Located in the lush Matheran hills, Dune Barr House is a 170 year old British mansion built by Captain Barr in the 19th century, and is Asia’s only pedestrian hill resort.
We offer 11 rooms individually furnished in grand heritage style with high level of comfort. They are named after the famous British families of Bombay, the Parsis and the Bohras. A refined mix of heritage furniture fused with modern bathrooms and amenities will make your stay enjoyable.
The restaurant «The Verandah In The Forest» offers Indian and European fusion cuisine and some Parsi and Bohra specialities. Room service and private dinners are available on request.
As always, we are committed to our environment. We have no air conditioning, no TV, no minibar and we use solar hot water systems, LED lighting and organic linen and bathroom amenities.
Matheran was identified by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the then district collector of Thane district, in May 1850. It was Lord Elphinstone, the then Governor of Bombay, who laid the foundations of the development as a future hill station. The British developed Matheran as a famous location to beat the intense summer heat in the region.
Situated on the top of the Sahyadri ranges, Matheran can be accessed via toy train, horse-back, trekor in a palanquin. it is located on the Western Ghats range at a height of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is at a distance of 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune.
Matheran, which means “forest on the forehead” (of the mountains) is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.
Room Type :We offer individually furnished in grand heritage style rooms with a high level of comfort and they are named after the famous British families of Bombay, the Parsis and the Bohras.
A refined mix of heritage furniture fused with modern bathrooms and amenities will make your stay enjoyable.
Heritage Rooms : The rooms are unique in design, decoration and furniture. All these Heritage Rooms are Non Air conditioned. They also have their private outdoor sitting.
Heritage Superior Rooms : The rooms are unique in design, decoration and furniture. All these Heritage Rooms are Non Air conditioned. They also have their private outdoor sitting.
Elphinstone Heritage Suite : Dune Barr House Elphinstone Heritage Suite is located on the right side of the main house.
It is a very large suite with a separate children room and a large lounge-drawing room at the entrance.
Elphinstone: Named after the Governor of Bombay, this heritage suite is built into a turret! It has two rooms with three single beds, and a study. You will find a seating corner in the main room.
Our Elphistone Suite is a non-smoking suite, furnished with a sofa or armchairs, decorative antics widely open on a private garden and the pool view.
This large 60 square meter room with king bed links on a large bathroom with hot water showers, organic shower gel, shampoo and soap.