and…..With or without your kids 😉
Guest post written by the wonderful, fellow, “Mummy in the Mountains”, Maud Baud mother of two gorgeous Alpine girls aged 4 & 6. Maud has kindly shared her family trip to the Refuge du Montenever earlier this summer .
- The place is MAGICAL (Imagine sleeping next to glaciers and ice caves…6725 feet above sea level) . When the evening comes, this grandiose scenery seems to belong only to the refuge’s guests. Far from the cheerful tumult of the Chamonix Valley..here the mountains revert to silence.
- The last sunrays on the Drus’ North face are an incredible sight from your room’s window or from the panoramic terrace
- The renovation is a real success, preserving rusticity & authenticity, but enhancing the place with new materials, great lighting and great taste. A subtle and discreet luxury refuge that pays respect to the history of the building and its interesting past.
- The mountains surround you when you eat in the new dining room and it’s large sunbathed windows.
- You can be the first or the last to visit the Mer de Glace and its ice-cave, just when the affluence is lower. You could also take the train against the “tourist current” (outward in the evening / return in the afternoon) and take advantage of all the wagons’ space.
- There’s no TV and no screen to interfere with personal relations between you and your kids (or you and your husband !). Disconnect to re-connect 🙂
- It’s the starting point (or the arrival) of mountain adventures – hiking at the foot of the Aiguilles de Chamonix. Why not join the Plan de l’Aiguille by the north balcony itinerary and take the Aiguille du Midi cable car to approach Europe’s summit and test the “step into the void” ?
One slight note : half-board is the same price for an adult or a kid (even if there is a kids’ menu & kids don’t eat same quantities as adults)
– Hotel Refuge du Montenvers http://refuge.terminal-neige.com
Maud Baud is a French mother of two little girls, based in Morzine – Avoriaz and avid outdoor lover. Maud is an experienced Marketing and Communication specialist with a successful career in tourism. You can follow her adventures in the outdoors with her beautiful family on Instagram: maud.baud