Arth | A Heritage Homestay (Entire Home)


Earthen home hosted by Pratyush

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Free cancellation before Nov 21.


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Perched atop a quaint hill, this house recently celebrated its diamond jubilee(yes 75 years!). It is a traditional Himachali refurbished with modern interiors, still having the essence of archaic life.
Do proceed if-

- You are comfortable hiking away from the busy life, for 20mins on a uphill jeep track
- If you love mountain getaways in a self managed property
- You are a fan of unreal sunsets
- You travel with backpacks, or ok taking your suitcases up the mountain(we'll help you if latter)!

The space
It's a gated property with a big patio overlooking the Bir town (separated by a stream) to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful mountain view.
The house comprises a master bedroom and a study/kids room with an en-suite bath, which has a hot water facility. Both rooms offer stunning sunset window views. The house is equipped with an indoor common/family space with Bukhari (a wood stove fireplace), opening up to a ready-to-cook-in kitchen with a drinking mineral water supply. Yes, mineral water runs through all the taps of this home! This common space housing dining and kitchen is made out of stone and mud and is a century-old structure. We have renovated it with modern amenities and made it a comfortable space to cook, eat, work and chill! Be prepared to be amazed by the beauty of vernacular architecture!

This home is equipped with all sanitary needs to keep you calm when you are under pressure (shampoo, soaps, toilet paper, trash bags, napkins, towels, etc). Bathrooms and kitchen are equipped with a hot water geyser, sanitizers, dish-washing soaps, and hand wash. The Kitchen has an array of complimentary items like tea, black coffee, basic items required for cooking, like salt, sugar, spices, and an LPG gas connection over a twin burner stove. Pots, pans, and other utensils are at your disposal. Just bring your preferred veggies and you are good to go. We do have some basic emergency packed items available at the property like Soup/Rice/Dal/Rajma. You can use the same and it'll be charged to you at a nominal market price.

The house is equipped with a powerful, secure wi-fi connection and 24hr power backup. The laundry facility is available with a 24hour turnaround time.

This is a pet-friendly home! If you plan on bringing a pet, please let us know in advance.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 single bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Living room
2 floor mattresses

What this place offers

City skyline view
Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

7 nights in Khalai

Nov 26, 2022 - Dec 3, 2022

4.94 out of 5 stars from 53 reviews


Where you’ll be

Khalai, Himachal Pradesh, India

It lies in a very small village called Gwal Guneher. All village homes are separated from Arth by 5mins walk

Hosted by Pratyush

  1. Joined in June 2014
  • 58 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Hi! I am Pratyush. I am a professional Photographer and Videographer based out of Himachal Pradesh, India.
I worked in consulting sector for 7+ years before moving to my dream place. During this tenure, I travelled length and breadth of India, and few countries in depth. I am currently opening very specifically curated AirBnBs for travellers to experience a particular place in a very peaceful environment.

Me, along with my partner Anuja have few small business in the villages surrounding Bir town. We also opened a coffee roastery in Jan 2022 called "Pahadee Coffee roasters", which keeps me busy these days.
Hi! I am Pratyush. I am a professional Photographer and Videographer based out of Himachal Pradesh, India.
I worked in consulting sector for 7+ years before moving to my dream…


  • Anuja

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Climbing or play structure

Cancellation policy