Retreat venue hire
in the heart of the French Alps
Whisk your tribe away to a tranquil haven of deep valleys, sky-high peaks, lakes and waterfalls, just 90 minutes from Geneva airport or train station.
Our centuries-old Alpine Farmhouse offers an inspiring space for creative, restorative and back-to-nature retreats and workstations.
Sleeping 20 guests in 10 charming bedrooms, Ferme a Jules is a large stylish chalet, with spaces for both intimate meetings and large workshops.
For absolute refreshment of the mind, body and soul we also work with experienced practitioners to offer a range of holistic and spa activities such as yoga, QiGong, meditation and massage.
The perfect place for wellness and mindfulness retreats.
Flexible to meet all needs
Team building and corporate retreats, co-working, film-making, yoga retreats or wellness escapes: whatever your reason for bringing your people together, our retreat centre can be designed around your specification to make the space work for you.
Available year-round and perfectly situated for all kinds of alpine adventures, from skiing on the epic Portes du Soleil mountains in winter to hiking, road and trail biking, white-water rafting, paddle boarding and lake swimming in the warmer months.
Design your space
We design great spaces for learning, creating and meeting. We offer a workspace design consultation, set-up and facilitation to your specification.
Key features of the chalet
- Huge living space with various options for seating
- Large dining room with long, farmhouse table for sociable meals
- Separate bar
- Quiet spaces for working/reading/relaxing inside and outside the chalet
- Beautiful lawn for outdoor yoga, meditation, meetings and al fresco dining
- Wifi throughout chalet
Luxurious linens and comfortable beds make for deep sleeps in Ferme a Jules’ beautifully appointed bedrooms. The chalet sleeps 20 guests in 10 twin or double ensuite rooms spread across the three floors of the chalet.
The balconies make the most of the mountain views, and guests are invited to relax in the chalet’s hot tub and sauna.
Big adventure, deep relaxation
Great peaks, freshwater lakes, gushing waterfalls, river rapids and tranquil forests: the Alps are Europe’s biggest natural playground, and our retreat venue is situated right in the heart of the action.
Feed your appetite for adventure, get a kick from learning a new skill or simply enjoy time in nature.
Adventure and adrenaline
Pick and mix from our inspiring menu of mountain and holistic activities:
- White-water rafting
- Canyoning down waterfalls
- Via Ferrata
- Guided walks in mountains
- Overnight mountain refuge hike
- Mountain biking
- Snow shoeing
- Skiing, snowboarding tuition
- X-country skiing, off piste guide, split-boarding
Holistic and Spa
- Tai Chi
- Forest Bathing
- Wild swimming
AliKats’ chefs will design a menu that
reflects the themes and preferences of your retreat.
Food is organic, local and seasonal. Herbs, fruit, vegetables and eggs come from AliKats’ permaculture garden, while other ingredients, including meat, cheese and fish, are bought from local suppliers. All styles of eating can be served, including a complete vegetarian or vegan menu.
Meals are usually served on the chalet’s long, farmhouse-style table or outside on the lawn in the warmer seasons.
A refreshing mix of home-made non-alcoholic infused waters, fruit juices, smoothies and vegetable juices are available, with wine, local beer and spirits possible if desired.
Fast access to the mountains
Only 1.5 hours from Geneva airport and train stations
Maximise your mountain time, minimise your travel time.
Our retreat centre is located in a quiet mountain hamlet 2 km from the mountain sports Mecca of Morzine, in the heart of the epic Portes to Soleil mountain range. We are 1.5 hours from Geneva train station or airport, which has frequent flights from London City Airport, Gatwick and Heathrow, as well as most major airports in Europe. It’s so fast you can plan workshops and activities on arrival and departure days.
We design retreats
We run retreats ourselves so are perfectly equipped to help you put together your own
Need a retreat leader or not sure how to plan your business retreat? Check out our Elevated Outlook Retreats for teams.
These retreats offer the opportunity to work with business innovation consultant Caitlin Cockerton. Whether your retreat goal is strategic planning, problem solving, team building or a refreshing work-away to allow your team to flourish together, Caitlin works with our retreat team to create an itinerary that cultivates meaning, connection and impact, and above all helps your team express their fullest potential.
Let us take care of you
We offer a complete concierge service to ensure your retreat runs smoothly from start to finish. Our dedicated team of chalet chefs and hosts take care of food and service, cleaning and resort transport in our comfortable mini buses. We can also pre-arrange mountain lift passes (walking, biking and skiing), airport transfers and equipment hire for skiing, snowboarding and mountaineering.
Our company became carbon neutral and zero food waste in 2022, and our retreats, like all our products, are designed to be as low impact as possible. We are always interested in working with companies who share our vision. Find out more here
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