HUSHSTAY X ART HOUSE
Amola, near Rishikesh
Up to 06 Guests
5 Mins Walk from Parking
Yoga / Meditation
"Art is a harmony parallel with Nature." - Paul Cezanne (French Artist)
Tucked away in the middle of a private estate, on a cliff right next to the river Ganga about 45 kms ahead of Rishikesh -
Hushstay x Art House at Aashraya is a soul-stirring experiential retreat that inspires reflection, quietude, creativeness and belonging.
The 02 bedroom cottage that offers spectacular views of the Ganga and is made of natural stone was self-architected, designed and executed by Depi as his personal residence and displays various forms of art that he has collected from many different parts of the world as well as those made by artists who have visited Hushstay x Art House over the years.
The house, consisting of 02 Bedrooms, a common living-space and a kitchen, is pet-friendly and is perfect for families or groups looking for a private getaway.
A little extra for Hushstays Guests
"Wild Himalaya" Tea Lab
Head to our in-house Tea Lab and try out our in-house variety of exotic tea-infusions.
The entrance of Hushstay x Art House is marked by a narrow trail that leads to a rustic metal gate and as one enters, it feels as if one has found paradise in the middle of nowhere.
A beautiful cottage hidden in lush greenery and wondrous scenery inherent with the background music of the gushing river Ganga - Hushstay x Art House is a place for those of us who appreciate healthy living, going green, the concept of recycling / up-cycling almost everything and being one with nature.
The Cottage consists of 02 bedrooms and a living area and the entire place is made almost entirely of dry stone and large glass windows that offer mesmerising views of the Ganges.
A modern kitchen is attached to the house that is used by the private staff but can also be used by guests.
Located on a cliff next to the river Ganga, the rustic exteriors of the House blend in perfectly with its natural surroundings.
The House is made almost entirely of glass windows offering views of its beautiful natural surroundings from every corner. The walls have been made with locally found stone, as little cement as possible and no RCC.
Inside the 02 bedroom house, you will find a large living area filled with beautiful pieces of art collected from all corners of the world including works by Brigita Volz, Rung, Mtauyhah, Atul Sinha, Brita and many more. Depi's own artwork on river stones is also on display here. Wooden flooring, comfy sofas, a mini library, artwork and large floor-to-ceiling windows offer one the feeling of luxury in the middle of the forest.
The 02 rooms are attached on either side of the common living area. Each room has large windows, fully-equipped attached washrooms, an air-conditioner as well a wood-burner, making the place an exclusive all-season retreat.
Please note: The price varies depending on the number of guests. We give out the entire house exclusively to one group only and only breakfast is included in the given price.
Fenced Private Land
In-house Chef / Caretaker
Tea / Coffee Maker
Towels and Toiletries
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING
Only Breakfast is included in the room tariff. Other meals can be ordered on-site at an additional cost.
Meals are prepared by our in-house chef and are made of delectable homemade local cuisine. There is a fixed menu for each day of the month which will be shared with you upon confirmation. Apart from this, snacks are also available on an A-la-carte basis.
We request all our guests to inform the staff about their meal preferences well in advance.
In case you would like to cook yourself, we have a fully equipped kitchen that is available for guests. We also have a BBQ grill and a Stone Oven.
If you have any special requests, please make sure you inform the staff 24-48 hrs in advance so that it can be sourced in time.
Hushstay x Art House is located away from all the hustle-bustle of the city of Rishikesh, about 45 kms ahead of Rishikesh on the banks of River Ganga. As with all great places, getting to this paradise-of-a-location requires a beautiful 03 kms / 01 hour moderate trek that takes you across a river bridge and then through a forest and a village. A good fitness level is required to walk this stretch comfortably.
Alternatively, there is a longer "dirt road" route that leads directly to the property, however, we do not recommend this route to our guests unless it is absolutely necessary.
Petrol Pumps: There are no petrol pumps close to the property so we request you to please fill up your tank before entering hills. Also, our power backup runs on Diesel, we always keep enough diesel to keep it running for 3-4 hours.
Our staff will receive you at the starting point of the trek and help you out with your luggage. Mules can be hired on prior request at INR 300 PER mule (to be paid by guest).
Check-in time: 01:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM
Slow and soft music is okay, but please do not play loud music. You are in the middle of nature.
Services of the staff are available until 10:00 PM
We are pet-friendly. If you are coming with your pet, make sure they are well-mannered and that nothing gets broken.
Sustainable Travel: We are very conscious about nature and we would like our guests to feel the same way. We try to reduce the use of single-use plastic as much as possible and hence, we do not provide cold drinks or bottled drinking water. Our drinking water comes from an RO and refillable water bottles are provided in each room.
The price varies depending on the number of guests. Please select the exact number of guests while booking.
The entire house is offered exclusively to one group only and only breakfast is included in the given price.
Electricity: Being at an offbeat location, the electricity is erratic and at times we have to manage with lanterns and candles for lighting the rooms and dining. This might also offer you an opportunity to switch off and gaze at the starry night sky. We promise you will not regret it.
Physical Fitness: Our place is strongly recommended for outdoor lovers since we are surrounded by a number of great hiking trails. There is a waterfall and a secluded river beach just a few minutes hike away from the cottages. While you are here, we advise that you spend most of your time in the outdoors. If you are coming with younger kids / senior citizens who are physically fit and love outdoors, we can promise they will have a good time.
Wifi and Connectivity:
There is a good 4G connectivity for Airtel and Jio users, if you are planning to work from Hushstay x Aashraya. Being at an offbeat location, we do not have a WiFi connection in place.
Date of booking - 31 days before arrival : 25 % cancellation fee on the total booking amount.
30 Days - 15 Days : 50 % cancellation fee on the total booking amount.
Within 14 days from date of arrival : No refunds
In case of a COVID related emergency, you may reschedule your travels to future dates within 06 months from your actual checkin date.
THINGS TO DO
AROUND HUSHSTAY X ART HOUSE
Hushstay x Art House is a private getaway that offers great experiences -
Relaxation, gardening, helping at the farm (we encourage participation at the farm), meditation and yoga at the beach, hydrotherapy at the beautiful waterfall, hiking on the ancient Badrinath walking route or just taking a leisurely walk through the nearby villages and to the temple.
We also arrange for day workshops at Aashraya to educate people on up-cycling, sustainable farming, sustainable living, zero waste living etc. We would be happy to share, learn and expand our knowledge with you.
Brita has a background of 700 hrs of Yoga Education and offers Hatha Yoga classes at Aashraya at an additional cost.
HUSHSTAY X ART HOUSE
A charming little place tucked in the most unassuming part of Himalayas. What can I say. I'd gone to Hushstay x Aashraya with a bunch of friends to have a great, relaxing time and that is exactly what I got. Aashraya is wonderfully constructed, tastefully decorated, and superbly located in a place that inspires peace, adventure, and fun all at the same time. The idea of going to Aashraya is to cut off from the world of social media and electronics and find something that you can really connect with. We spent the time lazing at the nearby waterfall drinking beer and doing absolutely nothing. In all, great trip, awesome place. Highly recommended to all.”
- Abhishek, Gurgaon
“The place is ideal for someone who needs to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you do not want to drive all the way to the property via a dirt road, you need to park your car and then trek for about 45 minutes to reach the cottage. While some may be discouraged by it, we believe it made the stay a lot more pleasant. The location and the cottage itself are idyllic, and every moment is made all the more pleasurable by the hospitality extended by the hosts team, and the dogs. The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our treks to the waterfall and the Ganges. We look forward to coming here again sometime.”
- Aditya, Mumbai
“Even before we left ,the host asked us what we'd like to eat once we were there. I found this quite endearing. I went for my 30th birthday with my partner and it was the most amazing experience on a birthday I have had to date. The cottage is quiet and secluded far away from the rest of civilization, just the thing I was looking for. There was no one else there and we had the entire place to ourselves. Mahinder and Deepak were more than helpful and looked after us really well while we were there. The food was really good as well (our local pahari cuisine). We are 100% going to return! Loved everything about Aashraya.”
- Gurneet, Rudrapur