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Villa Alpen

3-star ski-in/ski-out lodge with free ski shuttle, near Shiga Kogen Ski Area

  • Free WiFi and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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  • Front of property – evening
  • Front of property – evening
  • Superior Twin Room, Accessible - Bathroom
  • Superior Twin Room, Accessible - Bathroom
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7148 Hirao, Yamanouchi-cho, Yamanouchi, 381-0401, Nagano-ken, Japan
8.8.Fabulous.
  • It's a family owned hotel so service is very personalised and friendly. They helped us to…

    Jan 6, 2014

  • Well worn but comfortable lodge. Some may find facility not modern but it actually has…

    Jan 25, 2017

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 28 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Ski rentals

Feel at home

  • Playground on site
  • Free toiletries
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • In Shiga Highlands
  • Maruike Ski Area - 1 min walk
  • Hasuike Ski Area - 1 min walk
  • Shiga Kogan Nature Conservation Center - 14 min walk
  • Kita Shiga Komaruyama - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park - 8.2 mi / 13.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Western Japanese Combined Room, 2 Single Beds and 1 Japanese Futon
  • Family Room (Japanese Style)
  • Superior Twin Room, Accessible

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Shiga Highlands
  • Maruike Ski Area - 1 min walk
  • Hasuike Ski Area - 1 min walk
  • Shiga Kogan Nature Conservation Center - 14 min walk
  • Kita Shiga Komaruyama - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park - 8.2 mi / 13.1 km
  • Shiga Kogen Ski Area - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km
  • Onumaike Pond - 1.9 mi / 3 km
  • Kumanoyu Ski Area - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Yokoteyama Shibutoge Ski Area - 3.8 mi / 6.2 km
  • Shiga Kogen Romance Museum - 5.6 mi / 9 km

Getting around

  • Nagano (QNG) - 38 min drive
  • Iiyama Station - 41 min drive
  • Myokokogen Station - 53 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free ski shuttle
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7148 Hirao, Yamanouchi-cho, Yamanouchi, 381-0401, Nagano-ken, Japan

At a glance

Size

  • 28 cabins

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English, Japanese

At the property

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe

Things to do

  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Free ski shuttle
  • Playground on site
  • Ski equipment rentals on site
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Ski storage

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Wheelchairs available on site

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Special features

Spa

Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no minerals).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1400 per person (approximately)

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

  • Villa Alpen
  • Villa Alpen Hotel
  • Villa Alpen Hotel Yamanouchi
  • Villa Alpen Yamanouchi
  • Villa Alpen Lodge Yamanouchi
  • Villa Alpen Lodge
  • Villa Alpen Lodge
  • Villa Alpen Yamanouchi
  • Villa Alpen Lodge Yamanouchi

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Villa Alpen does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spots may be limited. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Kamoshika (4.1 mi), Rausuan Soba (5.4 mi), and Crystal Terrace (5.5 mi).
  • Have fun with onsite winter activities like skiing.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Hotel

    Great hotel. Family Atmosphere. Not flash or fancy but very servicable. Staff were fantastic! Very friendly and helpful. Hotel in great location right next to lift. Quiet location ideal for families.

    Other trip, Mar 14, 2013

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Location

    We stayed in a family room for 5 nights, the room is ok need to update. Great location for skiing, plenty snow and we hired our ski gears at the Alpen, professionally fitted, very friendly staff & helpful.

    Family trip, Jan 2, 2017

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Close to lifts

    Was an excellent location to lifts and bus stops staff where very helpful and friendly and the Captain is a really good host!

    Shaun, Other trip, Apr 12, 2013

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    I loved the small village that Villa Alpen was in! The service was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly and for an old hotel/lodge it was in pretty good shape. I was in a room with no shower which I can't recall being made aware of at the time of booking, but that wasn't a big deal. I pretty much used it as an overnight stay to visit the snow monkeys but wouldn't hesitate in going back for a ski trip!

    Michael, Other trip, Feb 28, 2013

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quel accueil ! Un hôtel familial, vous serez reçus comme des rois par le “Captain”, sa famille et son staff ... Toujours prêts à vous rendre service, l’équipe vous fera vous sentir comme à la maison. La situation aux pieds des pistes et à côté des arrêts de bus est idéal. ありがとう (ございます)

    9 night trip with friends, Feb 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Out of the extraordinary

    One of the most family-kind-of experiences! fantastic service, friendly staff, great food, and great facilities - only 50 meter to the ski lift

    Johnny, 4 night family trip, Dec 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    just beside Sun Valley Chair Lift

    Very warm and tidy hotel, Captain, Ken and the family members are all very nice and they are all very good ski instructors, very warm and good to stay.

    Fitty, 6 night trip, Jan 27, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The hotel just beside sun valley chair lift

    We have a very good time while staying at this hotel, this is a family run hotel and Captain and Ken are both ski expert. They just like our friends and family and we have a very good time here. Hotel room not new but very clean and the breadfast and dinner are good too.

    fitty, 6 night trip, Jan 3, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    A recommendable hotel

    Villa Alpen is located in Sun Valley area, the most West-end of the Shiga Kogen skiing fields, connected to other fields by charge-free shuttle busses. There are a number of selling points for Villa Alpen, 1)it is a small but cosy place, a family running hotel. Captain Nobody Okazawa sang, the owner, his wife and son, Ken, are all very kind and helpful person. You will feel very comfortable with them. 2) you can rent any skiing or snow boarding equipment from the hotel but without caring for rental and storage troubles. 3) about 50 meters to a Monkey Swing from the hotel, very convenient to get start a fun. 4) even the room site is not space as expected but a tatami area is very suitable for a family living. 5)with a build-in onsen(hot spring), very convenient and comfortable for a recovery day-activity-after. 6)and, we would like to say many thanks to Ken for him always try to help us in traffic arrangements and fields instructions. Totally, a very good memory to us when a week vacation there.

    Ripman , 6 night trip, Dec 15, 2017

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Helt fantastisk service

    Hotelservice topkvalitet. Ejeren også kaldet Captain er hel utrolig hjælpsom, han gør alt for, at sine gæster føler sig godt tilpas. Taler engelsk og er behjælpelig med ture i området. Vi følte os meget velkommen. Vi var ikke kommet for at stå på ski. Vi lejede ski sko og gik skønne ture og besøgte abe parken. Ellers Suveræn ski sport sted. Herlig Onsen på hotellet, hyggelig bar og dejlig mad. At hotellet var lidt slidt havde kun sin charme, alt det andet får top karakter.

    Hanne Lodberg, Family trip, Jan 23, 2014

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