Category Archives: Guestspeak

Dhanashree Sardeshpande and Family

7-May to 10-May-2015, Trishul room

This was a wonderful surprise for us. As opposed to aseptic places that are hard-sold to tourists like us, this place came across as a fertile / vibrant place with different and unpredictable end everyday!!

Food and service is to the ‘T’.

Preetam and Pallavi have put in a huge amount of effort to do up the place. Their passion is the perfect fuel for this place.

Aahna is the confetti on this perfect recipe who livens up the place like nobody.

All the love to all of you.

Lekha and Aman Bhalla

19-April to 24-April-2015, Trishul room

This was a perfect holiday for us, made perfect by the location and warmth showered on us by Preetam and Pallavi. The food was delicious and the treks were fun. It was great chatting with Preetam, Pallavi and Aahna. We couldn’t have asked for more for our honeymoon.

The cherry on the cake was the view of the Himalayan peaks from our cute cottage.

We hope to come here again soon.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

Joy and Peter Lawson

29-March to 1-April-2015, Trishul room

Binsar Forest Retreat exceeded our expectations.  The accommodation was outstanding – all beautifully decorated with comfortable beds, a warm and welcoming fireplace, big glass windows and doors opening onto a patio with “to die for views of the surrounding forest and Himalayas”.  What more could anyone ask for?

Much thought had gone into the preparation of the tasty food which we greatly appreciated.

The walks through the flowering rhododendron, oak and pine forests were spectacular.  We were delighted to see many birds there that we had not seen throughout the rest of India.  As well, with the assistance of our local village naturalist guide we saw barking deer, ghoral and wild boar.  The guide was extremely knowledgeable and we would have surely missed much without him.

We would highly recommend a stay in Binsar Forest Retreat – such a pretty, peaceful place with friendly, welcoming managers and staff.

Our first guests

Eleanor and Guy Sclater, 3-February to 7-February-2015, Trishul room.

Eleanor and Guy advised me to do the difficult things first. And it was largely due to their prodding that I got started on the website. The website is now live. Thanks Eleanor and Guy. You were the best first guests we could have asked for.

Guy had written a few words about their stay at Binsar Forest Retreat especially for the blog:

“A carefully remodeled complex. Very well preserved, with comfortable en suite rooms, hot water and electricity, and helpful, cheerful staff. An enjoyable vegetarian menu from local produce beautifully cooked.

Terrific bird life, adventurous walks and where else can one see the Trishul peaks while lying in bed.

A must for all who love the hills.”