The two person airbath will provide that peace and relaxation you have been seeking either from your hectic life or that 45 mile bike ride
The "Loft" is located in a building separate from the owners. You are the only guests with complete privacy.

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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A spacious retreat with the tranquility of Japan and the luxury of a resort spa. Asahi (Japanese for "morning sun") Loft can be the right place for you to unplug and unwind after a ride on the bike trail or a Amish tour, or after a hectic 40 hour work week. We also welcome single travelers who need time alone or are in the area for business. The hosts, Doug and Cindy taught in Japan for 25 years and have furnished the Loft with some of their favorite Japanese antique and flea market finds.

The space

Luxury in the heart of Bluff Country, the Asahi Loft of Harmony is a private lodging that is sure to please those looking for a beautiful accommodation in a tranquil setting. You are the only guests in this 1000 square feet of living space which includes a full kitchen with new appliances, air bath for two and a private deck with Sunsetter awning. Unlike a traditional B and B, breakfast ingredients will be in your room, prepared by you at your leisure.
Your hosts, Cindy and Doug Ofstedal taught in Tokyo for 25 years, but always returned to spend summers in Harmony Minnesota. They looked for a way to meet people and share their love of Japan and the Japanese culture
Local activities can include riding the Root River Bike Trail, canoeing or tubing on the Upper Iowa River or Root River, visiting Niagara Cave (Voted one of the Top 10 Caves in the USA), taking an Amish tour, or enjoying a play at the Commonweal Theater(Asahi Loft guests receive a discount on tickets).
We are open all year round, so embrace winter in Harmony. The bike trail becomes a cross country ski paradise with deer, cardinals and wild life sharing your trek. After enjoying a winter wonderland, curl up in front of the gas fireplace with your favorite beverage.

Other things to note

There are no extra fees, the taxes are included in the amount and there is not an additional cleaning fee. The Asahi Loft is licensed and inspected annually by the MN Department of Health.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Weekly Discount: 27%
Weekend Price $193 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

- Best suited for one or two guests.
- A third guest is possible

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Must climb stairs - You can view the photos to understand


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

24 Reviews

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Rebecca User Profile
September 2017
This is a great getaway with a Japanese flair. I especially enjoyed wearing the authentic Yucatas and the hot tub was amazing!

Mamamasis User Profile
September 2017
A Gem in Harmony. Great communication as we booked the night before., we were on a 10 day road trip and this was our fourth stays and by far the best experience! Cindy allowed us to arrive early and the loft was superb. Beautifully decorated and super clean, filled with Japanese touches such as his and hers Yukata's and slippers. It was luxury at its finest-Five stars! Location was great near downtown (walking distance), Niagara Caves, and Amish shopping. Cindy also mailed my earphones to me as I left behind. Above and beyond! Highly recommend.
Cindy User ProfileCindy is a superhost.
Response from Cindy:
A real bonus of joining Airbnb has been for travelers such as Maria. She "found" us while still in Indiana and drove right to our beautiful town. Thanks for choosing us.
September 2017

Lynn User Profile
September 2017
This is a beautiful and relaxing place. Cindy was very welcoming and the bed, whirlpool tub, Japanese touches, and cleanliness were great. The breakfast and snacks were nice, too. We enjoyed biking in this area so this is a fun spot.

Kendra User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful space with Zen like quality and Japanese style and decoration. Excellent bed with high quality linens, huge jacuzzi tub, lovely and peaceful deck off kitchen area. Beautiful part of Minnesota and easy to get to from eastern Iowa. Highly recommend!
Cindy User ProfileCindy is a superhost.
Response from Cindy:
Thanks for taking time to add this review. Glad you could sense the peacefulness. And yes we are only three miles from Iowa!
September 2017

David User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic space in quiet neighborhood. Everything you need for a weekend getaway is here. Cindy and Doug are outstanding hosts!
Cindy User ProfileCindy is a superhost.
Response from Cindy:
Thanks for coming to Asahi Loft! Keep in touch about your next possible visit.
August 2017

Kevin User Profile
August 2017
The Asahi Loft was just what we needed for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We loved the bike trail, the restaurants in both local restaurants the antique stores, art stores, and more. We especially enjoyed having our own kitchen, deck, and spacious living area while exploring a new place. Thanks to Cindy for being so friendly and accommodating. The Asahi Loft is both beautiful and clean. We highly recommend it!
Cindy User ProfileCindy is a superhost.
Response from Cindy:
Thanks for choosing the Loft for your anniversary getaway. We think it is the perfect place for celebrations of any kind and 25 years is certainly a reason to celebrate.
August 2017

Abby User Profile
July 2017
The Asahi Loft offered the perfect getaway for my husband and me as we celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the tranquility and peacefulness the loft offered - the music, hand-picked flower bouquet, and overall ambience were a few of the personal touches that made our stay special. When we weren't relaxing in the loft, we were bicycling down the trail or canoeing down the river. The Asahi Loft was the perfect location as it was close enough to where we wanted to spend our outdoor time. Cindy is a wonderful host and we highly recommend a relaxing and unique stay at the Asahi Loft!

Harmony, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Cindy User ProfileCindy is a superhost.

After 25 years of teaching in Tokyo, Doug and I are now "living in Harmony". We loved our jobs teaching at International School of the Sacred Heart (Cindy) and St. Mary's International School (Doug) and found the Japanese people and culture to be wonderful. The Asahi Loft is one way we can share our Asian life with you.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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