Dear Travel Agent

We are a small Bed and Breakfast offering a place to get away from it all, Tranquil and quiet.  Please if you are asking about bookings and a place to stay, read about us, understand the different cabins we offer and the services we are able to offer and that which we are not able.

Travel Agents:  we ask that you not just request a place for your clients, on MP or CP basis.  We are for business and relationships and have nothing against commission.  However we need you to understand what type of place we are and to have a long term understanding with us.  Our place is not for everybody.

We ask that travel agents follow this example for bookings:  note we don’t offer commission on the first two clients you send.  Once we understand that you as a Travel agent understand us and what we are doing and send clients that would appreciate our place we offer an understanding of ongoing relationship that equals more than most give in commission, but it means we have a long term ongoing relationship.

If your first question is what is your TAC, when making a booking for the first time,  we wonder about your thoughts for a long term relationship..

An example of a request for stay –

Hi:  This is ________________, we would like to know if there is availability for our clients in one of your cabins at MaplePine Farm Bed and Breakfast.  The clients name is _______________ and he or she is aware about your place.  The number of adults will be ___, and children ages _____.

We have looked at your website and would prefer Cabin ______, if it is available – if not you could suggest which cabins are available.. As for food for the client, they will have dinner on the day they arrive and again we have seen the choices on your website and would like order a _________________.  Thanks you, and look forward to your response.

RE OPENING – PROTOCOLS

STAY AND MEALS PROTOCOLS

** IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FOLLOW REGULATIONS AND PROTOCOLS PUT BY STATE GOVERNMENT ON CROSSING STATE BORDER.

** NOTE WE ARE CATERING TO FAMILIES OR GROUPS WHO ARE TOGETHER IN REGULAR HOME LIFE.

** WE ARE NOT CATERING TO CAMPERS OR A BUNCH OF FRIENDS WANTING TO COME JUST FOR A PARTY.

It is not without anxiety that we start some semblance of business. But after more than 6 months of no income we do not have much choice.

We are therefore Introducing things slowly and would ask you to be with us and help.

Links –

SPECIAL MEALS – OCTOBER 8, 9 and 10

PROTOCOLS FOR COMING

BREAKFAST

RESPECT IS THE MAIN THING

*** Please email: cp@culturalpursuits.com for booking or Whatsapp (9436303978) – name please. No calls as we have very bad network and cannot have a good conversation on phone.

  1. we take the threat of Covid 19 seriously and ask that if you are coming to our place you respect that.
  2. Please check directions to our place properly — See Directions
  3. We ask that you come directly to the football field opposite MaplePine.
  4. Please do not get out of you vehicle and wander in the village.
  5. If you, at anytime exit your vehicle, please wear mask.
  6. when you reach football field you can walk across a small dam to our place. there is a path and a small gate. If water level is low enough you will be able to drive across. Mask at all times when you get out of car.
  7. When you come into our place, please wear mask while you are near anybody that is not part of your group, or if you are talking to us.

Re Opening – SPECIAL MEALS

It is not without anxiety that we start some semblance of business. But after more than 6 months of no income we do not have much choice.

We are therefore Introducing things slowly and would ask you to be with us and help.

Links –

SPECIAL MEALS

PROTOCOLS FOR COMING

BREAKFAST

You must book at least 2 days prior to coming.
You must book at least 2 days prior to coming.
You must follow all protocols and implemented rules – some out of respect some out of necessity. …… please see protocols.
Order as listed, we can’t take last minute orders.
THURSDAYS – FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS
BBQ Chicken or Pork – served with Mashed Potatoes, Fries or Rice ( you must specify) and Steamed Vegetables and Salad.
……………………………………………………………………………. Rs. 350./person
or
Khasi Meal – Jadoh with Pork or Chicken (please specify), Fried Vegetables, Salad and Chutney.
……………………………………………………………………………… Rs. 350./person
or
Simple Veg Meal – Rice, Dal, Vegetables and Salad
………………………………………………………………………………. Rs. 250./person

STAYS WILL BE FROM OCTOBER 6 ONWARD

MaplePine Feast
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS
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2Kg Whole Chicken Roasted with Bread Stuffing inside – served whole with Gravy. …………………………………. Rs. 1200.
Then you can order number of meals you wish with it
Includes: Rice or Mashed Potatoes or Fries, Sauteed Vegetables and Salad ………………………………………………………………….. Each Rs. 150./person
1Kg Half The Chicken – (you get 1 Breast and 1 thigh and leg, with stuffing with gravy.
…………………………………………………………… Rs. 750.
Then you can order number of meals you wish with it
Includes: Rice or Mashed Potatoes or Fries, Sauteed Vegetables and Salad ……………………………………………………………………………… Each Rs. 150./person
MAPLEPINE FARM FEAST

Simple Veg Meal – Rice, Dal, Vegetables and Salad
…………………………………………………………………………… Rs. 250./person

Is this the only way In

Morning at MaplePine Bed and Breakfast

We often have visitors arrive, either to come and stay, or just drop by out of curiosity. One of the first questions, after driving on a short 300 metre rough road and seeing a stream to cross, “is this the only way in??” – no of course not “you can always come by helicopter”.

You look around, see a quiet piece of property, don’t see a bridge nor a paved road and you still wonder if there is another way in. Sometimes just accepting is the most freeing privileged of travel, rivaled by no other experience.

If each place you arrive or go to is prepositioned by a wonderment or disturbance of some other offering; the actual experience of that moment has already been lost forever.

The moment the time the place, can only be experienced fully by letting go. We have seen and heard it all: mostly redundant comments that we already know, the words just blow over and we wonder, ‘why are you traveling.??’

Ah, yes we could make it easy to enter or to find. One older gentleman once looked at me and said; “You have an amazing place here, quiet, tranquil and beautiful, but you need to put a Neon sign on the road side’ I leave it at that, my friends. Don’t get lost by the ‘Neon’ sign, for it will not lead you to our place.