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Irvine, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The magic began the moment we reached and were greeted by Sheetal and members of her team. And two friendly dogs! We were given a room with beautiful view of the hills. We had a living and dining room all to ourselves too. The bathroom was big, with a nice closet for our clothes. The food was of gourmet quality,...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picturesque luxury homestay in a wild life sanctuary. Confortable suites with very good service and very good cook Charming terrasse garden Welcoming, friendly atmosphere with estate manager Sheela and her very gentle, capable and helpful staff. a magic place in a beautiful nature !

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A Perfect holiday place for family/ friends to get more bonding with great services, without any disturbance of mobiles, TV. Get 100% pure oxygen to give more life to your heart❤* Get your meals as per your choice with local flavours,and you can relish all meals on different locations in this beautifull property .

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1Thank sanjayd0203
Indore, India
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The feeling of staying at this place is so good that it can not be expressed in words, you need to be here to know what it is like to be in Mary budden. We had a wonderful and comfortable stay at this property. It is inside wildlife sanctuary and the location is outstanding. Estate manager Sugandha was very welcoming,...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This was a very last minute holiday over the new year weekend, and I picked it purely off the internet. We honestly kept our expectations low as we were not sure how accurate the reviews were....I am happy to report that we were absolutely blown away and can't wait to plan our return! If you are looking for peace and...

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I went back to the Kumaon Himalayas after almost 15 long years, and what a homecoming it was! All thanks to those magnificent hills, their beautiful people, and -of course- the Mary Budden Estate! Having lived a few years in Nainital, at the sumptuous Commissioner's bungalow, and having traveled frequently across the division with my bureaucrat mother I consider myself...

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4Thank AbhimanyuChandra
Faridabad, Haryana, India
Reviewed 17 September 2014

its been sometime since I stayed there but I def need to share my experience of this place This property has very few rooms to ofer and is best enjoyed ina grp of two to three couple ( I recommend the new cottage that has been built rather than the original which has been rebufurbished this place has amazing hospitality...

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5Thank achalkrishna
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 22 June 2014

It was touching 50 degrees in Delhi this June - even a trip to the hills didn't sound too promising. But we landed up at Mary Budden to have the most gorgeous stay ever. Above the clouds, and a beautiful location with delicious food, it was like being lifted into a world far, far away from the Delhi heat. Sugandha...

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5Thank Aashrey
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 April 2014

This March I decided to head to the mountains and on recommendation came to Mary Budden at Binsar. 4 days of absolute luxury, cozy interiors, lovely weather was the result. Mary Budden Estate speaks of Serena and Samara Chopra's hard work and keen attention to giving guests an eco friendly and luxurious stay even as high as 8000 ft in...

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7Thank Tan29982
Gurgaon, India
Reviewed 17 June 2013

A long treacherous drive from Delhi was soon washed once we reached the estate, beautiful location, beautiful cottage, awesome team to pamper you to the core with ever smiling faces. We booked the Rhododenderon cottage for 4 nights, and the experience was just brilliant. Starting from booking with Serena to our stay with Govind ji and team, it was just...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mary Budden Estate - a family run luxury homestay, is one of only five private homes nestled deep in the oak forests of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Himalayas, at 8000 feet.Mary Budden's 120 year old heritage home has been fully restored by the owners, who have also built another cottage in keeping with the old colonial style; along with a replica of a 14th century Shiv temple within its 5 acres.They harvest rainwater and are fully powered by solar energy. Mary Budden Estate also provides guests with organic produce from their own garden.With the help of their caretaker Ganesh Dutt (who has been with them for the last 21 years), they also provide their guests with a complete village experience in Ganesh's own home in the Dalar village (an hour and a half on foot from Mary Budden Estate).Come here to unwind and connect with nature in this breathtaking corner of the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mary Budden Estate

Address: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary,P.O. Ayarpani District, Binsar 263601, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Almora District > Binsar
Price Range: £104 - £1,618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Cherry blossom - great views, and connected to the main living room. Beautiful sunrise views from the bed.”
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“You can't go wrong. Every room is delightful in its own way!”
 of 5 bubbles AbhimanyuChandra, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“stay in the new cottage rather than the old one”
 of 5 bubbles achalkrishna, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
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