We found that hotel rates in Takayama were on average alot higher than other towns we visited. Country Hotel is no exception and we felt it was expensive for what it offered. The hotel is located directly across Takayama train and bus station which makes it ultra convenient to get in and around the town. However although the hotel was clean and service was ok, it really did not leave much of an impression on us.
The twin room we were given was very very small even for Japanese standard. Although the carpet looked a bit tired, the room was very clean. There was no room to open our weekend luggage, nor tables to place our belongs (most stuff ended up on the floor) and we basically had to climb over the luggage to open the door. The bed was very very firm.
There is a small ensuite bathroom, fridge, kettle and LCD TV with local channels and free internet via Lan cable. There are computers in the lobby (located on the 2nd floor) with free internet.
Check in time is at 3:00 PM and checkout time is 10 AM which makes it a bit awkward, so we ended up checking out at breakfast time. The hotel was very accommodating when we requested to leave our luggage behind.
There is a convenient store directly underneath the hotel. It is about a 7-10 minute walk to the Takayama highstreet, restaurants and the tourist sites.
For a short stay (1-2 nights) I think it is an "ok" option if you just need a place to sleep, but certainly not a suitable option if you plan to stay longer.