Secret destination in the French Alps with Refuge de la Traye

Embrace the soul of the French Alps

Welcome the charm of Refuge de la Traye in the heart of the 3 Valleys ski region

GlobeAir has partnered with the prestigious Maya Collection to bring an exclusive experience.

A secret destination where the exceptional isn’t an exception… Refuge de la Traye, an exquisite property discreetly hidden from the rest of the world on the outskirts of Meribel in the Three Valleys, provides a luxurious home-from-home experience with an extra dose of comfort and wellbeing.

This boutique chalet resort boasts 6 uniquely furnished bedrooms and suites, alongside cosy and welcoming living areas. The Medi-Spa is an unexpected find in a property of this size and altitude, with ultra high-end treatments ranging from Microneedling, HydraFacials, Biologique Recherche, Stendo, and Yashi Dome machines to dual milk baths and hay beds. The in-house chef creates specialties both traditional and innovative, combining textures and flavours which sublime the palate, using the freshest local produce to captivate the hearts of the culinary connoisseur. A multitude of activities are also on hand on the private 1 hectare of land, including an educational farm, tree climbing course with zipline, tubing, archery to name but a few.

Step inside this summer haven and winter wonderland, nestled in the heart of nature to create special memories that will last a lifetime.

Isolated at an altitude of 1650 m, Refuge de la Traye is utterly exempt from noise and time. Similar to a retreat, guests come to reconnect with nature and to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Back to basics guaranteed!

Access to the area is organised from le Villard (les Allues) by the Refuge’s teams via a shuttle system, geared to cross the snowy forest paths. As soon as guests arrive, they are amazed by the ever-present wildlife and flora.

In this fabulously preserved site, the Refuge is committed to raising the awareness of the environment and ensuring respect for nature.

Choose your bespoke experience package -

Orchid Room Junior Suite for two persons:

  • Private Jet flight to Chambery Airport
  • Luxury transfers to Refuge de la Traye and return
  • 2 nights stay in the Orchid Room Junior Suite
  • Full Board, including Breakfast/Afternoon Tea/Dinner at the Refuge de la Traye
  • 1 lunch at the Refuge de la Traye
  • 1 lunch at Maya Altitude
  • 1 massage or face care per person
  • Milk bath & Hay Bed (Duo)
  • 2 high-tech care treatments per person (Mostleds, Iyashi dome, Wellsystem or Stendo)
  • Included activities

Edelweiss Room Prestige Suite for two persons

  • Private Jet flight to Chambery Airport
  • Luxury transfers to Refuge de la Traye and return
  • 2 nights stay in the Edelweiss Room Prestige Suite
  • Full Board, including Breakfast/Afternoon Tea/Dinner at the Refuge de la Traye
  • 1 private Savoyard Dinner in your Edelweiss Suite
  • 1 lunch at the Refuge de la Traye
  • 1 lunch at Maya Altitude
  • 1 massage or face care per person
  • Milk bath & Hay Bed (Duo)
  • 2 high-tech care treatments per person (Mostleds, Iyashi dome, Wellsystem or Stendo)
  • Included activities

On Request: Private ski lesson and other activities

A harmonious blend of authenticity and comfort

Enjoy rustic accommodation at Refuge de la Traye

Refuge de la Traye has 6 rooms and suites, each capable of accommodating 2 to 4 people. All exude authenticity and sophistication in a unique way with their intimate design. Comfortable and richly equipped, they are true havens of peace and tranquility.

The decor of each room promises an unforgettable stay. In the warmth of wood, the fabrics, materials, and volumes offer exceptional comfort, combined with high-tech services. These spaces are distinguished by a soft and delicate aromatic signature: a subtle blend of white flowers, lily of the valley, and honeysuckle, designed by Blaise Mautin.

Refuge de la Traye is the first prestigious mountain refuge: restaurant, medi-spa, tearoom, cinema room, shop... Here, everything is designed to allow for the perfect balance between tradition and luxurious comfort. Perfectly equipped, the Refuge provides exceptional services adapted to your wishes for your stay.

As a GlobeAir client, you can choose either the Orchid Room Junior Suite or the Edelweiss Room Prestige Suite, creating the perfect bespoke experience.

Refuge de la Traye Spa MediSpa: Alpine wellness elevated

The spirit of a medispa, between innovation and relaxation

Refuge de la Traye’s medi-spa advocates harmony between body and mind, encompassing the spirit of the mountains.

Since its opening, Refuge de la Traye has combined exclusive technologies and non-invasive medical devices, targeting specific needs and concerns. Thus equipped, the establishment assures physical recovery for the more athletic as well as moments of relaxation for the whole family. These unique and unexpected services at altitude are provided by a trained and certified team, which tailor their sessions to the needs of each individual.

New Exceptional Treatments
As the center for wellness and beauty in the mountains, Refuge de la Traye has added new innovative treatments and massages to its offering. The HydraFacial and Vivace Microneedling facials are among the most popular skin treatments. In addition, treatments are being developed in collaboration with the brands Verso and Biologique Recherche as of this winter.

These treatments can be combined with other existing services: LED light therapy with the Modsleds treatments, Japanese sauna Iyashi Dôme, a specialist in infratherapy, water massage with the Wellsystem therapy concept, and rehabilitation with the Stendo device.

Ancestral Beauty Secret
As well as traditional beauty treatments, the Refuge also offers more unique services. The hay bed, a well-known practice of the Tyrol farmers, provides moments of relaxation and strengthens the immune system, while the milk bath, initiated by Cleopatra, is still appreciated for its skin benefits.

Hammam and Sauna: Calm and Pleasure
The sauna and hammam at Refuge de la Traye have an idyllic view of the snow-covered peaks. In these dreamy spaces, guests can fully relax at any time of the day.

A Quest of Well-being and Fulfillment
Outside, the Refuge de la Traye extends the experience with a heated infinity pool and Nordic baths, surrounded from dawn to dusk by stunning views of the mountain range of Mont Blanc.

Gourmet delights in the heart of the mountains

A unique way of life, shared pleasures

Lunch in the sun, children’s snacks, mulled wine flambéed in a cauldron... At Refuge de la Traye, there is always the pleasant experience of gourmet delights.

The Savoie reinterpreted

At “La Table”, Chef Dominique Nouvian prepares unique and warming cuisine composed of 3 starters and 3 main courses as well as an assortment of patisseries. He brings the mountain spirit to life by reinterpreting traditional dishes such as hay-aged raclette or crozet risotto with baby vegetables, topped with a grated Beaufort cheese.

Tailor-made menus

Also on the menu: duck foie gras terrine, corner jelly and toasted farmhouse bread, beef and poultry pierrade served with a gratin dauphinois or Arctic char in ballotine served with a slice of spicy roasted squash.

Balanced and delicately refined, the recipes will appeal to young and old food enthusiasts alike. Created from fresh, local produces, they change the menu regularly during the season and are happy to adapt to suit your palate.

Every day, the chef meets with his guests to discuss the menu and offer tailor-made dishes. Anchored in the DNA of the Refuge, this highly personalised approach reinforces the feeling of a privileged art of living and receiving, also felt within the dining area.

Comfortably settled in the dining room which was imagined as a piano- bar, near the fireplace and the open planned lounge, guests feel at home. Through the windows that run along the façade, the eye is drawn to the amazing panoramic views that extend onto the terrace, overlooking the surrounding mountain peaks.

A fine dining destination

Refuge de la Traye has created additional tasting experiences, notably at «La Ferme à Fromage» a space for private gatherings serving savoyard specialities. In the charming, antique setting, traditional raclette and fondue are prepared on an authentic wood stove… The flavours of the mountains are revealed; all the senses are awakened. Wine, cheese and charcuterie tastings can also be arranged in the wine cellar upon request.

Exceptional products, such as honey harvested from the beehives on the domain or local and organic herbal teas with regional flavours are also available for sale at La Fabrique boutique or to taste at the spa.

Remembering beautiful moments

No age limit to dream

Refuge de la Traye is also ideally set up for children, providing complete care for the duration of the stay. Beyond the bliss of the mountains, they will be able to enjoy numerous workshops created by a dedicated team, which are available throughout the seasons (cooking classes, introduction to pottery, etc.) or have fun in the Refuge’s games room, where board games, consoles and arcades await them.

A place for new and unique experiences with friends and family

Refuge de la Traye is a large holiday home that can be fully privatised on a nightly or weekly basis. Easily becoming an exclusive home from home property for up to 15 people. Attentive staff provide a bespoke hospitality service with a wide range of activities to ensure guests will enjoy a memorable stay. In addition, the Refuge can stage a variety of private events in an intimate setting and houses a chapel for christenings and weddings.

About Maya Collection

Backed by his family history in prestigious real estate, Mr. Jean-Victor Pastor diversified his services into the world of luxury hotels and restaurants by creating Maya Collection. Anchored in the values and ambition that drive the group, the Monegasque brand brings together different locations, products and premium services for a prestigious international clientele.

Maya Collection currently has 2 establishments in the Principality of Monaco (MayaBay and Maya Mia), 2 in the heart of the French Alps (Refuge de la Traye and Maya Altitude) as well as MayaBay Dubai and Porto Montenegro. The group is constantly evolving and we continue to develop our franchises. While the Maya Jah and MayaBay restaurant concepts are being exported to Dubai, Porto Montenegro, Riyadh, Doha, Mykonos and London, the Maya Courchevel hotel will open its doors in winter 2024.

Between the sea and the mountains, Maya Collection creates unique experiences for each destination.


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