Kuma Lodge occupies 1065sqm of land with sought-after ski in/out access to Madarao Mountain Resort. The property can accommodate up to 21 guests in its 10 bedrooms and comes fully-furnished, equipped with a large commercial grade kitchen, large dining area and communal spaces. Operating as a boutique lodge since 2016, Kuma Lodge is rated Madarao’s #1 lodging on TripAdvisor. Ideally-located next to beginner ski runs, Kuma Lodge represents a rare turnkey opportunity to acquire Madarao’s most highly-rated lodge or acquire your own home in an idyllic corner of the resort.
The property affords panoramic views of the surrounding resort including views of nearby ski runs from many rooms and the lodge restaurant. Each of the 10 bedrooms comes with custom-made beds, private wash basins, heating and wardrobe storage while the property includes 1 ensuite bathroom, 6 showers and 5 toilets. The large dining / restaurant area sets up to 25 people – allowing for outside guests to dine at the lodge – with a commercial grade kitchen and street access for deliveries. Separate relaxation and games rooms also feature along with ski storage and a dry room. The property was extensively renovated in 2017, with the roof was resealed and repainted in 2020 and hot water boiler replaced in December 2021. There is extensive storage throughout with the potential for development into further guest rooms or conversion to a home (pending the required approval). This is a freehold title.
About the Business
Operated as a boutique lodged since 2016 and extensively renovated in 2017, Kuma Lodge is rated Madarao’s #1 lodging on TripAdvisor. The sales price includes an operating business with established customer database, new website (as of March 2022), guest booking system and large social media following. As such, this is a rare turnkey investment in which all the hardwork has been done for you, and you can realise your dream of owning a successful lodge in one of Japan’s best ski resorts.
Madarao Mountain Resort
Located only 20 minutes from Iiyama Station and 2 hours from Tokyo, Madarao Mountain Resort
offers the magic combination of fantastic powder, addictive tree zones and some of Nagano’s best side and backcountry. Madarao sits between 910 to 1350 metres above sea level, offering 31 ski runs serviced by 9 chairlifts. But this is one resort for which the numbers don’t tell the full story. Madarao receives a huge amount of snow each winter and its natural bowl shape means that Madarao’s snow stays in better condition for longer. With plenty of powder to play in, Madarao embraces its wild side leaving up to 60% of its runs ungroomed and offering 13 official tree runs within the resort boundary and access to outstanding backcountry.