Located in a peaceful, rural setting amidst lush terraced fields, is a 100-year-old Kumaoni style stone house. Surrounded by pine, oak and rhododendron trees, beautiful terraced fields laden with seasonal fruits and vegetables and a charming, small perennial natural spring, The Village House is a nature lovers delight!
The property is located within a10-acre estate in Almora, Uttarakhand. Offering panoramic views of the majestic Nanda Devi, the house is ideal place for slow travellers who enjoy some quiet mountain time.
ABOUT THE STAY
The cottage is built completely in stone, exuding a rustic and authentic Kumaoni charm. Perched on top of a hill, the place offers magnificent views of the verdant valley below and the high Himalayas above. In and around the estate, there are abundant places for you to unwind and relax.
Huge sit-outs overlooking the beautiful terraced fields, a semi open-air dining area where you can indulge in some delicious, freshly prepared meals and numerous nooks and corners perfect for reading or for fulfilling your spiritual quest.
The estate offers its travellers a choice of four rooms. You could choose the cozy Oak rooms or the beautiful Kafal room. All three rooms are similar in size, offering day beds for one to sit by the window and gaze at the marvellous beauty of the mountains.
The fourth room is a two-story, independent cottage called Deodar, perfect for those who love huge spaces and don't mind splurging on their weekend abodes! All the rooms offer an authentic, rustic yet luxurious experience to its travellers.
The estate has an excellent team of chirpy porters, cooks and caretakers who act as the most wonderful hosts. The team comprises of locals who are always at your service throughout the stay!
Amit, the manager, with his team is very hospitable and great to have a conversation with about local traditions and the Kumaoni way of life. The entire team works towards ensuring your experience is a memorable one. Special mention goes for the cooks who prepare delicious meals for you to enjoy during your stay. The freshly baked bread is excellent!
THINGS TO KNOW
The Village House is located in Almora,
8 hours from Delhi.
Nearest station is in Kathgodam, 2.5 hrs away.
Nearest airport is in Pantnagar, 3.5 hrs away.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Spring time that is April and May or in the monsoons that is July and August.
BEST SUITED FOR
Couples, small groups of friends, families with kids looking for an offbeat adventure.
Rs. 7,000 - Rs. 12,000 per night on double occupancy.
The tariff is inclusive of breakfast.
The Village House is an ideal place for slow travellers who love quiet, calm and relaxing getaways.
If your idea of a mountain getaway is to stay in and relax, this is a great place to do just that. The various, cozy indoor nooks and the charming outdoor spaces act as lovely reading corners and huge glass windows with day beds are ideal to sit back and enjoy magnificent views.
There are various nature trails that one can embark on to explore the surroundings. Hike through the terraced fields and lush forests and try your hand at some farming with the locals at the estate. In the evenings, take a beautiful walk to the highest point of the mountain to enjoy some spectacular moments with the setting sun. In the evening, warm up to a cozy bonfire and a delicious dinner!
INSPIRED TO WANDER?
TO PLAN YOUR JOURNEY TO THE VILLAGE HOUSE IN ALMORA OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN KUMAON, CONTACT ME AT KRITIKA@WANDERBUG.IN
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