Useful Information

About Resort: The Walterre is oriented to cater to nature lovers & photographers, writers, birdwatchers, researchers, etc. This place is ideal for those who are looking for a great Himalayan experience, a quiet relaxed peaceful getaway or you wish to simply relax and unwind. From parking, walk down 51 comfortable and wide steps to reach the main lodge building entrance.

Check-in and check-out time: Check-in time is 1200 hours and check-out time is 1100 hours (Early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability)

Rooms: The Walterre Resort has four luxurious and stylish bedrooms, all the rooms have antique four-poster beds. The Resort has ample open spaces making it breezy, sunny, and its beautifully designed, splendidly welcoming interiors. The drawing room has a lovely fireplace. The Resort is surrounded by greenery, blue skies, and mountains.

Rooms Amenities: Our rooms are all very well equipped and are large in size. All items have been carefully chosen and used in the cottages such as mattresses, duvets, clean linen, pillows, mats, etc. These are not luxurious but give you the comforts of other than any standard hotel. Hot air blower heaters are provided in winter on request. Please let us know if there is anything else you require such as hot water bags, extra blankets, or pillows. 

Washrooms: The toilets are equipped with hot & cold running water & showers. We also use solar-generated hot water in the rooms. All toilet amenities such as fresh towels, soaps, etc. are provided of standard quality. To get hot water from your tap/shower, please turn the tap to the left and leave the water running for a short while (preferably in the bucket, for reuse). When the hot water starts, adjust it to suit your temperature.

Parking: Vehicles can drive up to the main gate of the resort.  

Driver Stay: Drivers can stay in the staff room (Extra charge of accommodation and meal costs will be applicable)

Maid Stay: No separate accommodation is available for maids. Accompanying maids will need to be accommodated in the same room and will be charged at per person guest rate.

Extra Bed / Additional person: All our rooms are appointed for double occupancy. In case you need to accommodate an additional person, we charge as follows...

  • Children below the age of 5 are complimentary
  • Above 5 years: INR 1500 + 12% GST per night (rates inclusive of breakfast)

Power Backup: We have an inverter battery backup so you will not have the discomfort of darkness. As our focus is on developing a nature-centric experience at the lodge, we do not have electricity generators that cause sound and atmospheric pollution. 

Housekeeping: Housekeeping cleaning services are available daily. Towels are changed daily, but if you feel they do not need to be replaced please leave them hanging on your towel rack. 

Laundry Services: We do not have an in-house laundry service. 

Intercom Facility: We do not have an intercom facility in the rooms. Should you require anything urgently you may call the hotel staff on your mobile phone.

Restaurant Timing: We usually serve traditional home-cooked Indian food. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements. Breakfast is served between 8 and 11 am (If you have a very early schedule, please let us know the previous evening). Lunch is served between 1 and 2.30 pm. Dinner is served from 7.30 pm till 9.30 PM. Tea and coffee-making facilities are available in your rooms. We would appreciate it if our guests could inform us at breakfast whether they plan to have lunch or dinner at the villa so that our cooks can prepare meals accordingly. Waltèrre is renowned for its local cuisine. Many of our dishes are made with our homegrown vegetables, using herbs and local rice. Lunch is usually light Indian fare and there is a daily set menu for dinner. Our emphasis is on fresh food, cooked to western and oriental recipes. Special diets will be catered for.

Weather: The sun tends to be strong, even in the cool hills, hence, we advise applying a lotion or cream with a high sun protection factor (SPF) to avoid sunburn.

Internet Connectivity: The house has wifi and the internet and all mobiles work in the area.

Cooking Class: We are happy to set up free cookery lessons. If guests are interested in knowing how a particular dish they liked is made, we can arrange for them to learn from our cooks. Our staff will be happy to learn something from you if you would like to teach them.

Activity: Yoga is offered during the Yogic Retreat which energizes and relaxes your system. We can arrange for the services of a local masseur whose specialty is the traditional massage with warm mustard oil. Please speak with our manager to book these services which are chargeable.

Drinking-Water: We serve filtered RO (Reverse Osmosis) processed water that is safe to drink. Please let us know if you prefer bottled water at all times.

Smoking Policy: We would urge our guests to refrain from smoking in and around the lodge, inside the room, and in the dining area.
Payment options: We do not have the facility to charge credit cards at the lodge. We recommend that you carry enough spare cash to pay for hotel taxes and any extra expenses that you may incur. You can also pay using Paytm or through a payment gateway.

Essential Services

Medical First Aid Kit: We have a medical first aid kit on hand for those minor cuts and bruises. Just inform us if you need any help.
Nearest Hospital: Max is the nearest hospital which is 6 km from the resort.
Nearest ATM: The nearest ATM is in Dehradun city, 5 km from the Doon Valley.
Nearest Petrol Pump: Nearest petrol pump is 5 km from the resort. 

Booking Policy
Walterre is available for groups of friends and families, and can also be booked as a single unit instead of 4 bedrooms. 
However, on a discretionary basis, we would accept a booking of all 4 rooms and treat it as a booking for the entire cottage.

Payment Policy
If booking dates within a week: 100% advance payment needed at the time of booking.
If booking dates after 10-15 days: 50% payment needed at the time of booking and balance 50% will be made 02 days prior to the arrival.
If booking dates after 6 months or 01 years: Token advance will be required to confirm the booking, and the balance payment will be made one month prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy
Less than 15 days before arrival date- No Refund
Less than 20 days before arrival date- 60% Refund
Less than 25 days before arrival date- 75% Refund
No Refund in case of roadblock, accidents, snowfall, no show, etc.
50% of the total refundable amount (as per the above policy) will be released within 30 days of cancellation and the balance of 50% will be adjusted into future bookings.

Pet Policy
At Walterre, we understand that your pet is just as much a part of the family as other members. We are thrilled to be a pet-friendly homestay and welcome dogs/cats at our property. In order to ensure that all of our visitors have an enjoyable stay, we ask that guests traveling with their four-legged friends sign the policy below upon check-in:

  • A maximum of one pet is allowed during a stay
  • Pet vaccinations are up-to-date and he or she is free of fleas or ticks. 
  • Pet is not aggressive and is well-socialized with other animals and guests
  • Guests will clean up after the pet and properly dispose of any waste.
  • Pets are not allowed on the furniture. 
  • Pet will be with the guest and under his / her care at all times as they are not to be left unattended on the property. 
  • Pets must be restrained or removed from the guest room while resort staff is presently working in the room. Guests will assume responsibility for notifying the resort staff if there are special times for servicing my room. 
  • Pet will be on a leash with a maximum range of six feet or in a carrier at all times when outside of the room.
  • A non-refundable pet charge of INR 1000 per day will be charged for room cleaning. This fee does not include any additional costs which may result from damage or the need for excessive cleaning of soiled linens, carpeting, or furniture.
  • A pet owner is liable for any disturbances by pet caused to guests and staff staying at the lodge. On any untoward incident involving disturbance or damage to people or property, guests will be asked to remove the pet immediately.
  • Pet is not permitted at any of the lodge cooking and dining areas.
  • The lodge is not liable for any injury suffered by a pet while on-premises.
  • Guests will take full responsibility for any liability arising from the pet (pet damage or personal injury to villa, villa staff, guest, third party, or property). 
  • Guests will need to carry the bedding and the food bowl for the pet and pets are not allowed on the guest beds.
  • The lodge does not store any pet food and if I require any meals for the pet from the lodge kitchen the same will be on a chargeable basis.

Stay Safe

  • We follow strict cleaning and hygiene guidelines in accordance with WHO guidelines.
  • The entire lodge is fully sanitized prior to the arrival of any guest and we ensure strict protocols for the same.
  • All bed linen including pillow covers, bed sheets & duvet covers used are freshly laundered and disinfected for every fresh arrival.
  • We do not encourage any chemical spray in any of our cottages for spiders and insects. If you see any spider or insect in the cottage during your stay in monsoon season, please inform our lodge team and they will remove them from the cottage. We are an eco-friendly lodge and highly respect all wildlife