Yarok Az is inside the moshav (agricoltural village) of Ilanya not far from the Golani Crossing, SW Tiberia's lake, along the Jesus's trail. It is a family-owned goat farm which offers quite basic accomodation. The spirit is that of eco-lodging.
The site of the farm is here:
There are two large hemispheric tents (geodesic domes) where guests are accomodated, plus a small wood-hut with 5 more beds. In the domes guest are given their own materass and sleep on the wooden floor. Toilets/showers are shared and they are eco-friendly. Hot water is with no limit.
Hadar and Shahar (sorry if I mistake their names) offer you twice a day the possibility of a tour to "get acquainted" with their lovely goats, where they explain you how they make cheese and how also milk them (with practical sessions for those who whish to try).
The farm space has a parking, and a wonderful garden with a pond full of frogs. The feeling is that of being immersed in the nature. But the place can turn out to be quite awful during the summer, as neither the domes nor the hut are provided with air conditioning. It is instead perfect for fall / spring time, where the lovely whether and the green all around the landscape contribute to the fresh air.
You can ask either for sole accomodation, bringing your food and cooking it at the kitchen there, or for to also include breakfast and/or dinner. We took the complete package: "accomodation + dinner + breakfast" for 195 NIS per person. Breakfast was quite nice: Hadar prepared for us a small table in the middle of the garden, with all their homemade products, goat-cheese, and just-milked milk. If you neglect the bothering flies around the table, the setting was charming and really relaxing.
Dinner / Meals could be either provided by Hadar and Shahar if several people ask for it, or you could be sent to the best restaurant in the Moshav, which is really a gem. In that case perhaps rather than asking for a pre-set menu, ask for the reduction as a guest from Yarok Az farm, as this will give you more freedom on the choice of the entrees.
- Also Known As:
- Yarok Az Organic Goat Farm Israel/Galilee