Chalet Hotel de la Croix-Fry

Location Manigod

Postcode 74230

Telephone +33 (0)4 50 44 90 16


Why we love it...


The Place

‘Absolutely Gorgeous’ was the verdict of one of our reporters, and our most recent visit confirms the star rating of this wooden mountain chalet at the highest point of an alpine col, with a terrace overflowing with flowers. Run, with great pride, by a third generation of Veyrats – the chalet was once shared in the summer by the family= and their cows – the Chalet Hotel de la Croix-Fry is cosy and welcoming. A wood fire burns on cool evenings and the sofas and armchairs gathered around the hearth are covered in sheepskin.

The bedrooms are attractively rustic – even in the modern annexe-chalets, which provide adaptable family accommodation with kitchenettes. But what really impresses us is the evident pride of the family and their endless efforts to maximise a guest’s stay. The Veyrats love running their hotel and the pleasure shows.

The restaurant, serving nourishing mountain food, has spectacular views of peaks and valleys. Mme Guelpa-Veyrat’s brother, Marc, is one of Savoy’s culinary celebrities, but the tarte aux myrtilles from her kitchen has many admirers. In summer the Veyrats invite their guests to picnic in the pastures with their cows and swim in the pool; in winter the invitation is to ski.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€
Rooms 7 junior suites 6 have jacuzzi bath, two stanard rooms; all rooms have phone, TV, terrace or balcony
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities sitting room, bar, gym, terrace, garden, swimming pool.
Children accepted
Disabled no special facilities
Pets Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Isabelle Loubet-Guelpa and Eric Guelpa, chef de cuisine
Call +33 (0)4 50 44 90 16
Fax +33 (0)4 50 44 94 87

Good To Know

Address Col de la Croix-Fry, Manigod 74230

The Location

Find this place: on the col, 5km NE of Manigod, on D16, 6km S of La Clusaz; car parking

What's nearby: Vallee de Manigod; Thônes (10km); Annecy (26km)

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