Chalet „Les Mines“ is situated in a small village Plainfaing in French Vosges, 650 meters above the sea level.  Tourists and mountain bikers will enjoy unspoiled wilderness.  Martinswand Wall, a 120 m rock formation well known to rock climbing enthusiasts, is about 30 minutes away.  Nearby lakes in Xonrupt-Longemer and in Gérardmer provide ample opportunities for numerous water sport activities.  You must have a valid Fishing License to enjoy fishing in the many creeks and rivers of the area. For those who enjoy horseback riding  there are several stables and horse rentals nearby.  In the winter, you can ski or snowboard on the 35 runs, serviced by 7 gondolas and numerous lifts in any of the area’s 5 ski resorts.  Additionally, there are approximately 50 km of marked cross-country ski trails.


Chalet „Les Mines“
Total living space of  62 m2 will easily accommodate 4 -5 persons.  On the main floor is a comfortably furnished living room with a wood burning stove (for a small charge we will provide wood) combined with a formal dining area (~ 20,5m2 ) to seat 5 persons, fully equipped kitchen (electric stove, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher) containing a breakfast nook (~ 10,6 m2 ) for 5 persons, separate WC and a bathroom with a shower only.  The floor above has 2 bedrooms, one with two separate double beds and the other with bunk beds.  For a small charge we can provide additional bed for an adult or a crib for a baby.


The large wood deck (~ 30 m2 ) contains outdoor furniture to seat 4 persons. Children play area with sand box and a charcoal grill (there is a small fee for charcoal delivery) are on the property. A secure two car garage is available for your use. 
The main living area has heated floors and electric radiators provide heat for the bedrooms upstairs.

Various books, board games, maps and tourist guides are available for your use.

Other important information:
Tourist Information Office:  Syndicat d’ Initiative, 88230 Plainfaing,
Phone: 03 29 50 30 30
Farmers market: Every Friday at 88230 Fraize (~ 4 km)
Shopping, pharmacy, medical services: at 88230

Distances: Prague 800 km, Paris 400 km, Mulhouse 80 km
Strasbourg – Nancy 100 km, St.Dié 20 km, Epinal 50 km,
Colmar 40 km, Gérardmer 25 km, Basel 110 km

Family Beranek, 10, rue des Prés, F - 69220 Hagenthal le Bas, Tel. +33 389 68 55 47
                             9, Les Mines, F - 88230 Plainfaing, Tel. + 33 329 50 40 85

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We speak:  Czech, French, German