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!

Celebrate Fresh Fruit & Veggies Month at the Volcano Farmers Market

By |2021-06-22T05:27:47+00:00June 22nd, 2021|

Grab your baskets and reusable bags and start your Sunday at the Volcano Farmers Market on Hawai'i Island - An abundance of produce, handcrafted goods, and homegrown food await!

The Iconic Story of Hawaii’s ʻOhiʻa Lehua

By |2021-05-09T00:17:50+00:00May 9th, 2021|

April showers bring May flowers, but according to a Hawaiian story, it’s the ʻōhiʻa lehua’s flowers that bring showers. Read more about origins of this belief, the iconic ʻōhiʻa’s intrinsic part in Hawaiian culture, and what we can all do to protect these endemic trees.

Find Fossilized Footprints in Hawaii’s Ka’u Desert

By |2021-03-19T23:11:39+00:00March 19th, 2021|

The Ka’ū Desert is located in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. It’s a remote area with little foot traffic, lots of mesmerizing landscape, and some mysterious footprints. Read more about hiking the Kaʻū Desert Trail to the Kamakai'a Hills, taking the Maunaiki Trail to the Twin Pit Craters, and a rugged trail that leads to Pele’s hair.

Spark Creativity and Make Memories at the Volcano Art Center

By |2021-03-08T21:58:12+00:00March 8th, 2021|

The Volcano Art Center is at the heart of Volcano Village, an artist's community on Hawaii Island. Nestled within the Niaulani Rain Forest, the Center operates a thriving fine arts gallery that showcases the handcrafted artwork of more than 230 local artists. Tour the native rainforest, explore the outdoor sculpture garden, or take a class at the Center’s Hale Ho’omana!

Albert & Lorna’s Favorite Romantic Destinations for Unique Dates in Hawai’i:

By |2021-02-14T18:31:19+00:00February 14th, 2021|

When it comes to a romantic evening, you can’t go wrong cuddling up in front of the fire at Tutu’s Place or the Ola’a House. The next time you visit the Big Island with your sweetheart, be sure to check out Lorna and Albert's other top picks for romantic destinations and unique dates in Hawai’i, including wine tasting, horseback riding, and more!

Work Remotely from Charming Cottages in Volcano, Hawaii

By |2021-01-29T05:28:02+00:00January 29th, 2021|

Working remotely comes with flexibility and the freedom to work from anywhere, including Hawai’i Island. So if you have been working remotely, why not take advantage of this newfound freedom and spend a week or two working in a new setting, like Volcano's lush rainforest on the Big Island.

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