A Dream Home away from home near Nainital
The dream of owning a hill cottage is a common romantic notion. We chanced upon Two Chimneys – then known as the Big House in a two centimetre ad in a newspaper while looking for a flat to rent in Delhi. An impulsive trip, and we immediately fell in love with the piquant charm of the run-down shabby house sitting on a spur, with a splendid view of the valley on both sides.
When we first saw it, it was a house that children draw: a block with a slanting roof and cut-out windows and two triangular chimneys. The old house has been restored over 10 years, sporadically, as ideas and funds have trickled in. Saplings were planted that became trees. Seemingly dead wood sprouted as life was puffed into the house again, nature’s whimsical ways surround the house, and continually delight. The big prize is spotting the panther, as he passes by the house on most nights, moving between the two valleys.
As the years turned, it became clear that welcoming guests to Two Chimneys was the best way to share its beauty and to keep it in fine running condition. Two Chimneys opened for occupancy in April 2009, with 4 suites and 3 rooms.
We are strategically located to be away from the clutter of Nainital, but at the same time very accessile so you can stay with us and visit all the places in and around Nainital.