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Golèse mountain refuge

The mountain hut is situated at the Col de la Golèse in the middle of an alpine meadow. It offers a wonderful panorama on the south side overlooking the Giffre valley and Samoëns and on Morzine and Manche valley on the north side.


The refuge is located in the heart of the alpine pastureland in the Golèse pass and offers a superb view of the Giffre Valley and Samoens and the Manche Valley and Morzine.
Accessible to all walkers aged over 5 in 1h30 (a climb of 600 meters), the refuge was completely rebuilt in 1995 to offer all the comforts of a modern facility. You will be welcomed to this refuge, that combines modern amenities and Alpine charm, by the Baud family, which has owned and run the establishment for more than 25 years.
On your walk to the refuge, you can appreciate the rich variety of local flora and fauna, before enjoying a drink, a meal or settling down for a good night's sleep.
The refuge is a staging post on the GR5 and the tour of the Dents Blanches and the starting point of numerous walks and hikes. Come and appreciate the warm welcome and Savoy specialities (gratin savoyard, fondue, pela, etc.) that make our refuge a must for anyone visiting Haute Savoie.


  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Coach parking
  • Waste management
  • Photovoltaic panel

Complément accueil

Permanent catering: Savoyard specialties - menus on reservation.


  • Fireplace / Wood burning stove
  • Hot showers
  • Pay shower


  • Mountain location
  • Close to GR footpath

Payment methods

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer

Bons plans

Summit: Les Dents Blanches
Day hike: Col de Bostan - Dents Blanches - Col de Cou - Pointe de la Golèse
Hike over several days: Tour des Dents Blanches: GR5
- Ideas for a tour with nearby refuges:
Difficult level: (specific equipment sometimes necessary: ice axes, crampons, rope) the western white tooth 4h30 round trip-1060m of height difference crossed by the pas au taureau on the refuge of Folly, or the Vogealle crossed by the pas de la bide towards Barmaz (Switzerland, Valais).

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French


Closest village or station: Samoëns - Morzine
Access possible by path: To access the refuge, follow the summer road to the Col de Joux Plane, after 1 km turn right towards the village of Allamands. Continue for about 600 meters to reach and park in the plan aux arches car park (alt. 1096m). From the car park, continue on the road for a few hundred more meters, and continue along a wide track that winds through the Golèse pastures and reaches the Golèse refuge.
Coach parking in Samoëns, at the foot of Crêt and Morzine lake of the gold mines.
- IGN TOP 25 maps: 3530
Possible access authorized by 4X4, mountain bike, with a bat donkey, snowshoes, ski touring.


Pets allowed : No


Golèse mountain refuge
Lieu-dit La Golèse 74340 Samoëns