GĂ®te La Loge du Pic Noir in Dabo – A large and comfortable gĂ®te

by | Updated on 10/11/2023 | Uncategorized | 0 comments


The Gîte La Loge du Pic Noir is located in Dabo, in the Lorraine region of France, right on the border with Alsace. A place I like very much: the landscapes are beautiful there and you can easily do a lot of different activities. A beautiful place for this cottage where you will spend a good stay!

A gîte for 6 persons adapted to PMR

The gite is for 6 people and is spread over 2 floors: there are two fully enclosed bedrooms, one of which has a private shower room, and an open bedroom on the mezzanine on the second floor. The first two have double beds while the last one has 2 single beds. They are all spacious and nicely decorated .

One of the rooms is located on the first floor, which is fully adapted to accommodate people with reduced mobility.

The living room is large, with a dining room table, a sofa, a TV (with Netflix access!) and a large open kitchen that is fully equipped (induction cooker, oven and microwave, coffee bean machine, dishwasher… and even a keg beer tap!).

We can see that every detail has been well thought out, it is really a very comfortable gite . To note, the household linen and the towels are provided.

A renovated and sustainable cottage

La Loge du Pic Noir is located in a former workshop of a basket maker, clog maker and distiller which has been entirely renovated by its owners Sabine and Marc. An impressive work: the house is now very modern, while having kept elements of the old building which give it a lot of charm.

Sabine and Marc have tried as much as possible to reuse existing materials and elements and have even made some of the furniture themselves from recycled wood and metal. Even if the ecological aspect is not particularly emphasized, there is a real sustainable approach that really deserves to be praised, the work done is crazy and the result really successful.

I also really liked the photos that adorn the walls of the gite and that were taken by Marc. They look great!

Outside of the lodge

The outside spaces of the gite are very pleasant. There’s a garden and a lovely south-facing terrace with brazier, plancha, wood-fired Nordic bath and pĂ©tanque court. What to spend excellent evenings… There is also a beautiful sunny terrace on the second floor with inviting deck chairs.

For cyclists, a bicycle room is also available: the bicycles are well installed and can be easily washed with a hose or recharged if it is an EV. Again, this was super well thought out!

Location of the lodge

The gĂ®te is located on the heights of Dabo, in the hamlet of Grand Ballerstein. It takes 5 minutes from downtown Dabo, on a very small road. I must admit I really hoped I wouldn’t run into anyone! If you come in winter, you will have to be sure to have snow tires in my opinion. Once arrived, the location is pleasant because we are really quiet, at the edge of the forest, while having Dabo at 5 minutes.

There’s plenty to do in the area: climb the Rocher de Dabo (a must!), hike around Dabo, see the Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane, Lutzelbourg castle, take a stroll through the VallĂ©e des Eclusiers… You can easily stay a while without getting bored!

Want more ideas in the area? Find here my ideas of activities around Dabo and Phalsbourg!

I liked

  • Lovely gite
  • Very well equipped
  • Very pleasant outdoor spaces
  • Nordic bath
  • Location conducive to nature activities

I liked a little less

  • Very narrow access road

My photos of the Gîte La Loge du Pic Noir in Dabo

Practical information

Rates and reservation

Find all the rates and book directly on the site of the lodge of the Black Peak.


By car

The address is as follows: Gîte La Loge du Pic Noir, 5a Grand Ballerstein, 57850 Dabo. You have to count:

  • 50km from Strasbourg (about 1h)
  • 100km from Colmar (about 1h30)
  • 140km from Mulhouse (about 1h50)
By public transport

You can calculate your route on Fluo Grand Est.



Laurène est la créatrice du blog Mon week-end en Alsace. Bretonne installée en Alsace depuis 2014, elle est tombée amoureuse de sa région d'adoption au point de lui dédier un blog et d'acheter avec son mari une maison alsacienne dans un village du Kochersberg, près de Strasbourg. A pied, à vélo, sur ses chevaux ou au volant de sa voiture, elle aime partir explorer les moindres recoins de l'Alsace pour dénicher de bonnes adresses à partager sur le blog.


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