Kibbutz Moran Country Lodging is a perfect place for independent travellers or groups touring the Galilee.
The accommodation is in one-story cabins - or zimmers -surrounded by grass and trees, each with a separate entrance and a patio where you can sit outside. Read on to see why this is one of our family's favourites ...
There are 28 rooms - some are double rooms and others are slightly larger family rooms with extra beds for children - all with air-conditioning, cable TV and a bathroom with a shower.
My daughter and her husband stayed there in the winter and were really impressed by the friendly welcome they received. The rooms were clean and aesthetic and had everything they needed including fridge, microwave and utensils for making tea and coffee.
The rates were very reasonable and included breakfast, and they felt it was good value for money. If you travel mid-week you can take advantage of the cheaper rates.
Like everywhere else, in the summer you have to pay high season prices and there is no cheap mid-week rate, but you get free entrance to the beautiful kibbutz swimming pool.
Here you have the best of both worlds - the peace and quiet of the rural surroundings of the kibbutz, but with easy access from the main Akko-Karmiel road (route 85).
There are a variety of pleasant hikes and walks in the unspoilt countryside around the Kibbutz - Farod Stream, Zalmon Stream and Amud stream, to name a few. You can get information and help with organising tours in the area from the staff.
Kibbutz Moran is a small rural settlement which was founded in 1977. It's named after the Viburnum plant (Moran, in Hebrew) which grows wild in the area. They have recently added a private housing estate on part of the land.
There's a mini-market near the zimmers where you can buy groceries and provisions, a bakery where you can buy fresh bread and at the weekends, there's a pub which serves speciality beers in the evening.
The outdoor swimming pool is open from the end of May until September.
They also cater for weddings, events and celebrations (with kosher food).