An Iconic Location Among Hawaii Island’s Volcanic Landscapes

Imagine a past marked by the insistence for tomorrow, a time of ecological amazement and human survival. Upon the volcanic landscapes in Kau, the Native Hawaiians built villages, temples and trail systems to connect their families to the land for food and spiritual quests. Retrace their steps as you walk along the fossilized footprints left behind inside Volcanoes National Park. Here you’ll explore a relentless landscape, continuously reborn from fierce molten lava flows.


A Day in the Life

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Volcano House Great Room

Hawaii’s Historic Legacy Since 1846

Historic Volcano House, perched on the rim of Kilauea caldera with a view toward Halema’uma’u crater, is the only lodging available inside the park’s mystical landscapes. When you stay at our hotel you’re signing up for an unparalleled experience. Wake up to the sunrise and the sound of rare Hawaiian songbirds. Walk or hike over 150 miles of park trails, over the crater floor, through a lava tube and misty rainforests. Our lodge is a retreat for the body and spirit, offering cozy rooms, breathtaking views and fantastic restaurant in a truly unique setting. Volcano House has received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the year 2014 for consistently receiving excellent traveler reviews.

Discover All There Is To Do At Volcano House

Start your morning with a guided tour or borrow a cruiser bicycle for a ride of a lifetime through Volcanoes National Park. Visit our retail shop offering a curated selection of locally made art and gifts. Dine with the glow of the caldera at The Rim and enjoy live music and handcrafted cocktails at Uncle George’s Lounge.

The Magic of Volcanoes

Volcanoes National Park, located just 30 miles SW of Hilo, is home to one of the most active volcanoes on earth, Kilauea. On your journey through 150 miles of hiking trails you’ll see native plants, birds and some of the most unique terrain within reach. Explore craters, deserts, rainforests, steam vents and even a lava tube on this incomparable adventure.

Namakanipaio Cabins - Exterior

A Unique Camping Experience

Get an even closer look at Volcanoes National Park by staying inside it. Book one of our cabins or rent a tent for an experience like no other in one of the most unique campsites in the world.

Volcano House Hotel Volcano Crater View Guest Room

Retreat to Historic Hotel Rooms

Wake up to stunning volcano views of the Halema’uma’u Crater. Keeping with the lodge’s historic aesthetic, these newly refurbished hotel rooms are the perfect retreat among nature.