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73-7 Shimotakano Obonai Tazawako, Semboku 014-1201 Akita Prefecture
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#2 of 12 Speciality lodging in Semboku
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Vending machine
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
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mledg2016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Coomba Park, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed as a family of 5 at Lodge Yodel for several days. Run with great warmth and hospitality by Sayaka and Yukiko, a mother and daughter team, Yodel offers ryokan-style accommodation and fantastic food for breakfast and dinner. Lots of locally-grown and wild-harvested food is prepared by the hosts who make sure every meal is tasty and interesting. Yodel is a comfortable and relaxed place for the whole family. It also has a great drying room, well equipped with benches and work-space for setting up boards and skis. Sayaka's brother is a champion snowboarder (and rice farmer in summer) so he has made sure the place is well set up. We stayed here while skiing and boarding at Tazawako, with the lifts only a short walk from Yodel. It's a great resort, nice variety of runs and not too busy. If you need to hire or buy gear, visit Mazak in his hire shop just down the hill from the main lifts. It's bright yellow so you can't miss it on the walk up from Yodel, and he's incredibly friendly and helpful (good prices too). We are super keen to return for another visit to Tazawako if we can - would stay at Yodel for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Inspire01463705177, オーナー at Lodge Yodel
Responded 25 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your stay and review. We are very happy that you found our official web site and contacted us. We also had a great time with you and your family. We'd like all our guests to try and enjoy Japanese style meals, so basically we serve the same home-made meals to Japanese guests and foreign guests. It would be appreciated if the guests would try them at least. So, we are really happy that you enjoyed our meals. If you have another chance to come to Tazawako, you are always welcomed!!! Hope the infection end as soon as possible and see you again in the near future. Sayaka
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じしょう wrote a review Jan 2020
Minamiashigara, Japan148 contributions36 helpful votes
2019年11月に宿泊しました。 3泊4日の秋田旅行の1泊目の宿。 秋田空港でレンタカーを借り、田沢湖を目指して約2時間。 実際はもっと早く到着できるのでしょうが秋田の旅を満喫したくてのんびりと暗闇の田沢湖を見た後チェックイン。 宿は雪国の宿で外観はそれなりですが、宿に入ると若かりし頃新潟の赤倉でスキー教室の教師をされていた女将とバイカーの若女将「さやか」さんが元気よく迎えてくれました。 20年ほど前にお隣の宿に宿泊して温泉が非常によかったので一人旅を受け入れてくれるこの宿にしたのですが、当日は平日で貸しきりでした。 スキーシーズンが始まる直前で静かな宿でした。 温泉はかすかに濁っていましたが24時間浴槽にお湯が注がれ適温にされたお湯は本当に温まりましたね。 大小2つある浴場は表に「入浴中」の札をかければいつでも貸しきりできます。 夕食は山菜採りが趣味の女将が厳選したものが出てきましたし、鍋は秋田名物きりたんぽ。肉巻きの焼いたものの中身は秋田名物リンゴが入り、日本酒は若女将が厳選した地元の鈴木酒造店のお酒が数種類用意されていました。 食堂は薪ストーブが焚かれきりたんぽ鍋を食べると暑いくらいでした。 部屋は一人旅の人が泊まれるように6畳ほどの和室でした。寒い冬でも大丈夫なようにガス暖房が備えられ、液晶テレビもありました。トイレと洗面所は共同です。 スキーヤーが宿泊できるような4人が宿泊できる部屋もありました。 朝食は至って普通のものが出ましたが秋田らしく食用菊のおひたしが出てきてました。 温泉と日本酒(地酒)が好きなので泊まって後悔のない宿だと思います。
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Inspire01463705177, オーナー at Lodge Yodel
Responded 25 Apr 2020
先日はお越しいただき、またクチコミを記載いただき、ありがとうございました。 食事、お酒、温泉等、それぞれお楽しみいただけたようで嬉しいです。 「家族入浴中」という札は、ご夫婦やご家族等、男女一緒にお入りになりたい場合にお使いいただける貸切用の札です。温泉宿に出掛けてもお風呂は別々ということが多いと思うので、お客様には大変好評をいただいております。 私自身が日本酒が好きで、どれも美味しいと思えるものを揃えてご提供しているので、喜んでいただけると本当に嬉しいです。 また機会がございましたら、ぜひお越しくださいませ。 高橋さやか
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Matze W wrote a review May 2018
35 contributions2 helpful votes
We took the bus (Nyuto line) from JR Tazawako Station (travelling with the JR Railpass by Akira Shinkansen) to Tazawaka-Obonai. Then we arrived 3 min. later walking up-hill the pretty family owend ryokan. Sayaka and her mother organized realy well our stay. We enjoyed very good english and outstanding self-grown food all the time. It was a pleasure to have such relaxing days at their home. The two inhouse onzen were marvelous and also realy nice enjoying a traditional hot japanese barth.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Inspire01463705177, オーナー at Lodge Yodel
Responded 25 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your visit and comment. We're very happy that your really enjoyed your stay here, our meals and onsen as well. Your comment in German on our note "Guests' voice" was surprising. I don't still understand German, but I trust your word, "Don't worry. Only good things."!!! If you have another chance to come to Japan, please visit us again. You two are always welcomed!! Sayaka
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US$166 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanTohokuAkita PrefectureSembokuTazawakokogen Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lodge Yodel
Which popular attractions are close to Lodge Yodel?
Nearby attractions include Mt. Akita Komagatake (4.9 miles), Tazawako Ski Resort (0.3 miles), and Tazawako Kyoei Palace (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lodge Yodel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Is parking available at Lodge Yodel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lodge Yodel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yamano Hachimitsuya, Soba Goro, and Orae.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lodge Yodel?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lodge Yodel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Lodge Yodel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Omoide no Katabunko (6.5 miles).