The only hotel inside Volcanoes National Park, where active lava flows are adding between fifteen and twenty acres a year to the Big Island of Hawaii. Overlooking the giant caldera of the active volcano of Kilauea, it’s one of the most dramatic spots on the planet.
Built in 1846, the original native wood and grass structure was replaced by a four-room, wooden frame building in 1866. Today the Volcano House offers thirty-three rooms, a gift shop, dining room, snack bar, and a lounge. It’s the perfect base for exploration of the park, which is open twenty-four hours a day, year-round, including all holidays.