Dune Barr House - The Verandah in the Forest - Matheran - Maharashtra

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Address: District Raigarh, Charlotte Lake Road, Matheran, Maharashtra 410102,

About us: 
The paths once cleared by the British in the forests of Matheran, making it the last British hill station have acquired a new identity as the place where Bombay’s movers and shakers which include filmstars and businessmen come to spend a few quiet and peaceful days.
Perched atop the Sahyadri ranges, Matheran is Asia’s only pedestrian hill resort. Chug up in a toy train, trot, or arrive in a palanquin, past gigantic mansions built by the British, the Parsis, and the Bohras.   
The Verandah in the Forest was the second house to be built on the isolated Western Ghats, by Captain Barr. Now, with every facility in place, it is reputed to be second to none! Indeed, the nobility of the proportions of The Verandah bring civilizational honour to the Sahyadri ranges.
Lounge like never before in this verandah of your dreams. Read under the highest domestic ceiling you would have known in the salon – 12 metres/35 feet high. Stroll down to Charlotte Lake. Or take longer walks with a picnic basket. Relish the local cuisines. Heave your chest, muscle your calves, take all the oxygen back in your lungs. Link your planet with your own two feet.  
Find space for more space in your mind. Or lose yourself to find yourself anew.

Only corporates who reach out to completely new spaces can get themselves and their staff out of the box. This helps them remain atop their competition.  So that they can expand their vision and their lungs with their ‘fast track’ team. No one who has held an intimate or off-site conference at The Verandah in the Forest hasn't turned their time into profit.
With its proximity to Mumbai, the 19th century colonial home can hold small conferences throughout the year. There is more history, and many more views of the sunrise and sunset than can be digested in just one visit.  
Twenty five  'non-hotel' Hotels each with its own unique places to confer. To float the mind in a buoyant creativity – beyond the dotted line.
Where nature walks, trekking, horse riding, bird watching, cycling, and badminton – can all add up first to the profits of the body and mind – only then to the bottom line.
Save your people from suffocating. Plough back oxygen and space in human development.
‘non-hotel’ Hotels have many unique settings for inter-communicating. Choose from 6 to 60 room properties. In a city, by a river, or by the sea. On a plateau, a mountain, or a hill. In a garden, a forest or by the sand dunes. 
More companies now book an entire 'non-hotel' Hotel to conduct their business in intimate privacy.
Because man can't match nature's scale through landscape consultants,  helps you benefit from the planet before entering our magical interiors. Every conference organiser thanks us for surpassing their expectations.

Location: Mumbai-Dasturi is 2.5 hours by road. The car park is 4.5 kms away from the property at Dasturi – which is as far as motor vehicles are allowed. You have to pay for parking, and for a ticket to enter Matheran.


The Verandah in the Forest has 11 rooms. Should you want two or more adjacent rooms, please make a request while booking.The reservations office shall try its best, but all categories of rooms are not always found together. There are 2 Rooms, 6 Grand Rooms, 2 Suites, and 1 Deluxe Suite.

Term & Conditions

Hotel Information Accommodation

Cancellation Policy: 

  • 25% if cancelled four days in advance.
  • 50% if cancelled two days in advance.
  • 50% if few of the total booked rooms are cancelled.
  • 100% if cancelled one day prior to booking or on the same day.
  • For Refund through credit card 5% bank charges applicable + Hotel Actual canellation charges will be applicable as per hotel policies.