In the picturesque Artists’ Quarter of the ancient city of kabbalah, down a secluded cobblestone alley, is your Way Inn to the heart of Safed in beautiful suites blending boutique design with the inntimacy of family hospitality
A place to renew
To savor the tranquil, mystical, magical atmosphere of Safed at the private estate of Chef Rony Barel, who along with his wife Genine (Gita Zohara), converted their four ancient stone properties into an innchanting retreat.
Ancient stone buildings, tucked between sheltered courtyards, house ten stunning studio and family suites. The decor of the suites is inspired by the sephirot of the kabbalistic Tree of Life and adorned with the artistry of local craftsmen, vintage furniture and eclectic pieces. Guests enjoy luxury accommodation, Galilee mountain views, magnificent sunsets on rooftop patios, a Turkish hammam and spa and The Womb Room, a beautiful meeting space that can be rented for private events. Rent the entire compound and have your own private Safed estate.
The restaurant’s vibrant design reflects the vibrancy of Chef BarEl’s kitchen. Healthy Mediterranean cuisine featuring vegetarian and fish dishes is created with the freshest seasonal and local ingredients and spiced with inspiration from Chef Rony’s world travels. Gourmet lunches and dinners are available for groups by advance reservation. We have kosher certification from the Rabbinate of Safed.
Pamper yourself after a day of touring at our authentic hammam. Enjoy a Turkish bath in the steam sauna, a refreshing cleanse and full body scrub on a heated marble table, followed by a relaxing massage from a range of restorative treatments for individuals and couples.
Wanted to thank you again for the wonderful evening we shared with you and Ronen. It was truly a highlight of our trip with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. Your personal story touched so many of us.
Josh Rocklin, August 2007
Josh Rocklin, August 2007
“Enter a new world”
I could start by describing the Way Inn by mentioning the attention to detail that creates an entrance to another world; that every door is handcrafted and the tile work gorgeous... I could describe the fresh delicious salads and meals created by Rony and that would be true too. But none of it holds a candle to the warmth and welcome by your hosts, Gita and Rony Bar El. Gita knows every amazing person in Tsfat and loves to create connections. Let her know your interests and she will make your stay beyond your dreams! I stayed there with a group of 19 people and every one of us can't wait to go back!
“Great for Small Groups to Stay, Eat, and Study together with a great View !”
Food amazing, rooms very well appointed and great open spaces with great views. Lecture/ small performance space wonderful for small groups.
The Way Inn served spectacular food, fresh and delectable with spices, and the hostess and chef left me with memories for a life time. We started out on the roof for drinks and a beautiful sunset. Then we entered the area for dining designed for a queen. We heard a one woman play by Genine our hostess that made us laugh and feel at home. The Way Inn is a must experience to include on your itinerary. What a shame we didn't know of them or we would have stayed the two nights we spent in Tzfat.
We came for a weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday. Altogether we were 14 people, so we reserved 4 suites.
The place is gorgeous! Each room is different, all of them are large, lots of room, and they have paid a let of effort in all of the small details. The staff was very helpful, always asking and making sure that things are just fine.
The price includes breakfast, and they served us lots of salads, breads etc. a real treat!
Larry, Tel Aviv
I just want to thank you and your husband for such an incredible evening at your lovely home. The food was delicious and the ambience was breathtaking. The musicians made the evening even more special. I will most definitely recommend your hospitality to others. Thank you for all of your help.
You have both been incredible. We are so appreciative!
I was on the second Emunah cooking mission. I just celebrated my 50th birthday and
I have to tell you that to date- one of the best meals I ever had was a
picnic spread prepared by Rony in a garden overlooking an archeological
excavations. I do not remember the details of the place, but I still
remember what it felt like to eat outdoors on china, on a real tablecloth in
Israel, all prepared by our own personal chef. It was amazing! So on a
personal note, I feel privileged to have received your email. It is our
honor to include you both in the Emunah cookbook (due to be released July 2008).
Thanks so much again!
Michele RB Friedman
Dear Genine and Rony,
First I want to thank you for creating one of the most memorable,meaningful experiences of our recent Legislative Mission to Israel. Being able to share Shabbat dinner in your home was a wonderful treat
and gave the lawmakers a glimpse of Jewish life that could not be replicated in a hotel.
Lisa Yoram, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
Thank you again for an amazing Shabbos experience in Tzfat!
Rabbi Yitz Jacobs, Aish Los Angeles
Rabbi Yitz Jacobs
Wine and dine in Zfat.
The BarEl family has a lovely home, walking distance to the synagogues and the Rimon Inn. They host groups for lunch or supper. The food is superb - a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.
Genine BarEl will address your group - tell of her expeiences and how they arrived in Zfat (via US and India).
Very highly recommended.
Ruhama Alter, tour guide, Israel
Dear Genine and Rony,
Thank you for the most incredible Bar Mitzvah ever! We are still on a high from our wonderful weekend in Safed. When people ask me how the Bar Mitzvah was, I am truly at a loss for words, because it was -- in every way (spiritually, aesthetically, culinarily) -- beyond anything I could ever have imagined. Everyone (American and Israeli alike) left Safed totally amazed at how perfectly every detail of the weekend had been executed, but of course --- that is all attributable to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for building us through the planning of the weekend and for making Jonathan's Bar Mitzvah so absolutely beautiful from start to finish. We, and all of our guests, will remember it forever!
With love and tremendous thanks, Brenda Bryn, Miami, FL May 2008
Thank you again so much. We surely did enjoy staying in your lovely "zimmer." Even in such a short stay, we began to feel the magic of Tsfat and we were starting to feel right at home! We've never had such a spiritual and joyful Shabbat! Fondly, Jeff, Lyn & Gavi Springut, Rochester NY
Jeff, Lyn & Gavi Springut, Rochester NY
I had the privilege of being a guest in your fabulous home with the Temple Israel Memphis group. Meeting you and dining on your rooftop, overlooking such magnificent scenery is a memory that will live in my mind and soul forever. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Susan Adler Thorp, July 2007