Experience the legacy of Aloha. The Volcano House invites you on a journey through our land and culture. Enjoy a different type of vacation, free of modern distractions. One where you share an intimate encounter with an ever-evolving natural landscape. We’re committed to sustainable initiatives including a recycling program, the sourcing of local foods and Environmental Management System certification.

  • Historic photo of Volcano House in the year 1866.
  • Historic photo of a large house at Volcano House.

1846  The original Volcano House is built – a simple one room shelter made of grass and native Ohia wood

1866 A four bedroom wooden structure replaces the original hotel. Notable guests include Mark Twain who recounted his stay in Roughing it: “Neat, roomy, well furnished well kept hotel. The surprise of finding a good hotel at such an outlandish spot startled me, considerable more than the volcano did.”

1904 George “Uncle George” Lycurgus purchases an interest in the Volcano House Company and manages the Volcano House until 1921 when he sells his interest. He subsequently regains the hotel in 1932 and remains the manager until his death in 1960. He was known as the dean of Hawaiian hospitality and dies at the age of 101 after 45 years of direct involvement with the Volcano House

Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bike loan
  • Sleep aid packets
  • Sound machines in rooms
  • Welcome Island mimosas
  • Daily guided tours
  • Lending library
  • Evening cookie service
  • Retail shops & restaurants
  • Board Games
  • Wake up call service

Island Treasures

Volcano House is keeping the art of Hawaii alive with a collection of native arts, jewelry, and crafts made by local artisans. Stop by our gift shop for a token memento of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Gift shop open daily from 8:00am – 9:00pm.