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Eco-logic

We don't receive the world as an inheritance from our parents.
We receive the world as a loan from our children.
It's our duty to return it to them in the best possible condition.
- An old Indian proverb

Ohn-Bar Guesthouse is considerate and has long been aware of environmentally-friendly issues and environment preservation:

  • The website is stored on servers operated by DreamHost. This company is employee-owned and it purchases enough carbon-credits to account for their energy usage. Full details here.
  • Conservation of energy and a comfortable micro-climate within the guest unit: External walls and roofs of all the units are insulated with massive thermal insulation; almost all the glass of the windows is insulatory double-pane glass; most of the windows have a southern exposure in order to enjoy the winter sun; almost all apertures have external shutters, most of the guest units include massive building elements which favor the storage of winter sun, and cooling in the summer; The majority of windows and doors (plus an extra screen door) face the direction of the air currents of the summer breezes; For the benefit of those who are sensitive to air-conditioning (which had been installed in all our guest units), and for those favoring energy conservation -- fans are now in every room; The heating systems are based on efficient heat pumps and independent air conditioning for each room; The water heating system is based on short, insulated supply lines and a well-insulated independent storage system for each guest unit; Here you won't find jacuzzis permanently filled with warm water that has been chlorinated; Lighting in the guest units and in the yard include efficient, energy-saving PL light fixtures.
  • We are saving water: Instant hot water in kitchens & bathrooms, Low Flow Dual-Thread Faucet Aerator" (Haschamim); Recycling (filtered) water from Jacuzzis, showers, bathroom sinks and from the Laundry Room, for watering the fruit orchard; Reusing water from air conditioners for our gardens, and drip irrigation systems, all computerized. The patios in ground floor units have stone & wood paved areas to replace lawns, for maximum water conservation.
  • Most of the cleaning materials used for the guest units are environment-friendly (made by the Swiss SAFECARE Company). The units have been painted with environment-friendly water-based paint.
  • Everything grown in our yard is organically grown – with no chemical sprays. For instance in the guest cabins , pest control based on oil extracted from orange peels and material based on Chrysanthemums - we do not use chemical sprays for preventing insects.
  • We support recycling of: plastic bottles, newspapers, office scrap paper, cardboard cartons, glass jars and bottles, scrap metal cans, batteries and organic compost for fertilizer. We would appreciate our guests' sorting the various kinds of garbage, and we will see to its recycling treatment.
  • We love mountain air that is as clear as wine – heating of the guest units in winter, and water heating is electricity-based (no smoking chimneys...).

Many of the attractive sites in the area can be reached by public transport – we'll be happy to direct you. We can recommend many routes for relaxed and environmentally "clean" hiking.

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As featured in TimeOut Israel Travellers' Choice 2013 - Top 20 B&Bs and Inns in Israel
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News & Deals

Fall rates.

Special discounts until mid-December:

  • 35% discount from the single night rate: 3 nights minimum.
  • 30% discount from the single night rate: 2 nights minimum.
  • 20% discount from the single night rate: 1 night.

The Galilee streams are flowing, and all of Nature is painted in brilliant green!

Off-peak weekdays & weekends: discount for students, army civil servants, soldiers, and those who arrive with public transport. Excluding special discounts - no discounts during summer. chol hamo'ed & holidays. No double discounts.

Our loyal clients are getting a discount as returning guests. Excluding special discounts - no discounts during summer. chol hamo'ed & holidays. No double discounts.

New!!! We are committed to your health... Instead of the radiation hazards of wireless Internet, we've installed Internet lines infrastructure into each guest unit!

The Galilee streams are flowing and frothing, and all of Nature is painted in brilliant green! Come and see for yourselves!

An enchanting pathway directly from our territory through the natural forest to the nature reserve which surrounds Moshav Amirim has been opened.

New!! Fresh Italian coffee - Espresso machine + capsules in all units. Shachar/Shani/Choresh/HaEtz-Hasagol/haBeer-Haksuma/Kineret/HaBustan now boast electric ovens (43L). Biodegradable corn based trash bags!

NEW! Energy conserving fans installed in every room for those who prefer it over the AC (also present in every unit).

New!! Laundry Room with washing machine & dryer is now available (moderate fee). Used water integrates into our filtering system watering our fruit orchard.

Mid-visit clean-up for 4 night minimum stays, every other day 10:00-13:00.

No admission past 21:00, unless arranged in advance.

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