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Aloha Junction Bed & Breakfast

19-4037 Olapalapa Road P. O. Box 91, Volcano, Hawaii 96785
Innkeeper(s): Robert & Susan Hughes
  • Aloha!

    The Aloha Junction Bed and Breakfast Inn is located just a few minutes from the entrance to Hawaii Volcano National Park. If you are looking for accommodations near Hawaii's number #1 attraction - the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - such as a Volcano hotel, a guest house, lodge or motel, then please consider staying with us at the Aloha Junction Bed and Breakfast Inn, in Volcano Village, Hawaii 96785.

    We pride ourselves by offering you good value, reasonable rates and satisfying breakfasts at the Aloha Junction Bed and Breakfast Inn. Staying at the Aloha Junction will you're your mind to relax and enjoy the spirit Madame Pele without worrying about your wallet.

    We welcome everyone from hikers, bikers, motor-cycles to bird watchers, volcanologists, marathoners or residents from all over Hawaii. We welcome families, one night stays or longer and are pet friendly. So why endure the discomforts of camping or sharing a room in a hostel? Here you can stay up late viewing recent lava flows and come back to comfort is much shorter time than it would take if going back to Hilo or Kona.

    We are very easy to find, just 2 houses behind the Volcano Village Post Office. The weather is cool here at 4000 foot elevation - it is considered a mountain rain forest and is frequently cool and misty. (So bring socks and a jacket.)

    Please remember us at the Aloha Junction Bed and Breakfast in Volcano Village, on the Big Island of Hawaii, zip code 96785 - where we take care of your lodging needs personally in comfort, style and affordability.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Susan and Robert Hughes for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Travelers who are looking for a promotion, summer special, and modestly priced B&B for 1-2 days can enjoy staying at the Aloha Junction. Our B&B is known for its great breakfast, spacious rooms and proximity to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We pride ourselves in serving fresh, hot n' healthy breakfasts along with large rooms with modern conveniences such as WIFI.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    As a small inn, we enjoy responding to each guest as they arrive and can accommodate each guest's preferences. For example, we can cook and bake for vegetarian and vegan guests, as well as those who have lactose-free and gluten-free dietary restrictions. We are a place of unique beauty, with little surprises like our beautiful orchids and the historical nature of this old house. But mostly we love the cool & quiet 4000' altitude, the mystique that Madame Pele brings to this area, and the absurd, fun people who live here.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Visiting an exciting yet safe volcano is the #1 attraction on the Big Island of Hawaii. And because the National Park is 30 miles from Hilo or about 3 hours from Kona, the Volcano Village is a great place to spend a night or two to explore this amazing natural wonder. Kilauea has been an active volcano for over 30 years. Volcano provides other activities, such as signing up for one of the events at the Volcano Art Center, golfing, and visiting the winery.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We most often receive compliments about Robert's awesome breakfasts, such as his fresh eggs or scrumptious Macadamia-nut pancakes with a side of fresh-from-the-Farmer's-Market Papayas, made with bananas and a squeeze of lemon. Ymmmm! A recent guest raved that Robert’s breakfast was the best he'd ever had!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Aside from Volcano being home to some of the finest volcanologists in the world, it also is a haven for artists, nature lovers, and people from across the country who are into fitness and the quiet life. However, it is no secret that the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the #1 attraction on the Big Island of Hawaii.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    A four-night stay is a perfect amount of time for exploring the area with both day and night trips in the National Park. One day should definitely be devoted to driving up to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters, catching one of their moves, listening to updates and taking a couple day trips like to Devastation Trail or Thurston's Lava Tube.

    At night, people like to drive up through the Park to Halemaumau and where they'll see its red fiery glow and beautiful stars twinkling down on Mauna Kea. Such a memorable sight! The next day guests could hike across Halemauma, or stop in at the Kilauea Military Camp for a snack or drinks. Some guests prefer guided tours and take a full day for a boat trip to where the lava pours into the ocean. Or they take helicopter tour of the volcano or then visit local shops and historic sites old Hilo town. A day trip to lower Puna might include a trip to Farmer's Market on Sundays or a dip in the "hot ponds" further down the road. When my friends come over we always hit the Mexican restaurant LuQuins for a Margaritas and tacos before coming back home. Hawaii is a wonderful place to explore the outdoors or just enjoy the local tradewinds, ocean/mountain views, fishing or just laying out at the beach.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Yes! Guests can walk over to the Volcano General Store, Post Office, or Volcano Art Center, all of which are located on the same block as our bed and breakfast. They can also just stay on site and walk up and down our long driveway, watch the chickens and geese, or even Jackson chameleons in the backyard. A little further down on the next block you will find the Thai-Thai Restaurant, another general store and the Kilauea Lodge.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Our favorite place to take our friends and family is the Thai-Thai Restaurant which provides authentic Thai dishes (as well as the best Mai-tai's on the island!), or the Kilauea Lodge known for their German cuisine. Or, if we just want a convenient way to get a hearty soup, Fresh organic salad, Savory sandwich, Gourmet dessert, or locally grown coffee and tea we go to Café ONO, aka Volcano Garden Arts.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Travelers should check out updates from the National Park Service (NPS) at http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/index.htm, as well as the information and links on our "Local Attractions" page at  Local Attractions.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 4 spacious guest rooms with different combinations of king, king/queen; double/double, queen/queen. We are nice; we are fair. No "drip pricing." We include in our rates free WIFI, free parking, and free hot breakfast.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, but not too frequently - mainly from island guests wanting to get out of the hot Kona sun!

  • Our Guest House

    Our a newly renovated 1925 plantation-style, house has been lovingly transformed into 4 spacious suites each with its own private bathrooms, private entrances, shared lanai, and spacious living and dining rooms.

    You will be pleased to discover that Robert, your friendly and knowledgeable innkeeper, is available day and night to greet you, show you around, cook, and answer questions. He'll even come over when the power goes out or when you blow a fuse when too many appliances are on at the same time - "Yes, it could happen!"

    Staying at the Aloha Bed and Breakfast Inn will provide you with that unique and personalized travel experience you've been seeking - all with attention to care, quality and a local touch. Imagine eating and sleeping on one of the world's most active (and safest) drive-in volcanoes on toop Kilausea volcano, just outside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There's no better way to find out than by making your reservations right now!

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is usually served around 8 AM each day. So get ready for a feast of the senses! While you're helping yourself to that first cup of coffee, beautiful Hawaiian music will be playing in the background. Other guests will join you as you congregate towards the fireplace and "talk story" about your adventures and exchange advice.

    By then you'll be ready to be served your first course - yummmmm, like our popular "Papaya Boat" loaded with local bananas and fresh squeezed lemons. Robert makes sure nobody goes away from the table hungry!

    That will be followed by the "dish of the day" - anything from Macadamia-nut & Blueberry pancakes, to eggs and hash brown, and always a sausage or two.

  • Activities in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    After Dark in the Park

    • Special Speaker Presentations
    • Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
    • Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium
    • Park entrance fees apply

    Must See!

    If you have only one to three hours, explore the summit of Kilauea volcano known as Halema'uma'u crater via Crater Rim Drive. Here you will find activitely gushing molten lava inside caldera. Beyond the Volcano Observatory /Jaggar Museum the road is closed due to volcanic activity in Halema'uma'u crater.

    More time to site see?

    If you have four to five hours, you may also explore the East Rift and coastal area of the Park via Chain of Craters Road. This road descends 3,700 feet in 20 miles and ends where a 2003 lava flow crossed the road. Lava flow activity is always changing. Check at the Kilauea Visitor Center for the most current information. No food, water, or fuel is available along the Chain of Craters Road.

    Explore the Park by Foot

    Hikers will find an abundance of trails to satisfy their curiosity. Day hikes offer great adventures for visitors who wish to explore beyond the roadways.

    Kilauea Summit Trails

    • Crater Rim
    • Waldron Ledge
    • Iliahi (Sandalwood)
    • Kilauea Iki
    • Devastation Trail
    • Kipukapuaulu
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