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Binsar Forest Retreat

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place is owned by a young and friendly couple, pallavi and preetam. They made our stay very comfortable. The rooms are clean and cosy. The view of the Himalayas is simply breath taking. The sunset was gorgeous. The food is the biggest plus of this retreat (which is by far very important) I stayed at binsar forest retreat for...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We made a last moment plan for holi weekend to binsar and booked binsar forest retreat. We were constantly updated by mr pritam about weather and he clarified all my queries and arranged taxi for pick up too. Place is a gem to visit. It is located deep in jungles and all the rooms are perfect in location. We got...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I stayed at Binsar Forest Retreat for 5n/6d in mid Feb '17. When choosing a place to stay in Binsar, our requirements were simple. We wanted to be surrounded by Nature's serene beauty, be in the lap of the Himalayas and stay far, far from the madding crowd. Such a place, we discovered was this, BFR ....

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

After a long and tiring 12 hours drive from Delhi, we reached the retreat around close to 6 in the evening. The owner Preetam was consistently in touch with us during the day. We couldn't see much of the view as it had got pretty dark when we reached. However, we were welcomed with hot tea and cakes and preetam...

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Surat, India
Reviewed 30 December 2016

One of the handful of properties in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Binsar Forest Retreat is a cozy homestay tucked away in the majestic oak and pine forests. The rooms and common area which have been recently refurbished are comfortable and provide breathtaking views of the Uttrakhand mountain range. Interaction with Pritam, Pallavi and little Ahana really add to the stay,...

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

At the end of a hectic year we were looking for a relaxed vacation. Wifey’s one line requirement was ‘a do nothing vacation’. We decided on Binsar, and found the Binsar Forest Retreat. And thank God we did. You can read all about the resort and the rooms and the ratings online, but you have to be there to experience...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The place is par excellence the amenities are as outlined and its is an ecological resort. The personal care of Pallavi and Preetam is something special, which goes far beyond a place managed by Managers. The views are out standing and the food is so so good, the walks are outstanding and the special feature being that both Pallavi &...

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Rajeev, thank you so much for sharing your feedback here. It was such a pleasure to meet you. And Pallavi does star gazing session sometimes, thanks to your initiation. We are so looking forward to seeing you back here, this time with Ritu. Perhaps we could organize a Kabir baithak in Binsar. :) Cheers, Preetam

Pune, India
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Binsar Forest Retreat is a beautiful and aesthetically developed resort situated in pristine forests of Binsar Reserve. Pritam & Pallavi, who run this place, have tried to give a unique touch to the resort by combining luxurious accommodation while maintaining local & rustic touch. Rooms are really well done using stone & wood and do give a feel of log...

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Tushar, thanks for taking the time to write about your stay with us. It was lovely meeting you guys here. Point taken about the local food. We have, since your visit, re-introduced some Kumaoni dishes we used to have before and added a some new dishes as well. You may find them to your liking when you visit us...

Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was a memorable trip amidst the green and serene environs of the Himalayan hills ! The air was pure, the sky blue, mountains friendly .With far flung snow- capped peaks breathtakingly beautiful ,the scenic beauty around was charming and soothing ! The accommodation was aesthetically appealing ,environment friendly (only solar-powered) cozy , clean with an aromatic air and comfortable....

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write about your stay with us. Cheers, Preetam

Faridabad, India
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This place is wonderful. Great views of Peaks, Sunrise and sunset is magical. The treks in the forest is not very tough. Pleasant walk and calm atmosphere makes this retreat one of the best of its kind.

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Dear Ramesh, thanks for taking the time to write about us. Cheers, Preetam

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Binsar Forest Retreat is situated at an altitude of 7,600 ft on the south west flank of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated on the land once owned (during the British Raj) by Major Edin and the property is locally known as Edinpur. It is surrounded by the sounds and sights of wilderness with superb views of the higher Himalayas to the north and the valleys and hills to the south and west. Pallavi, Preetam and Aahna, together with close friend and partner Rajesh, have renovated and refurbished the estate in 2014 – 15. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Binsar Forest Retreat

Address: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary | P.O. Ayarpani, Dist. Almora, Binsar 263601, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Almora District > Binsar
Price Range: €78 - €177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Binsar Forest Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
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“All rooms have pleasant and unique features.”
 of 5 bubbles Essgee22, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Secluded, Snow Capped views - Nandaghunti or Trishul, Near the action with a deck sunset views - Walnut or RHODODENDRON room”
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  • the every night bukhari burning ritual
 of 5 bubbles 456ankurb, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Views of the Trishul peak from the Trishul rooms are magnificent, the views from all the rooms are special.”
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 of 5 bubbles rajeevbaruah, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with views of Trishul.”
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  • View of Trishul Peaks from Resort
  • Milkyway captured from Walnut cottage
  • Walnut Cottage
 of 5 bubbles TusharDX, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have something or the other good to offer”
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