Every day, the menu is based on the cuisine of a different region of India.
Mackinnon's Study contains a well-stocked library and two terraces offering fabulous views.
Hike through historic trails that circle around the summit of Landour Ridge.
Being run as a boutique home-stay, each of its tastefully done up rooms is a tribute to the founders of Landour. Capt. Young's Dining Hall and Mackinnon's study recreate the magic of the Colonial Era. Away from the hectic life of the city, enjoy the bliss of doing - nothing.
If idyllic walks amidst a ridge of Deodar and Pines overlooking snow peaked mountains or curling up on a hammock with a book or spending long overdue family time is your idea of holiday, La Villa Bethany beckons you.
Owned and run by the Kudle Family, this Home Stay provides guests a blissful experience of the good old days in its architecture, decor, colors, traditions, cuisine, service and lifestyle.
We encourage local produce and resources in every aspect of running LVB. Through our work, we have actively supported many NGO’s who work for the upliftment of rural women in the state of Uttarakhand. All our toiletries, blankets, day covers and carpets have been procured from different NGOs that are based in the state. The daily perishables that are used at LVB are procured from the different villages that are situated on the north face of the mountain. Most of the vegetables that we get are straight from the farm to the fork. During the renovation, repairs and maintenance, we have actively engaged local talent and sourced the raw material locally as much as possible. Most of the construction material like slate and wood used during the renovation has also been reclaimed and locally sourced.
100% of our staff is local youth from the mountains that come from very humble backgrounds. Many of them are semi-literate and through our venture, we have trained them in the art of hospitality. These local talents have risen to the challenge and have done a magnificent job which reflects in the fact that within a very short span of 4 years, LVB has won 7 International awards and recognitions. Our supporting teams consisting of transport providers, laundry, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, masons, garbage disposal providers and IT support are all local youth who desire to have the right opportunities provided.
Interaction with Guests
We have designed a well crafted path to ensure that the ‘WOW’ factor is created at every interaction with the guest. Our team culture is guided by FOUR pillars:
3. Collective Social Responsibility
4. Mutual Accountability
One could ruffle through books at the well-stocked library that also contains a fireplace, relax at the lounge playing indoor games, and use the children’s play area for the ever-energetic kids. Outdoor activities include trekking through Upper Chukkar, an old historic trail that circles the three summits of Landour Ridge, and contains dense deodar forests and peaceful slopes.
Landour is just 02 kms ahead of Mussoorie and La Villa Bethany is one of the main attractions of this hamlet.
Other Things to Note
La Villa Bethany is a green inn in a very holistic manner and is committed to provide sustainable and responsible tourism. We are the only property in all of Landour to use solar energy to heat our water and also cook our food. With a capacity of 80,000 litres of rain water harvesting (which is being increased), we are the only self sufficient property in the city, where water management is a huge challenge, especially during peak tourist season.
There are no specific house rules.
We want our guests to live happily with no boundaries.
But we want everyone to be happy and so request everyone to not to disturb the privacy of the other guests staying here.