Kuma Lodge
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Kuma Lodge

11492-327 Hachibozuka, Iiyama 389-2253 Nagano Prefecture
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5.0
#2 of 7 lodges in Iiyama
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
The newly renovated Kuma Lodge has polished wooden floors, a large dining area, 10 bedrooms and a large lounge and relaxation area. Kuma Lodge is perfectly located in Madarao; it’s a 20 meter walk to the nearest ski slope, 70 meters from the ski school and offers amazing views of the mountain.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Ski school
Shuttle bus service
Ski In / Ski Out
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Skiing
Darts
Table tennis
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

11492-327 Hachibozuka, Iiyama 389-2253 Nagano Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 81 out of 100
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Wendy G wrote a review Feb 2020
Venice, Italy16 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Woodpecker and Kuma Lodges are exceptional in every way: unbeatable location closest to the ski slopes, comfortable rooms, very clean facilities, great breakfast, staff who go above and beyond their duties to be helpful and obliging. Always a friendly welcome and a willingness to help with enquires, restaurant bookings or simply directions to the nearest Onsen! Après after a big day out was always fun in the relaxed atmosphere.
Highly recommend .
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Great views, very warm and cosy rooms
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Response from kumalodge, General Manager at Kuma Lodge
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your fantastic review Wendy! We really appreciate it and hope we can welcome you back in the future :) From the Team at Kuma Lodge & Woodpecker Lodge.
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Larky wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Took the family for our first ever trip to Japan and could not be happier with the choices we made. The Kuma location doesn’t get any better, waking to views looking over the mountain and everything in short walking distance made things so much easier ( especially with small kids in the snow). Kuma staff were outstanding in helping organizing activities and transport etc, Kuma delivered everything we wanted on our holiday. Definitely recommend 👍
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from kumalodge, General Manager at Kuma Lodge
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thank you Mike, such a pleasure to host you and the family! We hope to have you back again soon!
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Courtney King wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first visit to Kuma Lodge! We were so impressed with how close it was to the ski fields. Our son had an amazing time with the other kids we met at the lodge. There was a huge basement area they could all hang out in. We loved meeting the manager/s and they really looked after us, making reservations for dinner, recommending places to eat and visit and cooking us a delicious breakfast!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from kumalodge, General Manager at Kuma Lodge
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thank you Courtney! Glad to hear you all had a blast, we loved hosting you and hope to have you return next winter!
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kirstenc110 wrote a review Jan 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Woodpecker Lodge by Kuma is in a Fantastic location looking out over the ski trails. It is also within walking distance to most restaurants. The hosts are Warm, friendly and helpful. It has a Cosy, boutique atmosphere.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from kumalodge, General Manager at Kuma Lodge
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Thank you for your kind review Kirsten, we loved having you and hope to host you again next winter :)
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Georgie wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here with our two children aged 5 and 7 years. It was our first trip to the snow together and one we will never forget. I have never skied outside of Australia before so was blown away by how beautiful the snow was and that Kuma was right on the slopes - it made it a lot easier with two young children being so close to the slopes.
Kuma was really comfortable, clean and felt like our home for the week. There was a really nice group atmosphere and plenty of other children for ours to play with (there's a great TV and games room downstairs). We loved pizza and hot chocolates at Aki's which is a two minute walk from Kuma. Staff were super friendly and helpful - especially with ski hire which was great given we were with small children. Can't wait to go back soon!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from kumalodge, General Manager at Kuma Lodge
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thank you Georgie!! So kind of you, we really enjoyed hosting you and your lovely family over Christmas and New Year! The girls looked like they had so much fun and we hope to have you all back again next winter :)
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Mark A wrote a review Jan 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Kuma Lodge during Christmas and NYE 2019. We had a fabulous stay at the lodge made all the better by the very helpful staff.
The location of the lodge is second to none. It's located about 40 metres from the slopes and next to one of the main bars and ski schools for the resort of Madarao. The lodge was very clean and tidy. Fluffy towels and brand new sheets were provided. Breakfast is provided which is more than ample to set you up for a days skiing.
The lodge staff assist with arranging everything from ski passes to restaurant bookings.
All in all we had a great stay and will return again!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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shane e wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The whole family really enjoyed our stay at Kuma Lodge, the lodge exceeded expectations and the staff were friendly and helpful. We will be booking, and looking forward to a return trip. We will be recommending Kuma to our friends.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from kumalodge, General Manager at Kuma Lodge
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thank you Shane! We loved hosting you and the family this winter and look forward to having you back!
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Saxon wrote a review Feb 2020
Cabarita Beach, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 weeks at both Kuma Lodge and Woodpecker. Both lodges are ski in, ski out. Can't recommend these two lodges enough. A special thanks to the staff. The staff are above and beyond. 11/10 service. The breakfast is amazing and the rooms are spacious. Each morning my wife and I would wake up looking at the view of Madarao Kogen, kicking off the day with the best vibes. I will be back and will recommend this to anyone who visits this area.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Best Views. Excellent Staff. Ski In/Ski Out
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Response from kumalodge, General Manager at Kuma Lodge
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thanks Saxon! We loved hosting you and your wife and thanks for bringing so much stoke and good vibes to the lodge. Come back anytime!
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Jordan Williams wrote a review Apr 2019
Broadbeach, Australia101 contributions69 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If all you want to do is snowboard or ski all day then Kuma Lodge is the perfect place in the perfect location. Great hosts add to the charm of the lodge and everything you need is within a 10 minute walk in any direction. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mark A wrote a review Feb 2018
Sydney, Australia194 contributions86 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This lodge is in the perfect spot I mean your not going to get better! However, it's the small things that make the difference that gives it that wow factor. The rooms are very comfortable small but that's Japan. The guests are lovely and the crowd that it attracts. I am not going to pull it down but it needs a soul and a cosy feeling outside the rooms. Breakfast is basic and while they try there is sooooo much more that can be done.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Darrien C, Owner at Kuma Lodge
Responded 12 Mar 2018
Hi Mark. Thank you for your feedback. We are always working to improve our guest experience and have taken your feedback on board.
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Wendy G wrote a tip Feb 2020
Venice, Italy16 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great views, very warm and cosy rooms"
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Saxon wrote a tip Feb 2020
Cabarita Beach, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best Views. Excellent Staff. Ski In/Ski Out"
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James Freeman wrote a tip May 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have mixed Western and Japanese styled rooms"
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jonathan g wrote a tip Feb 2019
Sydney, Australia13 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I shared with 2 other friends and shared a bathroom which was no problem. Also me being 6'5, the beds were long enough and very comfy."
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Alex M wrote a tip Mar 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Aim for a mountain view room, Kuma has several rooms with spectacular outlooks."
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LOCATION
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureIiyama
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kuma Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kuma Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Madarao Mountain Resort (0.2 miles) and Madarao Art Museum of Children Books (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kuma Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kuma Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kuma Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kuma Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aki's Pub&Cafe, Drop Off Bar, and Restaurant Rudolf.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kuma Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kuma Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shojuan (3.7 miles).
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