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This Inn of Gerardmer with an authentic vosgian character is idealy located at 5 mn from the town centre and the lake.
In summer, two terraces, one for the restaurant, the other on the floor for the residents (solarium) open on the mountain and the noise of the brook
In Winter the inn is situated at 800 m from the ski slopes of Gerardmer and 3 km of the alpin ski station of gerardmer " La Mauselaine "
At the restaurant, as much of charm, with an environment “stones & wood”, living room, libraries and inventive kitchen of excellent level at soft price.
This small hotel of 6 Juniors Suite-Appartment and only ten tables ensures you a great quality of reception and listening.
And ....The hostess is a school teacher in English!!!
Sended by an english customer :
“If I had a hotel of my own, this would be it”
We found the hotel in Gerardmer "La Poulciere" by accident.
We wanted a couple of days of skiing in February ... but not too far from our home in northern France.
It's a v. v. long way to the Alps for a couple of days, so we looked at the Jura and Doubs ... and then found the Vosges was having tremendous snow ... so we looked around Gerardmer and La Bresse.
Most hotels booked ... except one in La Bresse; booked it ... and with the return email (on Googlemail) got a sidebar ad for La Poulciere. Looked great - de-booked La Bresse and booked La Poulciere instead.
La Poulciere is in a tiny village on the Gerardmer /La Bresse road - as it happens, very close to the espace nordique around Les Bas Rupts.
It opened at the end of last year - part conversion of an old farmhouse, part new build. Rooms are warm, sophisticated, beautiful - slate floors, handpainted old furniture; huge beds. The restaurant is at or above high Paris/London standards ... but well below their prices. Example: supper at about 30 Euros (foie gras; pave de boeuf + pommes gratine; cheese; creme brulee) - consummately cooked (by Michel Bouguerne-Arnould) and elegantly presented, (by Jocelyne B-A).
It's good that the skiing in the Vosges is such a secret; we've skiied in most of the Alps over the last thrity years and this was as good as the best. Slope grooming not quite up to Davos standards ... but then, nowhere in France is.
Two days was all we could do and this was the best two days we could have had.
Go there - no ... don't. Well, you get what I mean. I want to share it and keep it to myself. We will go there again and again. Like I say, if I had ahotel restaurant of my own, this would be it.