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

Bedrooms 1
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 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.


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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Le Grand Valtin in Ban-sur-Meurthe-Clefcy

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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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(23 traveller reviews)

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South facing house, private views of national forest & valley, peaceful setting
average rating of 4.304348 based on 23 reviews
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A lovely cozy holiday home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and delighted you enjoyed your stay at Cheval Blanc. Glad you also enjoyed the skiing in the Vosges when the weather allowed but on the rainy days it allowed you to find and enjoy Colmar, one of the most beautiful and interesting towns in the area.
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  • 4 of 5

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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Das Ferienhaus war sauber und gemütlich

  • 4 of 5

Goldener Oktober in den Vogesen. Das Ferienhaus ist großzügig geschnitten und sehr schön renoviert. Die Hosts sind sehr freundlich.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Saint-Dizier / FRANCE

Vacances très bien passé.

  • 5 of 5

Accueil du gite très bien accueilli par Dawn et son mari .

Le logement est superbe et complet.

Nous sommes pas parti en vacance depuis de longtemps et notre fils a bien apprécié l'ensemble du gite et des activités de nous avons pu faire durant ce séjour.

Encore merci à Dawn et mari .😉

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul et moi sont vraiment heureux que vous ayez tous apprécié vos vacances dans les Vosges et au Gite Cheval Blanc. Merci et J'espère vous revoir. Dawn
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Topwoning met alle denkbare luxe

  • 4 of 5

Geweldige ontvangst

Fantastische woning , heerlijk gereden met de motor


  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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toujours un plaisir !

  • 4 of 5

Deuxième fois que nous allons dans cette location et toujours aussi bien.

Equipement complet et confort parfait.

Quel plaisir de pouvoir faire du feu lorsque la météo décide de descendre à 12° début juillet !

Dawn et son époux sont charmants et très arrangeants pour les horaires.

Merci à eux !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre avis. Malgré le temps, je suis heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour à Cheval Blanc.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Le Grand Valtin, Vosges

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Ski 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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