Mugilu is the last estate in a row of places and unlike a traditional homestay where everyone is in one building, there are five individual and very private cottages set across a verdant coffee and pepper plantation. The pet-friendly place has been designed and set up to go with the ecology – nothing jarring or post modern here, just stone, wood and earthy tones. Each cottage has its own balcony that affords a fantastic view, bird songs as well as tiny visitors by way of flying insects. Each cottage boasts a different colour theme, basic rustic furniture – rough wooden bed and chairs and table in the balcony, and stone floored bathrooms with big glass windows so you can commune with nature even while bathing. You will surely forget about your troubles here!
With no television or air conditioning, (forget WiFi), and limited phone signal, this place is all about getting in touch with nature and leaving gadgets, technology, and modernity behind. Even the hot water for bathing is heated on a fire and then piped into the rooms, for a limited period of time each day. The package per night includes three meals available in the common dining room, and even tea and snacks available for a little extra. The food is hearty, local Kannadiga fare, and a real spread, with a good number of dishes likes akki roti, chicken curry and even a few North Indian favourites.
The staff is sweet, hospitable, and keep the place running smoothly and when the owner couple, Sapna and Chandan are around, you will be in for a treat with conversations surrounding life, travel, adventure sports, and wellness. Don’t miss taking an early morning walk on the hillside behind the estate which also makes for a perfect spot to view the gorgeous sunsets. Of course, if you’re feeling too lazy or just not up to leaving Mugilu, you can hang out on your private balcony and enjoy the views, silence, sounds of nature.
All COVID-19 measures are in place here and the property is regularly sanitised.