The Vosges is a popular department and mountain range for outdoor lovers. It’s the perfect region for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. There are lots of places where you can stay as a starting point for exploring more of the Vosges. If you’re looking for a bigger place, then you should definitely take a look at Gérardmer. However, if you’re looking at an accommodation located in the middle of nature AND is a great starting point for exploring the Vosges region, you’re at the right place at La Ferme de Jean, located in Saulxures-sur-Moselette!
During our time in the Vosges, we stayed two nights in the B&B La Ferme de Jean and in this post I’d like to tell you some more about the accommodation.
Would you like to read more about the Vosges? I’ve written a guide with places to visit during your time in the Vosges. You can find it back here.
Located in Saulxures-sur-Moselette, you can find La Ferme de Jean: a B&B with six accommodation options, run by a hospitable host.
The accommodation is located in a beautiful, old building from 1860 which has been completely renovated. Quoted from the website: “Completely renovated with taste, creativity and passion, you’ll explore a decoration full of charm, authentic where you can find a soft and relaxed atmosphere to experience unforgettable moments and memories.”
Like introduced earlier, La Ferme de Jean is located in the middle of nature. It’s the perfect starting point for exploring more of the Vosges region, but also in the direct environment of the B&B you can find lots of beautiful nature. During our stay, we hiked some short routes directly from the accommodation.
There are some towns with small shops and restaurants in the environment, but you should definitely have a car to get somewhere. In approximately 15 minutes driving distance you’ll find some dining options. A bigger town is La Bresse, which is located at 10 kilometers from the B&B. Even a bigger place is Gérardmer, which is located at 20 kilometers from the B&B.
La Ferme de Jean has a beautiful location, but it’s important to know that you need a (rental)car. Personally, I don’t mind driving a bit for a restaurant, but of course preference differs per traveler. 🙂
So, there are six accommodation options at La Ferme de Jean. First of all, we have the ‘chambres d’hôtes’ (the rooms):
– Room Jules Verne: this double room has a kingsize bed and a size op 19 m2.
– Room Vosges Passion: this double room has a size of 24 m2.
– Room Dans les Etoiles: this room has a beautiful view over the mountains. The size of this double room is 25 m2.
– Room Bois et Nature: we stayed at this room. It’s a small double room with queensize bed (the size is 19 m2) which has everything you need. There is a small table with chairs and a bathroom with shower. There’s also a television.
Regarding the website, all chambres d’hôtes have the same price per night. I found the room Bois et Nature magnificent! Yes, it was small, but that was alright for us. The room was very clean and atmospheric. The bed was absolutely comfortable and I’ve had two perfect nights of sleep, thanks to the complete darkness in the room (and the bed of course).
Next to the chambres d’hôtes, there’s also a holiday home (with three bedrooms, a kitchen and a terrace) and a suite (with a double bed and a sofa bed).
Breakfast is included during your stay at La Ferme de Jean. Each morning, you can have breakfast at the general living space (see below for photos). You’ll get regional products and everything is very fresh. The host gives you some coffee or tea and serves whatever is necessary. There are not many options for breakfast, but it’s really delicious.
La Ferme de Jean doesn’t offer many facilities, as it’s quite a small scale accommodation. That’s also what’s making the B&B so cosy. If you’d like to, you can always use the kitchen in the general living space. If you don’t feel like going to a restaurant in the evening, you can also chose to cook something yourself by using the kitchen of the accommodation.
Furthermore, there are many leaflets in the lobby which show you what to do and see in the region. That’s really helpful by planning your day! Of course the host of the accommodation is happy to give you some tips as well.
The host of the accommodation is a very kind and hospitable man. We had a warm welcome and he showed us around the place. He gave us some tips on where to go, where to eat and helped us whenever we needed it (on the spot or through the messenger of Booking.com). When we came at breakfast, he always asked how we were doing, so that’s very positive.
I can only think of one minus: the host couldn’t speak English, only French. We could speak a little French, so it wasn’t a problem for us, but I can imagine it would be a problem for someone who cannot speak French at all. Take this into account.
In my opinion, the price-quality ratio is perfect. Per night, we paid € 95,- (including breakfast, during the weekend), so I think that’s very reasonable for everything you’ll get in return. The chambres d’hôtes are more or less the same price, the suite is a little more expensive and the holiday home is only bookable from Saturday to Friday if I see it right on the website.
Would you like to book a stay? It’s possible to book through Booking.com.
In short, I really enjoyed my stay at La Ferme de Jean and can definitely recommend this B&B for other travelers. It’s a beautiful and atmospheric accommodation located in the beautiful nature.
Address: 251 Chemin de la Tête du Saut, 88290 Saulxures-sur-Moselotte
NOTE: this post is not sponsored and contains my personal and honest experience!