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 Dining4.4

Private paradise

5 on September 21, 2017

There is a magic about this place that stems from its unique location on the rim of an ancient crater and its authentic old Hawaii atmosphere, but is primarily due to the proprietors' care and love in maintaining this historic structure and personal and genuine care for their visitors. Allow for a few more days than you think you'll need because you will not want to leave.

great stay for family of four

4.4 on July 12, 2017

This was an exceptionally cozy home with all the guide books and local insight built in. We are a family of four, with one teenager and one under 10 and we loved the garden, location, and the down-time from our action packed days. Great little kitchen perfectly stocked for cooking if that is your preference (I gave onsite dining a four because they provided basic necessities), or Volcano Village is very near by. We will visit again.

Wonderful cabin, generous hosts, feels like home!

5 on July 01, 2017

We stayed two nights at crater rim cabin in April 2017, when visiting the big island for the first time. Going in the cabin felt like stepping inside a magical word, like what you fantasize about when going to a cabin! The hosts are so nice and careful in preparing everything, it is immediately clear that they love hosting people and thinking about what people need and want. There are books, magazines, various knick knacks... well equipped kitchens (including various fruit, breakfast and cooking material). We loved it! We came as a family. When my son saw this place, he told me: "this person is very kind to let us stay at his house" and he also said "this is much better than a hotel!". It really did feel like a house made for people to enjoy. I highly recommend staying there!


5 on June 21, 2017

Stayed 3 nights. Loved it. Charming, cozy, delightful. Concierge level service when needed from the owners next door, but total privacy and seclusion otherwise. Outstanding value for the location and the amenities. Stand alone one bedroom cabin set in a gorgeous tropical garden, very close to Volcanoes National Park. The cabin exudes a rustic yet comfortable vibe. We plan to return soon. Most highly recommended.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful review. We do our best to provide a comfortable relaxing experience for your visit to the Volcano.

- Jim (innkeeper)

Excellent Accommodations in Volcano

5 on April 12, 2017

We had a great stay at this lovely cabin in Volcano! Located just outside the national park it provided a wonderful home base for exploring the entire area. The cabin was well supplied with everything we needed, including a lot of area information, and much more space than a usual hotel room for our family of four (2 adults and 2 children). The kitchen was stocked with coffee, milk, eggs, cereal, bread, fruit, and juice - much more than we'd anticipated. The owners were delightful and responsive both over email and in person.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! We always try to go the "extra mile" in providing for our guests. Your positive review is a great reward!

- Jim (innkeeper)

Best stay ever

4.8 on March 01, 2017

We stayed there for 3 days and everything was exellent. We were given fruits, coffee, cereal etc etc. everybody was really helpful and kind. Loved my stay there. Deserves 10/10.

Innkeeper Response
10/10 is what we LOVE to hear. THANK YOU!

- Jim (innkeeper)

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much. We do put a lot of thought into it, PLUS we often get wonderful suggestions from our guests. We appreciate your taking time to post this review!

- Jim (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking time to post your review. We hope you will be able to stay with us again in the near future. By the way: You may find DRY hikes instead of muddy hikes, depending on the weather pattern preceding and during your visit. It turns out that most any time of year can be wet or dry here. Only Mother Nature knows!

- Jim (innkeeper)

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. We wish you could have stayed longer too. Next time for sure!

- Jim (innkeeper)

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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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