As the owners of the Gîte du Lautaret since December 2015, we’d like to welcome you into our family home. Mike, from England and his two children Alex and Emilie who were both born locally in Briançon, now live here all year round with their cat Pelar and Border collie Lili.
Mike has been living in the region since 1990 and also works as a fully qualified hiking and trekking guide (International Mountain Leader). As such he proposes guided hikes, snowshoeing and Trail running with preferential rates for those staying in the gîte.
Situated a 1.5km before the Col du Lautaret pass and at 2000m altitude, the gîte is a mere 10 minute drive from the ski resort of Serre Chevalier and 15 minutes away from the internationally renowned off-piste resort of La Grave La Meije. The nearest town is Briançon, a UNESCO world heritage site on the border with Italy and only 25km away.
On our doorstep we have access to ski touring, snowkiting and snowshoeing in the winter and numerous famous, or infamous, cycling routes in the summer such as the Col D’Izoard, Col du Galibier, Alpe D’Huez and the Col de La Croix de Fer. Hiking in the local area is enriched by the proximity of the National Park des Ecrins which is on our doorstep and ensures a wealth of alpine flora and fauna.
The gîte also boasts a locked garage/workshop for motorbikes and a secure inside room for cycles with workbench and tools. For those who wish to simply relax, we have a south facing terrace with a panoramic view of La Meije and a garden with barbecue in the summer. In the winter you can sit by the fire in the living room with a mulled wine…or go to the local natural hot baths and spa in Monêtier les Bains 10 km down the road.
We have one room for couples, one family room (a double bed and 2 bunk beds), and one dormitory style room for 4 people ; for a total of 10 beds (12 guests max). We offer accommodation to suit all budgets ; full board with a picnic, half board, bed and breakfast or simply a bed for the night.
Email email@example.com giving details of the number of adults and children, arrival and departure dates. Please also state if you are looking for room only, half board, full board or hiring the gîte.
You can also book your accommodation on Booking.com.Soon on Airbnb
Look forward to seeing you soon! Mike.
OPEN SUMMER & WINTER