Domes to Lake Cabins: 8 Amazing Stays to Hole Up in Right Now

Domes to Lake Cabins: 8 Amazing Stays to Hole Up in Right Now
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Take your pick from a log cabin, a boathouse or an acoustic dome, and more from these quaint vacation rentals from Airbnb across India

OT Staff
November 02 , 2021
08 Min Read

Auroville, Puducherry


If you are looking for a fancy free rustic holiday but not willing to sacrifice on the amenities and comfort, then Keeth House is the perfect place for you to be. Located in the middle of a lush garden and surrounded by wooded countryside, the one-bedroom retreat (with a kitchen) can accommodate two guests and is pet friendly too.

Details here.

DehraDun, Uttarakhand

A log house snug in the middle of a Sal forest in the heart of the Himalayan foothills can be your home for a reclusive holiday. Tuck into the bunk bed with a storybook, play a guitar under the trees, or listen to birds chirping by day and the jungle sounds in the night, you will not miss the urban racket. Kailasa Woods is about a km from Dehradun Rajpur Road.

Details here.

Jari, Himachal Pradesh

Make this cabin on a mountain top in Himachal Pradesh for a few days if you are a nature lover. And what’s more, they also welcome pets. The A-frame cabin with a living area topped by a glass roof allows you to enjoy spectacular views by day and night. Located in Jari village, less than 20km from Kullu town. You may prepare your own meal at the kitchen or choose from the menu provided by the host. Can accommodate six guests.

Details here.

Malagalakki, Karnataka

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This on the rocks house is ideal for those who are looking for peace and quiet, especially to indulge in some creative pastime like writing or painting. The one-bedroom retreat, named The Boulder House, is nearly 60km from Bengaluru, can accommodate two guests and is pet-friendly.

Details here.

Sanguri Gaon, Uttarakhand

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This one-bed room (accommodating two adults and two kids) studio villa – Avocados – is tucked inside an avocado canopy and a small kiwi vineyard, part of the host’s ancestral property. Listen to the birds as you laze in the hammock or enjoy a warm evening by the fireplace. The two-storied villa overlooks the Bhimtal Lake, which is about 15 minutes’ walk (one km) away.

Details here.

Talegaon Dabhade, Maharashtra

Stay in this acoustic dome (can accommodate up to two people) about an hour’s drive from Pune. On one side is a government protected reserve forest while on the other is a floriculture plant with a rose nursery. The Dome opens on all sides with triangular windows, letting in breeze and sunshine. Pet friendly.

Details here

Udupi, Karnataka


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Explore the temple town of Udupi and its cuisine while you enjoy an exclusive stay at this riverside retreat. Surrounded by coconut groves, it offers a grand view of the Suvarna River. The retreat (about 15 minutes’ drive from Udupi), with its bedroom, living room and kitchen can accommodated three guests. Check out the boat rides.

Details here 

Umiam, Meghalaya

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This lovely wooden boathouse is on the Umiam Lake, one of the most sought after destinations of Meghalaya. Located on the Lumpongdeng Island, it can accommodate up to four people (with some extra arrangements). The deck is perfect for photographing the lake or star gazing. Do ask your host about boat timings and parking facilities if you are travelling by your own car.

Details here.

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