Jak-Jak is a black and white bird, if it flies to your yard, you will get a good news, or a guest.
When you can’t bare the summer heat in Kashan and Isfahan, Buin and Miandasht is the place to be. We are located in a vast plain between high Zagros Mountains, with pleasant temperature which rarely goes above 27 degrees. Javaheri House has one hundred years of continuous family history. You might even meet the youngest member of the family, daughter of the owner, in the yard playing Kamancheh -a traditional Iranian instrument.
Dive into traditional culture
Come join us and visit some of the distinct villages in Iran, where the inhabitants are from five different clans and each has their own culture and tradition. You can meet the descendants of Georgian migrants who came here around 500 years ago and still have some of the oldest traditions in the region. Also you can attend the ceremony in the rural church, in an Armenian village that has less than 100 inhabitants.
Calm and relaxing time
Just at the end of the alley where the house is located, you get to the vast fields of wheat and barley. Sit here and watch the peaceful Zagros Mountains and tiny cars passing by in the road far away from the town. Also you can go for a walk in parts or all of the 11 Kilometer river bank forest which is refreshing and suitable for bird watching. Local people will tell you how to pick wild thyme and oregano and will teach you about herbal medicines in the region.
How about exploring an underground city with headlamps on? Or riding bike in mountainous winding roads with breathtaking views? Would you dare to attend pastoralists’ migration of Bakhtiari nomads with minimum facilities? You can even bring your ski equipment in fall and winter, as we have two ski resorts that get more snow than other cities.
Buin and Miandasht is one city divided in two parts and a seasonal river in between. Most of the inhabitants of Buin and Miandasht are Georgian-Iranians and speak both languages of Georgian and Persian. 44 villages in the region are inhabited by different clans. Armenian, Georgian, Turkish, Lorish and Persians have peacefully lived and worked here for centuries. This makes the exceptional vibrant blend of languages and cultures in the region.
Meet the locals here
Javaheri Eco lodge is closely tied to the local community. Our hospitable staff are actually the neighbors. You will be served a welcome drink of special herbs of the region and can taste the delicious food made of all fresh products of the region. Instead of going to a souvenir shop, you can come to the houses of handicraft makers, dairy producers or beekeepers to enjoy some tea and chat with them.
Events at the House
Every year during Nowruz we have Nowruzgah celebration, local people from all groups attend to have performances and music. It is a unique opportunity to meet all these groups, try their snacks and food and learn to sing in different languages.
- Best time to visit: Spring, Summer and early Fall, and for Ski enthusiasts, late Fall till late Winter
- Distance from Tehran: 430 km (5 hours driving)
- Distance from Isfahan: 180 km (2 hours 15 minutes driving)
- Number of rooms: 5 Private
- Number of Bathrooms: 0 Ensuite , 2 Shared
- WiFi included
- Breakfast included, lunch and dinner available upon order
- Recommended time to visit: 2 days 2 nights