About Us

Just a little about us, and the Balls Deep Inn story…

Our villas were built to host guests during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.

After the Games they were run as Tyrolean villas by Kato-san, until bought five years ago by Paul and Kanako Greener and renamed Balls Deep Inn.

The name, suggested by one of their mates, wasn’t meant to last but the more Paul and Kana thought about a replacement, the harder the name stuck in their minds.

In 2018, Paul and Kana sold BDI to the Harper family – Tony, Lisa Carroll, Beck, Shay and Remy – who had spent three amazing winter holidays at BDI.

Paul and Kanako remain involved, sharing hosting duties at various times with the Harper-Carrolls.

Our goal is to help you have the best time you can in Hakuba, and to fall in love with it as deeply as we have.



  • Villa Z was cozy and well appointed with everything we needed for our 6 day stay (including Netflix for the kids!) The car is a huge bonus and gave us the opportunity to explore a number of resorts within and beyond the Hakuba Valley and made dining out, shopping and our visit to the Onsen easy. Tony is the perfect host - wonderfully accommodating and focused on ensuring you have a great stay. We were grateful for the orientation tour and bus drop off. Highly recommended!

    Simone and Glen, Australia

  • Awesome accommodation, service, local knowledge/recommendations on skiing/snowboarding, restaurants, travel options, and everything Hakuba. We will be staying at BDI again!!!

    Pam and Darren, Australia

  • Tony was absolutely the perfect host, this accommodation totally exceeded our expectation and nothing was ever too much. Tony went over and above to accommodate our family and we could not have asked for a better host. I was a little unsure about the the villa accommodating us and our 2 teenage sons but it was absolutely fine - we have already booked our trip for 2020!! Having the car was a complete game changer and allowed us to ski all of the slopes with ease.

    Natalie and Dave 2019

  • Tony is an awesome host! He showed us around, gave us awesome tips on what to do and where to eat. Having the van made everything so easily accessible and the Villa was epic!

    Jennie 2019