Because The Sun Doesn’t Always Shine

While I would love to feed you the illusion that the weather here in Morzine is always beautiful sunshine, and ‘most’ of the time it is, we have had a glorious summer so far BUT the weather in the mountains can be varied and it can also change pretty quickly . Yet I love that the mountains have their own powers that should always be respected and as any good girl guide, ‘should always be prepared’, or was that the Scouts?? I don’t know, I never was one.


Anyway, the point that I was making is that the weather here can change. Whilst this week we are once again enjoying 27-degree temperatures and paddling at the lakes to keep cool, a couple weeks ago was a different story.


That week was wet, in fact very wet! The mountains are incredible in all weathers and my friend once told me, that “there is no such things as bad weather, just bad clothing”. And in fact a walk in the rain feels incredibly cleansing. We need the rain to keep these spectacular hillsides the lush colour of green that they are and nourish their growth.


There is still so much to do here even on rainy days if you don’t necessarily feel like getting cleansed to the bone on a rainy hike. Whilst the kids love jumping in puddles and getting muddy, it’s not always so much fun for the adults.


Last week as the rain came down, we ventured over the Swiss boarder just a 60-minute drive away, to visit one of the many Thermal Spa’s available in the area.


I had visited Val D’ Illiez some 12 years ago and it has changed somewhat since then, a complete new Spa building has now been built.


An oasis of wellbeing that is nestled at the foot of the mountains with amazing views surrounding, spending a day in hot pools, cold pools, saunas and steam rooms was absolute bliss and just what my body needed. The Outdoor thermal river is the one heated by the natural thermals that come up from the ground and so is a little cooler than the other pools that are heated to 35 degrees.


Though cooler, a swim through the thermal river felt revitalising and the natural sulphurs and minerals such as magnesium (not to mention the eggy smell for real authenticity) left my skin feeling incredible and wow, I slept well that night. There is the option to add in lunch and also a full range of treatments are offered and so it was clear to me that a trip to the Thermal Spa is an fantastic option if you have come with your own transport. Note that children are not allowed in the saunas but are welcome in the pool areas


I have another Spa I want to test out first(Les Bains De Lavy), which has even better reviews (I know a gruelling job, but someone has to do it). So rest assured, whatever the weather there is plenty to do for all the family. Just be sure to pack your sun cream too.


We are now into the final weeks of the summer season and do still have some availability if you want a last minute getaway with the family get in touch quick to drop everything and holiday here with us.


Or if you fancy getting away on your own we do also have places on our next wellness retreat


7th-10th September – £447pp CLICK HERE for full details of what’s included.




PS – For those of you that are already thinking ahead to winter. (I know we are too), we are currently offering 25% discount on a Xmas week for a full chalet booking. Send us a message to check your dates.


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