Refuge de la Traye
Refuge de la Traye - An exquisite and intimate hotel destination overlooking Mont Blanc opening December 2019
Scheduled for December 2019
Much more than a just new high-altitude hotel, the Refuge ensures a journey away from mundane life, and into a world of luxury. Surrounded by a magnificent landscape, the combination of lavish chalets and one of a kind services, provides guests with an incomparable experience.
Similarly, to that of a retreat, guests are encouraged to reconnect with nature by immersing themselves within the breath-taking environment. Constructed using local natural materials (stone, old larch wood, lauze…), the Refuge evokes the authentic charm of the original mountain refuge, built in 1982.
The Refuge is made up of two chalets, linked by an interior corridor and two free-standing traditional mazots. With a limited capacity, guests are guaranteed total privacy with an authentic ambience.
Only accessible by foot, electric vehicle, or horseback from Les Allues, the Refuge de la Traye, surrounded by forest, is entirely sheltered from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Like retreats, guests come here to fully reconnect with nature and enjoy a memorable experience by going back to basics! All ages can pay a visit to the animal pen and marvel at the beehives that dwell in the mountains, the honey of which is harvested and even available to purchase on-site.
Preservation of nature and respecting the environment as a mantra
Nestled in a fabulous preserved natural site, the Refuge places an emphasis on environmental responsibility, advocating for an eco-responsible approach through active and preventative actions (solar panels, innovant electric vehicles…).
Sporting and unique activities in a picture postcard setting
Skiing, biathlon, and outings on dog sleds or on snowshoes... The Refuge de la Traye organises various outdoor activities adapted to all, from young children to highlevel athletes. The Refuge allows everyone to fully take advantage of the joys of the Mountain and of this corner of paradise. To guarantee an unforgettable stay, the Refuge also organises other unique activities upon request. Certain thrillseekers will be enticed by ziplines or hot-air balloon rides, whereas others will have the opportunity to indulge in a fondue in an igloo.
Le Refuge de la Traye is the first prestigious mountain refuge present to today: Restaurant, spa, tearoom, wine cellars, gift shop, conference room, chapel… Refuge de la Traye is ideal for an array of guests; ranging from family and group trips, to professional seminars...Everything has been put in place to ensure a perfect balance between tradition and luxurious comfort. From Business to Leisure, the Refuge provides exceptional services, adapting to fulfil the needs of each resident during their stay.
Unique Suites and rooms
The Refuge de la Traye offers different types of accommodation: 5 rooms and suites (from 2 to 4 people), 2 mazots (4 people) and a private chalet (4 people). All exude authenticity and sophistication in a unique way. The rooms are true havens : intimate in nature and design. They are lavishly equipped with high-tech features which guarantee remarkable comfort. The spaces are exceptionally adorned with rich materials, fabrics and woods. Incorporated in the decor of each room or suite, is the promise of an unforgettable stay. These spaces are marked by a sweet and delicate aromatic signature: a subtle blend of white flowers, lily of the valley and honeysuckle, created by Blaise Mautin.
The spirit of a medispa, between innovation and relaxation
The Refuge de la Traye spa advocates harmony between body and mind in the heart of the mountain. In this approach, relaxation, Savoyard ambiance and high technology are combined in the wellness service and senses. Self-care cabins and innovative massages encompass this ethos. The Iyashi Dome sauna, the MostLEDS and Wellsystem treatments are among the most unique and exclusive services at altitude.
Other bespoke treatments and massages (facial and body) are offered in partnership with the Codage and Verso brands. In this area of pure relaxation, the Refuge offers numerous enchanting experiences, some of which are truly extraordinary, such as a hay bed, the milk bath, or the outdoor Jacuzzi - offering stunning views over the surrounding mountains and forests. Also available in the spa is an adjoining fitness and yoga suite.
At the Refuge Traye, clients enjoy gourmet meals and share them with friends or family, in the warmth of the sun or under the stars.
Another way to experience "La Savoie"
The chef offers the best Savoyard specialities which will truly awaken the senses : the tastes of the mountains are revealed through savoury dishes such as raclette and fondue. The restaurant is made up of a panoramic room with 25 covers, and a terrace with 35 covers, overlooking the peaks of its mountainous surroundings.
Gourmet food store for those with a delicate palate
Refuge de la Traye offers a selection of exceptional products. In addition, savvy cigar lovers will find themselves in the smokehouse. Others will enjoy fine wines in the wine cellar or artisan cheeses at the cheese counter, nestled under a stone vault. Finally, at any time, the "tisanerie" offers a wide selection of local and organic herbal teas, created using regional flavors.
A complete care service is offered for children, ensuring a happy experience for the whole family. Beyond the bliss of the mountains, they will be able to watch cartoons and films in the 3D cinema, entertain themselves in the games room. Additionally, numerous workshops are created by a dedicated team, which are available throughout the seasons such as, cookery classes and an introduction to pottery. The Refuge also organises visits to its own animal pen, where interactive learning experiences are provided in an authentic rural setting and a naturally preserved environment. Let the children discover the marvellous work of the bees, the gentle nature of Valais Backnose sheep, the mischievous goats and the miniature donkeys.
Location for unique experiences
The Refuge de la Traye can arrange various settings in order to accommodate personal and professional events such as weddings, baptisms, seminars, product launches and conferences. A chapel and a fully equipped conference room are available on-site. Many additional custom activities can be organised. Dine in style, in an igloo, a marquis or even a teepee. The site can be privatised to adapt to the specific wishes of each client. The establishment works in parallel with select service providers in order to create events which are bespoke, but more importantly, unforgettable.