Blue Book

Gethia, Nainital, Uttarakhand

What to know before you go? 

- It is a 12 bedroom boutique stay situated in a small hamlet called Gethia near Nainital and your four-legged famliy member is also welcome here 

- Take a hike followed by a picnic in the jungle or practice yoga & meditation atop a hill - reconnect with the simple joys of life whilst here

- Exploring and mingling with the local villagers is an experience not to be missed 

- We love that there are 12 gorgeous spots at the property to enjoy your meals - overlooking the mountain, by the riverside or under the starlit sky, etc. 

- Visit Baba Neem Karori Ashram at Kainchi Dham just a 30 minute drive from the property

About the property: 

Brushing aside that backlog of everyday toil and heading to the hills is always a good idea!

Blue book is a hidden gem nestled amidst the lush green forests of Gethia near Nainital. It is 130-year-old colonial structure overlooking the Jeolikote valley, it was built by Madame Durell - a British lady who chose to settle in this hamlet for life. Swap a few days away from the concrete jungle for endless vistas  of picturesque valleys. Blue book is a unique amalgamation of the old and new -they've blended architecture and design to deliver a breathtaking holiday experience, celebrating the pleasure of living an easy pace of life in the hills. The property is spread over 4 acres and has 12 rooms also called Chapters spread across two wings. Each of the 12 rooms feel like new canvases with new tales to be told. One of the wing has 8 chapters which has a Victorian-British insipired style and the other wing has 4 chapters which has contemporary spanish interiors.  The culinary experience here is unparalleled. Relish scrumptious dishes cooked by the in-house chef, they offer a plethora of cuisines suited to every palate at Gethia - from Indian, Pan-asian, Italian to Continental.  The choice of ingredients, the fresh greens, and fruits, are all crafted to treat your senses . The meals are prepared according to your preferences - the chefs will provide you with a variety of choices and they make it a point to talk to the patrons and makes all their meals keeping instructions under keen consideration. All the meals are served at different locations - overlooking the mountain, by the river or under the star- lit sky or a live F&B counter at Land’s End – with a view of the gorgeous Jeolikote. They also have an in-house bakery.  While staying here you can also indulge in hikes and trails for gorgeous sunrise/sunset views followed by a picnic in the jungle or a barbeque by the riverside. You can also take a tour of the local village and experience farm-to-fork at a Kumaoni cafe in Bhimtal. A visit to Baba Neeb Karori Ashram at Kainchi Dham is a must. To make your stay even more memorable, you must indulge in recreational activities like table tennis, pool and other board games or if you're in a mood for some quiet time, pick your book with your favourite cuppa and enjoy some 'me-time' in the organic garden. Take a break from the mundane pace of 'city life' with a stay at this private estate in the Himalayas.

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Luxury Room From 12000/night

Thne luxury Room  includes Chapter 2, 8 and 10. The double occupancy rooms include a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and slippers. The double room provides air conditioning, a minibar, as well as an outdoor dining area and outdoor furniture. 

Upto 3 Adults Breakfast, Dinner and Hi-tea

Superior Room From 13000/night

The Superior rooms include - Chapter 5, 7 and 9. This double room includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and slippers. Among the room amenities are air conditioning, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker as well as an outdoor dining area and pool views. The unit has 2 beds

Upto 3 Adults Breakfast, Dinner and Hi-tea

Suite Room From 18000/night

There are two type of suite rooms- Chapter 1 and Chapter 6. Chapter 1 has a glasshouse opening up to the green and Chapter 6 is a family room with 2 queen size beds. Also, has a attic room for the kids.

Upto 4 Adults Breakfast, Dinner and Hi-tea


ancellation Policy:

  • Full refund if cancelled 7 days or more prior to check-in
  • 25% retention is applicable if cancelled 6 days prior to check-in
  • 50% retention is applicable if cancelled 5 days prior to check-in
  • 75% retention is applicable if cancelled 4 days prior to check-in
  • 100% retention or no refund is applicable if cancelled 3 days prior to check-in

Check-in/ Check-out Policy: 

  • Check in : 1:00 pm
  • Check out : 11:00 am 

Pet-friendly: Yes 

Extra Bed Policy: 

  • No charge for kids below 12 years
  • 50% extra-bed charges for kids from 12-18 years old
  • Full extra-bed charges for kids above 18 years
  • By road – 6 hours drive from New Delhi – 326 kms
  • By rail – nearest railway station is Kathgodam, followed by a 45 mins drive to Blue Book at Gethia
  • By air – nearest airport Pantnagar, followed by a 90 mins drive drive to Blue Book at Gethia

Puja Todi


Blue Book is a gorgeous boutique property amidst mountains, aesthetically pleasing and tastefully designed. Food was scrumptious and customised to our taste. Huge shoutout to the staff for taking care of all our requests and making our vacation memorable. We would love to visit again.

Chahat Kapila


Shrey Gupta (Blue Book Hotel owner) and his staff (especially Mansoor, Chandan and Vinod, as well as the ladies in housekeeping) took great care of us. They organized a hike and picnic in the hills (quite the experience)! Food at the property was delicious and there was quite a variety. We enjoyed different cuisines across the tasting menu style setup. We made great use of the game room and spent some quality time together as a family exploring the grounds of the property.