Away from the madness of main Manali town, Span resort is located few kms away into the interiors of Manali and is located on the Manali highway. Its an unbelievable place (dosen’t give away much from the outside – you actually might miss the entrance) but once you’ve been around the place, you know that the owner is someone who’s put in a lot of effort in the place. The resort comprises of beautiful wooden huts equipped with all the amenities you can imagine and is pretty luxurious too. Facilities are excellent and staff is non-intrusive but always around. The main hut (and its HUGE) is located away from the cottage and houses a Bar with great liquor collection, a library and a games room. The lawns are unbelievably green, and go upto the river bank – so you can walk to the river side and hang around there for eternity. Amazing calm. Food is good too and recommend a breakfast by the river side. The place has almost a zen like atmosphere and lying feet up and reading under the sun is the perfect moment for you. Even though you’d never want to go anywhere far from your room, do visit the bar – its a must visit and you are guaranteed to say “wooooooooowww”. They have a great outdoor trip itinerary too but you may respond like I did to them — “Are you crazy? Go away”????
Website link and pics below (cottage/ lawn/ mountains view). Cheers. And yes, do book in advance.