We wanted to stay right in the town of Volcano Village to maximize our time in the park and avoid driving back and forth to Hilo. This house was perfect.
We stayed at Kilauea Garden Cottage for 3 nights. It was very clean and comfortable with a livingroom, well-equipped kitchen (full size fridge/freezer, microwave, coffeepot, stove/oven, pots/pans/dishes), covered lanai, two bedrooms (one with queen bed and the second with a futon), and a large, full bath. The plants in the front and back yard/garden are beautiful. The location was great, close to the small cluster of shops and restaurants in Volcano.
For hiking it was fantastic. We got into the park early in the morning before any crowds came in, and sometimes we ducked back to the cottage for lunch. In the evening we could come back, cook some dinner, then go back into the park easily (~10 minute drive) after dark to watch the glowing crater from Jagger Museum.
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