At the Craters Edge

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


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.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining3.9

A Peaceful Oasis

5 on April 09, 2018

The Crater's Edge is set in the midst of tree ferns and a beautifully designed tropical garden. Our room opened up on to the rain forest surroundings which was peaceful and quite romantic. It was well appointed, very clean (even up to my picky standards) with lovely linens and décor. We had a selection of food stocked in the fridge and on the shelves of a converted armoire, with fresh homemade banana bread (yum!) and a bowl of tropical fruit. Though there was no onsite dining, restaurant-style, we certainly enjoyed the food provided and there was plenty to keep us satisfied during our stay. Chris & Eric are wonderful hosts! They made sure we had everything we needed and were more than happy to give us information about the Volcano and Puna areas we wouldn't have known otherwise. We look forward to staying at your inn on our next visit to the Big Island.

Awesome place!

5 on February 17, 2018

Stayed 3 nights...what a wonderful place! Chris and Eric were great hosts! My husband had contacted them to obtain a birthday cake for my birthday...they had the most beautiful and good cake waiting for me. After our hike at volcanoes National Park, we knocked on their door and they celebrated with us. The other couple came out and joined us as well. A memorable time for sure. They recommended great places for dinner and reserved our helicopter tour for us. The place was beautiful and stocked with everything you could need. We ate breakfast there and took the fruit, cheese and crackers and fig bars for lunch while hiking! This was a great find and would truely recommend it! Jeff and Kim

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and our service! We were so happy to get to share your birthday with you and your husband and help make it memorable. We try our best to put ourselves in our guests shoes and think ahead of time what we would like to see in the rooms or hear as far as recommendations for the area. Come back and stay with us again!

- Christopher (innkeeper)

Just Wonderful

3.8 on January 30, 2018

Overall amazing Beautiful property Attention to detail Kind and helpful owners Refrigerator and room pantry stocked with many goodies and fruit. Meals otherwise not included. Slight musty smell in one room. Did not mention or I’m sure they would have fixed it.

Oasis Away From Home

5 on January 04, 2018

We had a lovely stay At the Craters Edge. Our host was extremely friendly and helpful. the Haiku Garden was very private and we loved using the rain forest spa.

Lush forest getaway

4.8 on November 29, 2017

We stayed here for part of our honeymoon, and it was absolutely fabulous! Wish we had another night there. Such wonderful hospitality and ambience.

Lovely retreat!

5 on November 24, 2017

We really enjoyed our two nights at The Craters Edge. The room was wonderful with very nice upscale touches. The location was great-close to the village and volcano. The owners were great and had great “tourist tips”. Would definitely stay here again!!

Fun in the Jungle

4.0 on November 14, 2017

We hade a great two night stay at this wonderful spot. Hosts were great and make our stay a special time. Recommend others give it a try. It will be a must return next time we are on the Big Island.

Beautiful place!

4.4 on October 04, 2017

Excellent place to take your husband/wife. Just like a mini paradise. Upgrades on the property were in progress, but all was spectacular as it was. I can't imagine how it will look when they're done! There were some snack items on site, but no meals to speak of. This was ok, as there were some great restaurants in town. Would definitely recommend, and would love to go again someday!

Love this place!

5 on March 18, 2017

I would highly recommend staying here, what an amazing and romantic experience! The rain forest was literally our backyard and you wake up to all of the birds singing. Just minutes away from the Nat'l Volcano Park giving you the time to go experience all it has to offer. Our stay will not be forgotten and we hope to make it there again in the future!

Quiet Retreat in Beautiful Setting

3.8 on March 08, 2017

We enjoyed a relaxing stay at this beautiful B&B in February. Really quiet, peaceful, and secluded. Great location for exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Breakfast was self-catering which was fine for us; however, this was unclear at the time of booking. Suggest that owners update the details in the booking description so it's not a surprise to others.

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Rooms & Rates

Haiku Garden

The Haiku Garden is a romantic, private studio with intimate forest views, massive timbers, with an elegantly appointed King Canopy bed. A cozy fireplace warms the chill mountain air. The room is stocked with a tropical fruit bowl and other snacks as well as coffee and teas and a mini-fridge. Enjoy the spa bathroom with deep Jacuzzi soaking tub with seperate shower and stone vessel sink. Your comfy bed is layered with Tommy Bahama tropical duvets & fine Italian linens . Inside the canopy are exceptional reading lamps ...get lost in your tropical palace. Additional amenities include: WIFI internet access, Flat screen cable TV, Alarm clock, Thick bathrobes, In-room Jacuzzi bathtub, airdryer and make up mirror.

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

Jade Garden

The Jade Garden Suite allows you to enjoy the forest views from the walls of glass windows in this comfy studio. Your wrap around deck is indeed heavenly. Tastefully furnished with Chinese antiques and a contemporary canopy bed, Nahelelani fuses East and West. A cozy fireplace for chilly Volcano nights , a coffee maker, mini-fridge and tropical fruit bowl and snacks. The elgant bath boasts a seperate jacuzzi tub and shower plus an unusual teak vessel sink. Enjoy cable TV, WIFI, or just the serenity.

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

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Location Type

Volcano, Mountains


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 25 miles miles

Directions to property:

From Hwy 11, 25 mile marker turn onto Jade Ave. Right on 12th St. First house on right side of 12th. Circular drive.

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

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Parking , Fruit basket, snacks, Infrared Sauna

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 10:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Non smoking property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes only 1 child with parents in room
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well behaved pets allowed, cannot be left alone
  • Disabled Access No

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Melanie Boudar, Chris Becker

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

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