Virgin trek trails, soul stirring views and simple Kumaoni hospitality = The Silver Oak Place. Designed by the eclectic team of Good Earth with local materials, the Silver Oak Place is a stand alone cabin with loft and large windows to let in the view. Village families provide food and laundry services to our guests and this helps them generate income. We provide lunch box and thermos service for treks and picnics
“We booked Silver Oak Place on a whim, just based on the general location and some photographs. The idea was to go some place which would be completely away from all civilisation and spend a few days. We also had the urge to explore the region around Pithoragarh, so this seemed like an ideal place to stay. Needless to say, it fulfilled all our expectations! Silver Oak Place is located a half-hour to forty minute drive beyond the main town, which makes it's location very good. Perched high up on a hill side, the place commands splendid views of the Himalayas, spread out like a widescreen TV right in front. One can spend a whole day sitting out on the porch and watching the amazing show of nature unfold right in front. The dance of the sun and shadows on the mountains, the melodies of the wind flowing through the trees and the drama of clouds in the sky; all of which never ceases to enthral and will help you connect back to nature (and your own soul). There is some fauna too. One can spot birds of all kinds, as well as foxes and other small animals. Being the last house on the road, it is surrounded by thick forests on the higher side. Hospitality is taken care of by Kamal and his lovely wife Shobha, who live in the old house adjoining Silver Oak Place. While Kamal looks after your day-to-day needs, Shobha makes some amazingly tasty but simple dishes that you can ever have. Mostly from local ingredients, the food is healthy, wholesome and easy on the stomach. If need be, they can also make special dishes. It would be good if Kamal can be informed of your food preferences as soon as you arrive, so that he can provision for the same in one go. Remember, this is a remote location and nothing is available in the immediate vicinity; Kamal needs to trudge at least half an hour one-way to get even the most basic things. The cottage is tastefully designed, with a loft area with two beds and a lower area with two more. A group of four can easily stay here. The bathroom is spacious and is well equipped. If you are particular about toiletries, please bring your own as nothing is available here (and it is not a hotel anyway). Fresh towels and linen is provided, so no issues there. A water filter is available for filtered water, though I suspect the natural water there is good enough! Please be aware that since this is a remote location, please don't be surprised if you find a few insects in the room or outside. That's nature! One can go on long walks into the forest or simply sit around the front porch and enjoy nature's act play out before you. One can also climb up to a small meadow on the hillock above and spend a whole day lazing around. Remember to carry a dhurrie or mat. Local goatherds with their flock will pass you by and you can even end up playing with the little goats (we did that!). To sum-up, Silver Oak Place is the perfect vacation home one can think of, far away from everything that you may want to get away from. It is a perfect spot to relax, unwind, rejuvenate and come back refreshed. We have decided to go back there for a longer stay, whenever time permits. It will be great to spend time there again!”
Our place is situated in the Himalayan hill of state of Uttarakhand. It is located in an organic farm amid forests and rolling hills. A beautiful and quiet place for nature lovers. We have 3 double bed rooms and you can book all 3 or individually. THE TARIFF GIVEN IS FOR ONE DOUBLE ROOM PER DAY &NIGHT. So...if you need more than one room, each one needs to be booked separately.
“This is not just a place, its an ecosystem in itself, which you as guests can observe for endless hours. Tarun has created this place out of nowhere into a bird sanctuary. There were birds all around this place and I had never come so much closer to them before. Go definitely if you are a bird lover, nature enthusiast, love raw set up with basic amenities so that you feel connected to nature. Firstly about the location. Its a place Tarun created on the hills on the way from Berinag to Choukori. You'll not miss the board he has put up on the highway. Some may find the drive up to parking a bit tough due to terrain and height. Anyways, it was fine for my car. I happened to reach late, around dusk, but still could sense that this place was full of life around. Tarun took me around his place showing smaller ecosystems he had build for various birds. His knowledge on birds seems to be good ( I am not expert btw), but more importantly he seems to have the connect with them. The next morning he called close, literally close, a grey headed wookdpecker, which he called "Chintu". The bird seem to have confided into Tarun's place and was not at all scared of the guests. Apart from that we witnessed various other birds that he told have migrated from different parts. Amazing place to relax and watch the nature run by at this place. Tarun also organizes games/events and training exercises, which I found interesting. Lastly, food was also a feature with local veggies prepared by Tarun's mother, who's really a witty lady. She cracked a lot of jokes and never seemed like getting tired of the number of work she does. Amazing family to meet and superb location to stop by.”
Our place is situated in a very beautiful hamlet in Uttarakhand.our place is perfect for meditation, silence and pranayama and detox your body and mind.