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Binsar Forest Retreat

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were recommended this place by family who have been here. It is lesser known and thank God for that! But it also shows. We drove down from Delhi and since there are no signs of TRH on the road, bypassed it and had to come back 10 KMS so please be careful about that. We ended up entering the...

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New Delhi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice property at a amazing location. This place is right in the middle of the national forest. The whole place is surrounded by dense forest but unfortunately no animals. If you are a bird lover, then you will definitely love this place. The trekking inside is the forest is quite refreshing and it is easy for the kids too. During...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Better than the best. I am writing this review sitting in my office in the peak summer season thinking about my stay in Binsar forest retreat! That itself speaks a lot about the experience! The seclusion of the place, the warmth of the hosts Pallavi and Preetam and Ahana, the perfection of the room and the views from them, the...

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via 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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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Neha, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. The Samagra Yoga programme at the Retreat was a "dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago". :) And to see it fulfilled with such a special gathering of people was a blessing. We hope to see you and the others soon - perhaps for the...

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via 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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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Sidharth, thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed meeting N and you here - especially the long talks after breakfast while soaking in the sun. We wish you both the best. Keep hiking. :) Best, Preetam

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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

Dear Sharmila, thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. While many of our guests know us before they visit us, in your case, I knew your family before you arrived. We absolutely didn't want to miss you, so hastened back to Binsar just in time. And what a wonderful time we had! It was a pleasure meeting...

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

Dear Meenakshi, thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are glad that you had a good time here. With best wishes, Preetam

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

Dear Aashna, thanks for writing a review here. I remember you all often - how you included Aahna in some of your games despite the age difference and the time Ananya spent listening to Aahna's stories. We wish you the best for your future plans. Also give our best to Ananya and M&M. Cheers, Preetam

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

Dear Ankur, I have read your review so many times. Every time falling short of the time needed to respond back to your thoughtful and detailed review. Thanks for taking the time to write. It was wonderful to meet R and you here. After the first few days, it almost felt like being back in hostel with old friends. We...

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

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Binsar Forest Retreat is an eco­-friendly homestay situated at an altitude of 7,600 feet on the south west flank of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Retreat is surrounded by the sounds and sights of a dense oak forest, with spectacular views of the higher Himalayas to the north and the valleys and hills to the south and west. The Retreat is situated on the land once owned (during the British Raj) by Major Edin and the property is locally known as Edinpur. Edinpur has seen many residents since the days of Major Edin. Pallavi, Preetam and Aahna live here now, and run the property along with close friend and partner Rajesh. ... 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 - €178 (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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“Ask for rooms with the big windows, though they will change your booking if needed.”
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“choose any!”
writetoneha, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have pleasant and unique features.”
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
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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  • room from the family room
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  • passage to the some of the rooms
rajeevbaruah, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
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