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The Forest House above the village

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Between plain of Alsace and Vosges mountains

Independent house, exceptional views between the Vosges mountains and the plain of Alsace. The land around the house is rustic, wooded, open and sloping.

Classified "3 Ears" by Gîtes de France because of its equipment of the quality of its decoration.

The house is spread over three levels:

- The ground floor is the large "salon vosgien" decorated in the mountain style of the region.

- The first floor is the main standard of living, whatever the season. It has a large living room (living room and dining room). The kitchen is in direct communication with the dining room and covered terrace for summer dining. This floor also includes a bedroom, a bathroom with walk-in shower and toilet. The large windows, direct access to the terrace and views over the village create a peaceful atmosphere.

- The second floor has two bedrooms, parents, children and a large bathroom with bath and shower.

More Details

Roland Crisias
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Roland Crisias

We fell in love with Alsace and the Vosges mountains more than ten years ago and always take pleasure in sharing them.

Roland Crisias purchased this house in 2005

Why Roland Crisias chose Lapoutroie

To share with our guests a region and a town we love and where we stay as often as possible.

What makes this house unique

The location above the village with peaceful views of pastures, cherry blossoms, the snowy landscape, the sun in the summer. And then a volume allocation of functional and pleasant home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Roland,

We would like to thank you for sharing your lovely house with us.

We loved the house and it's views, and had a wonderful holiday in September. We had a very warm welcome from Amelie and she offered a lot of information about the area. We thought the area very interesting with much to do, and have never seen so many houses decorated with flowers!

Thank you for your kind gift of the wine in the refridgerator. We found some very nice cremant to buy as well, before returning home.


Penny and David.
Sep 2012
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Lapoutroie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ski Locker
  • Sunbed
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet
    - toilet , shower
  • Second floor: a large bathroom (about 12m2) is equipped with a sink, corner bath, shower and toilet next to the room 'Rose' and the room 'Blue'. On the first floor, a bathroom with sink, shower 'Italian' and toilet next to the room 'Green'. On the ground floor, a bathroom is equipped with a sink and separate toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 double
  • Equipment berths: 2 double bed, 2 single beds and 1 cot. The room 'Green', visible in the photos, is equipped with a double bed 140 x 190cm, it is located on the first floor. On the second floor, the room 'Rose' includes a bed of 160 x 200cm and bedroom 'Blue' two single beds 90 x 200cm.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bowling center
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Forest House above the village
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 15 reviews

Forest House La Poutroie

  • 4 of 5

We thought the gite was excellent and the situation on the hillside very scenic. However we were surprised by the church bells ringing every quarter of an hour from 6.30am to 10pm. This meant on several nights we were unable to get a good night's sleep. Despite this we loved the first floor lounge and viewing 'nest'. Amelie (the caretaker) was helpful and pleasant. The gite was very well equipped save for the absence of hair dryers which would have been very useful. We would suggest the log is removed near the parking at the property so larger vehicles could turn round as the garage is used for storage etc. However, all in all we had a wonderful stay, loved the area and were very happy with the holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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best view ever

  • 5 of 5

we arrived late having got a little lost with the sat nav however we were met my a warm welcome from Amelie and her young son. The view from the lounge window is breathtaking and was a source of delight every morning when we opened the shutters!

The house is much larger than we expected and very well fitted out - the bottle of wine from the owner was just what we needed afer a long journey.

There are many nice towns and villages within easy driving distance - Ribeauville, Colmar & Kayserberg are particularly pretty. The village of Lapoutroie is lovely and has a good boulangerie for bread and croissants - assuming you get up early enough

There are many supermarkets within a short driving distance but beware everythig is closed on Sunday - expcet for a few places in Colmar

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lorna, Thanks a lot, we also love to stay at Lapoutroie and we are glad that you appreciated the way you were welcomed at home. Hope to see you again? Roland.
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We certainly come again

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults family) stayed 10 days in this charming house. The house includes everything you need and it induces a warm atmosphere. Owner are very kind and give a good feeling. Thanks for the bottle of wine in the refrigerator. We met with a representative of the owner only twice: in check in and check out so we had a full privacy. The house located in a nice small town "Lapoutroie" (about 15 minutes from Colmar) in a quiet area. It still very close (2 minutes walk) to the bakery which you can buy French bread and cakes. We rented a car and traveled all over the region, wine route adjacent till the Black Forest in Germany.

We strongly recommend and certainly come again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you. It was our pleasure to welcome your family in our home in Alsace. Hope to see you again. Roland C.
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Stuttgart Germany

Perfect, charming, spacious vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled when we saw the house. It is even better than the pictures. It was much larger than we expected. All the rooms have a lovely charm, and there is a fantastic view from the large deck. Perfect for barbecue, and a well equipped kitchen for cooking. We would choose this rental again it is a little geml! the Hoppes

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot, we appreciate your comments. See you next time.Roland
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Bruxelles - Belgique

séjour impeccable.

  • 5 of 5

Endroit formidable - maison super confortable et super propre. Environ agréable à visiter. Aucun point négatif à relever. A vérifier la date du séjour, car je pense que c'était en 2008.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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très agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5

Maison très agréable, y compris pour une famille, avec une très belle vue sur les montagnes et Lapoutroie. A proximité des pistes de ski et de luges. Région riche par sa culture et sa gastronomie.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
88 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Ammerschwihr-Trois Epis
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Lac Blanc
Car: necessary


Kaysersberg in Alsace: 8 Km

Colmar and Eguisheim in the Haut-Rhin: 18 Km

River: 0 Km

Shops: 0 Km

Haut-Koenigsbourg in Alsace: 15 Km

Located in Alsace, in the Vosges mountains:

Hiking and mountain biking: many hiking trails and marked mountain bike trails. The Brézouard (1229 m) is accessible from the house for good walkers (about 3 hours up).

Golf: The nearest golf course is Ammerschwihr - Trois Epis. Beautiful mountain course.

Ski: The nearest ski resort is one of the White Lake, about 10km and 20 minutes. It offers two ski areas Alpine and Nordic. The station of La Bresse is located about forty kilometers or 45 minutes drive is more oriented to Alpine skiing.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $366.3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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