GREAT FOR

    An indulgent getaway for two, and for and those who do not like to compromise on luxury even in remote destinations.

What we love

  • The terraced hills around. While there is a dense forested patch to the right of the property, the stepped hills in front seem to float in the horizon with the peaks of Trishul, Chaukhamba and others, visible on clear days, in the background. Even though the house is in the mountains, it’s not in an isolated patch. The buzz of village life, sights and sounds of people going about their daily lives is all around, visible from the property.
  • The dolls’ house appearance of the place! The property is built more vertically than horizontally, and the little clusters that dot the hillock give it this look, along with the endless rows of yellow planters that zigzag their way up. The main central structure is the original house, built in the typical colonial summer home fashion complete with wooden floors and a sloping roof with the newer additions complementing this structure.
  • Split into two main categories, deluxe and suite, the rooms appeal to different tastes. While the suites are extravagant, one even has a sofa in the bathroom, the deluxe rooms are simpler but will charm those who prefer minimalism. The four-poster beds, colourful cushions and upholstery, and little evening notes left on the bedside during turn down service, create the perfect ambience and experience. Even the smallest of the rooms meant for solo travelers, are plush and pampering!
  • The property is putting together a museum that showcases graphic art in India. This will soon be open to guests. Do check it out during your visit if its opened!

What to know

  • The owner is a collector, and much of his personal collection here. This was his personal summer home in the nineties, until he decides to expand and open it to discerning guests. Walking through the maze-like corridors sprinkled with colonial and modern bric-a-brac is like strolling through an art gallery. Look out for the vintage scooter that’s framed and sitting on an enclosed podium!
  • Some delicious jams and marmalades are created here. Definitely try the banana rum spread with your toast. Also ask for the lip-smacking rhododendron jam, a local speciality!
  • The restaurant, and the trees growing through it! The dining area is surrounded with a mix of vintage Bollywood and colonial decor. The table mats that double as board games are an innovative addition, and perfect while waiting for your order. In the midst of this cosy clutter, two tall oak trees exit right through the roof and add a lovely touch of magic!
  • The suites are lavish and ideal for those looking for a romantic escapade. There is also one separate cottage that can house two families.
  • The hotel does not serve liquor. Guests may carry their own liquor. the resort will charge corkage of INR 200 per bottle.
  • All major area in the property are interconnected with flights of steps. People with little children should be cautious and people with walking difficulties may want to give this place a miss.

Bedroom

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

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Media/ TV Room
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Ipod docking station
  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

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

Housekeeping

  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 January to 31
March '19
1 April to 31
March '20
Deluxe Room INR 7,150 7,300
Suite Room INR 11,900 11,900
Large Suite INR 12,900 12,900
Family Cottage with 2 Beds INR 18,800 18,800

Rate Includes

  • ​Accommodation in deluxe/ suite room for two people and 4 people in the family cottage

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • GST of 28% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Extra Bed Charges:

  • No charges will apply for children below 5 years of age if the child is sharing a bed with the parents.
  • Children between 6 to 12 years of age can be accommodated at INR 500 per child per night plus taxes
  • People over 12 years of age can be accommodated at INR 500 per person per night plus taxes

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 8 days prior to the date of arrival, 25% will be charged
  • For cancellations made less then 7 days prior to the date of arrival, 100% will be charged
  • Cancellation policy will be different for long weekends and other peak times of the year. Please check with us on the cancellation policy at the time of booking at [email protected]

Meals:

  • Breakfast: INR 800 per person
  • Lunch: INR 1000 per per person
  • Dinner: INR 1200 per person

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

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

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
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

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
4

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