There is no summer that passes by without a visit to the beautiful village of Ehden. This place easily wins my heart as one of the most beautiful destinations in the North of Lebanon, for more reasons than I can think of. A walk in the old souks, a sahlab in the midane, the “kibbeh zghertewiyyeh” tradition, the fresh climate, the beautiful horsh of Ehden, the warm hospitality… no wonder it tops Lebanon’s list of summer destinations.
Ehden offers a big choice of hotels and resorts for locals and tourists alike. Yet, those who know me know as well I’m always on the lookout for smaller-size accommodation types, particularly guesthouses that offer personalized, homey, and authentic experiences. Staying in these guesthouses not only adds great value to a local experience but also encourages small businesses and supports the economic development of rural areas, in other terms rural tourism.
Planning an escape to Ehden and looking for a cozy stay? There’s finally a guesthouse experience you can enjoy: Beit Mirna. Located minutes away from Ehden’s lively Midane and the Horsh of Ehden, Beit Mirna is a family-owned business that has been operating since the summer of 2019.
After renovating their family building, Stephanie and Mehsen welcome guests today in 10 different beautifully-refurbished rooms that carry the designer’s touch of Stephanie.
The warmth of Beit Mirna’s guesthouse does not strike through the old stones of a charming traditional architecture rather the elegant taste and warm hospitality of its owners who made our stay very comfortable and pleasant. I loved the small decorative details and the modern style of the rooms and bathrooms. Our own room was very spacious, sparkling clean, and comfortable!
The best part of this guesthouse is the garden where you can enjoy your breakfast, chill, or even enjoy a night around the fire pit with friends.
A part of the garden is also planted with organic vegetables and fruits, which you will get to indulge in during your stay.
Feel like exploring Ehden? Here are my to-do recommendations:
Hike in Horsh Ehden.
Chill at the Midane.
Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset at Mist Hotel & Spa.
Visit Saydet el Hosn and get the best panoramic view of Ehden.
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Where to eat:
Pinch (Italian/international cuisine).
Al Ferdaws (local Lebanese cuisine).
Aayrout Café – for a late night sahlab.
Local traditional products
If you want to take a taste of Ehden with you, I recommend buying the Darfiyyeh Cheese, a traditional white goat cheese aged in goat skin. Many shops sell it in Ehden, yet we were recommended the 3erbeniyyeh market. You can’t miss the Kebbeh Zghertewiyyeh either, which you can enjoy and take home.
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