Offering the most stunning views and landscapes in the Himalayas - Magpie Retreat is better than the best homestay in Bhimtal. It is located in a quaint and picturesque village of Bhimtal in Nainital district. A luxury homestay nestled within the mountain ranges of the lower Himalayan regions of Kumaon hills. Our boutique homestay in a paradise for nature lovers and those looking to travel away from the hustle and bustle of city life for some quiet time of unwinding in the mountains. You will wake up to clean crisp air, fresh mountain breeze that carries the scents and stories of mountains beyond and the lyrics of nature carefully crafted by the visiting unique variety of birds. A lake to behold and mountains behind us that beckon the explorer to go connect some with the forests that lie within. For the birding enthusiasts, there are ample birds that come to the property thanks to the watering holes made especially for them and fruit trees planted to give back to nature a bit.
We are an eco-friendly homestay and take the utmost pride in living with minimal carbon footprint and in complete harmony with nature. We believe in green and in giving back to nature more than what we consume from it. Planting trees and protecting the environment is not an annual occurrence but a way of life with us and our people. We are proud to say that we are one of the selected boutique properties in the Nainital district that is constantly involved in activities that help us make our communities stronger at the grassroots levels and actively protect our environment and it’s wildlife.
Magpie retreat, Bhimtal has been named after the very shy and elusive bird, Red-billed Blue Magpie, found only in the lower Himalayan regions. We get her aplenty at our property. All our luxury suites in Nainital district are named after the Himalayan birds, commonly found in the premises of the property. When staying with us, do ask for a cup of freshly brewed and organically homegrown Lemongrass tea. To uplift the local communities we source our produce from the local farmers and therefore making it a completely organic home-cooked meal.
Filled with dense forests and various flora and fauna. Hear the beautiful alarm calls of a Kakar (barking deer) each evening. Kainchi Dham temple- A short drive away, and known for the spiritual awakening that Steve Jobs had when he visited this shrine. Visible from our estate and is at the top of a dense Deodar and Oak forest, and also home to a tiny but very famous Nag Devta temple known as the Karkotak temple. Feel the bliss and awakening upon your visit Beautiful History- A lesser known fact is that Bhimtal is named after Bhima from the Mahabharata.
Bhimtal along with many other small lakes forms our very own lake district which is a beauty to discover and drive along. The "C" shaped lake is the source of drinking water for locals and supports the agriculture in the area. While you are here, don’t miss out on local delicious fruits as Kumaon is famous for it’s delicacies and juices made from the freshest fruits. And If it’s your lucky day, you may come across some of the barking deer, Kalij pheasants, Koklass pheasants, migratory ducks and geese around Bhimtal lake.
Sanguri Gaon, Uttarakhand 263136, Bhimtal,
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Sanguri Gaon, Uttarakhand 263136, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India
+91- 9899825828 +91-7895664848
Nainital, Naukuchiatal, Sattal and Ranikhet
There are multiple treks in varying length that can be embarked upon while staying with us. One of the famous ones are of Karkotak wherein we can pack you a picnic basket so that you are can have a meal while enjoying the panoramic views from atop the Karkotak peak. The peak is stunning in it’s raw beauty and blesses one with a 360 degree view of Bhimtal lake, Naukuchiatal lake, Bhowali and Nainital.Know More
Discover hundreds of rare species of Lower Himalayan birds around our estate and explore surrounding areas like Sattal to add to your list of spotted birds during your visit to these mountain ranges.Know More
Take time out for a jungle safari and allow us to take you on a trip to Jim Corbett Park for some jungle adventures and a glimpse of the striped beauties.Know More
We planned a trip to Bhimtal for my partners birthday. Its around 350 kms from delhi. One of our friends had recommended Magpie retreat to us. It is located at a height and overlooks the entire Bhimta...
We went here with our pet Pluto for his first holiday. He enjoyed the place thoroughly. The views from the rooms are simply amazing. We were staying in a cottage which is a little distant fro...
I am extremely happy that I chose this home, not a single moment was made to feel as a stranger. Its in true spirit home away from home. I travel extensively for work and stay in the JW and the H...
Magpie Retreat feels like a labour of love as soon as you enter the place after an arduous journey (esp. the last 1 km which is almost 60-70 degree incline). The location couldnt have been more perf...
Magpie Retreat is a comfortable villa with spacious rooms coupled with all basic amenties and breathtaking view of the lake and the town that is sure to soothe your souls and give you the much needed...