Finding an ideal quaint small hotel in Bir does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Colonel's Resort, a nice option for travellers like you.
Colonel's Resort is a quaint small hotel offering a flat screen TV in the rooms.
Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Bir. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.
Bir has plenty of Asian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Norgay Kitchen, Zhim Zhim Restaurant, and Sterling Restaurant, which are serving up some great dishes.
Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out Deer Park Institute (0.4 mi), a popular attraction that is within walking distance of Colonel's Resort.
Colonel's Resort puts the best of Bir at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
This year due to pandemic my solo trip was a little doubtful and I was not sure where should I go. Then Himachal and Bir stood out from my research as a place worth visiting. Since Bir is primarily an adventure sports destination.. not many high end hotels are there. So after much research we choose Colonel's and it turned out to be the best decision for me. The resort is run by Col. JP Singh and his family. As long as you stay there you will be a part of the family. Atleast one or more family members will always accompany you for each of your meals. They will always take care of you and they will notice all the smallest possible details to make you comfortable. The resort is the safest place for families and solo female travellers like me. It is well manned and secured. So the grounds are absolutely safe for kids. The resort has three beautiful pets. The friendliest dog on earth Ginger, most beautiful white horse Revati and the most gentle Himalayan pony Noor. So the pet owners be assured that your pets will have the best holiday and company there. The rooms are extremely well maintained. Clean, spacious and offers an amazing view of the snow capped mountains and valleys. All the rooms are well heated. Even a city girl like me didn't feel the chill. Their staff is extremely caring and friendly. Be it the manager Tittar Singh ji or the restaurant staff Amrit or Lucky or the housekeeping head Vishnuji, they all took care of me and made me feel like a princess for those 4 days. The best part about the resort is their food. First time in my life I have experienced that the owners are consuming the same food at the same table. So be assured about the quality of the food. Taste is just heavenly. More over everyday they used to make lot of local delicacies and varieties to satiate your taste bud. All the local delicacies were accompanied by some more common and widely accepted varieties depending on the types of guest. Like I noticed there was pasta and rolls in the menu while the kids were among the guests. For a Marathi family , poha and upma added to the breakfast menu. All the meals were generally a healthy combination of vegetarian and non vegetarian foods. Another shocking realization. I am very prone to quick acidity or upset stomach. But all the days I stayed there.. not a single incident. There food is so well balanced and good for your health. Lastly, don't miss the small treks through the village to the amazing waterfall and the river behind the resort. Take a walk around and explore the area. It's worth. Feel free to ask Mr. Vikram Aditya as he is the best person to guide you about Bir and will advice you about the best cafes or best trekking route or best activity. This place connected with me through everything. But mostly connected through the warmth and hospitality of the people. Where staying there only I decided that I will be back here again and very soon. It's not even a week I am back. But I am already missing the amazing Bonfires, the breathtaking view from my window and the long happy chatting sessions with Col Sir, Pratibha mam or Vikram or Kamakshi. This place made me fall in love with Bir and Himachal and I will come back again and again. …
Our overall experience at the Colonel's Resort was exceptional. The property including the rooms were absolutely clean, well kept with all the requisite amenities working well.The serene beauty of the property, feel-at-home hospitality and the personal touch of the charming owners and ever-polite staff made our trip totally worth it. The beautiful pets - Ginger and Horse Noori were delightful company! A lovely evening with a generous bonfire under the stars followed by tasty homely dinner served in fine dining style was a great way to end our day. If you are looking for a nature-based-adventure sports- trip ( World Class Para Gliding) with beautiful walks and treks thrown in , Colonel's Resort is for you.
Best 3 nights stay in our entire trip of 15 days! (please Like my review for my effort to keep it so detailed, if you benefit from the inputs here) In short, must stay for minimum 3 nights or more & worth to stay over a week!, under priced, high quality stay, very good food, interesting nearby activities, very nice property & room, nice hospitality, the best of Bir! For a detailed informative review, please read below. LOCATION: This was a saviour as we checked out early from a highly rated property in Dalhousie and booked Colonel's Resort at last minute. Bir is an amazingly beautiful place and this resort is nestled in the right spot within 20mins walking distance to the paragliding landing station and the Bir tourist spot. Also, close to popular Tsering Jong monastery and the Nyingyang Monastery. Colonel's Resort falls on the way to the paragliding take-off point so the agent can pick you up on the way. PROPERTY & ROOM: With just 14 rooms but spread out over a relatively large area. You will get an amazing view of the mountains and so many paragliders flying in the sky. Also, a tea estate is attached to the property. There are quite many beautiful birds that you can spot in the property. Also, there is a bonfire spot and unlike other hotels where they charge for bonfire, here the hosts are generous to light a bonfire every evening! The rooms are very cosy, decently big and clean. Outside the rooms there is a nice feel with trees and sitting area. ACTIVITIES: There are various things to do or places to visit nearby like experience paragliding, see organic farming at the Shunya Farm (do tip the caretaker), visit the pottery village Andretta & try your hands with clay, visit the nearby beautiful monasteries (named above), checkout Dharmalaya, do horse riding at the property, visit the cafes (must visit the Avva's Cafe) & shops (incl. Tibetan shops) near landing area. Must go for the long morning walk through the beautiful village with Colonel Sir before breakfast and see village life, fruit trees, experience milking the cow, see the stepped farms, etc (Inhale deep all the way)!!! Also, must go for the trek to the nearby pristine waterfall point and above that to the boulder (overlooking the valley below) where the property staff can take you to have some sandwiches & tea, absolutely worth it!!! (do tip the staff well) RESTAURANT & FOOD: The food at Colonel's Resort stands out as a USP of their hospitality. Fresh food cooked with love and high quality organic ingredients. You will not have any guilt feeling with over indulgence. We had all our three meals at the property itself. There is buffet meal available, inform in advance. Evenings are served with tea & cookies in the outside sit out area. STANDOUTS: 1) ANIMALS - Ginger, an amazingly loving dog who loves to play with all guests. Revathi and Noori are two horses who roam freely in the property. Also, there are cows too. Do buy veggies from the market and feed Revathi, lovely experience! And Ginger will accompany you for the morning walk! 2) FOOD - The hosts/owners of the property stay at the resort too and eat the same food with the guests. Veggies are organic, pure good quality oil, milk & ghee from own cows, etc. The food is like amazing well cooked, tasty and guilt free home cooked food unlike hotel food. We could stay here for even a month eating the same food and yet leave back healthy! 3) HOSTS - Colonel Sir JP Singh, his wife Pratibha Maam, their son Vikramaditya and his wife Kamakshi are the most lovely people we met on our trip. They would ensure every guest is well taken care of and with that personal touch you just feel at home. 4) ACTIVITIES - The morning walk, trek to waterfall and paragliding will remain my favourite memories! Also the evening bonfire! 5) VALUE FOR MONEY - Considering the overall experience, high quality food & comfortable property and hospitality, the price charged is low and is an absolute steal for any traveller! We wanted to cancel our bookings ahead at other places and continue staying here but rooms were not available!! Perfect place to stay with friends and family, we will be coming again just to be at this resort and bring all my family members too. Would recommend all my friends to visit this place.…
We went for our anniversary and couldn't have asked for a better trip and stay. Away from the madness of the landing ground, yet close enough for you to walk to the cafes and party places. The resort was quiet, clean and friendly. Evening bonfires were like stories being shared with family. The food was absolutely great, healthy and home made. We wanted to go on a trek and we're escorted by the young staff members. We were packed with sandwhiches which were more than enough for the 2 of us. I would say the hospitality was 5 star with the personal touch of an air BNB. Will go back there soon.
I had the pleasure of re-visiting this very elegant estate after the lockdown. It was so reassuring to see that some things never change - every tiny detail was a reminder of the fact that class and style are not compromised. Thank you all. Stay safe