Emerald Trail - Best Homestays in Bhimtal, Nainital
Come rejuvenate your body, mind and soul among the sparkling Emerald Trails of nature.
Emerald Trail, a quaint homestay 9 kms uphill from Bhimtal, Uttarakhand has become a one of the best resorts to visit after the prominent travel site, tripadvisor.com crowned this resort in the No.1 position as the best bed & breakfast cum homestay accommodation. Situated 7000 feet above sea level, Emerald Trail’s location is one of it’s best features! With the Kumaon valley on one side and the lush green forest on the other, this resort in Bhimtal remains a favourite of guests who return multiple times to enjoy the view and our hospitality.
In fact, it takes only 15 minutes from the Bhimtal Lake, one of the prominent tourist destinations in Uttarakhand for the tourists to reach Emerald Trail. In, an absolutely picturesque village called Jangaliyagaon, Emerald Trail offers untouched surroundings, cool breeze, warm sunshine and abundance of nature’s green to soothe the mind and body.
Accolades: Come, enjoy the best experience, personalised service and attention with quality accommodation that no other lakeside resort Bhimtal even comes close to. We’re among the top 5 in ranking in Homestay and vacation rental by tripadvisor.com, one of the world’s renowned travel sites. We’ve also grabbed the top rank in the list of best eco-friendly resorts in India, and Nainital through the varied testimonials of our guests. These testimonials are also from families and guests with pets. Most of them take back memories of Emerald Trail as one of their best pet-friendly resorts.
Emerald Trail welcomes all guests and holiday-seekers especially those looking for a quick short vacation and a refreshing break from the crowded and ‘packed with artificialities’ city life. The place makes you realise that tranquillity can be only felt; and at Emerald trail you can feel it in your soul.
From couples looking for a romantic getaway as well as large families, Emerald Trail has cozy and spacious accommodation for the discerning traveller. The layout of the property is such that the residential units are on one side, leaving the rest of the 3 acres for cultivation and natural greenery. Depending on your requirement, you can book individual rooms or the entire bungalow.
We also have charming cottages with private gardens available at little distance from the main area which afford you much-needed privacy and space. Not just the living space and vast areas, Emerald Trail has been constantly lauded for its high-end hospitality. The service team is always alert to take care of each of your small needs if mentioned in advance, giving you the warmth and hospitability of your own home in this homestay.
Time for some action: Emerald Trail also provides activities for the adventurous. It is one of the many adventure destinations in Uttarakhand, starting from kayaking, Paragliding, forest trekking and mountain trekking to several others which are located in close proximity to the resort. You can contact the manager of this home stay on arrival in case you wish to indulge in any of these.
For those who just want to relax a bit, Emerald Trail makes available a mammoth collection of exciting books, magazines, hammocks and lounge gazebo’s to hang-out at. Indoor and outdoor games are also there for your entertainment. In addition, you can also try your hand at the estate’s farming if you are up to it.
Exemplary being eco-friendly: For Emerald Trail’s green initiatives; optimisation of the natural resources has been priority. Use of solar energy for a 24x7 electric supply for lights, fans and basic amenities, solar water heaters and solar cookers are a few initiatives. Rainwater harvesting to conserve the abundant rain water, and a 6000 sq ft greenhouse to produce organic vegetables set the example of an eco-friendly and self-sustainable habitat that Emerald Trail is.
Emerald Trail is perched in the enchanting surroundings of Jungaliagaon, a small village located 7000 ft above sea level and 9 kms uphill from Bhimtal. A premium destination for holidays in Nainital, Emerald Trail gives the perfect taste of rural tourism with luxurious surroundings for a peaceful holiday in Uttarakhand.
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Jan 11, 2019
Had a awesome time in Bhimtal. Emerald trail was a good choice of stay while exploring bhimtal. their hospitality was remarkable and me and my family had a great time. Rooms are big and comfortable with almost all amenities.resort have big park/playgroud for walk and play.
Dec 28, 2018
This one is for true nature lovers ! We were told about this place from quite a few of our friends who visited the property . The photos of Emerald Trail on the website don’t look anything compared to when you visit and see the place with your own eyes. Extremely colorful, green and pristine. ...
Dec 24, 2018
Fantastic place for family holiday with pet. The rooms were lovely and comfortable with amazing views… stayed for 2 nights here. Staff was very friendly and helped us in whatever we needed. I recommend this place without a doubt you will be well taken care of here.
Dec 19, 2018
Nice Valentines Day experience : We stayed here during valentines day and I must say the staff took a lot of painss to make it very romantic for us like adding fresh flowers to the room and heart-shaped towel art on the bed. It was very cute. The location is superb and the surrounding forest ar...
Dec 18, 2018
Cold, lazy mornings well enjoyed. We stayed last weekend at the resort and were pleasantly surprised at the lovely climate away from the delhi pollution. Mornings were cold and beautiful with clear skies. In this weather all one could do is have tons and tons of hot tea with pakodas.. lovely res...
Dec 11, 2018
Diwali vacations well spent : We were toying with the idea of getting out ot the dreadful Delhi smoke with our pet, when I came across another friend who had visited this property. We made a last minute booking expecting nothing, but a simple getaway with our children and dogs, but to our sur...
Jitendra M Vora
Nov 20, 2018
Clean and colorful bedroom ambiance: The green forests at emerald trails really was awesome… you are just not used to such greenery in cities… was great to simply sleep on a hammock and keep enjoying tea that the staff kept bringing… it was cold but the room was comfortable. We had taken a...
Nov 16, 2018
Vacation with Family and Pets @ Emerald Trail, Bhimtal. Emerald Trail at Bhimtal is a must visit if you have pets or not. The place is more beautiful than the pictures on the web. My family and pets had a blast every minute. The experience will linger in our memories forever. The food is awesome...
Manosh Kumar Sati
Oct 11, 2018
Amazing Summer Break: This location has a million dollar view. Neat & decent rooms. The hotel is co-operative. Food is tasty. 100% recommended. Also we got a free upgrade to a room with spacious garden, we spent most of our time there in the sun and chatting away
Santosh Kumar Pandey
Oct 08, 2018
Gives privacy We were looking for a private getaway from the city and that exactly what we got at emerald trail. We had taken a cottage a little far from the reception area. The staff was quick to respond to requests but otherwise let us enjoy our stay. The rooms were clean, colourful and very c...
Sep 27, 2018
We loved the place: The home stay was true to it's name; its well placed, away from the hustle bustle of the city, and offers quite a scenic view for all to enjoy. I went to ET only because of my dogs; they both loved it there. The open terrace lawns, the facilities, the food, cottages, and...
Sep 24, 2018
Nice Time with Emerald Trail : Had a really nice time here, the view is simply amazing. The building is well maintained and pretty from the inside and outside. The rooms are clean, spacious and simple. Food was fresh and tasty – there was always tea when we requested for it. The attendants hel...
Sep 22, 2018
Worth a Trip: The place will simply take your breath away. The stay has left good memories because of the attentive staff and the beauty of the village. The hospitality was out of this world as well as the food was excellent. Fresh and tasty, you could feel the difference in the vegetables you...
Sep 13, 2018
Great Resort: We stayed for 2 nights and the scenic views captured our hearts that we didn’t want to leave! The layout of the property is good and my kids enjoyed exploring the natural beauty of emerald trail. The highlight for them was helping on the farm and seeing those same vegetables ...
Sep 03, 2018
Good Place : This is my Review Location of hotel is close to bhimtal lake. Very nice place…. food is excellent…. amazing views form the hotel. there was entertainmnt for kids in the veneing so they also enjoyed too much overall very good stay 1. Food - Excellent 2. View - Excellent 3. S...
Aug 26, 2018
This was a memorable trip for us! Read review We went to Emerald Trail last year on this very day. Our main criterion included: 1. A place we can travel to with our boxer dog 2. A place to just relax and do absolutely NOTHING This place gave it all to us. We went at a time when it was...
Aug 22, 2018
Great Place to Stay : This is my second visit here and every time I’m blown away with the service – they truly make me feel like a family member. The cottages are very cosy and food as usual is simple but tasty. The location is easy to find but far enough from the crowds. Recommend this pl...
Aug 18, 2018
Best place to relaxxxx .. We got a Warm welcome from the staff…. I forgot to ask the name of the welcome drink but it was very differnet and tasty… they always had a smile on their faces….felt like home….good service in cleaning rooms by housekeeping department…we enjoyed the hospita...
Aug 12, 2018
Holiday with Pets ...Best place in Bhimtal .... If you want to have a Holiday with your pet dogs , than this is the place ...ample open space with each cottage for your Pets , Free home made food for your Pets , Bed for your Pets etc etc ...Its about 8 hours of good drive from Delhi and the reso...
Aug 11, 2018
Comfortable Resort: Amazing cottage – it had a marvellous view of the greenery. Especially needed this after the long drive to reach bhimtal. The food was not spicy yet tasty. Overall a great experience at emerald trails
Indranil Badhur Shah
Aug 09, 2018
Good Service: My family and I spent a week here and everything was amazing - clean rooms, good breakfast and attentive staff. The staff helped with our delayed luggage from the airlines too! Really appreciate the Emerald Trail services....
Jun 16, 2018
The place is quite comfortable with clean rooms and large beds. It was decently furnished also with enough space to keep your luggage. The food was great, homemade and tasty. Especially the mutton which the weather allowed us to binge without any qualms. The location is not lake facing, but equa...
Jun 06, 2018
Its amazing experience…. Room size is big and comfortable and clean… Overall location is fantastic. Specially thanks to staff who was polite and efficient. On my request they upgraded us to a nice room near the reception as my mother couldn’t walk long distances and ths was easy on her. F...
Jun 01, 2018
Though we reached early, they didn’t charge us anything extra for the early checkin and even provided us tea without charge. The team ialways spoke politely…. No attitude from them, very humble. Rooms are good and had enough hot water. Though it is a little bit far from bhimtal lake, it wasn...
May 20, 2018
One of the best stay in Uttarakhand Me, my wife and my pet ( French bulldog) visited emerald Trail in March first week. This property is located 30 minutes away from crowded Bhimtal . Unique concept of individual cottage with huge garden is yours so that you can walk around with your partner...
May 16, 2018
Very family friendly This place is simply wow… wide open spaces reminded me of that song from Roja ye haseen wadiya. Simply superbly maintained property, clean and good for a relaxing time. I enjoyed simply walking around and seeing their farms. My daughter also was invited to help in the ...
Mar 01, 2018
With Pets, Good Place... With Family, not recommended..! The location of the property is good as it is situated at a good height and have lawns. If you have Pets, then it is a good destination for you, Else only with family, not recommended...! One small Room, No TV, Poor mobile and Intern...
Mar 01, 2018
Awesommme place must visit... We were about 15 of us who visited bhimtal for a family holiday and am happy to say emerald trails was the perfect place to stay. It was easy to find even though it is abit far from the lake.The service was awesommmee and they made us feel like family members inst...
Mar 01, 2018
Great View from Emerald Trail The property is well maintained with a great view and hosts! I’m glad we decided to go with this option rather than the over-crowded hotels around. Clean rooms with simple yet tasty food. We were looking for a laid back holiday and that’s excatly what we got.. ...
Mar 01, 2018
Wonderful place to be with your Pets This is a perfect relax place where you want to be with your family and friends (If you are Pet lover). they have 5 Dogs, 6 separate cottage, restaurant and separate playing area to explore and play with kids
Mar 01, 2018
Unwind and chill away from city life We had come during the long break to just relax at bhimtal. We had heard so much about emerald trail from a friend and I must say we were not disappointed at all. The crew welcomed us warmly with tasty welcome drinks and a small snack because we had arrived q...
Mar 01, 2018
Quiet, serene place I’d booked this place on a whim and glad my decision paid off! It is a good resort with good amenities. The home-like feel was excellent with the supportive staff. Cute cottages with sprawled out lawns for each cottage was a wow factor since we rarely get to see such ...
Feb 11, 2018
Awesome Experience with Emerald Trail Bhimtal is such a pleasant break from the Mumbai heat and emerald trails made it all the more relaxing. The 15 km drive to the location is beautiful and the property is green and very spacious. We had a good time simply strolling around in the evenings. Wh...
Jan 26, 2018
Complete value for money. I am so glad, I picked this place over others...This place is far enough from the touristy crowd areas but close to the market if you need anything. the hotel area is wide and open, lots of place to explore and walk around. It was quite refreshing to take those earl...
Jan 11, 2018
My visit: It's an awesome place to visit specially with your pet.They have ample space in front of every cottage for the pet to play and enjoy. The staff is courteous and friendly. The food is cooked as per your requirement. Overall I had a wonderful experience.Thanks Team Emerald Trail.
Jan 09, 2018
Home-like stay Emerald Trail is a great homestay option in Bhimtal. Tucked away from the main hustle of the town, it is located on a hill, with enough green and beautiful vista around. The place is curated really well, with attention-to-detail in every element; spatial and otherwise. They ha...
Oct 26, 2017
Pet Vacation Goals met! Best place for pets! We have 3 pooches and that is not an easy number to handle for most. Emerald Trail never says no. Gardens are fenced for freedom for pet residents of each cottage, food is great and there are no rules hanging over your head. Since market/cafes/resta...
Sep 18, 2017
Beautiful and Scenic We booked a single room cottage for 2 nights. Our cottage had a huge lush green garden which was fenced all around for dogs. My husband and I stayed their along with our dogs. Both my dogs enjoyed the garden more than us and it was difficult sometimes to get them inside th...
Jun 07, 2017
An amazing break with our dog This was our first outstation vacation with our 4 month old golden retriever. We (my wife, son , Murphy and I ) had the best time of our life in Emerald Trail. The place is located in the hills of Jangaliya Gaon above bhim tal. The location is awesome . However , ...
Jun 03, 2017
Trip to ET with family in May 207 It was a fantastic experience visiting and staying at Emerald Trail, Bhimtal. The property is pristinely located with great views of mountains and forests. The staff were extremely courteous and helpful. The food was top class. And above all, our pet dog was t...
May 20, 2017
Two Memorable Days with out Dog We were at Emarald trail for two days-18 to 20 May 2017. One thing that struck us was large fenced and gated space they was just for us and our dog. And yes it is for you only. Let me summarise the property: There are are eight rooms. Room 1,2,3,4 are in a singl...
May 20, 2017
The Best Pet Friendly Hill Resort in North India We stayed in Emareld Trail from 16th to 18th May'17 with our two pets. The concept of pet vacation is highly commendable since very few resorts provide such a luxury arrangement for the family as well as pets.The place is very peaceful and ...
May 18, 2017
Peace and Nature loving Highly recommended to all nature lovers and people who are looking for peace and personal time. Best is the service quality and home food. Everyone is very humble and polite. They have 4 dogs, 2 rabbits, 3 cows and many many trees which keep you connected with nature al...
Apr 30, 2017
Freedom to be with dog and folks in tow! If you want to spend a relaxing weekend or a few days away from the bustling city this is the place to go. And if you have a dog, then there can definitely be no better place! Each of the cottages has a vast ground in front of it allowing the dog to roa...
Apr 22, 2017
Peaceful and serene getaway We were coming back to stay in Emerald Trail after a year and half. It was nice to see that while a few things have changed, like the addition of new bungalows and rooms, the essence of the place, which brought us back for a second visit is intact. The hospitality ...
Mar 21, 2017
Stunning location though the services could be better Emerald Trail is a rustic property located at Jungliyagaon, about 12 kms uphill from Bhimtal. The drive to the resort is beautiful as the density of habitation decreases with each turn and the place itself is perched upon a hilly terrace in...
Feb 22, 2017
Serene Location, Relaxing environment This was my fifth visit to Emerald Trail in about eight years and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time. This time (mid-February) we were a group of eight old friends – most of us travelling here together for the third time in the past three ...
Feb 17, 2017
Retreat to Rest, Quietude and Nature A short drive from the bustle of Bhimtal lies the verdant hamlet of Jangaliya Gaon quietly but definitely awakening to modern development. One of its highlights is a happy retreat quaintly named Emerald Trail welcoming the seeker of rest and quiet amidst na...
Dec 18, 2016
“Emerald Trail, A dream come true” I visited ET on the 6th of December 2016. It was our anniversary and I have been looking for a place in the hills which was not too expensive, easy to drive to from Delhi and most important, Dog friendly. I have always had this dream of travelling wit...
Sep 23, 2016
'Brilliant time at Emerald Trail' Emerald Trail is among the best places to stay at for people with pets. Pretty views, simple yet lovely rooms, warm and very friendly staff and the food is home cooked and amazing. The resort sits on a turn and has a brilliant view of the valley. We dis...
Aug 26, 2016
'Great view, but very far from Bhimtal....' We visited in march 2016.. We are 3 couples... First of all it is very far from Bhimtal too.. It is around 15 to 18 km away you have to move upside... in nights when you go up from Bhimtal there is no signboard to reach there.... It is not rec...
Jul 04, 2016
'Relaxed' Was there with friend in the summer of 2015. The rooms are very comfortable and big. Staff always eager to assist and serve you. Huge lawns and play make it family and kids friendly. Although the owner was not there, but he ensured that we are well taken care of. The drive fro...
Jun 19, 2016
'A relaxed and fun-filled trip with my puppies' We just returned from Emerald Trail after a refreshing 5 day holiday. The location is beautiful, scenic and a great place to unwind with your dogs by your side. There is ample running space and nature that our pups usually miss out on livi...
Jun 17, 2016
'Excellent experience for the family along with the pet' My family spent three nights in Emerald Trail along with my pet. Our stay was comfortable and awesome. The cottage we stayed in, lawns and the whole property is beautiful and well maintained. The food was good and having the food ...
Jun 13, 2016
'Very peaceful, good for adventure activities' Rooms are very comfortable. Staff is good. We enjoyed fresh plums there. But it is 10 km from Bhimtal, which make it little difficult for frequent trip. It is good if you have your own taxi. Bathrooms are average. Food is also good. A good ...
Jun 12, 2016
'Excellent Place' We had been with our pet on June 6th for 2 days. The place is excellent, very courteous staff and excellent hospitality. One of the best places to stay with your pet. I definitely would recommend it to others. The moment you enter the place, your tiredness vanishes and...
Jun 09, 2016
'ON THE WAY TO MY JOURNEY' We (14 members of 4 Families) were on the way to our onward journey to some other nearby destination, but we had to stay back for a Day(Monday 23rd May -2016) and Night. Fortunately I got the reference to this Guest House from my Friend who also had the beauti...
Jun 06, 2016
'Emerald Trail' Room very comfortable, roomy airy unlike any hotel / resort room. Very basic with no clutter. Great View. The dogs were ecstatic with the running around. The walk around the property was great. The staff went the extra mile to make the stay comfortable!! Decent food!!
Apr 21, 2016
Wonderful place - kids want to go every year! Recently visited the place with my kids - 14 and 10 - who are on-line virtually every waking hour. Was unsure how they'd connect to nature when not connected - pun intended! But much to my delight, they loved the property, and enjoyed the laid b...
Apr 16, 2016
Paradise for your pet. This is the first time we took our pet on a holiday with lots of apprehensions.but the place was amazing ,lots of open space for the labrador we had with us( since we had a personal space in front of our twin cottages).place is very peaceful with a good polite staff. Inspi...
Mar 30, 2016
Memorable Family stay!! The idea of our getaway was to gather all family members from different parts of North-India and relax and enjoy the togetherness. Emerald Trail offered exactly what was needed. One of the family members booked this resort for the long Holi weekend and to others the place...
Mar 25, 2016
Excellent holiday!! Emerald Trail is everything a pet parent can ask for- huge property, comfortable rooms, plenty of open space and great food! We traveled with our two dogs and they probably enjoyed it more than we did- mission accomplished! This place is located in Jungaliyagaon, which is a ...
Feb 06, 2016
Good for people.Good for pets. I stayed for 2 days with my dog. We had a thoroughly restful stay and we will return soon! The drive from Delhi is very do-able, thanks to Bypasses all the way till the road to Rampur. Directions given to me by Mr Dutta and Mr Lalit were to the point. We were ma...
Jun 17, 2014
Perfect get-away. Pet owners be warned,not just your family but your pet is going to fall in love with the place. We went to ET from Delhi to escape the hustle bustle and crazy heat and in turn we got a beautiful stay, good food with nature at its best. Tucked away about 20 minutes ahead of Bhim...
Jun 01, 2014
Exceptionally Wonderful Experience! When we decided our family holiday dates, I started looking for a place which was not only people friendly but more importantly, animal friendly. We are extremely happy to say that Emerald Trail far exceeded our expectations! The beautiful (and unspoilt nature...
Jan 07, 2014
Long Weekend. A super fantastic home away from home holiday for the entire family with our dog who in my view had the best time of his life gamboling about in verdant green gardens and crisp fresh air. We intend to come here more often for times to come. Kudos to Sumith and his team for their fa...