A small house located in the quiet woods. You can watch and feed wild squirrels and birds every morning. Natural hot springs, shops & restaurants, bird watching park are near by. We especially welcome guests who loves nature and food.【Foreign travelers only】
The Squirrel House provides unique HOME STAY experiences. We are not just offering a room for rent. While you are here you will be our FAMILY. You can stay like your own home. Comfortable enough for 2 persons.
【Please read following important notices until the end】
1hour by Shinkansen train, 3hours by highway bus from Tokyo. 6km from JR Karuizawa station. 3km from Naka-karuizawa station which is the next stop from Karuizawa station by Shinano local railways.You should stop over at our shop 30min. walk or 5min. by TAXI from Naka-karuizawa(中軽澤) stn. to pick up the key and detailed map and information...etc.
We recommend guests to enjoy walking in the woods to the house from our shop. But in winter (Dec.-Apr.) it is better to take a taxi.
Interaction with guests
We may sometimes eat dinner together if possible. You may buy food at our shop with discount.
Other things to note
★ It is dark at night around the house. No house lights and no street lights. We would ask the guest to check in before sunset.
★ It is COLD in winter here. Average tempreture Dec. to Apr. is 5 to -15. We do not especially prepare transportation for the guest. So, do aware of this point and pace around at ones own risk.
★ There are no shops and restaurants within 20min. from the house. But there is Hoshino Onsen SPA and Dining area 21min. on foot.
★ At night time you may meet wild animals such as bear, deer, fox, boar,,,, please watch out !
【Guest do not have to bring・・・】
☆ Bath towel
☆ Mouth wash
☆ Blanket and pillow
【Guest should bring ・・・】
★ ipad (Wi-Fi available)
★ Tooth brush & paste
★ Face towel
★ Change clothes
★ Portable umbrella or rain coat
Basically the price does not include any meals except light breakfast such as serials, milk, and orange juice. We may provide a dinner for you with affordable price to have it together if possible. But we need to be informed in advance.
We can call a taxi to the house when you needed. It would be 1,500yen ($15) to Naka-karuizawa stn. or 3,000yen ($30) to JR Karuizawa stn. plus calling fee.
There are a lot of hiking trails near by. We can advise some routes from our experience. A lot of attractive places as you may see photos in this site. The hiking season is limited from Apr. to Oct.
※Our house is only for Foreigners without babies or younger kids.
※We do not accept a guest without photo and profile (age, job, interests etc)
※We accommodate 3 guests in a month only.