Ateshooni guesthouse is a 300 years old house renovated in it’s ancient style.
17 years ago by Maziar Aledavood, the owner which is originally from Garmeh village and came back here after years living in Tehran and teaching pottery.
Ateshooni in the ancient dialect of the region means nocturnal gathering around fire.
The aim of Ateshooni is to let you live the life in an Iranian desert village for few days, everything is very basic and simple but we hope that the experience will be unique.
Felling like at home, it’s also a place to meet other travelers and relax in touch with nature.
Don’t expect a 5 stars hotel, but many stars in the desert sky!
how to get here?
Ateshooni is situated in Garmeh village, in the edge of the central desert of Iran.
To reach Garmeh there are different options:
– by bus from cities like Teheran (South terminal), Esfahan (Kaveh terminal) or Yazd (Homafaran square).
Notice that the buses stop at the nearest city , Khur, from there you can easily find a taxi to Garmeh.
It’s 35km and costs 250 000 Rials.
– by taxi, the distances are nearly far and the price is calculated by kilometers.
– by your own car, almost all of the roads are asphalted and in a good shape.
– by train or plane to Yazd, Eshafan or Tabas and from there with a taxi to Garmeh.
what to do?
During your stay in Garmeh and depending on your time you can go for a walk in the palm trees garden, put your feet in the spring with doctor fishes or climbed the nearest mountain or hill to have a view of it’s surroundings.
You can also visit other villages nearby like Ordib, Iraj and Dadkin with gardens and mountais, Bayazeh and its castle, Abgarm and its hotwater.
80km far from Garmeh on the way to Tabas is a salt lake. 80km from Garmeh to Jandaq you will find Mesr and Farahzad village and the sand dunes all around.
Tailored tours can be organized by demand.
one night camping
You will have breakfast at guesthouse, and then leave Garmeh around 10:30 to Farahzad (depending on the season).
Your guide will take you for trekking and 4 wheel drive, have lunch, dinner, one night camping under the sky full of stars with all equipments.
Next day after breakfast you will go back to Farahzad at 10:30 and then to Garmeh, Ateshooni guesthouse.
Price for :
1 person / $150
2 persons /each $100
3 persons /each $90
4 persons /each $90
You will have breakfast at guesthouse, and then leave Garmeh to Farahzad.
Drive in to the sand dunes, have lunch (depending on the season), have a walk in the dunes and watch the sunset.
Then drive back to Ateshooni guesthouse.
1 person / $80
2 persons /each $40
3 persons/ each $35
4 persons/ each $35
If you are interested in any of these tours please let us know in advance to organize it for you.
The meals are served in the central yard at fixed hours, with traditional home cooked food for most.
If you are vegetarian you have to inform us in advance.
If you are in the dorm and like to have a meal in the guesthouse or cafe, inform us before.
There is an open air cafe near, belonging to Maziar ‘s brother, you can rest there and taste a camel BBQ and differents infusions or buy some souvenirs in the shop.
For those who choose the dormitory, it’s equipped with a kitchen, there are two small shops in the village which open only in the afternoon.
you can buy some fruit and vegetables in a city before coming here because the nearest city, Khur, is 35km from here.
rooms and rates
The main house has 7 rooms, 3 doubles, 2 triples and 2 quadruples, with the capacity of 20 persons in total, there are other houses which belongs to the locals, renovated and are now part of Ateshooni.
One is the dormitory* and the other one is a house with 4 rooms 5 min from the main guesthouse.
Our sleeping is traditional with mattresses putting on the floor and will give you sheets and towels by demand.
The toilets, both occidental and Iranian and showers are shared.
No air-conditioning in the room, only fans.
The heating is by petrol, electric heaters and in some rooms with fire-places.
Our price is per person per day, full board with 3 meals. In the guesthouse or houses nearby: 25 $ per person, per day for the room with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For those who want a cheaper option they can have a room with breakfast and one meal per day with 20$.
For agencies: 35$ per person, per day for the private room with breakfast, lunch and dinner, planning the schedule,….
For groups of 20 persons , the guide will be accommodated free of charge.
For children under 6 it’s free and from 6 to 12 years old half price.
The payment will be done at the reception in Rials**, Dollars or Euros.
Don’t forget to bring warm clothes , in winter the weather is cold and dry in general and very windy in some seasons.
Have comfortable shoes for walking in the desert.
* Our dormitory is not available for the moment, it’s under renovation.
** The $ rate is frequently changing, please be informed about the update rate, if you want to pay in Rials.
Make your reservation
There are some dates like imam Hossein’s anniversary and Iranian new year holidays which are very crowded times for traveling.
Please contact us in advance by sending mail or calling. Because we have limited rooms, we will be fully booked very soon especially in Iranian weekends and holidays.
Re-confirm your booking few days before coming otherwise your booking will be cancelled.
Because of the heat in summer, we are open from beginning of September to the mid June.
Guesthouse phone number, for reservation every day from 8am to 3pm:
Guest house direct number: +98 3146348156