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“Peaceful, private and comfortable!”
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1000 square feet of luxury and privacy, Call to ask about Writer's Retreat rates Two person Japanese size soaking tub with air bath bubbles
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Can you picture yourself relaxing in this exquisite space for a weekend?
1000 square feet of luxury and privacy, Call to ask about Writer's Retreat rates
Two person Japanese size soaking tub with air bath bubbles
Vessel sink from local potter Lu Ommen expertly placed in Amish cabinetry
The perfect anniversary getaway
Homemade bread, Amish eggs, coffee, tea, etc provide breakfast when YOU want it
Sheets, towels and yukata (Japanese bathrobes) are lined dried  on site, most seasons
About us, after teaching for 25 years in Japan we are enjoying sharing our love of Japanese culture
Japanese farmhouse style cabinets made by the Amish master Mr. Yutze of Granger MN
Yes, we have cable television and wifi but also a fireplace  and jigsaw puzzles.
Japanese antique chest and Chinese style chair with
Only 5 minutes from Harmony/Root River Bike Trail, the Loft has an interior and exterior entrance.
The wild flowers are beautiful this year, saw two monarch butterflies in August.
Along the bike trail, stop to see the sinkhole exhibit provided by the Harmony Historical Society
Asahi Beer glasses found at the flea markets in Tokyo will hold your favorite beverage.
Your view from your private deck complete with new Sunsetter awning.
@Hegel photographer overhead view of hibachi
If you see our chortan (pile of rocks) you are at our driveway. Welcome!
Newly opened business Weddings at Asahi.
Repairing shoji doors and window covering
Large closet hidden by shoji doors.
Winter season is also popular with our guests. Doug loves to blow snow  from the driveway.
We have a great connection for cross country ski and snow shoe rental
Although the summer flowers are gone, on a sunny day you can enjoy relaxing in sunshine
Sections of the bike trail only need a small amount of snow to be enjoyed.
We have hosted honeymoons and many anniversary celebrations but Rosie and Vern 'take the cake' 64 yr
New sign marking the interior entrance to the Asahi Loft.
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Harmony, Minnesota

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Mary Clar...
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“Peaceful, private and comfortable!”
Reviewed 18 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We loved our stay in Harmony. It's a very friendly place with lots to do. Cindy's hospitality was tremendous. There were fresh flowers on the table, tasty treats in the fridge. There are really clear instructions about the loft as well as many brochures and magazines about things to do in the area. The bed was very comfortable too. The location was perfect - easy to visit the Amish farms, Decorah and Spillville as well as close proximity to the Root River Trail. We'll be back!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Sep 2016
Thanks for taking time to write this great review. I will remember to send more people to Spillville! We look forward to hosting you again. Cross country ski season is coming right up. I mean is coming in several months.
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Shuchika
1 review
“Perfect balance of coziness and luxury”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The Asahi loft was so comfortable it felt like home yet it had some unique, luxurious features which assured we were on a special vacation. My wife and I spent our honeymoon there. The room, bathroom, and kitchen were spotless. The juccuzi was very nice too. The loft is in a very quiet neighborhood surrounded by relaxing nature. We were very much delighted by the wonderful hospitality of the owner. Thank you!

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Management Response
23 Jul 2016
Thanks for finding the Loft and spending your honeymoon here. Japanese guests seem to especially appreciate the yukata (bathrobe) and other touches that remind them of Japan.
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eduardoay...
Furth im Wald, Germany
2 reviews
“The Most amazing, friendly, Romantic, comfortable experience ever!”
Reviewed 15 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Our experience in the Asahi loft was absolutely amazing. Not only were the owners amazing hosts with the most friendly support and disposition, but were also great trip advisors, and gave us great tips to visit the beautiful town of Harmony, and the surrounding sights to visit or see.
We would highly recommend this place, if you are looking for the perfect getaway to relax, enjoy the outdoors and looking for harmonious peaceful tranquility.

Many thanks

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Can't say I disliked anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2016
Thank you for staying at the Loft and taking time to write a review. I think "you got" what we were aiming for when we opened the Asahi Loft of Harmony. Your review brings our total to 60...a lucky number I think
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joosslaur
Omro, Wisconsin
1 review
“Cozy getaway that felt like home”
Reviewed 14 June 2016 for a stay in January 2016

I was fortunate enough to stay in the loft for a few weeks while working in town. The loft is absolutely beautiful, it's incredible how open and inviting the space is while remaining true to the Japanese theme. The little touches like homemade bread or local cheese really make it feel like home. Cindy is a great host, and went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. After my first night, I found myself thinking the next day 'I can't wait to go home' because the loft already felt like my safe haven. It's cozy and secluded, the perfect environment to get away from it all. I look forward to being able to return in the future!

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Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
15 Jun 2016
Thanks Laura for taking time to add a review. I like the phrase you used, "safe haven". We hope to host you again in the future.
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hobbitmam...
Minneapolis
2 reviews
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“The perfect romantic getaway and our Minnesota Happy Place”
Reviewed 7 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This was our second stay at Asahi Loft, and we will keep coming back. Why? Because every couple (especially with kids!) needs a beautiful, peaceful place they can escape to quickly, and just....BE.

Asahi Loft is the kind of luxurious spa-like suite you would expect to find on a tropical island somewhere (for at least $350 per night), but by some miracle of god, it is instead located in the sleepy town of Harmony, MN, a quick 2-hour drive from the Twin Cities. It has everything you need for a romantic weekend: a large and comfy bed, a full kitchen, a Japanese soaking tub, authentic Japanese decor everywhere you turn - even kimonos for guests to wear during their stay. Skylights allow for an abundance of natural sunlight, and Cynthia has thought of every little amenity anyone might need during their stay. She has also mastered the fine art of being attention and responsive, while giving guests as much privacy as they desire.

Bottom line? Bring the kids to their grandparents (or whoever you can find willing to hang out with them for a couple days), and treat yourself to a much-needed getaway to Asahi Loft. Just do it.

Quick tips: Buy groceries and beverages (especially wine) before you arrive in Harmony, as the selection is limited at best. The kitchen does not have an oven, but it has a large fridge/freezer, a microwave, and a large gas range. Decorah, IA is only 20 or so miles south, and has several nice restaurants, should you desire a night on the town. That is also where you'll find the nearest natural foods store (which offers a decent wine selection).

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Liked best: The Japanese soaking tub is a very nice touch
Liked least: lack of good grocery/wine options in Harmony
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Apr 2016
Thanks for your thoughtful, exceptionally well-written review. (Retired teachers feel the need to critique reviews.)
Once you have been to the Loft, returning guests can just check themselves in and unwind with complete privacy. Glad to hear that you will be coming back, we are not surprised.
Do you need to treat the grandparents to a getaway?
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