Six Fun Facts about Hawai’i Island’s Volcanoes

By |2022-01-13T08:19:29+00:00January 13th, 2022|

With a deeper understanding of Hawaii’s volcanoes, we can all safely explore and enjoy Kīlauea, Mauna Loa, and beyond! And since January is Volcano Awareness Month, it’s the best time of year to learn more about the 6 (yes, six!) volcanoes on the Big Island!

Top Gift Ideas Inspired by the Best of Hawai’i Island

By |2021-12-21T19:11:56+00:00December 20th, 2021|

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Find the best gifts on the Big Island right here in Volcano Village! Keep reading for Volcano Heritage Cottages’ top gift ideas inspired by the talented individuals and businesses that call Volcano, Hawai’i home!

Hawai’i Island’s Unique Ahupua’a and Diverse Districts

By |2021-12-10T22:01:59+00:00December 10th, 2021|

In ancient Hawai’i, the Hawaiians followed a land division system involving the ahupua’a. Working with nature’s rhythms, the ahupua’a allowed them to share knowledge and resources, from the top of the mountain down to the ocean. Find out what became of the ahupua’a, what the districts of Hawai’i Island are today, and what makes each one unique!

Celebrating Makahiki, the Hawaiian New Year Festival

By |2021-11-18T07:30:43+00:00November 18th, 2021|

The harvest season is on the horizon and preparations for the ancient Hawaiian New Year festival have begun! Makahiki is more than just a holiday - It’s an entire season dedicated to honoring the Hawaiian god Lono and celebrating the harvest with rest, feasting, games, and more!

The Recovery Story of Hawaii’s Revered ‘Alalā

By |2021-11-13T06:00:18+00:00November 13th, 2021|

The ‘alalā, or Hawaiian crow, arrived in Hawai'i before humans settled here. And now they're relying on us to help them survive and thrive. Read more about how the ʻAlalā Project is restoring these native crows to the wild and how we can all be part of their recovery story!

Crossing Paths with Madam Pele’s White Dog

By |2021-10-29T06:28:51+00:00October 20th, 2021|

Madam Pele has taken up residence in Kīlauea Volcano once more, and Halemaʻumaʻu crater’s lava lake isn’t the only proof of her presence. For over a century, many claim to have encountered her white dog days before an eruption. You can read more about some of our favorite tales of Pele’s dog in today’s blog!

See Erupting Kīlauea in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

By |2021-10-29T06:28:23+00:00October 10th, 2021|

Kīlauea is erupting again and the plumes of steam and glow of the lava lake can once more be seen in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park! Witnessing the volcano’s eruption is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you can enjoy safely. Here we share our favorite viewpoints for seeing the eruption, how to stay safe while visiting the park and more!

Enjoy Country Living, Island Style at the Lili House Farm

By |2021-09-21T22:01:11+00:00September 21st, 2021|

If you’re on Hawai’i Island and want to reconnect with nature, schedule a petting zoo tour at the Lili House Farm, a family farm in the agricultural area of Volcano. With over 100 animals - cows, turkeys, chickens, tortoises, bunnies, cute baby dwarf goats, sheep, a donkey named Arthur, a Peking duck flock, Kune Kune pigs, and more - there is an abundance of opportunity to feed animals, pet them, and learn during your visit to Lili House!

Learn About the Island’s Plantation History at Hawai’i Plantation Museum

By |2021-09-08T22:15:31+00:00September 10th, 2021|

Hawai'i has a rich plantation history and our very own Ola’a House has deep ties to what was once Hawai’i Island’s largest sugar plantation.  Read more about how the home of the Ola'a Sugar Company's manager became Volcano's Ola’a House, and discover how one man's vision for creating a place for showcasing historic artifacts and highlighting Hawai’i’s multicultural heritage became the Hawaii Plantation Museum.

Fall in Love with Volcano at the Experience Volcano Festival 2021

By |2021-08-06T20:00:50+00:00August 10th, 2021|

A celebration of the diverse culture, people, and traditions of Volcano, HI, the Experience Volcano Festival kicks off with the O’hia Lehua Half Marathon and 5k on August 14th. This is just the beginning of all the activities that the festival features - Check out the food, music, art, activities, culture, nature, and more!

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