The mountain hut is located in the heart of an alpine area particularly conducive for hiking during Summer as well as Winter. It also provides an ideal stopover on the GR54 from the well known Tour de l'Oisans. The winter shelter open for 6 people, wood, gas, dishes, blanket.
About : Mountain hut Pic du Mas de la Grave – Chez Polyte
Be welcome at Polyte's mountain hut (nickname of the last inhabitant of the place)
We built the chalet at the heart of Natura 2000 Goleon - Emparis area
Without any difficulty of access, the mountain hut is located in the valley de la Buffe, 6 kilometers far from the hamlet of Le Chazelet, facing la Meije (3983 m) and its wonderful glacier
The chalet is the ideal place to be for climbing the peak of Mas de la Grave, which with its 3021 m is "one of the most beautiful panoramic viewpoint in the Alps."
We will welcome you around a good table and we will offer you cozy accommodation in small dorms or bedrooms.
The guardians will advise you on suitable itineraries, depending on weather conditions and your interests.
You will also find a Finnish sauna, a perfect way to relax after exercice !
Food and refreshments
If you're planning to eat in a refuge, or even ask for a picnic, it's best to make a reservation in advance.
The refuges have limited stocks, and in any case they are sized according to their capacity... While bivouacs are tolerated in the vicinity of the refuges, it's imperative to check with the wardens, campers are not counted in the stocks. Remember to call the wardens to book your meal if you want to enjoy the comfort of this service.
Every effort is made to ensure your stay at the refuge is a pleasant one.
The refuge is also called "chez Polyte", the nickname of the last owner of a ruined alpine house. Denis and his son Victor decided to turn it into a mountain refuge. A successful gamble. After 2 years of titanic work, the Refuge du Pic du Mas de Grave opens its doors.
At an altitude of 1944 m, the building is totally self-sufficient in energy: wood-burning stove, solar hot water, photovoltaic panels. A captured spring supplies the water. Whether you're here for a short stopover or want to put down your bag for a few days, the modern, cosy refuge offers rooms for 2 and small dormitories. With delicious, comforting meals, a sauna and incredible views of the Meije massif, it's the ideal place for a break from the hectic pace of modern life.
Take a look at "les chemins d'avant" to get an idea of some of the area's pleasant hikes, including the small loop n°5, which takes you to the refuge via the "Combettes" or "Orliers" trails, which are much prettier than the 4x4 track at the bottom of the valley.
You can also reach the Emparis plateau via the "Brèche".
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- Soal hot water
- Board games
- Sustainable development
- Photovoltaic panel
- Waste management
- Book shop
- Pets welcome
- Booking obligatory
- Picnic hampers
- Guarded refuge in winter
- Horse hotel
- Drinking water
- Hot showers
- Pay shower
- Shared WC
- Bunk beds
- Fireplace / Wood burning stove
- Capacité totale : 34 personne(s)
- 32 personne(s) maximum
From 20/01 to 23/03/2024, daily.
From 15/06 to 21/09/2024, daily.
Night: 28 €
Breakfast: 11 €
Picnic to take away: 12 €
Dinner: 21 €
Half board (pp): 30 to 55 €
Tourist taxes: 0.60 €.
Means of payment