About the Experience:Golden Wood at Harley Estate is an assortment of homes spread over a couple of kilometers inside a 500 acre coffee estate, with a river flowing through breaking into a waterfall at a few places. There's a grand house and a little red cottage overlooking a valley with coffee and arecanut, there's a house atop a hill, a 100+ year old earth house alongside a river, an old British bungalow - the sheer variety is amazing. This is a place you will return to again and again - once for a day long picnic by the river and waterfall, then for the numerous treks and bike rides, and again for a deep immersion into coffee starting with a plantation tour, a visit to the curing works, and coffee tasting to end the day. There's also the famous Sakleshpur Railway line close by and the Manjarabad Fort a short drive or trek away. Our kitchen serves local Malnad cuisine.Whispering Trees - Mocking a new - age planter's home, Whispering Trees is a modern house with all modern facilities. The hall with glass walls and the dining and sit out on the terrace gives a great view of the area and is also the perfect place for bird watching. Themed around birding, this house has 3 rooms with a large porch, terrace and a central courtyard. It houses the main kitchen and has multiple dining / lounging areas.Brick Cottage - The Brick Cottage is one of the most romantic options available at Golden Wood. Its rustic style, highlights refreshing simplicity with natural beauty. The cottage has a sense of connection to the past that’s hard to resist. It feels honest and unstudied and evokes a simpler time. It is placed next to Whispering Trees and has a large room with a verandah running along the front. It sports a huge shower area which is skylit and has a tree growing through it. It has bare brick walls to give you a rustic, cozy feel.Hilltop Courtyard - Approached by the breathtaking view of the estate valleys and hills, The Hilltop Courtyard, has a panaromic view of the green and the skies. With two rooms, wonderful views and woodlands, and surrounded by a large garden, The Hilltop Courtyard is an oasis of peace and tranquility.Farmer's Home - This 100+ year old earth house is a true experience of the old life on the estate. The Farmer's Home offers a warm, cozy stay, surrounded by paddy fields and a stream. With two rooms, it offers an old world charm of red oxide, fire-wood heated water in copper handes, and a sky-lit attic.