Hotels and hotel dining in Morzine
Our story, our character.
La Bergerie hotel's story is above all a family one! First, there was Jean Vuarnet, the 1960 Squaw Valley downhill ski champion, who grew up here. Then came Paule and her husband, architect Claude Marullaz, who built the hotel as we know it today in 1976. From the very beginning, La Bergerie has always offered a classy, modern approach, with kitchen facilities in the bedrooms.
For the last 20 years, Paule and Claude’s daughter Caroline has been welcoming guests to La Bergerie in the heart of Morzine, along with her husband Eric and their children Alexandra and Arthur. Today, this 4-star chalet-hotel – which is still a family home - has everything you need to ensure that it’s home from home, whether it’s for a couple of days or weeks, with your own family or your partner on a romantic break, or friends...And just to reiterate how much we enjoy welcoming families at La Bergerie, remember that children under 12 years old stay free in their parents’ room (or with their grandparents or older brother...!)
Bar and Lounges
As in every family home, La Bergerie has a place where friends and a mix of generations can meet...a place to relax and read by the fireside...a place to share the excitement of watching the 6 Nations rugby or the Tour de France...In our home, as in yours perhaps, it’s the lounge where all this happens, and the bar adjoins it. Just renovated, the lounge and bar are beautifully decorated, and offer a charming family space that quickly comes to life at high tea and later on both before and during children’s dinner time! In the bar, each of our carefully selected wines has its own tale to tell, or there’s plenty of Mont-Blanc artisanal beer to choose from, or cocktails and all the fruit juices and sodas you would expect from our well-stocked fridges. Finally, Caroline’s delicious tea selections deserve a special mention, using a wonderful blend of Kusmi Tea.
La Bergerie chalet-hotel is a children’s paradise; we’ve even dedicated our games room to them, and there’s also table-tennis, table football, outdoor board games and Playmobil® toys – everything you could imagine for your children to have fun. For creative play, there’s a large blackboard which they can use to draw on with chalk, or pretend to be at school with their new friends.
We believe that every child who stays here is a VIP: Very Important Progeny! So at La Bergerie, we make dinner fun at our Children’s Table. All ages muck in and friendships are forged with lots of laughter. Sometimes, the older children give Caroline a hand serving the little ones. There’s our traditional homemade vegetable soup with cheese to start, but otherwise the menu changes every day and can be adapted to your children’s needs. The tablemats are ideal for drawing on or colouring in before or after dinner, which is served at 7.30pm. Afterwards, with tummies filled and smiles all round, the children head off to the games room or the garden. What more could you ask for!
While the older kids – and mums and dads! – seem to enjoy occasionally finishing off their charges’ dinner, it’s a tradition to invite the oldest children to the Table du Berger a night a week (only during school holidays). Although this is principally an adult dining experience, we apply the same principles to the grown-up menu as the children’s: quality fresh ingredients, locally sourced where possible. Once again our delicious vegetable soup makes a great starter, followed by locally made charcuterie and cheese from our high-altitude meadows and village dairies, homemade quiche and cold meats, generous salads of lettuce hearts or tabbouleh... The buffet finale is a choice of homemade desserts, but watch out for the chocolate cake, which should really carry a “death by...” health warning! As per the children’s table, the adult buffet has the same friendly atmosphere and just as many happy faces – albeit with a few more laughter lines!