Summer Hill Homestay – Shimla, wfh

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Summer Hill Homestay, Shimla

It is a hundred year old heritage property dating back to the British era located in the historical suburb of Summer Hill – a quaint little town at a distance of around 5km from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The beautiful little town is covered in forest and gives spectacular views of the valley. It is ideal for a vacation away from the touristy crowd of Shimla. The place is fully covered in snow during winters and extremely pleasant during summers. 

The homestay has four bedrooms, each with an attached toilet. There is a fully equipped kitchen, pantry and dining hall which make it perfect for Workation. In case you have a servant accompanying, accommodation is available in the adjacent room. You can spend time reading and relaxing in the garden or even playing Badminton. Covered car park is also available for two cars. It is an ideal destination to work from hills, keeping your family alongwith. Summer hill railway station is just 50 mtr from the property. Potters Hill and Chadwick Falls are at walking distance.
No. of Rooms: 4; Total Capacity: 10

How to reach 

You can take Shatabdi to Kalka and from there take the Shimla Kalka train. Summer hill is one of the stops on the Shimla Kalka Railway route. There are Volvo buses as well that run from all major cities to Shimla. Summer Hill is just 5 kms from Shimla Bus Stand.  


Single Person: 9800/-
Double Occupancy: 11600/-
Includes: WiFi • Kitchen for Self Cooking • Electricity • Housekeeping 

Single Occupancy: 13000/-
Double Occupancy: 17000/-
Includes: WiFi • All meals • Electricity • Housekeeping

2 Weeks
Single Person: 15700/-
Double Occupancy: 18000/-
Includes: WiFi • Kitchen for Self Cooking • Electricity • Housekeeping 

Single Occupancy: 23500/-
Double Occupancy: 30500/-
Includes: WiFi • All meals • Electricity • Housekeeping

Single Person: 28000/-
Double Occupancy: 32500/-
Includes: WiFi • Kitchen for Self Cooking • Electricity • Housekeeping 

Single Occupancy: 42300/-
Double Occupancy: 55000/-
Includes: WiFi • All Meals • Electricity • Housekeeping


Parking • WiFi (Approx Speed – 30mbps)•  Power Back-up • Kitchen for Self Cooking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Badminton • Pet Friendly • Bonfire • Barbecue • Smoking Allowed • Pick and Drop Service (Paid) • Laundry (Paid)


Simple vegetarian home-cooked meals are provided. Non vegetarian can be prepared on request. Breakfast options include stuffed paratha, poori sabji, poha, toast, egg etc. Lunch and Dinner includes seasonal vegetables, dal, roti, rice, curd, salad etc. 


Bird Watching • Reading • Hiking •  Forest Walk • Shopping • Yoga and Meditation 

Local Attractions

Historical Summer Hill railway station (50mtr) • Vice Regal Lodge (1km) • Potter’s hill (1km) • Mall road/Ridge (4km) • Jakhoo temple (5km) • Tara Devi (4km) • Sankat Mochan Temple (3km) 


Naldehra (12km) • Kufri (15km) • Mashobra (16km) • Fagu (24km) • Narkanda (66km)

Know your Host

Mrs Priya Bembey, wife of a serving senior officer in the Indian Navy manages the homestay. The welcoming couple have been married for the past 30 yrs and stay in a newly built adjacent property in the same piece of land. Both husband and wife are art lovers, love to host and meet new people and enjoy old hindi music. The house contains some of their art works done over the years. It is a delight to sit with them over the bonfire in the evening and share stories. They are assisted by a servant in their house who is a married boy from Chamba, serving the family for past three years.

1. These tariffs does not apply during new year holidays.
2. In case the you are taking kitchen for self cooking, cleaning of kitchen and dish washing will be your responsibility.

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Summer Hill Homestay – Shimla, wfh

I would really call it a Home away from Home. I went to Shimla on a solo trip, knowing nothing about the place. From the moment I booked the homestay, Roopan sir has been very kind in helping me with every step, starting from how to reach the homestay to what places I must visit as a tourist. Once I reached, I was received with warmth by Roopan sir and Sanju, the caretaker. I was served food, which led to a great opportunity in introducing me to their resident furry friend Torpedo :D Post that we discussed my plans for the stay and tour. The homestay itself was a great way to relax, with calm surroundings conducive to pursue any focused activities like reading, writing, meditation etc. With a high-speed wifi connection one could easily attend to their work commitments. The homestay is away from the regular tourist bustle of Shimla and is great if you want to visit some off-beat destinations or you just need a walk inside the woods and jungle. The main tourist destinations can also be reached on foot and if you love walking or trekking, I suggest that you cover all the places by foot. This experience is nothing less than magical and enthralling. Throughout my stay there both Roopan sir and his wife, Priya mam have been checking in with me regularly to see if all was well, especially because I went alone. This was nothing less that the care and safety one would get at home. Overall it was an amazing experience. I would definitely not think twice before booking this stay if I ever go back to Shimla again, either alone or with my friends and family!



Relax, Rejuvenate & Rewind

Relax, Rejuvenate & Rewind – this is what I would say about Priya’s home stay. Anyone who is in Shimla would want to explore the town or go to the mall road. But trust me, I never stepped out of the property for the first 4 days, the property itself is vintage. Weather added some extra life to the property during our stay, it was pleasant, cozy and a little drizzle summing upto a beautiful workation. I would want to specifically bring up the love and warmth that Roopan Sir has towards to this property and maintain it with utmost highest standards that are needed for a homestay. Wifi was available with high speed, Kitchen was fully loaded to serve to a dozen people, and the dining area is the best part of the property. Do read host's album and his achievements at the Indian Airforce before starting your meal or when you get some time. Lawn with bonfire and a badminton court with flowers all around will make you go awwww everytime you pass by. The fluffy friend Torpedo (btw would be your wifi user name as well) is such a cutie that you want to take it to your home. A simple treat will make his tail wag and will be with you for the rest of the stay. In the world of 5 stars rating to approve someone’s credibility, this homestay definitely gets and additional star.



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