Tranquil Kumaon is a fairytale Unhotel in a pastoral setting near Binsar in the Kumaon Himalayas. The 10-acre resort includes virgin pine, oak and rhododendron trees; terraced fields laden with seasonal fruits and vegetables; and to top it all, a small private perennial natural spring. This Unhotel near Binsar offers panoramic views of the Himalayas including the majestic Nanda Devi.
The 100-year-old traditional Kumaoni style stone house in this Unhotel has been painstakingly restored and offers three tastefully designed en suite bedrooms.
Near to this house is a large two-story independent cottage built in traditional style. In and around the Unhotel are abundant places for you to unwind and relax – the courtyard overlooking the mountains and verdant valleys, the semi open-air dining area, numerous nooks and corners perfect for reading, meditation or just doing nothing.
The cuisine is local, North Indian and continental prepared using fresh produce from the resort’s gardens or sourced locally.
Located close to the main house is the newly built spacious two-storey Deodar Cottage. The cottage has been built in traditional local architecture that involves stacking local stones one above the other without using any cementing material in a ‘dry stack’, locally called ‘kori chinai’.
With a large bedroom on level-2 and a sitting room on level-1, the cottage offers stunning views of the valley and Himalayan peaks.
The traditional architecture of the walls and the roof provide for the snug insulation that is so needed during the winter season.
Enjoy mesmerising views of mountains and valleys. Fill your senses with the scent of the earth. Stare at countless stars that enlighten the night sky. Read, write or paint in the tranquil and scenic surroundings.
You may also try your hand at farming, gardening or bee keeping. Take leisurely walks or challenge yourself on the trekking trails and enjoy sumptuous picnic hampers that our staff will prepare for you.
Tranquil Kumaon, Binsar
Location: Almora, Uttarakhand
Nearest Airport: Dehradun (350 km), New Delhi (360 km)
Nearest Train Station: Kathgodam (2.5 hours)
Nearest Driveable Hub: Delhi/NCR (8 hours)
Amenities: The cottage is a short walk from the road head and easily accessible. The stay provides comfortable rooms, local and authentic cuisine, as well as a chance to truly sit back and relax in the mountains.
At Tranquil Kumaon you may just choose to chill and ‘do nothing’. Laze around and read a book; enjoy the warmth of a campfire; gaze at the countless stars in the night sky or admire mesmerising valleys and snow clad peaks
For the adventurous, there are a number of activities on offer to keep busy. You may take part in farming and gardening within the estate; walk to nearby villages to have ‘chai’ with locals; trek to the highest point for breathtaking views or hike around the beautiful oak and rhododendron forests. On any of the longer walks you will be accompanied by one of our Unhotel guides who will share his knowledge about the region and help you connect with the locals.
A rare 100-year-old traditional Kumaoni style stone house accommodation in one of the most beautiful regions of the Himalayas. Luxury stay amidst a pastoral backdrop with great food and service.
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