Tucked away in the midst of pine, oak and rhododendron forests just around the bend from busy Nainital, lies our quaint Unhotel – Manor in the Hills . With eleven exquisite and beautifully rustic rooms offering peace and tranquility in the middle of the rolling hills, this Unhotel is perfect for those looking for a detox from daily life. Go for long treks, bask in the sun or simply cuddle in front of the fireplace with a good book amidst the silence of the mountains.
The eleven rooms are named after ‘pahadi’ trees like the willow, oak and deodar suites and mountain nooks like the grotto, valley and goat shed suites.
All rooms have their own character. While some rooms have unending views of the mountains, others have lofts, garden views, french windows, sundecks and more. The rooms are so unique – the Grotto was once a wine cellar!
All rooms have been decorated keeping in mind the theme of the Himalayas – soft tones, earthy colours. The en-suite bathrooms have been done up tastefully too! A perfect unwind after a long day of adventure.
Manor in the Hills has an in-house restaurant that serves up some lip-smacking fare – from piping hot khao suey, pahadi mutton dishes to some mouth-watering banoffee pie. Although they have a menu, the food can also be made-to-order.
Nothing is better than spending a day out on the deck – sun kissed in the summers and shaded by trees in the winters, it is impossible to move away from this spot.
Challenge friends and family to a game of pool or ping pong or watch classic movies in this dedicated game shed! The warm wooden shed has the feel of an old clubhouse.
What is better than an old world library furnished with rustic sofas in the Himalayas? The perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine (or chocolate milk) with a good book for company.
And if you want to snuggle up in a warm corner, the living room has fireplaces beneath old rafters. You can also choose to sit at the bar or have a family meal at the high table here.
Or walk to the last point of the estate where two large terraces beckon you under the shade of an old pine tree; feel the mountain breeze on your face and look down at a fantastic vista of valleys. A quiet haven for a whole day of reading, eating, drinking beer or just reflecting.
Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Manor in the Hills unburdens the traveller with dreamy views of mountains as far as the eye can see. The heritage history of the place, great amenities with an upscale home-like cosiness are its biggest draw All that a standard hotel experience can never offer.
Manor in the Hills, Nainital
Location: Nainital, Uttarakhand
Nearest Airport: Pantnagar (70 km), New Delhi (300 km)
Nearest Train Station: Kathgodam (36 km)
Nearest Driveable Hub: Delhi/NCR (6 hours)
Amenities: Free WiFi, swimming pool, parking is available here and if you don’t have your own vehicle, the staff will be happy to assist you with rentals. Laundry and room service are available.
Back in the days of the Raj, in the 1890s to be precise, a British army officer’s wife fell in love with this village near Nainital and decided to stay back. In time she built this house on a hillside.
The lady was a force to reckon with – a great horse rider and an even better shooter, she was the talk of the town. No one dared cross her. When she died in the 1940s, she left the house and all that came with it to her faithful retainer.
In 1999 it was finally bought from the descendants who converted it into this Manor in the Hills. The place has been a house of legends! It is said that Gandhiji once had tea here in 1936 while on his way to see Kamala Nehru at the Bhowali Sanatorium. Jim Corbett was apparently a friend of the British lady and would often visit this house.
Over the years, Manor in the Hills has somehow managed to retain much of its past grandeur and mystery, calling the ever inquisitive traveller to bask in its splendour.
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