Auberge Edelweiss La Grave
Hidden between the Northern and Southern Alps, there is a magnificent mountain, La Meije. Its peak of 3983 metres dominates the little village of La Grave. From our terrace, the peak with its glaciers give you one of the most stunning panoramas in the Alps.
Auberge Edelweiss is a favourite address with bon-vivant skiers and cyclists. It is a privately owned centuries old coaching inn, situated in the heart of the 12th century village of La Grave, off the main road, and is less than 5 minutes walk from the "Téléphérique".
It is the perfect base for all kinds of winter and summer activities. Both of us, as well as most of our international staff are active in one or more mountain sports, from cycling to climbing, from skiing to touring.
Those who have discovered this little treasure, are soon captured by its charm and its unique atmosphere.
We are looking forward to share with you what La Grave and the Edelweiss have to offer.
Robin & Marlon
Auberge Edelweiss, a favourite address with bon-vivant skiers & cyclists, is a privately owned centuries old coaching inn. With accomodation in comfortable rooms or stylish contemporary apartments, a cosy bar and a restaurant boasting one of the finest wine lists around, the Edelweiss is more than just a hotel. It's no wonder that guests return from around the world year after year....more
La Grave-La Meije has 2400 metres of vertical from its telepherique and the glacier, all in an unpatrolled high mountain zone. There are no pistes here except two on the glacier at 3500. It has lots of different routes, from steep couloirs, to open descents on the glacier. We strongly recommend that you take a guide, as around 95% of our clients do......more
Edelweiss is extremely cycling friendly and is a great base for cycling in the area, both road and mountainbike. We are in the midst of some of the most famous and mythical cols used in the Tour de France: Col du Galibier, Col D'Izoard, Alpe D'Huez, Col du Lautaret...the start of the climb all within a few km's warm-up ride from the hotel.....more
We have a widespread reputation for good, creatively prepared food. We use fresh products of the season where we can, and meals are prepared with care and passion. Every evening the restaurant offers a different menu with creative cuisine from our team of dedicated chefs, with a choice of starters, main courses, cheese or desserts....more
We have an extensive wine list with several hundred references, mostly from the best small independent producers. We have wines from France of course, and a selection from many other countries. We are keen wine enthusiasts, and are constantly in search of interesting new wines to add to the cellar.......more
LA GRAVE is a very small 12th century village with a year round permanent polulation of 200 people. It is nothing like Chamonix or Verbier. Twelve or even more different nationalities live here, all of them fans of undevelopped mountains. You will find a few hotels, three or four places to eat.....more
News / Blog
March 17, 2013 at 08:57:06 PM
Stage 15 Giro d’Italia summits Galibier !
The route for the 2013 Giro d’Italia has been unveiled and features a typically-mountainous route, and stage 15 (Sun May 19th) the race comes to France when the peaks of the Col di Mont Cenis and Col du Télégraphe must both be crested before the iconic climb of the Galibier........More
March 17, 2013 at 08:45:09 PM
Derby de la Meije
That time of year again when numerous people hurl themselves down the La Grave competing in the infamous Derby de la Meije.....More
February 11, 2013 at 07:10:45 PM
And it's still snowing
Nice fresh tracks, Katarina........More
December 5, 2012 at 11:50:46 AM
Last night we had an additional 25 cm of fresh powder, which makes it 80 cm in total....and that is only in the village!! The mountain guides we have crossed in the village said that they have never seen as much snow at the start of the season for at least 15 years........More
December 4, 2012 at 05:10:13 PM
Snow alert La Grave
When you read the earlier message last summer about the gentiane plant being an indicator of this winter's snowdepth, you were a bit sceptical, no, thinking it was just "tounge and cheek" ........More
December 4, 2012 at 04:47:58 PM
Edelweiss Winter training
Even on holidays abroad the patrons Robin and Marlon make sure they make their first warm-up turns of the season...More
August 22, 2012 at 03:48:48 PM
Winter snow forecast looking good
The Gentiane flower (Gentiana Lutea), which is a typical Alpine flower from the region, is very high this summer. According to the older generation of local La Grave inhabitants, the height of the Gentiane flower indicates how much snow there will be in winter. And the Gentiane this summer is very high, meaning.....More
August 18, 2012 at 02:23:39 PM
Mountain bike paradise
Did you know that there are great mountainbike opportunities in and around La Grave? For the crazy lot, you can take the téléphérique ski lift up to the middle station at 2400 m and test the new bike paths descending all the way down to La Grave. You ride 950 meters of vertical! But this activity we leave to the downhill experts........More
June 9, 2012 at 03:11:42 PM
Alpe d'HuZes six times in one day!
Congratulations to all the participants of the Alpe d'HuZes who stayed at our hotel the past few days......More
June 8, 2012 at 04:46:09 PM
Cols Réservés 2012 - Cols only open to Cyclists
Each year in the Hautes Alpes a number of famous Cols are closed to motor traffic from the hours of 09:00 to Mid-day, the dates & Cols have now been confirmed for this year......More
- Cosy Bar
- Great Food
- Panoramic Terrace
- Eclectic Winelist
- Ski Workshop
- Bike Facilities
- Free WiFi
- Not bad skiing
- Pretty good cycling