A group of us rented their Kiwi Cottage for the New Years eve and had a great time there. It's away from the hustle and bustle of Manali so you get to truly enjoy the nature. The cottage is beautiful, though about an hour from Manali. You can order food to your cottage if you don't want to head out for every meal, which is needed since there aren't too many places around. The only issue faced was that the wifi didn't quite work for us: I'm assuming the router was kept fairly far away and not in the cottage itself. It's not critical since this is a place you want to visit to disconnect, but if you rely on music streaming, download your playlist before visiting. Also, if you love dogs, you'll love their Huskey.