Just 9 Hours from Delhi, This Cosy Ranikhet Homestay Is a Pet-Lover's Paradise With Over 20 Dogs!

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Imagine the joy you are filled with when you wakeup to a fluff ball waiting to greet you, whilst your getaway in the mountains! Known for its forests and picturesque views Uttarakhand now has another surprise for you for your next weekend getaway. Your dreams of that perfect day are finally going to come true at this homestay in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand at the ValleyView Villa.

ValleyView Villa is a homestay blessed with puppies of all shapes and sizes. Its owner Sabrina Singh has lost count of the number—from miniature pinschers and boxers to cocker spaniels and chihuahuas.

Owners Sabrina Singh and her late husband Brigadier Jasbir Singh have cherished their home in the hills of Ranikhet for 30 years now. Late Brigadier Singh moved from Chandigarh to Uttarakhand's Kumaon region believing the mountains offer the perfect landscape to focus on his writing. And rightly so no one can deny it. The vast mountains always have something magical about them making it inviting to one and all.

The Cosy Homestay

Both of them had always dreamt of opening their home along with a small cafe so that people can come and relax. Offering stunning views of the Himalayas and the Gagas river valley, homestay ValleyView Villa offers six rooms.

Cosy rooms are perfect for families, solo traveller or even a group of friends. And if you are a dog lover (warning to people who are scared of dogs), look out for dogs waiting to greet you in the morning! With cool temperature the villa is surrounded by magnolias, apricots, lilies, kiwis and dahlias trees inviting an array of birds creating music throughout the day for a stress free holiday!

Cafe and the shop

Head to the cafe with a view for some burgers and fritters. Try some freshly baked cakes, pies, cookies and other confectionery or paratha puri or eggs, toast, cornflakes and milk for breakfast. When in mood for shopping, head to the shop that stocks shawls and stoles crafted by the women of the Himadri Hans Handloom Foundation.

Relax Amidst Nature

If you are looking to getaway from your busy life, take a few days off to spend time amidst nature. Wether its stargazing under the quiet night sky or walks in the well- tended gardens you will find peace.

Location and Booking Details

By road: Located on Almora-Ranikhet-Kosi Road between Ranikhet and Majkhali Valley, View Villa Homestay a 20-minute drive from Ranikhet town and a five-minute drive from Majkhali.

By air: The closest airport is Pantnagar, which is a four-hour drive from the homestay.

By rail: The closest railway station is Kathgodam train station, which is a three-hour drive from the property.

Price: Rs. 3,500 and goes upto Rs. 5,000 per night depending on the room type.

Address: Almora-Ranikhet-Kosi Road, Naini, Ranikhet.

Email: sabrinsingh5@gmail.com or call 09412093826 to book.

So when are you heading to the mountains? And if you have already been, its time to plan another trip! Let us know if you have been to the Valleyview homestay in Ranikhet before or plan to do so soon!

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