The Garden of Yuda

Guest house in Morocco

A haven of tranquility for a moment of retreat and replenishment in a small traditonal Berber village.

A silent and beautful spot at the heart of a small Moroccan village of Berber tradition where I decided to settle down twenty years ago.

You are invited to stay in the house I constructed in loam, a place where you will gain the sense of a silent retreat, a complete rest, a deep replenishment of serenity and contentment.

Welcome to the Garden of Yuda.


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At the Garden of Yuda, you can learn the routines of daily life in rural Morocco: making bread, enjoying Berber gastronomy, practicing carpet weaving, discovering the art of loam construction in local architecture …

Go hiking in the surrounding landscapes wih innumeral mineral treasures.

Visit the nearby region with the famous ksar (fortified village) of Aït Ben Haddou, the kasbah of Telouet, the oasis of Fint …

But over and above all, take the time to live serenly into each day, to eat well, to admire the pure sky and its starry nights, the time to write, to paint, to read, to rest, to meditate.


The Garden of Yuda has three rooms and can accommodate from 1 to 6 people:

1 room with double bed and private bathroom.

1 room with 2 single beds and private bathroom.

1 room with double bed, private bathroom, office and an upstairs terrace overlooking the Atlas Mountains.

This room is located in a separate building and offers an ideal spot to work in or as a retreat.  

Each room at Garden of Yuda offers :

  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, washbasin, water heater, hair dryer.
  • Wifi access on request.
  • Access to a washing machine and iron.
  • Access to a lounge with fireplace and library.
  • Free parking.
  • Access to the garden with dining area, hammock and various resting places.

The village where the Garden of Yuda is located is 3 km from the national Marrakech to Ouarzazate road, the N9. The village itself is accessed along a track suitable to all vehicles.

If you do not have a car, a taxi can take you there.

1 person …………………. 40 Euros

One night including breakfast

2 persons …………………. 70 Euros

One night including breakfast

Meal …………………. 15 Euros

Per person (lunch and/or dinner)

Group or several days …………………. Contact me

Adapted rate


Please contact me for more information.

The place for hiking

Walking tours in the nearby surroundings with a local guide can be arranged: a few hours, or a full day with a picnic.

The surroundings

The surrounding area is full of famous natural and cultural sites that are worth a day’s walk.



Village of Zaouit Sidi Ahmed – Aït Zineb Rural Commune

Province of Ouarzazate – Morocco


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Yuda is an Amazigh word that can be translated as the idea of contentment.

Yuda is the word santoṣa in the Sanskrit language, the second of the Niyamas (moral discipline) as set out by Patañjali in the Yoga sūtra.