GREAT FOR

    Those looking to unwind in the hills in a peaceful and gorgeous setting in charming colonial cottages will love this place! Great for couples or a small group looking to spend time with one another. It’s also fantastic for those who like doing small hikes and bird trails!

What we love

  • ​We love the breathtaking location of this boutique property! It’s located in a clearing in the midst of an orchard on a hillside with stupendous views of the mountains in the distance and the gently sloping valley below.
  • Spends hours just chilling at the outdoor seating area, from where one can gaze at the mountainous setting all day. Complete that novel, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast or simply lose yourself in the landscape!
  • You’ll feel like you belong to the hills the minute you enter the common lounge area. This is part of the original structure and retains its colonial architecture matched with a touch of modernity. Thick stone pillars cradle big glass windows, and vintage lamps and furniture add to the cosy interiors. This is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, swap stories around the bukhari (a wood fire heater made of iron) or be cocooned with a book in the library attached to it.
  • The colonial rooms of the original house. While there are additions to the accommodation in the form of independent cottages housing contemporary rooms, the rooms in the main building hold their own with wooden floors and snug fireplaces.
  • We love the way the colossal windows of the new rooms frame the view. The sweeping windows are perhaps the best feature of these rooms marked by modern décor and architecture, for you can enjoy the mountains from the comfort of your room, especially on a chilly day!

What to know

  • Whether it is Indian cuisine or continental, food here is easily another highlight of your stay. Roasted meats and tall coolers, delectable dals for vegetarians, and a variety of breads, can be enjoyed over long brunches in the sun. Dig in to pastas topped with fresh basil, apple pies and homemade pizzas, served outdoors or in the little dining room through the evenings.
  • The kitchen is quite innovative. It’ll be perfect to start your day with chicken dosa or just ask the chef to surprise you! Definitely try their fresh fruit pies if you’re there in the summer season.
  • The single factor that makes all the difference is the personalized service and attention to detail. More than anyone, it is the owner himself who lives here and is involved at so many levels. He leads his team by example, from personally welcoming his guests to regaling them with stories of his summer holidays here as a child, and from cooking for them to even serving them at times! That’s quite something, aye?
  • The driveway goes up to the main building with the colonial rooms and other amenities such as the restaurant, but for the new cottages, you will have to take a staircase or two. We’d recommend the colonial for people with walking difficulties.
  • Some of the activities such as a jungle walk around require compulsory supervision of a trained guide.

Bedroom

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

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

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

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Swimming Pool

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Washing machine/ Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

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 February to 31
March '19
Standard Double INR 5,800
Standard Suite INR 7,800
Orchard Suite INR 9,300
Deluxe Orchard Suite INR 10,300

Rate Includes

  • Accommodation on double occupancy basis
  • A sumptuous breakfast for two
  • All applicable taxes

Additional Details

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 8 days prior to the date of booking, 1 night’s charges will be retained
  • For cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the date of booking, no refund will be given

Extra Bed Charges:

  • No charges will apply for children under 5 years of age
  • An extra bed can be provided for children between 5 to 11 years of age at INR 1000 per child per night inclusive of breakfast
  • An extra bed can be provided for people over 11 years of age at INR 1500 per person per night inclusive of breakfast

Check in and check out time: Flexible and 11 am

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
2

Fruit Orchards, Ramgarh

Visit Ramgarh, the little hill settlement known as the Fruit Bowl of Kumaon owing to its resplendent orchards of plum, peach, apricots, pears and apples! Bring out the child within you and pluck a fruit and munch away. Look out for local shops to buy jams and spread made of these delightful fresh fruits! We highly recommend this experience for city folks.

Apple Orchard, Ramgarh, Uttarakhand
Apple Orchard, Ramgarh, Uttarakhand
3

Treks and Trails in Uttarakhand

Take a walk through the hills, forests and orchards. Beautiful agrarian scenes of rice terraces, wheat fields, and small villages with the smell of cooking dinner and the happy shouts of playing children greet your senses. Wildlife abounds amidst the luscious green pine and oak hillsides and throughout the valleys of the estate.

Treks and Trails in Uttarakhand
Treks and Trails in Uttarakhand
4

Local Shopping - Kilmora

​Kilmora is a small not for profit organization based in the Kumaon region of Himalayas. The organization works with local artisans to create beautiful hand woven shawls, scarves, mufflers made of natural fibers. You could also pick up a little tea cosy for that lovely tea-set back at home or buy a variety of Apricot skin care products, jams and spreads to either use yourself or to gift to your loved ones.

Kilmora, Shopping in Nainital
Kilmora, Shopping in Nainital
5

Lakes of Uttarakhand

You’re in the lake district of Uttarakhand! Take a walk to the pretty lake of Bhimtal which is quaint and still off the tourist trail or better still, visit Panna Tal which is a beautiful lake hidden behind pine trees.

Once there, set up your picnic lunch or take a swim in the lake. The place is pretty secluded so avoid going after sunset.

Panna Tal, Uttarakhand, India
Panna Tal, Uttarakhand, India