Venue Phone: +33611913755
Venue Website: https://www.pleisure.co.uk/the-drop-inn/
The Drop Inn is a large catered chalet-style hotel with its very own café/bar in the basement. Located on the edge of the Vanoise national park in the French Alps in the the world-famous ski resort of Courchevel. Trails and lifts start from outside the door with a variety of terrain ranging from forest trails to high mountain paths over 3000 metres.
Le Praz in Courchevel is a hidden gem set away from purpose-built resorts in the Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallées). Served by a chairlift and gondola, Le Praz is a traditional alpine village with a local patisserie, tabac, bars and scattering of family-run businesses which makes it a place to relax and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the mountains. With its cobbled streets and Savoyard character, Le Praz is the prettiest of the four Courchevel villages. During the summer and winter season, there are free buses linking the Courchevel villages and the Praz telecabine lift takes you directly to the centre of Courchevel 1850 in less than ten minutes. More importantly for us runners, Le Praz is on the edge of Vanoise, France’s first national park, famous for glaciers, high mountains, alpine lakes, ibex, chamois, marmots, eagles and no human habitation except for the mountain refuges. This is some of the best mountain running in the world.
Each twin room has ensuite shower and toilet, many with balconies. All rooms have views of the snow-capped mountains surrounding Courchevel. On the ground floor there is a large open-plan dining room and relaxing lounge with sofa’s, TV and games. Outside there is a lovely garden with a chalet-style covered areas ideal for chilling and relaxing yoga. There is free WiFi, TV/DVDs, games consoles and a big hearty welcome courtesy of Claire, Pete, Dave and Lewis, who run the Drop Inn.
Food and Dining
Guests staying at the Drop Inn can look forward to enjoying delicious home-cooked meals served in the large dining area. Accommodation is on a full-board basis with breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea/cake and 3-course evening meal with wine all included.
The Drop Inn is unique, having its very own café/bar in the basement (completely soundproofed you’ll be glad to know, if you want to get an early night). The bar oozes laidback comfort with its well-worn old leather sofas, large range of craft beers, hand-picked wines, range of teas and coffee to satiate runners looking for some relaxing downtime. There is also a large covered terrace where you can enjoy the sun at the end of your day.