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

Perfect Base for Volcano Exploration

5 on January 11, 2017

As my husband said, "Someone has put a lot of thought and work into thinking of everything you could possibly need!" We had a lovely time in the cabin and exploring the volcanoes. A great respite from the big resorts!

Perfect place for visiting the Volcanoes National Park

4.2 on January 09, 2017

For people who prefer to stay away from big chain hotels and want to see more of the amazing nature of Hawaii than you are able to on a day trip from the beach resorts this is the ideal B&B. Located in a lush garden with palm ferns and native trees surrounding the lovely cabin, it’s only a short hike to the edge of the crater. Prior to arrival we received detailed maps with directions to the cabin and could easily find it after dark. The place is a little paradise and romantic hideaway for nature lovers. Highly recommended! Make sure to bring warm, waterproof clothes and be prepared for muddy hikes to get most out of this spectacular part of the island.

Good location to see Volcano,very clean

5 on October 17, 2016

Very close to National Volcano Park, drive 3 minutes. The Park ticket is valid for 7 days, so you can visit as much as you can. The cabin is very clean and cozy, very comfortable to stay for 2 people. The owner is very nice and friendly, he drove out to find us when we were lost to find his cabin. Enough information available and enough food for breakfast. Very good memory, my husband and I are extremely satisfied.

Best place to stay in Volcano! Great location!

5 on October 14, 2016

We stayed here last Dec 2015 and it was amazing, Wish we could have stayed longer. The location is perfect and the accommodations are very comfortable and the owners are super friendly with great recommendations for things to do, see and eat in Volcano! Can't wait to go back again someday!

This is the #1 place to stay in Volcano!

5 on September 21, 2016

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.)

Best ever guest house!

5 on September 14, 2016

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.


4.8 on August 05, 2016

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.

Incredible stay at an incredible cottage!

5 on July 25, 2016

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!!

Wonderful Stay At Crater Rim Cabin

5 on July 09, 2016

This is a gem -- a beautifully maintained cabin from the 1940s. Everything a visitor needs. Perfect location to explore the region.

Perfect hideaway close to Volcano National Park

5 on July 03, 2016

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!

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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

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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.
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J. D. (Jim) Griggs

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refrigerator stocked for

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