Uttarakhand has long been known for its incredible landscapes. Nainital epitomizes this with its beautiful lakes, forests and mountains creating an idyllic vacation setting. If this is your next holiday destination, we recommend staying at cottages in Nainital that help you appreciate the tranquility of this resort town and give you unforgettable views of the mountains, valleys and the famous Nainital Lake.
Coupled with unmatched hospitality and rooms that take you back in time to the colonial era, you’ll use them as a yardstick for all your future holiday accommodations!
Check out our picks of luxury and cheap cottages in Nainital.
1. Swiss Cottage
There aren’t too many luxury cottages in Nainital but Swiss Cottage is one of them. It’s run as a hotel by Mr. Sakley, a Swiss gentleman, which is how it gets its name. What we love about it is that it offers refined accommodation while still retaining a homely charm. There are just six rooms to choose from so that each guest can be attended to and receive bespoke services.
What’s special: Elegant accommodation and bespoke services
Suggested suite: Heritage Room
Tariff: INR 5,600 per night
2. Emily Lodge Luxury Cottage
Emily Lodge offers luxurious family cottages in Nainital with a colonial feel. Located in Ayarpatta Hill, the lodge was built in the mid-19th century and is one of the oldest cottages in Nainital. The British architecture is complemented by a 1950s-style interior so you really feel like you’ve stepped into the past. It has five bedrooms with vintage furniture, a large drawing room and a dining room for family meals.
What’s special: 19th century home with retro interiors
Suggested suite: Heritage Suite
Tariff: INR 6,500 per night
3. Colonel’s Cottage
Mall Road is among the more happening places in Nainital. It’s perfect for shoppers and has stunning views of Nainital Lake. If you’re looking to stay here, Colonel’s Cottage is one of the most popular cottages in Nainital near Mall Road. With vistas of the mountains, a pretty garden dotted with flowers and homely living quarters, it’s ideal for couples and families eager to take in the beauty of Nainital.
What’s special: Mountain views and homely living quarters
Suggested suite: Deluxe Suite
Tariff: INR 2,500 per night
4. Hutton Cottage
Close to town yet far enough that you can enjoy the sounds of nature from the surrounding oak forest, Hutton Cottage is one of the best Nainital cottage and resorts. The fully furnished cottage (Wi-Fi included) ensures all your needs are met while outdoor activities can be arranged to help you explore Nainital’s beauty.
What’s special: Cottage set amidst an oak forest
Tariff: INR 7,200 per night
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5. Ann’s Cottage by Stellar
Ann’s Cottage by Stellar is a great choice if you’re looking for cottages on rent in Nainital with lake views. It has six rooms and one suite, all of which overlook Nainital Lake. There’s a multi-cuisine restaurant onsite as well as indoor and outdoor games to keep you occupied. Sightseeing can also be arranged.
What’s special: Lake views and onsite multi-cuisine restaurant
Suggested suite: Suite
Tariff: INR 7,000 per night
6. The Nest Cottages
The beautiful hamlet of Pangot is every nature lover’s dream. It attracts over 200 species of birds and you can spend hours watching them. If you want to stay in the lap of nature, The Nest Cottages is one of the best cottages in Nainital to book. Each features stone interiors, fireplaces and attics that lend plenty of character.
What’s special: Located away from the bustle of the town and with great opportunities for bird-watching
Suggested suite: Luxury Cottage
Tariff: INR 5,000 per night
7. Lal Cottage
There’s a fair number of budget cottages in Nainital and if you’re looking for affordability and comfort, Lal Cottage is it. Fuss-free and homely, the B&B overlooks Nainital Lake and offers five spacious rooms. It’s ideal for those looking to stay close to town yet away from the crowds and noise.
What’s special: Budget accommodation overlooking Nainital Lake
Tariff: INR 3,000 per night
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8. Stone Heights
Stone Heights is one of the best cottages in Nainital with a tariff that will appeal to budget travelers. Nestled in an oak forest with the sounds of nature all around, it’s the perfect escape for couples and families. You can choose from plush rooms such as The Upper End and Masters Room or book the Shepherds Cottage, a simple and cozy place to stay with tasteful rustic interiors.
What’s special: Located in an oak forest with views of nature all around
Suggested suite: Shepherds Cottage
Tariff: INR 3,000
9. The Hammock Bhimtal
Pretty independent cottages dot the lush grounds of The Hammock. Set in Bhimtal, the resort features 15 cottages that are fitted with all the amenities you could need. Privacy is assured here and whenever you want to take in the verdant surroundings, you can relax at the private sit-out overlooking the lawn.
What’s special: Independent cottages with private sit-outs
Suggested suite: Two-bedroom Family Villa
Tariff: INR 6,600 per night
10. Taradale Cottage
About an hour away from town is Taradale Cottage, a stately Ramgarh cottage near Nainital that lures travelers with its tranquility and views of a green valley. The property features architectural styles straight out of the British Raj and features a small English garden where you can relax. Each room is beautifully decorated and envelops you in its elegance.
What’s special: Elegant rooms with scenic views
Suggested suite: Attic Double Room
Tariff: INR 6,000 per night
So now that you know all about the amazing cottages in Nainital, what are you waiting for? Head to the hills right away! Book a Nainital Tour Package from TravelTriangle and enjoy an even more personalized trip.