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“Truly Exceptional”
Review of Ferme De Montagne

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Ferme De Montagne
Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Les Gets
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“Truly Exceptional”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

The Ferme de Montagne is a unique chalet-hotel beautifully located in the hamlet of La Turche, part of the small town of Les Gets and just an hour's drive from Geneva Airport. The hotel is small and friendly - I think it has eight rooms - for my family it is like being at home - only the food is much better!

The owners Suzanne and Henry are fantastic hosts - consequently it is brilliant for single travellers as well as couples and families. I think we've stayed at The Ferme more than a dozen times and it is consistently really good quality. The chef Alan produces amazing and inventive food - he is hoping for a Michelin star.

The skiing is ideal for beginners and intermediates - there is a drag lift opposite and a chair lift 2 minutes away - these lifts link into the Porte du Soleil ski area that extends to Switzerland and is huge. We are mixed ability when it comes to skiing and everyone is happy with the range of pistes here - even our snow boarding daughter.

I'd strongly recommend The Ferme for a skiing holiday where you are really pampered and where the food is more 'London' than Alpine.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

I first visited Ferme de Montagne just after it opened & have been back twice now. One of the things that really impresses is that not only have the very high standards of friendly care and service been maintained, but they continue to balance charm with comfort - even checking what sort of pillow you prefer to sleep on before you arrive! I love the ambiance of the first floor dining room with its big fire and views over the snow, with the glass of champagne before dinner. The quality of everything - whether it's the homemade spelt-flour bread for breakfast, the bedlinen, the wine list, or the food - is of a much higher standard than many top hotels. And a real bonus point for me was the luxury of a really excellent facial and massage to counteract any exertions on the slopes! I've tried to think of any aspect to staying here that doesn't please, because it's unusual to find a place that manages to consistently tick all the boxes but, for me, this one does.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautifully appointed and comfortable and have nice views.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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edinburgh
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

I knew this was going to be a good experience when they contacted me before I arrived to discuss my needs. It is proving even better, the ski guide picked us up from the airport and we had rented skis and were on the piste 6 hours after leaving Edinburgh. Everything is sorted for you, passes ready on arrival, massage etc. a real treat, but the best is the food. You would come here all year round to enjoy this food, though the skiing helps work it off.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

Many of the guests staying here I'm sure come for the amazing food - we certainly did. We've stayed at several other very good hotels in the Alps for our skiing holidays, and nowhere comes near this for sheer good value, not only for the hotel, but especially for the food. Every meal was a real treat, every day. Unlike other hotel restaurants, we had several choices that changed every evening. The cooking is impeccable, imaginative, always spot on. Even the breakfasts are totally wonderful. Why this chef doesn't yet have a Michelin star is a mystery. Perhaps Michelin remains out of touch and old fashioned - we have been to a couple of other fabulous restaurants that should clearly have a star, but do not not.

Well, there's also the hotel that we really liked. It was simply utterly comfy, elegant, everything we wanted was there. Totally comfy beds and bed linen, totally comfy bathrooms, it was always warm and cosy, windows opened on to snow covered trees. There was a gorgeous wood fire burning in the dining/living room.

The staff, mainly young grads, are always tryied to please, the owners were the most friendly and charming of people, who were exceptionally nice to us.

We liked the swish hassle-free pick up at the airport, our driver picked up all our suitcases, opened the car doors for us, we were treated like VIPs. The same on arrival at the hotel.

The TVs in the room had only a couple of English channels, and were rather small. But there was an i-pod dock, which was a real plus - good music and a glass of wine late at night in our room was lovely. The managers were a rather gloomy couple, he managed not to engage in any conversation with us for our whole stay, and the manageress seemed disinterested - she drove me down to the village on a sunny day in a vehicle with dirty windows, which would have taken no more than 1 minute to clean, and she walked past some litter by the front door with me as though it was someone else's job to pick it up. Everyone else was very interested in making our stay special, and it was.

Brilliant food, a gorgeous building, we felt completely rested and refreshed after a week which went by all too quickly. Great value too.

Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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london
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

This could be the Country House or Ski Chalet of the Savoy.

Utterly different in style, but equal in quality, a great experience. I thought about the connection when we stayed at the Savoy, and I ran myself a bubble bath. The bath salts (albeit meagre in a cellophane packet) were pretty good, but not a patch on the gorgeous home made salts in a huge glass jar at the Fermes des Montagnes.

Everything you could want in the bathroom ( cosy heated floor and demisted mirror, what a treat). Fantastic food, sort of contemporary Michelin, not fussy or complicated, just superbly cooked. That said, my husband remarked that you don't get a quick meal here. The breakfast is the best of all the 5* hotels we have stayed in, incredibly good coffee, proper eggs with glorious golden yolks, toast made from trendy Spelt, all the rage in healthy eating these days.

Just loved it, and a complete bargain for what you get.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

One of our top 10 places to stay. Many things are perfect: firstly, the genuinely warm welcome and the feeling that you are special. The owner is fantastic at this, as are the young smiling staff.

Secondly, it is a beautiful chalet in an unbeatable location, directly opposite the ski lift, away from the noise of town.

Thirdly, the food is phenomenal – the chef is definitely a rising star.

Fourthly, it is actually very good value, because so much is included at no charge.

The wifi works all the time (and is not charged for), the beds are bliss, with lovely smooth sheets, and the homemade bath salts are exquisite. The manager did not seem to be that attentive, but we had a fabulous stay.

This is a fabulous chalet/hotel, and we will come again.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 April 2011

You never know whether a favourite hotel will be as good when you go back as it was on your first visit. We were not disappointed coming back here. The lovely building has been kept in excellent condition, with many small improvements that we noticed: new Nespresso machines, new flat screen TVs (although still small), I-pod docks, more comfortable seating around the fireplace with a gorgeous coffee table (featured in the Lutyens book alongside), much better WiFi.

The food is of an even higher standard, absolutely superb, a highlight of our holiday. The wine list is much more interesting (especially the Burgundies) and some excellent value. The lovely owner is still around a lot, but less hands on it seems in the day to day running of the hotel, with a manager in place. And it shows in the details...Whilst we thought that the hotel was still fantastic, not all the standards were as high as when the owner managed the hotel herself. Small things, but they matter, almost as though the manager had not worked in a hotel of this standard before. But still one of the best chalet hotels around.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ferme De Montagne
Address: 1020 route de la Turche, 74260 Les Gets, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Les Gets
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Les Gets
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Les Gets
#6 Spa Hotel in Les Gets
#7 Family Hotel in Les Gets
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ferme de Montagne is a luxurious and lovingly restored old Savoyard farmhouse nestled in the tranquil hamlet of La Turche in Les Gets with stunning views of the mountains, valley and pine forests. Conveniently located, just 1 hour from Geneva, with ski-in ski-out access to over 650km of pistes in the Portes du Soleil ski domain. Ferme de Montagne has established a reputation for outstanding food and excellent service over the last 10 years. We offer a package experience for long and short break stays within a boutique hotel setting in elegant, luxurious and beautifully-fitted, comfortable rooms with en-suite facilities. ... more   less 
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