SaffronStays SaffronStays Elgin Hall - Villa in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

SaffronStays Elgin Hall - Villa in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Quick Takeaways


  • SaffronStays Elgin Hall is a 7-bedroom sprawling villa in Dalhousie that is located right by Subhash Chowk Road.

  • Built in 1857, when Dalhousie used to be a summer escape for the English folks to enjoy the mountains, this home has been named after the British Lord Elgin.

  • Experience 125 years of preserved heritage through the gorgeous Victorian-inspired interiors like the crisp white furniture, tufted chaises, chesterfields and other accents.

  • Beyond the home are the rolling hills with a deep green cover which can be enjoyed from the patio by the side of the house.

  • The patio also has a seating area made of stone around the brick fireplace as well as a dining area with a barbecue counter dishing out piping hot meals within minutes.

  • Enjoy a laidback holiday at this bespoke villa in Dalhousie and witness the best snow view.

  • Visit Daikund Peak (14 km away), the highest peak in Dalhousie, Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary/ Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary (13 km away) and stroll down Gandhi Chowk Market (9 mins away) to buy some souvenirs.

  • Adventure enthusiasts can drive down to Khajjiar for some paragliding as it is just an hour away.

Oct 2019

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General
  • Television
  • WiFi and Internet
  • Air Conditioner
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Swimming Pool
Food and Drinks
  • Breakfast included
  • Only Vegetarian or Jain Meals
  • Meals provided at extra cost
  • Meals included in Tariff
  • Self Catered
  • Meals not provided
Social
  • Child friendly
  • Elderly Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • LGBTQ Friendly
Other
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Genset
  • Parking Available
  • Accommodation For Driver
  • Towels and Toiletries
  • Inverter
Occasions
  • Pre Wedding Photoshoots 43
  • Proposal or Anniversary or Babymoon
  • Small Weddings
  • Sundowners
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Milestone Birthdays
  • Corporate Offsites 52
  • Strategic Meetings
  • Day Events and Kitty Parties 57
  • Birthdays and Celebrations 59
  • Clubbing
  • Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife
  • Dining
  • Nature
  • Theatre Or Films
  • Historical monuments
  • Street food
  • Geographical wonders
  • Beach
  • Places of worship
  • Amusement park
  • Museums and Art
  • Business District
  • Transit
  • AVAILABLE
  • BOOKED
  • SPECIAL RATES
  • UNAVAILABLE
* In case a date does not have text inside it, it means default rates of the property apply OR status is "Available"
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SaffronStays Recommends

- Experience 125 years of preserved heritage: gorgeous Victorian-inspired interiors and exteriors maintained to the hilt
- Enjoy delicious barbecue as you sit by the outdoor stone fireplace on the patio, with the towering hills as the backdrop

About the Home

SaffronStays Elgin Hall is a 7-bedroom sprawling villa in Dalhousie that is located right by Subhash Chowk Road. The home is 196 km from Amritsar, 250 km from Ludhiana and 310 km from Chandigarh, make it the perfect go-to place for weekend getaways.

A heritage villa in Dalhousie, the home was built in 1857, back when Dalhousie used to be a summer escape for the English folks to enjoy the mountains. The home has been named after the British Lord Elgin keeping the history and heritage in mind. The home houses a living room, a tea room, 7 spacious bedrooms, a front yard with seating area, and a patio with barbecue set-up and fireplace. The exteriors are painted in a distinctive shade of violet while the interiors are dressed with crisp white furniture, tufted chaises, chesterfields and other accents inspired by the Victorian era.

Enjoy a laidback holiday at this boutique villa in Dalhousie and witness the best snow view. If you are looking for a list of places to visit in Dalhousie, then visit Daikund Peak, the highest peak in Dalhousie which is 14 km from the home. Take a stroll down Gandhi Chowk Market which is just 9 mins from the home to buy some souvenirs. Visit Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary/ Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, which is 13 km from the home. Adventure enthusiasts can drive down to Khajjiar for some paragliding as it is just an hour away from the home.

Please Note

Smoking inside the villa is strictly prohibited. A fine of INR 2000 will be levied if guests are found smoking indoors.

Meal arrangements

Breakfast is inclusive in the tariff. Meals (lunch and dinner) are available at Rs 1500 per person, per meal and for children are Rs 1000 per child, per meal. Barbeque can be provided at an additional charge of Rs 500 per person.

Stay and accessibility

Head north on Airport Road and turn left onto Pathankot - Majra Road. Take NH 154A to Dalhousie - Chamba Road in Banikhet. Turn right at Om Taxi Service Dalhousie onto Subhash Chowk Road. At Friends Sher e Punjab Restaurant, continue onto Thandi Sadak. The villa will be on the left.

Yes, our home is child-friendly.

Yes, our home is senior citizen friendly.

No, our home is not wheelchair accessible.

No, this is not a pet-friendly villa.

Accommodation

You can either book one room or the entire home, depending upon the number of people travelling with you. If you would like to book the entire villa, please select the maximum number of rooms possible.

No, driver accommodation is not available.

Free parking is available onsite for 8-10 cars.

Yes, the home has a garden/lawn area within the premises that could be used for outdoor picnic activities.

Others

Yes, we do allow events/shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval.

There is a caretaker onsite.

Yes, we do allow unmarried couples. They should both be adults and should have with them government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in.

Absolutely, but all guests have to be adults and government-approved Photo IDs that clearly show the address must be provided to the caretaker during Check-in

Room specifics

1 extra mattress can be arranged per room onsite. Our home has adequate bed sheets, blankets and pillows for extra bedding.

Our bedrooms have lovely queen sized poster beds. All our mattresses have mattress protectors.

Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, towels etc.

Our home is surrounded by greenery and it is cool throughout the day. Our home is not air-conditioned but all the rooms have been furnished with fans.

Yes, the WiFi connection is available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.

Yes, we have a backup inverter and genset in case of rare occasions of power failure.

Food and Beverages

Breakfast is inclusive in the tariff. Meals (lunch and dinner) are available at Rs 1500 per person, per meal and for children are Rs 1000 per child, per meal. Barbeque can be provided at an additional charge of Rs 500 per person.

We offer simple home-cooked meals. There is a standard menu available. You can inform the caretaker in advance about your meal preferences (veg/non-veg), specific dietary requirements, etc. There is also a facility for barbecues onsite. Charges for barbeque are INR 500 per person.

Yes, you can use the common fridge to store food/beverages. In case there are other guests on site, please adjust and use the common fridge accordingly.

Yes. In case you would like the caretaker to cook a special dish, you can pay him for the actuals and cooking, cleaning fee on site, in cash. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients.

Payments

A Guest is entitled to a refund of 75% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 15 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM). A Guest is entitled to a refund of 50% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 7 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM) If the Guest cancels within 7 days of the Date of Check-In, he/she is entitled to no refund.

Unfortunately, there is no option for part payment. Guests are required to pay 100% of the payment before check-in.

Once you have chosen your dates and your booking has been accepted, you will receive a payment link where the payment can be processed. In case you're unable to make an online payment through the link, you could also deposit the cash in our bank account directly. We also offer other options like PayTM, NEFT/IMPS or UPI.

All additional payments (such as extra meals, pet charges, etc.) will have to be paid to the caretaker onsite in cash at the end of your stay. In special circumstances, we do accept these payments through PayTM.

A security deposit of INR 5000 per room is to be paid two days prior to check-in. If no damages are observed, the deposit will be returned during check-out itself or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out.

Things to do

While you are at the villa visit some famous tourist spots around. Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary is replete with beautiful sights and trekking trails. Enjoy the serene aura of the hills like Dainkud peak and Barapattar hill. Watch the thrusting flow of Chamera dam and sit along the Khajjar lake.

House Rules

Given the location of our home, playing loud music is allowed within limit and during specific time/hours.

Yes, smoking is allowed but strictly not inside the home. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside in the garden/lawn area. Alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. We do not encourage late night revelry or loud music.

Check-in time at 1 pm and check-out time is 10 am. Please note that check-out timings are strict as we need to ready the rooms for our next booking. Guests are requested to respect the timing of other guests as well. In case you wish to check in a little early or check out a little late, do inform us at the time of booking. Additional charges will be applied.

As required by law, all adults have to provide their government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in. Your co-operation is of utmost importance to us.

No. Guests will only be able to access common areas on the property such as the living room, garden, private pool (if any), etc. Guests are strictly prohibited from crossing into neighboring properties under any circumstances. We request our guests to respect the privacy and personal space of our neighbors.

Safety

There is no security guard but a caretaker on site.

Yes, there are CCTV cameras installed on the exteriors of the property facing the road, garden area, brick lane bar and resto area.

Yes, we do have a first-aid kid onsite.

The villa is well lit up. There is enough lighting even in the surrounding areas i.e lawns, grounds.

How to get there

While roads connecting to the property are good, guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip. Our home is cool and breezy round the year, so you could visit at anytime.

Take a cab or a bus from Chandigarh to Pathankot. Take another bus from Pathankot to Dalhousie


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Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 1
Num of Rooms 7
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 21
Security Deposit (per Room booked) 5000
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict

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