Making aliyah to Israel in July 2005 from Los Angeles, Yosef and Micki Gersht came directly to Safed. They brought their three...More information +
Making aliyah to Israel in July 2005 from Los Angeles, Yosef and Micki Gersht came directly to Safed. They brought their three sons, transplanted their lives and fulfilled a dream. Back in L.A., Yosef was a renovator and builder. Micki spent many years running a court reporting business as well as being a successful artist. They vacationed often and always sought out unique guest houses and charming boutique hotels.\\n\\nYosef secretly dreamed of opening his own boutique hotel, and when he came to Safed, he realized there was great opportunity. Within six months of arriving in Safed, they bought a house and renovated it. They bought another home and yet another.\\n\\nWithin four years, they had eight guesthouses. Yosef was busy with the building and design aspect, overseeing the restoration, tile work and the carpentry. He sought out quality craftsmen to restore the old stone, to create stained glass, and to do woodworking and intricate Safed-style grille work.\\n\\nMeanwhile, Micki scoured Israel to find top-quality bedding, cozy throws, paintings, and antiques. She stitched many of the curtains by hand and carefully restored old tables, chairs and shutters. Thanks to the Gershtâ€™s careful attention to detail and creative talents, each guesthouse is a masterpiece.\\n\\nSafed has had many positive influences on Yosef â€“ he has taken up painting and is creating beautiful works of art. Micki creates non-stop, be it composing poetry, making jewelry, hand bags, collages and, most recently, writing a novel.\\n
Left on Mar 14, 2011 for a stay in February 2011
My room was furnished beautifully with a very comfy bed and ample fresh fluffy towels.
It smelt delicious and the heater worked to warm it up quickly.
The manager, Sharon was very helpful- providing me with all the info I needed while I was in town for the week.
Any problems I had were quickly attended to.
It has a very cosy feel, with attention to detail like candles.
The only hard part was…