Home stay approved by the Karnataka Department of Tourism, Government of India vide order no. CHS-029/09-10 dated May 4, 2010.

Testimonials - Homestay Reviews

Dell Team - Logs off and chills out at The Hidden Valley

Société Générale visits Coffee Country

The team from WalkWater Talent Advisors pay Chikmagalur a visit

Bosch Limited Team hidden at The Hidden Valley!

It is a routine event that the Bosch team, along with their family members, goes to an out bound picnic every year. This time they took time off between November 5th and 7th, to experience cheerful camaraderie at The Hidden Valley, a home stay in Chikmagalur. Over the week end they indulged in a host of leisure activities. Singing and dancing for children, carom, boat rides, and badminton matches which were organised for their entertainment. Enjoying with nature, early morning walks in the coffee estate, sipping fresh coffee, playing with rabbits and feeding turkey made this picnic most memorable. The highlight of the trip was the fun filled evenings that found every member of the team enthusiastically involved in games such as paper tower building, musical chairs, tailing the elephant and fixing bindis. The unique treasure hunt left every one gasping for their breath.

Apart from these, they also went sight- seeing to Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka. Barbeques, bonfires and dance were part of the fun-filled evenings. The trip did not end there. On the return journey, the Boschlers enjoyed sight–seeing at the historical temples at Belur and Halebeedu.

Trace your Mangy genes, while you smell them coffee beans!

For any Mangalorean once/twice removed from the Mangy pedigree but who has grown up on granny tales of the splendour and risk of estate-life, The Hidden Valley offers a charming peek into that world. Henry Aranha's quaint home offers just the right balance of rustic with comfort. A no-fuss place, The Hidden Valley is clean, warm and very friendly.

We were made very welcome by the owner and his dashing son while the property manager Suraj and his obliging staff looked into all the other details...working up a storm in the country kitchen. Nothing like hot puris on a cold morning! Giving us a taste of the local flavour & show-casing the local musicians was an interesting value-add and a nice move towards building an inclusive environment. What we loved best however was our personal conversations with the turkeys! ...The clean, unspoiled air and the wonderful walk through the coffee estate learning the nuances of berry picking. Top that with the thoughtfulness of the owner -- The Christmas Cake - what a lovely start to the festive season!

All in all a fabulous getaway. Thanks for giving us 'family time' that was so, so special - a magic memory.


Warm Regards,
Keith & Joan Shenoy together with our family & friends - The Pintos and Ayonoadus

"Had a wonderful time. My family loved the place. We will certainly come back again."

Dr. Krishna Nayak, Dean of AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

"Great experience, good food. Reminds me of grandma’s place."

V Balaji Bhat, CEO, Primus Retail

Wonderful experience. Homelike atmosphere. Lovely fish & chicken curry. Loved the personal attention given by Mr. Aranha. Would love to come back again.

Vidhya (Wipro) & Prakash Bhandarkar (Tech Mahindra)

Wonderful holiday. Felt very much at home, excellent service. Would definitely recommend this place to all.

Vijay Raghavan, Mphasis Ltd

A beautiful place with very good service. The manager and the staff were very helpful and cooperative. Would certainly recommend this to others.

Rahul & Vishal Ajmera

Came here to celebrate my Birth Day ( 09 July ) – one of the best memorable Birth day Ever – Memories to be cherished. The name Hidden Valley is very appropriate ( the place is hidden ) Hospitality is great! No wonder you were given an award. Well deserved. Welcome by Suraj****Food by Suraj and Rita****Boys Dilip/others****were ever willing.

Bharathi N BTM 1st stage Bangalore – 560 009

The name stands true to itself!! ‘ HIDDEN VALLEY’ – hidden away from all manly interference... A relaxed home stay making us to forget all the hurries and worries of City life... Joseph’s food is truly lip smaking!! Hospitality – excellent

Dr Amar D N and Dr Rashmi Bhat , Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences, Surathkal, Mangalore.

Relaxed atmosphere, great food and a strong desire by the staff to cater to all our needs. Very hospitable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We look forward to returning and would strongly recommend to others. Thanks to all the staff !!!

Jillian Correa, Dubai

It was really a home stay. Food and treatment was very good. Joseph the Chef’s request food menu was very pleasing. We had a great time here for 2 days.

S Senthil Kumar & Team, Schreider Electric India Pvt. Ltd.

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Organic Food

On The Hidden Valley, we will try our best to serve you organic food, be it fruits, vegetables or fish.

Organic food is known to contain 50% more nutrients, minerals and vitamins than produce that has been intensively farmed. People strive to find restaurants and hotels that provide delicious and healthy food. At The Hidden Valley, we focus on preparing low-fat dishes that are delicious and easily prepared.

Fresh milk is brought in everyday from the nearby farms. Organic milk, rich in calcium, is a natural, whole food beverage and the best choice for kids and families.

Farm fresh eggs are a tasty addition to your breakfast every morning. These eggs are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and proteins. Our hens are fed organic grain free from antibiotics, medications, pesticides and herbicides.

A GreenValley

It is our sincere effort to make The Hidden Valley green and organic. Here are a few steps taken in this direction.

  • Garden fresh vegetables and fruits are used, which are grown at The Hidden Valley
  • We avoid deep-frying food unless specifically asked for
  • There is minimum usage of oil in our cooking and we use of good quality sunflower/olive oil
  • Meat and fish, are obtained from known sources who ensure hygienic breeding
  • The Hidden Valley is built with available resources like wood and other eco friendly material
  • We recycle and compost where possible
  • We use energy efficient equipent using local available fuel
  • There is great focus on water conservation
  • Our cleaning products and practices are environment friendly

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