In short, the views are unbeatable. Whether you're looking out from the public terrace by the lobby, or from the privacy of your room, you always get the feeling you've got the entire valley all to yourself. At night, you look up and see thousands of stars and hear only the chirping of crickets. And during the day, mountains stretch off into the distance for miles and miles.
Meals here aren't bad either: each morning and night, an in-house chef whips up traditional Arab fare like molokhia (a leaf-based soup), roasted chicken, hummus and fresh-baked pita. And the food is served buffet style, so after guests fill up their plates, they can choose to eat at the long communal dining table, or out on the terrace overlooking the valley.
You can probably guess which one we chose.
We took the above photos around sunset, right before dinner was served during our one-night stay. And though we're hardly ever late to a meal, we had to spend a few extra minutes just soaking up the golden light that poured onto our private terrace in the dead calm of the early evening. At $70USD, the Guest House might have been more expensive than the nearby hostel, but for the sunset alone, we think we got our money's worth.