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Idyllic Haven

Gaunap Village, Binsar 263681, India
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“village life” (4 reviews)
“home grown” (3 reviews)
“wood fire” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

One of the most wonderful and relaxing vacations. We visited Gaunap in November for 6d/5n(moderate-difficult 3km trek) from Binsar TRH. Recommended to arrange porter through hosts if carrying suitcases. 10-15 kg backpacks can be carried. Downhill trek 1 to 1.5 hours. Uphill 1.5 to 2.5...More

1  Thank Ragha1985
Response from Footloose_2006, Owner at Idyllic HavenResponded 4 December 2017

Hi Ragha, glad you enjoyed the stay at Idyllic Haven. And thanks a lot for the detailed review. Hope to host you both some time in the future again.

Reviewed 16 November 2017

We visited Idyllic Haven as part of a 5day trek with Outdoers India. The walk from Binsar Sanctuary to Gaunap was a lovely 3km gentle trek. Gaunap is a tiny village with just 9 families living in it. Idyllic Haven overlooks a valley and is...More

Thank Aparna D
Response from Footloose_2006, Owner at Idyllic HavenResponded 4 December 2017

Hello Aparna, thanks for the detailed review. Glad to note that you enjoyed your stay at Idyllic Haven!

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Want a glimpse of simple village life in the hills? This is the place for you. Aptly named Idyllic Haven, this place is a nature lover's delight. Shyam had arranged for KK (my husband) and me to be received by Manoj and Ganesh Singh (mule...More

Thank Deepa R
Response from Footloose_2006, Owner at Idyllic HavenResponded 3 October 2017

Deepa and KK, so glad you both loved the visit to Gaunap. You must do the Binsar trek next year!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had a wonderful 3-day stay at Hidyllic Haven in Gaunap village and we will definitely love to go back one day. If you love to be immerse in nature and to embrace the agricultural life of a peaceful & isolated village, this is the...More

Thank Aperanti
Response from Footloose_2006, Owner at Idyllic HavenResponded 11 July 2017

Hi Sara & Tassos, You were such wonderful guests. It was great hosting you. Hope to see you here again!

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Located in the midst of the Binsar wildlife sanctuary, Idyllic Haven is a quiet cosy homestay, perfect for travelers who want to experience the beauty of the mountains away from chaotic tourists spots. The walk to the property can be tiring for those not used...More

Thank Mihika_m
Response from Footloose_2006, Owner at Idyllic HavenResponded 11 July 2017

Hello Mihika, Thanks for the lovely review. Glad to note that you loved the stay at Idyllic Haven.

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  • Price range
  • USD 14 - USD 24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
  • Number of rooms
  • 4
  • Location
  • India >
  • Uttarakhand >
  • Almora District >
  • Binsar
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Mohammad A
27 December 2015|
Response from Footloose_2006 | Property representative |
Please contact the owner Sunder Singh (+91-94105-90980) or -Shyam (+91-98495-14854). You can also write to us at idyllic.haven@gmail
14 October 2015|
Response from Footloose_2006 | Property representative |
Dear Dale, You can email us your trip details to idyllic.haven@Gmail. We'd need an advance payment to confirm your reservation. The payment can be wire transferred on done via PayPal.
25 September 2015|
Response from Footloose_2006 | Property representative |
Jageshwar is about 17 km by walk from Gaunap. So it will be extremely difficult to walk to Jageshwar and back on the same day.
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