Charming Old World Lodging Above Historic Traditional Japanese Bathhouse(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Bed And Breakfast
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Completely private, sleeps up to 3 couples, full kitchen, tea parlor Living room
There is nothing else like this! Enchanting and comfortable lodgings for up to 2 couples (separate rooms) full kitchen with all amenities, hardwood floors, gorgeous light, surrounded by swaying bamboo above the Historic Japanese Osento (private bath house) where you can soak in hot and cool tubs, take a delicious steam, with your choice of homemade salt scrubs, essential oils and aromatic flowers while sipping fresh hot ginger tea in the winter and a cool refreshments in the warmer months.
WEEK-END RATES FRI. SAT. & SUN. (includes 2 hr. Soak & Steam) 1 couple $318, extra guest $40 p/per. Loding tax of $17.88 p/night to be paid upon arrival.
WEEK DAY RATES MON. - THURS. 1 couple $273, extra guest $40 p/per
Lodging tax of $16.20 p/night to be paid upon arrival
Click links below to read media stories on the Miyazaki Bathhouse:
Member since: 2013
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Bed And Breakfast
- Bed & Breakfast
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6
- Fantasy bedroom is small, hence the double/full size bed, however it's exceedingly comfy, private and charming. The window opens out onto high swaying bamboo making you feel like you're in a tree house. Hardwood floors. Located directly across the hall from the bathroom. Bedroom 2 is also small but refreshingly charming with original steamer wardrobe trunk showing travel stamps of someone's journey from Japan to the U.S. back in the old days. Bedroom 3, (if needed) doubles as a tea parlor/living room and has a very comfy queen size day bed. Hardwood floors, large window by the bed looks out to the beautiful swaying bamboo. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom upstairs has an antique lion claw tub with shower, sink and toilet. Also includes small cabinet with drawers for your toilet articles and full length mirror. Hardwood floors. Nice size window. Bathroom 2 downstairs in lounge area is wheelchair accessible. Bathroom 3 in Sento (bath house) is also wheelchair accessible and also serves as a changing room for the baths, with kimonos/yucatas for soaking guests....moreless
Upstairs has a small eclectic library as well as new yorkers and science news magazines. Downstairs Lounge area has Japanese art books, Japanese american history, and books on rituals of soaking!...moreless
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
Dining area is part of open floor plan with kitchen. Spacious and light, hardwood floors, windows look out through the swaying bamboo onto the community park. Large table, more chairs can be available...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Private kitchen for vacationers. The cupboards are original bead board, marble counter tops, farmhouse sink includes all appliances, open floor plan, hardwood floors and plenty of beautiful light!...moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Kayak / Canoe:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $85 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
$249 is the cost for 1 couple ($284 for 2 couples) staying in vac. rental & using the Sento (private bath house) for 2 hrs. (soaking together.) If each couple wants a private soak, add $80
Additional sleeping area on 1st fl. Same pricing structure as upstairs. $249 for 1 couple ($284 for 2 couples.)
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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We are the only remaining functioning Historic Japanese Bath House (sento) in the country. The accompanying lodgings will take you back in time to enjoy old world charm as you tour this time machine of a town.
A unique and interesting setting within the small Historic Japanese and Chinese towns, now burgeoning artist community, nestled among 1200 miles of waterways and sloughs right on the Sacramento river and near the convergence of the San Joaquin, and Consumnes rivers. We are surrounded by farm lands and park reserves where bird migrations of all kinds make their magical appearance fall through early spring.
We have 7 art galleries within Walnut Grove and our neighboring town, Locke.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Eugene Phillips, builder, designer and artist, specializing in historic restorations and Montserrat Wassam, fine arts painter and installation artist, bought The Miyazaki bathhouse, an Historic landmark, as a virtual ruin. With their shared interest in water, history and the preservation of cultures, they devoted much of their time and love to the re creation of the Sento (bathhouse) as an expression of their mutual artistic vision, and as a vehicle to honor the customs of the Japanese culture and to introduce the love of the soaking ritual to Americans. Eugene grew up in Atascadero Ca. and Montserrat grew up in Paris France. They split their time between their home in San Francisco and Walnut Grove, Ca.
Why the Owner Chose Walnut Grove, CA, USA:
We stumbled upon The Miyazaki (built in 1916) as we took small back roads on our way home from 1 of our many excursions. We were very taken with the charming ghost town like quality of Walnut Grove and Locke and their haunting history. We had fallen in love while soaking in wild hot springs and the thought of owning and restoring a genuine Sento on the historic registry where we could soak and stay in the old boarding house upstairs, was... irresistible. Then we found out that there were once hundreds of these Japanese Bathhouses in the country, but after WWII they fell into disrepair and faded away. We simply loved the challenge of breathing life back into it as it was once the very heart beat of this Japanese community. Everyone thought we were nuts, and we were, but now we have a gem, and the community has blossomed around us, offering a ghost town with a burgeoning artist community. What a thrill!!
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
Where else can you stay that offers real comfort with such unique charm, in a restored Historic landmark of cultural significance, with the opportunity to use the private soaking hot & cool tubs and steam room of the Miyazaki Osento, while lounging in the tatami area with tea service? Did I mention we can arrange for you to get an amazing massage by a certified licensed massage therapist during your stay?
Links to more information:
The Sento (Bath house)
Traditional stool for pre-scrub before entering tubs, a Japanese ritual...
Making salt scrubs
View of Tatami lounge area and beyond into the Sento
Day bed in tea parlor
Tiny Wardrobe trunk bedroom
B Street side entrance. Lots of bamboo!
A little cafe in the plaza before your soak?
Sandhill crane bird migration, 5 minutes away
Dock your boat at the Walnut Grove marina 1 block away
Ladies getting resdy to soak in the Bath house
Pre WW II Kimonos exhibit with rickshaw in gallery
The tea parlor in lodging upstairs.
A peak into the upstairs bathroom. Even the fluffy robes are supplied!
Beginning of Spring, parkside entrance
Looking out on to the little town
Bucolic view of the Sacramento river from Walnut Grove dock
Taiko drummers at the annual Buddhist Bazaar in July
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 18, 2017
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