Rokeby Manor

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India

What to know before you go :

- Snug between the rolling hills of the Shivalik and the majestic Himalayas

- 19th century décor with stone walls and country furniture, each room at Rokeby is unique

-  Great Indian and Continental cuisine 

- Nature walks to mountain biking, trekking and scenic drives – Mussoorie has a lot to offer. Inhale deeply and enjoy the tranquility of Rokeby Manor.

 About the property:

Rokeby was built in 1840 by Captain G.N. Cauthy and is one of the landmarks of Landour. The house and two acre estate are situated slightly above and to the east of St. Paul's Church and the old cantonment parade ground, which is now Char Dukan. Like many houses in Mussoorie, its name is taken from the writings of Sir Walter Scott, whose book-length poem describes heroic battles near the original Rokeby Castle in England. Several years after it was built, the house came into the possession of Lt. Col. Reilly, who also owned Ralston, another residence in Mussoorie. In 1878, Reilly mortgaged both properties for Rs. 25,000 to Frederick 'Pahari' Wilson, a controversial adventurer and entrepreneur, who was the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's classic story, "The Man Who Would Be King". Wilson minted his own gold coins and carved out his personal domain along the headwaters of the Ganga, at Harsil, harvesting timber and introducing apples to the Himalayas. Pahari Wilson and his Garhwali wife, Gulabi, are buried in the cemetery on Camel's Back Road. In 1891, Rokeby was purchased from the estate of Wilson's son, Henry, for Rs. 10,000, by Rev. J.S. Woodside, one of the founders of Woodstock School. It then passed into the hands of Dr. J. Symington, of Carthage North Carolina, who sold it to the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1930. They converted it into a boarding house for young missionary ladies who were studying Urdu and Hindi at the Landour Language School. The first managers of this boarding house were Miss A.E. Lawson and Miss Ida Farmer. Methodist missionaries continued to operate the property as a guest house throughout the rest of the 20th century. Today, Rokeby has been carefully restored to its original glory. This heritage building is resplendent with character in its elaborate brick arches and niches, intricate stone walls, real wood floors and beams, and cosy fireplaces. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the traditions of bygone years – where colonial officers, renegade soldiers of fortune and pious miss saibs lived under one roof – can still be felt. An air of mystery beckons visitors.

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The Log Cabin From 35000/night

Surrounded by clean, fresh air and scenic wonders, The Log Cabin, is the pride of Rokeby. Our cozy, luxurious 3 bedroom cottage, with its own private garden, is built of real pine logs with interiors that reflect the culture of the town. All the comforts of a home away from home are at hand, with a butler to attend to your every need.

Upto 6 Adults Breakfast Included

The Rhododendron Suite From 12000/night

Our luxurious and charming suite has been designed in a Victorian style with a cozy fireplace. One can enjoy idyllic views of the valley and the tea garden from your own private balcony.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast Included

The Rose Suite From 18000/night

Quaint English country style room with traditional wooden beams and inviting nooks and corners. It has it's own private sitting area

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast Included

Rustic Rooms From 16100/night

Quaint English country style rooms with traditional wooden beams and inviting nooks and corners.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast Included

Valley View Rooms From 16000/night

The Acorn and Fern rooms are located on the first floor and the Pinecone room is located on the ground floor of Rokeby Manor. All valley view rooms have breathtaking views of the valley. Room tariffs are based on single occupancy.

Upto 1 Adults Breakfast Included


Cancellation Policy

  • 15 days and prior – No Charge
  • 8 to 14 days prior – 10% Charge
  • 4 to 7 days prior – 50% Charge
  • 0 to 3 days prior or No Show – 100% Charge


From 1200 hours


Until 1000 hours

Children & Extra Policy

  • Children below 12 years will be charged Rs 800 + taxes per child for the package along with extra bed
  • Children below 05 years of age can stay at no additional charge (on a room-only basis) should no extra bed be required.

Situated in Mussoorie, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Gun Hill and within 6 mi (10 km) of Municipal Garden and Bhata Falls. Jharipani Falls and Kempty Falls are also within 12 mi (20 km).