CR is family run, 3 double rooms and an 8-bed dorm.
We thank you for your interest and hope to meet in the near future
Cedar Ridge is a home. It works well for families, writers, travelers on their own, women traveling on their own, first time visitors to Jamaica.
Guests have access to all of the house, the kitchen is shared and meals can be provided by the housekeeper, if ordered in advance. Laundry is also courtesy of the housekeeper by arrangement.
Interaction with Guests
Guests become a part of the family if they wish to or they can remain very private. The family who live at Cedar Ridge are straight talking creative innovators, very eclectic in their lifestyle, they are knowledgeable about the island and things to do.
Cedar Ridge Lodge is located on a hillside about ten minutes from the centre of the town. It is a quiet cul-de-sac (dead end) with only four houses. There is a community at the top of the hill and another at the bottom and all around in the hills there are small homes.
Route taxis run on the hill and there is a listing of four or five taxis associated with Cedar Ridge.
Cedar Ridge offers an airport pick up for almost half the price of the standard airport services. Make sure to email or call and choose this arrangement.
Other Things to Note
The family at Cedar Ridge have a wealth of knowledge about where to go and what to do, so make sure to check with them about your onward bookings and your tours.
Only residents allowed as guests in the hostel rooms. All other guests are welcome by appointment or pre-arrangements. When you get here, we will let you know...
No smoking in sleeping areas.
No external pets are allowed.
Arlene ist eine perfekte Gastgeberin. Sie hat sich sehr freundlich und hilfreich bemüht mir den Weg zur Unterkunft sogar telefonisch zu beschreiben. Das Haus ist wunderschön oben am Berg gelegen, ohne Auto aber auch etwas schwer zu erreichen. Aber dafür bietet sie einen Taxi-Service an. Die Veranda als Gemeinschaftsplatz am Abend war ein Super Platz für nette und informative Gespräche. Ich komme gerne wieder!
The house is beautiful with a great big terrace overlooking Montego Bay and the sea... And Arlene was most helpful with everything. Don't plan anything, just reach Cedar Ridge!
I highly recommend this place. The general atmosphere is simply lovely. Although it is a bit off from the city center, it comes with a magnificent view and nice and clean rooms. It is the perfect start of your trip in Jamaica, as Arlene will be able to give you good advice of practically anything you need to know.
Thank you so much for sharing your very positive vibration Mattias, we look forward to your return and to you sharing stories of your travel experiences around the island and indeed the world.
Walk good - a Jamaican terminology that means to stand for the sustainability of the earth and the onenss of the human family.
Arlene was very friendly and helpful.
Her hostel was very clean and big.
It was a great time to stay with her.
If you need some tips for your adventure, you can ask her.
My darling it was a pleasure to host you and we certainly hope that you will make it back to Jamaica sometime in the near future, bring your family and make yourselves at home here in Jamaica. Look on (website hidden) for a wonderful picture of you and me...love and blessings
Arelene is AMAZING! She is very helpful and welcoming. She honestly goes above and beyond to help you. She is an amazing host. The location is wonderful. The room are very clean. I would without a doubt recommend anyone to stay at Arlene's if planning to visit Montego Bay.
Arlene is arguably the nicest person in a pretty nice country. The home is a unique, friendly and communal place. A real pleasure. And a great place to get your bearings. Highly recommended.
It was a pleasure to host you Jeffrey, my only regret is that your stay was short and so we were not able to really guide you with our our normal Cedar Ridge experienced eyes. We were however, very happy to assist wherever possible.
Good luck and strength as you walk your many paths.
Great place! Myself and a friend stayed here for three nights at the end of our trip. Arlene was very warm to is both and even set up a trip for us to a Rastafari village, check it out.
Greetings, thank you so much for choosing us and for taking the time to review your stay and tour experience. It certainly was a pleasure to host you both and we hope that someday in the future you will return to compare and share your insights.
We would like to wish you all the very best as you bot.
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Cedar Ridge is a family home converted into a hostel, (everyone grown up and moved away so now we have space!). The house nevertheless, if always full of young people passing through and sharing their lives, experiences and perspectives with guests - its usually quiet, but never a dull moment.
My son started the hostel as a way to assist with expenses for the house. We have a lot of fun with guests as we have lots of information about touring the island, lots of networks to connect folks to and there are almost always events to recommend. You host, Arlene is Jamaican with lots of international experiences, the community is a quiet cul de sac with only a few houses on a hillside not far out of town. The culture is Rastafari, Vegan and artsy, we look forward to sharing.
We are bringing on stream cottages at the Rastafari Indigenous Village, they are not up officially as yet but we are managing three of them for a trial period. So if you are specifically interested in natural, outdoorsey, rustic and completely ITAL. Please ask