Up in the hills of Uttarakhand, in the town of Mukteshwar, lies a home that is in the middle of a fruit orchard. Surrounded by Deodar and Oak trees, in the heart of Kumaon, is our Mountain Retreat. With crispy cool evenings and warm summers, and snow capped Himalayan views and warm bonfires in the winter – this cottage-style house is a wonderful place to drive up to all year round. True to its name, it’s a place to retreat to and immerse yourself in a wonderful, woodsy world.
Six stone-and-wood cottages that can house multiple people, each with a private sit-out and garden to enjoy nature.
The bedrooms are comfortably furnished, and very homely in their decor.
The common lounge and dining area are a great place to interact and hang out, as well as the deck which faces the Himalayan vista.
The gardens and orchard are great for summery afternoons spent outdoors, or even a little fun in the snow during winter.
Local, Kumaoni food which is served in the common area, and cooked with the freshest of ingredients (all sourced from the region).
The fruit orchard has its own charm, with the fruits hanging ripe in the summer – enough for you to pick out yourself.
The surrounding forest area is easy to hike in, and you can enjoy a nice walk in the evening or early morning. If you enjoy the trek, you can even try more adventurous trails.
Mountain Retreat, Mukteshwar
Location: Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand
Nearest Airport: Dehradun (94 km) , New Delhi (350 km)
Nearest Train Station: Kathgodam (62 km)
Nearest Driveable Hub: New Delhi (8 hours)
Amenities: A pool table, WiFi, Parking, and super kid- and family-friendly. There is also a large garden to enjoy an outdoor picnic, as well as a conference room if you’re visiting for a corporate outing. There’s also space for a bonfire in the evenings, and a games room to unwind in.
Resting 6000 feet above sea level, the Mountain Retreat gives you – quite the literal – view from top of the world. The collection of cottages is great for a little driveaway holiday with friends, a roadtrip with your family, or even to take a break with a corporate outing.
It’s the kind of spot you can either utilise every corner of, or completely relax and laze around in. The terraced gardens are great for a picnic with a little siesta, perfectly safe for kids to run around in, and maybe even have a little photoshoot for the ‘Gram.
The charm of home and Kumaoni hospitality, blended with modern convenience and comfort – it’s a mountain experience to indulge in.
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