Auberge des Ecrins

Auberge des Ecrins

The Auberge des Ecrins is located in the heart of the awe inspiring Champoléon Valley, one of the branches of the Champsaur Valley where we operate and run most of our activities, both in summer and winter. Its situation is quite ideal, not too far away from Orcières (the largest ski resort in the area) or Pont-du-Fossé, a lovely traditional alpine village - and at the same time far away from all the hustle and bustle of civilisation! 

The Auberge des Ecrins has a new owner, Elisabeth, since 2019. She is a very hospitable host and will ensure you are well looked after when residing there. 

There are 10 rooms in total. They are all ensuite and can sleep from 2 to 4 people. They are basic but comfortable rooms and offer everything one can expect from a traditional Auberge. 

The on-site restaurant is decorated in a funky way - quite unexpected from a place located in such a remote alpine valley! - and offers a very good value for money, local cuisine. There is a bar as well (don't forget to try the famous local liquor called Génépi!), and concerts and events are organised on a regular basis, turning the whole place into a joyfully animated scene. 

If you're staying at the Auberge, we highly recommend you visit the Maison du Berger, located just a few meters away: this place is probably one of the greatest and most comprehensive museums in France to get familiar with everything that revolves around pastoralism (the art of sheep herding). A fascinating place!

All in all, the Auberge des Ecrins is a very cosy place. Don't expect 4 star comfort, but it's generally a great little place to spend a few days in, meet the locals, and enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the area.

In the summer, it is a perfect location for mountain bikers (this is where you spend your first night when you do our famous Alps to Provence MTB Tour), as well as for hikers of all levels!

28 people
10 bedrooms

Facilities and equipment included:
Bedding, Board Games, Flat Screen TV, Library, Sheets & Towels, Storage Area (Skis, Bikes), Sun Terrace, Wi-Fi

Facilities and equipment at extra charge:
Food Options, On-Site Restaurant, Snack Bar, Tea & Coffee Facilities

3 × Ensuite Double / Twin Room with Balcony (sleeps 2)

There are three of these types of rooms: the "Tourond", the "Crupillouse" and the "Vieux Chaillol". They are all equipped with a French window that opens out onto a private balcony. Bathrooms are ensuite with showers and toilet. The beds can be clipped together to make a double bed or twin beds.

Equipment and facilities included: Bedding, Sheets, Towels

3 × Ensuite Double / Twin Room with Velux Window (sleeps 2)

There are three of these rooms: the "Aiguille des Courbes", the "Sirac" and the "Val Estrèche". These rooms are slightly smaller than the balcony rooms and have a Velux window. They are ensuite with shower and toilet. The beds can be joined together to make a double bed or separated to make twin beds.

Equipment and facilities included: Bedding, Sheets, Towels

2 × Ensuite Family Room (sleeps 4)

There are two family rooms of this kind. The "Autane" room has a French window opening out onto a private balcony with a mountain view. It has an ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet. There are twin beds that can be attached together to make a double bed and a set of bunk beds in the room. This room has disabled access.

The "Cédéra" room boasts a large double Velux and a bathroom with bath and separate toilet. There are twin beds that can be attached together to make a double bed and a set of bunk beds in the room.

Equipment and facilities included: Bedding, Sheets, Towels

2 × Family Suite with Bedroom, Bathroom and Lounge (sleeps 4)

There are two family suites: the "Roc d'Alibrande" and the "Méoillion". They both consist of one bedroom with twin beds that can be joined together to make a double bed and a lounge area with a quality double sofa bed. The bathrooms are ensuite with bath and toilet. Perfect for a couple with two children or baby as there are two separate sleeping areas and the added advantage of a lounge space for children to play in in the day time.

Equipment and facilities included: Bedding, Sheets, Towels

Board Options

Holidays based here are priced on a room only basis unless otherwise specified but it is recommended that you eat here as the food is very good using local quality produce and creative cuisine.

Food

Breakfast 8.00€
Evening Meal 20.00€
Picnic 9.00€

Policies

Check-in is after 16H00 and check-out is before 10H00 on your day of departure.

As this accommodation is an Auberge rather than a hotel, there is no daily cleaning service in your rooms. However it is possible to request it for a small supplement!

This property operates a no smoking policy inside. Pets are allowed but not in the rooms. 

Location

Reviews

Keith and Kirsty - Alps to Provence Mountain Biking Tour

June 2019

Customer Review

The accommodation was varied but all of a good standard.   Some nights are in hotels with pools, others in B&B type ac...

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Mike Clark - Snowshoeing Holiday

March 2014

Customer Review

Great location. Excellent food. Many thanks to Stephanie and Laurent and all the staff for a warm and friendly welcome. ...

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Zlata Bayandina - Snowshoeing Holiday

January 2014

Customer Review

Cooking is very good. Every day something new. Facilities are basic, but it's enough. (There are some minor issues like...

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Alastair Barclay - Snowshoeing Holiday

January 2014

Customer Review

The Auberge was very welcoming with good food - typically French!

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