GREAT FOR

    Anyone looking for ‘back to nature’ getaway. Not only for birders or hikers, but also for people who simply wish to unwind in the lap of mountains.

What we love

  • The view is to die for! The property has a nearly 360 degree of the surrounding panorama! Not only can you see the mighty Trishul and other major Himalayan peaks, but also the sweeping valleys of Kumaon. As per the legends, this was the erstwhile house of a British Commissioner who stumbled upon this spot after a 10 year search for the perfect place in Kumaon!
  • You’ll love the colonial charm of the interiors. The place is dotted with old photographs, period furniture preserved over the years, hundred year old tapestries and vintage sideboards.
  • Peace, calm and serenity surround the place. Given that the house is located within the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, there is nothing around for miles but the oak and cedar forest, marked by the occasional burst of red rhododendrons, the sharp cry of the barking deer, the twitter of Eurasian jays, the babblers in the mornings and the colours of the sky as the sun sets.
  • Everyday, the chef prepares a fresh menu that is written on the chalkboard outside the restaurant. We recommend you go with the handcrafted menu that takes you from soup to dessert, different for every meal. We also recommend trying the Kumaoni thali to sample local cuisine that is otherwise hard to find! Of course, there’s an ala carte menu as well if you prefer not to go with any of these options.

What to know

  • This beautiful house is located within Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which is off the grid hence, there’s no electricity here. The place lays a strong emphasis on being green and uses a combination of solar power and gen-set. You’ll have lights every evening from sunset to bedtime during which time cameras, phone and other gadgets can be charged.
  • The sanctuary gates open at sunrise and close at sunset, so plan your arrival and exit accordingly.
  • Being an out and out nature retreat, there’s no television or wifi here. Internet is available on special request on a chargeable basis.
  • Nestled in the core of the forest, this place is home to and corridor of many wild animals from ghorals, a variery of goat-antelope, to wild boars and leopards. We request you to be respectful to the environment and the flora and fauna it hosts.
  • A small entrance fee will be charged at the forest check post of the sanctuary.
  • The service is highly personalized here! Everyone, from the butler to the owners will look after your individual needs and ensure you have a comfortable. Spend some time with the owners and listen to them talk about the history of the place, anecdotes of ancestors who bought the property, summer holidays there as children and anything else that you want to know about the region.

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Heating
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Car rental facility

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Swimming Pool

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Restaurant
  • Chef can prepare whatever you want!

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 January to 31
March '17
1 April to 30
September '17
1 October to 31
March '18
Deluxe Room INR 8,465 8,999 8,800

Rate Includes

  • Room charges on double occupancy basis
  • Breakfast, lunch or dinner for two people
  • All applicable taxes

Additional Details

Extra Bed Charges:

  • An extra bed can be provided at an additional charge of INR 2500/ INR 3800 per person per night inclusive of breakfast, lunch or dinner and all applicable taxes.

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the date of arrival, 100% will be charged.

Supplementary Charges:

  • Between 23rd December and 5th January, there’ll be a supplementary charge of INR 3500 per room per night

Mandatory Dinner:

  • On 31st December, there’ll be a mandatory New Years Eve dinner for all in-house guests. Charges will be INR 2000 per person. For children below 12 years of age, charges will be INR 1000.

Check in and check out time: 1400 hours and 1200 hours

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Bird Watching in Uttarakhand

This place is a paradise for bird watchers! Step just outside your cottage and you’ll see them or hear them chirping away.

During spring and summer, the place is swamped with beautiful birds but pheasants and other local birds can be seen through the year.

Some other birds that you may see are the Yellow Billed Magpie, Red Vented Bulbuul Bengalenisis, Blue Whistling Thrush, Oriental White Eye, Black Headed Jay, Barn Swallow, Himalayan Bulbul or the Wedge Tailed Green Pigeon.

Find a spot that you like, get your cup of tea and sit back to enjoy the true delight of the Himalayan birds. The experience is utterly calming and soothing to the senses. Sights that are so tough to otherwise find in a city.

Bird Watching in Uttarakhand
Bird Watching in Uttarakhand
Bird Watching in Uttarakhand
Bird Watching in Uttarakhand
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Temple Visit in Kumaon

​Uttarakhand is also known as Devbhoomi or the Land of the Gods. The region is surrounded with beautiful ancient temples that are architectural marvels and full of age old legends and stories. You’ll love the scenic walks to the temples! While Chitai Bell Temple and Kasar Devi are close by, do make a trip to Jageshwar and Katarmal Sun Temple too if possible.

Jageshwar Temple, Uttarakhand
Jageshwar Temple, Uttarakhand