The Flapper Life
Unique stays of Maharashtra
Away from the hurrying, chasing, haggling, racing of life adjust and trying to make sense of life’s frenetic pace. The weary soul starts longing for a spot, albeit small, which could soothe the frazzled nerves but also provides uniqueness in your travel. Maharashtra holds a lot more rather than just forts and villages, These unique stays will leave you in awe, here are the most offbeat stays we have found in and around Maharashtra.
1. Dune Barr House – Matheran
Surrounded by forest in a pedestrianized hill station, this Colonial-style hotel dates from the 19th century. It's 2 km from the Matheran train station. Built back in the 19th Century, is a mesh of British and Parsi architecture amidst the woods makes the stay earthy and stress-free. Everything from the architecture to the tasteful interiors of the rooms reminds us of the vintage era, but the availability of modern amenities will make you feel as though you’re in the best of contemporary times. Popular points of interest around the property include Charlotte Lake, Echo Point, Panorama Point, and Sunset Point along with recreational activities such as horse riding, bird watching, trekking, and sightseeing. Cost: INR 7,000 to INR 8,500
2. The Machan Resort – Atvan
This Resort is an eco-resort holding unique tree houses that have a height of 30-45 feet above the forest. Boasting lush greenery and a load of facilities, this place is occupied by the exotic beauty of the Jambulne. Each Machan is encased with a Canopy to enjoy the view of nature while being on your bed. Consists of a range of activities such as trekking, birding, stargazing, cycling, and visiting surrounding historical sites and traditional forms of entertainment as well. Cost: INR 14,990 per night
3. Amanzi Resort – Khadak, Lonavala
This is a boutique adventure resort near Mumbai that not only offers the best of luxury but also of nature and scenery. Overlooking the Pavana Dam, the property delivers a tranquil retreat to those who want to spend some time away from the city hustle and arranges activities like kayaking, trekking, and paragliding among others. Consists of Swiss-type chalets for accommodation, a Multi-cuisine restaurant, and individual chalet villas spread across lush greenery.
Cost: INR 13000 – INR 18000
4. Glass Treehouse - Nashik
Glass House, is a space that resembles a treehouse set amidst nature, equipped with stunning floor-length French Windows to give you a constant vision of the view. Imagine waking up to a view where the sky meets the earth at the horizon. With a theme of wood and pastel, earthier tones, the house is uniform in terms of its interior. With cane chairs that overlook the breathtaking view and a balcony that literally is a sweet spot for nature lovers and a sunset that’ll stay etched in your memory, forever, From Sula Vineyards to Harihar Fort, Harihar waterfall, Trimbakeshwar Temple, and Dugarwadi Waterfall, there are enough sights to keep you busy. The local market is just about 8 kilometers away from the property. Cost: Rs.40,960