So, this Raj era cottage in the hills combines the leisurely countryside life with well-equipped heritage rooms – and manages to be completely accessible at the same time.
All the five rooms, each with a character and vibe of its own, have been made by hand and completely in line with the eco-conscious approach. The vintage furniture and the love that’s gone into picking artworks, rugs and the little comforts, come together beautifully at this underrated gem that’s just 17 kms before Nainital. When at The Cottage Jeolikot, you can go for nearby hikes, play Scrabble or just lie under their Eucalyptus trees in a hammock and read all day. The outdoor ‘deck’ has views of Nainital. There is a tiny river in the vicinity which can be explored through an evening walk. You’ll pass the govt apiary and horticulture dept, where you can buy fresh kiwi fruit, mushrooms, olives and strawberries. Also pick up some fresh wild flower honey.
The hosts are gracious and very hospitable and provide guests with memorable meals.