ENJOY A PLEASANT STAY At
ECOLOTKA'S WOODEN HOUSES
In Gilan traditional architecture
It was a couple of years ago when we decided to escape from crowd, stress and thousand of Tehran's small and big problems. Since two of us were originally from Gilan province the first idea was to live in Gilan nature...
If you are planning to travel to Gilan
and want to be a guest of Lotka Eco-lodge,
this guide will help you plan a better trip.
Enjoy the delicious and fresh Gilani cuisine in our traditional pergolas. If you are a vegetarian, you can make many choices here
Imagine how it would be with sitting in a wooden boat on the river? Experience a unique one-hour boat tour
Buy beautiful Gilanian handicrafts directly from them. We try to create a fair trade by cutting the middle men
A unit with 6 traditional bedrolls, two 12 m2 rooms and a large balcony (Talaar) on the second floor of the Shekili architecture building. This balcony has a great view of the four sides of the house. The unit has a private restroom and shower located outside of the building, two mosquito net and two fans for summer, also an oil heater and a Korsi (traditional Iranian heater) for wintertime.
It's a twin room and 20 m2 size with 2 extra traditional bedrolls and large balcony located on the first floor of wooden Shekili building. Facilities are a mosquito net and a fan for summer, a wood heater for winter breeze, and a private restroom and a shower, located outside of the building.
A double room with 2 extra traditional bedrolls and a balcony, is located in the Orjeni architecture building. It has a mosquito net and a fan for summer and a gas heater for wintertime. The room includes private restrooms and showers located outside of the building.
It's a twin room with 2 extra traditional bedrolls and balcony, located in the Orjeni architecture building. The room includes a mosquito net and a fan for summer and a gas heater for wintertime, and Private Iranian toilet and a shower located outside of the building.
The smallest room for 2 people, in the Orjeni building with private Iranian Toilet and private shower. A gas heater for wintertime and a fan and a mosquito net for summer. The room includes private restrooms and showers.
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Lotka Ecolodge is located in peaceful place, among the nature of the Hyrcanian Caspian Sea. Here, you will get acquainted with the culture of Gilak people. Here you can go on a rowboat trip from the private pier next the river at the back of the Ecolodge, buy local handicrafts provided by rural women as souvenirs, and order Gilani local cuisine (often with organic ingredients).
In Lotka Ecolodge, you will get acquainted with the culture and nature of Gilan. So, you can take part in the daily activities and ceremonies of the village at certain times, go to the mountains, forests, and lagoons around here and get acquainted with the nature of the Hyrcanian Caspian Sea.
Lotka Ecolodge is a rural residence. Currently, Shekili House (Issa-khan’s home) and Orjeni House are two two residences with local architecture in Lotka.
Our guests can go on a rowboat trip from our private pier next to the river, buy local handicrafts of our store, and order Gilani local cuisine.
By Air: The distance between Rasht Airport and Lotka Ecolodge is 19 km (30 min). This international airport located in 10 kilometers north of Rasht. There are a few daily flights from Tehran to Rasht. Most of these depart either early in the morning or late afternoon. Also, there is a direct flight to Dubai. When you arrive, you can take the airport taxi to Lotka or Arrange with us before boarding the plane to pick you up.
By Bus and Taxi:The closest bus terminal to Lotka is Anzali Bus Station, with a distance of 24 km (35 min) from Lotka. There is bus service from the west terminal (Terminal-E-Gharb) in Tehran to Anzali every day, hourly or every 30 min, and distance is 5 hours. Also, there is taxi service (shared or private) from Tehran to Rasht in the west terminal by yellow taxies (Samand), the taxi station located inside the terminal. When you arrive, you can take the bus station taxi to Lotka or Arrange with us before arriving to pick you up.
Our Lodge is located on the north of the city, in a very quiet and peaceful place, among the nature of the Hyrcanian Caspian Sea. Nearest beach from the Ecolodge is only 4 km (10 minutes by car and 30 minutes’ walk). The distance between Rasht Airport and Lotka Ecolodge is 19 km (30 min). This international airport located 10 kilometers north of Rasht.