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Reviewed 6 January 2017

After a long and tiring 12 hours drive from Delhi, we reached the retreat around close to 6 in the evening. The owner Preetam was consistently in touch with us during the day. We couldn't see much of the view as it had got pretty dark when we reached. However, we were welcomed with hot tea and cakes and preetam...

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Surat, India
Reviewed 31 December 2016

One of the handful of properties in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Binsar Forest Retreat is a cozy homestay tucked away in the majestic oak and pine forests. The rooms and common area which have been recently refurbished are comfortable and provide breathtaking views of the Uttrakhand mountain range. Interaction with Pritam, Pallavi and little Ahana really add to the stay,...

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

At the end of a hectic year we were looking for a relaxed vacation. Wifey’s one line requirement was ‘a do nothing vacation’. We decided on Binsar, and found the Binsar Forest Retreat. And thank God we did. You can read all about the resort and the rooms and the ratings online, but you have to be there to experience...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The place is par excellence the amenities are as outlined and its is an ecological resort. The personal care of Pallavi and Preetam is something special, which goes far beyond a place managed by Managers. The views are out standing and the food is so so good, the walks are outstanding and the special feature being that both Pallavi &...

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Pune, India
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Binsar Forest Retreat is a beautiful and aesthetically developed resort situated in pristine forests of Binsar Reserve. Pritam & Pallavi, who run this place, have tried to give a unique touch to the resort by combining luxurious accommodation while maintaining local & rustic touch. Rooms are really well done using stone & wood and do give a feel of log...

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Tushar, thanks for taking the time to write about your stay with us. It was lovely meeting you guys here. Point taken about the local food. We have, since your visit, re-introduced some Kumaoni dishes we used to have before and added a some new dishes as well. You may find them to your liking when you visit us...

Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was a memorable trip amidst the green and serene environs of the Himalayan hills ! The air was pure, the sky blue, mountains friendly .With far flung snow- capped peaks breathtakingly beautiful ,the scenic beauty around was charming and soothing ! The accommodation was aesthetically appealing ,environment friendly (only solar-powered) cozy , clean with an aromatic air and comfortable....

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write about your stay with us. Cheers, Preetam

Faridabad, India
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This place is wonderful. Great views of Peaks, Sunrise and sunset is magical. The treks in the forest is not very tough. Pleasant walk and calm atmosphere makes this retreat one of the best of its kind.

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Ramesh, thanks for taking the time to write about us. Cheers, Preetam

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The place is perfect for a get away from the madness of cities. The pictures of the property do not do justice to the beauty of the Retreat. The views are gorgeous from the dining area. One has to take the numerous walks available to enjoy nature the properties charm. The staff are very well trained and go out of...

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear S, thanks for your kind words. It was such a joy to meet P and you. I wish Pallavi were here too. Keep travelling and keep walking. See you both sometime. Cheers, Preetam

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Stay here was extremely memorable! The magic around this place seeps in, the moment you settle around towards the evening. Preetam and Pallavi have designed the space brilliantly, such that you would love to sit and walk around, enjoying every bit of tranquility. The conscious and eco-friendly ways of living, along with absolute comforts and warmth from the staff are...

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Reshal, thanks for your kind words. It was so inspiring to see you travel with your mother and aunt. I wish you all many more happy trips together. Best wishes from all of us in Binsar. Cheers, Preetam

Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My wife and I spent 4 nights at Binsar Forest Retreat in the last week of Oct-16. Preetam, Pallavi and their lovely daughter Aahna run this place. Whew, what can I say? The place is lovely, the hosts are lovely and the food is super. Its a place where you can go for walks, do some bird matching and photography...

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Rohit, thanks for your warm words. Pallavi and I remember R and you often. What a lovely time we had with you guys, I and K! Felt like old friends getting together. :) Give our best to R and hope to see you with your boys next time. Cheers, Preetam

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Binsar Forest Retreat is situated at an altitude of 7,600 ft on the south west flank of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated on the land once owned (during the British Raj) by Major Edin and the property is locally known as Edinpur. It is surrounded by the sounds and sights of wilderness with superb views of the higher Himalayas to the north and the valleys and hills to the south and west. Pallavi, Preetam and Aahna, together with close friend and partner Rajesh, have renovated and refurbished the estate in 2014 – 15. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Binsar Forest Retreat

Address: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary | P.O. Ayarpani, Dist. Almora, Binsar 263601, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Almora District > Binsar
Price Range: $107 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Binsar Forest Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
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“Secluded, Snow Capped views - Nandaghunti or Trishul, Near the action with a deck sunset views - Walnut or RHODODENDRON room”
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