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3 bedrooms

6 beds

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True Tranquility! The reviews say it all! Perched on a mountain top at 7000 ft the 3 bedroom cottage comes with astounding comfort, astounding views and really astounding service with a personal cook and separate caretaker! Truly affordable luxury!

The space

Built as our holiday home, we have put a lot of love and affection into bringing together this house. Since we don't use the place throughout the year, we have decided to let others revel in its beauty as well.

General

- 3 luxurious bedrooms, each with large double beds and attached bathrooms (extra beds are available upon request).
- Outdoor seating is available to enjoy the serene view of the valley below, as well as a bonfire at night.
- The house is surrounded by 150sq kilometers of forest reserve. This creates a sweet and crisp smell of pine in the air.
- The house comes complete with a COOK (who makes a tasty meat curry) and a onsite CARETAKER. We normally proceed on a "meals on actuals" basis - so guests buy the raw materials for whatever they want to eat and/or the cook/caretaker can procure local produce on your behalf.
- At a height of approx. 7000 feet, you do not require a fan, let alone an air conditioner, even in peak summer.
- You get strong mobile reception and we do have Satellite TV (Tata-Sky/Dish TV) there as well.

Location

- On the Chail-Kufri road, at a place called ShilonBagh. About a 30 minute drive from Chail and 15 minute drive from Kufri (please see Map for exact location).
- Driving time from Delhi is approximately 8 hours, for a comfortable journey with a couple of stops, including a meal stop.
- If you prefer to take a train, the Kalka Shatabdi departs twice daily from Delhi. The house is then approx. a 3hour taxi ride up from Kalka.

Activities

- The best part about staying up there is that it allows you to re-connect with nature. You are far enough from the distractions of daily life, but close enough to some activity to not feel too disconnected.
- You could borrow a book from our expanding book collection while you're there. We also have board games and a Carrom board for your enjoyment.
- There are two hotel properties within walking distance (approx 15min walk), where you can use their bar/game room facilities.


The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 14 / night after 6 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 152 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Since it is also our family holiday home, we request that you treat the house with the same level of respect as you would your own home, and be careful with its contents.

Guests are liable for the full replacement value of any damage caused to the property by them.

We have a No Pets Policy


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

74 Reviews


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Aaditya User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful place, perfect for a weekend getaway. I was traveling with my 1 year old, so it was really convenient for us to make his feed from time to time. Plus, the domestic help was very helpful too. Arati, the host was very sweet like our own family member. In all I am already planning to visit again soon...
Arati User ProfileArati is a superhost.
Response from Arati:
Thanks a lot for your visit, look forward to your next visit!
July 2017

Mohammed User Profile
July 2017
Awesome place to stay with family/friends.

Mayank User Profile
July 2017
This is a good chilling place atop the a small mountain in Solanbagh. One could make this place lively by sitting on the porch once the sun goes down with the Bonfire and BBQ. Make sure to take your bluetooth speakers, without good music you will miss half the fun. Rooms were cozy and comfortable. Place is secluded and quite but safe.

Nimisha User Profile
June 2017
Arati's cottage is as the name suggests, a truly tranquil place. If u want to get away from the crowd and be surrounded by breathtaking beauty, this is the place to stay. Arjun, the caretaker was very considerate, and always available. We did. Bonfire and barbeque too which was fantastic. Would definitely visit again.
Arati User ProfileArati is a superhost.
Response from Arati:
Thanks a ton , you were awesome guests, and are always welcome back. Please do come visit us again!
June 2017

Dhwani User Profile
June 2017
A great home away for home. The splendid view, the serenity of the place, the cool in the air and the warmth of the staff...each and everything here leaves you wishing to stay for a bit longer... great place owned as well as run by equally great people.
Arati User ProfileArati is a superhost.
Response from Arati:
Thanks so much for your visit and for being such wonderful guests. Hope to see you many times over!
June 2017

Manu User Profile
June 2017
We had a great time at the house. The location is wonderful, with spectacular views and vistas. The house is spacious, tastefully decorated, and clean. The staff (a care taker and a cook) were extremely courteous, friendly, and made sure that our stay was comfortable. The home cooked meals were really delicious and served piping hot. Overall, great experience and would highly recommend it.
Arati User ProfileArati is a superhost.
Response from Arati:
Thanks so much for your visit and for being such awesome guests. Do look us up again when you come up North next time!!
June 2017

Rohit User Profile
May 2017
Tranquility in the Himalayas is as the name goes a place which offers tranquility. If I may say deafening silence. A place far away from the maddening crowd of Shimla and beautiful ly perched between Shimla, Kufri and Chail. We were a family of 5 adults and 1 child. So made use of all the three rooms. Each room has an attached bathroom, a TV and a view to die for. Especially the master bedroom at the top which offers a panorama view of the hill range. The best thing though was the food. Arjun the man Friday and the lady cook made sumptuous food. My family quite literally drooled over the simple but delectable fair. Arjun would not say no to any request. The cost of the food also blew us away. I mean don't recollect the last time we paid so little for such a great food What could not be missed was that this was a personal space of Arati's and was done up with great detailing. Each furniture each painting had character. There is an amazing collection big books. CDs, carrom board. Three tvs, so entertainment is hardly a problem. We mostly spent the time inside the house. I can only imagine this place in snow.
Arati User ProfileArati is a superhost.
Response from Arati:
Thanks so much for your visit Rohit, wonderful guests like you are always welcome. Do visit us again sometime. Thanks and regards
May 2017

New Delhi, IndiaJoined in July 2012
Arati User ProfileArati is a superhost.

My name is Arati Sharma. Our family has shuttled between New Delhi and New Zealand, and try to inculcate the kiwi "all good mate" attitude in our lives here in India as well.
Our kids are now all grown up and are both lawyers. We all love traveling, something that took us to New Zealand, as well as this cottage in the mountains.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay at our home.

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