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Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Binsar Estate, Ayarpani District Almora, Binsar 263601 India
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Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor is nestled a top the Kumaon hills (Uttarakhand), the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, 25 kilometres from Almora. It was in 1856 when the then British Commissioner of Kumaon, General Sir Henry Ramsay, cousin to Lord Dalhousie, the Viceroy of India, acquired this piece of land and built his private home. In 1931, the property was purchased by Rai Bahadur Harkishan Lal Sah Gangola and has stayed in the family since. Today, we have reopened the doors of this exclusive hotel in Binsar for guests to offer them a taste of the old world charm and our hospitality. Supporting the quaintness and beauty of the old world, the 11 hideaway rooms of 350 sq. ft. each, are lined along high ceilinged corridors. The teak wood furniture, bright bedspreads and rugs, and cozy fireside armchairs – are all reminiscent of genteel age.
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Riddhi26 wrote a review Jun 2022
New Delhi, India82 contributions45 helpful votes
Located in Binsar this property is excellent for stay. The USP of Grand Oak is the food. It is delicious and mouth watering. Lots of options to choose from...You can have continental or traditional kumaoni thali or Indian cuisine. Snacks are just perfect. You can never get bored from eating here. Rooms are comfortable and good. Jio connection works pretty fine. Wifi is there but works in common area. You can sit there comfortably and do your work. The view outside the property is just amazing very good and clean breeze. Quiet and calm perfect place for solitude and to enjoy nature. The road to property is quite bumpy as it is narrow and rough but once you are there you can enjoy within the property or go to see zero point. Always carry odomoss or mosquito repellant during monsoon and wear full size cotton clothes only. Umbrella is a must as weather can change anytime. Windcheater also good idea to keep. This place is must visit if you want to enjoy nature and food admist chaos from city life. The place has a very tranquil and serene aura. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Priyanka Debnath Sarkar, Other at Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Responded 1 Jul 2022
Dear Riddhi Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It is lovely as well as helpful for fellow guests who are looking forward to traveling to Binsar. Also, thank you for recommending the property and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the stay and the nearby excursions. Do visit us again to make more experiences like this. Warm Regards Priyanka Debnath Sarkar On behalf of Akhil Anand - Director
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NupurDwivedi wrote a review Jun 2022
Mumbai, India336 contributions61 helpful votes
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There are 3 high altitude resorts within Binsar: Nine furlong, Mary Budden and Tree of Life, the 3rd was available and also most price effective. Gorgeous British bungalow with stunning views of Binsar forest. Lovely sunsets and sunrises to be caught. Staff was great and food was tasty. Seeing that it is located within Binsar forest they have managed to make stay comfortable. Only area of improvement would be room cleanliness. Linen seemed a little dated and could be changed.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Drive up is a little bumpy
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Response from Priyanka Debnath Sarkar, General Manager at Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Dear Nupur I appreciate you taking the time and writing this review about your stay at the property. I am delighted to read that you really liked your stay and the ambiance you were at. Since your feedback is of utmost importance to us, we've made a note of it and shall take it into consideration. We look forward to welcoming you soon and giving us a chance to serve you again. Warm Regards Priyanka Debnath Sarkar On behalf of Akhil Anand - Director
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Girish Kumar Hargovind wrote a review May 2022
Nagpur, India143 contributions81 helpful votes
Stayed at this property for 03 nights. Had booked it thru Luxury escapes ( a Australian based Travel company which offers real good deals ). It is a British Era property (old Residency of the Kumaon Commissioner ). It has been very well restored and fairly well maintained. From the nearest motorable road , it is 600 mtrs kuccha ( dirt ) track and the guest are taken in a 4X4 vehicle along with the luggage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food was good so was the staff, very friendly and helpful. The in built jet in the toilet seat is not effective hence, the hotel should install HEALTH FAUCET. Also for room cleaning, instead of the conventional BROOM, Vacuum Cleaner should be used for effective cleaning especially under the heavy beds ( Old & Heritage furniture ). Over all a pleasant experience in wilderness and nature away from the noise of the urban centers. Worth a visit..
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Priyanka Debnath Sarkar, General Manager at Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Dear Girish I appreciate you for taking out time and writing about your stay, thank you very much. Am thrilled to read that you liked the stay at the property. Also, thank you for sharing valuable feedback with us. We have taken the same into consideration and shall work on it. Do visit us again and give us a chance to serve you better again. Warm Regards Priyanka Debnath Sarkar On behalf of Akhil Anand - Director
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VikranthVasireddy wrote a review May 2022
Hyderabad, India258 contributions178 helpful votes
First lets acknowledge that the team is maintaining the hotel at a difficult location where the power/water/access etc everything is a challenge. Located within the sanctuary - its surrounded by forests. It offers nice walks within the sanctuary. The people /staff are quite friendly. But the Hotel, which is charging quite high, could do much better in my opinion. At a place where there is nothing to do, the hotels should think of creating some opportunities for the guests to experience/explore. Here there are none. I booked for 3 days but somehow felt like leaving after 2 days. We enjoyed 2 days thoroughly but the family-without anything else and rooms being too closed without much open spaces, felt suffocated to stay indoors. Food is of good quality, staff are nice.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Priyanka Debnath Sarkar, Other at Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Responded 28 Jun 2022
Dear Vikranth Thank you so much for writing about your experience at the property. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the stay, and liked the food and the ambiance. Since your feedback is of utmost importance to us, we'll surely consider it. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm Regards Priyanka Debnath Sarkar On behalf of Akhil Anand - Director
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Rikshit wrote a review May 2022
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In the heart of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, lies this beautiful resort which was once British Commissioner's private home. The beauty of this resort is that it is surrounded by forest & gives 360 degree view of the mountains, which is breathtaking! Big shoutout to the manager Mr Saket who made our trip so adventurous and engaging, be it making sure we get what we needed, or taking us to trek to the nearby places and what not. Most importantly, he has all the legendary folklore to keep you not only entertained but also hooked!! We took Zero-Point trek. The trekking was way too adventurous since going up towards the Zero-Point was quite challenging and while coming down the path was slippery. Our guide was really helpful and professional. Bineshwar Mahadev Temple was just at walking distance from the resort. We were lucky to spot the barking dear near the temple. The food at the restaurant was just so yummy. Hats off to the chef and his team. The whole team of the resort made our stay very relaxing and homely. If you plan to go to Binsar, you must stay at this beautiful property. Strongly recommended!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Priyanka Debnath Sarkar, Other at Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Responded 28 Jun 2022
Dear Rikshit Thank you so much for taking out time and writing this amazing review about your stay. I am thrilled to read about your experience and how much you liked the stay at the property. From the ambiance to the food served along with the excursion and the trek you were a part of all sounded like a marvelous story to us. I will personally share these words of appreciation with my colleagues at the property, which they'll be glad to hear. Hosting you was a pleasure for us too and we would love to be a part of your amazing experience again in the future. So do visit us soon again and give us a chance to serve you even better. Warm Regards Priyanka Debnath Sarkar On behalf of Akhil Anand - Director
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TheHumbleTravellers wrote a review Apr 2022
Greater Noida, India684 contributions146 helpful votes
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Placed right in middle of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, this place is nothing less than a time machine in past. A beautiful building set in with Himalayas in background and many wild treks surrounding it. Its a small, cosy place with only 10-12 rooms and limited staff but everyone in staff ensures to take best care of you. Few rooms are at first floor and few on ground floor. We stayed in first floor rooms which has awesome views of Himalayas Saket the manager took personal initiatives in all our ask & he made our stay much much more memorable. Food is awesome & on request they can arrange bar-be-que (we had awesome one in there park) and also local delicacies Inside the sanctuary there are 3-4 resorts & this is one of the best & much recommended. Pls note reaching here is an adventure drive so be preapred for fun. Its much recommended if one want to relax in lap of nature
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 28 Jun 2022
Dear Sir/Ma'am I appreciate you for taking out time and writing about your stay at the property. As I read your review, I could how fun-filled your stay was. I am glad to know that you liked the property, the ambiance, and the room and food were made to your comfort. I am certainly going to pass on these words of appreciation to my colleagues at the property as well, and they'll be really delighted to know that you loved your stay with us. Also, thank you so much for recommending us. Do visit us soon and give us a chance to create more memories for you. Warm Regards Priyanka Debnath Sarkar On behalf of Akhil Anand - Director
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Dipayan_Chakraborty wrote a review Feb 2022
Bengaluru, India1433 contributions184 helpful votes
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We had visited GOM in April 2015 once and had absolutely loved it. Since we were in the general area on another trip, we wanted to stay a night for old time’s sake. Glad to report that we were not disappointed. The place is breathtakingly situated, with great 360 degree views, since they are at one of the highest altitudes within Binsar WLS. You get amazing views of Trishul at sunset. Since it is well within the WLS, there is absolute peace and quiet here. The lodge itself is wonderfully decorated with period furniture and paintings. The rooms are a bit small; the balconies are spacious and have great views. The only two minor improvements, we would like to see are 1. The food – it was not bad at all, just very commercial and standard north Indian / continental fare. They should consider some home style Kumaoni dishes 2. The 2 massive heaters in the living room and dinig room are eyesores. While they are a godsend in winters, maybe a more visually appealing solution exists. They really jar with the tasteful décor.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Poonam Singh wrote a review Sep 2021
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Visited the property last month. Right from the time of booking...starting with Nikhita to the day the trip ended it was wonderful. The staff at the property...Saket, Rajan da, the Chef need special mention. We had my 83 year old mother , a highly fussy pug everyones needs were catered too. Old world charm and hospitality at its best. Could not have asked for anything more. Thank you all.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gauri A wrote a review Sep 2021
New Delhi, India13 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a must-visit! A beautiful property with forest all around and if the skies are clear, a super view of the Himalayas! Curl up with a book in the old English-style living room, or go for a nature trail walk, or just enjoy a quiet cup of tea on the lawn. The food is excellent and service very good. We really enjoyed our 3 nights there. Thank you to Rajan ji for managing every little detail for us so well, Amit who attended to all our requests so promptly and Jagdish ji who spun up fabulous meals, including a traditional one with local flavours. A special thanks to Hem Joshi, our guide who took us on the lovely walks, helping us identify the different trees, birds and flowers!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Manisha wrote a review Sep 2021
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Had an amazing time!!! Super service, food!! Special Thanks to Rajan, Amit, Jagdish(Chef) , Manoj(driver). The warmth and hospitality beyond expectations!!. A must visit. The trails are in pristine forest areas and the views are surreal. One can actually hear the silence.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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$77 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Tree Leaf Grand Oak Manor
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandAlmora DistrictBinsar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Which popular attractions are close to Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary?
Nearby attractions include Zero Point (3.6 km) and Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Kasar Kitchen, Bird Song by Club Mahindra Binsar Valley, Uttarakhand, and Silver Oak by Club Mahindra Binsar, Uttarakhand.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pariyadeva Pashan (11.4 km).
Does Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.