When the skies open up and rain starts to fall, many people might think their plans are spoiled. But at La Vieille Cheminée in Chamarel, a rainy day is an invitation to discover the unique charm and comfort of our mountain lodges. Here are 7 reasons why staying with us during rainy weather is an experience you won’t want to miss.

1. Cozy Comfort with a Chimney


There’s something incredibly comforting about staying in an eco-lodge with a chimney. The warmth of the fire creates a cozy atmosphere, perfect for curling up with a blanket and enjoying the tranquil sounds of the rain outside. Whether you’re savoring a glass of red wine or a cup of tea, the fireplace becomes the heart of your rainy day retreat.

2. BBQ Delights


Rainy days don’t mean you have to miss out on a good barbecue. Our lodges are equipped with BBQ facilities, so you can enjoy grilling your favorite foods even when the weather isn’t cooperating. There’s a special kind of joy in sharing a meal cooked over an open flame, especially when it’s accompanied by the soothing patter of raindrops.


3. Unique Tropical Forest Walks

A walk in the tropical forest during the rain is a truly unique experience. The forest comes alive with the fresh scent of rain, the vibrant colors of wet foliage, and the sounds of raindrops dancing on leaves. It’s a magical opportunity to connect with nature in a way that sunny days don’t offer. Don’t forget to bring a good pair of boots!

5. Curl Up with a Good Book


Rainy days are perfect for diving into a good book. Our lodges provide a comfortable setting with plush beds and mosquito nets, ensuring a peaceful reading environment. Lose yourself in a story while the rain provides a soothing background soundtrack.

4. Culinary Adventures

With a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal, a rainy day is the perfect time to get creative with cooking. Spend time preparing a delicious dish using fresh, local ingredients. The process of cooking can be therapeutic, and the results are always rewarding when shared with loved ones in the cozy ambiance of your lodge.

6. Enjoy Board Games


Bring out the board games and enjoy some old-fashioned fun. Whether it’s a classic game or a new favorite, playing board games is a great way to spend quality time with family and friends. It’s a delightful way to engage in friendly competition and create lasting memories.

7. Embrace the Mud and Farm Activities



For those who don’t mind getting a bit muddy, joining us in our farm activities can be a rewarding experience. There’s something incredibly grounding about working with the earth, even in the rain. It’s a chance to connect with the land, learn about our sustainable practices, and contribute to the farm’s daily operations.

Rainy days at La Vieille Cheminée are far from dreary. They offer a unique opportunity to experience the cozy, comforting, and charming aspects of staying in our mountain lodges. Whether you’re relaxing by the fire, exploring the tropical forest, or engaging in farm activities, a rainy day here is an invitation to slow down, savor the moment, and create unforgettable memories. So next time it rains, embrace it and discover why it’s one of the best times to stay with us.