Ferme Auberge de Fréterolles, Morzine, Haute Savoie

Lac Mines D'Or, Morzine
Lac Mines D’Or, Morzine – in Autumn

When I set off on a summer hike in the Lac Mines D’or area of Morzine, I did give some thought to where we might find lunch, however I had no idea that we would stumble upon the family run auberge de Freterolles or Chalet de Freterolles – as it is marked on the map.  What a great find, nestled high up above the Lac Mines D’or – about a 20 minute uphill beautiful walk with 360-degree breathtaking views.  This auberge is on the hiking route to the Col de Coux or in the direction of Samoens the col de la Golése.

The lac Mines D’or, situated about 7 kms from Morzine, is an artificial fishing lake that was created by the people of Morzine in 1981.  It is approximately 2000 square metres and up to 5 metres deep.  The lake is situated 2/3 in the commune of Samoens and 1/3 in Morzine area. There is a boardwalk all the way around the lake.  The lake is well stocked with trout and the fishermen are allowed to retrieve a maximum of 5 per day as long as they are over 25cms long!

Lac Mines D'Or, Morzine
Lac Mines D’Or, Morzine

The hikes in this area are all very well signposted and all the local tourist offices have guides and maps.  There are several circular walks with varying degrees of climb.  All offering breathtaking views of mountains, valleys, cols and flora and fauna.  We encountered cows, goats, heard the marmottes whistling, saw the birds of prey swooping and plenty of fields of colourful wild flowers. Here is a link to the website showing several ideas for hikes around this area.

Views during the hike
Views during the hike

So lunch – well this place is clearly very popular with the locals as inside the auberge was full.  There is a great terrace offering both sunshine and shade; the undercover area is large with a huge array of authentic cow bells for sale!  This is a working farm and the cow herd walked through the courtyard area in front of the terrace as we lunched followed by the goats and over in the corner the pigs could be heard happily basking in the sun and mud!

The terrace at Auberge de Freterolles
The terrace at Auberge de Freterolles

Cow bells for sale!
Cow bells for sale!

There are two menus both very reasonable priced at €14 (plat – omelette and green salad ) and €16 (plat – beignets and green salad)  – both offer charcuterie to start including home made pate and butter and a selection of home made cheeses to finish, including goats cheeses and Tomme.  Everything is produced here on the farm and tasted absolutely so fresh and delicious.   There is also a small choice of other dishes including fondue and raclette and some great looking homemade desserts, including that classic Savoyard speciality of tarte aux myrtilles (blueberry tart)  the service was very good and friendly – this is a family run auberge.

Charcuterie - Entrée
Charcuterie – Entrée

Main course - omelette, beignets with tomme fraiche
Main course – omelette, beignets with tomme fraiche

 

Plateau de Fromages -Cheese plate - all made on the farm
Plateau de Fromages -Cheese plate – all made on the farm

The Auberge de Fréterolles is open every day except Sundays in the summer from around mid June to the end of September (good idea to call ahead at the beginning and end of the summer season to check they are open)  They do take reservations and judging by how popular Saturday lunch was – I’ll book next time!

Looking down on the Auberge de Freterolles
Looking down on the Auberge de Freterolles

Residents of the Auberge
Residents of the Auberge

Residents of the Auberge
Residents of the Auberge


The Ferme and Auberge de Freterolles is run by the famille Boisier.  Tel 06 08 57 58 33

I enjoyed this lunch at my own expense and this is my opinion of my personal experience at the Auberge de Freterolles

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6 thoughts on “Ferme Auberge de Fréterolles, Morzine, Haute Savoie

  • July 28, 2014 at 6:56 pm
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    What a great find! It’s so hard to picture Morzine or Samoens in the summer months – I only know them under a blanket of snow! Would love to explore some of these hikes one day when the leg is a bit stronger.

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  • July 28, 2014 at 8:49 pm
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    Can’t wait to introduce you to hiking in summer in the French Alps cooksister and some great restaurants with really good food!!

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  • August 6, 2014 at 9:10 pm
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    What a wonderful review on us ! Beautiful and tasty pictures ! We’re glad you’ve been satisfied by our cook and service, and we’d love to welcome you again ! For more informations and pictures we have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fermeaubergedefreterolles), we are open since June 15th to September 15th about. It’s open everyday at lunch but it’s better to book on weekend. Thank you Caroline !

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  • April 6, 2015 at 9:02 pm
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    n oublions pas le faiseur d ambiance et son fils le premier vous accompagne pendant votre dejeuner a l accordeon le second y apporte sa voie mais oui il chante des souvenirs fort agreables avec le club d equitation de suisse venue ce jour la je dirais enfin que je viens depuis plus de 40 ans y acheter la tomme le beurre la confiture le saucisson et autres saveurs faites sur place de maniere artisanale et sans conservateur ni quoique ce soit d autre que le produit ! une exelence de gout et de fraicheur . bien vous . a septembre comme tous les ans

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