Ted and Steve pay very close attention to guests. Very accommodating. Fantastic views at every room. At 8:30 pm October 23rd 2019 Steve drove us 20 minutes drive to the Onsen named Golden Hot Water or Ojon no yu and joined in for a very nice soak in a very peaceful setting. The walk is only 7 minutes and paved but steep climb and very worth it. Fantastic and unique adventure. Fantastic breakfast. Next this morning will be a short kayak trip to the island and shrine that we viewed from our rooms. Sam and Ben Plonski AKA Koi hunters For Laguna Koi Ponds in Laguna Beach California.
The owner, Ted, is extremely friendly and is very passionate about ensuring that you have a wonderful stay with them. His staff are very helpful as well. They offer both western bed and tatami room with futons. We booked a tatami room with futons and it is very spacious for two people. Parking is available on site. Breakfast is buffet style and you can decide on check-in day itself whether you would like to include breakfast during your stay. They are very kind to check with you the time you would be joining breakfast just to make sure they are consistently providing hot food on the table for all guests coming down for breakfast at different timings. This resort is not just a place to stay the night, it is also a great place to stay for outdoor enthusiasts, or for people who just love to experience what Japan's nature has to offer. Many activities are offered by them at a very reasonable price. The paddle boats, for example, are only a few hundred yens to rent if you would like to explore the lake. Whereas, this often cost much more at other places! For night owls, Ted actually offers night time activities as well. They have an activity where they can bring you to have an onsen experience under the stars in the mountains. Ted also has other new projects that he is working on to provide guests with the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful nature Japan has to offer in the coming months. Overall, I think it is a perfect place to come stay with big groups of friends or family.…
Nojiri Lake Resort is a nice hotel in a beautiful location. What really sets it apart, though, are the hosts. Ted and Stephen are full of local knowledge and great tips about things to do, and they are super helpful in facilitating activities. The atmosphere at the hotel is casual, fun, and friendly, and the accommodations are comfortable. Definitely add the breakfast — at 800 yen, it is a great deal. When we were there, they had fresh local produce and breads baked in-house.
Had a great experience at Nojiri Lake Resort. Staff was incredible - personable, always available and incredibly helpful. Ted (owner) and Steve run a first rate operation. The location is terrific with a great lake to boat, swim, and walk around. Nice little restaurants, and great mountain hiking close by. Definitely plan to go back!
We stayed here for a day. There are beautiful rooms with a great look over the lake. The owner is a very kind guy with a lot knowledge about the area. He will give you tips about nice places and restaurants nearby. Worth to visit this hotel!