About us & our place
How was Kidmat Hagalil built?
Kidmat Hagalil was established in 2004 by Carmela Mark.
Carmela worked as a teacher and educator for 23 years in Kiryat Shmona and she has always love working with People (and Children specifically!)
When the time came to retire from teaching, Carmela consulted with the Mark family and they decided to open a small lodge together, starting with one wooden hut.
Carmela's son - Nave was in charge of the construction work, Carmela furnished the huts with wood crafts and art works that she hand made and Moti is always there to help receive the guests and assist with the breakfast preparations. Thus, Carmela was back working with people, she is always busy helping guests and running around the resort, she's more than happy to assist and advise regarding the best tours and activities around us.
At first, on hut was built. Over the years, 3 more huts were added and named mostly after Gemstones -
Bareket (Emerald), Topaz, Yahalom (diamond) and Coral.
We finally felt that our resort was not big enough for larger groups and friends looking to have a great vacation together, and we built the Villa and Apartment with Garden View.
I the spring of 2015 we added a large new pool and Hot tub to our resort, to ensure that our guests get the most out of their vacation in the Galilee!
The resort is consisted of 4 wooden huts, a villa and an apartment with garden view. Our resort is very spacious with a great blooming garden. Each hut has a private garden and it's very easy to find a nice shaded spot to have a picnic in privacy. The lawn has many picnic tables available for our guests. Our utility room has extra appliances, towels, dishes - if you need anything additional, we can help.
Beit Hillel is located in the center of the Hula valley and next to the Hatsbani river (or snir river), walking from the resort to the river should take up to 5 minutes, it's has a great trail with excellent picnic spots in the nature.
The valley offers a variety of hikes, bicycle trails and many attractions. Beit Hillel is also very close to the Golan heights and the Kinneret - sea of galilee. We will be happy to advice regarding the best activities for you.
Please feel free to check our blog for ideas.