All year round Maarten and Willemijn, your hosts, are ready to welcome you to their cosy hotel. Situated near Alpe d'Huez there are endless outdoor activities to pursue during both the summer and winter seasons whilst staying at this great value hotel.
The hotel offers 15 simple but comfortable rooms, which sleep one to four guests. A warm welcome, a cosy atmosphere and great service are the main objectives.
During winter the shuttle bus stops just outside the hotel and it takes you up to Oz en Oisans and Vaujany from where you can easily access the Grand Domain of Alpe d’Huez by cable car.
In summer the hotel is visited by many cyclists, hikers and other alpine-lovers. At the hotel there is a secured bike shed, a small swimming pool and a sunny garden/terrace. In the afternoon their is a pasta buffet for those who have been actively enjoying the mountains.
The rooms can be rented on B&B or half board basis, where breakfast and dinner at their restaurant is included. If you wish to include the pasta buffet as well, the cycling package is an ideal option.
For further information or to make a booking please enquire directly or visit their website using the links on this page.
At this hotel you are able to book short stays, even through school holidays with as little as one nights notice!
Auberge La Douce Montagne is a hotel-restaurant beautifully situated in a serene valley in the French Alps near Alpe d’Huez. No matter what time of the year; whether you come to enjoy the snow or want to go cycling, hiking or climbing, the hotel is ideally located to spend your holiday. There is always plenty of sunshine, fresh mountain air and lots of activities close by!
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool which is open in the summer months and is the perfect spot to cool off after a day in the mountains.
In the bar you can have a drink at the fireplace or play some games at the “locals table”. During the winter season you may want to put on your dancing shoes during the “après-ski” and in the summer season there is often sport events (like Tour de France) on a big screen.
The hotel has a comfortable dining room where breakfast and dinner are served. During the warmer months if is also possible to eat outside.
Breakfast is served every morning from 07:30 till 09:30. On the buffet you’ll find several kinds of bread, cheese, ham, jam, cereals, yoghurt, fruits, milk, orange and grapefruit juice and coffee/tea available.
At lunch time our menu offers salads, sandwiches, pastas and snacks. These items can be ordered throughout the day. Throughout summer (May-September) a pasta buffet is offered in the afternoon, for those who wish to replenish their carbohydrates. On this buffet you will generally find a hot pasta, a pasta salad and lettuce / raw vegetables.
The evening meal (included in half board or cyclist package) consists of a three course menu (starter, main course, dessert) and is normally served at 19:30. There is also à la carte dishes. In summer once a week there is a barbecue on the terrace.
Families & Kids
During winter school holidays the hotel do organise several activities in and near the hotel for families and kids.
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Alpe d'Huez from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in Alpe d'Huez Valley, France
You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here. Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options.
Also see: Cycle Hire in Alpe d'Huez Valley, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Alpe d'Huez Valley, France
Lifts & Passes
You can book all your lift passes through the hotel in advance. Alternatively you can purchase them at reception on arrival. If you wish to ski on the same day as you arrive, you will need to let them know in advance.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Alpe d'Huez, France
Instructors & Lessons
If you would like to book Ski or Snowboard lessons for you or your family, the hotel can make the arrangements on your behalf in advance (minimum of 15 days prior to your first lesson).
Also see: Ski Schools in Alpe d'Huez Valley, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Alpe d'Huez whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Alpe d'Huez Valley, France
There's a free shuttle form Allemont to Oz en Oisans or Vaujany (both part of the Alpe d'Huez ski area).
Free parking next to the hotel or close to the hotel
- "Perfect place to stay for cycling holiday in the Alps. A very friendly hotel with a lot of charm and character." - Trip Advisor
- "Stayed one night to extend a ski trip and it couldn't have worked out better. Recent room refurbishment done well, making for comfortable room and good sleep. Food good and nice and relaxing by the fire. Staff friendly but not intrusive. Would book again and recommend. " - Trip Advisor
- "Perfect place to stay for cycling holiday in the Alps. A very friendly hotel with a lot of charm and character. The bedrooms are going through an upgrade and improvement programme and are bright and comfortable with great showers. The management and staff obviously love their work as nothing is too much trouble for them. Food is good and plentiful and for cyclists there is a specific lock up storage unit.
Looking forward to returning again." - Trip Advisor
- "Spent three nights in this very small but well run hotel. Staff excellent and very helpful. Bedroom recently refurbished so very nice. Food especially dinner was very nice on both evenings. This is a perfect place to stay if you are looking for a quiet trip and want to do plenty of skiing. It is a short ten minute drive to the ski lift and a 45 minute drive from Grenoble. I would recommend and will stay in this hotel again. Thank you all very much for a wonderful stay.." - Trip Advisor
- "We have stayed two times in this lovely hotel and the last time we came, we had one of the renovated rooms. We were happy with the old rooms too, but we have to say that the renovated room was really perfect. It was a 4 persons room - we are a family of 4 - and the room was spacious, nice and comfortable and the bathroom just perfect. We really appreciate and like the owners and their professional and kind staff. Very helpful in any way and really welcoming and nice to our children." - Trip Advisor
Cross town transit is made easy in Alpe d’Huez by the ‘yoghurt pot’ lift system which runs from the old town all the way up to the DMC Station, with stops in between. Whilst the 4-man chair lifts links, L’Eclose with main installation of Les Bergers from Les Bergers take the ‘scare chair’ (Alp Auris) across the valley to Auris. Marmottes 1, 2 & 3, Romains and the Rif Nel express offer great access from Les Bergers Centre. From the top end of the town the Pic Blanc can be accessed from the DMC Gondola Car from which you can ski down to Oz or Vaujany. From Vaujany you can come back up in the aptly nicknamed ‘James Bond’ Gondola car. The famous Sarenne Black run (16km) is accessed from the top station of the DMC gondola car (Pic Blanc), at the lower end of the resort ‘Teleseige’ takes you from Huez Village back up to the old town. Ideally all the beginner’s slopes are situated around the lower slopes of the DMC and Les Bergers systems.
Also see: Ski Areas in Alpe d'Huez, France
Auberge La Douce Montagne will be situated in the l'Eau d'Olle Valley. Next to the bakery and opposite the medical services.
Also see: Maps of Alpe d'Huez, France
Location: Alpe d'Huez Valley
Star Rating: Boutique / Small
Property Style: Boutique / Designer | Hotel
Special Breaks: Cycling Tours / Groups | Ski Short-stays
Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Catering: Half-board | Breakfast
Transport: Area shuttle (surcharge) | Ski shuttle (complimentary)
Cleaning: Daily housekeeping | Linen Provided
Access: Car advisable | Children welcome | Family rooms | Pedestrian access
Restrictions: Non-smoking | Pets not allowed
Room: Central-heating | Extra towels/bedding
Car-parking: Parking on street
Entertainment: Restaurant | DVD Player | Free WiFi | TV
Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace
Spa & Fitness: Sauna | Pool (outdoor)
View: Garden view | Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 450 route des Fonderies Royales, Allemont | Alpe d'Huez Valley | 38114