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Property Spotlight: Greystone
Greystone is the shining star in our houses collection, with everything you need to create the perfect stay for your family or group of friends. With a calm, yet accessible location, ample room for bedrooms and living spaces and luxurious touches like 2 private onsens, a media room and daily shuttle to the lifts each morning.
Read on to discover everything there is to know about Greystone, the perfect group accommodation.
Greystone is located on Yukemuri Avenue, right in the heart of lower Hirafu. If you love being in the center of the restaurant and bar scene when travelling to ski villages, Greystone is perfect for you. There are great izakayas like Rin and Koharuya, a delicious yakitori restaurant called Yamanchu and the famous ‘fridge door bar’ Bar Gyu+ at only a stone throw’s distance, which means going out for fabulous meal or relaxing apres drink is effortless.
The nearest Hirafu and Hanazono shuttle bus stop is only 2 minutes away by foot, so getting to the famed powder of Hanazono and lifts in upper Hirafu is easy. If you enjoy walking, the hustle and bustle of Hirafu Intersection is less than 10 minutes by foot, which is surrounded by everything from an onsen to convenience stores and sushi.
Greystone features a whopping 7 bedrooms over 3 levels, including a 6-bunk room for the kids to enjoy. There are 2 master bedrooms on Level 2 that both include an ensuite, desk and lounge area. The top floor bedroom includes a separate lounge/media area with TV, and there is one twin bedroom in the basement that is studio-style with a television and bathtub. In total there are 7 bathrooms and 3 wash closets, meaning each bedroom has their own space to freshen up each day.
The ground floor is the social hub of the house, with plenty of room to cook feasts, gather for meals or relax together with a movie. There are two lounge areas with a fireplace and television, with mood lighting to enhance the ambience and warmth of the space. A large laundry room with two washers and two dryers ensure that everyone’s clothes and ski gear can remain fresh throughout the holiday and a bar area next to the kitchen makes for the perfect space to eat, cook and socialise all in one place.
An unbeatable feature of this property is the expansive basement floor, which has a studio-style bedroom with ensuite, a huge locker room/changing area for everyone’s equipment and not one but two private onsen areas with showers to cleanse before / rinse off after a relaxing soak.
Greystone has everything you could ever need to have a comfortable stay in Niseko, whether it’s for a few days or a few weeks - this house has it all.
The fully furnished kitchen makes preparing meals to share with family and friends effortless, and each bedroom is supplied with linens and towels so there’s no need to bring bulky extras on your holiday. The separate laundry room is large enough to handle the load of 18 people with 2 washers and 2 dryers, and the basement ski locker provides ample room for everyone to keep their equipment and ski clothes, meaning the bedroom closets can remain dry and clutter-free.
Of the 7 bathrooms, 5 of them feature separate bathtubs including 2 onsen tubs so you can enjoy a traditional Japanese relaxation experience in the comfort of your accommodation.
There are 2 media rooms, 1 in the 1st floor bedroom and another just next door to the bunk rooms, meaning the kids can have their own space to watch movies and play.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house and satellite TV service is available on all the 55” screen TVs, as well as heating and air conditioning for a comfortable temperature inside during your apres time.
For those renting a car, 2 parking spots are available at the property during Winter and Summer.
Housekeeping is available throughout your stay so the room is clean and inviting each day and housework is never a concern.
Our knowledgeable and helpful front desk team can help with the check-in and out process, recommend and book local services and provide complimentary pickups and dropoffs to the Hirafu Welcome Center if you are travelling to Niseko via coach bus. Our experienced driving team is also ready to provide a daily transfer to the lifts each morning, so there’s no need to walk with your group during the busy morning rush.
Greystone’s lower Hirafu location has great proximity to some of Niseko’s best restaurants, and other facilities aren’t too far away either (estimates are by walking):
- Seicomart Convenience Store: 9 minutes
- Rin Izakaya: 1 minute
- Bar Gyu+ (Fridge Door Bar): 4 minutes
- Bus Stop: 2 minutes (Hanazono and Grand Hirafu shuttles)
- Onsen: 10 minutes (The Vale onsen)
- Rental and Retail: 11 minutes (Niseko Sports, free pickup available)
In the scope of Japanese ski resorts, Niseko is generally considered one of the most expensive. For the amount of people Greystone can fit, it’s cost is relatively on-par with our mid-range apartment offerings. In peak season for the 19/20 season, Greystone’s cost is as follows:
Please note that Greystone does not allow extra guests on futons. Be sure to check out our Special Offers page to see what discounts are available for Greystone as they change regularly, and to see what off-peak discounts are available for you and your group.
Greystone is designed to be a warm, welcoming space for large groups and families to have the trip of a lifetime. The combination of useful facilities and timeless interior design means every member of your group can feel comfortable and at-home in Greystone. Hardwood floors, earthy tones and natural textures like stone and wood panelling give an authentic chalet feel, while the mood lighting and exposed beams add a touch of rustic luxury.
The spaces invite spending quality time with your loved ones, like the separate media and lounge rooms for cozy movie nights or the sleek fireplace for stories and hot chocolate in front of the fire on a cold night.
The wood and stone bathrooms convey an effortlessly natural feel with a touch of Japanese design to promote some much-needed relaxation after adventuring on the mountain.
Generous bedroom spaces with large, plush beds and warm fireplaces ensure a good night’s rest every night and a sanctuary from the kids while they rest and play in the bunk bedroom with attached media room.
The private onsens offer the perfect place to take a break in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and with Japanese design in mind, you’ll feel the true relaxation experience a traditional Japanese onsen provides.
On the whole, Greystone is the perfect blend of modern convenience, expansive personal & shared spaces and a mix of earthy & chic chalet design.
Like the look of Greystone? Chat to our Reservations team today to see what dates are available for your next Niseko holiday!
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