Yad Hashmona Country Hotel
The Yad Hashmona Country Hotel is located on the peaceful heights of the Judean Hills, only 17 kilometers from Jerusalem and less than a half hour drive from the Ben Gurion Airport. Our guests are surrounded by views of the hills and of the Mediterranean coastal plain. Biblical sites such as Emmaus and Kiryat Yearim (site of the Ark of the Covenant) are in the neighborhood.
The Yad Hashmona Restaurant is famous for its delicious and authentic Israeli cuisine and Friday Brunchs served in a beautiful log cabin style dining hall with glass closed terrace. The Restaurant also offers a unique Israeli Experience- the Biblical Meal. The Biblical Meal is an exciting culinary trip to the past. With an authentic and delicious meal accompanied by a running commentary by an experienced guide, groups will enjoy an extraordinary lunch or dinner.
The log cabin rooms and stone cottage rooms offer a cozy and calm respite from a busy day of touring. The wooden guestrooms were built by the original Finnish settlers of Yad Hashmona from wood imported from Finland and provide a special experience not to be found anywhere else in Israel.
A fascinating Biblical Garden was constructed on the site, and includes an ancient synagogue, watchtower, Bedouin tent, threshing floor, burial cave, spring, wine and oil press, as well as plants and trees mentioned in the Bible. Guided tours of the Biblical Garden are available by reservation in advance and guests may wander at their leisure.
Christian groups have the possibility to participate with local believers from the village. They may take part in an open worship evening (Friday nights) or meetings. Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend so seating can be arranged. Small groups can visit (only by reservation) our Shabat Service on Saturday mornings.