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At the Craters Edge

11-3802 12th St , Volcano, HI 96753 USA (Show map)
16 Reviews
$225 - $275
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.1

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A stay so wonderful, it made the rain go away!

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"!

Bed and ???

3.2 on October 17, 2013

Great room but no breakfast.

This was the best place we stayed in and value and comfort, far superior to other places of which we paid a lot more. Loved the rain on the roof; best sleep in three weeks. My niece who will be visiting in a few months already has our recommendation. Loved the cats.

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!!!!

Lovely, Peacful,and Private!

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.

A Romantic stay at Crater's Edge

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

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Location Type

Volcano, Mountains


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO)

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill , Fruit basket, chocolates, Infrared Sauna

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Active Volcano, Active Volcano, Active Volcano, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: only 1 child with parents in room
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Well behaved pets allowed, cannot be left alone

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min for suites/week min for Deck House with kitchen
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% with reservation, balance 2 weeks prior to arrival
  • Cancellations: Must cancel 2 weeks prior for 90% refund.



Melanie Boudar

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Cat , 1 Dog

About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: self service
  • Serving Location: offsite nearby, Guest room

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11-3802 12th St , Volcano, HI 96753 USA (Show map)

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