WHERE TO STAY
$ inexpensive under $100
$$ moderate $100-$175
$$$ expensive $175-$250
$$$$ splurge--$250 and up
Crater Rim Cabin. Lovely one-bedroom cabin in Volcano. $$; 2-night minimum; craterrimcabin.com
Kilauea Lodge. Rooms and cottages in a beautifully renovated YMCA camp from 1938. $$; kilauealodge.com
Home rentals. A number of private homes and cabins are available to rent in Volcano. Rental agencies include Hawaii Volcano Rentals ($$; hawaiivolcanorentals.com); Hawaii Volcano Vacations ($$; hawaiivolcanovacations.com); Volcano Places ($$$; volcanoplaces.com); and the Chalet Kilauea Collection ($$; volcanohawaii.com).
WHERE TO EAT
Kilauea Lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner; fanciest dining option in the area. $$$; 19 3948 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano; 808/967-7366.
Lava Rock Cafe. Sandwiches and coffee. $; 19 3972 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano; 808/967-8526.
Thai Thai. Yes, Thai—what else?—and very good. $$; closed Wed; 19 4084 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano; 808/967-7969.
Volcano Golf and Country Club. Good burgers and weekend breakfast. $; 99 1621 Pi‘i Mauna Dr., Volcano; 808/967-7331.