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Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay

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Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay
Farm vies from the forest side
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4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
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Stay at a family farm bordering protected deodar forest, 70 kms beyond Shimla, with nearby local traditional stone and wooden temples, forest trails, and a trout stream at the valley bottom (one of the sources of the Ganges). Great hiking / trekking country, a long-distance bridlepath built in the British period connects the farm to the ancient Hindustan-Tibet Road at the top of the valley (Hatu Peak). Quality accommodation for up to ten guests, home-cooked vegetarian meals using organic home-grown vegetables and fruit, plus all dairy products from our cows and fresh eggs from our chickens. ALL MEALS INCLUDED in the price. Cheese and jam-making demonstrations available (with prior notice) and depending on the season. Our own spring water is solar-heated. Our wood-burners are fed by apple...Stay at a family farm bordering protected deodar forest, 70 kms beyond Shimla, with nearby local traditional stone and wooden temples, forest trails, and a trout stream at the valley bottom (one of the sources of the Ganges). Great hiking / trekking country, a long-distance bridlepath built in the British period connects the farm to the ancient Hindustan-Tibet Road at the top of the valley (Hatu Peak). Quality accommodation for up to ten guests, home-cooked vegetarian meals using organic home-grown vegetables and fruit, plus all dairy products from our cows and fresh eggs from our chickens. ALL MEALS INCLUDED in the price. Cheese and jam-making demonstrations available (with prior notice) and depending on the season. Our own spring water is solar-heated. Our wood-burners are fed by apple wood, and most of the bathrooms also have underfloor heating. Relax in the garden (with fish pond), living room, verandah and games room. Enjoy the snooker table, darts, lawn boules, board games, piano, guitars, a video collection and projector for film nights, and book library. The farm is an ideal setting for individuals or groups (‘luxury vagabonds’) seeking peace and tranquility close to nature. A pick-up service is available from the nearest airport in Chandigarh (6 hours). A ‘cheap and cheerful’ self-catering studio apartment with its own private terrace is also available, with maid’s room. The property is 5 minutes’ walk from a small village (Rukhla) but there are no shops or other facilities. The nearest shops are a 45-minute drive away in Gumma or Kiari. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
1.There is no room service, no broadband wifi or TV - enjoy the outdoors, give yourself a digital detox. 2. No shoes or smoking inside the house. 3.Please respect meal timings, it's our home that you're sharing with us. Breakfast 8:30-10:00. Lunch 12:30 - 2:00. Dinner 8:00 - 9:00. 4. Please hang towels outside. 5. Stay safe, be eco-friendly, respect shared amenities. 6. Use of the snooker table requires a refundable deposit of 1500/- pp. 10. The games room use up to 10.00 pm
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Michael and Devanshe L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:79%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2016
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

This is a very beautiful and very attractive. This is good in low price so we can stay a night and enjoy there alot

Date of stay: May 2019
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

I arrived at Himalayan Orchard fresh from the hustle and bustle of Rishikesh as part of a yoga retreat, and looking forward to some peace, rest and relaxation. Well I was blown away by the place and within days I knew that a week wasn’t...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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HimalayanOrchard, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

Thank you Natalie..we're still waiting for your return and doing that trek.

Reviewed 4 September 2017

I spent one week with Devanshe and Mike. the room was cozy, clean and quite. The food was very tasty. The views were amazing. And all the people around were very nice to me. It s a very nice place to relax and take care...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hey thanks Victoria. You were great to have around; enjoyed playing Pétanque (Boules) & Cribbage with you. Hope you come back some day as a yoga teacher. Our best wishes.

Reviewed 31 March 2017

What an amazing place this is. Completely outside of any previous experience I've had. The peace and serenity of the place marks it out as a must for any weary traveller. As others have noted, it is remote; way up in the hills. The views...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank BarnstapleArtist
Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you Jenny, it was lovely having you and we do hope to see you again with your husband (Andrew - yes?). And again, with friends and / or more family. Also hope to see some of your art work. Best wishes, Devanshe and Michael

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Himalayan Orchard for a week with Michael and Devanshe as a workawayer. Both of them are very kind and frendly. Here has a lot of nature, so you can enjoy great experience if you visit here. I will visit again!! Thank you,...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Hello Ryota, It was great having you & we look forward to another visit from you. Thank you for all your help.

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

I had a lovely stay at the Himalayan Orchard. Mike and Devanche were the most fantastic hosts to stay with. Mike was always at hand the take me on a himalayan hiking adventures, guiding me along beautiful high passes through the forests and to the...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Ed C
Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thank you for your glowing review Ed. It was great having you with us & thanks for all the help around the farm. Visit again. Michael & Devanshe

Reviewed 2 November 2016

I stayed in Himalayan Orchards some weeks as a workawayer, and definitely it was my best experience with workaway ! Rooms are clean, cozy and comfortable, food is truly good and prepared with an inspiration from all over the world ; you can't need something...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you Romaine. We miss (and envy) your fantastic guitar playing and singing ability. Have you cut an album just yet? Or are you focusing on philosophy? We hope you visit again some day.

Reviewed 1 November 2016

I stayed with Devanshe and Michael for two weeks as a workawayer and helped them around the house. It was really fun to spend time with them since they are interesting and very knowlegable people with good humour, always concerned about their guests well being....More

Date of stay: April 2016
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Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you Fina. It was fantastic having you here. Come again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Housekeeping Included
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Private Garden
Safe
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Fishing Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Orchards, forest.
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