Payments can be made by credit/debit card, bank transfer, cash or cheque (If collected 1 week before arrival) in USD or in LBP at the current bank rate, which is currently at LBP 6,500.
No, Al Haush Agritourism is exclusively opened for guests sleeping at the farm and their invitees. The infrastructure is exclusively developed around the comfort of in-house guests and their invitees only and we cannot overcrowd the place.
Yes, we only have a limited number of spots available per day and clients can only book them the same day no later than 9 am, they are available on first come first served basis.
Please note these spaces are only available if the in-house guests decided not to bring invitees. The day pass price is for $40 per person (From the age of 10 onwards) and $25 (Between the age of 3 and 10). Day pass price includes a self-service station serving all day coffee, tea, syrups and few snacks, lunch menu, access to the pool, pool towels and access to all other facilities.
Yes, but guests’ needs to be announced at least 1 day before arrival and we only have a limited number of spaces for them, please remember Al Haush is a place synonymous with calm and tranquility therefore we do not want to overcrowd the facility. Please note, if in-house guests are going to bring invitees a flat entrance fee of $10 will be charged per person from the age of 3 onwards and a charge of $40 (From the age of 10 onwards) and $25 (Between the age of 3 and 10) if the pool is going to be used. If the pool is going to be used the flat entrance fee will be waived.
This is mainly to cover the cost of the all-day station in the lobby which is complimentary to in-house guests. This self service station serves coffee, tea, syrups and few snacks all day long with no limitations.
For sure, all prices and what does the room price includes are on display under “ROOMS” section (https://www.alhaush.com/pages/accomodation). Prices includes tax, breakfast, a self service station open all day serving coffee, tea, syrups and few snacks, some of the activities and access to all facilities including the pools.
A room can take a maximum of 5 persons (Including infants and babies).
Any person sleeping in a room including babies, infants, toddlers, kids or adults.
All our rooms are charged the same and depends on how many persons sleeps in the room. All prices are on display under “ROOMS” section (https://www.alhaush.com/pages/accomodation)
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, heaters, and smoke detectors. Each room has its own private bathroom and one big space where the beds and/or toddlers cribs are arranged in. Room space is only one space in other words there is no partitions in the room. If you have concerns regarding privacy (Sharing the same space and the same bathroom) better to take 2 rooms. All rooms come with a private seating area (A table and 2 chairs) in front of it.
No but we can give you adjacent rooms prioritizing families.
We do not charge for babies and infants up to 2 years inclusive. We charge from the age of 3 onwards $55.5 inclusive of tax and breakfast
Our basic room rate is for single or double occupancy and each additional person from the third person onwards (Aged 3 and above) will be charged $55.5 even if he or she does not use an extra bed.
You can come at the time you wish and leave at the time you wish but the room is not guaranteed available before 15:00 and the second day we would need the room at 12 noon. Please note we have changing rooms and showers at the disposal of guests checking in and checking out permitting them to enjoy the day at Al Haush even when they do not have their room.
All activities are listed under “ACTIVITIES” section (https://www.alhaush.com/pages/activities). Activities with no prices are included with the room prices, activities with prices will be charged to your room in case you decided to take part in them.
We offer a farm and garden experience; children love the animals and space outside.
No need to book most of the activities in advance with the exception of Yoga (It has to be booked 4 days before arrival) and Painting (1 day before arrival). All other activities are at your own convenient time or on a specific schedule that you can join with no booking.
No TV is not available neither in the rooms nor in any public space.
Yes in most locations
We value the tranquility and privacy of our guests, therefore music and any other device sounds (Such as short movies or social media) is only allowed through earphones of your personal devices in all public spaces. Music is allowed only if the guesthouse is privatized totally.
Smoking inside of all rooms and indoor spaces is not allowed, a fine of $75 will be charged if this is not respected. Shishas are strictly prohibited.
Food from outside is strictly prohibited, Al Haush has a farm to table restaurant with fresh ingredients sourced primarily from its own fields, gardens and orchards. Timing of the restaurant is almost nonstop from 8 am to 10:30 pm. In addition, our complimentary self service station serves, coffee, tea, syrups, water and snacks and is open 24h and located in the lobby area.
Outside food is only allowed in case of specific dietary requirements. Snacks such as chocolate, biscuits, chips and fruits are acceptable to bring.
Al Haush serves an extensive drinks menu and have a full bar but if you wish to bring your own drinks, please feel free to do so. Please note we will be charging a corkage fee of $9 per bottle and $5 per ice bucket and $2 for any juice, water or soft drink bottles / cans.
Al Haush offers a farm and garden experience engaging all the senses. The extent and nature of the garden, with uneven paths of gravel, pips, and sticks, make it very challenging for wheelchairs. However, we do help with uneven paths of gravel, pips and sticks, make it very challenging for wheelchairs. However, we do help with access to our terraces and restaurant all on the first floor and with extensive views of the estate and the mountains and would love to assist. All rooms, reception area, gardens, farm shop and agroworkshop are one the ground floor and are easy access with no help or minor assistance from any staff member.
The farm dates back to 1942. The oldest building was erected in 1945 when the Saab grandfather, Salim bought his land in the Centre of Bekaa and planted the seeds of his memories in thousands of acres of virgin green land. The farm became the summer residence of many Saab generations, collecting moments of a family raised with a deep love for nature, and inspired by the touch of each of its members. The family embarked on a painstaking restoration and rejuvenation of all the buildings, gardens and surrounding acreage. Al Haush opened its doors to the public in May 2017.
We grow olives for our production of extra virgin olive oil, damascene roses for rose water, lavender for our lavender derivate products, potato and wheat. We also grow our own grapes, stone fruits such as plums, apricot, nectarine and peaches, as well as our own winter and summer vegetables for our farm shop and farm to table restaurant.
We have our own beehives and harvest a raw honey based on lavender, firethorn, sage and thistles. We have as well our own free range chicken mainly for eggs and occasionally for poultry as well as sheep (Meat and dairy products) and fallow dears for meat.
The “Haushs” (Plural of Haush) in the collective imagination of the Lebanese in general and people from the Bekaa in particular, are part of their identity with more than 18 Haushs spread from Hermel in the North Bekaa and down to Rashaya in the West Bekaa.
Al Haush historically is a small village made of mud inhabited by people who work in agricultural lands during spring and summer. The Haush consists of detached mud houses with a yard in-between and the following features:
Our Haush, Al Haush Agritourism is located in a small village in the caza of Zahle by the name of Houch El Ghanam.
Al Haush logo, which consists of a ram’s head (representing part of the village name, Houch el Ghanam, where Al Haush Agritourism is located), combines the very essence of Al Haush – keeping things simple and as true to the earth as possible.