The Farmhouse

Morzine, Haute-Savoie
+33 (0)4 50 79 08 26
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€170 - €312
per night

Charming hosts, ample bedrooms and memorable dinners... deeply authentic and super special. You'll adore The Farmhouse and long to return


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

€170 - €312 per night

The Experience

Enter the carved door to find big chunky beams and slab floors of slate, worn smooth from centuries of use. The steeply pitched 18th-century Mas de la Coutettaz, the oldest building in Morzine, lies at the quiet end of town, a five-minute stroll from shops, restaurants and lifts to the vast Portes du Soleil.

Set off in summer for alpine paths (avoiding cyclists hurtling down mountains!). Traverse the snowy slopes of Morzine, Les Gets, Châtel and Avoriaz. Return to hot toddies in the old flagged bar, and log fires lit at the merest hint of chill. Dinners in the former cattle shed are candlelit and huge fun. The food is delicious and the wines well chosen.

Big, quirky, characterful bedrooms wait at the top of the stone stair. Some overlook the garden and others the mountain. Splash out on the one with the adorable balcony.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in a farmhouse steeped in character
  • Your fabulous down-to-earth hosts - James, Dorrien and Di
  • Morzine: more of a town than a purpose-built resort
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You should know

  • Breakfasts and dinners are a sociable affair, and Dorrien joins guests when he can
  • You can't ski in / ski out - but they offer a shuttle service to lifts
  • Four bedrooms are in garden chalets, including the enchanting 'Mazot'


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €170
Singles from 80€.
2 Family rooms for 4
From €170
1 Family room for 3
From €170
3 Doubles
From €170
3 Cottages for 2
From €170
2 Suites for 2
From €170


Booking information

Check in
Check out
Other details
Please refer to the Chalet page for winter prices. Short breaks available, please enquire with owner.
7 April - 15 June, 17 September - 15 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 4 courses with wine, €50.


I recently returned from a five-day break at The Farmhouse, and found it a superb, five-star experience in every way. Both the property, and its setting in Morzine, are quite wonderful, and the quality of hospitality simply could not be bettered. The entire staff were all wonderfully helpful; the bedrooms beautifully appointed, and the reception and dining rooms atmospheric, and full of charm. This was quite simply one of the most pleasurable holidays I have ever experienced. My warm thanks to all the team for making the trip so special.

Jonathan, London

We have just had the absolute pleasure of attending our best friends wedding at the most beautiful venue in Morzine. We can not rate this venue highly enough to do them justice! James, Dorian, Sam, Mark , Ben and the rest of the team went over and above to make sure our stay was exceptional. Thank you all for looking after us and we will definitely be coming back and staying with you again. Sam & Andy

Sam, Kent

A stay at the Farmhouse is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures! It will forever be one of the best skiing experiences I’ve had. The staff are genuinely focused on your needs and they make you feel like taking care of guests is their joy. I will definitely be back!

Pamela, London

The Farmhouse is a fabulous place and James, Dorrien and Di are super, warm hosts. The whole place, from bedrooms to bar to living room, is comfy, cosy and relaxed. A perfect base from which to cycle and explore the area!

Patrick, Bristol

This was another fantastic experience at The Farmhouse. I have visited on and off since Dorrien first opened in 1993 or 1994. I keep going back because I find the service and quality of accommodation at The Farmhouse very difficult to beat. Great rooms with a unique style, outstanding food every evening and friendly, well trained staff who cannot do enough for you. This year was another very successful holiday and guarantees my return in future.

Jeremy, Bristol

I loved our stay at the Farmhouse. It has the feel of a dear old friend's house party and we always meet fun guests when we go there. Dorrien, Di and James are wonderful hosts and the staff tend to have done interesting things before working at the Farmhouse. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Edward, Canterbury

A little bit of heaven in the Alps! Have visited many times and are always looked after brilliantly. Nothing is too much trouble. The staff are fabulous and the food is amazing.

Ellie, Leicester

What a great place. Very kind hosts. Nothing is too much and all the staff are very friendly and professional. Could not recommend the Farmhouse enough. The food is out of this world and can cater for all needs. I enjoyed the stay so much I have already booked again.

Stephen, Newark

very different from a conventional hotel superb service from all the staff all the way from pick ups and returns to the airport, at all times at the hotel, and taking us to and picking us up from the lifts throughought the holiday great food at breakfast and evening meal in unique atmospheric surroundings convivial bar really friendly and super helpful staff throughout

Philip, Pontefract

A special place in the heart of the French Alps. We were a large group of 10 and were accommodated in 3 lovely rooms. The beds were especially comfortable after a long day's driving and the staff were all exceptionally helpful. We will definitely be back!


Fantastic rooms with very comfortable beds and endless hot water. Food was, generally, very good. Excellent breakfasts to set you up for a days skiing. Tea and cakes to welcome you back in the afternoon. A wonderful dinner in great company around a long polished table. Very special. Dorian and James are skilled in recruiting the best staff. Friendly and helpful and fun. I can be critical having been in the business but there is nothing to criticise at The Farmhouse and I would definitely recommend it for an extra special ski holiday.


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The neighbourhood

The farmhouse sits at the foot of the Col de Joux Plane, in its own grassy garden and with chalets around. Your nearest lifts are Le Pleney, 600m, and Super Morzine, 1km; in winter, the hotel ferries skiers to both. In summer you have hiking, biking and paragliding, tennis courts and a 50m pool. Smaller, family-friendly Les Gets is a 12-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Dorrien Ricardo

  • Mountain biking and Road biking are the major sports in Morzine and the surrounding areas in the summer months. The Tour de France last visited in 2010 and July 2016.
  • The Morzine leisure centre is just down the road from us. This is an Olympic size swimming pool, giant 80 metre water slide, bouncy castle, beach volley ball, indoor pool and spa with saunas and Turkish baths.
  • Fantasticable: This is the only zip wire of its kind in the Alps. Two 1,200 metres cables which shoot you across the Plaine Dranse valley and back again. At one point you are 240 metres from the valley floor! A must for any adrenaline junkie!
  • The beautiful lake Montriond is well worth visiting. Whether it be to walk around it, swim in it, paddle through it or just soak up the sunshine.
  • Mountain walks and hiking are very popular with stunning views to be had at every twist and turn. Day trips can start from The Farmhouse doorstep and there are different grades of difficultly for all walkers.
  • The Portes du Soleil region is one of the biggest and best in the world for skiing. 650km of pistes, 13 interconnecting resorts and fantastic off piste back country you have everything at your fingertips. The Farmhouse is a perfect base to explore the area


Dorrien Ricardo

Dorrien moved to France in 1982, and fell in love with Morzine in 1990. On discovering that this beautiful dilapidated farmhouse was up for sale, he succeeded in buying it three years later. Manager James arrived in 2008, leaving the world of finance behind. Together with Di, Dorrien's wife, they're warm natural hosts who know how to make guests feel at home.