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GREYSTONE

(2 customer reviews)

US $2,649 US $1,854

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
7 Bedrooms

Greystone is a huge old Japanese chalet refurbished to a chic, modern and luxurious standard.

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Greystone is a huge old Japanese chalet refurbished to a chic modern standard in an exciting lower-village-heart location. The house sleeps up to 18 people in 7 bedrooms, making it a great place for large groups or multiple families. Much of the original building’s character has been kept, but refurbished at great expense – dark stained hardwoods and cleverly panelled stone (hence “greystone”) abound making each bathroom and bedroom its own cozy space.

Sleeps: 18 guests (18 max)
Size: 490m²
Built/refurb: 1980s/2016

Greystone
Overview

Family/Kid Friendly
Gas Fireplace
Japanese-style Bath
Drying Room

Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Cafe
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen

Laundry
On Free Village Shuttle Route
Guest Local Shuttle 9-12 pm
Free Parking

The chalet has actually been converted from one of the original old Hirafu Village pensions – that is, large family run bed and breakfast-style lodge. These places generally have a large common dining and lounge room, and communal men’s and ladies’ bathrooms. The chalet conversion has retained these large open spaces, and made three of the bedrooms large ensuite bedrooms.

The two original communal bathrooms with their large onsen-style baths have also been retained and enhanced with Hinoki-wood walls – a fragrant Japanese cypress timber – a beautiful traditional feature. The wood and stone design is a fusion of modern alpine style with Japanese touches. Dark timber wood posts and beams feature throughout, offset by the pale Hinoki wood in the bathrooms.

Grey stone tiling (as the name suggests) is also prominent throughout the house, with Japanese lantern lights providing a warm glow. There is a full kitchen for those who want to prepare meals in-house, large lounge room and media room.

Greystone
Features

COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
  • Welcome Centre Pick-Up/Dropoff
  • Garbage Collection every 3 Nights
  • Major Cleaning every 4 days (stays over 7 nights)
  • Centralised Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Village Views
  • Slippers
  • Ski Tuning Facilities
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Separate Dryers
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Vacuum Cleaner
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • High-End Audio Visual
  • Separate Media Room
  • 3 Flat Screen TVs
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • Apple TV
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD Library
  • Books
  • Card Games
KITCHEN / DINING
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven
  • IH Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine
  • Rice Cooker
  • Electric Mixer
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Wine Fridge
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
BEDROOMS
  • Western Bedding
  • Bunk beds
  • Ensuites x 3
  • Kids bedroom
  • Walk In Wardrobe
  • Closets
  • Hangers
BATHROOMS
  • Rain Shower
  • 4 Bathtubs
  • Japanese Style Baths
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathrooms

Greystone
Rooms

BEDROOM 1

Situated on the second floor, the master bedroom features its own seating area and sofa lounge, separated by a wall finished in light stone tiling. A small writing desk complete the seating space, the inset television unit can be turned to face either the seating area or bed space. An en suite bathroom features two sinks and shower, and a walk-in wardrobe with full-height mirrors will ensure you’re always dressed to impress.

Windows look out over snow-covered Lower Hirafu Village, and vaulted ceilings showcase the original building’s hardwood beams. Sleeps two guests in 1 King Double bed.

2 Guests
1 King Double
En suite with shower

BEDROOM 2

Situated on the second floor, near the staircase connecting first and second floors. Featuring vaulted ceilings, its own sofa and television and en suite bathroom with rain shower. The original building’s vaulted ceilings are used to bring in daylight with skylights throughout the feature bathroom. Windows look out over Lower Hirafu. Sleeps two guests on 1 King Double.

2 Guests
1 King Double
En suite with shower

BEDROOM 3

On the second floor and across the hall from a shared bathroom space, the 3rd bedroom features extra storage space – both in a spacious closet and behind the headboard of the bed. Two guests can sleep either on 1 King Double or 2 Singles in this room. A small desk and chair creates a workspace, and windows with wooden blinds look out onto the street and Lower Village.

2 Guests
1 King Double or 2 Singles

BEDROOM 4

Next door to a dedicated separate media room on the second floor, this bedroom features storage space and sleeps two guests in either 1 double or 2 single beds. An expansive shared bathroom is two doors down the hall.

2 Guests
1 Double or 2 Singles

BEDROOM 5

Great for the kids, this bunk bedroom features 3 bunk beds with room for 6 guests. There is a drawer for some storage space, but luggage may have to be stored elsewhere – not a problem with all the extra rooms and generous shared spaces in Greystone.

A separate media room with flat-screen TV, DVD player and a selection of children’s DVDs means the children can enjoy their own programming upstairs while the adults entertain downstairs. Windows look out onto Lower Hirafu village.

6 Guests
3 Bunk Beds (sleep 6)

BEDROOM 6

Towards the back of the house on the first floor, behind laundry and living space, the 6th bedroom is great for those wanting a little extra privacy and a separate space to relax away from the other guests. Located opposite an isolated bath and shower, with feature hinoki wood walls and Greystone’s signature stone finishes. Ample bathroom facilities upstairs mean this bathroom is virtually yours.

At the entry is a separate nook living space with sofa, bookshelves and its own flat-screen TV. Windows look out over Lower Hirafu village. An open hall leads to the bedroom itself, with tall windows and village views and a double bed to sleep 2 guests.

2 Guests
1 Double Bed

BEDROOM 7

When this house was a pension, the owners used to live in this secluded bedroom – accessed from a staircase in the kitchen, located on the basement/ground floor and away from the other guests.

This bedroom sleeps 2 and offers the option of 1 Double bed or 2 Singles according to needs. An en suite toilet and shower unit allow for secluded living, and windows look out over the road and Lower Hirafu Village.

2 Guests
1 Double or 2 Singles
En suite with shower

Greystone
Location

SETTING / ATMOSPHERE

Greystone is in a really great location amidst the low-rise accommodation precinct of the lower village. This is a little quieter than the upper village and bordered by pristine snowbound forest, giving it a beautiful, natural Hokkaido mountain village feel.

LIFTS / TRANSPORT

It’s about a 10-15 minute walk up to the lifts from here, or maybe a little longer in ski boots or with kids – in fact it might be a tough walk unless you’re a really tough kinda guy or gal! Luckily management offers a dedicated car and driver service every morning, 8-11.30 AM. They’ll get half your group to the lifts and the other half to town for some shopping. On your way back, catch the free shuttle bus which stops right across the road. The shuttle runs until 8.30 PM during night skiing so you can get to the heart of Hirafu after hours, too.

RESTAURANTS / BARS

One of the best features of Greystone is its location right next door to the Yukoro Onsen, Lower Hirafu Village’s only hot spring baths, and within five minute’s walk of a dozen of the most popular local restaurants and bars. We’re talking Izakayas Rin and Ebisutei, as well as the Fridge Door Bar and more. Haven’s new on-site cafe brings some coffee options for the Lower Village too – less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

Need to Know

EXTRAS

  • Extra futon: ¥6000pp/night
  • Baby Cot: ¥5000/stay
  • Highchairs available on request (limited stock)

STAY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum nights:
    Peak/High: 5 (Dec 16 – Feb 29)
    Low: 3 (up to Dec 15 / from Mar 1)
  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am

PAYMENT DETAILS

  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include government tax and services (some other websites add this at the end)
  • Rates quoted in Yen (JPY)
  • 50% deposit due at booking
  • 50% balance due 60 days before arrival
  • Pay by credit card / PayPal / bank transfer
  • See our full terms and conditions

Please note all information provided is representative and subject to change. If there are features or services that are imperative to your stay, please contact us before booking.

2 reviews for GREYSTONE

  1. Avatar for Sara

    Sara

    A really cool lodge that was renovated to be a super cool chalet with plenty of room to sleep an entourage. Location wise it’s perfect for walking to the free shuttle or up to restaurants and shops in the local Hirafu Village. Highly recommend the chalet for the perfect family getaway.

  2. Avatar for Pamela

    Pamela

    15 members of our family spent 2 memorable weeks at Greystone, not one of us could fault
    The property, the property management, the
    Wonderful drivers who went out of their way to
    Make sure we were happy, the whole experience
    Has given 7 grandchildren memories for a lifetime.
    I think I can safely speak for us all, it was a
    brilliant holiday, one we would like to repeat.
    5 star rating is deserved.

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