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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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Excellent - based on 66 reviews
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Kathy R
Alleman, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews
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“Inviting Japanese loft guaranteed to bring a peaceful and relaxing stay��”
Reviewed 6 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I was so glad to stay at Asahi lofts. (Beautiful Japanese decor, dishes, including robes and slippers for guests) It was as wonderful a place as the pictures show and even more than expected. We came to the loft and found homemade bread and warm apple crisp waiting for us plus some refrigerated items for breakfast. Because we stayed 3 nights we got $50 Harmony money to use at local places. Because of all this I felt it was quite a bargain at $125 a night. There is much to do in the area: Amish tours and shopping, great restaurants like Quarter quarter, the root river bike trail, a cave, hiking and beautiful parks and bluffs to see and so much more. It rained and was cold our first day but we found the loft a great place to sit in front of the fire and read books. A very tranquil and relaxing place that I hope to visit again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Oct 2014
Thank you for taking time to add a review. Indeed these guests experienced nasty weather, but embraced the quiet and took advantage of the tranquility of the Loft. Sometimes a weekend away is meant for slowing down.
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mnquilter
Hastings, MN
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The Asahi Loft is a beautiful place. We especially appreciated the refrigerator stocked with basic foods. The fresh baked bread was delicious. We only stayed one night but hope to stay longer next time and we will be back.

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Liked best: Quiet and private location.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
23 Sep 2014
Thanks for taking time to post a review and we hope to host you often.
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Sandy Chr...
Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
1 review
“A peaceful little paradise”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Asahi Loft was a perfect place for our little getaway. It was not far from our home yet we felt like we were far away! We were pleasantly surprised by the spacious loft- supplied by everything you could need and more. The fresh cut flowers,homemade breads,fruit,and chocolate were treats we enjoyed on arrival.The kitchen was modern and well appointed, and eating off the beautiful china and pottery bowls made it very special. The air tub was great! We left feeling very relaxed and discussing when we could come back!!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Aug 2014
Sometimes finding a place that is near to your home just adds to the possibility of really relaxing when you get there. Thank you for finding us and thank you for taking time to add a review.
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Charis L
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
“A different, relaxing experience”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Asahi was a memorable experience! It was different to stay at a place with so much detail into making the place relaxing. Mixing in Japanese culture is fun idea and it was fun to try on the yukatas that are available to wear. We explored Harmony and visited the Niagara caves, but just staying inside the Loft was equally as appealing. I highly recommend going for something different to do, and to get away for a weekend!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Aug 2014
Such delightful guests! Photographing them in their yukata under the red /orange torii gate was a new experience as an innkeeper. The Asahi Loft has allowed us to keep in touch with young people and see our experiences through their eyes. Thank you for coming to Harmony and thanks for adding this review.
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Jessica B
Glenville, Minnesota
1 review
“Peaceful and relaxing stay with all the ammenities.”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

If you're looking for a weekend retreat, I'd definitely recommend the Asahi Loft in Harmony, MN. My sister and I were celebrating with our Mom for her birthday and stayed for a weekend getaway. We loved the space and amenities provided and owner, Cindy Ofstedal, was very accommodating and quick to help answer any questions. Having stayed at several B & B style hotels in the past, I would put Asahi at the top for cleanliness, a peaceful setting, great home-made snacks and the large space available to enjoy time away from home.

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Liked best: The atmosphere
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
15 Aug 2014
Thank you for taking time to add a review on your stay at Asahi Loft. Saw your "mom" enjoy her quiet time on the deck while the daughters were still sleeping. A recent guest was an very early riser and asked if we could use a little WD 40 on the door so she could sneak out. Great suggestion! The Loft is spacious enough for everyone to have their space.
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