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Sri Balaji Farm,Chickbettagere Village | Guddehosur Post, Kushalnagar, 571234, India (Formerly Klub Eco Habitat Private Limited)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 183 Kodagu District B&B and Inns
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“Awesome experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Eco habitat has been one of the best home stays I have ever been to. It's loaded with lush greenery all around, tiny little animal friends to play with, good food, a private pool.. Really amazing ambience. Very close to Dubare, Nisargadhama, river bank and other places.

Excellent hospitality by the hosts. They make you feel like home, very comfortable and secure..
Already planning my next visit :)

I would highly recommend it !!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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ecohabitat, Owner at Eco Habitat, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Its our pleasure hosting you at Eco habitat and we are looking forward to your next visit as mentioned in your review.... Appreciate your time taken for reviewing us.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

As a common people even i had lot of doubts before booking Eco-Habitat. Since this is my honeymoon trip I was very concerned in choosing the place. Finally I went for it. As soon we entered I was amazed by seeing that resort, Eco-Habitat itself is a great experience. Let me list down my wow moment one by one:
1. Day-1 started, we freshened up and got ready for breakfast. Chetna(We call her Bhabhi) she amazed us by preparing such a lovely food for us. After that not even a day we had gone out for the food. The best thing is that she prepares the food of our taste, even it is a complimentary breakfast
2. Hameed cheta (He was our guide who take us around in taxi) such a GEM. He drives only for Eco-Habitat. Such a knowledgeable person and very down to the earth. Even-though his son was un well, he never rushed us during our sight seeing on the day-1 (we came to know about this only on the next day) He can answer/suggest you in and around coorg. Hats of to him
3. Gowrish (A man with smiling face). On the day-1, it was thundering in the night with heavy rain. Since this was our first night stay in Eco-Habitat it was little scarey. He told us not to worry and he also tied their dog (Dummy/Kelly) near our door for our secure and also told us to give a call at any time if we feel anything going wrong with a smiling face. I have never heard/seen this kind of hospitality anywhere
4. Som - cool head (he seems to be calm, but he makes sure everything is going right) Som took around for the coffee plantation tour, in the way we were sharing few words/experience. It is good to see someone who cares about the ecosystem, who think about organic farming and who fights for it. Hats of too him as-well
5. About the room - I thoroughly enjoyed the room. Everything was very clean, swimming pool inside our room was a great thought at this affordable price. It was a perfect choice for honeymoon couples and to family as well.

I would love and like to be there soon. All the best Som and team. You are going to be a great niche player soon. Please do not comprise on your values at any cost/time.

Apart from Eco-Habitat. The place which I loved is elephant camp. I loved this place and Eco-Habitat is very near to this spot. Have you heard of any place where you can bath and feed the elephant? please visit this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ecohabitat, Owner at Eco Habitat, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Can it get better than this ??? Its very kind and nice of you to sum up your views about Eco habitat in such lovely words.. Appreciate your time for this ... It our pleasure to hosting you lovely couple at Eco habitat. We wish to see you again with bigger extended family..
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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

When I was trying to book in Eco-Habitat, I had some doubts if I this is a right choice, since it's near Kushal Nagar and not near Madikeri. But, Later I realized that this is the best location one can get since it is very near to Dubare, Golden Temple and Nisargadhama etc. This is an amazing place to stay. Som and Chetana make you feel you are comfortable at all times. Som inspires you on living eco-friendly. More than hosts, you will end up feeling them as your good
friends. They are very passionate about what they are doing. Food is great. The best part is the private swimming pool and my kids didnt want to go out to any other place and wanted to spend time in pool only. On a whole, this place surely made our trip more memorable. I would recommend this to anyone who goes to coorg. Thanks to Som & Chetana once again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ecohabitat, Owner at Eco Habitat, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
We are glad and happy - that you had a blast at Eco habitat. We felt happy that your elderly parents were comfortable with the stay and food .. Looking forward to see you in future and serve you on yet another memorable vacation..
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

When we were told about "Eco-Habitat", we were expecting a simple cottage resort where we could quickly unwind post the busy week of marriage. But the first time we spoke to Som, it turned out to be something really worth looking forward to. The down-to earth and friendly attitude of Som and Chetna made it no less than being right at home far away from home.
The cottages are designed uniquely, with a small pool attached to each, and complete woodwork. I was suffering from a terrible cold, but Chetna made sure I had ample supplies of tea and hot water at whatever hour of need.
Food is beyond excellent, a Chetna-special touch to everything :) Som keeps his bar well-stocked, so for those who like their drink, its all there !
If you have a desire to read amidst the nature with fresh smell of grass and trees around, mostly the mornings, with a cup of tea/coffee, this is where you should be. So is the place great to look around for birding (not extensive).
The river Kaveri flows along, just few minutes away from here, and a walk there in evening, definitely is a good de-stresser.
We loved it overall, and ended up spending most of the time at "Eco-Habitat" rather than exploring other places. The mild drizzles during day time made it all the more lovely and beautiful.
A big thanks to my sister-in-law and her husband, for recommending Som and Chetna's wonderful resort. And definitely, THANKYOU Som & Chetna, for making the days there really special. We look forward to come back as soon as possible.
Snigdha & Adhaar

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ecohabitat, Owner at Eco Habitat, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Special thanks to you lovely couple for having to pen down such lovely and honest review about us. Reviews like these only motivates us to serve you better. Its our pleasure hosting you lovely couple at Eco habitat. We look forward to see you soon in future.
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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Eco-habitat Coorg is an amazing place for nature loving people.
We spent about a weeks time there on our honeymoon and we had wonderful time.
The home cooked food was awesome and so was the hospitality.
Best place for those who would like a destination, which is a combo of adventure, comfort, privacy, good food, great hospitality etc.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ecohabitat, Owner at Eco Habitat, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Its our pleasure hosting you lovely couple at Eco habitat. We are happy you had a good memorable honeymoon ans am sure shall cherish for years to come by. Seems like we missed little adventure venturing into western ghats - we look forward to see you again in future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

When you put your heart into what you do, it will show... and show it did with Chetna, Som and their cheerful Lads.

Right from the time the booking was done, to getting driving directions S WAS STANDING BY, IMPECCABLE IN ATTITUDE, AT THE GATES, MAKING YOU FEEL YOU BELONGED... to showing us around or letting us be S, C & L THEY MADE US FEEL CARED...to checking what we wanted in the fridge for that evening downer or letting our little girl explore the farm THE TEAM MADE YOU FEEL WANTED...to running from the Gazebo diner to the kitchen a zillion times C ALWAYS THERE TO FEED YOU AND TAKE FEED BACK FROM YOU AND THEN SERVE SOME MORE...to sharing their brave story or suggesting a perfect itienary IF YOU REALLY FELT LIKE GIVING UP A FEW HOURS OF BLISS AT THE FARM TO GET MORE OF THAT HEAVEN CALLED COORG...or to long later after you have left & you get a call from S to let you know where you could get hold of that incredible unpolished brown rice that they served MAKING YOU FEEL YOU ARE WANTED BACK...!!!

We've been to over 50 countries, and stayed at a 100 places. But it's places like Eco Habitat and people like Chetna & Som that make you feel at home far away from your own.

We wish they had another place right up in the hills.

Sindhu & Sajeev

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ecohabitat, Owner at Eco Habitat, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
We appreciate your time taken to review. The last few words in your review motivates us to go extra mile and make sure your vacation at Eco habitat matches expectations. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to serve you on yet another memorable vacation in future.. Its a pleasure hosting your family.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Eco Habitat is great place for Family or couple vacation. Chetna and Som, are very gracious hosts who run the place like clockwork. The food was very tasty and quite unlike the heavy fare offered in other resorts.

Rooms were spacious and clean, though we couldn't use the attached pools due to cool weather.
The location is also quite nice with Dubare Elephant camp, Nisargdhama and Golden temple, all situated close by.

A recommended stay for all travelers who want green, peaceful stay during their visit to Coorg.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ecohabitat, Owner at Eco Habitat, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thanks Varun for your time - reviewing Eco habitat. Hope to see you again in summer - one of the best season for you to use the private pool. Its our pleasure hosting you lovely family and we look forward to see you again.
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Address: Sri Balaji Farm,Chickbettagere Village | Guddehosur Post, Kushalnagar, 571234, India (Formerly Klub Eco Habitat Private Limited)
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Location: India > Karnataka > Kodagu District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 183 B&Bs / Inns in Kodagu District
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let me tell you about Eco Habitat. I Som and my wife Chethana quit our mainstream job in Bangalore and we opted Co-org to settle doing Vanilla farming in 2004. We understood that a lot of our like minded friends and known people were interested to come to Coorg and spend time with us during the weekends.So we decided to make and run a farm/home stay on our Organic farm. Our organic spice plantation is located very close to river Kaveri. The best part is that we get to see wild life on the opp bank of the river in the reserve forest called Dubare. It’s a treat to watch the sun rise by the river bank.We have 2 private pool Villas built on the farm. We haven't compromised on the quality of the materials used in the villas, like the spring mattress, DuPont linens, satellite TV, private pool, solar powered lights, power back up and a huge lawn area in front of the cottages.. The Villas are built from natural late-rite rocks.We have good team of cooks and we offer multiple cuisines for our clients. Not to forget even the local coorgi dishes...Food and snacks are all home cooked and served fresh to our clients based on their choice. We also tell our clients what we specialize in and what current vegetables, greens and fruits are on the farm to pick and choose from. We have lots of pets on the farm. Dogs, ducks, rabbits, horse, cows and calves. Animal and pet lovers may have a good time on the farm. We have organic coconut farm intercropped with Vanilla, Cardamom, pepper, banana and variety of grass to support our dairy farming. We have bio-gas plant which supports the kitchen fuel...Apart from the local sight seeing of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, elephant camp, Tibetan monastery, temples, hill views etc. We also conduct fishing camps, hiking, kayaking, river rafting, 4x4 jeep drives, jungle safari, quad biking, micro-lite flying etc... We also promote Agri-tourism and responsible tourism. We discuss and educate our clients about the local crops which are grown season wise and if interested we encourage them to participate real time. It may be picking coffee beans, harvesting paddy, picking pepper, manuring fields, de-weeding farm grounds, preparing bio mass for bio fuel etc. We have good stretches of hill roads, where the vehicle and human traffic is almost nill, here we encourage our clients to do cycling. We organize picnic lunch in between if they take up full day cycling. We also have very nice camping sites, by the river side, by the back waters and hill tops…We also encourage our customers to take up kayaking and river rafting during the monsoon season…We conduct river rafting in 2 rivers called Kaveri and Barapole…Around Eco Habitat, there are few tribal schools. If our clients are interested we take them to spend quality time with the kids and also contribute for a good cause.We take guests only when we are on the farm. We believe in interacting with every client of ours, understand their perception of the vacation and cater accordingly to their needs. ... more   less 

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