Chapslee's 'exclusive affair' is now a Rare Experience
A heritage hotel in its truest sense, Chapslee is committed to preserving not only the architecture in maintaining Chapslee's iconic structural dimensions and style, but also a sense of timeless traditions attributed to Shimla from the days of the Raj. To experience traditions like the silver service, sit down dinners, Christmas celebrations, slow cuisine, high tea and quite conversations, Chapslee invites guests to a glimpse into the past.
From wall paper dulled with age, priceless crystal to wall high tapestries, photographs, furniture and rugs- Chapslee is a living museum preserved with love and a sense for sharing with those who appreciate classic vintage. Mrs. Singh, wife of late Kunwar Ratanjit Singh your charming host has doggedly preserved a lifestyle much of it lost in time, elsewhere. An evening with her by the lively fireplace is to be regaled with stories of some of the last British gentry who were her friends and she their confidante. Her precise memory of places, timelines and anecdotes often told pointing to some object d'art around Chapslee are personal accounts told in an unconscious British accent with a great deal of wit and eloquence.
If you are looking at 'renovated' heritage you are likely to be disappointed. However for those who love leisurely multi-course lunches followed by high-tea set out in the garden, formal sit-down dinners by candle light and conversations, Chapslee offers a real 'exclusive affair'. Beginning or ending at Chapslee are several intriguing walks to choose from; and for history buffs several trails with experts await. Christmas is a great reason to be at Chapslee, guests can join the celebrations from collecting holly in the nearby forest to decorating the tree and partake in the traditional Christmas dinner. Chapslee is also open for travellers in small groups with exclusive silver-service dinners. Come summer, you can make it your home for longer stays to enjoy the pleasant climate of Shimla hills.