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“Peace and quiet” 5 of 5 stars
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23 Golf Links Road, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785   |  
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Ranked #1 of 30 Volcano B&B and Inns
Concord, New Hampshire
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We struck a very comfortable balance with the owners. They were helpful, attentive and considerate of our comfort and privacy. Very pretty and comfortable cabin with all necessary conveniences. We enjoyed cooking some dinners and pairing with wine from the nearby Volcano Winery. We like their Symphony wine very well, especially with takeout Pad Thai or Curries from nearby Thai Thai also a favorite. With such close access to the park, we were able to see everything we wanted, including very special experiences, such as the Thurston Lava Tube at night, with no crowds. We also found trips into Hilo, to Mauna Kea Visitor Center and the like to reasonable undertakings from Volcano. Our expectations were high, based on reviews, and they were met or exceeded by our experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The cabin is spacious and includes a bedroom area (the bed was quite firm), living area, full kitchen and bathroom. In addition there is a large garden area to enjoy that goes right up to the edge of the crater. The owner who met us was very friendly and provided advice about the local sights and sounds, which was particularly useful because the National Park (literally next door) was shut at the time. Some food supplies were provided for breakfast, but we had already stocked up at the grocery store. Good place to stay if you want some peace and quiet (there is wi-fi to keep you connected to the rest of the world though!).

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Destin, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were lucky that the ONLY two nights this lovely cabin was available in late November were the two nights we needed! From the moment we arrived to find the whiteboard sign welcoming us with our names and "Aloha!" we knew we were "home." Barry was putting the finishing touches on the inside (cabin is immaculate as others have previously stated), yet he helped us bring our luggage from the car.

He offered us suggestions for dining in the area and tips on visiting the park as well as the local Farmers' Market on Sunday. The cabin is very cozy with a king bed with electric blanket for those chilly nights, and plenty of lighting for reading all of the area guidebooks and maps provided in a large wicker basket. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need for breakfast, including a fruit basket, Kona coffee, tea, milk, cream, eggs, bread, jam, butter, honey and various cereals.

The bathroom is small but very adequate with plenty of towels, paper goods and toiletries.

The grounds are spectacular. You can tell that Barry is passionate about gardening. Barry and Jim live next door and there is an intercom so you can reach them if you have any questions.

We loved their line of soft goods from their business "Tutu Nene" and Barry let us shop in the warehouse which is adjacent to the carport. We took quite a few items home and placed a special order for more to be delivered after the holidays (they were in a backorder situation as their goods are popular with many local stores and museum shops). Tenants receive a 15% discount.

When we checked out we found that we had "lost" our food cooler (it turned up later packed inside another bag) and Barry offered us a Styrofoam cooler left by a previous tenant -- very generous.

We only wish that Barry and Jim were our neighbors at home as they are delightful guys and we really enjoyed them and left feeling that we were friends and not tourists. We highly recommend this B & B to everyone (and we hardly ever stay at B & B's). Thank you to those whose reviews preceded ours for helping us to find this charming place in Volcano!

Tip: The right turn for their private road is just before the Golf Course clubhouse. It actually looks like you're turning into the parking lot. You go a short 1/2 mile on this gravel road. Take it easy as there are plenty of potholes and look for the #23 sign for their driveway. The privacy and peace are well worth it!

We will share photos at a later date - took quite a few! Those already on this website are very accurate.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stayed at the cabin for 3 nights. The cabin is about 10 min drive from Volcano National Park and also served us as a good jump point to visit the Hilo side of the Island. I would also recommend it for exploring the areas south of Kona.

Cabin has full sized fridge, stove, microwave, kettle, toaster, sink and cooking utensils, so if you pick up some groceries on the way, you can prepare your own meals. Inside, it has a kitchen, bathroom, living area and bedroom, so quite spacious for two. It has charm and personality. You won't find a dishwasher or a Jacuzzi tub, but in no way does that take away from the comfortable and cozy environment. And, yes other reviews have mentioned this, but the place scrupulously clean.

Our host was knowledgeable about the area and very willing to share information to improve our vacation to the park and the area in general. We felt welcomed and would recommend this cabin to friends and would hope to return someday ourselves.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed in a lot of B&Bs and hotels all over the world, and this is seriously one of the best places I've ever stayed in. Barry is such a friendly and enthusiastic host, taking time to give us driving directions, recommend good places to eat, and give us sightseeing suggestions. The cabin is immaculately clean and well kept. You feel like you are in someone's home rather than in a vacation rental. Words cannot describe what an amazing find this place is and how comfortable staying here is. I highly recommend it and definitely think it should be #1 in Volcano. I miss it already.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Had a wonderful 4 night stay at this redwood cabin. It was so very comfortable and clean. Barry, our host, obviously cares about the property and he wants you to enjoy the area. The living room had a great collection of books, maps and trail guides for Volcano National Park . Barry is now working on landscaping the grounds. Enjoyed the peacefulness of the grounds as well as the cabin itself. I was able to relax and enjoy. A perfect place to stay if you are in the Volcano area.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This cabin, located just outside of Hawaii Volcanoes NP, is occupied every night of the year, and there is good reason for that. The other reviews summarize the cleanliness and comforts of the cabin and the graciousness of the hosts very well, so I have nothing to add there. The property itself is an excellent place to see some of Hawaii's endemic birds (apapahne and i'iwi), so that was a real plus. When there, be sure to ask to check out their warehouse of wonderful Hawaiian-made gifts. I got a lot of holiday shopping done on site! Hope we will return to the Big I someday, and when we do, we hope to be repeat visitors.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 23 Golf Links Road, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Volcano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Volcano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
Crater Rim Cabin Hotel Volcano
Crater Rim Cabin Volcano, Hawaii

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