My family of 4 (including 2 teenage boys) stayed 3 nights here and wished for longer. Our quad room w/private bathroom was very spacious and had every amenity (yukata, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, hot water, tea bags, biscuits) and more. We found our traditional futon beds to be plush and comfortable for a good night’s sleep. The shower (excellent water pressure/temperature), toilet and sink were modern and well-appointed. AC was great. We used the onsen (women’s upstairs, men’s downstairs) each night around 9pm, never saw anyone. The onsen is clean and serves its purpose, but be aware it’s not a huge onsen you’d find in a larger spa.
We were lucky to have dinner (2000 yen, I think) and breakfast (800 yen) at the inn’s dining room. Both beautifully prepared and delicious, including Hida beef (amazing!) with miso at dinner. We found the innkeeper (and chef!) to be gracious and accommodating. She greeted us warmly when we arrived, knew exactly who we were, pointed out a storage cubby for shoes and slippers for indoors.
The inn is a short walk from the bus/train station, across the street from a beautiful temple, and around the corner from a street full of restaurants and shops. I’d recommend Maruaki Hida Takayama, just a half block away, but go before 6pm to avoid a long wait.
All in all, we loved our stay. My advice: reserve in advance at least 1 dinner and/or breakfast–you won’t regret it. Also some of the rooms don’t have private bathrooms, so just know what you’re booking.
Stayed at Minshuku Kuwataniya, Gifu