On the morning after our first night's stay at Acres Wild I posted the following onto my Facebook status: "nilgiri.hills coonoor.town terrace.fields mist.in.summer evening.drizzle atrium.copperplate.openfire tuscan.wine homemade.fennel.garlic.cheese farmgrown.zucchini.salad august.company(!) anecdotes.with.dinner hay.ripened.mangoes lantern.midnight.walk glowing.lonebison.eyes zzz glorious.bluemountain.sunrise sparrows.vs.caterpillars poha.n.homedairy.butter wife.off.to.cheesemaking.course a.lazy.day.beckons..."
Most of my friends who read this wanted to drop whatever they were doing and join up for the weekend... and that does sum up the experience.
Acres Wild is a venture that has taken fruit after years of the owners' pondering and yearning for a life beyond the concrete maze. It is a working farm - a living, artisanal approach to earth friendliness. The couple of guest cottages are for the fortunate tourist who wishes to nourish his or her soul in the heart of the Nilgiris. And this, far away from the maladies, but hidden quite close to the hillside midtowns of Coonoor and Ooty.
Ideally suited for a long weekend or relaxing week, and located for outbound travel from key cities in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala states into which one could fly in if coming from other states. Car / taxi recommended since the property is inside an older, larger tea estate and hence not accessible by public transport. Check with the owners in advance for any special needs, they are friendly, down-to-earth, warm hearted, and do whatever they do with passion :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a unique farmstay as it is the only gourmet cheesemaking farmstay in India. It is also an organic sustainable farm with wild life like bisons and elephants. ... more less