After more than a year of travel restrictions, what better way to reconnect with the great outdoors than with an overnight stay in a luxury treehouse bubble in the heart of the French Alps. Debuting this summer, the new pod accommodation is the latest offering at Les Bulles des Mines d’Or, a unique glamping site just a stone’s throw from the bustling resort of Morzine.
Nestled six metres up, La Bulle Perchée was constructed using state of the art materials, with the sturdy transparent plastic shell allowing guests to fully appreciate their natural surroundings. Accessed via a wooden footbridge, the tree-top accommodation comes complete with Dyson air-conditioning/heating, electricity, a wardrobe, a large double bed, and a terrace with deck chairs and a table, so occupants can stargaze in privacy and comfort.
Fully operational from May to October, the new tree-top accommodation joins two existing ground-based bubbles, which have been welcoming visitors since 2018. La Bulle des Hauts-Forts and La Bulle du Lac enjoy the same levels of comfort as La Bulle Perchée, while offering full 360° panoramas of the surrounding area. What’s more, guests opting for La Bulle du Lac, have access to their very own jacuzzi, situated on a private terrace next to the bubble.
The Bulles des Mines d’Or team offer a variety packages and optional extras, including a full dinner, breakfast, and drinks service, featuring charcuterie, local cheeses, and regional wines. Visitors can also opt for a massage in their bubble, with an extensive treatment menu, letting guests relax and unwind in style. Additionally, all three bubbles are located a short walk away from the Chalet des Bulles, which features all the necessary comforts to ensure a pleasant stay. Here guests have access to VIP shower and toilet facilities as well as a dining area and cosy lounge. And while overnight stays are not possible during the winter season, holidaymakers can experience lunch time bubble dining from December to April at the site’s Resto des Bulles, which specialises in authentic Alpine cuisine.
Aurélie Marchand, who owns and runs Les Bulles des Mines d’Or said “We wanted to add to our two existing bubbles but choose something a little different. Come and play Robinson Crusoe in our treetop bubble! We’re really excited about this new addition that’s six metres above the ground perched on a terrace in the trees. It’s a real night spent in harmony with nature and the elements, a night you’ll never forget!”
Summer in Morzine
Morzine is set the heart of the Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil area and is only an hour and a quarter from Geneva Airport. Benefiting from direct flights from London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol and Leeds, the village is the perfect base of UK holidaymakers wanting to get active in the mountains and for those wanting to explore the entire region this summer. Situated at an altitude of over 1,000m, Morzine is one of the most northerly of the French Alpine resorts, enjoying stunning mountain views and a traditional village feel with boutique hotels, independent shops, and Old-World wooden architecture.
Although Morzine is less travelled outside of the ski season, it has just as much to offer in the summer with hundreds of hiking and biking trails set against the spectacular Alpine scenery. There are around 380km of marked trails in the area with varying degrees of technical skill required, as well as 15 mapped road cycling itineraries to explore. In addition, holidaymakers can choose from a range of climbing, trekking, and fishing excursions or an array of more transformative experiences, like horse-back rides in the mountains or taking to the skies over the Alps in helicopter or paraglider. Traditional horse-drawn carriage rides through the picturesque town centre, outdoor yoga sessions and gastronomic walking tours are ideal for those wanting to take it slowly, while thrill-seekers can take advantage of the region’s superb canyoning, paragliding, white water rafting and mountain biking.
Morzine has been awarded the ‘SafeGuard’ label by the Bureau Veritas France, which provides a guarantee that the resort respects the protective sanitary protocols put in place by the authorities and those recommended by the World Health Organisation, while also ensuring appropriate COVID-19 training for village workers. Several reassuring health and safety measures will be in place throughout the village, allowing holidaymakers to make the most of their time away, but the ski lifts, which during warmer months are used by hikers and bikers, are set to operate at 100% capacity.
An overnight stay for two guests at Les Bulles des Mines d’Or accommodated in La Bulle Perchée with breakfast is priced at €200 / £173 (€250 / £216 including dinner)
To plan your Morzine trip and for more information, please visit: https://en.morzine-avoriaz.com