The SpaceThe suite, situated on the lower level of our home, with separate entrance from the exterior, has just been completed and is ready to greet guests to the Galilee.
The unit, about 50 sq. m. (538 sq. ft) in size, has 1 bedroom with double bed, cupboard and drawer space, as well as a kitchen/living area with a sofa that opens to a double bed, tv and more…
The kitchen includes fridge, stove, oven, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, coffee, tea and sugar.
Two sets of patio doors open to a large southern balcony facing the the mountains of the Lower Galilee, and the Sea of Galilee is in the distance. The patio doors allow for the flow of natural lighting into the living space and a view of the small front yard. We are slowly adding more amenities to the guest unit and welcome suggestions. Guest AccessThere is a staircase down to the Guest Suite, a large balcony and a small front yard Interaction with GuestsWe are available for any service you need throughout your stay.
Feel free to ask what tea/herbs are in season available from the small garden. The NeighborhoodLittle by little the houses and surroundings are coming alive with flowers, and the sound of birds, cats, dogs and children… as well as the local cows, from time to time - that pasture nearby.
The kibbutz is a combination of rustic and contemporary that mixes the warmth and years of the founding kibbutz members together with the modernistic style of the newcomers or younger members and the spirit is one of re-birth.
The suite is located in the kibbutz extension which is nearing the end of its developmental stage. Getting AroundOur home is located in Kibbutz Parod, tucked between the Upper and Lower Galilee.
At the entrance to the kibbutz is "Saba Haviv" (translates as "Grandfather Haviv"), an olive press where local olive oil is produced, sesame seed is crushed into tahini and other supplies, such as natural soaps and halvah, are sold.
On the opposite side of the road is "Farod Mini-Golf" , a great family activity for all. Sit in the shaded area with wooden benches and tables where you can enjoy tasty ice cream while the kids dash around. The area has an outdoor bowling section, paint-ball, and from time to time provides inflated jumpers and bounce slides for the kids. There is also a little section for the very young, as well as a small indoor room with puzzles and games.
In the evenings, one can stop in at "Mel's Pub", a small local pub with a surprising variety of over 400 whiskeys.
The kibbutz is located 12 km (about 7 miles), east from the city of Karmiel, which has a population of about 50,000.
Sefad(Tzfat), the center for 'Kabbala' (Jewish mysticism), lies in the Upper Galilee, at a distance of about 20 km. (12 miles), north of Parod
Tiberias, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, is situated southeast, at a distance of about 25 km (15 miles) from Parod… And the cradle of Christianity - the sites on the north portion of the lake - are situated between the two.
In the vicinity of Kibbutz Parod are several Arab & Druze villages, with middle- eastern restaurants, colorful markets on specific days of the week brimming with fresh fruit and vegetables, and some historic buildings that are of consequence to the local towns.
On the way between Karmiel and Kibbutz Parod, is the Arab-Druze village of Rameh, Dir El Assad and Kibbutz Moran, that has its own guesthouse, a small bakery and dairy restaurant (not open in the evenings), as well as a brewery.
Above Kibbutz Parod, immediately to the northeast is Moshav Amirim, a vegetarian/vegan moshav that has a number of restaurants, eateries and artist studios.
Slightly farther north is Moshav Shefer, where a winding road leads to a mountain peak where "Hemdat Yamim", a remote music center provides musical events and appearances by Israeli artists throughout the year in a friendly and lively atmosphere, that serves coffee, small meals, deserts and alcoholic beverages.
From the Galilee Guest Suite, facing south, over the water reservoir and the mountains, slightly to the right is Kfar Hanania and then Moshav Hazon. Further on, just out of view is the village of Mughar.
To the left and south lies Ein Camonim, a boutique goat dairy farm where homemade cheeses can be purchased or enjoyed in the restaurant.
It's best to have your own vehicle, however there are bus transportation lines that pass through. Other Things to NoteParod, as the name translates is on the "Dividing Line" of the Upper and Lower Galilee and is ideal for those who want to venture into the myriad of sites and activities in the Galilee, as well as the Golan.
The owners can recommend ideas for hiking routes, scenic sites, and activities.
Private tours can be booked with Udi, an Israeli licensed tour guide with years of experience and a deep knowledge of historical sites.
Addional tour activities, such as jeep tours, culinary tours, and extreme adventure tours can also be arranged and booked .________________________________________