About Mary Budden Estate Resort in Binsar
Mary Budden Estate is located in the Binsar forest reserve area, in the kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The resort offers serene beauty of majestic Himalayas in the secluded Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
It is a family run luxury homestay, which connects you to the British history of 19th century. While staying at Mary Budden Home stay, the guests feel more connected towards nature. Mary Budden Estate blends into its surroundings and its serenity and beauty makes it a great place to catch up with yourself, friends and family.
It is one of only five privately owned estates in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Other accommodation in Binsar are: Khali Estate Resort, Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Retreat
Note: The Estate is open for visitors from September to June every year.
Location of Hotel Mary Budden Estate
Mary Budden estate is located at an altitude of 8000 fts in Binsar, stretched on the 5 acres of serene land.
There are two cottages in the Mary Budden Estate with all the modern facilities and amenties to make your stay comfortable.
-Mary Budden Cottage: Each room is kept warm by a fireplace or bukhari. Staff is available to prepare & serve meals and provide other services. Budden Cottage is always warm and inviting. It can comfortably sleep six people plus two children in tastefully furnished rooms that are decorated in the spirit of elegant country living.
-Cosmos: One of the three bedrooms in Mary Budden Cottage, Cosmos has a fireplace and a beautiful bathroom enriched by its wooden flooring.
-Wisteria: The bedroom in the heart of the cottage is called Wisteria and has two large twin-size beds on either side of a fireplace. This room also has an ensuite bathroom and a cosy annexe which accommodates a spare bed.
-Wild Rose: Wild Rose bedroom, with an ensuite bathroom which has modern fittings and an ambience of luxury, further benefits from a charming annexe should there be need for an extra bed.
-Rhododenderon Cottage: An airy and romantic cottage with a spacious living room, cozy library and picture windows to bathe each room in sunlight. This beautiful, airy and romantic cottage has beautiful views and sits comfortably in the vicinity of Mary Budden Cottage. Rhododendron Cottage is named after the beautiful red Rhododendron flower that grows wild in the Binsar forest.
-Cherry Blossom: Cherry Blossom, one of the bedrooms in Rhododenderon cottage benefits from pinewood ceilings and an ensuite bathroom.
-Juniper: Large picture windows adorn Juniper bedroom. The bedroom further benefits from an ensuite bathroom.
-Cedear suite: Sensitively furnished and decorated, Cedar Suite is cosy and also has an ensuite bathroom.
-Oak suite: Courting magnificient views of the Himalaya, Oak Suite sports pinewood ceilings, its own private living room and an ensuite bathroom.
Activities at Mary Budden Estate
-Jungle walks, Bird Watching, horse riding, badminton and table tennis
-Yoga, meditation and bonfire, Indoor board games, stocked library
-Cable TV and a selection of movies.
Mary Budden Estate Tariff Rate Card
|Accommodation Type||Tariff (AP Plan)|
|Oak Suite||Long stay of 3 weeks and more only. Tariff on request|
|Extra Bed (Child 6-12 years)||2500|
|Extra Bed (Above 12 years)||5500|
Tariff Validity : 31 Mar 2016 (Please contact the hotel for latest prices)
Drivers: please check with us if we have room for a driver in our staff quarters: we do not charge for the room stay, however we have a nominal charge of Rs 225 per day for all staff meals with no extras.
Maids: accompanying a child will be charged for bedding and food at a discounted rate of Rs 1500 per day. (subject to availability of an appropriate room that can accommodate a child with a maid. Please check with us.)
1. Full payment by Bank transfer DD Cheque Cash must reach the reservation office 45 days prior to arrival.
2. Reservation made within 15 days of arrival, same must reach the reservation office within TWO working days.
3. For all reservations 25% advance at the time of Reservation and balance 45 days prior to arrival.
1. 25% of the deposited amount, if cancelled 21 days prior to arrival.
2. 50% of the deposited amount , if cancelled 15 days prior to arrival.
3. 100% of the deposited amount, if cancelled 07 days prior to arrival.
4. Postponement of reservation will not be entertained or Deposits cannot be transferred adjusted against future reservations.
How to Reach Hotel Mary Budden Estate in Binsar
By Train: The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam, 120 km away from Binsar. From here you can hire a taxi for the 4 hour drive through the hills to Binsar. Binsar is well connected by roads to all prominent towns: Almora (34 km), Nainital (120 km) and Delhi (418 km).
By Road: From Delhi you can take NH24 to Rampur via the Hapur and Moradabad bypasses, then NH87 to Kathgodam via Rudrapur. Then take the state highway to Almora via Bhimtal, Bhowali, on to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. It takes approximately 9 and a half hours if one leaves early, at around 5 am.
By Helicopter: If you are arriving by helicopter we can organise a car pick-up from the closest landing point - inside the premises of a school which is 30 minutes away. Prior permission for landing needs to be organised. The helicopter flight takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Delhi to Almora.
By Air: Pantnagar, near Kathgodam is the closest airport. It is 155 km from the Mary Budden estate. You can hire a taxi from Pantnagar to Binsar for a four and a half hour drive through the mountains via Kathgodam.