For other recent comments, check for reviews on the Airbnb page for Asahi Loft “Our stay at Cindy’s loft was as magical the second time as it was the first! It’s an immersive experience that transports you to the heart of Japan from Harmony, MN the moment you enter the loft. Cindy and her husband are the consummate hosts thinking of every detail and communicating expertly. Looking forward to our next stay already! ” The Asahi loft was so comfortable it felt like home yet it had some unique, luxurious features which assured we were on a special vacation. My wife and I spent our honeymoon there. The room, bathroom, and kitchen were spotless. The juccuzi was very nice too. The loft is in a very quiet neighborhood surrounded by relaxing nature. We were very much delighted by the wonderful hospitality of the owner. Thank you! Fabulous!! Left on Jan 6, 2017 for a stay in Dec 2016 This was our first visit to the area and to the Loft...and it won't be our last! The Loft was so much more than we ever expected and it was so relaxing, a nice change of pace. You can tell there was a lot of thought put into the design of the Loft and the little "extra's" like the Japanese robes and slippers and the homemade bread make it such a neat experience. Highly Recommend!! Peaceful, private and comfortable! Left on Sep 18, 2016 for a stay in Sep 2016 We loved our stay in Harmony. It's a very friendly place with lots to do. Cindy's hospitality was tremendous. There were fresh flowers on the table, tasty treats in the fridge. There are really clear instructions about the loft as well as many brochures and magazines about things to do in the area. The bed was very comfortable too. The location was perfect - easy to visit the Amish farms, Decorah and Spillville as well as close proximity to the Root River Trail. We'll be back!



Aprl 7, 2013

We have never had such a relaxing weekend. We loved eating at Quarter/quarter and The Crunchy Side. Also the Jem Theater is an experience worth having as it seems to be a favorite thing to do in town.

This couple has already booked a return weekend at the end of May!


April 6 2013

The Asahi Loft of Harmony was very pleased to offer Julie Kramer, award winning author of Shunning Sarah, a complimentary stay at the Loft. Our local library brought Julie here to talk about her book which takes place right here in Harmony.  Julie wrote in the guest book,"  Asahi Loft is a treasure. The design details you have incorporated from Japan made me fee like I am on vacation ....far away." Her husband Joe Kimball, also a noteworthy author of Secrets of the Congdon Mansion, loved the edamame snack!

April 4, 2013

All the little touches for our honeymoon were so much appreciated and we will be back.

March 30, 2013

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to "retreat" at Asahi Loft. My week of grounding,meditation, self care, self love and relaxation was absolutely wonderful.

March 24, 2013 @9:39 am

Thank you for your hospitality The thoughtfulness of you is apparent throughout Asahi Loft. Aaron and I did so much work here. We are so grateful for the spirit that shelters this place.

YaAsangNata (Hmong) Sorry for my difficulty in reading.

These guests were very happy with the speed of the internet! Kalia began her third book, this one will be fiction.

March 13, 2013

A stay at the Loft is always special. I LOVE this place and will look forward to my next (3rd) stay.

March 8, 2013

Cross country skiing at Eagle Bluff, massages from Julie and lots of relaxing. Looking forward to returning to hit the bike trails.

St Paul

February 23-28, 2013

Thanks so much for the much needed getaway. Your loft was just what I needed to get my work projects started in peace and quiet, away from the city distractions.

Jon Blomquist, Chicago IL

February 19-21, 2013 (Mayo Clinic Guests)

Thank you for sharing this amazing loft. Next time, I'll ask about your Japanese pieces. This is a wonderful way to make lemonade out of a medical check up at May.

Rich and Carol

Naperville IL 60564


February 17-18, 2013

Lacking snow we decided to hike the Trout River Trail around Decorah IA. Nice trail, 11 miles, easy walk. Would be a nice bike ride as well. Eagles nest was close to the trail-great viewing. Thanks for your accomodation. We will be back.

DL and KD

February 8-10, 2013

Thank you for the relaxing, serene getaway. The loft is very cozy and we had fun exploring the area.

Reese and Heather

Onalaska, WI

February 1-4, 2013

Thank you for the beautiful getaway. Loved the loft and the area. Great place, we will definitely send our friends. :) 

Jared and Tori, Thorton IA

January 25-27, 2013

Thank you so much for the beautiful relaxing stay. We look forward to coming back very soon.Thank you for the wonderful food, activity emails and even a SNOW COMING phone call. Absolutely above and beyond! We especially enjoyed playing in the yukatas (Japanese bathrobes). Give a person a costume and relaxing music and the fun begin.

Gina and K Hochsprung

January 11-13, 2013

We were so impressed with the Loft and the community. We will be back in the coming warmer months.

Devon and TC , Minneapolis

December 15-17, 2012

Thank you so much for creating the perfect getaway to celebrate my 42nd birthday with my sweetheart! I can't wait to share with friends and family the joy that the Asahi Loft has given me. It has been the most special and memorable birthday weekend of my life! Happy Holidays

John Hockema

Rocheter Mn

Cindy and Doug 

Where do I begin? Everything was perfect here @ Asahi..Beyond what I wished and hoped for.John had the best birthday ever. Thank you so much for making the surprise cake and providing candles. He loved it! I can never thank you enough. Everything was wonderful! We will be back to enjoy this sanctuary during one of the warmer seasons. Quarter /quarer and Harmony House's food was outstanding. Drinks and service at The Crunchy Side was superb. Namaste.


December 7, 2012

....Your place is so amazing and the attention to detail is incredible as it is really beautiful.

Tori and family

November 24, 2012

What a nice place! We had a really lovely stay. The atmosphere here is so relaxing, it made us want to stay here longer. Next time we"ll book for a week. Everything was beautiful and we appreciate your helpfulness and welcoming demeanor.

Sarah and Jeremy Robinson

November 10, 2012

What wonderful relaxing place to spend the evening. Thanks for your great hospitality and generousity.

Pat and Bill Kleinman

November 9, 2012

My 12 day stay at the Asahi Loft has been wonderful. I came for work retreat. I DID get my project done but just as important is the relaxing I've done too. This Loft has space has served me well, fulfilling all my needs with its well-equipped kitchen.I would highly recommend the Quarter/quarter restaurant. Excellent food very good prices.

Barb G.

Gunflint Trail

Sept 29-October 1, 2012

We had an amazing stay at your Asahi Loft for our anniversary weekend. The flowers were my favorites and so thoughtful. We can't thank you enough. The drive you recommended to see the fall colors was beautiful too.

Angie an Andrew Hegel Bloomington.

September 22, 2012

Thanks a million! Your loft accommodations were perfect for this weekend. We will see you in December!


September 15/16, 2012

Great to spend some time in Harmony with fellow classmates for our 50 year class reunion.Having our own space at the Asahi Loft was a perfect way to complete the fun weekend.The loft is restful and decorated in such a manner to create that restfulness. Thanks for your hospitality.

Kathy and Bruce

September 8, 2012

The Asahi Loft is beautiful.This is a very romantic place for an anniversary. Thank you so much for everything.

Mark and Sue Pine Island


August 31-September 1, 2012

WE enjoyed our weekend getaway at the loft. It was very quiet and peaceful and didn't feel as if we were at someone's home.--very private.We especially enjoyed the unique decor and the stories it tells of your time in Japan.Loved the air bath tub after long days of touring, shopping and biking. Thanks also for the fresh homemade breads, rolls, jams. Everything was wonderful. We cannot wait to plan our next visit.

Jim Kjeer and Jen Shumaker. Rochester MN..we felt like we were further than an hour away.

August 30, 2012

This is just what we are looking for. We hope this is the first of many times we get to enjoy your hospitality. WONDERFUL. Earl and Kathy Drake, Mary Stefka. Nebraska

August 26, 2012

Thanks Doug and Cindy. We had a very nice and relaxing weekend away from the kids and life back home for a little while. Thank so much for the birthday "crane" and cake.

Patty and Mike

August 23, 2012

This was fantastic! The "taste of Japan" was everywhere. I want to take the tub home with me. It's impossible not to relax here, but time to go home now so we can come again.

Don and Barb, Mankato MN

August 19, 2012

Thank you for the beauty, bright yellow pickles, wood carvings, soaking tub, kind faces, generous spirits. We will be back. This truly is a space in Harmony.


August 5, 2012

The Asahi Loft was exactly the escape I /we needed. Thank you so much for everything. We will definitely be returning and will spread the work to our friends about what wonderful accommodation the Loft provides. Thanks again.


Thank you so much for everything. We arrived, three moms in need of an escape and we departed after getting exactly THAT. We had a wonderful time here and we all want to come back. The Loft is so relaxing and we loved being here and in great company. Thanks again for everything.PS Quarter/quarter is a must!! Amazing food.


What a wonderful weekend get=away!Cindy, thank you for being so gracious and accommodating. You certainly helped make our visit pleasant and relaxing- We are very much looking forward to coming back.


July 29, 2012

Cindy and Doug,

Thank you so much for offering your BEAUTIFUL loft to us! After a long day on the bike trail it was the perfect place to come home to. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and will recommend the Loft to all of our friends and family.We will leaving our mini vacation very relaxed, thanks to your retreat you have created.

Tara and Ross


I will soon be making a glowing report on Trip Advisor for your beautiful place. The tranquility is something I wish we could have enjoyed longer.  The care and attention to detail and providing a quiet respite from our busy world is evident.

Chris and Jim Barlow

Austin Texas

July 23, 2012

Troy and Jenn appeared unexpectedly in our driveway at 3 pm to see if there was a vacancy and I had the Loft ready for them by 4. The only shortcoming was that their homemade bread was one I had in the freezer instead of baking fresh that day.


What an awesome, relaxing time we had here at the Loft! The atmosphere was so peaceful and enjoyable.We consider ourselves very lucky to have been guided down your driveway today:) Special thanks for being so hospitable on such short notice! You made us feel very much at home with the fresh cut flowers, the robes, bread and treats. I especially enjoyed a nice cup of tea after soaking in the luxurious tub! We will highly recommend the Asahi Loft and hope to return again someday.

Troy and Jenn Carlson Montrose MN

July 20-23, 2012

Thank you so much for the nice, warm and relaxing set-up in a peaceful town.The subtle touches of the skylights, beautiful dishes and baked bread and other foods was a nice touch for our anniversary. We enjoyed working our way through the local restaurants as well. The Village Square was a wonderful chicken club and pie and ice cream that was very "braggable". The Quarter/quarter had exceptional food. I've now fallen in love with coconut rice. We had a fun outing to Niagara Caves and *got the kinks worked out by nearby massage therapist Julie Teslow. She did a great job and is so close by that it is perfect to get back to the Loft to continue to relax. We will definitely recommend the Asahi Loft and hope to come back.

Beth and Brett Adams Lakeville/Rosemount

* Although Julie will do on site massage and stores her table in the closet, sometimes people choose to walk the one block to her home so that the other guest can relax in the Loft.

July 15, 2012

We were happy to meet you in Tokyo 19 years ago and we're grateful to have the chance to stay here at the Asahi Loft. What a great "feel" to the place! Your loft is a great place to retreat and enjoy. We will spread the good word!

The Burgdorfs, Buffalo MN

July 6, 2012

Great place. Thanks for all the little extras. We loved the quiet, the decor and the tub. Went inner tubing at Harvest Farm-very relaxing on a hot July day. We will check out the bike trails today.

Excellent place!

We hope to be back.

Jim Burnsville/Corrine Spearfish SD.

The Quarter /quarter was so good we went back for a second meal.

July 4, 2012

So glad people at Niagara Cave recommended you and that the Loft was available. Enjoyed the decor and theme, what a wonderful place. Will certainly be recommending that our friends seek out this wonderful place. Good luck to you and we hope to see you again.

Kim and Bill Morgan

Cross Plains, WI

June 30th, 2012

Loved everything. What a great place to stay! One night is not enough and we will recommend this place to many. We are big fans of the yukatas and slippers. The tub is a must!! Thanks so much.

Chris and Aleah

PS.Stole the bread mmmmmmm

The homemade bread is yours to take with you, as well as the Amish eggs.

June 25, 2012

What a ideal B and B! WE have loved our peaceful, relaxing stay here and will come back. We love the Japanese experiences reflected in all the amenities and tub. Thanks so much Our time here makes our 23rd anniversary a memorable one.

Sue and Kevin Rochester MN.

June 21-26, 2012

Three Japanese friends from the International School of the Sacred Heart Tokyo came to stay for four nights.

Yoshi...You have made us feel so "at home"thank you so much. Asahi Loft is just like home away from home for us. We will let everyone at the school know all about our experience here. Domo Arigato Gozaimashita

Kazuko....Harmony welcomes us. Asahi Loft gave us a relaxing time. I took away GOOD energy. Thank you very much

Eri...I loved sketching your old barn. I will finish my painting with Japanese material (Nihonga) and will show you. Thank you very much.

 June 14-16, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful stay!

This is the most relaxing place to visit. We had everything we needed and more. You have made the loft a very special place. We have already told friends and we have a list of others who would love this oasis. Everyone we met in Harmony was so friendly and kind. We can see why you love it here. Thanks again.

Brad and Barb

Pine City MN

Brad and Barb took advantage of the special offer and received $100 Harmony dollars to spend on eating and shopping.

June 11, 2012

YOU GOT EVERYTHING JUST RIGHT. So many interesting things to look at and enjoy.

Thank you

Barb and Steve

Northfield, MN

June 5, 2012

What an amazing serene home-away-from-home you have created here. I felt right at home from the moment I stepped in until I said good-bye.

Thank you!




May 20, 2012

OMG! FAB space. We fired up the tub and light show at 6 am. Love is in the air!  Many, MANY thanks.

Burlington IA

PS Next time we are staying for a week.

May 8, 2012

Our spur-0f-the-moment getaway was perfect! Relaxing in the bubbles, biking to the cave, and hikng underground was an ideal way to spend our 44th anniversary. The visit also brought back many fond memories of our stay in Japan. Thank you so much.

Best, Steve and Marliss Jensen....Minneapolis

We will be back and stay longer next time.

 April 19-20

Such a relaxing, spacious get away-as taste of Japan and the Amish. The acoustics were great as we sat, read, worked the jigsaw puzzle and listened to music, while the rain pattered on the roof. Gracious living- Thanks

Jim and Pat....Rochester

(This couple won the South to the Border Harmony Basket from the Angel Foundation fund raiser.)

April 6-9 2012

Thanks so much for a perfect weekend getaway! Can't imagine a more relaxing space, it was exactly what we needed! And the in-house massage by Julie was incredible. Will absolutely recommend the Asahi Loft to anyone looking for a retreat from the Twin Cities.

Karisa and Abraham


March 31-April 5

Thibaut from France wrote in French so I have not finished the translation. But I do recognize Merci Beaucoup..


March 28-31, 2012

What an exquisite experience! The space, the decor, the luxurious accommodations.....Better than some of the 4/5 star hotels I stayed in in years past. You can feel the TLC that is imbued with all the other lovely details~beautifully crafted wood, stone, cabinetry, spa bath and Japanese artifacts. You worked with a palate of exquisite materials and created an amazing space! Thank you for sharing this work of art.

Maure Ann M.....Minneapolis MN

March 11-14, 2012

How inspiring, relaxing and rejuvenating! The bike ride to Lanesboro and back taught me two things:

it's beautiful here and I'll never ride a bike again. Exhausting.

Thanks for the wonderful retreat. I found harmony in Harmony.

Todd Saville.....Cedar Rapids Iowa

February 12-15

What a wonderful place for writers to get away. I had a lovely time and will be recommending this as the perfect retreat to my colleagues.

Danielle Allen, Rochester MN

February 12, 2012

This was the most perfect way to spend our first night away as new parents. The loft had all the amenities a person could ask for. Thank you soooo much for a well-needed night away. I will miss the fantastic soaking tub. I can't wait for our next stay. What a perfect way to relax.

Adam and Rachel Rothering.....St. Paul, MN

February 11, 2012

Thanks for the great place to stay. We know Harmony is a fun little town and these accomodations make it even more special.

Tom and Sue

Lakeville, MN


January 29-February 2, 2012

My writer's retreat at Asahi Loft in late January was the perfect working vacation. The peace, quiet, and comfort of the loft made it easy to focus, work hard, write a lot. During my breaks, I recharged by soaking in the deep tub and walking around the sleepy town. I was always greeted on my way out of the loft by the friendliest yellow lab, who seemed to spend most of his days napping in the street. Thank you so much for providing this retreat, and for making the loft such a special place to think and write and be!

'Cati from Northfield'

January 25-28, 2012

We have thoroughly enjoyed our 2nd stay at the Asahi Loft. This time we were able to ski and walk the trail spotting 3 Bald Eagles along the way, touring Mystery Cave, dining at the Crunchy Side and Quarter/quarter. We took in The War Horse at the Jem Theater tonight.

We appreciate all the amenities you incorporated to insure that we could feel right at home. We are looking forward to shopping at Asahi Antiques before heading back to the Twin Cities.

Thank you both for your kindness, generosity and attn to detail. They have NOT gone unnoticed.

Brent and Katie

Twin Cities

December 16-17 2011

Thank you very much for a wonderful evening. Looking forward to staying here again when I come into town.We loved the Loft, very relaxing! You did a wonderful job on the place.

We will see you next month

Nicholas and Robin Roberts Woodbury MN

December 3-5

We cheered the snowfall because it meant we would have to stay in for the night at the Asahi Loft!

Let it snow

      Let it snow

           We hate to go!

25 years Chip and Val Giannettino

November 18, 2011

In the spring, Asahi Loft of Harmony offered a two night stay to the Bodacious Broads Relay for Life team. This weekend we were pleased to host the winners.

Thank you very much for the relaxing experience. Found it hard not to be calm and relaxed. The space is lovely and we had everything we needed. It's definitely a strange find that we will be recommending to friends.

Thanks again

Jason & Andrea

Rochester,  MN

November 6, 2011

The Asahi Loft is undoubtedly on of Minnesota's hidden treasures. The perfect retreat away from busy city life. The quiet and peace of the space sets in to your soul the moment your walk up the stairs. Here we found the breathing space we both needed so much. We're able to leave only because we're making plans already to come back.

With much appreciation

Angela and Sol, Minneapolis MN

BTW..for the first time in 6 years my cell phone was off and out of reach, thank you for making this possible.


October 26-27, 2011

This visit was our first from a Buddhist monk, Thay Phap De

Cindy and Doug 

Thank you for sharing this treasure: Asahi Loft! It's a temple of stillness, peace, and beauty- a magnificent blend of the exquisite and delicate beauty of Japanese culture and skillful American craftsmanship with native wood.

Ecce quam bonam et quam jucundum habitare fratres in unum. Ps 133

Behold! How good it is when brothers dwell together in HARMONY!

Thay Phap De   AKA  "Younger brother"  Adrian Stier


October 22-23

We had a wonderful stay in Harmony and at the Loft for our anniversary and my birthday! It was great to get away and had a very relaxing stay.

Justin and Lisa Mellmann

Storm Lake Iowa

October 21


What an amazing gift in our lives, to meet you in the Harmony Visitors Center and then to learn of your Asahi Loft  had an opening that night.

For our 25th Anniversary we had wanted to bike-bike-bike (They were our first tandem-riding guests) and trust that our sleeping accommodations would emerge as our time unfolded. Indeed Asahi Loft is a place of peace, beauty and stories. We realize that the development of your welcoming space and all the elements of Japanese and Amish culture are loaded with stories. We had so many delights and questions as we relished each piece of art, the chairs, the dishes, the lighting...the old trunks, drawer pulls, beautiful pottery sink.

Filled with stories of tender lives, of people who created all of these items/offerings of beauty and function.

We will most definitely be back and will spread the word.

Jo Montie & Carl Besser

Minneapolis MN


 *******Below you will find the comments from June 2010-September 2011******


June 23-25, 2010

Jan and Marthe from Netherlands

"It was a privilege and a pleasure to be your first guests on the beautiful loft! The Japanese styling of the place proved not only to be very efficient but also created a slice of tranquility and -indeed-harmony. And then, outside the silence all around you.....great!

Many thanks for your hospitality."


July 2, 2010

 Ben from Mexico City and Susan from the Twin Cities

"We really appreciate the Asahi Loft's beauty and craftsmanship.It's  our Japanese-Minnesota retreat!  We will  definitely be back."


July 5-6, 2010

Deanne and Steve Bryce, Springfield MN

"Thanks for creating this lovely retreat.  We enjoyed our meal at Quarter/quarter and the Jem movie theatre and the popcorn.  I will be sharing our unique little find on our blog."


July 10-11, 2010

"We've been coming to the Lanesboro area for many years for biking. But, this trip was an all new discovery (for us) with this wonderful place to stay and the great new Quarter/quarter restaurant.  Staying here also gave us a new appreciation for Harmony.  We'll be back!!"

Gary and Mary

St Paul


July 26-27, 2010

" We had a wonderful stay on our second anniversary.  We enjoyed the beautiful town of Harmony, canoeing on the Upper Iowa River at Harvest Farm, touring Niagara Cave and biking in Lanesboro.

This is a wonderful loft,  and we look forward to a future visit."

Tory and Andrew



July 29-30, 2010


" We had a terrific stay here at the Loft.  The space is welcoming and relaxing as is the tub! We enjoyed getting socks/feeding the goats at the Austin Goat Farm.  Ada is a hoot! 

We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did, a place for rest and sanctuary."


Peter and Michelle

Twin Cities, MN


August 8, 2010

Cindy and Doug

"You have created a beautiful and peaceful space-a sanctuary! We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing here and  found it a welcome change from our hectic lives! I wish we could have stayed longer and look forward to staying here again in the future. We will definitely recommend it and help you spread the word!!"

Kaiya and Rob Witt

Hastings, MN


August 13-15, 2010 ( Our first guests travelling on a motorcycle)

We had a wonderful time staying in the loft. It's so peaceful.  We really enjoyed HARMONY, the Amish tours, and Niagara Cave. Our weekend went by so fast!  We can't wait to come back again. You have created a wonderful retreat.

Connie and Corey

Bay City, WI


They came again in August of 2011!! Our first repeat customers. This time they stayed three nights!


September 5, 2010

We had a very wonderful time at your unique, awesome "nest".  The stars last evening were beautiful.  Thank you!!

Jody and John

Rochester, MN


September 11, 2010

We discovered and chose to stay at your lovely lodging, only because all the other options were booked when we started looking on September 10.  My sister, Barb, came to visit us from Camos, WA and we have wanted to take her biking on the Root River Trail for years.

Our stay has been one of astonishment and appreciation for the beauty and comfort so carefully planned.  I have never had the opportunity to stay in such a lovely setting.  Will promote the Asahi Loft with our friends.

The beautiful art work and antiques incorporated add to the pleasure and peace of this space.

Barb, Bruce and Bev


October 8, 2010

Doug and Cindy,

Thank you for providing a beautiful place to stay for our wedding night.  We could feel the hospitality all the way from Japan.

Jane and Steve


October 16 & 17, 2010

Doug and Cindy

We had a very beautiful weekend in the Root River Valley! The weather was perfect for biking and the loft was a peaceful place to "come home to".  Although my husband is Japanese American, we have never been to Japan!  So it was very special to drive two hours north of Ames, IA and feel like we were in Japan

We will come again.

Peggy and Paul

In response to a later email. 

Go ahead and use my comments; the loft is very special!  The craftsmanship is remarkable and so rare in this day and age!

October 24, 2010

Doug and Cindy

Your serene and tranquil loft brought back memories of our recent trip to Japan. Thank you.

Our son is a student at Luther College and we will keep your inn foremost in our mind

Elsie and James Osmera


December 24-28, 2010

Your wonderful loft allowed us to spend time with our son who is on the Gopher Basketball team.  We have not been to Harmony for years and we added a wonderful memory this week.

Lorna, Jay, Elliott, and Spencer Eliason

Chadron NE

For some people the loft provides a private time, just for themselves

January 1-2, 2011

You have created a wonderful space filled with peace and love.  The design is articulate, the Japanese art is beautiful and the pottery dishes are excellent.  The bathtub eased the tension from the holidays and the fireplace mesmerized me.

On a quiet winter weekend I wanted nothing more than to read and write and relax.  I did it all.
Many blessings to you in the new year and thank you for opening up your loft.

All my best



February 20, 2011

We enjoyed having a nice getaway from the kids. The bathtub is amazing and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the loft.  We hope to come again in the future.  Thank you!

Kelly and Ian 



March 19, 2011

A nice, serene and sophisticated ambiance.

It was a wonderful alternative to the usual variety of B & B and motels. Quarter/quarter was a treat and a compliment to our stay here. While the tourist season was still 7 weeks away, we enjoyed the solitude and lack of crowd. It was interesting to observe the melting snow and the rushing of the streams, rivulets of the Root River-- a real sign of spring.

Even thought our stay was only overnight, it felt like we had a "real" getaway from our busy work in the cities.  We are definitely recommending this to our friends.

Mari and Jim

St. Paul MN

* Mari made an excellent suggestion to have the headboard secured so that they could read in bed and we have solved with the help of  a skilled local craftsman. She also recommended a Toto heated toilet seat and though we have that in our house, we were not sure our guests would like it.

May 11, 2011

The Green Wedding Honeymoon Couple

Thanks so much for the get-away honeymoon after our Green Wedding at the Living Green Expo. We really appreciate all the work you put into using building supplies and design from the local community.We loved the Japanese decor and touches, it had a calming effect after a busy month.

We loved the solitude of the Loft and the mix of the tours. Lauren was a wealth of information about the local Amish community.

The first night we went to the Quarter/quarter Restaurant. The food was so delicious, not to mention mostly local ingredients!! What a treat to celebrate Willie's birthday dinner.

Willie and Katie

P.S. Love the Toy Story jigsaw puzzle.

June 29, 2011

Our first visitors from Japan!!

Cindy and Doug

The Asahi Loft is Fantastic!

At every turn and upon every minute inspection of a finishing detail we are amazed and surprised:what a place!

The blending of Amish woodworking and Japanese shoji screens is both brilliant and natural. It's how we would like to live everyday-we don't want to leave.

The art and furnishings are worthy of careful inspection.

Mark, * Junco and Maya Felstehausen

*Junco adds, "I felt that I was in my home country."


July 2-4. 2011

Thank you so much for creating the Asahi Loft. The peacefulness and serenity that you have in this place is amazing. Having the kitchen is great, I look forward to putting it to better use on a future visit. Having a full size refrigerator was super handy. Love the bathroom! There was so little light pollution that the time spent on the deck enjoying the stars was amazing.  Thank you again for providing such an amazing sanctuary.

Nikki Todd

Los Angelos, CA


July 7-10 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at the Asahi Loft! So peaceful and relaxing both inside and outside on the deck. Many thanks for your hospitality. We will be sure to mention this place to others.!

Kind regards,

Bob and Cheryl

Delano, MN


July 22-24, 2011

We had a fabulous stay in your peaceful loft. Everything we needed was available. You thought of very little detail. The loft is close to all the adventures we wanted to explore: Niagara Cave, tubing in Lanesboro and bike trails.

We look forward to our next visit to Harmony MN.

Love and Light

Todd and Wahneta Dimmer

Cedar Rapids, IA


August 29-31, 2011

Thank you so much for offering your beautiful loft to help support the Boys and Girls Club. The entire package was such a delight!

Your space is relaxing; so well equipped for a lover's getaway. We loved the bath. What great hospitality of you offer, understated elegance for sure! Our hearts are recharged!

We will be telling everyone about your sweet space and great town. We will BE BACK

The Sampsons

September 12, 2011

This was a last minute booking and it appears they enjoyed even the one night.

Thank you very much. Enjoyed our little free time!! We'll be back and stay longer. Very peaceful and serene.

Jake and Penny

September 17, 2011

Another last minute booking after deciding it was too cold for camping. They also completed the new jigsaw puzzle of the Gold Pavilion in Kyoto. 

To think.......we  had planned to camp last night (but wimped out with the cool temps)-then on a whim, found your wonderful place ! :)

Thank you so much for your graciousness in making a last minute accomodation for us.

We enjoyed all the special touches you incorporated to make your place stand out. The full kitchen was a joy! You've done an excellent job of fine tuning all the details to insure a pleasant stay.

We will be talking about the Asahi Loft of Harmony to many friends and family and hope to return some day.

Thank you again for the memorable "camping" spot. :)

Brent and Katie

Twin Cities, MN


September 30-October 1

Cindy and Doug

Thank you for the wonderful weekend. Your loft felt like home and we will be recommending it to our friends and family. Our friend saw your place on facebook and told us and we are so happy he did...


Jamie and Diane

October 7-8, 2011

We really enjoyed the loft this weekend. It was so realaxing and gave us time for reconnect without having to deal with everything in our day to day lives.Thank you for your hospitality and we hope to visit again.

Jared and Katie Steiger