Basic facts about Jilling Estate: a roughly 100 acre property a few kilometres from Bhimtal. The estate's woods, and the general area around it, are pristine. The estate has only 4 cottages that are let out for a rent. The closest road is about 2km down the mountain slope, and it's a roughly 45-60 min steep hike up to the property.
And now for my opinion: this is my favourite retreat in the mountains of North India. Here's what it allows me to do: spend lots of time with myself, while being reasonably close to civilization, enjoy the mountain forests in their unspoilt condition, and go for great hikes, get a pleasant, comfortable place to stay in, get good, home-cooked food, and all this at a very reasonable price. This is not a place for drinking parties with your friends - this is a place to relish quietness - by yourself and
Been here twice, and plan to go back regularly. Strongly recommend for spending time with oneself.