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Junoon in the Hills

Private room in villa hosted by Amitabh
10 guests5 bedrooms5 beds5 bathrooms
Superbly appointed Himalayan villa near Ranikhet - a home away from home... Wonderfully tranquil and peaceful.

The space
Junoon in the Hills

Set in a remote village in the Kumaon Hills, our home is a place to unwind, relax, and re-discover yourself. Friends, family, peaceful contemplation, wandering through the mountains, catching up on reading and music - choose your pleasure...

When visiting for a long weekend, most visitors prefer to just stay at home, relaxing and catching up with each other, getting pampered, playing pool, staying fit in the (small but adequate) gym, reading, or catching some TV. Long walks along the country road are enjoyable, with some beautiful valley and snow-capped Himalayan views in the winter - you can spend hours just soaking these in...

For the more adventurous, there are mountain trails winding through small villages all the way down to the stream at Garampani. Our staff can help you decide what you'd like to do, and arrange for local guides if needed.

If staying longer, Darmani is well situated for trips to local destinations. Nainital is due south, a little over an hour away. Similarly, Ranikhet and Almora are about 40km away, further north. Various other local sites - such as Bhimtal, Naukuchiyatal, Mukteshwar, Sitla, and other Kumaon destinations - are all within easy motoring reach, allowing for comfortable day trips. Our staff can arrange for local taxis to travel in the hills, at very reasonable rates - just ask!

Each bedroom on the property has its own attached bathroom with a shower and solar as well as electric water heater. During the winter, the heated floors in the bathrooms and drawing room in the Main House keep you warm. We also provide electric blankets to keep you cozy and snug, and heaters if required. There is a wood-burning stove and an open fireplace in the drawing room. Of course, double brick and insulated walls mean it's always warmer inside than out...! In the summer, on the other hand, there are many windows to let the breeze in, and fans to keep the circulation going. Outdoors, you can sit in the shade and enjoy a cool drink with the gentle summer breeze.

Our food is simple and hearty, and cooked to your liking by a dedicated full-time cook in our large family kitchen. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (for 2 people per room) are included in the tariff, as are chai, coffee and snacks – including pakoras and kebabs around the bonfire in the evenings…!

Soft drinks are not included in the tariff and are available at cost. A limited choice of soft drinks is available for purchase, so please do carry up with you any special requirements you might have. The same applies for any special dietary needs. Processed meats, whole wheat bread, special flours, juices and fruit, etc. - we'd suggest you bring all these with you when you come – all of which will be stored for you in the fridge and freezer in the kitchen.

We also suggest you carry up any wine or alcohol you'd like to enjoy - there is a very limited choice of beer and alcohol at Garampani...

Guest access
The entire property is easily accessible by wheelchair for those with mobility challenges.

Other things to note
Our home has all the basic amenities that one can desire and more that would make your holiday perfect in the mountains. Equipped with an HD satellite dish and TV, in house gym, massage room, pool table, Wi-Fi connection you won’t feel out of place, in fact, it’s home away from home.
Superbly appointed Himalayan villa near Ranikhet - a home away from home... Wonderfully tranquil and peaceful.

The space
Junoon in the Hills

Set in a remote village in the Kumaon Hills, our home is a place to unwind, relax, and re-discover yourself. Friends, family, peaceful contemplation, wandering through the mountains, catching up on reading and music - choose your pleasure..…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 4
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 5
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Gym
Essentials
Lock on bedroom door
Air conditioning
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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Location

Garjoli Chack Darmani, UK, India

Located in Darmani, which is just 60 kms from Kathgodam railway station on the Bhowali – Ranikhet road, is a perfect family home for those who are looking for something away from the busy city life and just be with mother nature and privacy.

Hosted by Amitabh

Joined in May 2013
  • 1 Review
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They say building a home is a labor of love. Junoon in the Hills, to me, is more than just one lifetime of love. I live in California for work, but my home is and will always be Junoon :-)
Co-hosts
  • Asha
  • Languages: English, हिन्दी
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 12:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported Learn more

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