Imagine sipping a cup of tea in the balcony of a small rusty cottage with a private lawn surrounded by apple orchards and overlooking the majestic Himalayas while cool mountain wind brushes through your hair. Isn’t this what you dream of every time you go on a trip to Himachal or Uttarakhand?

Well, owning a home in the himalayas might be a distant dream for some of us but experiencing it is a mere question of your will. The mighty mountain range has in its womb several serene and beautiful cottages in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand that will leave your senses mesmerized and your soul rejuvenated.

We have hand-picked 11 Amazing Secret Cottages in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand to help you make your dreams come alive for the time. Who knows, you might pick an idea or two to own one in the future.

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Gone Fishing Cottages, Tirthan

02 Bedroom Cottage

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The Host: Upendra

What to love:

  • The rooms are nice, cozy and beautifully done up. All cottages are kitted-out with covered sit-outs.
  • Prepare your own meals in the kitchen or feast on fresh food prepared by the in-house cook.
  • The location is just awe-inspiring. The cottages are located close to a river. Go fishing

The Host speaks…

Our family cottages are located on the ​bank of Kalwari stream, which joins up with the Tirthan River about 500mts​ down the stream. We are in the eco­-zone of Great Himalayan National Park​ which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by orchards and step farming fields on one side and pine and deodar forests on ​the other, our cottages are literally in the lap of nature. Your stay is ​bound to form a lasting camaraderie with nature and the valley. Contact Host

Complimentary Experience offered by the Host: Guided Orchard Walk

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Pahadi House, near Kanatal

02 Bedroom Cottage

Pahadi House, Village Homestay, Kanatal

Pahadi House, Village Homestay, Kanatal

The Host: Abhay

What to love:

  • Eco friendly cottages, made up of wood, mud, stones just feel you like homely village house.
  • Village walks, meditation and yoga, take picnics in the forest, or take part in the organic farming.
  • Star gazing, photography, bird watching and enjoy the lush green surrounding.

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At an altitude of 1700 meters in the arms of the hills and valleys of Kanatal, Pahadi House is a beautiful eco-friendly resort and homestay. Away from the “busy” and “hectic” life schedule, spending moments in the lap of mother nature, with this Kanatal homestay you instantly connect with your soul. You wake up to witness God’s most beautiful creation all around by simply peeking out from the window of your room. Contact Host

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Sanjiv’s Aira Holme Retreat, Chhota Shimla

02 Bedroom Homestay

Sanjiv's Aira Holme Retreat, Shimla Homestay

Sanjiv’s Aira Holme Retreat, Shimla Homestay

The Host: Billy

What to love:

  • You can spend an entire day in the attic with Billy’s collection of books.
  • The large variety of flowers and foliage planted are a refreshing respite from the general concrete.
  • The rooms open through french doors onto a balcony overlooking the Tara Devi temple and valley.

The Host speaks…

Nestled in tranquility, Billy and Sanjiv’s cottage in Aira Holme, in old Chotta Simla is scenic and cosy. Located far enough from the revelling crowds, it is serene and homely. The ambiance at the cottage is relaxed and peaceful. Surrounded by deodars, the cottage is enveloped by nature and urban forest within the town. Overlooking a valley, the view is breathtaking of the Tara Devi temple with Chail and its forests. Contact Host

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Foothills Himalayas, Near Nainital

02 Bedroom Cottage

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The Host: Rushil

What to love:

  • Nature experts (specialized in Birds of Prey) and guides for walks in the forests.
  • Gravity fed irrigation channels and bountiful climate, Kotabagh is a paradise for cereals and fruits
  • A quiet and inspiring place for all who want to rejuvenating their veins

The Host speaks…

Foothills has been frequented by everyone ranging from musicians and writers seeking a Quiet and inspiring place, photographers capturing the beauty of the flora n fauna and groups of nature lovers from across the country to families looking for a quality getaway. This delightful and refreshing enclave is, so as to speak cradled by the jungle on one side and the hills on the other. Contact Host

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Log Cabin at LVB, Near Mussoorie

01 Bedroom Log Cabin

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The Host: Sunita

What to love:

  • This log cabin is one of a kind and is perfect for a couple.
  • There is a private fire place inside the cabin.
  • Most of the vegetables that we get are straight from the farm to the fork.

The Host speaks…

Owned and run by the Kudle Family, this log cabin provides guests a blissful experience of the good old days in its architecture, decor, colors, traditions, cuisine, service and lifestyle.
We encourage local produce and resources in every aspect of running LVB. Through our work, we have actively supported many NGO’s who work for the upliftment of rural women in the state of Uttarakhand. Contact Host

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Sukoon In the Himalayas, Near Almora

03 Bedroom Kumaoni Home

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The Host: Shiv
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What to love:

  • Lush green surroundings and the authentic Kumaoni architecture consisting of stone and wood.
  • Kumaoni cuisine made up of fresh vegetables grown organically on the premises.
  • The view from the rooms. Each room overlooks the majestic Nanda Devi and other snow-covered peaks.

The Host speaks…

Located in a small village called Jalna (Almora) away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this quaint 03 bedroom homestay is all that you need to let yourself go.
At Sukoon, your day starts with the melodious chirping of birds while the the first rays of the sun fall onto the stone walls and slate roofs of your private cottage. Your breakfast consists of local Kumaoni Cuisine made up of fresh vegetables and fruits grown organically on the extensive organic farm and orchards. Contact Host

Complimentary Experience Offered by the Host: Nature / Village Walk with a local.

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Jilling Terraces, Jilling

06 Bedroom Homestay

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The Host: Sheela

What to love:

  • It is located at an elevation on 2,000 Metres. You will surely love the views.
  • The Swing placed at the edge of the ridge, once you get over your fear you will not want to get off.
  • A cozy reading corner with a library next to a large window is the perfect setting for an afternoon.

The Host speaks…

The Jilling Terraces homestay comprises two large suites, two rooms and accompanying ante rooms with every room. The colour palettes are inspired by various flowers and berries. The Kafal room for instance, has been done up keeping in mind the wild tangy berry by the same name; what’s more, it has two large windows which are great for spectacular views.
Its not just another place to spend the night, its an unparalleled offbeat experience that will emboss memories that you wouldn’t want to forget. Contact Host

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Apple Orchard Farm Stay, Kotkhai

04 Bedroom Homestay amidst Apple Orchards

The Host: Tarun

What to love:

  • Beautiful range of farms is blessed with several magnificent treks offering fascinating views.
  • It has a private lawn and an all-glass attic room for the perfect mountain view
  • Surrounded by Apple,Peaches, Green almond & other seasonal trees with fresh crisp air.

The Host speaks…

A 4 bed room apple farm house with stunning views of the beautiful Himalayas, the Apple Orchard Farm stay is an elegant spread. Spend the day amidst apple orchards and pick your own fruits from  6 Acres of Apple, Pears and Plum Farms. All rooms overlook the mountains and there is a private sitout area, perfect for a bonfire evening . Contact Host

Complimentary Experience Offered by the Host: Fruit Picking at the Apple Orchards and Nature Walks

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White Villa at Sunshine Heritage, Near Manali

04 Bedroom Heritage Villa

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The Host: Reetika

What to love:

  • You can find rabbits ,geese, ducks and also learn about bee farming in the backyard farm.
  • We have a beautiful kitchen garden and orchards around the villas
  • Many celebrities have stayed or visited this place.

The Host speaks…

The white Villa has a total of four double bedrooms, out of which 2 are on the ground floor and other two on the first floor. Each room offers a mesmerising snow capped mountain view.
The villa has a traditional feel with the decoration and workmanship of the olden times but at the same time with modern luxury to make your stay memorable.. Contact Host

Complimentary Experience Offered by the Host: Milking the Cow in the Farm and Birdwatching

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Our Place, Raison

02 Bedroom Homestay

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Our Place Raison Homestay on MyTravelPie.com

The Host: Anita

What to love:

  • A great combination of Gourmet cuisine from the West, Himachali recipes & Indian preparations.
  • Its an escape without compromise and a haven for all those seeking rejuvenation amidst nature
  • The architecture will charm you instantly with the English old world beauty

The Host speaks…

Our Place Himalayas, Kullu Valley, is an ideal place one would want to be in. Enjoy beautiful Raison in idyllic Vacation apartment, with breathtaking vistas of the mighty Himalayas.
Set amidst acres of lush gardens, fruit orchards, a rolling-mountain backdrop and a pristine mountain brook, it immediately pushes your life’s gear into a relaxed mode. But getting away does not mean leaving behind your comforts and standard. Contact Host

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Frozen Woods, Mukhteshwar

06 Bedroom Cottage

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The Host: Manoj

What to love:

  • Spend your time rejuvenating to the sounds and sights of nature with its small fruit orchard.
  • Close to a reserve forest teeming with bird and animal life along the dappled glen with wildflowers.
  • Charming quiet serenity walk in the mountains, forest, flowers and lose yourself to the nature.

The Host speaks…

“Frozen woods” is nestled in a beautiful, remote area of Kumaon Himalayas in Uttarakhand, at a height of 6800 feet with a panoramic view of the Greater Himalayan peaks like Nandadevi, Trishul and Panchchuli, for which Kumaon is famous, is perhaps nowhere so splendidly offered than this area. With its small fruit orchard, Frozen Woods is rather like a country home away from home for those who prefer a bed-and-breakfast kind of holiday. Contact Host

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