Woodside Retreat is a Homestay set amidst an Oak and Rhododendron forest in the mountain village of Pangot, 14 kms from Nainital on the Kilbury Road, at a height of 6,300 feet above sea level nestled in the Kumaon Himalayan region of India.
The Reserve forests surrounding Woodside is rich in plant and bird life. The mountain paths in the village make for beautiful nature walks and the drive to Pangot from Nainital offers stunning views of the Himalayan ranges on a day with clear skies.
Woodside Retreat was built in 1999 as a family home and is an ideal retreat in the mountains – a perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Great care has been taken to provide comfortable facilities in the two cottages.
Woodside has 6 double bedrooms in the main lodge and 2 double bedrooms in the stone house.
In the main cottage, there are 3 double bedrooms on the ground floor with attached bathrooms and 3 bedrooms rooms on the first floor with 2 attached bathrooms. The first floor can also be used by a large family as an en suite.
The main cottage has wooden floors and ceilings. The bathrooms are large with running hot and cold water facilities. The lounge has bay windows and a large glass picture window that brings in views of the forests and the valley below.
Our stone cottage has two smaller bedrooms with attached bathrooms on the first floor and a lobby area on the ground , with another room which can be turned into a temporary kitchen. For the guests.
There is a common lounge, with a pool table and cable TV for in house entertainment. There is a functional fire place in the drawing room which is fired up in winter from wood bought locally from a Government ‘taal’.The broadband wifi has a reasonably good speed of 50 mbps
An outdoor gazebo is also available to our guests and one can enjoy the sounds of the forests, while relaxing in the evenings here around a bon fire with a live bar be que.
As an extension to the lounge there is a large cantilever balcony with deck chairs where guests can have breakfast and enjoy the sun. Verandas are all around the front of the house for you to chill and enjoy the views of the mountains and forests.
The Chef & Cuisine
Both the cottages are catered to by our resident Chef Raju. Special care is taken in hygienic preparation of home cooked meals. Multi cuisine set menu’s with beverages are available on request. We include locally grown / organic vegetables and fresh farm produce in our cuisine.
A Barbeque and Snacs from the menu can be ordered prior to an evening meal at the ‘Round House’.
A Pool table which is in the lounge of the main cottage can be made available on an hourly basis.We also have some board games for a rainy day.
Cable TV is available
The front verandas in the main cottage and the rooms in stone house at Woodside, overlook gardens , forests , mountains and are an ideal places to relax , walk and read or watch the birdlife through a pair of binoculars.