For a rewarding off-the-beaten track experience, spending a night in this charming licensed homestay is highly recommended. Located close to Yazd in the neighbouring village of Taft, the ecolodge is housed in a 100-year-old adobe building, painstakingly restored by the grandchildren of the original Zoroastrian owners. Staying here, therefore, is more than just a night's sleep, it's a cultural experience.
To reach Taft by public transport, take a bus (every 20 minutes) from Imam Ali Sq in Yazd (IR150,000) to Kokabiye St. The hosts guide guests from there.
The homestay has its own orchard in which guests can walk. It also rents bicycles (IR80,000 per hour) with a map for those with the time to explore – and there's much to commend the area, including a museum, old watermill and an ancient cypress tree in the neighbouring all-Zoroastrian town of Cham.