A beautiful suspension bridge... a narrow path through apple orchards laden with ripe fruit and we were home! An amazingly beautiful property - more home stay than hotel - for the sheer comfort it offers, was unlike any place I had stayed in through my travels across the country. Beautiful rooms, lovely bathrooms, endless hot water supply, the cleanest and softest bath and bed linen... We were Bikers being spoiled silly :) The best was yet to come.... the terrace cafe!! The huge terrace and the little cafe - done up so creatively with motorcycle spares and parts had us riveted. The views in every direction was stunning.. The snow covered ranges of Dhauladhar in the back yard, the foggy peaks of Solang and Rohtang to one side, I could sit here all day and soak this in...then the super hot mugs of tea arrived :) Godwin and Sneh's labour of love - Ride Inn isn't for bikers alone.. It's for people who love the hills and love the peace and quiet there. Its for people who appreciate warm, unobtrusive hospitality and generally dislike maddening crowds and crowded places. Dinner was from an a la carte menu and we chose Thai curry and rice... I am a chef and I say this.. It does not get any better in most gourmet restaurants in Mumbai. Hot vermicilli payasam at the end of it all and Luka, their few weeks old pup snuggling up at my feet, Bliss :)
Thanks Guys for everything... we'll be back soon!
Ride Inn is owned and run by Sneh & Godwin DCruz. We are professional hairdressers with an immense passion for motorcycle travel. We have been exploring India extensively on 2 wheels for a few years now, our longest ride spanning over 6 months on the go across India & Nepal. Having frequently visited the higher Himalayas, we have now made it our home and we look forward to guiding you on your upcoming rides here.
RIDEINN is a delightful guest house and biker cafe run by bikers for bikers & travelers.
Located in Shanag village, 5 km north of Manali en route to Rohtang Pass, RIDE INN nestles amidst apple orchards, with a 360* stunning view of the snow capped mountains- the perfect base for bikers to unwind, chill-out, get information, discuss routes and interact with other bikers.
With views of Rohtang & Solang towards the north, Dhauladhar Range towards the west, Bhrigu Mountain towards the east and a 15km view of the Beas valley, RIDE INN boasts of some of the best views around Manali. While it is quietly tucked away in serene nat....