This is a very non commercial place to stay. Very unlike the normal touristy hotel. The accommodation is very comfortable without being luxurious. It's like a home away from home. It's what I would like to have as a home in the hills. There are 3 cottages, of which two are let out to guests. Each cottage has two bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a large sitting area with an unobstructed view of the hills outside, a large balcony or a sitting area.Each cottage also has a kitchen.
The rooms are spacious and clean, as are the bathrooms. Water is available 24 hours. The atmosphere is one of peace and tranquility, with the sound of the pines a constant backdrop to your stay.
The menu is reasonably large with a wide variety to choose from. And the dishes are tasty and satisfying. The service is courteous and unhurried in keeping with the atmosphere as well as the spread out nature of the cottages.
There is an unobtructed view of the surrounding hills as well as of the plains from the outside sitting areas. This is not located in a noisy or touristy place. It exudes a tranquil quality which is difficult to duplicate. An ideal place to recharge ones batteries, with a book or a walk in one of the many trails which are close by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrender yourself to the serenity of the mountains at 'The Mystic Pines', Kasauli. Situated along an idyllic hillside at an altitude of 5,500 feet, we offer extremely exclusive cottages for daily and up to weekly stays. Overlooking dense Pine forests, this is a boutique property ideal for the discerning traveler looking to experience the feel of a home in the hills. Each cottage consists of 3 luxury bedrooms with attached modern bathrooms, a spacious lounge and dining room, kitchen with electric kettles and refrigerators and private terraces and balconies. Cottages can be booked as an entire unit for a group, or rooms can be booked individually. Sunset Views from The Mystic Pines are the most spectacular as compared to anywhere else in Kasauli and these can be enjoyed from the many decks, sit-outs and spiral stair-cases that dot the property. Take in panoramic views of the Siwalik valleys giving way to the North Indian plains of Chandigarh and Punjab. As the skies dim for dusk against majestic Himalayan ranges, the sparkling lights of Chandigarh come alive. Located on an almost private road called the Narhi Mandir road, the area is particularly quiet and untouched … and as the wilderness rejuvenates you, the stillness of the surroundings is broken only by winds rustling through tall pines. AMENITIES• Each cottage is fully drive-in, spacious and well furnished • Elegant and uncluttered interiors, fitted with all contemporary amenities • 24 hour power backup and running hot and cold water • Tata-sky fitted televisions • Refrigerators in each cottage • Room service• Electric tea/coffee makers with complimentary tea and coffee refurbished everyday• Private verandahs and balconies overlooking the valley• Efficient and attentive staff making this an ideal getaway for families • Proximity to Kasauli Bazaar, Kasauli Club and The Lawrence School, Sanawar • Cottages are approved for Home Stay by the Himachal Tourism Department • Provision for extra beds at extra charge• Parking on the premises • Travel Concierge and Taxi service ... more less