Information for the independent traveler

Chalet Nimrod Castle Hostel and Restaurant is located near the Nimrod Fortress in the small and beautiful village of Nimrod. Our village lies on the Hermon cliff in northern Israel, 3,660 feet above sea level.
Nimrod is approximately a two and a half hour drive from Tel-Aviv, about an hour drive from the Sea of Galilee and only 15 minutes from the origins of the Jordan River.
We are located between 3 nature reserves and in close proximity to several historic sites: The Nimrod Fortress, Wadi Banias and Mount Hermon - where God gave Abraham the land of Israel in the Covenant between the Pieces (Genesis, verse 15).
East of Nimrod you'll find the Druze village of Majdal Shams. To the South is Odem- a village well known for its excellent boutique wineries and delicious wines made from the Golan grapes.
We are located in one of the most popular tourist areas of Israel. We have great weather year round and every season has its unique character- summer's weather is fair, with no humidity. In the winter you'll be enchanted by the arrival of snow and the misty weather. During spring time, take in the beautiful and fragrant cherry blossom, and in the fall enjoy the ripening apples and take part in the fruit-picking.
Here, in the highest part of Israel, you can experience the seasons passing and the magic they bring!

Our area and its surroundings

Nimrod is approximately a two and a half hour drive from Tel-Aviv, about an hour drive from the Sea of Galilee and only 15 minutes from the origins of the Jordan River.
We are located between 3 nature reserves and in close proximity to several historic sites: The Nimrod Fortress, Wadi Banias and Mount Hermon - the place where God gave Abraham the land of Israel in the Covenant between the Pieces (Genesis, verse 15).
East of Nimrod you'll find the Druze village of Majdal Shams. To the South is Odem- a village well known for its excellent boutique wineries and delicious wines made from the Golan grapes.

Our Cabins

Our wooden cabins, were built by the owner, and were inspired by the ecological thinking and way of living. We created a simple but cozy design from all natural materials. Our cabins merge in its natural surroundings and that’s what gives our guests a pleasant feeling and a unique experience.
In each cabin there is a small kitchen with the basic necessities, a hut tub and a fire place. Some of the cabins are suitable for couples and some can hold a larger number of guests.

Our camping site

The site is located on the cliff of Mount Kata that overlooks Birkat Ram (a natural crater lake) at the foot of Mount Hermon - The grandfather.
The site is located in the middle of an organic cherry orchard that is owned by the family. It's a unique and peaceful spot in the mountains; you can enjoy the fresh and cool air, the peace and tranquility and the wonderful views.
Like our cabins, the site was also built on the foundation of the ecological construction and in the spirit of the ecological approach and way of living.
We offer ecological lavatories, designated areas for cooking and prepared spots for camp fires, a shared refrigerator, hot showers and electricity outlets. Our guests can also enjoy the easy access to the “Golan Route” which is close proximity by the site.
The site is active during the summer, spring and fall.

The Travelers Lounge

In the entrance to the family house, in the Heart of the cabin site, you'll find the travelers lounge. Here you can find maps and travel guides of the area and many other areas in Israel. We have various tours and trips to offer our guest and our staff is more than happy to assist you in any way they can; from planning your trip to helping you make your own poyke (cast iron cooking pot).
Don't forget to bring marshmallows…

Getting here

Nimrod is located in an isolated spot, not close to public transportation; therefore the best way to travel in this area is by car.
You can take route 989 through Kiryat Shmona, or come the other way around through Katzrin - The capital of the Golan Heights.