4 october 2018 |
Volcano Village Lodge presents a peaceful
retreat in the rainforest
the fi ve secluded cottages
at Volcano Village lodge are
nestled amid tropical gardens,
native ‘ohia trees and giant tree
ferns. Pictured: the customdesigned
Mauna Kea hale
features open-beam ceilings,
French doors and private deck.
orn and raised in Volcano Village,
innkeeper Pua Norris loves sharing
her knowledge and passion about
her hometown with guests at
Volcano Village Lodge.
“It was amazing to grow up in Volcano,” says Pua.
“My siblings and I would always hike and explore.
You become creative and use your imagination
here. Volcano gives you endless possibilities. I feel
blessed to be here.”
Tucked away in the fern-shrouded rainforest
not far from Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park,
the secluded retreat features fi ve cottages
tastefully outfi tted with fi ne furnishings, French
doors and fi replaces. Pua notes that each of the
boutique cottages has its own vibe, whether the
Mauna Kea cottage, which has a writer’s feel
to it, or the Haleakala cottage, a romantic-style
getaway for honeymooners.
“Every cottage has a fi replace,” she says. “It’s so
peaceful here. The energy is amazing. The rain at
night is soothing.”
The lodge’s main lobby was originally a residence.
The previous owner had converted the property
into an artists’ retreat, adding two more rooms
and creating the initial template for an inn. A world
traveler and entertainment industry professional,
current owner Edward Staak purchased the
property in 2011 after learning about it when he
was traveling in South America.