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About the owners

Karine and Stéphane lived for 15 years in a wooden chalet in Ferdrupt with their son Ethan. Sporty, they take full advantage of the riches that can offer the Vosges: skis, cross-country, mountain biking and trekking.

Depending on the season, you can also taste the fruits and vegetables they grow each year.

An ecological approach

Karine and Stéphane love to enjoy nature which is why they respect it too.

Karine, who owned her thermal design office, designed this positive energy chalet according to German criteria and that is why this new wooden chalet in which you will be welcomed is very energy efficient with it’s own solar electricity.Une démarche écologique


Luxury chalet with sauna and heated outdoor private pool.
From 2 to 6 people.

Luxury chalet with sauna and heated indoor private pool.
From 2 to 8 people.

Gite 3 Epis, great comfort
From 2 to 4 people.
With access to owners pool 100 m.
and an outdoor sauna since 2019.
Private land 9000 m ².

La Clairière Inattendue offers two chalets of the highest standing Le Grizzly and Le Lynx on an estate of more than 20,000 m².

Although located at the same address, each chalet has its own meadow of 10 000 m² with a unique view of the mountain without being overlooked.

“Le Lynx” and “Le Grizzly” are completely independent and each is equipped with its own car park and private relaxation area (swimming pool sauna terrace).

And if you want to get together more in this area, it is possible to rent both chalets at the same time in addition to the Chalet Cottage Le Meixzoté just 1 km away. The total capacity of reception, all associated, can thus go up to 18 beds + 3 or 4 babies.

Ideal for your family holidays, weekends events, anniversaries etc …

Map of 3 chalets and shops nearby

About the chalets:

Karine and Stephane acquired the land of Unexpected Glade following their first cottage (Le Meixzote) that they also rent in the sector to 1 km.
Having had many requests for larger chalets and to cater for larger groups, they bought this land in 2014.
The chalet Le Grizzly was opened in 2015, for 6 people.

A multitude of possible activities

Sports and relaxation:

  • In the heart of the Parc Régional des Ballons, many unmissable excursions many excursions (GR7, …)
  • Plateau of the Milles Etangs (5 km)
  • Lac de Montagnes (from Gérardmer, from Alfeld, from Rouge Gazon, from Forlet)
  • Cycling path nearby (with about 40 km of track): ideal for cycling, roller-skating and cross-country skiing in winter.
  • Family ski resorts of  VentronBallon d’Alsace and Rouge Gazon (15 to 25 minutes following the resorts)
  • Ski resort of La Bresse (30 minutes)
  • Golf of Luxeuil les Bains and Epinal (30 minutes)
  • Thermal Center of  Plombières les Bains and Vittel 
  • Paragliding
  • Angling
  • Swimming in the heated pool
  • Via Ferrata to Bussang (15 km)
  • AccroPark at the Ballon d’Alsace (25 minutes)
  • Casino of Bussang (15 km)
  • Aquatic center of Remiremont (with 4 basins, 1 slide, 1 relaxation area with sauna and jacuzzi) 20 minutes away


  • Wine route of Alsace (30 km)
  • Route des Crêtes with a magnificent panorama of Alsace, the Black Forest and the Alps and their farms and inns to taste the meals marcaires
  • Restaurant Le Châtelet in Ferdrupt (1,5km)
  • Restaurant Le Relais des Anges in Rupt sur Moselle



To come

  • Mulhouse Basel Airport: 48 miles
  • Remiremont Train Station: 9.5 miles
  • By car: If you arrive via Remiremont (NANCY – EPINAL and REMIREMONT), take direction Le Thillot / Mulhouse
    A la fin de la voie rapide vous arrivez sur deux ronds points et il faut prendre direction Ferdrupt. A l’entrée du village vous avez une boulangerie sur votre gauche avec un pont en face sur votre droite. Il faut prendre ce pont et suivre les pancartes SARL MANGEL (c’est le nom de l’entreprise de mon mari) et vous arriverez directement à notre maison qui n’est pas loin des locations.