Coffee & Spice on the rocks

Sometimes its really difficult to put into words, an experience. Orange County is one such. This magnificent, albeit high-end resort – set among 300 acres of coffee, pepper & cardamom plantations & bordered by the Cauvery – about 200+ km from Bangalore is manna from heaven for anybody who wants to just get away from it all. You can do two things – One, read all about it this place from here. Perhaps, even google and read all about it – a sample here. Two, just go. Here are some pics that I hope gives you an idea of the place & an experience.

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2 nights simply flew by. We were mesmerised by the beauty of the place, the way it caters to all the five senses and more. If there is a place that is sure chicken soup for the soul, then Orange County is the place. When the time to repack started, we found ourselves experiencing a wave of regret at leaving. In my little experience of the resorts that my work takes me to, I haven’t (so far!) found one where staff were empowered to such an extent that they wear lapels saying ‘I Can’ – ready to translate your whims & wishes into reality. They really do welcome you as a guest and send you away as a friend.

For further pics, just click here.

1 Comment so far

  1. Ganesh (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 7:24 pm

    Hi, my family and I visited Coorg this summer on holidays and stayed at the Orange County Resort. I must admit the place has a lovely charm all its’ own, very unique in terms of it’s settings and surroundings. The food on offer was awesome and the spread satisfied our vegetarian requirements in more than good measure. The activities on offer were also varied and the coffee was to die for.

    The only area of improvement was perhaps the attitude of a couple of front-office reception staff and the housekeeping staff, which bordered on cocky / unpleasantness. I’m confident that the management won’t get complacent and will take note of the feedback I gave them on my way out of the resort.



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