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