We offer rustic accommodation in an “Adobe Home (Khoone Geli)”, typical of the architecture of the Caspian area.
KhooneGeli is located in an orange farm and makes use of natural materials having a low impact on nature. Currently, the house has capacity to accommodate up to 10 people at a time.
“It is such a beautiful, peaceful place here, I really got the chance to get back to myself and enjoy everything with all my heart.”
“We loved the beautiful fitted out clay house with all its charm, the location was amazing …”
Neda Kennedy Melbourne, Australia
“We stayed in Khoone Geli for several very special days in autumn 2008, flying from Tehran to Rasht (a half-hour flight) followed by an hour’s drive. Located outside a small village, the house is a beautifully elegant wood and rice-adobe; two-storey structure built reflecting traditional local design and set in an old tea garden, with newly planted citrus and pomegranate trees around it. Inside, the floors are covered with intricately patterned local carpets and the mud walls have darkened to a rich deep brown. A wood-burning stove keeps the house cosy in the cold evenings. We arrived in the dark and as we breakfasted the next morning on the verandah, we watched the clouds slowly part to reveal breath-taking snowy peaks across the lush green valley. We spent the next few days wandering in the tea gardens and going for walks in the mountains and forests nearby, really entranced by the unspoilt beauty of the place. Farzin Malaki and his wife, Alejandra were wonderful hosts – and fantastic cooks. Breakfast was bread with the local cheese and yoghurt (so local we even met the cows responsible), honey, dates and walnuts served with the distinctive fresh local tea. For lunch we ate locally grown rice with regional vegetarian specialities including a dish of smoked aubergines, tomatoes and garlic as I have never tasted. Perhaps most delicious of all was the prehistoric fish found only in the Caspian sea, fresh that day from the local fish market (itself definitely worth a visit), and cooked with bitter oranges and sesame oil. I would highly recommend Khoone Geli to anyone looking for a base for an activity holiday exploring the local mountains and forests, or to people who just want to chill out and savour the special magic of a place so few tourists have visited”
Emma Lilly, Observer Review