Authentic Wilderness Cabin at Volcano, Hawaii
Submitted: May 29, 2009
Stayed: May 2009
We stayed two nights at this cabin, my wife and I, in May 2009. It is only a mile from the Park entrance, so it's quite convenient for a visit. It is in the village, but off on a side road that is easy to miss, as this road is lined with old pine trees covered in moss, O'hia trees, 20ft ferns, and peaceful serene surroundings. It is incredibly well appointed, with every piece of cooking utensil you can dream of. Make sure you bring your groceries from Hilo or Kailua though, because things are extremely expensive at the village itself.
The best thing is waking up at sunrise and getting in the skylighted shower. Then go out for a walk along the lane and LISTEN TO THE BIRDS! You will hear, and maybe even see, hundreds of rare birds exclusive to the Hawaiian Islands that can only be found at high elevations, as the cabin sits at about 3500 feet above sea level. These bird species are all threatened, due to encroachment to their natural habitat by invasive species, feral cats, mongooses, rats, mosquitoes etc. that populate the low lands.
There is a wood stove/fireplace, which comes in handy as nights can be chilly at that elevation, and although we had glorious weather the whole time we were there, that is not typical, as this is a rain forest environment.
We live in the Yukon, in Canada, and this was a lot like coming home for us, as the log cabin looks strangely like the ones in and around Dawson City and the Klondike. Same era, I suppose: the Klondike Gold Rush happened in 1898 and died out by 1901. I wouldn't be surprised that some of the folks that went to the Klondike and didn't get rich, which was about 99%, ended up moving to the Hawaii next in search of fortune, fame and adventure.
If you are a lover of Mother Nature, this is for you!
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Owner's Response: Dear Jean-Francois,
As you came from so far away, more than likely you have not been back since, but this old broad just realized that one can actually respond to a review and just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the review you gave the Log Cabin back in 2009. Here?s hoping you can make another journey to our Paradise Isles and once again, rest well at The Log Cabin.
Warm Aloha, Cynthia
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