Coucoo Grands Reflets
Positioned in France's historic Territoire de Belfort, Coucoo Grands Reflets (that's "grand reflections" in English) is an eco-resort that's quite unlike any other.
Nestled amongst 50 acres of the lush forest land that surrounds Lake Verchat, this is a wonderful base from which to explore Alsace, Switzerland, and Germany - so it's particularly perfect for wandering souls.
Yet you may find that your thirst for travel is well and truly quenched here, amongst so much calm, natural beauty, and such irresistibly cosy accommodation.
Choose your natureful paradise from a selection of nest-like cabins, ‘perched' in the trees, or serene floating cabins. Each type is available for two, or larger-sized for families, some sleeping up to 7 people.
Dedicated to protecting the beauty of this spectacular natural environment, each cabin blends perfectly with its surroundings, using no water or electricity (though some cabins are equipped with electricity to supply a chemical-free Nordic bath on the terrace...proving that eco-friendliness doesn't mean compromising on luxury).
The tree cabins are a sight to behold, some equipped with actual birds' nests for an extra sense of cosiness, giant pine cones as bedrooms, and a glorious stargazing roof.
Meanwhile, the floating wooden cabins are set on the glistening lake, and are gracefully Nordic in style, so you can relax in clean-lined, minimalist luxury.
Whichever cabin you choose, you'll find plenty of space to stretch out and relax in, with a separate dining space and cosy beds, and a dry toilet - so there'll be no wandering around in the dark! Lighting is from solar panels, and you'll be provided with water for everyday use.
If you're in the mood for some extra luxury, why not upgrade to a spa cabin, which includes the aforementioned Nordic bath, all to yourselves? Secluded on a platform attached to your tree or floating cabin, you'll be in prime wildlife-watching position.
Ah, what to do after you've enjoyed the fruits of your tasty, locally-sourced breakfast basket? Well, you could start by choosing your favourite from over 20 signposted trails dotted around the site, or grabbing your bike and whizzing through the winding, scenic Francovélosuisse route that leads into Switzerland.
Fancy something a little more laid-back? Then take a wander into the historic centre of Delle, a charming local town, to enjoy a well-deserved glass of Alsace wine.
Return to a relaxing massage, followed by a gourmet meal delivered directly to you, and your introduction to rural luxury will be complete.
Things to note
The cabins are completely off-grid, with no WiFi, electricity, or running water (water is provided for everyday use). A check-in slot will be allocated on booking, check-out before 11am. Gift vouchers are available. Swimming is not permitted on site. Regrettably, pets are not permitted.
Region: Joncherey, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Cost (from): £140 per night
Sleeps: 2-7 per cabin
Bathrooms: 1 per cabin
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1211
Tree cabin or floating cabin for two: 1 double bed, bathroom with dry toilet and a supply of water, indoor/outdoor dining areas, solar or battery powered lighting, bed sheets provided, towels on request, space heater during low season, terrace.
Family tree cabin or floating cabin: 1 double bed, 3 single beds, or 2 bunk beds + 1 pullout bed, bathroom with dry toilet and a supply of water, indoor/outdoor dining areas, solar or battery powered lighting, bed sheets provided, towels on request, space heater during low season, terrace.
A coffee machine, bathrobes, and a Nordic bath are included in tree and floating spa cabins.
Also on site: communal eco-lodge with six shower rooms. Organic toiletries and towels provided on request.
Walking, hiking, cycling, horse riding, market towns, historic monuments, wine tasting, restaurants.
At a glance
- Eco-resort featuring 10 tree cabins, and 9 floating cabins on the lake, set amongst 50 acres of forest land around Lake Verchat, in France's historic Territoire de Belfort. An ideal base for exploring Alsace, Switzerland, and Germany.
- Easily accessed by road, air and rail. Basel-Mulhouse is the closest airport, 54km from the site.
- Choose your off-grid tree or floating cabin from duo or family-sized (sleeping up to 5 or 7 people), or upgrade to a spa cabin, which includes a chemical-free Nordic bath set on a private terrace.
- A locally-sourced breakfast is included. Optional additions include gourmet dinners, rose petals, champagne and massages.
- There are many signposted trails around the site, and cyclists will enjoy whizzing through the Francovélosuisse route that connects with Switzerland. There is a number of popular restaurants close by.