Volcano Artist Cottage

19-3834 Old Volcano Rd. , Volcano, HI 96785 USA (Show map)
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Volcano Artist Cottage is located on the grounds of Volcano Garden Arts, a cultural hub of the arts community in Volcano Village. We are just one mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Award-winning Café Ono is on site serving homemade fresh organic foods for lunch Tuesday through Sunday. Soak in your private hot tub after viewing the glow of Halemaumau Crater at night. Awaken to native birdsong of the apapane that often communicate through your windows from their rainforest home. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea in the garden or in the private cottage kitchen. Banana bread, fresh fruits, yogurt and granola are stocked for you. We specialize in Honeymoons, Anniversaries and Birthdays. For any other question, please contact us at reservations@volcanoartistcottage.com.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Location and Value Cannot Be Beat

5 on June 17, 2017

This was a wonderful place to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Ira and the staff at the cafe and gallery are friendly and helpful but never intrusive. Especially after the gallery and cafe close for the day, the property is very peaceful and private. The fridge was well stocked, and we appreciated the abundance of coffee. We wish we could transplant the shower to our own house. It's wonderful. The hot tub is also a nice touch. It only takes about a 3-4 minute drive to get into Volcano National Park from the cottage, making it a great home base for hiking and nighttime lava viewing. There are also a few good restaurants right down the street in Volcano Village. There's private parking and a separate gate for accessing the cottage, so you can come and go easily. We really can't say anything bad about this place, and we would love to return someday.

an authentic local base for exploring Goddess Pele's natural volcanic wonders

5 on April 02, 2017

We spent three enjoyable nights here, while visiting with family and touring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and other natural wonders. Ira's Artist Cottage is perfect for a single or a couple who want a quiet comfortable place to relax after a busy day of touring. The four person outdoor jacuzzi around the corner from the front door of the cottage was very relaxing. Fruit, delicious granola, banana bread, coffee, and a choice of teas provided a good start to each day. On the same grounds as the Cottage is the Volcano Garden Arts gallery, filled with a wide variety of local arts and crafts, and Cafe Ono, a great vegetarian restaurant. The entrance to the National Park is just four miles upslope. We very much enjoyed our time at the Artist Cottage, and recommend it highly to anyone who wants an authentic local base for exploring Goddess Pele's natural volcanic wonders.

Volcano Artist Cottage

5 on January 06, 2017

Loved our stay at the Artist Cottage. We especially appreciated (since it got chilly in the evening) the heated bed mattress pad. The grounds are so lovely and Ira is quite personable. The distance to Volcanoes National Park is great. We also enjoyed having fruit and granola supplied in the cottage along with some milk etc. We wish we would have tried the hot tub but never made it out there so we'll save that for next time!

Amazing Cozy Cottage

5 on October 24, 2016

My wife and I stayed here on our delayed honeymoon. We absolutely loved it! The cottage was so cozy and private. In addition, we loved walking around the grounds to see the lovely artwork as well as the friendly rabbit Noble. You literally have the whole area to yourself after 5 pm. If you stay, you must spend some time in the Tree Sanctuary! The staff were extremely friendly and made sure that fresh fruit and bread was available to us each morning. We even got a chance to speak with the owner Ira and he was so nice. This place is a must stay if you are planning to go to Volcano National Park as it is less than a 5 minute drive away. We hope to visit the Big Island again in the future and will definitely be staying here again.

Cozy cottage in Volcano

5 on September 19, 2016

cozy cottage on lush, attractive grounds. Loved the hot tub!

Cozy cottage in Volcano

5 on September 08, 2016

Wonderful cozy cottage with fresh fruit and banana bread, Big Island coffee, granola, milk, etc for breakfast. Attractive grounds to wander and a hot tub to warm up in after a cool night viewing the volcanic glow at the nearby National Park.

3 nights at Volcano Artist Cottage

3.8 on July 23, 2016

Me and my girlfriend spend 3 wonderful night in the Volcano Artist Cottage. We had a warm welcom and the cottage was cozy. It is really well located, 5 minutes from the Volcano park. Definitively a good place to stay for a couple.

Cute and Convenient

4.2 on May 25, 2016

The space was small, but we were at Volcanos NP all day, so the cottage worked out well. It was quiet and close to the NP and the little downtown area. The local Thai place was good for dinner (not many options).

A wonderful, peaceful, cozy cottage stay!

5 on March 25, 2016

What a beautiful, peaceful, cozy cottage to stay in near the volcano! Ira is a wonderful, thoughtful host, with lots of good suggestions! The Zen bathroom was a delight to look at! We had too much luggage for the limited space in the cottage, but made do. Delighted with the apapane bird (red and black Hawaiian songbird) that perched on our window and sang to us every morning! Enjoyed exploring the beautiful garden grounds, the hot tub and seeing Noble the rabbit. Very convenient to get to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park--viewed the amazing glow from the crater at night, drove the Chain of Craters road all the way, hiked to the Petroglyphs, and saw rainbows and high surf at the end of the road. Amazing views!

Small and very cozy place with lots of love

4.8 on March 11, 2016

If you are looking for something that is very serene, created with lots of love and thoughtfulness about every detail – this is the place to be. There is a art gallery and cafeteria on the property, but at night you will be all by yourself at this very cute cottage in the middle of a mysterious garden. We were pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful flower bouquet, fruit basket and even freshly baked banana bread at our arrival. Then we continued discoveries of anything we could possible need or want: coffee, teas, yogurt and milk in the fridge, spices and oil in case if you decide to cook, toiletries, books (if a place has a Little Prince on the shelf – it speaks a volume to me!), old movies, flashlights, and the list goes on… Jacuzzi under the stars after long day at the Volcano National park – what can be better? I wish we could have a chance to meet with the owner artist (you can find his works at the gallery on the premises and Volcano Art Center as well) Ira Ono and thank him personally. Maybe next time…

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Rooms & Rates

Volcano Artist Cottage

Romantic guest cottage on the property of a historic garden in Volcano Village just outside the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

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Location Type

Volcanoes National Park, Island, Mountains, Rainforest, Tropical


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 26 miles

Directions to property:

If arriving from Kona: Kona airport (KOA) is about a 2 hour drive to Volcano Village. After leaving the airport turn right onto Highway 11. Take 11 through the towns of Kailua Kona, Captain Cook, and down through South Point continuing on through Na'alehu and Pahala. After awhile you will begin to see signs for Volcanoes National Park. You will go past the Park entrance and will immediately see a sign for Volcano Village. Continue past the sign and turn left onto Wright Road. Turn right at the stop sign and pass dead end sign. Volcano Garden Arts and Artist Cottage will be a quarter mile down the road on your left hand side. From HILO: This route will take about 30 minutes. Take Highway 11 south and as you approach Volcano you will see a sign for Volcano Village, Wright Road. Turn RIGHT onto WRIGHT ROAD. Go half a block and turn right again onto OLD VOLCANO ROAD. We are on this road at 19-3834 OLD VOLCANO ROAD. Volcano Garden Arts and Volcano Artist Cottage will be a quarter mile down the road on your left hand side. If you are arriving outside our normal hours (10-4 daily)and the main gate is locked, DRIVE PAST THE MAIN GATE ABOUT 50 FEET AND PULL IN FRONT OF THE WOODEN DOUBLE-DOOR GARAGE. THIS IS YOUR PRIVATE PARKING SPACE DURING YOUR STAY IN OUR GUEST COTTAGE. Enter the small unlocked gate to the left of the garage and follow the pathway straight back to your cottage. You will pass the large green building on your left (Volcano Garden Arts gallery). Continue straight a along the path and directly in front of you is the red and white guest cottage. Motion sensor lights will activate for your convenience. We have a lock box outside of the entrance door to the cottage. THE CODE FOR THE LOCK BOX IS "1908", PUSH THOSE NUMBERS SO EACH ONE CLICKS THEN PRESS DOWN ON THE TOP BUTTON TO RELEASE THE KEY INSIDE THE BOX. ONCE INSIDE THERE IS A KEY ON THE DINING TABLE FOR YOUR USE DURING YOUR STAY. Our check in time is between 2-4 PM daily. Check out is 11am.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Sunday Farmers Market 6-10am Cooper Center, Picnic area, Religious Services, University, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Wedding Facilities , Private Hot Tub, Kitchenette, Zen Bathroom, Queen Bed, Natural Foods Cafe on premises, 10% Gallery and Cafe Discount for guests

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Military Camp Bowling/Arcade, Kilauea Military Camp Bowling/Arcade, Kilauea Military Camp Bowling/Arcade, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Service Animals Only
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% of anticipated room rate to hold reservation.
  • Cancellations: All room rates are based on two adults. If you must cancel your reservation, your deposit will be returned minus a 15% processing fee if it is greater than 30 days from your original arrival date. Less than 30 days notice to cancel, but greater than 15 days , 50% of your deposit will be forfeited. For cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to arrival date, your full payment will be forfeited. No refunds or cancellations will be accepted for reservations for Merrie Monarch Festival (right after Easter) and the Volcano Rain Forest Run (usually the 3rd Sat in August). In Hawaii , transient accommodations are subject to a total tax of 13.42% consisting of TAT(Transient accommodation tax) plus GET(General Excise Tax) of 4.16%.
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Ira Ono and Staff

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

one rabbit

About the innkeepers

Originally from New York City, Ira Ono is the Founder/Director of Volcano Garden Arts Gallery located on property. He is an internationally known artist, his work is showcased in the gallery along with over 100 other local artists.

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  • Time Served: Pre stocked in room
  • Serving Location: Guest room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian TakeOut Picnic Lunch

Signature Dish

Vegan Panini Sandwich
Made with Volcano 3-seed bread, homemade hummus, artichoke and tomato. Served with our homemade soup of the day and fresh organic local greens with a choice of 3 house dressings we make fresh.

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