HUSHSTAY X HAKUSHU HOUSE
Sainj, near Shimla
Up to 04 Guests
4G Wifi Internet Available
Private Apple Orchards
On-site Parking Available
Fully Equipped Kitchen
" Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself." - Japanese Proverb
A surreal scenery and a gushing river stream lead the way to a little hamlet known for one of the country's tastiest varieties of Apples. At just about 50 kms from the bustling hill-town of Shimla and about 2.5 hrs from Solan, this remote little village called Sainj offers the perfect escape from the maddening crowd of the city.
Camouflaged amidst a private Apple Orchard and overlooking a mesmerising valley through its all-glass front, Hushstay x Hakushu is an exclusive 01 Bedroom Private Retreat that offers the rare luxuries of time and space.
Consisting of just one bedroom, a fully-functional kitchen and a large living area around a fireplace, this luxury Mountain Cabin is an ideal getaway for a couple or a small family looking to explore the wonders of nature.
A little extra for Hushstays Guests
Hike to River Stream
Let the locals take you on a short yet serene hike down to the Giri river that flows through Sainj.
A wonderful valley, acres of apple orchards, the distant sound of a gushing river, the sweet melodies of a variety of birds and smiling locals welcome you as you leave the metal road behind and take the road less taken. And in the midst of it all, you chance upon an enthralling A-frame mountain cottage that is intentionally hidden from plain sight.
Hushstay x Hakushu has been made keeping the principles of Japanese design ideology in mind: minimalism, balance, harmony and relaxation.
A fully functional modern kitchen and a large open living area with a fireplace form the lower floor of the house. A wooden staircase leads to the upper floor that makes up the bedroom.
The eternal views and magnificent sights of the mountains and valleys continue all throughout the house: An all-glass 20 feet high triangular front makes sure you never miss a glimpse of the great outdoors.
Hushstay x Hakushu truly is an extraordinary private retreat that has everything you need and nothing you don't.
The entire house follows an open layout which means there are very few walls inside the house except for those that make up the Washrooms / Bath.
While there is always a caretaker/cook at your service, the kitchen is fully equipped in case you would like to prepare some delicacies yourself. Adjoining the kitchen is the cosiest corner of the house consisting of a traditional cast iron fireplace and comfortable sofas. All of it overlooks the all-glass front that also opens up to a private balcony that is the perfect place for a morning coffee.
A wooden staircase leads to the bedroom on the upper floor consisting of a low bed with high-quality beddings, a TV and a study table/workspace. There is a washroom on the upper floor as well as a bigger washroom with a bath on the ground floor.
Fenced Private Horse Farm
In-house Chef / Caretaker
4G WiFi Available
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Towels and Toiletries
THIS IS A HUSHSTAYS SELECT PROPERTY
At Hushstays, we have partnered with extra-ordinary stays that offer our guests something unique.
Each HushStay has a local touch, something unique about itself and a personal character that reflects the hosts. From a traditional cozy Stone Cottage in the Himalayas to a bungalow surrounded by Apple Orchards, all HushStays are as welcoming as they are beautiful.
A HUSHSTAYS SELECT PROPERTY is managed and marketed exclusively by Hushstays and we make sure that we select only the most amazing stays after a thorough inspection.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING
A full breakfast is included in the tariff.
We have an in-house caretaker/cook who will take care of your meal preferences. Lunch / Dinner are available on prior notice.
Both Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian options are available if you are ordering from the in-house menu. Guests may also bring their own raw material and make use of the in-house kitchen.
Please follow meal timings:
Breakfast: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Lunch: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dinner: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Check-in time: 02:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM
Slow and soft music is okay, but please do not play loud music after 11 PM.
Services of the staff are available until 10:00 PM
We follow a strict no smoking policy inside the house since a lot of wood has been used for the interiors. You may ask the caretaker for an ashtray and smoke outside the house if you need to.
Please be careful or ask the caretaker for help while placing wood in the fireplace. We usually keep dry wood in storage but if it has been raining, dry wood might not be availble.
Please respect your surroundings since the property is set in the midst of an orchard. Do not pluck the flowers / fruits or disturb wildlife here.
Wifi and Connectivity:
We have a 4G wifi router in place if you are planning to work from Hushstay x Hakushu.
There is a good 4G connectivity for Airtel and Jio users, unless the weather is bad.
Hushstay x Hakushu is located away from all the hustle-bustle of the popular hill-stations in a small village called Sainj.
Nearest Railway Station (Kalka) - 117 kms / 3.5 hrs
Nearest Airport (Chandigarh) - 145 kms / 04 hrs
Shimla - 50 kms / 1.5 hrs
Solan - 80 kms / 2.5 hrs
Theog - 30 kms ahead / 1 hr
Kotkhai - 30 kms ahead / 1 hr
Kufri - 42 km / 1.5 hrs
Delhi - 08 hrs
As with all great places, getting to this paradise-of-a-location requires one to drive on a steep dirt road for about 200 meters.
The dirt road is recommended only for experienced drivers or if you have a 4x4 vehicle. Otherwise, you may park your car on the metal road head and walk the last 100m to the property. Our staff will help you out with the luggage.
This place is offered exclusively to only one group at a time, the price varies depending on the number of guests. Please select the exact number of guests while booking.
The house has just one bedroom but there is space for 02 more extra mattresses and in total it can accommodate up to 04 guests.
Electricity: Electricity is usually not a problem, however, we do have a backup inverter. Basic lighting and a few plug points work on backup.
Geysers and heaters are provided but will not work in case there is a power outage.
Please note that like any other home in the mountains, we do not have an air-conditioner at the property. The Hakushu House has been designed in such a way that there is proper wind circulation if the windows are opened in the afternoon.
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
Bookings can be rescheduled in special cases.
THINGS TO DO
AT HUSHSTAY X HAKUSHU
Hushstay x Hakushu has been designed as a place to unwind.
Spend time chilling around the indoor fireplace, soak in the scenery from the comfort of your bed, try your hand in the kitchen or just do nothing at all.
If you are the outdoorsy kind, you can take a walk through the Orchards, hike down to the river or walk aimlessly through the village. The locals are nice and might even offer a cup of tea.
In case you want to drive down to nearby places, you can explore Theog, Kotkhai, Kufri or the popular Hatkoti Mata Temple near Jubbal.
HUSHSTAY X HAKUSHU
“This is so far the best experience we had. We not only enjoyed our stay there, we also experienced the local culture by being the past of their Xmas celebrations. We were travelling with a 7 month old baby and she just ensured that our baby would feel cosy and safe. Moreover, Minakshi was regular in touch with you to make sure you are feeling comfortable.
The place is very exotic and scenic. If you want to experience a foreign architecture and luxury, you must visit this place.”
- Tarun, Airbnb
“With a beautiful wide view and huge glass panels to let that in, this is a perfect place for a remote getaway for a couple. The host Minakshi is very helpful and friendly. Housekeepers are warm, friendly and cook delicious food. They got to have fresh apples from the orchards and even fresh vegetables and dairy from the farm. There are a couple of routes for trekking and one even goes down to the Giri river.
All in all, it was a peaceful and lovely stay among nature, perfect if you’re looking for a remote getaway or a “workation” spot.”
- Vrinda, Airbnb