Crater Rim Cabin

23 Golf Links Road , Volcano, HI 96785 USA (Show map)


Experience the warm relaxing atmosphere Crater Rim Cabin offers. Your own personal & private retreat for romance, rekindling, and exploration! Amenities include full kitchen, with microwave, coffee maker, filtered water, breakfast supplies, in-room TV-DVD, king size bed, and tremendous views of Hawaii's constantly active volcano nearby. We are located near the summit of Kilauea Volcano at an elevation of 4050 feet, on the sunny side of Volcano Village. The southern end of the property is on the boundary of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with its amazing landscape and active volcanism. Of interest to golfers, we are situated a short walk away from the Volcano Golf and County Club... a beautiful course with views of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Quiet peaceful getaway

4.8 on May 14, 2016

This is a charming cabin in the middle of a forest. The setting is very peaceful and quiet. It is the perfect place if you are looking to relax. The cabin is amply stocked with anything you might need. The heated blanket on the bed was a wonderful touch and ensured we slept soundly and comfortably. Barry and Jim are pleasant and take good care of their guests, while also providing the perfect amount of space. We would definitely stay here again!

A jewel box of a cabin in an enchanting land.

4.8 on April 04, 2016

What a lovely cabin in the hills near the Volcano. The cabin is vintage and taken care of with loving hands. Everything was terrific. Clean, tidy, any supplies one might need and a wonderful supply of goods for a delicious breakfast including eggs, fresh ground coffee, two kinds of dairy, cereals, honey, I could go on and on. Comfortable bed and amazing light streaming into the room in the morning. Great hosts and I could not recommend this property more highly.


5 on February 12, 2016

An absolutely beautiful setting for this rustic but well stocked cabin. At 4000' elevation the mornings are crisp, but Jim & Barry provided everything we needed (including breakfast cereal, fruit, coffee, and warming blanket). Loved the sunrise and just sitting in the garden that is so serene. Local restaurants in Volcano Village were a pleasant surprise.

Beautiful secluded location, volcanos next door!

4.6 on January 18, 2016

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2016. Spotlessly clean, full of rustic charm and a perfect location for the Volcano National Park - you can see the glow from the immaculate gardens. Barry and Jim's care and attention to detail for their guests is second to none. This place is a gem, if you're wanting a cabin in Volcano, you have to stay here! A&N, UK

Wonderful stay with warm hosts

4.4 on January 04, 2016

After researching options extensively, we were lucky to book at Crater Rim Cabin. The owner Jim was so responsive to our emails. The booking was efficient and smooth. We were welcomed by Barry who showed up how everything worked. We loved the cabin. It has many touches (an electric blanket, guide books, DVDs of the volcanos, a box of chocolate as welcome). The cabin was spacious and comfortable. The location is great, 5min to the park and village. The best was the warm welcome and service. We would highly recommend the Crater Rim Cabin!

Crater Rim

5 on November 19, 2015

Best place to stay if you're doing the volcano thing. Both Jim and Barry are geologists and very knowledgeable and very helpful. You couldn't ask for a better experience!

comfortable and lovely cabin

5 on October 04, 2015

My husband and I have a lovely stay at the Crater Rim Cabin. The cabin is very comfortable and cosy. The kitchen is well equipped and the fridge is well stocked to cook a nice breakfast. We will definitely return for another visit!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this 5-star review. We are always very happy when our guests are pleased with Crater Rim Cabin. We hope to see you here again soon! Mahalo!

Great Stay

4.0 on September 13, 2015

We stayed at CRC for two nights, it is so close to the volcano national park and you can even see the fume at crater from backyard? The owner is very thoughtful, rooms are well equipped with everything you can think of! Definitely recommend!

Goddess Pele would chant about Crater Rim Cabin

5 on June 09, 2015

We were so content about staying at this cute cabin equipped with everything. Best location for visiting the volcanoes. You're sleeping in a new forest just like the ones on your hiking trails. You're secluded yet minutes from the national park and restaurants in town. Our host Barry was so hospitable, funny, thorough and informative. We arrived earlier than expected. Not a problem for Barry. The man spends hours and takes pride in having the place clean for you. Breakfast was perfectly satisfactory and his recs for places to eat were right on the mark. The place is so close to the park that when my friend wanted to retire for the evening, I dropped him off and went right back to take more shots of the volcano. Glad I did so. The mist had cleared for good photos plus I experienced a group of Hawaiians suddenly chanting in unison to Pele, the goddess of fire, and her red glow in otherwise pitch darkness. What a special experience that I'll never forget. Even though I should be watching the Golden State Warriors game right now, I wanted to take a moment to chant praises for Crater Rim Cabin.

A luxurious retreat from volcanic crater hiking.

3.6 on May 25, 2015

5 nights at the Crater Rim Cabin. Breakfast foods were waiting for us upon arrival to prepare each morning. Days were spent at Volcano National Park and lower Island attractions. Every evening, returned tired but found the cabin warmed and the electric blanket turned on to add to the coziness. This secluded cabin (or Bungalow) was charming in every way! Full bedroom, full living room, full kitchen, nice bathroom, and a spectular yard. Barry and Jim do vacation rental the right way. We were greeted, shown the accomodations, told a bit about the area, and then let us be for the remainder of the trip. This is a very special place!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Crater Rim Cabin Rental

Four room cabin. Bedroom with California King bed and pullout sofa that opens into standard double bed! Amenities include full kitchen, with microwave, smooth-top range, coffee maker, filtered water, and a nice selection of breakfast items, including freshly ground coffee beans! Private bathroom with shower!

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

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Location Type

on boundary of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island, Tropical, Village


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Take Hwy 11 to Volcano from Hilo or Kona. The turnoff from Hwy 11 is between the 30 and 31 mile markers, on Pi‘imauna Drive. Turn right before the club house onto Crater rim Drive. Proceed 1/2 mile to the driveway marked 23.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Lava flows, Golf course, Orchid garden, Picnic area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

, Private cottage, Full kitchen, Electric blankets

Room amenities

Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Volcano viewing, Black sand beach, Orchid garden, Golf course, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Art galleries

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  • Check In:: 3PM - 7PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Suite rates are based on single or double occupancy, a two-night minimum, and are subject to 4.166% Hawaii sales tax and 8.25% hotel tax. We offer a 10% discount on stays of 7 nights or more
  • Cancellations: ••• Deposit is forfeited if the cancellation is received less than 21 calendar days before your Check In Date, otherwise we will refund 100% of the Deposit. ••• The Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons (Nov 15-30) and (Dec. 15-Jan. 5) are exceptions: We will refund 50% of the payment if cancellation is received 45 or more days before scheduled arrival.



J. D. (Jim) Griggs

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