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7 guests

1 bedroom

4 beds
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My place is close to Surkanda Devi Temple, Dhanolti Eco Parks, Tehri Lake. You’ll love my place because of Pleasant weather throughout the year, Facing Cedar Forest, Snow-capped peaks of Greater Himalayas, Offbeat location, Eco-friendly cottages, Warm and friendly villagers, Staff Hospitality, Farm and Orchards. My place is good for anyone looking for peaceful holiday in Nature's abundance. Be informed there is approx 15-minute Forest Trek from Main road to property.

The space

Guests number up to 14 can be accommodated. Have one more similar cottage. Just send me a message.

Large Cedar forest right in front of Cottages. Own farm. We have most of the veggies from our farm only. Cottages, dining hall, and kitchen are all made up of eco friendly raw material available locally, made by unskilled laborers and myself. Cottage, dining hall, and kitchen walls are made up of mud, so they maintain the temperature. When it is cold outside, they keep cottages warm and vice versa unlike walls made up of cement. Beautiful village nearby. The villagers are very warm and welcoming. The expansive view of Greater Himalayan Peaks like Chaukhamba, Swargarohini, Gangotri Group, Kedarnath and many others. No noise at all. Away from main road. Only sounds you can hear are of Birds and Bees. Magnificent view of sky in night. Sunset and sunrise view right from outside cottages only.

Guest access

Guests will have access to cottages with attached bathroom, dining hall, one common toilet, kitchen, farm, and orchard.

Interaction with guests

I am available whenever there is guest so that they can be served best and guide them through their stay.

Other things to note

Travelers need to keep one warm upper and one pair of good sports shoes/jungle boot etc. It gets really cold in evening and good shoes will help them walk through the Jungle.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 9 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 21%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 double beds, 5 single beds

House Rules
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is flexible

- Guests number between 7 to 14 can be accommodated. Just send me a message. I have one more similar cottage.
- In event or party, additional people will be charged
- Stay beyond 90 days will require renewal of booking and can have as many renewals as desired
- Guest will be responsible for taking care of their pets
- Feed for pets will be charged additionally
- Feed for pets will be home prepared
- Price mentioned is for accommodation and does not include any meal.
- There is a 15-minute trek to property.
- Those who not willing to trek even for 15 minutes, should not come to ZeroStay. Alert for Families and Groups (Even if one member is not willing, please plan accordingly. We cannot do anything for unwillingness).

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Amenity limitations - No Hot water through tap, but can be provided through bucket as required.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Riyanka User Profile
August 2017
This was our first Airbnb experience and we couldn't have asked for anything better. We were looking for a place that would be away from the chaos and cacophony of the touristy destinations and I found Zero Stay at the right time. The cottages are on Himalayan terraces that you can reach after a blissful jungle hike. Walking down the silent forest was a beautiful experience and we had our share of adventure as well. The food served at the stay was delicious. Kishore took care of us like family, and the Pahadi Chicken is a must try! The veggies that were served are locally grown. Manish is an incredible host - warm, friendly and punctual. I'm surely going back to this place again, probably during the winters because Kishore has tempted us with his description of how the entire place dresses in white in the months of Jan and Feb.

Ankur User Profile
August 2017
Great place - a short walk from the car park.

Karan User Profile
July 2017
Right from our arrival at the place, everything was so perfectly taken care of and arranged according to our needs. The food, the treks, the cleanliness, the perfect aura around the place, everything is handwoven by this dedicated team. Such a serene place with scenic beauty at its best, am really happy I had chance to have rendezvous with nature during this trip. Thanks again guys , job well done .

Nitesh User Profile
June 2017
Place is so beautiful and quiet. People who want to relax and don't want to much crowd then go for it. I also like the host and staff attitude. Services are awesome and rates are also minimal. People who like tracking, then this will be a good place because you can go surkanda devi temple by tracking 2.5 km of distance. So, whole place is very good and pleasant with lots of greenery.
Manish User ProfileManish is a superhost.
Response from Manish:
Hey, Nitesh, it was great to host you all, Joshi, Danish, all. I liked energy of whole group. Will surely be glad to host you again and thanks for your suggestion.
June 2017

Shivani User Profile
June 2017
The place and the host, both were wonderful. It was completely relaxing to be in the lap of nature. The cottage also seemed like an extension of the scenic outdoors. Everything we needed was provided for and the food was healthy and delicious. the jungle nearby was beautiful and abundant. I would recommend this place highly to anyone seeking to soothe their exhausted nerves and to replenish the spirit. Thank you Manish.
Manish User ProfileManish is a superhost.
Response from Manish:
It is always a pleasure to host people who really want to explore Mountains, Forest, or just relax in Nature's abundance. You guys could not trek much this time, may be next time we will go on a long treks. Thanks Shivani and Thom.
June 2017

Yatin User Profile
May 2017
The location of the place is fantastic. However, be prepared to trek from the road to the accomodation, which when done for the first time feels a lot more than 700 mtrs. The meals are basic but wholesome and tasty. The accomodation is well constructed and clean, however, the toilets are a tad small. Overall a great location and a good place to have as a base for various trekking excursions.
Manish User ProfileManish is a superhost.
Response from Manish:
Hello Yatin, it was great to host you guys, but yes we could not explore surroundings as you had to cut short your trip. Will be glad to host you again in future.
May 2017

Kishore User Profile
May 2017
This is a place for those who love nature, quietness, village life and simple meditative surroundings. One has to walk for about 15 minutes through the dense forest on a narrow path way from the road-head to the dwellings at Zerostay, carrying ones own belongings and therefore only back-packs or rucksacks are recommended. Those who are not used to walking around in hilly forested tracks and those who feel that they cannot live without TV or swimming pools, should stay away from this serene place. The proprietor of Zero Stay, Mr. Manish Jain is a true nature lover and a simple down to earth person. He loves his work and has a deep sense of responsibility towards conservation of environment.

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Ghaziabad, IndiaJoined in August 2016
Manish User ProfileManish is a superhost.

The huge mountains, huge Cedar trees, and small cottages on big grasslands always attracted me since childhood, when I see such things on TV in old Hindi movie songs and in my adolescence when I started traveling to different places. At such instances, the first and only thought came to my mind always was “I want to live here.” After years of struggle with many different thoughts/ideas, I concluded the natural course is the best course. Whenever we try to counter the natural process, we face problems and the consequent disappointments. The raw idea was making a living place for myself, which should be in complete harmony with Nature and share it with rest of the world. Hence, ZeroStay Cottages Kanatal came up.

I am an explorer and I believe to explore travel is the best medium. Travel enhances perception and physical life is all about perception. I love to travel anywhere, though I am biased with Mountains. I love to trek. I can trek for endless number of days. I listen to almost any kind of music, but my favorites are old Hindi songs, few new Hindi songs, Ghazals, Qawaalis especially of Nusrat Sahab. I like traditional Indian food, homely prepared.

I just have one simple motto in life to spend most of my lifetime in harmony with Nature, in natural surroundings, away from hustle and bustle of city life, for which I have developed farm, eco-friendly cottages, Apple orchard, and making use of solar energy and rain water harvesting.

Languages: English, Hindi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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