Hawaiian Lifestyle awaits you in this 113 year old notched Ohia log cabin located one mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a rustic
hideaway honeymoon house, in a lush, native forest; a mix of old charm+modern
conveniences, Wifi & a wood stove.
113 year old notched Log Cabin in the middle of the rainforest, 1 mile from Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.
There is a King Size Memory Foam Bed in the Master and a Queen in the Loft Bedroom and Cable TV in Living Room & Master Bedroom.
Full Bath Main Level and a "throne" and corner sink on upper level for middle of the night business.
The kitchen is very well equipped, right down to a coffee bean grinder and a French Press as well as a regular coffee pot.
Gas stove, though oven does not work; therefore we have an oversized toaster oven big enough to roast a small chicken!
There is a woodburning stove. Wood is provided for your stay. The entire Village of Volcano gets their water by catchment tanks in each yard. As we are in the middle of a rainforest and these tanks are not hermetically sealed, and can't be, we therefore supply bottled water to insure good health for anything you may ingest, like water for making coffee, brushing teeth, steaming veggies and the like. Some may find this inconvenient but this is part village life in Volcano, and there is always plenty of bottled water at your service!
We are conscientious about water conservation due to the catch systems, but there is plenty in the tank to be able to shower and handle daily needs.
A few good restaurants nearby as well as a general store right across the road!
With a mile of the National Park, hiking opportunities R endless.
There are also a few wonderful art galleries, including Volcano Garden Arts which serves lunch at Cafe Ono and sit in the beautiful sculpture lined garden.
Minimum at Christmas is 10 days.
We provide drinking water and want you to use it for anything you ingest as the water in the house lines are from a catch system.
If you are going to open a window, use the short screens that are provided on each floor of the Cabin. Sorry, no pets and no smoking inside the Log Cabin, outside OK
We do ask that if you make a fire, be sure the door to the wood stove is securely locked before heading up to bed. If you leave the door to the kitchen closed the Cabin gets very toasty!
We had the opportunity to stay in the rustic log cabin when we visited the Big Island during a 3 day weekend and had a wonderful time. Our 4 year old son was excited to be sleeping in "the tree house" and he enjoyed helping me build fires in wood burning stove in the mornings to warm up the house. The house was within walking distance to a local cafe and a small market just in case you need some essentials. We were very short drive to Volcano National Park and about a 30 min drive from downtown Hilo.
I would recommend that you bring some sweatpants or long pajamas as it will be brisk in the morning. Also you might want to consider bringing some sneakers or hiking shoes. I try to wear slippahs everywhere, but you might find it a challenge to do so on some of the trails or if you decide to walk the lava fields. Our host Cynthia was very accommodating and helpful with suggestions on nearby restaurants and things to see. However, we did run into a situation where we ran out of water, despite our conservation efforts. Luckily there were several 5 gallon bottles available for use. Cynthia was quick to help resolve the water issue but I will tell you that running out of water is no fun when you have to deal with bathroom issues. Be sure to check to see if there is a full tank of water before you visit.
Overall this place was great and the experience was awesome. We have some good memories and some laughs that will make this trip memorable.
If you're looking for a 'cabin in the wood', 2 miles away from the Volcano national park with a very unique mod, this house is exactly what you're looking for !
The place is big enough to welcome a family, the kitchen is well equipped... Only the shower has a little lack of pressure and the water needs to be spared but it's part of the game when you're so far from a city.
Cynthia was careful and easy to reach if you have any trouble or question.
We stayed here for almost a week and it was a pleasure to enjoy the fireplace at night and a quiet place to rest to be ready for the next adventure on big island.
A great escape and so close to the National Park. Rustic and cozy. It was full of charm and looking outside from the kitchen door is a view I will never forget. Beautiful peaceful cabin!
What a wonderful 100+ year old cabin with a cozy fireplace! All the amenities you need including wood for the fireplace! Cynthia Rubinstein was extremely accommodating and she even has backup people to call in case anything happens.
Highly recommend this cozy place if you're in for a special cabin in the woods!
I stayed at this log cabin with friends.
An atmosphere is the best and is good to a person wanting to do adventure.
Because it is a mountain, I get cold at night, but there are a fireplace and the blanket, and there cannot be the thing doing inconvenience.
In addition, I want to stay here if I may visit Volcano.
Thank you for the best time.
Cynthia was very responsive and her explanation clear.
The place is out of a fairy tale. Everything was as in the pictures. The oven is not working but the kitchen is really well appointed with plunger and coffee machine, pans...
The bed are heaven.
At night everything is pitch black and the sky is amazing for stargazing.
What we did from the Log Cabin:
We landed in Hilo, shopped at Island Naturals then headed to the Log Cabin.
My husband went running the Kilauea Iki Trail in the morning as it is only 5 min drive away and we spent 2 days exploring the NP.
Day 1 - Volcano NP, Kilauea Iki Trail is great with kids, easy if you do it really early in morning or after 3pm. Byron ledge was our second favorite. Between 10am and 2:30pm at least it is way to hot to walk.
Crater chain road is nice and the view is spectacular.
Go to the Jagger Musuem at night after diner was another great treat to see the lava reflect it s glow on the smoke.
Day 2 - Drove to Kalapana, walk to the beach then headed to the Kapoho tide pools, road is beautiful. Lava tree area was close as the tide pools so enquire before.
Day 3 - We drove to Kealakekua Bay for a lunch on the grass starting by an early stop at Black sand beach where we spent time watching the turtle and then went to Green sand beach. We didn't walk or either paid to go to green sand beach just went down to the beach on the right side after the parking and found some olivine sand. Then we went to the amazing jump spot on the cliff at the southern point it was awesome. The return from Kealakekua Bay around 4pm was gorgeous with the light.
All of this better with early start.
We could have honestly stay for longer.
We had a great stay at the log cabin, everything is like in the pictures, but you only get the real feeling of this place once you step through the threshold!
We were supposed to be there during the hurricane Iselle, but fortunately Cynthia and I managed to change the dates of the stay to arrive after the hurricane!
Volcano is definitely a must-do in a trip to Hawaii, and we won't forget this place. It's just a 5 minutes drive to the national park entrance, easy to visit it first during the day and then at night to see the crater, and the amazing sky.
Our kids loved the house and didn't want to leave!!!
Iʻm a Realtor and Property Manager from Kailua Oahu. I purchased The Log Cabin in 1990 and have been itsʻ caretaker ever since. It is the Only Authentic Notched Log Cabin in the State of Hawaii and is on the State Historic Register.
As it now has all of the modern conveniences we all love, it really is the Best of Both Worlds!