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Megève Hotels

$200-$299
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Alpaga Hotel
Allée des Marmousets
Megève
France 74120
Tel: 33 4 50 54 65 36
welcome@lodgemontagnard.com
lodgemontagnard.com

On the edge of a tony Alpine resort, the new 22-room Alpaga offers a fresh take on French chalet chic. The lodge is a major—and welcome—change from the folklore-heavy decors of heart motifs, plaids, and mounted stags that have long prevailed at such well-known local hotels as Les Fermes de Marie. With its pine exteriors and low-slung roofs, Alpaga's complex of Savoyard chalets may look traditional, but inside their ash-gray pine walls and oak plank floors you'll find bronze silk curtains, simple metal lamps with natural linen shades, black velvet armchairs, black-painted radiators, and built-in slate-topped desks that cop a sophisticated Zen look. Balconies offer stunning views over the surrounding mountains, and beds have oxblood-leather headboards and are made up with faux-fur throws. Baths are done up in slate and black granite and come with bathtubs and walk-in showers. A spa with picture window walls features a large indoor pool, steam room, and sauna, and in keeping with the hotel's quietly modish atmosphere, the hotel's restaurant skips fondue and tartiflette and instead serves delicious contemporary French bistro dishes like oeufs en meurette (poached eggs in bacon-and-redwine sauce) and roasted cod with black olive mashed potatoes.

$300-$399
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Chalet St. Georges
159 Rue Monseigneur Conseil
Megève
France 74120
Tel: 33 450 93 07 15
chalet-st-georges@wanadoo.fr
www.hotel-chaletstgeorges.com

This intimate boutique chalet-hotel is situated in the center of Megève, within easy reach of the Chamois gondola. Regine Goudal, who runs the place, is on hand to make you feel as if you're a guest visiting her home, as you relax in front of the living room's blazing log fire. The 24 pretty bedrooms (five of them suites) have hand-painted wood, stenciled borders on the walls, and teddy bears on the beds. You can stay on either a bed-and-breakfast or half-board basis, the latter including dinner. The two à la carte restaurants specialize in game (La Table du Trappeur) or fish (La Terrasse du Pêcheur).

$300-$399
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Hotel Mont Blanc
Place de l'Église
Megève
France 74120
Tel: 33 450 21 20 02
contact@hotelmonblanc.com
www.hotelmontblanc.com

Celebrated designer and artist Jocelyne Sibuet has updated the Mont-Blanc—situated right in Megève's center—and added her classy touch to another three hotels in town (including Les Fermes de Marie and the Fer à Cheval), as well as similarly stylistic masterpieces in Lyon and Provence. In the Mont-Blanc's former heyday in the 1950s and '60s, wild-child artist and author Jean Cocteau held court here. Rita Hayworth and Prince Ali Khan were caught having a tryst, and Brigitte Bardot was a regular guest. Two of the 40 rooms and suites have Cocteau murals, and the decoration overall is a Tyrolean-Provençal blend, with fabrics in rich cream, dark green, and burgundy red. The hotel's restaurant, Les Enfants Terribles, was independently run for many years, but the Sibuet empire reclaimed it and transformed it into a Parisian brasserie.

$200-$299
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La Grange d'Arly
BP 68
Megève
France 74120
Tel: 33 450 58 77 88
contact@grange-darly.com
www.megeve-hotels.com/acceuil.htm

Jean-Marie and Christine Allard's traditional chalet-hotel is set on its own grounds just a few minutes' walk from both the lifts and the resort center. The lounge area is light, airy, and furnished with fabrics in sunny Mediterranean colors—a warming contrast to the white winter landscape. All 22 bedrooms have balconies and are individually furnished with cheerful fabrics and pine paneling. The hotel restaurant's simple Savoyard cuisine focuses on recipes passed down through the generations, with an emphasis on locally cured hams and cheese dishes such as fondue and raclette.

$200-$299
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Le Fer à Cheval
36 Route du Crêt d'Arbois
Megève
France 74120
Tel: 33 450 21 30 39
fer-a-cheval@wanadoo.fr
www.feracheval-megeve.com

This 50-year-old hotel, bought by the designer Jocelyne Sibuet and her family (who also own Hôtel Mont-Blanc and Les Fermes de Marie) a few years ago is a wonderfully romantic hideaway with ancient Savoyard decor, including wood-paneled ceilings and walls covered with checkered and floral fabrics. The 56 generously sized rooms, with sloping beamed ceilings, have antique furniture and faux-fur bedspreads. The candlelit restaurant serves local game and cheese dishes, and there's a new spa with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and five treatment rooms. The service? Aloof but unerringly accurate.

$199 or less
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Le Gai Soleil
343 Rue Crêt du Midi
Megève
France 74120
Tel: 33 450 21 00 70
info@le-gai-soleil.fr
www.le-gai-soleil.fr

This little family-run inn of 21 bedrooms, tucked into a chalet between the village center and the ski slopes, is one of the best bargains in town. The decor is simple, with pine-paneled walls, minimal furnishings, and colorful quilts and curtains to brighten things up. Most of the bedrooms have a balcony and views over the Jaillet or Rochebrune mountains. Stays are for a minimum of four days, and in high season (December 15–January 6 and February 9–March 9) you must take a half-board deal. This includes a buffet or continental breakfast and a three-course dinner.

$300-$399
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Le Lodge Park
100 Rue d'Arly
Megève
France 74120
Tel: 33 450 93 05 03
contact@lodgeparc.com
www.lodgepark.com

In contrast to the chalets that are the mainstay of Megève, the Lodge Park owes more to Wyoming than Savoie. It's in a quiet spot surrounded by trees but is only a couple of minutes' walk from the casino, Central Square, and the lifts. The lodge is decorated in log-cabin style with some eccentric touches—armchairs and bar stools made from antlers, and bark-lined walls hung with hunting and shooting trophies. The 49 rooms and suites have similar decor, and many have their own fireplaces. The North American theme continues in the restaurant, with dishes such as shoulder of bison with sweet potatoes. If you need to relax after a day on the slopes, there's a spa with four treatment rooms.

$300-$399
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Les Fermes de Marie
Chemin de Riante Colline
Megève
France 74120
Tel: 33 450 93 03 10
contact@fermesdemarie.com
www.fermesdemarie.com

This "ancient" hotel looks like it has been in place for 100 years, but it was almost entirely formed in the 1990s from the reclaimed timber of local barns. The only authentic part is the 17th-century cowshed, with a magnificent vaulted ceiling and flagstone floor in the main restaurant. The hotel has four eating options in all, including a grill room, an eatery entirely devoted to cheese dishes, and a mountain hut that is open two days a week. Most of the 71 guest rooms and suites have balconies, and some have fireplaces. All have wood-paneled walls, hand-carved furniture, and alpine accessories, such as old wooden chests. A pleasant swimming pool is tucked away in one of the barns. Be aware that Les Fermes is inconveniently situated on the outskirts of town, well away from lifts and shops, but the hotel runs a courtesy car service for its guests and diners.

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