Welcome to La Colina

A hub for people who love mountains.

Enjoy our apartments’ authentic atmosphere and breathtaking surroundings, or join an outdoor activity or trip carefully planned up to the last detail.

You focus on having fun outdoors while we fix the rest.


All four vintage apartments have been renewed with warmth and comfort in mind. Hide away in a cozy loft while you enjoy beautiful mountain landscapes, make gourmet meals, play board games or nestle into comfy cushions.


At La Colina Retreat you can focus on having fun outdoors. Advice is always free, so whether you want to discover what the area offers on your own, or prefer to join any of our guided activities, just bring your tools and we will fix the rest.

With access to more than 20 ski resorts within 1 h’s drive and arguably the best lift-accessed powder freeriding of Japan, you sure will find the perfect snow adventure.

In summer, the famous Shin-etsu trail opens you to endless hiking and trail running discoveries, while the Grinduro competition held every year has cemented Madarao’s mountain biking reputation globally.


Situated at 870m above sea level on a small hill (“colina” in Spanish) facing south, overlooking Mt. Madarao and the Tangram ski area.

In winter, the retreat is framed by the heavy snowfalls this region is world-famous for. In the summer, the sun glistens on nearby Lake Nojiri and in the endless forests in which forest therapy (“shinrin-yoku”) was first conceived.

Year-round, the fresh air and slow pace provide a comforting experience.