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Hôtel Château de Germigney

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  • Why:Finally taking our honeymoon.
  • When:Early September.
  • Who:Me and my groom.
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Hôtel Château de Germigney The natural pool was so tranquil.

The natural pool was so tranquil.

Hôtel Château de Germigney The perfect setting.

The perfect setting.

Hôtel Château de Germigney I live here now, please forward my mail.

I live here now, please forward my mail.

Hôtel Château de Germigney Our chicken friend. The chickens (used for eggs) roam the property during the day.

Our chicken friend. The chickens (used for eggs) roam the property during the day.

Hôtel Château de Germigney The entry was so inviting.

The entry was so inviting.

Hôtel Château de Germigney The first thing we did when we got there was enjoy some local wine at the patio bar.

The first thing we did when we got there was enjoy some local wine at the patio bar.

Hôtel Château de Germigney One of the many places to sit and relax.

One of the many places to sit and relax.

Hôtel Château de Germigney We had breakfast in the room.  Including fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and honey produced on the property.

We had breakfast in the room. Including fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and honey produced on the property.

Hôtel Château de Germigney They provide L'Occitane products in the very classic bathroom.

They provide L'Occitane products in the very classic bathroom.

Hôtel Château de Germigney The bathroom was delightfully bright and had a spectacular view from the tub.

The bathroom was delightfully bright and had a spectacular view from the tub.

Hôtel Château de Germigney A giant chess board!

A giant chess board!

Hôtel Château de Germigney Our chicken friend shows us around.

Our chicken friend shows us around.

Highs & Lows

  • The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful from the second we walked in the door.

  • The grounds surrounding the hotel are tranquil and beautifully kept up. There are chickens and a bee hive! The eggs and honey are served at breakfast.

  • Because it's the heart of wine country, the wine selection at the restaurant, bar and bistro is really magnificent. They have great wines by the glass as well as a large selection of reasonably priced bottles. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about the selection.

  • We ate at the Bistro owned by the hotel and it was easily the best meal of our trip. If you don't want to eat at the on-property high end restaurant, the Bistro is a superb alternative.

  • The nearby town is very very small, so any activity you might want to do requires having a car.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury

  • Vibe

    Marie Antoinette at her summer home.

  • Location

    Port-Lesney, France in the Jura department of Franche-Comté.

  • Rooms

    20

  • Music

    None, but I didn't mind the peacefulness at all.

  • Designed By

    The hotel is the 18th-century hunting lodge of the Marquis de Germigney. It was renovated by Roland and Véréna Schön.

  • Health & Wellness

    A beautiful natural outdoor pool with fountains and garden surrounding.

  • Restaurant

    A fine dining restaurant on site and a more casual (and incredibly delicious) bistro is about 500 meters from the hotel. The bistro is also owned by the hotel.

  • Bar

    A lovely patio bar with an incredible wine selection, highlighting the region. They also have a bar in the old cellar below the chateau.

  • Minibar

    Delicious fancy nectars along with wine, beer and soda.

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Surprisingly affordable for the luxury. Rooms start at around $150 in the off-season.

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