cozy rooms, great cooking and sustainable comfort

L'Orri de Planès is our guesthouse, your lodge in the mountains. It's a 300 year old stone farmhouse that has been tastefully renovated, using the sun's energy to produce its own electricity, hot water, and heat, offering guests year round, environmentally friendly comfort. It's a great place to be after a long day's effort. In Summertime, soak up the afternoon sunshine, take a dip in our solar heated pool, then sip a cool glass of local wine or beer on our outdoor terrace and listen to great music. In Winter, sit in front of our cozy fireplace and let the flames work the cold out of your bones. It's a place to interact, to meet people from other countries and cultures, to sit around long tables and share delicious meals that have been carefully prepared using high quality local and organic ingredients. And most of all, it's a house run on principles, a place where each decision has been taking into consideration its' impact on the environment and on the people who live in it.

The house sits at 1550 meters above sea level in a privileged natural setting in the French Cerdagne.

It can accommodate up to 24 people in 6 comfortable rooms: 1 double room with private bath, 3 2-4 person suites with private baths, 1 room that sleeps 2-4 persons with private bath (accessible to the handicapped) and 1 room that sleeps 4-6 persons with private bath.

All bedrooms are equipped with high quality bedding and soundproof partition walls. Linen is furnished; breakfast and dinner are optional. Meals are served around shared tables.

Important note: Our rooms are rented without kitchen acces. If you plan to prepare your own meals, reserva an eco-yurt or in the Refugi.
Orri guests enjoy the use of a comfortable living room with a well furnished library of books and dvds. There is also a space for kids with toys, games and books.

In Summer, drinks and light meals are served on the outdoor terrace and the salt treated, solar heated swimming pool is open to all guests; in Winter, a cozy fire is lit in the dining room’s fireplace each evening.

The house is usually rented by the room, but it is also possible to reserve the entire lodge for groups (family reunions, seminars, short courses...). In this case, breakfasts and dinners are automatically included in the rental rates. (If you are looking for a self catering group rental, consult our bunkhouse the Refugi).


twin room with 2 individual beds big oak tables in the dining room
a view of the dining room with christmas lights double room with a queen bed
6 person family bedroom with private bath the fireplace makes dinnertime cozy in winter
atmosphere on the terrace in summertime the pool, heated by our solar installation
sitting area on loft the pool and the terrace, with the Orri behind
the northern facade in winter the Orri (right) and the Refugi (left)
sitting area with library sitting area on loft

A place that is simply coherent

We arrived at the Orri by accident. A place that is welcoming and simple, but most of all coherent. Far from the effects of the ecological advertising that is so in fashion, the house is a real success, a place where the owners put heart and soul into what they do. We went back with our kids and were welcomed with simplicity, everything was in the right measure, not too much, not too little, a place where you feel good. We especially appreciated the cuisine and the quality of the products served. Meals planned and prepared using organic ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible, we had never eaten so well away from home. And we were enchanted by the combination of the beautiful mountain setting and of an accommodation that fits into its setting coherently and respectfully. We will continue to go back, having progressed in Spanish, since this is a place where you meet French and Spanish hikers and families, a forum for exchange around good food and good wine:-)

August 2013. Opinion extracted from Tripadvisor, written by tictic 1973 (translated from French)