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March 20, 2013 | By Terry Gardner
Travelers can sneak a peek at the renovated Volcano House with this deal before the historic property's official reopening in June. The deal: The Volcano House's introductory Pardon our Dust rate offers discounts on both hotel rooms and Namakanipaio Campground cabins.  Each of the available remodeled Crater View rooms costs $200 per night (excluding tax).  Each of the 10 newly refurbished Namakanipaio Cabins costs $55 per night (excluding tax). The historic hotel closed for remodeling in 2010, and the National Park Service and the concessionaire have spent more then $6 million in seismic upgrades, safety improvements and renovations.
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September 6, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Visitors to Volcano House on Hawaii's Big Island can learn about the unique history of its oldest inn through a new tour being offered by park rangers starting Friday (today). Volcano House , on the edge of the active Kilauea volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park , has welcomed visitors from around the world since a modest grass hut was erected on the site in 1846. Guests have included writers Robert Louis Stevenson and Mark Twain. Rangers will lead visitors on one-hour walking tours each day starting at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. The walk includes a stop at a replica of the original inn before moving on to the more substantial Volcano House built in 1877.
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May 10, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Volcano House , uniquely located on the edge of the active Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii , has reopened after a multimillion-dollar restoration by its new owners. The hotel sits within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park . It is located just across Crater Rim Drive from the visitor center. There has been lodging on the site since 1846, when a grass hut was built to house visitors to the volcano. Among its famous former guests were American writer Mark Twain, British author Robert Louis Stevenson and French microbiologist Louis Pasteur.
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May 10, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Volcano House , uniquely located on the edge of the active Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii , has reopened after a multimillion-dollar restoration by its new owners. The hotel sits within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park . It is located just across Crater Rim Drive from the visitor center. There has been lodging on the site since 1846, when a grass hut was built to house visitors to the volcano. Among its famous former guests were American writer Mark Twain, British author Robert Louis Stevenson and French microbiologist Louis Pasteur.
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August 15, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Author Mark T wain slept here -- in 1866. "The surprise of finding a good hotel at such as outlandish spot startled me, considerably more than the volcano did," Twain wrote. He was describing the dramatic setting of the Volcano House, a 19th-century hotel that started life as a grass shack overlooking the Kilauea caldera on the island of Hawaii. Now Volcano House and 10 camping cabins in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that have been closed since 2010 will partly reopen Saturday. The National Park Service announced Tuesday that it had signed a 15-year contract with the Hawaii Volcanoes Lodge Co. to renovate and refurbish the lodgings that include the 32-room hotel and the cabins at Namakanaipalo Campground.
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December 12, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
WHERE AM I? Well lighted and high up This man is changing a lightbulb in one of the country's best-loved national parks. (Bring on the ranger jokes.) This fancy lamp hangs in a signature park hotel, well above sea level, somewhere west of the Mississippi and east of the Ginza (in Tokyo). But which hotel is it, in which park? (Hints: The park was founded in 1890. The hotel opened in 1927 and was used as a Navy hospital during World War II.) Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, Calif.
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April 11, 2013 | By Jay Jones
A California teenager is lucky to be alive, officials say, after falling 25 feet down a scorchingly hot crack in the Earth's surface at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii . Rescuers were summoned shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday to a steam vent between the Kilauea Visitor Center and the Volcano House hotel , not far from the park's main entrance. The 15-year-old boy from San Rafael, who was not identified, fell into the crack while trying to leap over the protective railing that's intended to keep visitors away from the hole.
NEWS
September 6, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Visitors to Volcano House on Hawaii's Big Island can learn about the unique history of its oldest inn through a new tour being offered by park rangers starting Friday (today). Volcano House , on the edge of the active Kilauea volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park , has welcomed visitors from around the world since a modest grass hut was erected on the site in 1846. Guests have included writers Robert Louis Stevenson and Mark Twain. Rangers will lead visitors on one-hour walking tours each day starting at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. The walk includes a stop at a replica of the original inn before moving on to the more substantial Volcano House built in 1877.
TRAVEL
April 26, 2009 | Christopher Reynolds
The best arguments for visiting Hawaii's Big Island have always been elemental -- fiery volcanoes, trade winds raking black-lava badlands, jungle waterfalls draining down to beaches of many colors, rainbows as common as foreclosures in California's high desert. But this year there's also a new chapter in the tale of two remarkable hotels. One, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, sprawls with 258 rooms on a perfect crescent beach at the northwestern end of the island.
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April 9, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Elevated sulfur dioxide levels from Kilauea volcano and a change in wind direction forced 2,000 people to evacuate Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. The park was closed, and those at campgrounds and the Kilauea Military Camp, as well as the guests and staff at the 42-room Volcano House hotel, were told to leave, Chief Ranger Talmadge Magno said. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency also recommended evacuations of five nearby communities. The volcano is venting sulfur dioxide from Halemaumau Crater.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Jay Jones
A California teenager is lucky to be alive, officials say, after falling 25 feet down a scorchingly hot crack in the Earth's surface at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii . Rescuers were summoned shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday to a steam vent between the Kilauea Visitor Center and the Volcano House hotel , not far from the park's main entrance. The 15-year-old boy from San Rafael, who was not identified, fell into the crack while trying to leap over the protective railing that's intended to keep visitors away from the hole.
NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Terry Gardner
Travelers can sneak a peek at the renovated Volcano House with this deal before the historic property's official reopening in June. The deal: The Volcano House's introductory Pardon our Dust rate offers discounts on both hotel rooms and Namakanipaio Campground cabins.  Each of the available remodeled Crater View rooms costs $200 per night (excluding tax).  Each of the 10 newly refurbished Namakanipaio Cabins costs $55 per night (excluding tax). The historic hotel closed for remodeling in 2010, and the National Park Service and the concessionaire have spent more then $6 million in seismic upgrades, safety improvements and renovations.
TRAVEL
December 12, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
WHERE AM I? Well lighted and high up This man is changing a lightbulb in one of the country's best-loved national parks. (Bring on the ranger jokes.) This fancy lamp hangs in a signature park hotel, well above sea level, somewhere west of the Mississippi and east of the Ginza (in Tokyo). But which hotel is it, in which park? (Hints: The park was founded in 1890. The hotel opened in 1927 and was used as a Navy hospital during World War II.) Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, Calif.
NEWS
August 15, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Author Mark T wain slept here -- in 1866. "The surprise of finding a good hotel at such as outlandish spot startled me, considerably more than the volcano did," Twain wrote. He was describing the dramatic setting of the Volcano House, a 19th-century hotel that started life as a grass shack overlooking the Kilauea caldera on the island of Hawaii. Now Volcano House and 10 camping cabins in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that have been closed since 2010 will partly reopen Saturday. The National Park Service announced Tuesday that it had signed a 15-year contract with the Hawaii Volcanoes Lodge Co. to renovate and refurbish the lodgings that include the 32-room hotel and the cabins at Namakanaipalo Campground.
TRAVEL
April 26, 2009 | Christopher Reynolds
The best arguments for visiting Hawaii's Big Island have always been elemental -- fiery volcanoes, trade winds raking black-lava badlands, jungle waterfalls draining down to beaches of many colors, rainbows as common as foreclosures in California's high desert. But this year there's also a new chapter in the tale of two remarkable hotels. One, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, sprawls with 258 rooms on a perfect crescent beach at the northwestern end of the island.
TRAVEL
July 16, 2006
"THE independently owned London Bridge Hotel has 138 air-conditioned rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms and Internet access. It is in the Southwark area, situated opposite the London Bridge station. It's near the Globe Theatre, the Tower of London and the footbridge to St. Paul's Cathedral." Doubles from $179. London Bridge Hotel, 8-18 London Bridge St., London, SE1 9SG; 011-44-20-7855-2200, www.londonbridgehotel.com. TERESA BARTH Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.
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March 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Visitors are flocking to witness the spectacular eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano despite summit explosions, toxic fumes and partial closures at the national park. Nearly 9,000 people a day are touring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on average this year, a 2.5% increase over last year, when the volcano's 25-year eruption was much more peaceful, said Cindy Orlando, the park's superintendent. "Everybody's coming.
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