I stayed at Woodway with my family on the advice of a friend, Girish DV (also a coffee planter) whose life has been devoted to protecting the nearby Bhadra Tiger Reserve, one of India's wildest forests. I'm an old wildlife hand and am used to pretty basic living... what I got at Woodway was hugely comfortable... luxurious. This IS a home. Its where Sreedev (the owner and an active wildlife defender) grew up. The staff is not merely polite, but efficient, helpful and always on hand 24x7. I loved the food (it's a good idea to mention upfront what you like or do not like (chillies, oil etc.)... the kitchen is versatile, though I would suggest you opt for the local (delicious!) cuisine. If you dislike city noise... enjoy solitude, like walking, birding, reading, sleeping, night-caps.... COFFEE... and nature... don't think... go! But do remember, this is (mercifully) not the Four Seasons... it's a home stay and you are a guest... so if you behave like one (and not a stuffy "customer") you will go back delighted.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Get to Woodway to really experience coffee and Malenadu life the way it is...in its purest form!! A great getaway in the midst of the awesome Western ghats, for all who want to unwind and spend time with family and friends. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Woodway Homestay Hotel Chikamagalur
- Woodway Homestay Karnataka/Chikkamagalur, India