Kumanote Bear Den
Amazing in-village location across from a famous natural hot spring, conveniently located to all the village offers, and walking distance to the lifts in Nozawa Onsen.
An amazing BnB! Chris was the best host I could have hoped to have, with helping us from carrying our luggage, suggesting some great food and drink spots, and even helping us drive our cars out of the snow even. The apartment was sparkling clean and styled like a traditional american home. I appreciate how awesome both the BnB and Chris made our trip!
Chris’ place was excellent on all fronts. From first booking nearly 10 months earlier, Chris was on touch and always available to help with all practical matters of our arrival as well as restaurant bookings and ski hire. He also helped organize an instructor last minute which was amazing. We would recommend this place unhesitatingly. Chris and family were excellent hosts who not only have a lovely place in an excellent location but also helped with bookings and all aspects of our stay. A great space for anyone with young children. The beds were so warm and welcoming at the end of a long day skiing. The Apple TV and games as well as the coffee machine for the mornings a great touch. A gem of a place.
Our family had the pleasure of staying at Kumanote - mountain bear for 6 nights in Jan 2018. From the outset of booking our accommodation in August, Chris was extremely helpful in his suggestions and tips for our stay, right down to where to hire ski gear from, restaurant bookings, delivery of luggage & booking transfers.
We were welcomed warmly into our apartment and shown around town. During our stay we did not want for anything. Chris and Jackie were always available to assist with anything we required, at anytime.
The beds were extremely comfortable (a particular highlight for us all after a big day on the slopes), and the in house drying room was a god send. Being located across from a lovely onsen was great to.
We were lucky enough to stay for the fire festival and Chris gave us much insight into where to watch and explain the details.
Thank Chris, we loved our stay and hope to enjoy your hospitality some time soon.