- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: External
- Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
Space Conker has the feel of a unique other-worldly craft, carefully landed in the most beautiful natural spot its inhabitants could find.
Elevated above the popular, picturesque French village of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, the glinting mirrored sphere reflects the surrounding Alpine landscape to perfection; taking in the mighty Mont-Blanc and the soaring Chaîne des Aravis in its panoramic sweep.
Here, you can get beautifully lost amongst the tall, whispering trees, or take a ride uphill to explore the pistes of Les Houches… if the conditions are right, you could even ski your way home again!
You’ll be perfectly secluded in this glorious location, with nature’s bounty at your full disposal… though there’s also plenty of cosy comfort to be found on board your Space Conker. A modular bed cleverly transforms into a sofa to snuggle on by day – fresh linen is provided – and there’s a handcrafted globe-shaped stove to warm your evenings with its soft, hazy glow.
Just before you drift into a blissful slumber, listen out for owls hooting and watch the starshine from the windows… if you’re lucky, you might even catch the Milky Way or the occasional meteor-shower.
Meanwhile, there’s electricity to help your phone stay nicely charged (because you WILL want to update your Instagram!).
Spend long, lazy afternoons on your cosily-furnished deck, complete with a firepit and a fondue stand for sublime al fresco cooking. There’s no running water, but you’ll have full use of a handy washstand with pure, drinkable mountain spring water, and towels are provided to help you pack perfectly light.Keep reading
At a glance
- A unique mirrored sphere with stargazing windows, beautifully and remotely secluded amongst two hectares of Alpine woodland at the foot of the Les Houches ski-resort, with stirring views of Mont-Blanc.
- Perfect for a couple, the Space Conker is furnished with a sofa-bed (linen provided) and a warming stove.
- Outside awaits a scenic, furnished deck with a firepit and fondue stand, plus a washstand with drinking and washing water provided.
- There are two toilets: one just below the Space Conker, and the other an invigorating 10-minute climb away (sturdy footwear recommended)… with spectacular views once you reach it.
- The beautiful village of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains is a 20-minute drive away, and there’s ample scope to explore the Chamonix valley. With easy access to Les Houches, you can even ski your way home in the right conditions!
- Adults Only
- Dog Friendly
Inside: modular sofa-bed with linen, handcrafted globe-shaped log stove with wood, towels, hand gel, electric charging points, stargazing windows. Deck: furniture, firepit, fondue stand with alcohol and matches, washstand with drinking and washing water. Access to two toilets close by. Free parking in a dedicated car park nearby.
Walking, mountain-hiking, skiing, watersports, golf, paragliding, shops, bars, restaurants, thermal spa, historic sites, stargazing, wildlife-watching.
Meanwhile, you’ll have not one but two toilets to choose from. One is around ten minutes’ walk away and takes a little bit of climbing, but the incredible view you’ll be rewarded with is more than worth it!
If you can tear yourselves away from your private Alpine idyll, lace up your sturdiest footwear and explore the spectacular Chamonix valley. Nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, the valley isn’t just one of the world’s best skiing resorts, it’s also wonderful for walking, hiking, climbing, paragliding, water-rafting, and even a round of golf.
Rather go shopping and be pampered awhile? Simply take a 20-minute drive into the bustling village, where you’ll find shops and restaurants galore…
…oh, and the opportunity to take a three-hour, three-phase ‘Mont-Blanc Bath’ in the mountain’s thermal, mineral-rich spring water, for an indoor/outdoor experience that promises to leave you feeling truly revived!
Things to note
Check in from 4pm, check out by 10:30am. While the site is remote and guests will have it completely to themselves, there will always be someone to contact with questions if needed. There is no running water, but the washstand will have plenty of pure mountain water for drinking and washing. Along with food and drink, it is highly recommended that you pack sturdy footwear, poles, all-weather clothing, and a strong head torch for exploring the mountainous local area. Please note that free parking is a 15-minute walk away from the Space Conker, which is accessed by a steep slope.
Where you'll be staying
St Gervais, Rhône-Alpes
What the guests of Space Conker say
“We had a beautiful stay in this location, Victoria was an absolutely amazing host and went above and beyond for us! Will definitely be staying again thank you so much for our lovely stay.”
“A magical moment, disconnected, peaceful, in osmosis just us and nature. We made a beautiful beef hill on the barbecue it was so nice the warmth of the fire, the crackling of the trees… Thank you for discovering.”
“Beautiful experience, unprecedented. Pleasant place in the middle of the forest, and beautiful hikes to do in the area. Responsive host and good hospitality.”