Eco Kolbe

Eco Kolbe

Eco Kolbe is a cottage made of mud and wood in the yard of Gileboom, which has been built in the architectural style of 50 years ago.

One European style toilet with bathroom (all private) is provided in eco Kolbe.

The cottage is equipped with a traditional fireplace and an electric heater (for very cold winter days) and a fan for summers.

Eco-Kolbe has capacity for 4 guests, including 3 traditional style beds and extra coverlet and mattress for the 4th guest.

Steps of renovating eco Kolbe is as follows:

Steps of renovating eco Kolbe

Steps of renovating eco Kolbe

Gileboom is an ecolodge in Gilan province which is located by the Caspian Sea (also called Khazar) and only 20 minutes away from the Hyrcanian jungle.


Rasht, the capital city of Guilan province, joined UNESCO creative cities of gastronomy network.

Not only foods of village where is surrounding Gileboom inherit their taste and smell from Rasht cuisines, but also this region has its own gastronomy (is the study of the relationship between food and culture, art of preparing and serving rich or delicate and appetizing food, a style of cooking of particular region, and the science of good eating [Wikipedia]).

Ghasem Abad’s songs and music

Ghasem Abad’s songs and music are famous in Iran.

Ghasem Abadi dance is inspired by farming tasks performed during rice plantation, harvest, and tea harvesting. This dance is often performed in weddings and festivals.

This ceremony is held in local people’s house of Ghasem Abad village, Gileboom should obtain permission to take part in the ceremony.

Sour Orange Blossom Picking


English Name: Sour Orange

Scientific Name: Citrus Aurantium

Goal: Preparing the blossom of Sour Orange

Best time: The second half of May

The Program:

We spread some rectangular cloths under the Orange and Sour orange trees. Then, we shake the branches in full bloom slowly to fall the Sour orange and Orange blossoms. The best way is to cull blossoms.

We dry the orange blossoms so that it is easier to keep it, and then we can use it as herbal tea.

We also use the fresh blossoms to make jams in Gileboom.

The guests collaborate in backing with jams and take their product as a souvenir. 

Raw Materials and Tools: Basket, Colander, A large tray, Gloves, Cloths