What to know before you go :
— The property is inestled in an acre of wooded area of Landour, the small cantonment town of Mussoorie
What we love :
- Enjoy the idyllic walks amidst a ridge of Deodar, Pines and Rhododendrons in the lap of snow peaked mountains, overlooking the majestic Doon Valley or just curl up on a hammock with a book or intend to spend a long overdue family time.
- They have a small merchandise kiosk from where guests can purchase their wares.
About the property:
Nestled in an acre of oak, pine and deodar trees, La Villa Bethany is an old English Cottage restored to its former glory by hospitality professionals - Sunita & Amarjeet Kudle who have a combined experience of over 30 years working with leading 5 Star Deluxe hotels in India. This internationally acclaimed Home stay has won over 7 Awards in less than 5 years of operations for its Green initiatives and Customer Service. Landour as a destination has been untouched by rampant commercialisation and has retained its old world charm. Landour takes you back in time to enjoy the pleasures of country life. Located at 7600 feet, you get spectacular views of the Upper Himalayas and the Doon Valley. There is a constant play between the elements and the vistas keep changing to enchant the beholder. La Villa Bethany is surrounded by history. Whether it is the St. Paul's Church where Jim Corbett’s parents were married or the 150 year old Landour Language School or the Woodstock School or the old pre-colonial era cemeteries or the Sisters' Bazaar, there is more than enough for one to enjoy. Besides these, one could also take delight in sitting at the legendary Char Dukaan and enjoy endless cups of tea with a good book to give you company. This area is a treat for the compulsive shopper and offers bespoke experience of witnessing various artisans at work. The most popular items being customised footwear, home-made preserves and peanut butter, Himalayan Shawls, Stoles, Quilts and local handicrafts. On a lucky day, you could get a great bargain at one of the many antique shops in Landour Bazaar. Just as Landour is steeped in history, so does La Villa Bethany take you back in time to enjoy simple life. Being run as a boutique home-stay, each of its 6 tastefully done up rooms is a tribute to the founders of Landour. Capt. Young's Dining Hall and Mackinnon's study recreate the magic of the Colonial Era. The team at La Villa Bethany is conscious of its responsibility towards the Environment and Society. What started as an effort to conserve this heritage cottage and to employ & train underprivileged local youth has taken greater green dimensions. Every aspect of renovation and restoration has been carried out by local artisans using available resources. All soft furnishings and toiletries are organic and sourced from women’s self help groups. The emphasis on being ecologically responsible has ensured that they not on follow the mantra of three Rs – Reduce, Refuse & Reuse, but also use solar power to heat water, harvest rain water, turn kitchen waste into organic manure and segregate garbage for recycling.
From 1200 hours
Until 1200 hours
Extra Bed- Rs. 1500
By Road: The distance from Landour to Mussoorie is just 4kms. And it will hardly take 10 to 15 minutes to cover this distance. Lot of people covers this distance on foot as it offers magnificent views of Doon Valley and the Himalayan range.
Nearest Airport: Dehradun, 24 km
Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun, 34 km