- The ultimate excluded mountainside escape for those in the know, perfect for families, friends and couples alike
- Discover the fascinating history of Mont-Blanc, and the significance of nearby town, Saint Gervais
- Explore the lesser-known ski region of Evasion Mont-Blanc year-round with skiing, snowshoeing, e-biking, dog sledging and hiking
Armancette Hotel, part of the new family-owned Almae Collection, is now open for its first full year. Open year-round, this 17-room hidden gem, known by locals as the secret at the end of the road, is set within the former bakery of the remote village of Saint-Nicolas de Veroce, in the French Alps. With panoramic views across the valley and over to the majestic, snow-capped Mont-Blanc, the charming, chalet-style boutique hotel offers the ultimate secluded mountainside escape for those in the know, looking to escape the crowds of Megeve.
DESIGN ROOTED IN THE ALPS
The collection of thoughtfully designed rooms and suites encompass beautiful locally sourced materials, Italian fabrics and incredible attention to detail. Think oak panelling, fur blankets, roaring fires, Missoni printed cushions and plush velvets. The unique design seamlessly blends contemporary style, superb facilities and picturesque alpine architecture. From family duplex rooms, to luxurious and spacious suites, there are rooms suited to couples, families and friends alike.
La Table d'Armante, the hotels destination fine dining restaurant, serves the finest local and seasonal produce, with exceptional authentic French service. Not to be missed is the eight-course tasting menu with expertly paired wines, innovatively curated by Head Chef Fabien Laprée, which showcases a taste of the very best local produce, laced with incredible culinary flare. For a more relaxed setting, sister-restaurant Le Mont Joly Bistrot, offers comforting French Classics like la fondue savoyarde and la tartiflette, best enjoyed on the bistro's sunny al fresco terrace.
FROM THE SLOPES TO THE SPA
With direct access to the slopes by the nearby chairlift, Armancette is the perfect spot from which to explore the lesser-known ski region of Evasion Mont-Blanc. The picturesque village is home to a ski shop and ski school, to kit out beginners through to seasoned experts, and the wide and varied slopes are superbly connected, with a plethora of authentic mountainside bistros, many of which are accessible by foot too. When not skiing, guests can choose from dog sledging, snowshoeing, helicopter rides, cycling adventures and more. In the summer months, guests can explore the alps on electric mountain bikes, hike along breathtakingly beautiful trails, play tennis, enjoy yoga classes as well as canyoning and rafting. Guests looking to push their limits and try something new should book an expert guide to accompany them on an adventure to ascend the iconic Mont Blanc. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, this is best enjoyed between June and October. For a more tranquil escape, guests can unwind at the hotel's peaceful spa, with a steamy indoor-outdoor pool, tranquil relaxation areas, two treatment rooms, outdoor hot tubs with beautiful snowy vistas to enjoy, and a state-of-the-art fitness suite.
A HEAVENLY MOUNTAINSIDE ESCAPE FOR FAMILIES
The perfect family-friendly destination, Armancette boasts an array of rooms perfect for families of all ages, from the sweetest bunk rooms, equipped with wooden toys and games, to teenager-friendly duplex rooms. The on-site kids club offers little ones a wonderful programme of alpine activities, from arts and crafts to exploring the local landscapes. The nearby ski school, renowned for their excellent English-speaking instructors, offers private tuition, group lessons and the ever-popular ski school days. In addition, the mountainside nursery is the perfect spot for little ones, whilst parents explore the slopes.
EXCLUSIVE USE CHALETS
Larger groups, or those looking for a ski-in-ski-out option can book one of the three impressive standalone exclusive chalets, just up the slopes from the hotel. A five-minute drive away, these chalets benefit from access to the hotels facilities and offer total privacy and direct access to the slopes. Sleeping between 8 and 14, these luxurious and enviably positioned chalets offer the ultimate luxury alpine retreat, with private spas, al fresco hot tubs and panoramic views.