9 unusual accommodations for a getaway in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Discover our selection of the best unusual accommodations in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes for an unforgettable stay and experience.

Are you visiting the beautiful Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region for the weekend and looking for accommodation? Are you simply looking for an unusual experience to get away from it all? Then this article is for you! Generation Voyage has selected the 9 best unusual accommodations in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes!

Sleep in a tent suspended in the middle of the forest and its extensive flora, try the dome experience in the middle of the mountains, discover the life of a miller or prefer a spa and cocooning evening in a chalet… Whatever your preferences, we promise you an exceptional stay, with memorable souvenirs. So whether you’re looking to get away with friends, family or just the two of you, don’t hesitate to discover our selection!

1. The tent in the trees

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Accessible to people aged 12 and over, made for two, and pet-friendly, the suspended tent is our first unusual accommodation in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes! You’ll be staying in the Senaud estate. Perched high in your tree, you’ll be able to open all sides of the tent, and enjoy a breathtaking view over the Rhône Valley.

This rather comfortable location also boasts a 30m2 terrace. Every evening, you’ll be treated to an absolutely sublime sunset. The tent is equipped with a large mattress and electricity. You’ll also have access to running water, so you can wash up or quench your thirst. A restaurant is also available on site, although breakfast is not included.

2. The tree house

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After the tent, it’s time for the cabin! This time, it’s in the heart of the Lioran ski resort that you’ll enjoy a memorable stay in an unusual accommodation in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. But first of all, we must warn you: access to this hut has to be earned, and the journey is a bit sporty. You’ll have to cross two suspension bridges and a zip line to reach the accommodation! But believe us, your efforts will be rewarded.

Equipped with a double bed, dry toilet, heating and electricity, this remote cabin in the heart of the resort is particularly romantic. Come and stay here in winter, as a couple, and overlook a white expanse of fresh snow, while living to the sound of the surrounding owls. Showers and meals are provided in a nearby hotel.

3. The barn-loft living room

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Do you know what a loft barn is? Well, after a stay in this unusual accommodation in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, you’ll have the answer! The house nicknamed « Pintedru » is a renovated Ardéchoise farmhouse nestled in the rugged hillsides of Cornas. Although the location is totally remote and therefore difficult to access, it nonetheless promises a soothing stay. What’s more, the accommodation is fully equipped.

So, in the midst of the region’s mountains, you and your family can come and enjoy the heated swimming pool, the many spectacular views, and even ask to take part in Shiatsu treatment sessions.

Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, enjoy a complete change of scenery with your family or friends.

4. The dome among the stars

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Located on the edge of the forest at the resort of Les Gets in Haute-Savoie, this dome-shaped accommodation offers you the chance to escape for the duration of an unusual stay in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Whether you choose to visit as a couple, with family or friends, hosts Amélie and Valentine will take good care of you. After all, it’s not for nothing that this accommodation has been awarded top marks by travelers!

Accommodating 2 to 6 people, the dome has all the comforts you need for a successful stay. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a large outdoor area reserved for you, for a feeling of absolute plenitude. Take advantage of a starry night to admire the Milky Way, and then enjoy an unforgettable breakfast at first light.

5. The angel’s castle

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Welcome to Domaine des Châteaux de l’ange, our new unusual accommodation in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes! Although four châteaux will soon be appearing on this estate, there is currently only one: the one you’ll be staying in. But you won’t just be staying, you’ll also be relaxing! Everything you need is at your disposal.

A king-size bed, a formal garden, a soothing wooden structure and above all a major asset… a private Jacuzzi with a plunging view of the Ardèche countryside, the Vercors and the Alps in the background. In short, the life of a queen and king, in a modern-day château!

6. Le Saloon & Spa

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Discover the Saloon & Spa, a group of chalets offering total comfort. At the heart of the Gîte de la Patte Nordic, in Haute-Savoie, you’ll be staying in two-person chalets, accessible only to those aged 18 and over. You’ll be able to take advantage of the many activities available in the area, such as accrobranche (tree climbing) or the many hiking trails available from the gîte.

The decor, meanwhile, is surrealistic and reminiscent of the finest Far West films. Your unusual accommodation in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes offers all the comforts you could hope for: a four-poster double bed, a period piano, meticulous decoration, a games table and, of course, a bar to complete the immersion! Last but not least, there’s a spa area where you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet with your other half.

7. Varennes castle

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Spend a night at the Château de Varennes, an establishment dating back to the 11th century. In this unique setting, one of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes’ finest unusual accommodations, you’ll stay in a large, charming room with en-suite bathroom. For a real château experience, you can have your breakfast delivered to the door of this very room, at any time you like!

As for the large park and outdoor area, it’s particularly well designed and offers you the chance to enjoy beautiful strolls in the setting sun. Stroll among the fountains and ponds and discover a veritable « jardin à la française ». Animal lovers will also be delighted, as the château has two guard dogs, Homère and Fanny, who are both very cuddly, as well as two donkeys, Dorian and Édouard.

8. La Cabane pod at the gateway to Gorges

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Halfway between the cabin of our tender childhood, and our dreams of escapades and escape from civilization, this unusual accommodation in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a lovely surprise! The pod hut will welcome you in the middle of the forest, in an almost unknown world, for a secluded stay far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The little wooden camping hut has all the comforts of a 2-person weekend getaway.

Thanks to its porch, terrace and minimalist interior, feel the natural energies developing here and recharge your batteries. For your little pleasures, a barbecue area is also available and accessible all year round. What’s more, fresh bread and croissants are delivered to your door every morning.

9. The Crystal dome

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The Crystal Dôme is the latest unusual accommodation in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, perched three meters above the ground. A real cosy nest for traveling couples looking for an unusual night out, this accommodation is accessible to all. Outside, you’ll enjoy a small private terrace overlooking the natural pond, as well as the large forest in front of you.

Although this apartment is insulated, don’t worry, it’s fully equipped! You’ll benefit from electricity (and even heating if required), a private bathroom, bed linen and comfortable bathrobes. So all you have to worry about is your other half, and you’ll be able to make the most of this cozy little nest.