The Coffee Cottage is a delightful experience, especially for wanderers looking for a lush green weekend getaway from Bangalore. The highlight of this place is the hostess herself, the beautiful cottages, the lush estate and the gourmet coffee!
Located in Chikmagalur in Karnataka, amidst a dense coffee estate, The Coffee Cottage is an ideal getaways for slow travellers looking for a few days of peace and serenity amidst stunning natural landscapes.
ABOUT THE STAY
The estate is owned and managed by Nalima Kariappa and her three daughters. What makes this estate experience so special is that its an all women run initiative and they're doing an excellent job at welcoming travellers into the world of coffee growing.
The estate has three cottages, an indoor and outdoor dining area, a small coffee shop and lots of flower-filled lawns for you to lounge around. All the elements of the Coffee Cottage blend together to make this a magical weekend getaway from Bangalore!
The stay consists of two beautiful cottages nestled amidst a 200 acre coffee plantation. The rooms are airy and welcoming, with sit-outs offering gorgeous views of the plantation and serving as an ideal space to tune in to the sounds of nature.
The interiors are beautiful - white distressed walls, beautiful floor tiles and a fireplace in each cottage making sure your stay is warm, comfortable and cozy. The bathroom is an experience in itself, where you can choose between an indoor and outdoor shower!
Nalima Kariappa, the owner of The Coffee Cottage is an excellent host and ensures that travellers have all that they need during their time at the estate. She runs the show at the estate and manages everything, from growing and harvesting coffee to providing an excellent stay experience for her travellers.
It's beautiful to see how Nalima along with her team of coffee planters is spearheading operations at the estate and making some of the best tasting coffee you will ever have.
The difference in the taste and aroma is because of her love, passion and hard work at the estate. While she is busy at the estate, her daughters, living in India and New York help out with marketing and other aspects related to the estate and property.
THINGS TO KNOW
The Coffee Cottage is located in Chikmangalur, Karnataka.
5 hours from Bangalore.
Nearest station is Hassan, 1 hour away.
Nearest airport is in Mangalore, 4 hrs away
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Spring and Monsoon
BEST SUITED FOR
Couples and families
Rs. 6,500 with breakfast
for 2 adults.
The Coffee Cottage is not an activity packed place. It's a place for slow travel that allows you to re-connect with yourself and nature.
Spend your days walking around the various trails leading through lush coffee estates. Learn how to pick coffee and look out for different kinds of sweet birds that live in within the dense forest estate.
For those who want to stay in and relax, the cottage is an excellent place to catch up on those books you've been meaning to read or do some yoga in the gardens overlooking the lush estate.
In the evenings, cozy up around a bonfire and watch the spectacle of the star-lit sky!
INSPIRED TO WANDER?
TO PLAN YOUR JOURNEY TO THE COFFEE COTTAGE IN CHIKMAGALUR OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN KARNATAKA, CONTACT ME AT KRITIKA@WANDERBUG.IN
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