Every once in a while it’s good to take a break from your never ending daily chores and plan a vacation to the hill station. Ooty being blessed with a calm serene climate all round the year, one can plan to visit anytime. Just a weekend get away with your family to build long lasting memories are fun. Family vacations help you reconnect with the members in a different way. Ooty is one such place where you can pack your bags and drive along with the entire family for a couple of days. Some of the cottages have retained the architecture of the old colonial style. Based on your budget they have different styles of cottages to choose. Here we bring you the best family cottages to enjoy your stay.
HOTEL LAKE VIEW
Considered as one of the 3-star hotels, Lake View is no less than a luxury hotel & is a total justice to its name. Stretching over an area of about 8 acres, sitting on a sloped terrace offers magnificent views of the lake and the valley around. Located conveniently from the major locations and has easy access to every part of the town and beyond, without having to compromise on the facilities. The place offers 123 specially designed individual luxury cottages. Each cottage comes with a private garden where you could enjoy your morning coffee. The family suite has an added fire place for those chilling nights. The individual villa comes with a private deck overlooking the valley. Not to worry if you’re driving up to Ooty, all their cottages have safe & private car parking facility. They organize family gatherings & other activities like trekking & bonfire. You can also request for a barbecue night at their garden. To make your experience much better they also provide horse riding activities. They have an in house shopping store to pick up books & souvenirs. They hold separate space for indoor/outdoor activities and a special play ground for kids.
Price Range: Approx Rs.2000 to 3000 based on the type of villa
How to reach: About 2.74kms from Ooty Bus stand on the North Lake road.
How to book: On any of the various travel apps or by directly making a reservation on their website http://www.hotellakeview.com
USP: Nearest location to all the major attractions with views of the lakes and valleys.
Distance from major attractions: All major attractions are within a 2km radius from the cottage.
Food Options: Serves continental, Chinese and Indian in both Veg & Non-veg.
Located in one of the valleys of Ooty, Sabol holidays have 30 well-equipped rooms spaciously designed to suit your holiday according to your budget. Every room widely opens into the garden area that radiates into the beautiful views of the Nilgiri Mountain ranges. The main attraction is the glass dining hall that overlooks the valley. The cottages are designed in a way to provide every room with the unique view. This simple yet elegant form of construction is quite pleasing and adds to the ambiance of the space. One can also choose to burn calories by cycling around the property. If you are traveling with a larger group, they organize karaoke along with the bonfire. This sure sounds interesting! What a fun way to get a kick on your vacation to sing and dance around the fire in this amazing weather. Unfortunately, this place is not designed for car parking facilities. But if you wish to travel by air, train or bus; they will definitely arrange for pickup and drop services.
Price Range: Rs.2500 to Rs.4500
How to reach: Approx 5.9kms from Ooty Bus stand on Snowdon Road.
How to book: On any of the various travel apps or by directly making a reservation on their website http://www.sabolholidays.com
USP: A luxury vacation at budget pricing.
Distance from major attractions: All major attractions are within 30 minutes drive from the cottage.
Food Options: A common buffet breakfast is served. Lunch & dinner is made to request as per individual requirement.
Want your holiday to remind you the ancient history of the place? This is the one. King’s Cliff dates back to the period of the British. Most parts of it are retained and maintained to remind you the culture and to inspire. Intricate furniture, the rustic decors, luxurious mattress, wide spread gardens, It’s a perfect example where tradition meets luxury. Stay at their luxury villas, sit back and enjoy a cup of hot coffee in the private gardens, take an early morning trek to the forest areas, go fishing, feel like a real life king & queen with breakfast in bed. No! We aren’t joking! It’s not a dream but a vacation dream come true at King’s cliff. Wake up in the morning to the view of the clouds and hills and to the noise of the chirping birds and enjoy your dream vacation with your family where the time truly stops!
Price Range: Up to Rs.10,000 for a cottage with all the amenities for 2 nights.
How to reach: Approx 2.6kms from Ooty Bus stand on Havelock Main road.
How to book: On any of the various travel apps or by directly making a reservation on their website http://www.littlearth.in/kingscliff
USP: A unique British style of architecture.
Distance from major attractions: All major attractions are within a 5km radius from the cottage.
Food Options: Fine dining restaurant serving both veg and non-veg that is famous for continental, Mughlai, and Chinese.
MOUNT N MIST
We’ve been talking a lot about the view that Ooty cottages have to offer. Yet another one is the Mount n Mist cottages beautifully sitting on the hills. With 14 cottages that are well composed along the mountain range like a stepped building ensures a perfect view for each room. Luxuriously decorated and maintained each cottage provides all the necessary amenities, overlooking a stunning valley built for a safe and comfortable stay for a family vacation. As the name suggests one can enjoy the mist on these mountains because of the altitude that it’s located at. They also have an individual villa for large family getaways comprising of a living and dining room. Not to miss their bonfire and barbecue facilities for this chilling weather. This is one such place that also allows your pet to be a part of your family holiday and has car parking facilities. Their common lawn is big enough to organize indoor activities or for family gatherings.
Price Range: From Rs.2500 for a small cottage to up to Rs.11000 for the suite.
How to reach: Approx 11.2kms from Ooty Bus stand on Marliund Road.
How to book: On any of the various travel apps or by directly making a reservation on their website http://www.mountnmist.net
USP: A great location for a true experience of the mount and mist.
Distance from major attractions: All major attractions are located in about 15kms to 20kms radius from the cottage.
Food Options: Serves delicious Vegetarian food only.
If you are one of those people who is not just a nature lover but also loves to admire the architecture of a place, then this is perfect. Ever been fascinated by those small houses away from all the hustle in the fairy tales. Well, this cottage is good enough to fulfill your childhood destination. Built in the colonial style of architecture, Turret is a cottage run by a family that is located in the heart of ELK Hill. It’s more of a homely feeling than a hotel or a cottage. It is a home amidst nature away from home. With 3 independent rooms along with attached bathrooms, it’s connected by a living and a dining area overlooking the lawn. Large equipped kitchen allows you to cook your own food as well. A completely furnished cottage with all the amenities is perfect for a large family getaway. They also have an in house cook and meet all suit your needs. Trips to nearby locations are also organized for individual families.
Price Range: Rs.8800 for the entire villa
How to reach: About 2kms from the Ooty bus stand on Elk hill road.
How to book: On any of the various travel apps or by directly making a reservation on their website http://turrettcottage.in/
USP: A perfect serene villa for an entire family amidst the mountains.
Distance from major attractions: All major attractions are within a 4kms radius from the cottage.
Food Options: All the meals are made to order as per the visitor’s choice of taste.
BLISS RESORTS & COTTAGES
Are you looking for a blissful family vacation at Ooty? Then look no further. Bliss cottages offer the most magical serene views of the misty Blue Mountains. Located amidst the lap of nature in a calm environment, Bliss cottages are naturally blessed with blissful views. They have 20 well-furnished rooms with all the amenities provided along with a balcony that provides picture perfect views in all the rooms. Their property is designed for small families. A candle light dinner at their roof top restaurant is a must try for the couples. Campfire is available on request for a large group.
Well, we have discussed a lot of cottages here and almost all of them promise a stunning view of the mountains for sure. Of course such is the beauty of this hill station. No wonder they called it the queen of hill stations. All of them are quite economical for a family getaway. From the stunning views to the numerous options to choose from and getting pampered at this exotic location along with a barbecue and camp fire time during the chilling weather with your loved ones sure makes a vacation a most memorable one.
Price Range: Rs.1800 to Rs.5000
How to reach: Approx 5.4kms from Ooty Bus stand on Ooty – Coonoor Main road.
How to book: On any of the various travel apps or by directly making a reservation on their website http://www.theblissooty.com
USP: A homely atmosphere with great views
Distance from major attractions: All major attractions are within a 7km radius from the cottage.
Food Options: Serves only Vegetarian.