Beit Trad: Achingly Beautiful Lebanese Guest House

Olive green ivy drapes over stone exterior and a tiny pool graces a lavish outdoor terrace at a lovely guesthouse tucked away in the lush mountains of Kfour, Lebanon. Beit Trad is a whimsical Lebanese stay elevated by all the luxurious amenities and home-cooked Lebanese food one could dream of. With rooms and cottages with names like, ‘Herbarium’, ‘Sanctuary’ and ‘Safe Haven’, guests are in for the idyllic countryside treat.

Once upon a time, this guesthouse was a family home; guests are instantly immersed by a warm nostalgia that fills the twisting corridors and plush rooms. The house was purchased by the Trads back in 1985 during the peak of violent conflict in Lebanon but the structure itself dates back hundreds of years. The family took it upon themselves to breathe life back into the place and transform it into a beautiful guesthouse, filling it with curious travelers, strung-out city dwellers and those looking for a warm summer hideaway.

Daydreaming is the goal here. Resplendent with lush greenery and framed by brilliant blooms, Beit Trad is a tranquil escape from the hectic urban jungle of nearby Beirut. This serene getaway is peppered with simple, hand-selected furnishings, artful touches and laidback extravagance in every corner. No detail is too small to be overlooked. Nestled deep in the ravishing pine forest of Kfour, Beit Trad soars 800 meters into the air, with its 18th-century stone architecture glimmering against a deep olive tapestry of trees.

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