Ok, so let me start with the few good things about this property. Great location, the rooms are atop a hill and the wood cabins have glass walls on one side that give a beautiful view of the Yercaud hills and Salem below. The food is quite decent. They also provided chicken & rice meals for our dog without any extra cost which was very sweet of them.
The main reason we chose this place was because they advertised it as a pet friendly property. We were taken for a rude shock. The cabins are on a hill which can only be accessed by steep stone steps. If you miss a step you'll end up on wet muddy ground infested with leeches. I understand they are on a plantation amidst nature, but how do you expect a dog to roam freely on such slippery ground on a steep hill. The other reason being that they have dogs on the property which are not leashed. The staff told us that it's better we keep our dog inside the room for our own safety! We ended up keeping him inside the entire day while listening to him whine the whole time!
The fun starts after sunset. Since there are no phones in the room, you have to trek down the steps in pitch darkness to reach out for anybody or you could scream your lungs out if you choose to. Gets worse while it's raining.
The electricity goes out at 10 in the night if they are on a generator. Yes, that's right. Don't look for any alternatives.
The next morning we had to hand out the buckets for them to provide hot water which is absolutely fine considering they have limited electricity. But the cold water coming from the tap was no less than muddy slush. Even after waiting for 2 hours for the mud to settle down we couldn't use the water. This was the last straw. We had planned for a 2 night stay but had to move out after just one night of adventure.
I'm detailing everything down to make the management aware that they can't let out a property only on the basis of clean rooms and beautiful view. Few basic needs have to be taken care of irrespective of you being inside a plantation or out in the main town. Please look into these coz you guys have a beautiful property and an amazing staff.
Located almost outside Yercaud, the resort is just beautiful. We were 2 families including our pet. Out of all the rooms they apparently have only 1 room that they allot to pets. (I couldn't understand the reasoning behind it as all room had wooden flooring). But they allotted us normal rooms. When the manager noticed the pet, he mentioned that we have to shift. We didn't want to as our room was very good and the room we were supposed to get was in a horrible shape and not cleaned. But the manager said the owner is going to come tomorrow; so then we HAVE TO shift. We were on a holiday so we did not resist. To their credit the cleaned the room pretty well. The room was supposed to have a solar heater which would give hot water after you waste 1 bucket of water. But it never did. The other room had a geyser installed which was working. So go for a room where you see a geyser installed.
Among the 6 of us (5 humans & Dexter - our golden retriever), Dexter had the best time of his life so far. Why ? Because they have 3-4 pets of their own and all of them are just adorable. Shadow (GSD) was young and very playful. He justified his name as he was with us the complete 48 hours and never left our sight. He slept in our room and loved Dexter. Both had a nice time together. Another "giant" (literally) Duke was as gentle as they get. He was also a frequent visitor in our room and entered and exited without permission !! :) :)
The property itself is very well maintained and the room are located at 3 levels and involves a lot of up and down the stairs. You will definitely shed some 1-2 kgs in day or two. Mornings were just amazing with clouds moving past you and birds chirping. The food was average. The service is a bit slow but we did not mind it considering the landscape of the property. They take you to short trekking trips to a tree-house and another watch point. The tree-house trek is a short one but we enjoyed a lot.
If it was up-to me, I would have given it a 3*. But my pet says 5*. So 5* it is. If you love to take your pets on vacation, Glenrock is a must visit.
Our first trip to Yercaud, the stay was fabulous with amazing hospitality from Mr & Mrs. Jestin and their team, amazing food, best place for a get away, will be there again for sure.
Ideal for family to stay away from TV and internet , rooms were neat, ( wifi available at a particular location on request), well maintained all around.
Glenrock estates, what a pleasant surprise you turned out to be!
The place is nicely nestled along the Pakoda point road, slightly away from the hubbubs of the lake! The place is very well thought out and plays the perfect host for a serene getaway. Plenty to cheer about this place, the beautiful sit-out with a view to die for, adorable pets and the neatly landscaped pathways/gardens playing a perfect spoil to the untended wilderness around!
The spacious wooden cabins are more than adequate with a nice valley view from the balcony, food is always freshly made andmore home-made like(which is a bonus in my book) than like a conventional restaurant! It's a little hard to describe how nature and silence can be sometimes very endearing and peaceful, Glenrock makes it mark in a similar fashion.
Despite all this, Mr. Justin & his folks manage to steal the show with outstanding sincerity and hospitality. The intercom was down during our stay, but thanks to the staff- they were literally a shout away every time we needed them.
We went to Glenrock in June to celebrate our son's 11th b'day. We stayed at "Teak" one of the first few cabins from the entrance, with a fantastic view of the valley.
Though we were quite late for breakfast, the manager's wife managed to get a lavish spread ready for us within 10-15 mins on arrival. Infact the service was consistently fantastic throughout. Special appreciation to the local boys who help around - very earnest and hardworking kids!
Since this was not our first visit to Yercaud, we decided to skip the usual touristy activities and stay in. Our kids (11 & 4) being animal lovers, loved playing with the 2 dogs, goats, hens, turkey, geese... they did not feel the lack of TV / gadgets for the 3D-2N that we were there. There is a tree house somewhere on the estate, but due to our adventurous 4 year old, we dropped the plan of climbing up.
The estate is suitable for both Couples (plenty of privacy) as well as families. Food is simple and tasty.
A word of warning though : If you are addicted to your screen time, please carry your laptops / ... with you, since there is no TV in the room. Internet Signal was available as long as you are on the balcony of the cabin.