A long treacherous drive from Delhi was soon washed once we reached the estate, beautiful location, beautiful cottage, awesome team to pamper you to the core with ever smiling faces. We booked the Rhododenderon cottage for 4 nights, and the experience was just brilliant.
Starting from booking with Serena to our stay with Govind ji and team, it was just fabulous. The food is made to your demand every day with finger licking good options :). Rooms are very tastefully done with nice sit outs and functional fireplaces in all rooms. A must visit for people who are looking for luxurious and warm place to unwind. Felt like our own luxury vacation home in the hills. Nice jungle treks around the estate to charge you up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mary Budden Estate - a family run luxury homestay, is one of only five private homes nestled deep in the oak forests of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Himalayas, at 8000 feet.Mary Budden's 120 year old heritage home has been fully restored by the owners, who have also built another cottage in keeping with the old colonial style; along with a replica of a 14th century Shiv temple within its 5 acres.They harvest rainwater and are fully powered by solar energy. Mary Budden Estate also provides guests with organic produce from their own garden.With the help of their caretaker Ganesh Dutt (who has been with them for the last 21 years), they also provide their guests with a complete village experience in Ganesh's own home in the Dalar village (an hour and a half on foot from Mary Budden Estate).Come here to unwind and connect with nature in this breathtaking corner of the world. ... more less