Succah in the Desert
At a Glance
- homemade vegetarian breakfasts and dinners included in the price
- great for stargazing
- can be cold during the desert nights
- difficult to reach without a car
- must arrive before nightfall
- bathrooms are shared, which is not for everyone
Succah in the Desert Review
In the middle of nowhere (but accessible by unpaved road) is this out-of-the-ordinary encampment of huts (like the portable dwellings used by the Children of Israel when they wandered into this desert). On a rocky hillside are eight isolated dwellings, 150 meters apart, each made of stone and wood, with a palm-frond roof. For the rugged traveler seeking the starkness and purity of the desert, it's an appealing example of ecotourism. Each succah has a carpet on its earthen floor and a mattress with cozy blankets; household essentials include a tea corner, a clay water jar, and copper bowls for ablutions. The units are solar-powered, and there's an ecological-toilet cabin. Guests eat in the communal succah. You can ask a staff member to pick you up from outside the Ramon Inn. Plan to arrive before dark.
- Address: On road to Alpaca Farm, 7 km (4½ miles) west of Mitzpe Ramon, Mitzpe Ramon, 80600 | Map It
- Phone: 08/658–6280
- Website: www.succah.co.il/en
- Location: Mitzpe Ramon and Makhtesh Ramon
- 8 units sleep 2, 1 unit sleeps 10, all with shared bath
- Rate includes breakfast, some meals.
- Credit cards accepted.
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