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Retreat, comfort and cosiness combined?

A VERY special anniversary coming up! We've not always had top experience in Swiss hotels, so I need some advice:
- Region: Valais, Fribourg, or France (Chamonix region?), as we are dropping kid off near Evian and first time without kids for...as long as I can remember!


-Ideally, somewhere fairly isolated (we don't go there for the nightlife!)
- Straight on hiking trails / walks in very scenic surroundings but with pampering on the way back (like outdoor Jacuzzi and fine food)
- Yes, a romantic feel but not kitsch please!


Any ideas?
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Re: Retreat, comfort and cosiness combined?

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Re: Retreat, comfort and cosiness combined?

Is Burgundy too far?

Chateau Vault de Lugny, near Vézelay:

http://www.lugny.fr/uk/index.php

Lugny is my favorite weekend get-away. Luxurious, but relaxed. The owners are lovely people who clearly enjoy what they do. And they do it so well.

An outstanding chef, truly glorious food, much of which is grown in the chateau's own gardens.

Near the Morvan National Park, so nice hiking. Or cycling around the countryside. Tennis, horse riding, canoeing. Explore the vineyards, the old town of Vézalay, or the Abbey at Fontenay not too far away. A lovely area.

On the way home, do the wine route on the Côte d'Or and stop at Beaune for lunch. Or if history is more your thing, stop by Alesia, the site of the battle where Vercingétorix made his last stand against Caesar.

I love this part of France.
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Re: Retreat, comfort and cosiness combined?

Thanks for this, it sounds lovely indeed, but it will be for another time, as not at all on the way from where we're dropping kids off.


Burgundy is a beautiful region indeed...and the wine, what a bliss!
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Re: Retreat, comfort and cosiness combined?

There's a very nice place called Auberge Camelia in France not too far from Chamonix. It's in a place called Avernioz ( or Avenernoz I'm not too sure if the name and as we're away at the moment celebrating a special anniversary of our own (25th) I can't check).

Edit: this is the one.

http://www.tripadvisor.fr/Hotel_Revi...one_Alpes.html
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Re: Retreat, comfort and cosiness combined?

How about Hotel Bellatola in Saint-Luc Valais ? http://www.bellatola.ch/en/

or hotel Cailler in Charmey, Fribourg ? http://www.hotel-cailler.ch/de/index.php

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Re: Retreat, comfort and cosiness combined?

Don't know how much you want to spend but you could look at whitepod.
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Re: Retreat, comfort and cosiness combined?

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