This was my first Solo trip to the Northern part of India to usher in another year of my life. And it proved to be among the top 5 best birthdays, ever!
The perfect ambience (it’s monsoon, after all!), with clouds knocking at your windows, make your eyes mist over. You feel you belong and, for the stay, become as one with nature. This participative nature clearly defines the hosts - Jaws and Aruna - who made me feel at once, at home, and at ease. I know I’m going back there for another visit soon!
Jaws, at Jaws@Sattal creates magic in the spotless, but tastefully put-together kitchen. I was fortunate to meet Aruna, who dropped in over the weekend, and she regaled me with stories and anecdotes about their road travel adventures all over the country, over the years.
I couldn’t’ve ever asked for a better birthday than at Jaws’ place. They also run a Gazebo called the Kumaon Farm Café, where they cater to groups of 6 and more. The views, from both properties, are catch-your-breathtakingly beautiful!!! (-:
A must-visit; a repeat-visit; a re-repeat visit.
PS: I have a few great pics, but the poor network prevents me from posting them.
Cheers, Jaws & Aruna!!
Best home stay ever! Super friendly host and a great atmosphere. Facilities were amazing. The rooms are impeccably clean and beautiful. The view from the room is breathtaking. Jaws, the owner is a wonderful host, he knows the area like the back of his hand and will enhance your stay in every way. Jaws is incredibly helpful (he helped us with the train tickets and getting a cab to pick us up from the station) and generous with his time and advice. The best part about this home stay is a 24-hour kitchen. You will be served whenever you are hungry!!!! Every dish here was delicious - a true treat for our taste buds. The evenings here are all about good vibes, meeting new people, good conversations and of course mouthwatering food!
It was a marvelous experience. I wouldn't stay any place else when I return to Sattal. (Do visit his Gazebo if you get a chance.)
Our stay at Jaws @ Sattal was extremely enjoyable. Everything from the ambience to the hospitality made for a great getaway from the busy life of the city. The area that the stay is located in has a great view and close to some good birding areas. There are some really nice eating joints in that area like "i heart cafe" & "cafe by the lake", which are a must try.
Jaws is an amazing host and we thoroughly enjoyed the 4 days spent with him.
The food, which he cooked himself, was finger licking good and we ended up overeating every time. Jaws & his staff were very helpful and rest assured that they will leave no stone unturned to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as you can imagine.
The property is very well maintained and there is nothing that you will not like about the place. Rooms are nice and clean. Hope to come back soon!!
A place for immersion in food , fun , love ,bon homie and nature. A must in every body’s bucket list-but most importantantly one must not forget to work up an appetite before being engulfed in the warmth & hospitality of Jaws.
I didn't actually stay at Jaws At Sattal but my few hours there were a treat for all 5 senses. Jaws is a host par excellence indeed and the Kumaoni meal he and his wonderful cook served at lunch was deliciously excellent including the Creme Caramel.
The rooms are are impeccable; elegant in their simplicity and thoughtfully well appointed and decorated. One of the room's has a pantry and a boon for early risers and birders used to a cuppa as soon as they are up.
All the public spaces are quiet and lovely with stunning views of Bhimtal across the valley.
A super homestay just to chill, go birding, jog, run, amble, take slow, long walks and merge with nature. And of course Jaws' wonderful hospitality and sense of humour and stories only add to this charming place and lest I forget so does Dabu Singh the elderly Bhutia woggy! Go for it!
We went there for our anniversary with our one year old. I had heard so much about this place that my expectations were sky high. Must say they were met and how. As mom would know the baby's comfort is of utmost importance and this place is extremely kid friendly. They cooked special meals for the bub and the kiddo enjoyed the fresh air and greenery.
The food is so awesome that you will remember it for years to come. Jaws (the innkeeper As he calls himself) is a fantastic cook who makes the most delicious food. We came back 2 kgs heavier!
Finally the place, the cottage itself was neat,clean and and had well stocked pantry. the views from it were beautiful. Made me call in love with the place.
Please go for the views, the food, hidden lakes, beautiful mountains, the traditional kumaoni thali (courtesy the innkeeper who makes the experience of visiting kumaoni unforgettable) and the man himself and his stories by the campfire!
I was introduced to 'Jaws' through a friend. And I shall be ever so thankful to him.On two different occasions I had meals cooked by Jaws; and got blown away with it.
just to say "it was Excellent food" would be a huge understatement.
His biryani and rayita was cooked in his Manglorian style. It just melted when it went in the mouth. His next meal Salad... It was delightful !! Western style cheese with local veggies, was for sure another Jaw's 'work of art'.
What impressed me most was he enjoyed talking about food as much as he enjoys cooking. Jaw's food made me happy !!