MEET MY PARENTS, THE CO-HOSTS
Just like Howard Schultz, the erstwhile CEO of Starbucks had once said, ‘When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible,’ Katie’s Homestay too is the sum-result of my parents’ passion for travelling and their commitment to give me a better life.
NOOKS AND CORNERS
~The common areas~
You have access to our entire home except the rooms of other guests. We have a spacious sitting room with a fireplace where you can enjoy a good book from my mom’s library sipping a cup of coffee.
There is a television here although I don’t recommend wasting your time staring at it.
You can savour the meals in the dining hall or in the adjoining sit-out area enjoying the beauty of the calm environment of Hartola.
BRICK BY BRICK – THE STORY SO FAR
~How my home took shape~
Although our home was built very recently, my parents wanted it to blend with the other houses of the village and not to stand out as an eyesore city mansion.
It took a lot of effort from my parents to convince the architect not to get carried away and stick to the plan of resembling a village home with flush interiors.
The layout of the house was meticulously done to minimise damage to existing mountain terraces and fruit trees during the construction.
The property has 4 rooms that accommodate 2 guests each and a family room that accommodates 6 guests. All rooms have attached bathrooms.
RIGHT FROM THE FARMS
~Enjoy Fresh Local Produce~I can definitely tell you the delight of devouring some fresh chicken. It’s tasty for sure. With the villagers growing different types of veggies, pulses, etc. it’s a habit that my parents follow of bringing home everything (AND EVERYDAY) straight from the farms to the kitchen. And if I’m not feeling too lazy I accompany them to the farms too.
TAKE MY WORD: THE WORLD LOOKS PRETTY GOOD FROM HERE
Welcoming every doggy to come and stay with your pet parents in our home. Perfectly ok to stay with your parents in the room as long as you respect certain house rules that are in best interest for all..
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Our Web Stories
The hospitality of Katie's Abode, I must, is unparralled. I had gone with my wife during the rainy season that had just started, to celebrate our 3rd marriage anniversary and with no other guests we had an absolute romantic vacation.
Arjun ShekharGuest as couple
We were not sure if the homestay could cater to the needs of our big group of people, but thanks to the caretaker of Katie’s Abode, Kesav Ji and his son Amit, they looked after our every need. The place is situated in a small village away...
Darpita TravelsGuest with family
It was my first solo trip and somehow I ended up in Katie’s Abode in Hartola. It was Christmas time and it was definitely cold. I was little apprehensive about staying alone as there were no other guests on the level where my room was.