The Retreat at Bhimtal is a charming, family-owned 19th-century colonial bungalow nestled in an ancient cedar, oak, and pine forest covered estate in foothills of the Himalayas in the Kumaon Lake District, Uttarakhand, India.
Filled with old colonial furniture, cutlery, books, and knick-knacks, the house breathes the atmosphere of old style comfort and peace.
The family strives consistently against all odds to conserve the forest and wildlife in the area.
The perfect get-away for nature lovers, botanists and entomologists, bird watchers, yoga and meditation enthusiasts, trekkers, walkers, campers, couch potatoes, dreamers, artists, and writers....
Stress pots and workaholics - this is the perfect rehab for you. The warm, personal care of the Smetacek family will make you feel comple...More
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
The Retreat is for people who wish to go for walks, bird-watching, relax and read, and who appreciate an old-fashioned heritage property set in a private forest. Guests will not find hotel amenities or conditions for partying. Guests are expected to respect the antiquity of the house and furnishings. The lime-washed, red-plaster-floor bathrooms are clean and quaint, but lacking tiles, showers, jets. We offer excellent home-cooked food, but not an a la carte menu.