Faraya is a village and municipality which rises 1,850 m above sea level and is located in the district of Kesrouane in Mount Lebanon governorate. Its name “Faraya” is Phoenician which stands for “the land of fruits and vegetables”. As for the distance you’ll have to cover to reach Faraya, it’s a 20 km if you’re coming from Jounieh and 42 km if you’re coming from the Beirut. If you decide to take the coastal highway to Faraya, you will be passing through Ashqout, Ajaltoun, Mairouba, Faytroun and Hrajel. In snow time, Faraya is known for its cold climate and snow accumulations that usually reach higher than 1.5 m. Temperature can drop below −6 °C in winter and can go beyond 30 °C in summer especially in August.
If you’re a fan of spending your weekends and vacations in the mountains, especially in snow time, you probably dream of having your own chalet in Lebanon. You have the option to rent or buy a chalet in Faraya, but this really depends on how frequently you will be spending time in the chalet. If you plan to visit the chalet in snow time only, or quarterly by max, then you would want to rent a chalet in Lebanon rather than buying one.
Every chalet in Faraya is different in term of amenities and offerings. But before you start looking for a chalet, ask yourself: Who’s going to be using it? Is it only you, your family, or a bunch of friends who would be joining? Being realistic about the answer would save you a lot of time in searching.
Be focused and clear when it comes to the chalet for rent in Faraya which you’re looking for, you don’t want to pay extra money for unnecessary space in the chalet. If you figure out that no more than 3 people would be using the chalet for example, you might want to consider renting a chalet that’s no more than 90sqm in area. Chalets of a 90sqm area or less can be rented for not more than a $1000 per month. On the other hand, if you’ll be going to your chalet with family and friends, you might want to upgrade to a chalet that’s more than 200sqm in area. Chalets for rent in Faraya that are more than 200sqm in area usually come with a private garden, balcony & a central A/C. You might also consider looking for a furnished chalet for rent in Faraya to save you the hassle of buying furniture for a property that you might not use frequently.
Since the early 20th century, ski has been a popular sport in Lebanon which is a home to 6 developed ski resorts. Faraya specifically hosts the largest ski resort in Lebanon. There are tens of ski resorts in Lebanon with Faraya, Faqra, Mzaar and Laqlouq hosting the most popular. If you are considering a chalet for rent in Faraya over a chalet for rent in Jbeil for example and still have no ski skills, it’s not too late! Get yourself a ski mentor and hit the slopes!