Zimmer In Israel – A Family Friendly Vacation

A family vacation is supposed to suit all the members of your family. That makes it imperative that your children feel welcome everywhere you take them. A key phrase to keep in mind when planning a family trip is “family-friendly.” You’ll want to stay in family-friendly accommodations, engage in family-friendly activities, and eat in family-friendly eateries.
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A good solution is a family-friendly Zimmer (Tzimmer) that doesn’t compromise quality or attractiveness while providing the amenities pleasing for everyone. When researching places to stay in Israel, discover Zimmers that make it their business to host families. Here are just a few Zimmers in Israel that will help make sure your family is comfortable and happy during your stay.

Family Zimmer – Family Cabin

Just a 20-minute drive from Israel’s famed Dead Sea is a special zimmer perfect for families in the village of Neot HaKikar. Here are three large, comfy wooden family cabins overlooking a striking desert vista. Family cabins have a private bedroom for parents, along with an additional sleeping area outfitted with three beds for the children. Kids will love this intriguing loft-like split-level space. Each cabin comes with ample living room, kitchenette, Jacuzzi, air-conditioning, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi.

Dine Al Fresco

Barbecue your own food for an Al Fresco meal or just hang out on the private veranda and take in the view. The owner provides bicycles (free), so the entire family can explore the desert landscape and stunning mountain range. Go hiking along one of the many area hiking trails or arrange for a desert jeep safari. Pick fruits and vegetables (free) for your supper in the orchard (in season).  Guests can pay to use the village outdoor swimming pool during the warmer months. Also in the village are a minimarket and an art gallery. Family-friendly local attractions nearby include the Large and Small Craters (Machteshim) – natural geological formations, awe-inspiring in their size and color.

Zimmers in Israel Provide Easy Access To Nature

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Another choice accommodation for families vacationing in the Dead Sea area is situated right next to the Dead Sea Salt Pools. You pay a reasonable fee to lodge at one of the three air-conditioned wooden chalets, but the magnificent Negev Desert views are free. Each chalet is equipped with kitchenette, cable TV (LCD screen), free Wi-Fi, and hydromassage hot tub. Sit on the spacious veranda and watch the sun set over the desert. Israeli-style breakfasts are served daily and include fresh bread, eggs, and salad. Barbecue facilities are available on the premises.

Local Wildlife

Less than an hour away, local attractions such as the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and the 400-meter high Masada fortress well-preserved ruins, await family exploration. The Dead Sea’s more than 40 miles (65 km) of shoreline receive over 330 days of annual sunshine so you’ll (almost) never need a rain check to take a dip. Hike through the local canyons and bring along some binoculars so you can spot examples of local wildlife. Somewhat higher above sea level is a zimmer near Lake Kineret (the Sea of Galilee). The guest house, set among beautiful gardens and lush fruit trees, consists of five air-conditioned lodges that come with free Wi-Fi. There’s a restaurant, a garden, and a sun terrace. The outdoor swimming pool is accessible all year long and guests can arrange to have a massage or soak in a hydromassage hot tub. Barbecue facilities are available to guests for fun outdoor dining while breakfasts and dinners are prepared by the in-house chef within view of the diners. Meals are served in a cheery communal dining room overlooking the garden.

Zimmers In Israel’s Four Holy Cities

Nearby attractions include the Sea of Galilee and the ancient city of Tiberias—only a ten-minute drive away. According to tradition, Tiberias is one of Israel’s four holy cities which include Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed. Visit the Tiberias Hot Springs or some of the famous area tombs. Rent a bike and explore the town. Or check out the endless and unforgettable variety of water sports taking place along the Alon Promenade.

Did You Know?

The Masada ruins, one of eight Israel UNESCO World Heritage Sites, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
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