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Condé Nast Traveller

17 January 2018

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Off-piste charm in Chamonix


The latest outpost from hip hotel group Terminal Neige requires a bit of effort to get to, but that effort is richly rewarded.

Built in 1880 as a rustic mountaineers' lodge, this handsome granite structure is 2,050 metres above sea level and reachable on the dinky red Montenvers funicular train, which winds slowly up through snow-topped forests to France's largest glacier, the eye-popping Mer de Glace. It's possible to ski more than 2.7km down the glacier, following the Vallée Blanche off-piste route, so, if you're feeling particularly gnarly, you can check in on skis.

The refuge has been freshly renovated by the Sibuet family, creators of glossy hotels such as Les Fermes de Marie in Megève and Lyon's Cour des Loges. Brilliantly, they've retained all the original charm (red-and-white-painted shutters, dark timber-clad walls, plenty of fires and a fabulous Twenties bar) while injecting comfort and style in the 20 rooms with thick tweed curtains, miners' lamps and leather trunks by the beds.

Staying here is about immersing yourself in mountain calm, hiking along the glacier, falling asleep to the burbling ice-melt streams and waking up to the sun hitting the jagged peaks encircling the hotel.

It's also about eating fabulous food (three-course dinners are included in the room price): Savoyarde casseroles with creamy polenta and a superb tartiflette, served with cracking local wines.

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Save up to 20€! By booking directly on our website or with our call center, Terminal Neige Refuge guarantees the best price available. A difference of up to 20 € applies in comparison to online booking sites. If you find a better price for the same stay on another site, we are committed to offer you this price with a 10% discount.

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BEST PRICE GUARANTEE

Save up to 20€! By booking directly on our website or with our call center, Terminal Neige Refuge guarantees the best price available. A difference of up to 20 € applies in comparison to online booking sites. If you find a better price for the same stay on another site, we are committed to offer you this price with a 10% discount.

SECURED TRANSACTION

Each stage of the booking process is protected using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Your information is encrypted and protected using 3D secure.

REAL TIME AVAILABILITY

During high demand periods  or for specific room request, we recommend that you contact one of our reservation agents  to receive our availability in real time and a proposal in perfect adequacy with your needs.

EXCLUSIVE OFFERS

Private sale, last minute deals  or early booking rates, find all our offers available only on the official website of the hotel or through our reservation department. And to not miss out, do not forget to subscribe to our newsletters!
Book direct and get the best available rate

BEST PRICE GUARANTEE

Save up to 20€! By booking directly on our website or with our call center, Terminal Neige Refuge guarantees the best price available. A difference of up to 20€ applies in comparison to online booking sites. If you find a better price for the same stay on another site, we are committed to offer you this price with a 10% discount.

SECURED TRANSACTION

Each stage of the booking process is protected using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Your information is encrypted and protected using 3D secure.

REAL TIME AVAILABILITY

During high demand periods  or for specific room request, we recommend that you contact one of our reservation agents  to receive our availability in real time and a proposal in perfect adequacy with your needs.

EXCLUSIVE OFFERS

Private sale, last minute deals or early booking rates, find all our offers available only on the official website of the hotel or through our reservation department. And to not miss out, do not forget to subscribe to our newsletters!
Book direct and get the best available rate

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Save up to 50€! By booking directly on our website or with our call center, Terminal Neige Refuge guarantees the best price available. A difference of up to 50 € applies in comparison to online booking sites. If you find a better price for the same stay on another site, we are committed to offer you this price with a 10% discount.

SECURED TRANSACTION

Each stage of the booking process is protected using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Your information is encrypted and protected using 3D secure.

REAL TIME AVAILABILITY

During high demand periods or for specific room request, we recommend that you contact one of our reservation agents  to receive our availability in real time and a proposal in perfect adequacy with your needs.

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