We Are Booked Until We Close

We are a single-booking property – it’s just you + up to 1 guest, and your hosts!

We are only taking one booking at a time, right now, so all our guests who stay at Shirakaba are the ONLY guests at Shirakaba during their stay! You, (by yourself or with a guest) will have a private indoor swimming pool, our Bullfrog Spa/hot tub and our sauna totally to yourself.

Send us a quick note here and Louise will get back with you shortly to let you know the availability during the dates below. Room is $575 per night, single or double occupancy, with a 2-night minimum. No pets allowed.

If you are flexible, be sure to make a note of that in the message box as well. We look forward to meeting you!

** NOTE: We are closing our doors on November 8, 2020. We can refer you to some nice places in the area. **

We’ll only use this information internally. We would never dream of sharing your personal information with anyone or any thing. View our privacy policy for more information.

take no ma room with a comfy bed


Room Facilities

  • 415 sq ft of interior space

  • King Size bed with memory foam mattress

  • Luxurious Comphy Brand microfiber spa linens
  • Assortment of fluffy western pillows and organic Japanese buckwheat hull pillows
  • Slippers to keep you comfortable during your stay

  • Hi-definition TV, DVD player, CD and DVD library, DirecTV receiver, and Netflix in both rooms

  • Access to indoor swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub (moved outdoors during warmer weather)
  • Bathtub, shower, and Asian toilet seats

  • Mini-fridge stocked with your choice of non-alcoholic beveages
  • Suite has windows facing three directions

  • 3-mat tatmi room for a relaxing seating/dining area for two

  • Spacious Take No Ma suite spans the entire western side of the guest house

  • Facilities unavailable for any pets.

Enjoy complete privacy at our
single-booking property.

Full suite $575/night for up to 2 guests, 

2 night minimum stay on Fridays/Saturdays and holiday periods.

Optional one dinner event per stay.

No pets allowed.

See What Our Guests Have To Say:

  •   We really enjoyed meeting your family
    Thank you so much for taking time to leave us a review.
    We love sharing our love of Japan and our home here in... read more

  •   After just 2 nights here I felt like a new person! Lovely pool, hikes, breakfast, views, and conversation. Louisa was very sweet in accommodating our interests! Best chocolate chip... read more

  •   This guest house is a truly unique experience because 1) you feel transported to Japan and 2) how attentive Louise and Sadao are attending to every detail of their guests... read more

  •   Our stay here was AMAZING! The guest house was peaceful and relaxing. We were celebrating our one year anniversary and Louise and Sadao made us feel like family. They were... read more

  •   How wonderful it was to celebrate my birthday at a Japanese style inn in the Berkshires. When we arrived the house was decorated with birthday streamers in Japanese and English.... read more

  •   we really loved the brownies and cookies Louise made for us. (and you must try the wasabi ice-cream it was so good)
    The room was beautiful&clean, everything was just... read more


  • 5 star review  Enjoyed staying here. Really got a full Japanese experience with food and decor, and the place and surrounding area are beautiful.

    thumb Maxim Lott
  • 5 star review  I loved our experience ♡ Louise and Sadao took excellent care of us. Before we arrived Louise took the time to make sure we would have absolutely everything and anything we could ask for. When we arrived the house smelled delicious! We had multiple baked goods to devour! Also the handmade icecream was amazing!!! Louise made sure all our fun moments were captured and we got some great group photos! The breakfast was amazing and they offered a Japanese or western options. The house was so peaceful and secluded and had a pool, hot tub and sauna! We especially loved sitting on the deck enjoying the fire pit. Not only did we get baked goods, we got all sorts of goodies. Post cards to send, pens, mugs that we got to paint ourselves! Overall they took amazzing care of all our needs!

    thumb kerri braun
  • 5 star review  Wonderful experience! My fiance surprised me with a weekend getaway at Berkshires Shirakaba. We enjoyed all of the amenities at the house and loved that there was a ski resort so close. Louise and Sadao took such great care of us!

    thumb Jon Vall
  • 5 star review  Can't begin to speak highly enough of our experience at Berkshires Shirakaba. My husband and I stayed for our honeymoon, Louise and Sadao were incredibly kind and attentive. Every little detail was addressed! The accommodations are lovely. Enough privacy, but prompt service when you need it. Beautiful scenery on the property. And the food- phenomenal! A must visit.

    thumb Nora Jensen
  • 5 star review  We just experienced a dream come true at Berkshire Shirakaba. This place is nothing like any other place we have ever stayed. We were greeted by Louise on arrival and both she and Sadao took such good care of us. The place is gorgeous and extremely comfortable. The food was the best we have ever eaten. We ate and we ate and we ate some more. We were given so many choices and they made everything just the way we requested. We truly felt like we were in Japan as we enjoyed the traditional Japanese eating area, decor, and traditions. We loved hearing the stories Louise shared with us. I loved how Sadao spent so much time with my sons sharing Japanese writing and talking about Japan since they will be going there in the future. The grounds are so pretty and relaxing. We took walks down to the gazebo to enjoy the breathtaking views. I could go on and on about this place and the hosts. I just want to conclude by saying you need to visit Berkshire Shirakaba. It will be an experience you will never forget filled with everlasting memories. We miss being there already. Louise and Sadao quickly felt like family. We miss them and cannot wait fo see them again sometime. Thank you Louise and Sadao for a dream come true experience.

    thumb maureen moyer
  • 5 star review  We really enjoyed the two nights we stayed with Louise and Sadao. We appreciate them sharing their lovely home in the mountains with us. Access to the pool, hot tub, and sauna all to ourselves was just down the hall! Louise made sure we had everything we needed and then some! We had sukiyaki prepared by Sadao and served in the tatami room. It was amazing. Also def go for the Japanese breakfast excellent experience!

    thumb Jim Cosgrave