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.
Chris accommodated our requests to receive our luggage which we arranged to send ahead. Very helpful host! Accommodation was very comfortable with an Onsen conveniently located mere steps away. Visits to Onsen were made easy with the towels, slippers and bath soap he provided. He also has a nice new restaurant Winterland near the bus stop. Worth a visit!
Expect what you see and read. We kept reading review after review about Chris's place and people generally get it right.
The property is incredibly well located in terms of access to the skiing and you are right amongst it for food and drink options. You have an Onsen directly opposite the front door. Its a home and thats what exactly it feels like, there was plenty of room for the 6 of us, and with the kitchen, living and family area all in one it made for a great relaxing holiday...even Netflix got a work out from us all. I recommend you ask Chris any questions you have prior to the stay as he was superb in providing options for us. He was instrumental in arranging our ski hire and it was stored on the mountain, a suggestion by Chris and it was worth it weight in gold...particularly after a long day's skiing.
We have skied Japan 4 times now and feel we have had enough experience to rate Chris's place and his role with his family and Jacquie a complete 5 star experience. Cant wait to do it all again.
Thanks Chris, your approach to make sure our stay was memorable was greatly appreciated.