Internationally sought for its great ski slopes and majestic cedars, The Cedars or Al-Arz is located in the northern mountains of Lebanon, towering over the Valley of The Saints and many of the beautiful villages of the north.
With the ski season at its peak now, here is a list of lodges, guesthouses, and hotels where you can also get to experience the welcoming and friendly Lebanese northern culture.
Located 15 min away from the slopes and near ski gear and ATV rental shops, this self-catering family-run accommodation venue provides daily house-keeping, 24 hours concierge service, free WiFi, cable TV, central heating, and apartments of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms.
#2 La Cabane
Located at 2,100 m of altitude, this ski-in ski-out hotel carries well its name, nestled among the Cedar trees with a wooden interior and rustic ambiance. Guests can enjoy the multiple facilities, including a bar with a chimney, a restaurant offering Lebanese cuisine, 24-hour front desk service, cable/satellite TV, a meeting room, and more.
Mon Refuge’s amenities include a restaurant, a bar, 24-hour front desk service, rooms with wood walls, and chalets with a fireplace.
#4 Le Notre Hotel & Ski Resort
Offering free WIFI, room service, housekeeping, free breakfast, a game room, and a family-friendly environment, Le Notre is located a few minutes from the Ski slopes and has been praised for its high-end service, its great spot, and its cleanness by enthusiastic reviewers.
The Bauhaus offers free Wi-Fi access in its fully-equipped self-catering accommodations. It is located in the Bsharre village, a 10-minute drive to the Cedars’ ski slopes. The host has been praised by multiple reviews for his friendliness and customer service.
Located in a highly-praised spot in The Cedars area, Ö Cedres is rated “excellent” by reviewers. It offers free WiFi throughout the property and fully equipped apartments, some with a balcony or a terrace.
A simple budget-friendly and welcoming guesthouse, this Bed & Breakfast is located on the main Cedar’s road, a 10-minute drive to the Cedars slopes, hence suitable for those who would love to enjoy both skiing and visiting the Bsharre village.
Located on the main road at a high spot in Al Arz, the Cedars Palace offers nice accommodations with a balcony, fireplace, flat-screen satellite TV, equipped kitchen, free WIFI, concierge and room service, 24-hour front desk service, daily housekeeping, and more. There is a mini-market on site and ski equipment rental.
Also known as l’Auberge des Cedres, it is one of the few accommodations that are pets friendly. Among its amenities: Free WiFi, a lounge, a game room, 24-hour front desk service, room service, and children’s activities.
A deluxe chalet of 3 floors with several apartments, this charming fully-equipped self-catering place, located near the ski slopes and the Cedars of God, offers free WiFi and can be rented entirely or by apartment. Private events can be also organized on site.
A beautifully designed place to fit the mountain mood with elegance, La Maison des Cedres offers various types of suites, from one-bedroom suites to family suites and chalets, with free WiFi throughout the property, free toiletries, a flat-screen TV, 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping, and room service.
It offers private accommodations with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, in addition to 24-hour front desk service, a Lebanese cuisine restaurant, a bar with a fireplace, and more. This family-run hotel also arranges snowmobile trips upon request.
In addition to the fireplace, the house has a large wood stove in the living room, an electric heater in the bedroom, and electric heating bed blankets. It is situated in the village of Bsharre at a 16-minute drive to The Cedars Ski Slopes and accommodates up to 4 people.
#14 The Cedrus Hotel
The Cedrus boasts 40 stylish rooms and suites, making it a charming and elegant retreat surrounded by the majestic Cedars. Its gourmet restaurant Le Pichet is sought for being one of the finest in the region, serving Lebanese, French, and Oriental cuisine.
Among its amenities: 24-hour front desk service, a business center, a coffee shop, daily housekeeping, complimentary toiletries, concierge services, computer rental, and more.
The chalets are equipped with a fireplace, a flat-screen TV, Satellite channels, a full kitchen, and a living room with large windows to enjoy the breathtaking views. It also provides room service and free WiFi.