• Restaurant

Lake Gers Refuge

We welcome you in the heart of the Grand Massif, in a green setting. Come and discover a timeless place in the middle of pasture. Five cozy rooms and a restaurant bar welcome you for a stay full of healing.

Restaurant Lake Gers Refuge Samoëns


Samoëns (74340)
Animals allowed
  • Cheese specialities
  • Traditional French cooking
  • Vegetarian cuisine
  • offers dishes "homemade"

Claire, Arnaud and their team will be delighted to welcome you for a drink, a meal or a night. We offer rooms of 3 to 6 beds with a private bathroom for each of them. We will receive you for a step on your way on the GR96. In winter, you can live the magical experience of sleeping on the Grand Massif ski area, in its wild part. The fireplace will allow you to relax after a good day skiing.
On the GR96, from Samoëns to Samance (Lake Annecy), and approaching the GR5, the Refuge du Lac de Gers welcomes you in a magnificent setting full of abundant flora and fauna. In addition to the cottage, we offer a covered, simple cuisine of terroir, tradition and quality at the edge of the Lake in the summer and on the Cascades slope in the winter.
You will enjoy a rest in the calm of the Combe de Gers, by the lake. With abundant flora and fauna this place is ideal for recharging batteries. Lovers of mountain lake fishing will be able to tease the trout, while others will relax on the terrace.
In the autumn, the stag slab closes the summer season...


Some examples of dishes to be tasted:
Tartiflette - salad: 18€.
Savoyard omelette, chips and salad: 14€.
Diots with wine sauce, chips and salad: 16€.
Charcuterie, potato fritters, salad: 19€.

Credit card accepted in clear weather, capricious satellite link in cloudy weather.

Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : English, French
Languages of documentation : English, French

Larger capacity for groups outside.
Special menus possible for large groups.
Calling Point on the Cascaces slope. We come to pick you up on a snowmobile on the Cascades slope. A unique experience!

Only for lunch on a lead. Dogs are not allowed at night.


From 03/06 to 01/10, daily.

  • Pets welcome
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food
  • Picnic hampers
  • Terrace
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • fireplace
  • Charging station for 2 electric wheels


Lac de Gers, 74340 Samoëns

🚩 Accessibility of the refuge: snowshoeing / ski touring / Alpine skiing via Combe de Gers + Magic Forest OR Waterfall trail but plan to come on foot between the trackers' hut and the refuge (10 minutes).

Closest village or station: Samoëns and Sixt Fer à Cheval
Walking time from the nearest car park "Pont de Ledédian": 2 hours walk
Access possible by path, with a bat donkey, by mountain bike, 4x4, quad, endurot motorbike (summer) with snowshoes, cross-country and alpine ski (winter).
Coach parking at Lededian parking lot.

Information update on 07/08/2023 by Office de Tourisme de Samoëns