schedule.Only one mile to the entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and near a famous black sand beach.
The Haiku Garden is a romantic, private suite with intimate forest views, massive timbers, with an elegantly appointed King Canopy bed. A cozy fireplace warms the chill mountain air. A built in Amoire kitchenette is stocked with snacks, a fruit bowl, microwave and espresso maker. Enjoy the spa bathroom with deep Jacuzzi soaking tub with stone seperate shower and vessel sink. Your comfy bed is layered with Tommy Bahama tropical duvets & fine Italian linens . Mini bar/ kitchenette. WIFI access, Flat screen cable TV.
Nightly Rate: $250-$250
The "Nahelelani" offers all the luxuries of the Haiku Garden > It can be configured as a King Bed or as two twins for friends or family travelling together.
Nightly Rate: $250-$250
The Volcano Deck House, has massive timbers and an open beam cedar ceiling. Walls of glass doors open to several decks and provide intimate forest views.Exotic Brazilian teak floors and custom made Tibetan rugs lend a warm feel. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen features Jenn-Air Pro appliances, custom koa cabinetry, stainless counters and granite island for gathering. The spacious open living and dining area has lounging sofas, a lava rock fireplace and stocked honor system cocktail bar. huge Master suite has its own fireplace in a window seat , private outdoor deck and spa bathroom.
Nightly Rate: $375-$475
Pele's Secret Garden is a private 2 bedroom/ 2 bath cottage that sleeps 4. It has a full kitchen, spacious living and dining area with bamboo floors and a wrap around lanai. 8' walls of sliding glass doors open to the forest views. It is only available as a weekly rental.
5 on July 27, 2014
Very lovely B&B and beautiful room. Enjoyed the hot tub too!
4.4 on June 21, 2014
We stayed "At The Craters Edge" as the first part of our wedding trip. The room, the service and grounds were just wonderful. The welcome banana bread, the stocked (and free) snacks and fruits were unexpected and delicious. Our hosts were totally unobtrusive, but there if we had questions! Even though we had misty rain for our two days, between the lodging and the volcanos, we didn't notice! We unreservedly recommend "At The Craters Edge"!
3.2 on October 17, 2013
Great room but no breakfast.
5 on October 14, 2013
Only complaint, I travel with a fan so I did not need one and probably most people don't but if you are a freak like me, need one. Also, hot tub a little hot. But loved it so much!!!!
4.4 on October 07, 2013
My husband and I stayed here while touring Volcano National Park. The location is excellent - less than a 10 minute drive to the park entrance. The room was lovely - it had basically two walls of windows overlooking the trees on one side and the heavily forested front of the property on the other side. It felt like we were practically outside. The 4 poster bed was huge and very comfortable. The bathroom was beautiful - I wish I had had enough time to soak in the huge tub. The neighborhood is very quiet, as it's one of the last streets in Volcano. So although our room was in the front of the house and the front wall faced the street through quite a few trees, it really wasn't an issue for me (they have a similar room in the back if that bothers you, though). Folks should be aware that the caretakers (who were very nice and provided great advice on what to see when you checked in) don't serve you breakfast. But they leave some very yummy banana bread in the room, along with coffee, tea. milk, a variety of cereals, and a number of drinks. There's even some breakfast bars, chips, and some "emergency" ramen bowls. As there is a fridge if you want something else you should get it at the small local store. So although you aren't served breakfast, you get lots of privacy, and you can eat on your own schedule. There's also a hot tub out back, robes to wear to and from, and extra towels for the hot tub. All in all, it was wonderful from my perspective. Folks wanting more of a "front desk" presence at all times and a hot breakfast served may want to look elsewhere.
4.6 on July 01, 2013
My husband and I had the opportunity to stay at the Crater's Edge 6/19/13 - 6/21/13 in the Haiku Garden Room. The room itself was outstanding. The design made you feel like you were perched in the tree's. The huge windows and doors facing the garden was unbelievable. The bed was ultra comfortable and the bathroom had a very comfortable tub and a very interesting sink. Jay was very friendly and welcoming, and had treats of freshly baked bread and chocolates, along with milk, juice, tea, coffee waiting for us. The room was very clean and we appreciated the big bowl of local fruit and ate almost all of it. Out of all the locations I stayed this by far was my favorite. I would like to return to explore more of the area. Directions very easy to follow and location easy to find. I loved the beauty of the room especially the ceiling. Thanks for a great stay will recommend to my friends and hope to return soon. Enjoyed spending our 45TH Anniversary there. Went to Hilo for most of our meals, local places are not open late. Barb Pashup Chicago, Il
3.8 on August 16, 2012
When I did the booking for the "Craters Edge" over 7 months ago, I was a bit sceptical about what the place would actually be, but it fully met our expectations! A wonderful room in a very special place, amidst a small rainforest. A lovely place. But as the location is in a rainforest, be prepared for rain at least once per day. It took a bit to get used to the quite noisy rain-drops music on the tin-roof, especially at night when you want to sleep. But you get used to the sounds of nature quickly. The lodging is simply fabulous, the parking lot is not, unfortunately. Simply too small. But this is only a minor flaw. The houskeepers are very friendly and helpful. The owner, Melanie, was aslo very helpful in booking a wonderful heli flight. The close vicinity to the Kilauea volcano makes the "Craters Edge" a perfect location for holidays in the area. You'll love it, if you love nature and a fine living room. But be prepared to make your bed yourself, and cater for yourself. This is a self-service B&B, with allmost all ingredients provided, but you need to prepare all yourself. We spent 3 days of our 29th wedding anniversary Hawaii tour here. I would come back again and I am happy to recommend the lodging.
4.8 on April 18, 2012
Beautiful room, surrounded by gorgeous vegetation. Meticulously thought out details. Heated bath floor, stocked rooms of snacks, drinks, breakfast, nice shampoos/conditioners. Lovely warm fireplace. Beautiful comfy bed. Very nice hot tub & sauna. Very good restaurants very close to B&B. Fabulous, would recommend to others.
Mahalo for posting your experience and thanks for choosing Craters Edge.
5 on January 25, 2011
When I found this B&B's website, I knew this is where I wanted to stay for the last few nights of our honeymoon. It is a beautiful location in a quiet residential neighborhood. The room was perfect for us and beautifully appointed. I loved the rainforest setting (though my husband wasn't happy that it was raining that much...in Hawaii. LOL) Luxurious and comfortable. We were prepared for the continental breakfast provided to us after reading about Hawaii's regulations for B&Bs. And the innkeeper was not intrusive, and I don't remember a dog being on the premises, as noted by another review. We haven't figured out when we'll go back to Hawaii yet, but when we do, we'll stay here again!
5 on October 19, 2010
This B&B was so sweet and quiet and restful. We slept so well! Beautiful and even better than the photos! The forest is so gorgeous and you get to see it all out the big windows. Loved our stay here! Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO)
Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Black Sand beach/Turtle refuge, Historic Hilo, Thermal Ponds/snorkelling, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill , Fruit basket, chocolates, Infrared Sauna
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi
Hiking trails, Active Volcano, Active Volcano, Active Volcano, Sight-seeing
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Melanie is a former diamond buyer who has travelled the globe, a skilled Chocolatier and tropical Master Gardener. She lives part-time at the Craters Edge and part-time in Maui and Oahu tending to her chocolate shops.