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Succah in the Desert

At a Glance

    Pros

  • homemade vegetarian breakfasts and dinners included in the price
  • great for stargazing

    Cons

  • 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.

    Hotel Details

  • 8 units sleep 2, 1 unit sleeps 10, all with shared bath
  • Rate includes breakfast, some meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-20-2013

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