High-end user cottage with chandeliers, high-quality furniture and sauna completed at Nakasatsunai’s Feriendorf
A cottage for high-end users has been completed at the Feriendorf glamping resort in the village of Nakasatsunai in the Tokachi region of eastern Hokkaido. The cottage has a luxurious interior complete with glittering chandeliers and high-quality furniture. The accommodation, which is surrounded by trees, is available for rent from December 1, at a rate of 150,000 yen per night (for four people), with two meals included. The aim is to meet the demands of more affluent customers from Hokkaido and beyond.
The new cottage is a bungalow with approximately 150 square meters of floorspace, one-and-a-half times more than a conventional two-story cottage. It has been named the ‘Princess Suite’. In order to make guests feel like a princess, the interior is decorated in pale pink tones, with luxurious, elegant sofas, fixtures and fittings. The living room ceiling is approximately eight meters high, providing a sense of spaciousness. It is also equipped with a sauna that uses the Finnish ‘löyly’ method of bathing, as well as an outdoor wooden deck for barbecues. At night, birch and other trees outside the living room windows are illuminated to create a magical atmosphere.
Another cottage aimed at high-end users will also be opened next spring. The total investment for the two cottages will exceed 200 million yen. There are also plans to build a hot-spring facility nearby the newly completed cottages, to be opened in July 2022.
The Feriendorf site includes cottages, glamping tents and a restaurant, and reopened after refurbishment in April 2021. Despite opening during the Coronavirus pandemic, sales reached a record high every month up to October, partly because contact with others could be avoided.
Because of its favorable location, just a 15-minute drive from Tokachi Obihiro Airport, a new trend is emerging. In October, the CEO of a finance company in Tokyo stayed at the facility, taking advantage of the village’s program to subsidize lodging and other expenses in order to attract ‘workation’ users, who want to combine their work with a vacation. Attracted by the abundant natural environment, he renovated a cottage and plans to open a sales office there in January next year. Hayashi Yuta, director of ‘Sora’, the company that manages Feriendorf says “Our goal of attracting people and money to Tokachi is gradually coming true. We will use the facility as a base to promote Tokachi as a whole.”
Feriendorf glamping resort
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