Oak Chalet is delightful and unspoilt , hidden deep in the woods. You find your self in a reverie surrounded by birdsong and an occasional tinkling cowbell.
The view from the rooms and the garden is breathtaking;,the orchards ,the houses in the valley below ,spires of smoke rising from chimneys can hold you in thrall for a long time.Tried to read a book in the garden but the view was too distracting.
Manoj and Sonia are such wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble....our teenage boys requested Manoj for some books,which he very kindly tracked down.Treks ,Stories ,bonfires,night walks in the forest, rappelling down sheer cliff faces,jumping into crystal clear pools,picnics in the woods.....so much care went into organising each day. Their personal attention to all details made all the difference.
The staff Hemraj,Bipin,Bahadur and Vijay Bhaiya were really amazing,churning out wonderful home cooked meals,playing endless games of cricket with the boys.
It will be remembered by all of us , as the boys say, as an epic holiday !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PLEASE NOTE PRICES QUOTED INCLUDE ALL MEALS, SNACKS,BONFIRE, BARBECUE AND ACTIVITIES. Oak Chalet is open all year round, each season brings its own beauty to these natural surroundings. Oak Chalet is a fine example of the blend of traditional and modern craft. It was built by local artisans in the fast disappearing arts of traditional Kumaoni masonry and carpentry. Oak Chalet's double bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, each with its own private bathroom and entrance. Oak Chalet also offers three double luxury jungle tents for the more adventurous. Each bedroom has vast bay windows which overlook the Gahana Valley and its terraced fields and orchards. In the local language, "Gahana" means "Jewel". From the comfort of your own room, you can experience sunrise and the clear night sky over the ridges and ravines. Panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi and Panchachuli, considered by many to be the best in Uttaranchal, are only minutes away.Oak Chalet has a large dining and sitting room where you can take your meals and share your experiences with fellow travelers. You may, however, prefer Oak Chalet's outdoor barbecue and camp fire. Oak Chalet's library has reading material ranging from local and natural history to Indian literature and philosophy. There is also a selection of games including a carrom board. The peaceful surroundings at Oak Chalet make it a perfect setting for yoga and meditation. ... more less