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Le Cerf provides wonderful views across the valley particularly from the master bedroom. The log burner is a much needed addition in the winter months and provides a fantastic centre piece as well offering a great source of heat. The owners, Dawn and Paul are very welcoming hosts, and are in hand should you need any help or advice. We visited at Christmas and were treated to a white one, and plenty of fresh snow thereafter. There’s plenty to do straight from the front door; snow walking, sledging etc. etc., and 10 mins from Gérardmer. The gite was decorated with a Christmas tree, champagne chilling in the fridge and a plate of handmade mince pies! All of this thoughtful touches added to the magic of Le Cerf and our holiday.
We came to Le Grand Valtin and stayed in the house called Le Cheval Blanc. A nice and cosy house. We came to ski. However like anywhere else in the world, the weather patterns are changing rapidly and the warming of the globe did not assist us greatly with snow in this region. But we did some skiing at La Bresse. It is a lovely area with beautiful forests. The most rainy day we took a trip to Colmar, which is a lovely "Vakwerk" town about an hour diving from Le Valtin.
The last day of our holiday it started to snow and within 3 hours the world looked like a fairytale skiing resort. This is definitely a place we'd like to come back to, even last minute when there is lots of new powdery snow.
Till next time!