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South facing house, private views of national forest & valley, peaceful setting

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, well-equipped house, sleeps 4 with sofa bed in large living room

Situated in the Vosges Mountains of N.E. France, an easy 350 mile drive from Calais, 80km from nearest airport and close to the French/German/Swiss borders, Le 'Cheval Blanc' is a well-equipped 1 bedroom maisonette sleeping 4. It has beautiful views, space, peace and quiet. Entry to the house is via the large kitchen. From the kitchen the staircase leads to the bedroom and 2 steps to the large living room with efficient wood burning fire, sofa bed and dining area with table and chairs for 6 persons. Leading from the living room is access to the large balcony with patio furniture for al fresco summer eating. The kitchen is well equipped and modern with induction hob and electric oven, dishwasher, fridgefreezer, plenty of crockery and cutlery, small table and chairs for meals.

The upstairs bedroom has large double bed or 2 singles, chest of drawers, bedside tables with lamps and space for cot.

Downstairs good sized modern shower room with powerful shower, toilet, washhand basin and electric towel heater.

In the summer Gerardmer and Xonrupt Longemer lakes provide watersports, boating and walks; and beaches, supervised swimming and flumes on Gerardmer lake. In winter only 10-15 kms from alpine and cross-country skiing. The Alsace vineyards are a short drive away along with a wealth of historic attractions, family activities, walking and cycling in the Ballon des Vosges national park and along mountain summits.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

About The Owner

The owners living in The Netherlands and regularly travel to the Vosges to stay in the main house to enjoy walks in the mountain, skiing in winter and enjoying Alsace with its beautiful cities - Colmar, Strasbourg and of course the Alsace wine route.

Why The Owner chose St-Die-des-Vosges area

Beautiful peaceful location with 4 seasons - Summer sports and sightseeing, Winter sports, Autumnal colours and fresh Springs with the countryside awash with minature daffodils.

What makes this house unique

On the borders of France, Germany and Switzerland it is possible to sample all 3 cultures and architecture. Old cities and different areas of countryside and activities for adults and children alike. However if it is peace and quiet and just chilling you want there is a very comfortable living room and/or the south facing balcony with beautiful views perfect for reading with a glass of wine or cup of coffee.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

South facing house, private views of national forest & valley, peaceful setting
average rating of 4.133333 based on 15 reviews


  • 4 of 5
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Nous sommes retourne avec beaucoup de plaisir dans ce gite .Des ameliorations ont ete apportees comme internet et tv Orange accompagnees d une multitude de chaines et bouquet Canal + ,ceci pour les mordus de tv .L acceuil est toujours aussi plaisant et sympathique ,les responsables du gite sont toujours a l ecoute pour regler les petits problemes d intendances eventuels . Merci a eux ,sejour parfait

L acceuil est toujours aussi chaleureux ,

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour , je vous remercie pour votre avis et heureux que vous avez apprécié votre deuxième visite, le ski et les améliorations apportées dans la maison depuis votre dernière visite. Bonne weekend.
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  • 4 of 5
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We stayed at "le cheval blanc" for a week.

The gite is nicely furnished and the location is excellent for walks, sightseeing or just to enjoy the beatiful nature.

Moreover Dawn is an excellent cooker, what a lemon tart and crumble!!!

We will come back for sure !


  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Aurelie and Julien, thank you for your review and delighted you found Cheval Blanc comfortable for your stay and the location ideal for your walks and sightseeing. Look forward to seeing you again! Dawn
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Very nice and cosy place in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5
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We spend a very relaxing weekend here. When we arrived at a cold evening everything was arranged for and we were welcomed by a nice fire in the fireplace. The apartment is very nice and is getting a lot of light. Everything was as described.

The surrounding area is very beautiful and offers a lot of nice hiking trails.

We are looking forward to staying here again some day.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and delighted you found Cheval Blanc comfortable and warm and enjoyed yourselves in the beautiful Vosges Mountains. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Sehr gemütliche Basis für schöne Wanderungen

  • 4 of 5
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In "Cheval Blanc" hat soweit alles gepasst. Vermieter sind super umgänglich, Wohnung ist sehr geräumig und in Küche und Wohnzimmer ist alles vorhanden, was man für einen Urlaub in den Vogesen benötigt. Einzig die Betten sind etwas unbequem (aber völlig ausreichend) und Bad/Dusche ist etwas dunkel, daher "nur" 4 von 5 Sternen. Nicht desto Trotz empfehlen wir die Unterkunft gerne weiter. Wer einen ruhigen, etwas Abgelegenen Ort sucht und mobil ist, ist hier sehr gut aufgehoben! Wir würden sofort wieder kommen.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Vosges Mountains and liked 'Cheval Blanc' finding it well equipped and spacious and would visit again.
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Prettige, zonnige, comfortabele, wandelweek.

  • 3 of 5
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Wij hebben een week gebruik gemaakt van "Le Cheval Blanc", de woning was van alle vereisten voorzien. Ruim voldoende inrichting aanwezig, helemaal als je slechts met 2 pers van het huis gebruik maakt. Grote keuken, goed werkende apparatuur. Aangrenzende woning was niet verhuurd, waardoor wij toegang/beschikking hadden over het riante balkon met geweldig uitzicht. Omgeving leent zich goed voor korte en langere wandelingen.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Cheval Blanc.
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Schöne Ferienwohnung

  • 4 of 5
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Schöne, helle Ferienwohnung mit herrlichem Ausblick vom Balkon bei fairem Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Wir waren eine Woche in der Gite Cheval-Blanc und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.

Die Verwalter der Ferienwohnung, Dawn und ihr Mann, sind sehr freundlich und haben uns jederzeit für Fragen zur Verfügung gestanden.

Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet, es gibt einen großen Esstisch im geräumigen Wohn-Ess-Bereich und der Balkon lädt zum Grillen mit dem dort vorhandenen Weber-Kugelgrill ein. Leider ist im Schlafzimmer kein Kleiderschrank, sondern nur eine kleinere Kommode vorhanden, sodass wir unsere Koffer nicht auspacken konnten. Das Bad hat ein nettes Ambiente, durch die kleinen Fenster wirkt es etwas dunkel. In der Dusche sind Beschädigungen am Einstieg am Boden, weshalb es sich empfiehlt etwas aufzupassen oder Badeschuhe zu tragen.

In der näheren Umgebung sind Einkaufsmöglichkeiten (Bäcker, Metzger, Super U), Tankstelle und co vorhanden.

Mit dem Wetter hatten wir großes Glück und konnten tolle Wanderungen in den märchenhaften Wäldern machen. Auch gibt es wunderschöne Ortschaften und Burgen zu besichtigen.

Für die Endreinigung stehen alle benötigten Putzutensielien bereit.

Wir können den Aufenthalt mit gutem Gewissen wärmstens empfehlen! Unser Urlaub war sehr erholsam. Wenn es uns nochmal in die Gegend verschlägt sind wir gerne noch einmal dort zu Gast.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
104 Kilometres
Mulhouse-Basel-Freiburg EuroAirport
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
St. Die des Vosges
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Auberge Lorraine, Le Valtin
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Petit Teleski Le Grand Valtin
Car: necessary


A car is required for this location. Basel and Strasbourg airports are approximately 90 minutes away. Calais is an easy 6+ hour drive depending on stops. The TGV stops at St. Die approximately 40 minutes away and take 2hrs 25 mins to get to Paris. Owners very happy to advise on best times to arrive at rail stations etc for car hire.


Restaurants within 2km, shops within 8km. Main Ski slopes within 10km, small green slope with auberge within walking distance. Close to Alsace wine route, historic Colmar, Mulhouse with its museums, castles, Strasbourg and Basel (90 minutes), childrens' activities - skating, boating, bowling, swimming, high/low rope activity all within 30 minutes. Ideal cycling and mountain walking area, direct access to forest from the house.

Further Details:

Local activities: Walking, cycling, horse-riding, skin-diving, sailing and windsurfing, canoeing, lake fishing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, wildlife parks, museums, sweet-making factory, organised walking tours, high and low ropes course, karting, paragliding, quad-biking, luges (slides) down in the mountains in summer. Visits to historic Colmar and Strasbourg (enjoy a boat ride around the city) and surrounding towns and villages, Haut-Koenigsbourg 12th century castle, visit Mulhouse for car, art, train, electricity, textile museums. Over the mountain the Alsace Wine Route winds its way from north to south, for more than 170 kilometres (106 miles) along the eastern foothills of the Vosges. This delightful road leads visitors across rows of undulating, vine-covered hills, and through quaint villages with narrow streets and charming flower-decked houses clustered around the local church steeple.

Vita Classica, Spa and sauna Paradise - In search of peace and relaxation, the attractive mineral thermal spa is the ideal destination to spoil yourselves whilst on holiday. Wellbeing, relaxation and enjoyment are an integral part of the spa’s concept: a spacious sauna paradise with a luxurious thermal spa where modern design and an antique atmosphere perfectly combine. Situated near Freiburg it is a 90 minute drive and open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. allowing you to take full advantage of all the facilities.

Walking maps and laminated sheets of locals walks, graded from easy to difficult are available for guests to use. Local mountain & road bike hire + equipment i.e. helmets nearby including maps of cycle tours - hire prices can be supplied.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Le Grand Valtin, St-Die-des-Vosges area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Ski 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
5 Mar 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday unless weekend bookings then please enquire about availability if wishing to arrive Friday night. Electricity is included in the cost of the rental from April to October however we ask you to be environmental friendly and turn off the radiators when not necessary. Wood for the wood burner are supplied in the cost as is bed linen. Towels can be provided at a charge of €1 each. Cleaning materials are providing and anything brought by guests must be bleach free. A damage deposit of €200 is required on arrival, either a cheque or cash, which will be returned at the end of the stay or as soon as the check-out is complete.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Le Grand Valtin in Vosges

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Modern shower room and WC, basin and heated towel rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Large bedroom with twin beds, table lamps, chest of drawers
  • Upstairs large bedroom with double bed or 2 single beds, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and hanging rail. Room for baby cot which can be supplied. Quiet room overlooking garden and forest.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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