Les Fermes de Marie
based on 7 nights inc. flights
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per person based on 2 adults for 7 nights in a Club Room on a half board basis and including private return airport transfers.
At a Glance
An Alpine-chic property located in the beautiful French resort of Megève. It's just a 5 minute stroll to the centre of the village but the hotel offers the feel of a real ski retreat.
Excellent facilities for families including a children's concierge and kids' club with a myriad of activities indoors and out including arts and crafts, cooking and nature hikes to name but a few.
Part of the Maisons & Hotels Sibuet, a family run group of properties in France. Mr and Mme Sibuet dismantled and transferred the centuries-old nine wooden chalets and pasture huts from other areas of the Savoie to Megeve to create something unique here.
Dining options are many and varied here with a real focus on local produce. Try the traditional fondue, intimate Salle à Manger dedicated to black truffles or take a 20 minute snowshoe walk to the hotel's mountain hut for a more experiential dinner.
Just one hour's transfer from Geneva Airport makes this a great option for shorter breaks and weekends away where you can leave the gloom of everyday life in the morning and become reinvigorated on the slopes by the afternoon.
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Megève has a typically Alpine climate, with low temperatures (often sub-zero) between December and March and then warming up. Its proximity to Mont Blanc has a benign influence on its climate, guaranteeing more snow than in resorts of a similar altitude an quite often there are good snowfalls in April.
To start planning your holiday to Les Fermes de Marie
Situated on the outskirts of the chic French resort of Megève, Les Fermes de Marie is a beautiful, five star luxury hotel formed of nine beautiful chalets, with three restaurants and a spa. Les Fermes de Marie is the epitome of a luxurious alpine retreat.
As part of the family owned Sibuet Maisons & Hotels group, Les Fermes de Marie is more like a hamlet than a hotel, with its nine interlinked chalets which house the accommodation, restaurants, and spa. Located just a short 10 minute walk from the centre of Megève (or a two minute drive), this beautiful hotel is set in 5 acres of pretty grounds and from the moment you pull up the drive, you feel like you are entering a very magical and special place.
This complex of nine chalets started life several centuries ago as farmhouses and were each painstakingly salvaged and meticulously re-built to create the 70-bedroom hotel in 1989 by Joseph Sibuet. Each and every stone, beam and antique is filled with history creating a unique and enchanting atmosphere, the very epitome of a luxury ski retreat.
Accommodation is made up of rooms and suites, with plenty of good options for families. The children will love the Hameau des Enfants, the on-site and very spacious kids club.
When it comes to dining, there are a choice of two on-site restaurants, and those opting for half board can dine in a further two restaurants in the centre of Megève. The comfortable bar area longs for you to snuggle up on one of the leather sofas and enjoy a drink or two and the library area is an ideal spot for those seeking a little peace and quiet.
Each morning the shuttle will deliver you to the slopes where the top-class skiing awaits. The resort caters particularly well for intermediates and families with younger children with gentle slopes. The tree-lined pistes offer good refuge on snowy days.
After a day on the slopes, the Pure Altitude Spa offers a world of respite with its extensive facilities including an indoor pool and 17 treatment rooms. Pure Altitude is now a brand of cosmetic treatment products that use plant extracts with active ingredients from over 50 mountain plants that have anti-oxidant and remineralising properties.
Megève is a very attractive village, very French, upmarket and glamorous. Its proximity to Geneva makes it ideal for anyone wanting to avoid a long transfer.
Les Fermes de Marie offers a selection of accommodation from rooms to suites all decorated to a high standard with natural wooden floors and luxurious fabrics.
The classic rooms are approx. 16m² and offer comfortable accommodation for one adult or two children. Separate bathroom with bath tub or shower.
These comfortable rooms are approx. 20-25m², most have a balcony with a view of the mountains. Separate bathroom with bath tub.
|Lounge Area room||
These rooms face south and south east, with either a terrace or a balcony and are more spacious (30-35m²). The lounge area has a sofa bed suitable for a child which opens onto the room. Separate bathroom.
The largest room category before a suite (35-45m²), these rooms face south and south-east, with a terrace or balcony.
Ideal for families, this room has a large double bed below and 2 single beds on the open mezzanine area. It offers a bathroom with bath rub, a lounge area and a balcony with a view of the Rochebrune and Mont d'Arbois mountains.
These entry-level suites are 40-50m² and are beautifully decorated with parquet flooring and luxurious fabrics. Facing south and south-east, they have a double bed, terrace or balcony, lounge area that can accommodate a child on the sofa bed and bathroom with shower or bath. Some are duplex with a mezzanine area with double bed, slightly sloping ceiling and velux window.
|Junior Family Suite||
A spacious room with an adjoining bedroom and bathroom with bath tub and either a terrace or balcony. Ideal for a family of two adults and two children.
The Rochebrune suites (35-70m²) are located in the stone tower of Les Fermes de Marie and are wonderfully romantic for a couple.
|Mont Blanc Suite||
The Mont Blanc suite (45-90m²) faces south and south east and has a terrace. Double bedroom, lounge with fireplace, bathroom with shower and bath, dressing room and separate WC.
This is a great option for families wanting a little more space and privacy. These semi-detached chalets have a lounge with fireplace, small bedroom with two beds and a bathroom with shower and bath, all located on the ground floor. The master bedroom is on the first floor, with a small dressing and separate loo. Stunning views from the balcony.
|Mont Joly Suite||
A family suite with a master bedroom, a double bedroom and a single bedroom, a spacious walk-in wardrobe, a lounge area and a balcony or terrace. Ideal for a family of two adults and three children or a stay with friends.
Fermes de Marie's Chalet Chatel is located on the Mont d'Arbois plateau, in the Choseaux area of the town, a few minutes from the centre of Megève. The chalet features 5 bedrooms, master suite, spacious living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining room, sauna, laundry room, private ski room and garage. Guests have full access to the facilities and services of the main hotel.
|Le Chalet des Fermes||
Le Chalet des Fermes is a 4300 square foot chalet with 5 bedrooms. Located in the heart of Les Fermes de Marie hamlet, just a few minutes walk from the centre of Megeve. The traditional and cosy chalet is split over three levels with open plan layout, featuring a master suite, four further bedrooms, kitchen, elegant dining room and spa with a jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room. The heart of the chalet is a beautifully appointed living room furnished with hand-crafted antiques and local materials creating a warm and refined space. Guests have full access to the facilities and services of the main hotel.
Children will adore the 'Hameau des Enfants - the on-site children's club which is complimentary for children from 3 years up. There are a whole range of activities available which are organised by the Kids' Concierge according to age and children can eat in the club in a special dining area.
Guests staying at Les Fermes de Marie on half board can choose to either eat at the hotel or dine at the other Sibuet restaurants in Megève including Les Enfants Terribles-Megève at the Hotel Mont Blanc and The Beef Lodge at Le Lodge Park, both of which are located in the centre of Megève.
At Les Fermes de Marie, there is a choice of two restaurants: the Traditionnel which serves light, flavoursome dishes using fresh produce and the Alpin which serves Alpine specialities including fondues and raclette.
The Pure Altitude Spa is a brand in its own right and at the Les Fermes de Marie there are 17 treatment rooms, a large indoor pool, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis and saunas and a fitness room.
There is an on-site ski shop for ski hire and any clothing needs and the hotel operates a shuttle service to the slopes and the village centre until 11.30pm each day.
The ski area surrounding Megève is deceptively big - 445km of slopes are included on the 'Evasion Mont Blanc' lift pass which includes the spa town of St Gervais plus 120km of slopes in Les Contamines. The skiing surrounding Megève is divided into three areas, Le Jaillet, Mont d'Arbois and Rochebrune, the latter offering the quieter slopes and attractive runs. The highest point, Côte 2000 offers the most challenging skiing and being north-facing, the best snow. Mont d'Arbois is the main beginner area.
Away from the slopes, Megève has much to offer including an ice rink and a very well-equipped sports centre with a large indoor swimming pool.
Clare Leigh (Staff)
Such a lovely family friendly hotel on the outskirts of Megeve, but only a 10 minute walk into the village centre along the river bank.
There is a very convenient shuttle service which takes 2 minutes to get to the ski lift, but you'll need a taxi to get to some of the more remote lifts in the day and restaurants in the evening.
The hotel offers a great kids' club 'L'hammeau des enfants' for children from the age of 3 - 12 years of age, with a daily programme of activities from 4.30pm - 9.30pm including dinner.
The restaurant is quite dark which is fine in the evening while you dine by candlelight, but maybe a little gloomy in the morning! The breakfast room was amazing - serving everything from pastries to local cheeses and meats and you can watch the chef make your eggs just the way you like them!
I stayed here by myself but felt at home the minute I arrived as the staff are all extremely friendly and professional.
La Folie Douce
Enjoy some of the Alps most popular après ski at the top of the Mont-Joux lift each afternoon at La Folie Douce.
Le Palais - Sports Centre, Megève
Le Palais in Megève is a sports centre as well as a spa and wellness centre and media centre. It offers a multitude of sporting activities from ice skating, swimming, exercise classes, climbing and tennis.
Location & directions
Megève lies at the heart of the Mont Blanc mountain range; with a convenient location just an hour away from Geneva airport. The village is close to an efficient motorway network and a bus station. The railway station in Sallanches is 13km away.
How to get there
British Airways and easyJet fly directly from London Gatwick to Geneva airport with other UK regional departure points available. We can organise private transfers from Geneva to Megève. Transfer time from Geneva to Megève is one hour.
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