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Leave the high-rise concrete jungle to stay at a colonial style bungalow on the gorgeous hills of Bhimtal. Fredy’s Bungalow is a place to experience authentic living in the midst of cedar, pine and oak forest overlooking stunning peaks and valleys. There is nothing like watching the sun rise and set keeping aside the usual life rush, while sipping on a hot cuppa.

A short uphill drive, along two-kilometers of kuccha road from Bhimtal Lake, leads you to Fredys Bungalow, placed aptly in a peaceful haven where only the sounds of nature break the silence: the wake-up song of the resident Whistling Thrush, the sharp call of a Barking Deer in the distance; the hoot of a Spotted Owl signaling dusk. The exterior of stone walls complements the authentic wooden interiors with high ceiling making the bungalow look spacious and magnificent. Adding to the ambiance are tree trunks used as pillars and a beautiful wooden staircase importing you to an old era.

The Bungalow is a colonial home refurbished into a resort while keeping its authenticity intact and features 4 exquisite rooms with antique interiors to recreate a living in a colonial era. 

Every element be it interior or exterior is sure to delight the wanderer in you. It’s absolutely worth taking time off to experience a living here while you set out on trails and explore the regions around. Survey the in-house butterfly collection. Enjoy boating or bird-watching in and around the Sattal and Bhimtal lakes. Explore the serene surroundings of the bungalow that are an invitation for a long walk or quiet contemplation and meditation. Or else, simply relax with family and friends and let them pamper you with their legendary Itmenaan hospitality and an array of culinary delights.

 

What will you love?

  • The simplicity and authenticity of interiors with wooden deodar floor and staircases, antique lamps and beautiful furnishings blended perfectly with modern age comforts.  Relax with a drink or book, or spot the occasional flying squirrel or a pheasant heading home to roost on the wooden deck verandah running on the entire back of the bungalow. The library on the first floor is a small cozy space with a collection of a wide variety of books by renowned travel writers.
     
  • The cottage is perched away from the buzy streets and markets, so makes for a perfect holiday home for a relaxing stay. Apt for nature lovers, the bungalow offers homely hospitality and scrumptious cuisine.
     
  • The easy trek routes and nature walks in the surrounding areas can add to the experience with cluster of lakes in vicinity (Sattal), as you pass through the wooded forest with more than 200 species of birds and butterflies. The collection of butterflies started by Fredrick Smetacek Sr. that grew to over 10,000 specimens. Much of this collection is displayed in Fredy’s Bungalow and the rest is displayed at a close by Butterfly Museum. 

 

Good To Know

  • The bungalow is a 45 mins drive from the Nainital town, however you can head to the nearby market in Bhimtal which is just a 15mins walk away.
     
  • A cozy 4-bedroom cottage, run by a nature lover himself, is a great place to getaway from the routine life for a small group of family and friends. The charming locale, dense forests, calm cluster of lakes around the Bungalows can behold you in its serenity and for the peak lovers a short drive uphill can give beautiful views.
     
  • Being a nature cottage with an aim to take you away from the modern world to a colonial era, the cottage doesn’t offer modern electronics like television in the rooms. Air conditioners are also not installed as the weather is pleasantly cool enough for just fans.
     
  • The kitchen is open throughout the day and meals are available as per your preference however be sure to inform the staff about your preferences before hand since they use fresh, seasonal produce sourced locally, with seasonally changing menus designed around what is currently available.
     
  • Carry a pair of good walking shoes, if you plan to go on walk in the adjoining areas. Naturalists, bird watchers must also carry a binocular.  Being a hill town, expect sharp hill turns approaching the cottage. So until you are a confident hill driver opt for other means. 

How to reach Fredy's Bungalow, Bhimtal?

Fredy’s Bungalow is a short uphill Kaccha drive from Bhimtal lake and 45mins drive from Nainital town.


Policy & Terms

Cancellations notified less than 7 days before arrival: no refund. Cancellations notified between 15 to 7 days before arrival: 50% of total amount is charged. Cancellations notified between 31 to 15 days before arrival: 25% of total amount is charged. Cancellations notified 31 days before arrival: full refund.

Check in : 12:00 PM - Check out : 12:00 PM


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9.2 ( 1 Reviews )


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Neeraj

MyTravelPie.com has organized most of our trips and all of them have been unique and amazing at the same time. They have an amazing range of homestays and resorts and Fredy's Bungalow is no different. We were two families so we took the entire bungalow with 04 rooms and for us it was like our dream of owning our own place in the mountains came true. The bungalow is beautiful, the staff is really courteous and the food is amazing! I would recommend this for everyone who is seeking for some peace of mind and a great vacation with family!

07/04/2016 9.2 / 10



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Butterfly Room

Adults 2 Child 0

INR 6,850 1 Nights


No. Rooms

The Experience :

The rooms are elegantly furnished and equipped with all modern facilities to make your stay pleasant and comfortable.All rooms open to the outside, onto a lovely wooden veranda that looks across at the forest or a small garden. For quiet hours of nature-watching, reading or peaceful relaxation, the deck veranda provides the perfect spot. Just order a hot beverage, sit back, and let the forest breeze and birdsong transport you.

Inclusions :-

  • Breakfast
  • All applicable taxes


Room Amenties :

  • Courtyard view
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Hair dryer
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Welcome amenities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Individually furnished
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Sitting Area

Beetle Room

Adults 2 Child 0

INR 5,770 1 Nights


No. Rooms
Extra Beds

The Experience :

The rooms are elegantly furnished and equipped with all modern facilities to make your stay pleasant and comfortable.All rooms open to the outside, onto a lovely wooden veranda that looks across at the forest or a small garden. For quiet hours of nature-watching, reading or peaceful relaxation, the deck veranda provides the perfect spot. Just order a hot beverage, sit back, and let the forest breeze and birdsong transport you.

Inclusions :-

  • Breakfast
  • All applicable taxes


Room Amenties :

  • Courtyard view
  • Individually decorated
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Welcome amenities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Satellite TV service
  • Slippers
  • LCD TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Sitting Area