Even those of us who call Hawai’i Island home need a vacation sometimes! If you need a getaway, but you only have three days off from work, it might be time for a staycation. If you actually have some vacation days you need to use, but you just don’t feel like dealing with the hassle of hopping on a plane, then you might be overdue for a staycation. And if you live in Kailua-Kona and you want to escape the heat of October and the crowds of Ironman, then you definitely need a staycation!

And what better place to cool off and chill out in peace than Volcano, HI? It’s only 82 miles from Kona, but you’ll feel like you’re on a different island! October in Volcano means sunny days (with the occasional rain shower that makes our rainforest so vibrant) and crisp nights.

Instead of fighting traffic on Ali’i Drive, you could schedule a petting zoo tour and be holding a baby goat at the Lili House Farm. Instead of standing in a long line at the grocery store, you could start your Sunday shopping for an abundance of produce, handcrafted goods, and homegrown food at the Volcano Farmers Market and then head to the Volcano Art Center to tour the native rainforest, explore the outdoor sculpture garden, and see handcrafted artwork of more than 230 local artists. 

Photo Credit: J. Wei/Courtesy of National Park Service

You could easily trade in sitting in traffic on the Queen Kaʻahumanu for hiking in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and gazing at a red hot lake of lava. And doesn’t dining at the Ohelo Cafe or Cafe Ono, and wine tasting at Volcano Winery (the southernmost winery in the U.S.) sound better than long waits at Kona’s restaurants?

Don’t get us wrong, we love those epic Kona Coast sunsets, but sometimes we just need to bask in the glow of erupting Kīlauea’s lava. And at Volcano Heritage Cottages, you can relax in peace and quiet, far away from the hustle and bustle of Ironman. With the heat of West Hawai’i behind you, you can curl up with a good book in front of the gas fireplaces at Tutu’s Place or the Ola’a House

Maybe you’re seeking some rest and relaxation, but you don’t want to break the bank or take a ton of time off. Or perhaps you’ve been so busy with work and family that you barely have time to enjoy all that life on Hawai’i Island has to offer. If this sounds like you, might we suggest a Volcano staycation? 

Tutu's Place exterior

Our historic cottages are conveniently located in Volcano Village, just minutes away from Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and worlds away from the noise and crowds, so book your Big Island staycation today!