Vintage Feels: This 19th-Century Bungalow With A Private Forest Is Winter Staycation Goals
What Makes It Awesome
Once home to Captain George Simpson of Bombay Esquire, Glenogle Bungalow in Mahabaleshwar looks like a vintage dream amidst a dense green forest. A perfect winter staycation, this place was built in the 1840s and continues to retain its old-school charms. Glenogle Bungalow, sprawling across 6,000-square-feet, houses up to 10-15 guests at a time. The interiors have a certain rustic yet heritage touch. Basking in soothing yellow lights, the master bedrooms boast of wooden poster beds with lace falls, antique furniture, a work table and cabinets. The dining room looks nothing but royal - a long table in the middle, well set with cutlery, napkins and fancy candle-holders; 10 chairs surround the table; the walls feature expensive artwork and monochrome photographs from good old days. Your stay at Glenogle will include a complimentary breakfast. For rest of the meals, guests need to pay separately. The in-house chef cooks lip-smacking veg Maharaja Gujarati thali and spicy red non-veg dishes. We say, must-try guys! Price: INR 30,000 per night.
What's My Pro Tip?
It's a three-hour drive from Pune to Mahabaleshwar, via NH-48 through Shirwal and Panchgani. Take a right onto Dutta Krupa Society Road and head towards Sassoon Road. Make sure you pass by Zora Cottage on the left!
Glenogle Bungalow has its very own private jungle which is perfect for short treks, picnic and barbecue. You can also go for honey harvesting and bee-keeping. Not just that, you can also score saffron honey for INR 210 and olive oil for INR 120.