Enjoy your own terraceSide-view (bedroom windows upstairs)

5 guests

2 rooms

1 bed

1.5 baths

5 guests

2 rooms

1 bed

1.5 baths

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About this listing


Extra people: £30 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £43
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

Beautiful rural cottage approx 20 km from Gérardmer. Here you can rest, repose, relax!

Ferme La Fortune, an over 200-year old estate, is situated on the fringes of the High Vosges and has been lovingly restored by the current owners. The isolated farm is located in a small pastoral valley, surrounded by flowery meadows, a rambling little stream, and lush green forests, approx. 600 m asl. Our comfortable guest cottage in its remote setting is your ideal holiday destination if you enjoy nature activities, a restful environment, and good food.

The region offers countless activities all year round: in winter, you may go downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, or snow-shoeing. Summer-time offers mountain biking, hiking, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, canoeing, and horse-riding. Gérardmer, “La Perle des Vosges”, is close by with its grand lake, many shops, and good restaurants. Drive around the countryside and explore the charming villages of Alsace, go on a short trip to UNESCO world heritage city Strasbourg with its many cultural highlights, visit historic Colmar - the "capital of Alsatian wine", or tread in the foot-steps of Joan d'Arc in her birthtown of Domrémy. Your host, living in the farm house next door, will be more than happy to point out these and many other interesting destinations for you. Or maybe you prefer to just take a relaxing stroll in the beautiful pastoral countryside, lunch on a regional Munster cheese on the terrasse, and enjoy a good glass of wine by the fire-place - please feel completely at home!

The comfortable cottage features two seperate bedrooms and a couch-bed on the gallery, a complete kitchen with dining table, and a sitting area with fire-place, a complete bathroom with WC, bathtub / shower and a second seperate WC. Fresh linen and towels are provided for you. In addition to the basic cottage rental you are also welcome to book a breakfast or a typical local dinner featuring the specialities of the Lorraine region, venison from our own hunting, salad and vegetables fresh from the garden (half-board).

We look forward to welcoming you!
Udo Maria Büntgen, Ferme La Fortune

House Rules

Wir sind tierfreundlich und erlauben gerne Hunde - jedoch nur, wenn sie unseren Kätzchen nichts tun. Das Ferienhaus möchten wir gerne rauchfrei halten, aber auf der Terrasse steht Ihnen natürlich ein Aschenbecher zur Verfügung.

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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

48 Reviews

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Brendon User Profile
April 2017
Morning Udo, I just wanted to say a massive thank you again for such a great time, you were the perfect super host and my family had such a great time staying with you at La Fortune, we are looking forward to our next visit. This is the perfect country side getaway for both summer and winter. Udo took a lot of his own time to give us a beautiful tour of his region and even supplied us with fresh farm milk and eggs. Highly recommend La Fortune
Udo Maria User ProfileUdo Maria is a superhost.
Response from Udo Maria:
Hi, ...Thanks Brendon, for your good voting. Hope you reached without problems and good at home in Trier. Hope also to see you next once a time here at La Fortune. Regards please at Your mother an your princess LILY. Feel well, be attention and as soon Udo
April 2017

David User Profile
April 2017
Udos flat really is a dream come true in the wild! We had an amazing 4 days in la fortune and will definitely be back for another retreat from the busy everyday life. The flat includes everything you can dream of, the host himself could be no better, even if he tried :) The area gives a great opportunity to get to know the Vogesen and the Elsass area a bit better, Udo was always more than happy to provide a tourist program, even thinking about the actual weather and road conditions. We had a home away from home and will definitely be back! Annika and David
Udo Maria User ProfileUdo Maria is a superhost.
Response from Udo Maria:
Hallo David, hallo Annika, ....ganz herzlichen Dank für die Super Bewertung. Ja, auch ich würde mich freuen Euch hier wieder einmal begrüssen zu können. Gerne, bis dahin vielleicht liebe Grüsse und noch ein schönes "Restosterfest" Udo
April 2017

Jolien User Profile
January 2017
It is the best place to relax and enjoy nature. The scenery is breathtaking. Udo is very welcoming and made sure our woodstove was burning when we returned Home.

Patrick User Profile
September 2016
Udo had many attentions towards us that made our stay pleasant and made us feel at home. The cottage is very nice and you'll find all you need there. Kitchen is full of utensils and you'll find the essential seasoning, which was nice to find. There was a small selection of CDs and you were pleased to find some nice jazz albums. Note also that the bed mattresses are of good quality, which is not always a given. It is located in an isolated area, far from any city noise, surrounded by mountains and forest. For us, it was perfect. Highly recommended, we are already thinking to come back!

Petra User Profile
August 2016
Our little family had a great stay at Udo's house. It's a very beautiful, well equipped cottage. Udo is a very friendly and helpful owner, and we enjoyed coffee and cakes with him very much. The house is at a very quiet location which is great for hiking. We would definitely recommend to stay there also with small children (our baby boy is 4 months old).
Udo Maria User ProfileUdo Maria is a superhost.
Response from Udo Maria:
Hallo Petra and family, ....Dank für Eure Bewertung. Auch ich habe mich gefreut, Euch hier auf La Fortune begrüssen zu dürfen. Es war für mich wieder einmal ein angenhmer Besuch, leider nur zu kurz! Aber vielleicht klappt es ja noch einmal, wenn Rohan dann ein bischen grösser ist und wir auch dann etwas mehr Zeit zusammen verbringen können. Grüsse auch an deinen lieben husband und an Rohan. Ihr seid hier jederzeit willkommen!!! herzlich Udo
August 2016

Violette User Profile
June 2016
Udo is a kind, charming, gentle and thoughtful host whose attention to detail in making our stay comfortable and enjoyable defied the imagination. Our accomodation was in every way, and more, as beautiful as the photographs and description provided - a little piece of paradise on earth. It would also be an amazing place to holiday with children. I have been fortunate enough to travel the world quite a bit, and nowhere have I felt as happy, comfortable, safe and simply overwhelmed with the level of comfort and beauty that I encountered at Ferme La Fortune. I am unable to think of a single thing that could have made my stay with my sister any better than it was, and I regret that we could not have stayed longer. The welcome meal he provided for us on our arrival was delicious, as was the salad he made for us the night before we left. He is an accomplished host, generous with his advice and time, and nothing was too much trouble for him. If you are hesitating between other accomodation options in the area, please don't - this is the place for you! I am not an overly emotional person, but I shed a few tears when I left. La Fortune, and Udo, will remain in my memory as the highlight of my 8 weeks in France, and when I am lucky enough to make the trip from Australia to France again it will definitely be on my Itenary. Many thanks again Udo, you are definitely the "host with the most". Kind regards, Violette.
Udo Maria User ProfileUdo Maria is a superhost.
Response from Udo Maria:
Hi Violette, hi valery, ...a big big thankyou for your good feedback at Airbnb. Yes, I hope I dit my very best to be a good host for you, it was a great pleasur for me. Everytime I try to make the guest stays here at La Fortune for a unforgatable time for them and also for me. :-) I wish you only the best or the rest of your Franc-trip, feel good and perhabs we see us another time here, GOOD LUCK !!! Udo Maria
June 2016

Christian User Profile
September 2015
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time at La Fortune! It was the perfect get-away for a short retreat from the fast paced city and stressful work during the weeks. Udo is an amazing host (thanks for the welcome wine!) and I wish we would've had more time to take his tips for the area more to good use. This place is only to recommend, even just for one night as we did. It invites to forgfet everything but the moment.

La Chapelle-devant-Bruyères, France · Joined in July 2013
Udo Maria User ProfileUdo Maria is a superhost.

1999 haben wir, meine damalige Frau und ich , dieses alte Anwesen hier in den Vogesen, die Ferme La Fortune gekauft, vollkommen und liebevoll restauriert, und ich wohne nun ganzjährig hier, weil ich die Natur liebe, die absolute Ruhe, die tägliche Entspannung und totzdem die Einbindung in die Umgebung und das Leben, verbunden mit der ländlichen Bevölkerung. Nunmehr biete ich Gästen und Freunden Gelegenheit für ein paar Tage oder den Urlaub das schöne, ruhige Leben hier mit mir zu genießen. Hier auf La Fortune gibt es fast Alles, nur keinen Stress!!! Natürlich freue ich mich immer sehr auf nette Gäste und heisse alle Besucher hier herzlich willkommen!!!

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