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Guniyalekh, Kumaon Region


04 Rooms

Up to 10 Guests

All Meals




10 Mins Uphill from Parking

Hikes and Trails around

Peaks Visible

Good for Meditation and Yoga


"Nature unfolds her treasure at the first ray of sunrise."


Sprawling hills and beautiful scenery give way to Guniyalekh, a sleepy little hamlet, deep in the lap of Kumaon. Barely 30 kms from Bhimtal, this remote village is the ideal escape from the bustle of everyday life.

Perched on a ridge in breath-taking natural surroundings at 6900 ft, overlooking terraced fields and the majestic snow-covered Nanda Devi Range in the distance, Hushstay x Aarish is an exclusive 04 bedroom Mountain Retreat that offers the enviable opportunity to disconnect so as to connect deeply.

Aarish, which literally means "The First Rays of the Sun", is not just a home but a warm hug: it's wooden interiors exude love and passion while it's expansive views are soup for the soul. The sublime interiors flow seamlessly into the outdoors creating a zen-like atmosphere.


At Aarish, it's all about switching off, letting time catch up with you and doing something you haven't done in a while: Absolutely Nothing.

A little extra for Hushstays Guests

Kumaoni cooking lesson with our Chef

Pluck your own vegetables, gather the raw materials and let our chef teach you how to prepare one of those delectable Kumaoni dishes.

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Located in a remote yet reachable village and spread over 4 acres, Aarish is an opulence of the absolute: the silence of nature, a soul-stirring ambience, fresh mountain breeze, unhindered views of the world beyond and a mellow retreat built in wood and stone that blends in seamlessly.

The singular structure of the house derives its inspiration from the traditional rural dwellings, found in the Kumaon region, called "Baakhli". A baakhli usually comprises of several dwelling units which are constructed adjoining each other allowing the entire community to live together and help one another. 

An inviting front porch with stone columns connects the 04 bedrooms and the living / dining space that overlooks a wondrous scenery across an open sit-out area which acts as a great vantage point to be mesmerised by the rugged beauty of Himalayan peaks like the Trishul and Nanda Devi.

While the exterior facade reflects an old-world charm, its pine-clad interiors combine sophisticated modernism with a minimalist design aesthetic. In the common living area, the centrepiece above the fireplace is a large hat known as "Jhapi", worn by tea pickers to save themselves from the scorching afternoon sun. Thoughtful personal touches from the hosts' childhood environs and uniquely curated artefacts give this place a distinct imprint. 

From local Kumaoni delicacies to Thukpa, Momos, Pizza, Idlis and Dosas, homemade Samosas and a wide range of Desserts the team always has something up their sleeves to make their guests feel special.



Once you enter the property, you are home. 

A soothing colour palette and textured walls add to its comforting vibe while hand-picked furniture, upholstery and expansive mountain views complete this elegant mountain hideaway.

There are plenty of nooks and corners to unwind with a book or watch birds from the large glass windows of the common living room while a wood-burner keeps the room warm and cosy. Fishermen's baskets that have been converted into hanging lamps highlight the dining space.

The 04 tastefully appointed bedrooms come with exquisite beddings and interiors. Each room has oversized windows that offer 180 degree view of the surrounding landscape and a promise of peace and tranquility.