A Night in a Farm…
Authentic country lodging in Israel is really something I would recommend. Clean comfortable rooms set in a more rustic setting. The owners are your hosts and I am sure you will find the experience quite memorable.
We have put together a short list according to location of our top recommendations.
A Night in a Farm – Coastal Region at the Southern tip of the Carmel
For an amazing experience in agrotourism visit Zimmer Meshek 81 (meaning Cabin at Farm 81 in Hebrew) near Zichron Yaacov. The beautiful settlement Moshav Amikam situated just a few kilometers east of Binyamina and Zichron Yaakov is surrounded by hills, beautiful orchards, and even vineyards in an area known to locals as the ‘Tuscany of Israel’. Only a 20 minute drive to the beach, 40 minutes from Haifa and 50 minutes from Tel Aviv, this amazing location is perfect as a northern base for your family vacation.
Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel offers a great location, just a 5-minute drive from the Dead Sea. Free entrance is available to Ein Gedi’s private beach and the nearby spa’s mineral pools. The hotel features beautiful views of the surrounding streams, hills, desert, and lake. The outdoor swimming pool is free and open from April to November. There is an excellent restaurant on site.
The Shefayim has a convenient and tranquil location, 15 minute’s drive from Tel Aviv, even closer to Netanya, and only 5 minutes from Herziliya’s business districts. The hotel’s facilities include free wireless internet, children’s playground and a synagogue. The kitchen serves kosher fare, and there is a bar on site.
Eilat and the Negev
Featuring an indoor and outdoor pool, Eilot Kibbutz Country Lodging is 6 km north of Eilat and its beach. It offers spacious rooms, and a garden with free BBQ facilities. Modern, air-conditioned rooms at the Eilot Kibbutz come with a balcony, seating area, and refrigerator. Some also include a microwave. Park Timna, famous for its King Solomon Pillars, is 30 km away.
Boker Valley Vineyards Farm is set in the wine area in the Negev Desert, South Israel. Surrounded by its own vineyards and organic olive trees and vegetable garden, it offers unique accommodation and a large communal hot tub.This property is part of Negev Farms and produces its own wine and includes the largest wine shop in the area with 47 different sorts of wine to offer. Guests can enjoy tastings of wine for free.