GMVN in Khirsu is the only hotel of stay as of now though I saw couple more coming up. The hotel is very basic as you would expect in a GMVN hotel. There are two types of rooms. Few rooms at the main building and few are in the cottages. Irrespective of where you stay the grand Himalayan snow picks will be in front of your eyes the moment you open you door that is to say if the weather is in your favour.
Considering the advantageous location it has, the upkeep of the hotel is poor. There is a remnant of an amphitheater; the lawns are undulating, the stairs are broken, some of the cottage floors have sagged and there is permanent water logging in some of the cottages toilets. But the negatives are balanced by the ever smiling and helpful staffs of the hotel many of whom are actually on daily wages.
The food will remind you of home made food. There is water crisis in Khirsu and water supply is very irregular. So it is recommended to carry few crates of water bottels along with you. There is a small village market just outside and a bigger one 2.5 kms away where you can expect to get everything of daily needs.
But if you can ignore all the discomforts then you will have a very scenic and relaxing vacation in the lap of Rhododrendon and Deodar trees with lot of known and unknown birds and the majestic Himalaya. Do not miss the nature park just outside the hotel. In a long time I have not seen such a clean and well maintained nature park surrounded by jungle and hills on all the sides.
If you are taking cottages then remember to check the views from the rooms as some of the cottages on the left side has no direct view. Also make sure you check the gap between floor and the main door and the toilets for water logging. I think you will not have any such problem in the rooms. Generally they offer to show you the room before allocating so accept the offer.
So fellow travelers, do not give Khirsu a miss if you are looking for a few days of absolute peace.