Travel Diary: Lodge Park-Megeve

TravelDiary-Megeve

As you read in my last post, we visited the posh ski resort town of Megeve, France to watch the Tour de France in person, which has been a bucket list item of mine for a while now.

This little town of Megeve was so quaint and magical, exactly how you would picture a ski town in the Swiss alps to be.  We stayed at the Lodge Park hotel which was a last minute choice, because all other rooms in Megeve were completely sold out due to the race being in town.  

Let me tell you, this resort was like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  It’s theme is “chic hunting lodge” and the decor was spot on.  From the moment you walk in, you are greeted by walls covered in brown spotted cow hide.

Yes, you heard that right, the wallpaper is made of cow fur!

There are unique wooden slabs carved into seats, real white birch trees lining the walls, and chairs made from moose antlers.  Even the curtains were amazing, lined down each edge with supple ostrich feathers.

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Our room was just as chic, from the fur bedspread to the wool tartan wallpaper and antler sconces.  When we arrived they also gave us welcome treats; a bag of cookies, a couple bottles of Evian, and some of their signature spa products.

Even though we were visiting in the summertime, I can just imagine how warm and cozy this room must be after a long day of skiing in the Alps!

The room also had these scented diffuser sticks that I wish I could have brought home with me.  They smelled fresh and woodsy, but with a hint of musk.  Our bathroom was just as large as the bedroom, with dual sinks and a full size deep soaking tub.

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In my opinion, the best part of this hotel was the spa.  Oh. My. God.  You are in for a real treat when you check in here.

The spa is completely complimentary for all hotel guests and it includes a Relaxation Room infused with color changing light therapy, a cedar wood sauna, a ham-man room (steam room), 2 private saunas, a hot tub with plentiful jets, and a swimming pool.  The pool was soothing and had just the right water temperature.  It even had jets and a waterfall faucet which added an extra special element.

The spa also included 3 different types of showers for rinsing off before and after your treatments.  One was the Japanese ice bucket shower, meant to refresh and cool your body down after using the sauna.  You pull a rope attached to an overhead wooden bucket and it douses you in icy cold water!  (This sounded more like a torture device to me, so I skipped it).

It is also worth mentioning that they do have a complete list of spa treatments including massage, facials, and body therapies.  I did not partake in any of these, but I’m sure they are wonderful!

While we did not eat any dinners here, the breakfast spread was truly divine.  It was buffet style, but included several kinds of homemade breads, pastries and croissants, cereal, meusli, 3 kinds of freshly squeezed juices, yogurts, meat and cheese boards, smoked salmon, fresh fruit and homemade jams.

I’m sure I am forgetting some items, but the menu was pretty comprehensive.  Additionally, you could order egg omelets, made to your liking, by the hotel’s chef.

There was also a different “detox” drink mixed fresh each day.  My favorite was the lemon ginger mint water.  So refreshing.

They use a lot of locally grown farm-to-table foods, and below is a picture of their lettuce garden, as seen from our balcony.

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An extra special thanks to the Le Lodge Park hotel for our wonderful stay!

Have you ever been to Megeve?  Doesn’t the Lodge Park hotel spa look divine?  Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!

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