Nestling in the Vosges Mountains of N.E. France, an easy 350 mile drive from Calais and close to the French/German/Swiss borders, 'Le Cerf' is a well-equipped 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom chalet in the hamlet of Le Grand Valtin. At a height of 850m guests enjoy beautiful views, space, peace and quiet.
Entry to the chalet is through a large porch into a spacious open plan living room, dining room and kitchen with wood burning stove. A large bedroom and bathroom is off the living room area, large enough for a cot and access on to the balcony with patio furniture. Downstairs are 2 more bedrooms, each has its own private bathroom, and garden access. The kitchen is well equipped and modern. The garden is private and enclosed. There is room in the porch to safely keep bikes and skis.
In the summer take part in water sports, boating, swimming or lazing on the beaches of Gerardmer and Xonrupt Longemer lakes. There is supervised swimming and flumes on Gerardmer lake.
In winter it is only 10-15 kms from the best alpine and cross-country skiing resorts of La Bresse and Gerardmer in the Vosges Mountains. There are many smaller skis slopes, one just 500m from the chalet. At 900m it is ideal for children, beginners and those wanting to start skiing before hitting the big slopes! At the bottom is our local auberge where parents and non-skiers can enjoy a 'vin chaude', hot chocolate, meals and other refreshments whilst watching the entertainment on the slopes.
The Alsace vineyards are a short drive away along with a wealth of historic attractions, family activities and wildlife parks, theme parks, walking and cycling in the Ballon des Vosges national park and along mountain summits.
Gerardmer and Xonrupt are well-known for their sporting events and throughout the year there are triathlons, road cycling including the Tour de France on many occasions and off road bike competitions, skiing events, boating etc.
Summer markets full of artisan cheese, charcuterie, fresh fruit and vegetables, wine and local products. Winter Christmas markets in Gerardmer, Colmar, Strasbourg, Kayersberg to name just a few.