... as well as a barbecue pit, a massage chair, an outdoor jacuzzi and lovely views of Iwanai!
Even though the friendly couple who ran Arisu no Sato spoke barely any English and us, nary any Japanese, the check-in was smooth and we enjoyed our stay in cottage H2.
It seemed like most of the guests at Arisu no Sato were Japanese. When we were there, it was summer and there were several families and groups of friends enjoying a barbecue on the terrace.
You will need a car to get to/from Arisu no Sato as it's located some distance up a winding road. It was easy getting basic supplies in the city as there are a few supermarkets and 24h convenience stores. You can also buy non-perishable supplies including barbecue tools and sparklers at the 'reception hut' at Arisu no Sato.
We started the day in Otaru and stopped along Shakotan Peninsula before driving to Iwanai to stay for the night. From here, it was about 1-1.5hours of driving to Noboribetsu the following day.