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Idyllic Micro-glamping at the edge of the forest - Vosges

5.00 (9 reviews) Verified Biffontaine, Grand Est, France

About this campspace #s005238

Your host

Marije

We have three spacious bell tents with a comfortable double bed (two extra camp beds possible per tent). During your stay you have a private bathroom and a fully equipped, shared kitchen at your disposal.

Within 50 meters you are in the forest where you can enjoy hiking or mountain biking. Within 25 minutes you are at Gerardmer or Longemer. Here you can enjoy a swim, walk or sit on one of the many beautiful terraces. Well-marked hiking trails are available.
There are also a number of adventure parks nearby for the children.

Don't feel like cooking after a day of adventures? We are happy to prepare a nutritious organic vegetable meal for you, where possible with ingredients from our own garden.

It is also possible to have a wonderful massage during your holiday. Marije has worked as a physiotherapist in the Netherlands for 10 years.

In addition to glamping and market gardening, we also started a food forest on our property last year, together with our French neighbours. Unfortunately, this needs a little more time before we have fruit in abundance.

Space for

  • Equipped tent (Tipi, safaritent, bell tent)

Facilities

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Hot shower
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Phone charge
  • Electricity
  • Gas (stove)
  • RV Sanitation
  • Hot water
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen
  • Shower (cold water)
  • Pets allowed
  • BBQ
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Heater in accommodation

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Enjoy the peace, nature and many walks
  • TIP Swimming in the beautiful mountain lakes
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Climbing
  • Sightseeing
  • Mountaineering

Sustainability practices

  • Waste separation
  • Self-grown food
  • Food products from locals in the region
  • Green power
  • Organic cleaning products
  • Water-saving measures

Your host, Marije

5.00 (9 reviews)

We are Marije Vonk-Heinen and Mattijs Vonk. In 2021 we emigrated from the Netherlands to the Vosges, together with our son Pelle (3 years old). Marije is an oncology physiotherapist and Mattijs Communications Advisor and Designer.

We started a microglamping and organic market garden in the Vosges, called 'Les Jardins de Biffontaine', because we want to live closer to nature, seek more variety in our lives and contribute more to the local community. The fact that we are also true Francophiles has of course also played a major role.

We have started a new life with the main focus on running Les Jardins de Biffontaine. In addition, however, we both remain active in our own field. Marije still likes to give relaxation massages, while Mattijs is active online as a designer and communication and marketing advisor. Pelle goes to school in Biffontaine and seems happy with his new life.

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Reviews

Kelly

Tell us about your experience
We were lucky enough to stay a few days in this little paradise!

Top location if you like peace and nature. Surrounded by greenery, grazing sheep that sometimes come to say hello, wake up to the sound of birdsong and go to sleep to the chirping of crickets in the background.

The tent itself is furnished very basic, bed, bedding and coat rack to hang some things on. But all around there are plenty of facilities!
There is a large covered outdoor area where you can sit if the weather is not showing its best side. Furnished with table and chairs, lounge chairs, hammock, lighting, toys for children,…

In the garage, an interior space has been set up with a large shared kitchen and your own small private bathroom. Everything is provided: crockery, cooking utensils, washing-up liquid, bath towels ... Also walking routes, information booklets, books, games, outdoor toys, ... are all present.
Some drinks and snacks can be purchased for a very reasonable fee.

You are doing a great job Marije and Mattijs! Keep it up! You will definitely see us again!

How was the contact with the host?
Marije, Mattijs and Pelle are very warm, hospitable hosts! You lack nothing and if you need anything you just need to talk to them.

Their vegetable garden is amazing and Marije conjures up delicious plant-based meals on the table. This is pure enjoyment!

Tips for new guests?
Be sure to try Marije's home-made plant-based meals, with home-grown vegetables from the garden. Delicious!
A sleeping mask can come in handy, as the tents are very light. But that is everyone's own preference. And bring a nice warm blanket, because it can be quite chilly when the weather is bad. But that doesn't take away from the fact that it's a great location!

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Host Marije has responded

Thank you for this very nice review Kelly and Seppe, it was very nice that you were here :-)

Until next time as far as we're concerned!

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Jeroen

Tell us about your experience
Very nice place to relax, everything is well cared for and clean, I had a good week there. Beautiful area for walking or cycling. 2x ordered a meal from Marije which tasted delicious with fresh vegetables from our own garden!!

How was the contact with the host?
Nice and relaxed contact.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Simon

Tell us about your experience
Super nice place to stay for a beautiful holiday in the Vosges / Alsace. The tents are spacious and comfortable, we slept wonderfully in the beds. The bathroom is very neat and the kitchen is perfect for cooking your own meals (the fresh products from Mattijs and Marije's garden are highly recommended).

The surrounding nature is beautiful and is ideal for walks. We took the car for a day to Xonrupt Longemer and Hohneck (recommended!) but the forest next to Mattijs and Marije's house is just as much worth it. We also drove into Alsace for a day, which was easy to do by car.

For anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday in breathtaking nature, but does not want to compromise on comfort, this is the perfect stay.

How was the contact with the host?
Mattijs and Marije are very cordial and do their best to give you a good stay. They were quick to help us with questions and they had good advice for activities in the area. Very good hosts!

Tips for new guests?
Bring warm clothes. Because you are a bit higher it can be cold at night. And go into nature!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Heidi

Tell us about your experience
Enjoyed the silence and tranquility in the immediate vicinity of the woods. Made very nice walks. We also took a trip to the Gerard Lake, definitely worth it! The tents are large and comfortable (especially with young children). The children slept on a luxurious camp bed. The kitchen is well equipped if you like to cook for yourself. The vegetables from the host's vegetable garden are very tasty! Everything is there for a comfortable stay. There are also toys for the little ones, who will not get bored easily.

How was the contact with the host?
The landlords are very friendly and discreet. Smooth communication.

Tips for new guests?
Bring extra blankets/sufficiently warm clothes in case of bad weather (no fire bowl).

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Jolanda

Tell us about your experience
We enjoyed our stay very much.
Everything is available. You really don't have to bring anything yourself.
Be sure to be surprised by the delicious homemade vegan meals. Highly recommended! Very nice environment too.

How was the contact with the host?
Very nice people. Our kids loved having Pelle as a playmate.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Marije has responded

Thank you Yolanda. thanks

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Anna

Tell us about your experience
We enjoyed the quiet and long walks in the forests. Really peaceful place to relax and calm down.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly, helpful and discreet.

Tips for new guests?
Have a green beer at a summer friday night in Bruyére.

August 2021

Host Marije has responded

Thank you!

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Marien

Tell us about your experience
Very nice place

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly hostess and host.

Tips for new guests?
Enjoy the vegetables from the garden.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Marije has responded

Thank you!

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Tessa

Tell us about your experience
Very nice place, definitely recommended! Nice spacious tent to sleep in and beautiful surroundings for walking. Marije and Mattijs are nice hosts and have made a delicious meal with salad from their own garden. Well enjoyed here!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Nele

Tell us about your experience
Very pleasant and quiet place to stay. All necessary comfort was present. Beautiful area for walking. Delicious dinner, with home-grown vegetables. And sleep soundly in the tent with bed. Recommended!

How was the contact with the host?
Friendly welcome, very helpful, and yet enough space for privacy.

Tips for new guests?
Be sure to do the hike to the lookout point!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

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Rules

• Pets are not allowed on the property or in the tent.
• Please be quiet on the campsite between 10 pm and 7:30 am, as the campsite is located in a quiet area.
• No open fire may be made on the site, except in the available fire pit.

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 30 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 3:00 pm–To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed–11:00 am

Bell tent with comfortable double bed

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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Bell tent with comfortable double bed

Equipped tent (Tipi, safaritent, bell tent)
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Max. people
Pitches
3

Fully equipped camping; the spacious bell tent is ready. The double bed is made and two camp beds can be added on request. You have a private bathroom and a shared, fully equipped kitchen. And all that on the edge of vast forests!

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)
  • Phone charge
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen

Minimum number of nights: 2
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 1
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 200

from € 60.00 per night

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