The Pessey-Veyrat family has been hosting guests for
three generations in the small village of Manigod ,
located in the Aravis Mountains between
Annecy, Chamonix and Geneva.
A beautiful family story…
The story begins in 1963 when Simone and Léon VEYRAT-DUREBEX decided to establish a hotel-restaurant on the summit “Col de la Croix Fry”. At the time, there is no talk of a sky resort opening! Léon even has to travel through a rough track road with its 2cv small truck!
The four children: Renée, Marie-Odile, Michèle and Patrice will work as a family. Visitors come from afar to taste Simone’s cuisine.
At Léon’s death, Simone carried out the restaurant’s continuity with her daughter Renée and her husband Joseph.
Simone will pass down her passion to her grandson Emmanuel who joined the Thonon les Bains’ Hospitality School followed by the Superior Cooking French School in Paris.
And, after training with Jean COUSSAU from the Relais de la Poste in Magescq, in the Haeberlin family from the Auberge de l’Ill and in l’Eridan with Marc VEYRAT, he decides to join the family business.
Today, it’s the third generation which entertains the Col de la Croix Fry: Renée, Joseph, Emmanuel – the eldest son – in the kitchen and Christophe for the entertainment & marketing. The daughters in law Aline and Peggy take care of the service. A beautiful family story that has seduced the clients for the past 50 years!
And the story is not over… Phybie, Corentin, Kévin, Lydie, Gabriel & Enael will certainly be there to continue writing the story !
►►► All seasons !
In summer, hiking or mountain-biking on the Beauregard plateau with wonderful views over Mont-Blanc, via ferrata,
tennis, swimming, paragliding, rock-climbing, golf, all these activities nearby
In winter, the hotel is located on the ski runs which link Manigod to La Clusaz. There's also the Aravis pass which
means that 220 KMs of runs are open to you. Nordic skiing, Snowshoeing, Ski joering, snowmen...
Suites & Rooms
At the top of La Croix Fry pass, "les Sapins" hotel is for sure a haven of peace for your next holidays in the French Alps
Confort Room | Balcony, Mini-suite, family with communication | "Wellness" Suites
At the bottom of the ski runs with an inside swimming pool !
Emmanuel PESSEY's table
a refined cuisine with Savoyard accents
Make the most of the panoramic view in the dining room,
facing La Tournette, enjoying gourmet food in a friendly
atmosphere. Come and discover our refined cooking which
varies according to the seasons with typical regional products.
Our Wellness Area: a recreational space
for the whole family...
Discover our Wellness Area with indoor swimming pool: swimming against the current, underwater massage bench, waterfall ...
And the kid zone for our little blond heads!
From December 2017, come live a unique experience with the Cosmic: outdoor sauna facing the mountains ...
Indoor pool at 29 ° | Swimming against the current | Underwater massage bench | Cascade | Kid zone | Cosmic Experience • Outdoor Sauna