British-era bungalow nestled in a private forest estate in the Lake District of Kumaon, great for walkers, birdwatchers, nature lovers, readers, writers, artists. All rooms have views of only trees, garden and hills - no other house. Pets allowed.
Picturesque, beautifully preserved colonial-time bungalow, perched atop a wooded hill, in the midst of Nainital's Lake District, in the rolling foothills of the Kumaon Himalaya. Enjoy the warm, personalised hospitality of the family, and their delicious home cooking, Indian, Continental, and Colonial. Breakfast in the verandah overlooking garden and trees, with a rich spread of home-made preserves, eggs to order, toast or home-baked bread, cereal, fresh fruit, and more. Vegans and vegetarians get delicious alternatives. Great place for walkers, bird watchers, travellers looking for a restful break in a warm and friendly home before tackling more of exciting but exhausting India!
Free wifi; living and dining room; verandah, garden, and grounds; kitchen if needed; automatic washing machine and ironing facilities; walks and guided hikes through the forests of the estate; bbq and picnics, village walks;
Общение с гостями
We interact on a constant and personal level, as guests are treated like personal guests of the family. We cook for our guests and see to their welfare ourselves. They are free to have less interaction if they prefer. We are a family with young children as well as grown-up ones; so prefer family-type guests or couples or singles who will also treat The Retreat with the consideration due to a family welcoming guests into its fold.
Другие важные подробности
1.Water is scarce, so guests are requested to conserve water.
2.The hills are vulnerable to forest fires, so please DO NOT light fires, smoke, or throw matches in the forest.
3.Please carry away all your litter back to the house for disposal: do not throw anything outside, in the forest, or elsewhere. Thank you.
You can go swimming in the lake (at your own risk), boating, fishing (license available cheaply), kayaking, paragliding (in tandem with a pilot), hiking (guides available).
Please treat the staff and family members with courtesy and consideration - this is a home you are staying in.
While you are welcome to relax and have a good time with your friends, it should not disturb others staying here, or cause any inconvenience to other guests. Requests for extras (snacks, etc) should be within reasonable limits and timings.
We do not permit bachelor parties or noisy parties.
Smoking outdoors only.
Pets are welcome, at an extra charge, if kept under control and leashed at all times.
This is a very old house, as are its furnishings and the family's personal items scattered about the house. Please treat these with care.