Aravis Alpine Retreat is in the quiet hamlet of Les Lombardes in the stunning Aravis Mountains that run east and parallel with the Mont Blanc massifs in the French Alps. This is our playground, year round, for a great diversity of activities that we combine with our training workshops to enhance each programme and event.
The Retreat is not a hotel - it's a true home from home with every comfort in relaxed informal style. The building was formally an alpine farmhouse with extra rooms for letting, created for the recuperative well being and fresh mountain air market at the turn of the last century.
Now fully renovated specifically as a business retreat and designed with harmony to the region and its timber heritage but with an eye to the comforts of today and the needs of our business – making people feel at home.
Interior designer Jan Greenhill has successfully combined both to give us lots of meeting and mixing space, comfy sofas, log fires, B&O audio/tv, simple comfortable bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, deep old pine beds, crisp fresh linen, Molton Brown toiletries and power showers. Plus space to escape, media contact room, terraces, gardens and grounds.
No pomp or ceremony this house welcomes you as a friend and makes your stay special and memorable. Great cuisine, great company, great organization and of course the great outdoors.
Motivation and Incentive
- Team Inspiration
- Stunning Mountain Location
- Outdoor Sports - Winter and Summer
- Exclusive, Informal 'at home' Retreat
- In House Training Facilities
Our motivational incentives are activity programs, are organised and planned in advance to your preference and facilitated in our stunning mountain location by experts in each field.
We purposefully ensure each event works to encourage interaction between delegates building relationships and closer team work with the obvious on going benefits to personal and business gain.
- A Unique Learning Environment
- Widening Business and Personal Perspectives
- Executive Coaching
- Management Development
- Team 'Health Checks'
Personal and business perception starts with taking a step backward to look forward - we facilitate your training programme or we provide our own.
- Combine Work and Play
- Discourse, Discussion, Dialogue
- Unique, Informal, Relaxed Retreat
- Fully Facilitated Program of Activities / Sports Year Round
- Builds Friendships and Closer Business Relationships
- Exclusive Ski and Golf Packages
Today’s customers need also to be tomorrows - work on the service ethic and business relationship that keeps existing clients and wins new ones.
Meetings and Business Retreat
- Relaxed, Informal, Exclusive Use Venue
- Less Than 1 Hour Transfer
- All Meeting and Business Facilities
- Excellent Small Group Synergy
- Optional Sport/Activity 'Team Build' Energisers
You plan strategy, debate priorities, consolidate business friendships in the unique warmth of our mountain Retreat. We facilitate everything.
Activity Options Include:
White Water Rafting
The Gordon Blue Challenge
The Aravis Academy offers the perfect combination of a conducive setting, ambience and location together with the fullest range of challenging and fun activities conducted at and with personnel that not only bring the best out of you also make you think about why and how that happened under circumstances that can easily relate to the working environment with your colleagues.
More options on the lake itself in Annecy – sailing, wind surfing, scuba diving, canoeing, water and board skiing, motor boat trips. In the mountains – tandem paragliding, quad biking, hiking, mountain biking, wine tasting and visits etc.