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Japanese style bed and breakfast in a rural setting. Trade your shoes for a robe and slippers, enjoy a peaceful soak in our spring-fed tub, rest on a high-tech futon with natural linens, and enjoy a traditional, beautifully-presented, multi-dish meal in the morning.
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NTD wrote a review Nov 2020
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My husband and I stayed in November 2020. It was beautiful place. We were very impressed. As soon as we arrived, Yumi-san & Glenn-san welcomed us with hot tea and nice Japanese sweets. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. Spring water bath was very soft and relaxing. Everything was beyond words. We didn't want to go home. Thank you so much for wonderful Japanese omotenashi!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Eve S wrote a review Nov 2020
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I stayed at O gawa shou with my husband and our 13-year-old daughter. We had a wonderful time. The owners are warm and friendly and the inn is a labor of love. Many years ago I stayed at a traditional inn in Japan and this is as close as you can get in the US. When you arrive, your hosts will offer you green tea and Japanese sweets. Our room was lovely, with two easy chairs that look over the traditional garden. We each took turns soaking in the bath and afterwards dressed in the traditional cotton robes for dinner. Dinner--and breakfast the following morning--was delicious, with a series of small dishes, all presented beautifully. My favorite dishes were the lotus root and green bean salad, the sweet potato and carrot tempura, and the mushroom soup (served in an individual teapot). In the morning, we walked around the property and my husband meditated on a bench overlooking the bubbling brook. Our daughter is very interested in Japanese culture and she was in heaven. There are many beautiful nature preserves, farms, and woods to explore nearby. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Mike N wrote a review Jun 2020
Katonah, New York33 contributions6 helpful votes
We were immediately greeted by owners Yumi and Glenn upon our arrival who were attentive to all of our needs throughout our stay. Authentic and gourmet food. Great rooms complete with Japanese robes and authentic Japanese style bath. Nice gardens. A wonderful place to spend a night.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Margaret M wrote a review Mar 2020
Arlington, Massachusetts7 contributions
Hosts Yumi and Glenn have painstakingly created a beautiful inn to share their favorite elements of Japanese design and hospitality. Every room has beautiful corners and alcoves to display art objects or flowers. And the windows look out on trees and a brook. My husband and I loved the breakfast, which included fresh fish, steamed egg, rice, vegetables, miso soup, and a very delicately flavored apple salad. Soaking in the elegant, dark-tiled bath until we felt completely tranquil was wonderful. The best thing, though, was how good we felt for an entire week after we went home. It's easy to relax at O gawa shou.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Claude-Helene M wrote a review Feb 2020
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I booked O Gawa Shou a few months before our anniversary as a surprise for my boyfriend. Barely two weeks before our booked night, an unexpected event required us to reschedule. Glen and Yumi are so very gracious and understanding and rebooking was not a problem at all. They were such a pleasure to deal with from the very start and made our anniversary get away everything we had hoped for. Knowing very little about Japanese culture, we were guided on the wearing of traditional Japanese robes, the proper protocol for baths, and felt comfortable throughout. I highly recommend booking the dinner. Yumi's cooking skills are spectacular - the food was exquisite. The beautiful presentation tried, but couldn't surpass the simplicity and pureness of the flavors - so much better than anything I've ever had at any restaurant, Japanese or otherwise. I lost track of the number of times Glen indicated the ingredients were homegrown ingredients or direct from family in Japan. We also thoroughly enjoyed the bath, soaking away weeks of stress. We have crazy busy schedules and to have the opportunity to escape to such a peaceful, tranquil place, even though for just one night, was such a treat. We look forward to going back when the weather is warm enough to walk through the gardens.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Martin wrote a review Oct 2019
Boston, Massachusetts14 contributions8 helpful votes
Super warm and inviting hospitality + Fantastic Japanese washoku meals + Impressive and clean hot spring bath + Traditional and comfortable tatami rooms + Only 2 rooms and both reasonably priced = Great Value, Must Go. As a foodie family of three, we enjoy experiencing the Japanese culture and its broad variety of cuisines. Unfortunately this is very hard to do in the States, except for in Manhattan, which is usually where we get our fix. Not anymore. Hands down we thought the Japanese dinner served at O gawa shou was better than a meal we had recently at the one Michelin starred Kyo-ya. To be fair, that is a bit of comparing apples to oranges (or washoku to kaiseki in this case), but the overall satisfaction level was undoubtedly higher for all three of us at O gawa shou. Equally delicious was the Japanese breakfast we had. Reminded us of some of the best experiences we had during our last visit to Tokyo. If we could have Yumi's cooking every day, we absolutely would. Aside from the meals, another highlight of our visit was O gawa shou's hot spring bath, which sources natural spring water from the mountains. We were in Beppu (Japan's hot spring town) last year visiting several public and private hot spring bath halls, and we can tell a lot of effort was put to design and construct O gawa shou's authentic-looking hot spring bath. Hot spring bath cleanliness is also a big thing for our family, and O gawa shou certainly did not disappoint. Last but certainly not least, we thought the service was impeccable as well. From greeting us when we parked to the goodbyes upon our departure, we felt warmly welcomed. Glen and Yumi demonstrated Japanese style hospitality at its best - courteous, sincere and warm, but also never intrusive. Their attention to details is also something we noticed and very much appreciated, everything from the rooms to the dinnerware, from meal presentation to cleanliness of the public bath area, etc. A heartfelt thank you to Glen and Yumi for bringing all of this to the North East. Now we can enjoy authentic Japanese hospitality and cuisine without needing to fly 14+ hours to Narita. Words cannot describe how fortunate we feel to have found this place, and we are already looking forward to our next visit to O gawa shou hopefully very soon!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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JoeJTSJoe wrote a review Oct 2019
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma10 contributions14 helpful votes
Despite thinking of how great this trip was so very, very often since we visited this summer, I'm only now getting to writing a review. Just don't know where to start, but I'll try with the food. I've been to Japan, and we had just days earlier tried a super expensive kaseke meal in NYC. This topped it all for a fraction of the price. Yumi's food is fresh, fun, and full of variety. If you are there for multiple days, don't skip out. By the third night, we were excitedly waiting to see what was next. The tea was wonderful, as well. Between the hot baths, outstanding scenery, and relaxing environment - it was the perfect opportunity to relax and unplug. It actually helped reveal to us how burned out we were (in fact, we made a pretty big life decision as a result of the trip). Even if you're not into the Japanese culture specifically, come to get away. It's not that you won't be able to access the outside world - it's that here *you won't want to*. We stayed on the top floor, where we looked out onto their beautiful garden, but the whole home is a treat. Probably the most wonderful surprise was how at home we felt. While Yumi made some of the best food we'd ever tasted, Glenn was so very accommodating during the day. We spent Fourth of July with him at a local brewery and got to check out some of the local sites, thanks to his generous giving of time as a host. That evening, Yumi made special Independence Day-themed Japanese food. So fun! My wife and I quickly reflected that this was easily one of the best vacations we'd ever had. Can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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introvertexplore wrote a review Apr 2019
Bali, Indonesia19 contributions4 helpful votes
Such an exquisite 24 hours spent at this sanctuary in Connecticut. Although it was far away, I really benefited from leaving the city and spending times in this magical place!! So cozy and friendly. I was always too intimidated to stay at a traditional inn in Japan and this was definitely a perfect bridge!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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James D wrote a review Feb 2019
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My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Glen and Yumi’s bed and breakfast. It is an oasis of tranquility in North Granby. From the time we entered their home to the time we left, we were transported to what I imagine a quaint farm house in Japan would be like. The traditional Japanese bath we enjoyed before dinner was relaxiing, as was upstairs room in our Japanese robes. The dinner and breakfast were the highlights of the visit for us. Dinner consisted of a variety of small plates of Japanese food. The highlights for us was the tempura sweet potatoes and chives along with the different types of tofu and chicken hot pot. We definitely will be back for another relaxing night in Noeth Granby.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nikolas W wrote a review Feb 2019
Princeton, New Jersey18 contributions3 helpful votes
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We loved our stay at O gawa shou and highly recommend it to anyone interested in an authentic Japanese B&B experience. We stayed in the upstairs room and ordered the optional dinner (without any food restrictions). The dinner was a culinary masterpiece, and so was the traditional breakfast. We couldn't stop taking photos. Highlights for us were soaking in the traditional onsen while looking out at a snowy meadow, relaxing in the meditation room in the morning, wearing traditional Japanese robes, reclining with a good book on the second floor 'outlook' over the Japanese garden, the comfy tatami/futon beds, the little library of books on Japanese culture, and of course, the food and tea. Despite our short stay, we felt supremely refreshed and relaxed when we departed. Glenn and Yumi are warm, welcoming, and respectful hosts. Thank you for an incredible experience.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about O gawa shou
Which popular attractions are close to O gawa shou?
Nearby attractions include Enders Falls (4.9 miles), Pioneer Valley Live Steamers (4.8 miles), and Art of Lamp (4.9 miles).
Is parking available at O gawa shou?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to O gawa shou?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red's Cafe, Gran-Val Scoop, and Blossoming Acres Putnam Farm.
Are there any historical sites close to O gawa shou?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old New Gate Prison & Copper Mine (7.3 miles).