Located in the heart of Iran’s Central Desert, Garmeh village is the very definition of an oasis: wonderful palm gardens, camel herds and natural springs whose crystal clear waters breathe life into sun scorched body of the ancient land. All such rare desert sceneries in Garmeh coupled with the extraordinary attractions around it (Mesr village, Mesr desert, Bayazeh, Abgarm and etc.) have turned the village into a major tourist hub. Another reason that has been crucial in promoting the tourism of the region is undoubtedly Ateshooni Guesthouse in Garmeh village.
Set across a mesmerizing desert setting and embellished by the local handicraft this three centuries old guesthouse beams with the authentic desert ambiance. Although Ateshooni is a humble desert abode, it offers great options of lodging. You can choose between more than 10 different rooms all equipped with comfy traditional ground beds, fans, heaters and simple but nice traditional furnishings. All daily meals are included on the room rate, however you may prefer to choose the cheaper option that includes only the breakfast. All meals are prepared by the local cook on a daily basis and are very tasty. You may also stay in Ateshooni’s great dormitory where you have the chance to prepare your own meal. Another key factor that has earned Ateshooni a place among the finest budget lodges of Iran is its vivacious international vibe. Maziar Aledavood, the multi-talented owner of Ateshooni and the hospitable staff have night gatherings where they play live local music. All these great features are available for you provided that you know how to go to Garmeh village first. Here is the most straightforward way to reach Garmeh: take the bus in Isfahan or Yazd and get off at Khur, the closest city to Garmeh. Once in Khur, you can take a taxi that will take you to Garmeh village and its famous guesthouse, Ateshooni.