We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Exqusite environment and service, tranquility...”
other travellers have booked this property
Can you picture yourself relaxing in this exquisite space for a weekend?
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
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
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
66 reviews
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.
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Harmony, Minnesota

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 66 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
Herbertru...
1 review
“Exqusite environment and service, tranquility enbodied.”
Reviewed June 9, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Serenity abounds in this loft. Wood floors, open space, natural light, deck, bubble tub, kitchen, breakfast goodies, most of all: quiet! Near bike/ski trails. Dont miss this gem.

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
10 Jun 2015
Thank you for taking time to submit this review. In a few words you have described what we hope for for our guests.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
hobbitmam...
Minneapolis
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Ideal Romantic Getaway”
Reviewed April 1, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My partner and I were looking for a place in Minnesota or Wisconsin where we could relax together in a beautiful, quiet setting. We could not have picked a better place to stay.

The loft is stunningly beautiful. The owners have thought through every detail, and the Japanese decor, yakama, and even the air tub all exceeded expectations. The bed is very warm and comfortable - they even have a selection of different types of pillows to suit pretty much all needs/preferences! The kitchen is full stocked (but note: no full oven, just a toaster oven). The owners left us alone to enjoy our time together, but were readily accessible when we had questions. We honestly did not want to leave at the end of the weekend.

The town of Harmony is indeed small and sleepy, but has several very nice gift shops, and a couple of very good restaurants. Decorah, Iowa, is only 30 minutes away, if you want to visit a larger town for a meal, or to buy some good wine (otherwise, bring some with you, as Harmony and surrounding towns have very little in the way of wine/beer shops). The surrounding area is gorgeous. SE Minnesota is truly an underrated region of the state, as it is hilly, green, and beautiful.

I honestly have nothing negative to say about Asahi Loft or the town of Harmony. We had an ideal stay, could not have been happier, and are already trying to figure out when we can return.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The aesthetics of the loft space - soothing, beautiful, unique, and very romantic
Liked least: lack of a full oven - but seriously, that's if I had to pick something
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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
2 Apr 2015
Thank you for taking time to write a review for your weekend at the Asahi Loft of Harmony. We look forward to hosting you again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
hgm101
Decorah, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Calm Luxury in Harmony”
Reviewed March 18, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

What a delight to stay at this second-floor Japanese-themed carriage house. The open space of the loft is calm with filtered light from skylights and unique Japanese paper shades. With a beautiful kitchen, well stocked, I could stay a week easily and plan to return for the 'writer's retreat' special 4-day weekday rate. Both the tub & bed are luxurious and everything kept tidy. A leisurely 10 min. walk gets you into town -- note, however, that several regional restaurants (esp. in nearby Lanesboro) are closed during winter months (December-March), and that many businesses are closed Sunday or have abbreviated hours. Also, this property is NOT accessible for those with mobility issues. Rural luxury -- worth every penny!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: quiet, calm atmosphere
Liked least: DVD player and wi-fi stereo hookup (so you could play your own music from your computer) would really improve the amenities.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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
18 Mar 2015
Thank you for taking time to write a review of Asahi Loft. The paper shades are called shoji and one of my favorite tasks is to change the shoji should it happen to rip. When we finally left Japan, I had several rolls of shoji paper and special rice glue in our shipment. Shoji seems to brighten up the Loft while adding privacy.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Michael W
Iowa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unique B&B”
Reviewed February 9, 2015 for a stay in October 2014

If you want peace and quiet in a harmonious setting, this is the place. The loft is beautiful, super clean, and peaceful. Everything is geared towards relaxation. The owners provide a dozen Amish eggs, so you can make your breakfast when and how you wish. There is also homemade bread, Amish jam, cheese and crackers, coffee and teas, and supplies for cooking. The air tub is soothing, and the bed comfortable. The hosts provide a notebook filled with information on the area including maps and menus. They will share insights into the area or let you be. Just share your preferences, and they will do what they can to fulfill your wishes.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Zen-like atmosphere
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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
12 Feb 2015
Thank you for taking time to submit this review. More and more people are planning their vacations by reading peer reviews about a lodging. "Everything is geared towards relaxation", after cleaning the Loft even I try to take a few moments to absorb the benefits of relaxation.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
dbc314
Sunnyvale, California
1 review
“Wonderful retreat”
Reviewed February 4, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Spacious, comfortable, and very private. Japanese theme decor is great fun to explore. Well appointed kitchen.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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
6 Feb 2015
Thank you taking time to add this review. Many people still are unsure about whether they share the Loft with anyone. NO, you are the only guest and the owners are in a separate building. So as this guest wrote, it is very private.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jennifer...
1 review
“Simply perfect”
Reviewed January 19, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My visit to the Asahi Loft was exactly what I needed after a stressful holiday season working in retail management. It is clean, quiet, and comfortable. I can't wait to go back!!

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Feb 2015
Thank you for taking time to add this review. We "can't wait" to host you again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Carrie K
1 review
“This was a peaceful home away from home”
Reviewed January 19, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

It was amazing how easily the Loft felt like it was MY Loft for the weekend. It is so cozy and well designed, with everything we could need. Cindy thought of every detail to make it feel comfortable and designed for relaxation, what was what my best friend and I were seeking. She let us know she was available, but after she let us in we didn't even see her, but it felt good to know if we had questions she was just an e-mail or call away. The deck looked amazing, of course...in January it was too cold to enjoy but I am looking forward to a time I can sip my tea on that peaceful deck in the morning as the sun greets the Loft!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The affordability and the general set up (better than a bed and breakfast)
Liked least: Nothing..it was ALL wonderful!!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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
31 Jan 2015
Thank you for taking time to add a review and happy we could share our Loft so it felt like YOURS. After cleaning the Loft,I often just sit in the reading corner and listen to a zen CD and enjoy it myself.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing