This establishment is a classic stop for any birding tour top Turkey and its owners are well-known. Located in the foothills of the Aladag and Demirkazik mounatins, a mecca for emblematic species like Caspaian Snowcock and Radde’s Accentor and many more montane specials. Rooms are simple but clean and comfortable.
In the communal area there is a naturalist’s library and a visitor’s book with infornation on birding in the area. There is a terrace with impressive views of the Aladag mountains, particularly in the evening when the setting sun paints the range a deep red.
There is a garden where you can camp.
The food is generous and good.
The owners give guided trails to see birds. The most famous of these is getting behind a small tractor at 3am and going up into the high mountains in search of Caspian Snowcock- quite an experience! The tractor service is not cheap, but is recommended in summer when the snowcocks have ascended very high and call at very first light. The only other options are to hire a 4 x 4, or walk up the previous day and camp the night in situ.