Friday, June 08, 2007

Big Island - Our cabin in Volcano Town

Our first two nights on the Big Island, we stayed in a cabin located a mile outside of Volcanoes National Park. We found this cabin on, and it was our first experience renting from the website. We wanted an economical choice that was close to the Volcano, and this cabin fit the bill. We looked at the photos online, and figured it would suit our needs. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much more than a suitable place to sleep.

When we arrived, we weren’t prepared for how charming the cabin would be. The photos we had seen did not do the place justice at all. The cabin was immaculate, with high ceilings and hard wood flooring and finishes. It had recessed lighting all over highlighting the different features and decor. There was a gas fireplace that provided heat during the chilly mountain nights. They also had a nice deep tub for soaking sore muscles after hiking over lava all day.

Behind the cabin was a covered porch with benches. We sat out here to have our coffee in the morning while enjoying the lush tropical surroundings. The property is completely secluded and surrounded by woods, with plenty of large windows to showcase the natural beauty. If you’re planning a trip to the Big Island and are looking for accommodations near the Volcano, we highly recommend this place.

Looking towards front door and foyer from kitchen. The entire cabin had tons of track and recessed lighting everywhere:


Living area with gas fireplace, which we used at night because it gets really cold here in the mountains (high 40s). The doors lead out to the back porch area:

Dining table overlooking the forest view:

View of bedroom from living area, with large bay picture windows with views of the forest:

Bathroom with dual basins, large soaking tub and separate shower:

Back porch, where we enjoyed our coffee in the mornings while overlooking the tropical forest:

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