amenities

  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Extra bed
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  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Extra bed
  • First aid kit
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  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Extra bed
  • First aid kit
  • Heater
  • Hot water
  • House-keeping
  • King-size bed
  • Library
  • Linens
  • Nearby hills
  • Non-veg
  • Parking
  • Shared home
  • Smoking permitted
  • Study/Work table
  • Taxi service
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
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  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Extra bed
  • First aid kit
  • Heater
  • Hot water
  • House-keeping
  • King-size bed
  • Library
  • Linens
  • Nearby hills
  • Non-veg
  • Parking
  • Shared home
  • Smoking permitted
  • Study/Work table
  • Taxi service
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
view less -

the space

When a couple from one of India’s big cities relocated to the hills, they decided to share their beautiful homestay with like-minded guests. Set amidst an apple orchard far from the clamour of Manali, the home has been built using eco-friendly methods. Each brick has been chiselled out of boulders found in situ, providing an avenue for the dying art of stone cutting. There are no paint jobs here, no plastering, and even wood has been used minimally. In a bid to avoid digging yet another borewell in the mountains, the hosts have chosen not to dig one at the property. There are no noise and air-polluting generators either. Breathe clean air again.

 

Oh, before we forget. Once here, open a window and let your jaw drop at the sight of snow-capped peaks and bugyals (alpine meadows). Grab a book and a durrie, find your spot in this private orchard, and absorb the sights of the mighty Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalaya.

comforts

Each room at the property brings together natural design elements that form the identity of the space. The rooms have been constructed with only minor modifications to the original landscape. Expect to share your room with rock formations that are centuries old, hand-made rock basins, mud walls, cosy nooks, and bright corners.

 

There are 5 independent rooms, four of which can accommodate two people. The fifth can accommodate a family or a group of 4. All of them come with attached bathrooms. The rooms are furnished with special attention to the minutest of details, giving them a touch of grace in a warm and homely atmosphere. All of the furniture in the common, dining, and library space have been made using upcycled wood. The home is truly a reflection of sustainable and ecologically-smart architecture.

 

The property is functional all year.

food

All meals are lovingly prepared by the hosts at the property. The menu is expansive and ranges from Indian to Continental. Vegetables, fruits, and dairy are sourced locally, adding revenue to the local economy. The food is fresh, rich, and wholesome. The hosts offer cooking lessons as well and are eager to share their recipes with you to take home as a souvenir of your experience.

ideal for

Travellers interested in exploring the mountains, guests who have a keen eye for architecture, and mindful folk who appreciate the sustainability practices and efforts of the hosts will find their visit deeply fulfilling. This home is open to families, friends, and groups who want to observe and learn from the Pahadi lifestyle. Hikers, nature lovers, and dreamers will enjoy what the property has to offer.

getting there

The property is located 10 km from the heart of Manali town. Accurate details will be provided at the time of confirmation.

things to do

The hosts can suggest secret spots and trails around the village for culturally immersive walks that are well off the tourist map. If you want a local to show you the way into the forest, we can make it happen. If you’d like to visit traditional Kath Kuni homes, or watch how the famous Kullu shawls are weaved, just ask us. The historical town of Naggar is a short drive away, home to the Naggar castle and the wonderful Nicholas Roerich art gallery! Old Manali with its chic cafes and bars is less than 30 mins away.

price

Prices begin at Rs. 3,000 for doubles inclusive of breakfast.

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