I took a picnic to Farmer's Den with 11 girls aged 8-11 years and we had the most relaxed time. Th property is quite spacious and there is an open space for the kids to run around and play. There is a river just outside the farm and you can walk to it and spend some time on the river banks. There are two pools with non- chlorinated water in which the girls had a gala time splashing around. We had been given a nice, simple, basic room with a small verandah were we relaxed and play some games.
The food was very tasty with the highlight being the wide range of starters which the kids gulped down.
Farmer's Den is a very simple, place where you can feel close to Nature. It is a good way for them to experience the pleasures of a simple picnic without any fancy gizmos and games. Mr. Alvares is a warm and caring host who went out of his way to make my daughter's birthday memorable.
The only thing that we did not like was the music on the loudspeakers but that was switched off at our request which we were grateful for.
I highly recommend Farmer's Den for a picnic.
It was very enjoyable experience. Had been there with my family group of 15. Everyone enjoyed it. The pool is well maintained, The starters were extremely good. The food was also good. The room was also quite good.
The river is an added advantage which offers a good relaxing area and picturesque view.
A recommended place for family.
The owner, Mr Arun is also very friendly and accommodative. The staff that he has is also very courteous and well behaved.
This place is not less than heaven in this times. I called up the authority to ask for the the package without food, and he said, Sir, People come here to try our food. I felt ok, this might be another marketing persons word, I thought of giving it a shot.
Reached there was not that hectic, and clean pool and Average room and perfect place to be with your loved one. Some outdoor and Indoor games that will keep you busy. And yes the pool is very safe. And the heavenly food arrived on which we were like "wohhhh So much for starter, and we realized that dinner was yet to come".
Staff, I wont say much, But being a customer, We had to ask those people to take some rest. Because the moment we reached there, These people were on fire till night when we asked them to go on bed.
Value for Money, Food, Service, Safety is the best.
We visited Farmer's den in the last week of July (mid of monsoon) and stayed there overnight for a family get together. The place is very secluded, private and good for a break from city life. We were a group of more than 30 ppl with kids.
Location : Very nice location. secluded, green and right next to river.
Accommodation : 3 rooms available. Each room is good for a family of 4. One of the room right behind the kitchen needs upgrade. Accommodation was not very ideal for a size of our group.
Food : In house kitchen. The menu was discussed and agreed in advance. The quality of food was ok. Some dishes were very good and some were below average
Facilities : The best attraction is the pool. We loved the pool. Other facility includes children play area and open area with river front hammocks. Due to overnight rain, some spots were muddy and slippery.
Staff : very cooperative. The owner Mr Arun Alvaris has never say no attitude. He was very accommodating and made every possible arrangement to make our trip comfortable and fun. Five star to Mr. Arun Alvaris.
We certainly recommend this place to a group of 15-20 ppl.
Our group of 10 people visited Farmer's Den on 28th Dec. The place is fantastic and different from other typical farmhouses or resorts. The greenery and the proximity to the Ulhas river makes Farmer's Den unique from others. One can literally step down from the farm house to take a dip in the river. The breakfast and lunch was excellent and worth the money. In the afternoon, there were enough hammocks for every one to relax. The place has plenty of trees which make it cool. There is also a small garden with swings, slides and see-saws for little kids to chill out. Our group also had a pet dog and it had a good time in the river and at the farmhouse.The owner, Mr. Alvares is a very hospitable person and he ensures that there is no room for any complain. I would definitely like to visit this place again soon.
Just one small request to Mr. Alvares. Please construct the new swimming pool soon ;)
All the best.