Cottage-style-hotels for a private Valentine’s Day

Schenelle Dsouza
Valentine’s Day is by far one of the most anticipated holidays in the year. The international day of love calls for big gestures and mighty surprises. While we believe that the celebration of love should not be restricted to just one day, there’s nothing wrong with going all out on Valentine’s Day. And what better way to celebrate than to get away from the city with your loved one?  
Here are some of the most tranquil locations for a quiet and private getaway with your partner.  
Anopura, Jaipur
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If quaint countryside getaways are your thing, then Anopura is the perfect destination for you. A handful of rooms surrounded by lush greenery with an abundance of peace and quiet, this secret hideaway offers the utmost privacy, both indoors and outdoors. From a hike in the Aravalli Hills to a historical tour of the Jamwa Ramgarh fort, leopard-watching to horse riding through the village, the list of things to do in Anopura is unending.  
Price: ₹29,600/- per night onwards.  
L’Attitude by the Lake, Kamshet
L'Attitude By The Lake, Kamshet. Courtesy: Saffronstays
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A hidden paradise in Kamshet near Pune, L’Attitude by the Lake is nestled by the backwaters of Andre Dam. The hotel is an eco-friendly masterpiece crafted with reclaimed wood, mud and exposed brick, adding a raw, rustic charm to the ambience. Since Kamshet is known for paragliding, the hotel offers guests a choice of three paragliding schools for enrolment. Picnics by the pool, barbeques in the garden are some of their other offerings.  
Price: ₹29,120/- per night onwards.  
Mary Budden Estate, Uttarakhand
 Mary Budden Estate
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The Mary Budden Estate is a family-run luxury homestay in Binsar. The 120-year-old heritage home is nestled deep in the oak forests of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. In addition to the heritage home, the estate also has a 14th-century colonial-style cottage. The estate and its surroundings are a hub for exploration with brunch and lunch spreads, walks through the woods, mountain trails and city expeditions.  
Price: ₹25,000/- per night onwards.  
Meena Bagh Ratnari
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An eco-friendly resort, Meena Bagh Ratnari is a cosy farm stay that sits in the middle of a beautiful apple orchard. Designed in true Himachali culture, the bungalow has a total of four bedrooms, each overlooking the orchard and hills. The highlight of this hotel however is the sunroom where guests can enjoy the warmth of the sun, along with a cosy fireplace and a telescope to watch the night sky.  
Price: ₹39,800/- per night onwards.  
The Ibnii Coorg  
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The Ibnii is a world inside another world; an eco-luxury resort surrounded by the most serene landscapes, and about 125 acres of the former coffee estate. The hotel blends luxury to the likes of their former dew drenched coffee plantation, offering a rustic-luxury space right in the middle of nature. While this is the place to rest and relax, guests can explore the beauty of Coorg through eco walks, cycle trails and tours guided by experts.  
Price: ₹24,000/- per night onwards.  
The Postcard Hideaway Netravali
Postcard Hotels
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A hotel that is truly away from the noise of the city, The Postcard Hideaway Netravali offers solitude in the purest sense the word. Offering luxury at its best without disturbing the surround nature, the hotel’s twenty appointed rooms are spaciously designed with a patio for each. Stand by and watch other residents like panthers, giant squirrels, and great pied hornbills take a stroll through the woods, or draw your perfect picnic by secret waterfalls.  
Price: ₹45,000/- per night onwards.  
The Source at Sula
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A gorgeous landmark in the heart of India’s own wine country –Nashik, The Source at Sula offers the perfect work, wine and dine spot all under one roof. Overlooking the lush vineyards of Sula, guests can choose from 51 elegant suites or for a more private experience – the Tree House, which amps up the private experience for guests. From wine tasting sessions to the elaborate vine tours, guests will have plenty to do in the sweet spot of Nashik.  
Price:19,499/- per night onwards.  
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