Kuma Lodge (Iiyama City, Nagano)

Kuma Lodge
Madarao, Iiyama City, Nagano
くまロッジ (長野県 飯山市)

Kuma Lodge is a boutique lodge located close to the slopes of Madarao Kogen and offering panoramic views over the resort and snow covered mountains.

Kuma Lodge
Type Lodge / B&B / Pension / Inn
General location A short walk from the slopes of Madarao Kogen
Nearest ski lift Less than 100m
Rooms & capacity 9 rooms
21 guest capacity
Bedding Western style beds
Style of toilets Western style
Bathrooms Some rooms have private bathroom
Tatami mats Yes
Internet access Free Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout accommodation
English speaking? Native English speaking staff are available
Smoking policy All non smoking
Pets policy Pets are not allowed but guide dogs are allowed
Guest Rooms
4 western styled twin / king rooms, some with private balconies or ensuite bathrooms.

2 Japanese Tatami rooms with western mattresses.

3 triple share bedrooms with shared bathrooms.

Extensively renovated in 2016/17, the rooms feature all new furnishings and linen with mattresses oversized for western traveller comfort.

Dining room sits up to 25 guests, relaxing reading or lounge room, spacious basement / games room, ideal for families or friends to enjoy a few drinks - includes multiple seating area’s, ping pong, darts and a flat screen TV.
Kuma Lodge, Iiyama, Nagano
Kuma Lodge, Iiyama, Nagano
Kuma Lodge, Iiyama, Nagano
General Facilities
On-site parking by prior arrangement, free guest WIFI, ski storage / drying room, commercial kitchen, bar fridge in the basement entertaining room, staff on hand 7 days to help arrange day tours, ski lessons and hire, booking restaurants or arranging guest travel.

• Walking distance or short bus ride from grocery stores, restaurants nearby
• Fully-equipped kitchen
• Spacious open plan living room with TV and ping pong table
• A second separate relaxing area
• 5 full bathrooms + multiple separate toilets
• Wireless Internet
• Laundry room with washer/dryer
• Drying room
• Discount lift tickets available

Guide dogs allowed, otherwise no pets please
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All prices are per room per night (single room charges on application).

Bed and breakfast from 20,000 yen to 27,000 yen.

Rates vary depending on room type - please ask for details.

Meals are mostly Western style with some Japanese style food at times.
Payment: Cash
Credit Card (Major credit cards are accepted)
Kuma Lodge is positioned in the heart of Madarao Mountain Resort, offering guests a ski in / out lodge over five spacious levels.

Just metres from the main ski runs and children’s 'magic carpet' area allowing guests to ski almost to the lodge doors. The village shuttle bus is also close by and guests have easy access to the township of Iiyama (Shinkansen station), Myoko and Nozawa Onsen. There are many restaurants, bars and all important onsen hot springs within Madarao village.

We are happy to help guests arrange transport to and from Kuma Lodge, we suggest landing at Haneda (Tokyo) airport if you have the choice and plan to head straight to the ski area on your arrival as it’s the closest for connection times. Guests can take the Madarao Mountain Resort bus which aligns with the Shinkansen train arrival at Iiyama Station and costs approx. Y500 pp (approx. 25 mins) The bus arrives at the Madarao Kogen Hotel and a member of our team will be there to collect guests or a taxi from the station approx. Y4,500 direct to the lodge.
By Train
11.2km from the Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
11.2km from the Iiyama Station on the Iiyama Line
14.1km from the Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
About 11km from Iiyama Station
By Car
9.5km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
15.8km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
16.6km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: 9.5km from Route 117
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 97
Parking is available
Less than 10km from Route 117 in Iiyama
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Kuma Lodge is your boutique mountain base for skiers and boarders looking for an unforgettable Japanese powder experience. With panoramic views over the resort and snow covered mountains, you’ll enjoy all levels of skiing terrain and ample apres action.

Our nine well equipped rooms are spread over two floors and are available for double or triple occupancy. Every room has been tastefully refurbished for our first season and a number of the rooms also come with en-suite bathrooms and balconies.

The lodge has been designed for your comfort. We have a number of relaxation areas, including a purpose built living room with flat screen TV, pool table, darts board and plush leather sofa’s.

Madarao has long been a popular choice for generations of Japanese, now it is starting to become a destination for western travellers due to the opening of the new Shinkansen bullet train which takes skiers direct from Tokyo central to nearby Iiyama Station in approx. 100mins.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kuma Lodge.
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Official website http://www.kumalodge.co/
address Postal address Madarao Kogen
Kuma Lodge
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Latest report posted on Sunday 31st March 2019