The Woodhouse Farm in Satoli (45 km from Nainital and 12 km from Mukteshwar) is a wooden cottage that’s away from the tourist rush and surrounded by views of the Almora orchards—it's all about enjoying a quiet, hill vacation. Its five bedrooms can take up to 12 people and combines the stillness of village life with amenities we’re all too used to (hey, hot showers and wifi).
The location is a winner, but we’re told that the photos don’t do full justice to how stunning this property looks. They also harvest rainwater on their terrace and are nice enough to offer a fireplace when nights get cold (so dreamy, right?)
The living room, with windows that offer sprawling views of the snow-capped Himalayas, is split into levels and offers sit-outs where conversations can go on and on. If you’re even vaguely into architecture, or into studying unique structures, you’ll have a lot to admire at The Woodhouse. We, for instance, could spend hours aww-ing over the skylights in the bedrooms—but the tragedy is, we’re constantly torn between that and reading by the big windows.
When the village walks get long and tiring, you can come back and cook your own meals (some ingredients can be plucked right from their backyard). Oh, and there’s the staff to take care of tiny demands and hey, their books and board games will always be around for good company.
A night at The Woodhouse would cost you INR 49,499 (exclusive of taxes) for a group of 12 people. The costs vary according to the number of people and you can easily put in your details on their website for the exact tariff.