Panketo Lodge has picture postcard beauty echoing its timeless charm. It is ideal for small or large groups, featuring 8 rooms that can accommodate 24 people in total. Boasting a traditional Japanese design mixed with a Western lodge feel, the spacious 4-level layout features stunning floor to ceiling cedar and oak finishing, made complete with a wood stove for extra cosiness. The custom-made beds will also help you get the perfect rest before a full day on the slopes. There is a modern communal kitchen which is handy on those nights you feel like staying in. 'All You Can Eat" Hot Breakfast is included in your package.
From the lodge it is an easy 5 minute walk downhill to the ski rental shops before skiing directly at Happo-One Ski Resort. The Sakka Ski Lifts (at the foot of Happo One) are 200m from the lodge. Daily shuttles are also available to near by Cortina, Tsugaike, Yanaba and Sun Alpina... the beautiful Hakuba Valley has over 200 ski runs to discover.
After a full day on the slopes, share stories of your day's adventures while soaking in the healing waters of the mineral hot springs. There are two large luxurious baths inside the lodge... and one has views looking out into the forest. Shuttles are also available each evening so you can try several different local (hot spring) onsens throughout your stay. There is even a private onsen, Oh-Taru-No-Yu, which is an easy walk from Panketo Lodge and it can be pre-booked per hour. This outdoor hot spring bath is set amongst the garden and is very private and quiet.
Follow up your Apres Ski experience with a visit to the Penke Bar & Bistro next door, or The Pub down the road. Then return to relax by your lodge fireplace and enjoy movies on the large screen TV with unlimited Netflix. Feeling competitive? Challenge your friends to Wii, Darts or old school Foosball.
During a week at Panketo Lodge you may even catch a glimpse of the local snow monkeys climbing in the trees outside... the views are fabulous!