Located in the heart of the Dana Valley Reserve, Feynan Eco Lodge is a charming retreat that really offers the chance to escape the trappings of modern day life and immerse yourself in Bedouin culture and beautiful mountain terrain.
The hotel is solar powered, and the 26 guestrooms are simple but comfortable, some with private terraces making the most of the views. At night the hotel transforms into a vision in candlelight and the rooftop terrace makes the perfect spot from which to enjoy the night skies, unpolluted by artificial light. Staff at the hotel are from local communities and the candles used at the hotel are all made on site by local women.
Why we like Feynan eco lodge
Unlike anything else on offer in Jordan this wonderful lodge makes a really lovely addition to a holiday. Soak up some of the rugged and beautiful Jordanian landscapes, meet with local Bedouin people and relax on the candlelit terrace under starry skies. An award-winning lodge it is also incredibly eco-friendly, hot on recycling and sustainability.
A stay at Feynan Eco Lodge is less about the facilities and more about the location and the experience. The charming dining area serves tasty vegetarian cuisine and no alcohol is served although guests are welcome to bring their own. The panoramic roof terrace is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the mountains before some stargazing using the hotel’s telescope.
There is plenty to do during a stay at Feynan Eco Lodge, both for those seeking culture and more active pastimes. There are lots of hiking and cycling trails for all levels of fitness and some take in copper mines, Roman ruins as well as the chance to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area. Alternatively, take a cookery class to learn some traditional Jordanian cuisine or spend a day with a local Bedouin family learning age-old traditions such as Kohl making and goat hair tent weaving. There is even the chance to spend a day with a shepherd, one of the best ways to learn about the Bedouin culture although little English is spoken.
Only accessible on foot or by 4WD, Feynan Eco Lodge is reached from the Dead Sea Highway along an eight-kilometre bumpy track. Located around 200 kilometres and about two and a half hours drive south of Amman and one and a half hours north of Petra.