Are you planning your next trip to Lyon? Do you want to sleep in an unusual accommodation? Mix both and go to a treehouse in Lyon, in the area of Lyon Country House. In addition to being a perfect place to disconnect, it is also a small heaven of peace, ideal for a romantic break and off the beaten track.
The treehouses are on the rise right now! Moreover, I was looking for an unusual place to sleep in Lyon and I found a small gem hidden in the trees, close to the city center. Yes, yes, it exists! If you are from Lyon, you don’t need to drive 3 hours to disconnect from your daily life. If you are not, it can be an unusual idea to discover the city of Lyon.
Lyon Country House, a castle in the heart of the city
Located 10 minutes from Place Bellecour in Lyon, the Lyon Country House is both synonymous with country and city. This is what the couple behind this project wanted to create: a haven of peace refreshing two steps from the scent of the center of the city of light. The castle of Vernay was renovated by Jean-Maxime and Louise Carrier in 2019. Today, you will find different types of accommodation: the guard tower, guest suites and especially … the one everyone is talking about: the famous river treehouse. It was built in the park of the castle, facing the Saone river and the top of the hill overlooking the restaurant of Paul Bocuse.
A treehouse in Lyon
I was looking for a treehouse around here, and what I can say is there are not two like the Cabane du Fleuve of Lyon Country House. At the same time, it’s modern, spacious and cozy, it has everything to please every kind of travelers. Just 15 minutes from Place Bellecour, the cabin is located in the heart of the 3-hectare park of Vernay Castle. It offers a magnificent view of the Saone and my little finger tells me that the sunsets are super romantic. Perched at 6 meters high, this unusual cabin has an equipped kitchen, dry toilets, a living room with two sofa beds, a mezzanine with a large double bed and a terrace where you can admire the Monts d’Or. It is also from the terrace that you will get your breakfast in the morning. For showers, don’t panic. Lyon Country House offers the private spa to guests of the Cabane du Fleuve. Perfect for a moment of relaxation.
What to do around the river treehouse?
As usual, I love to help you prepare your stays and getaways and I thought it would be more fun for you to have an idea of things to do next to this pretty treehouse in Lyon. Here is my top 3:
- Discover Place Bellecour in Lyon: if you have a car, you are only 15 minutes from the famous Place of Lyon. If you do not have any transport, go to the bus stop “Le Vernay” located a few minutes walk from the Cabane du Fleuve. Take bus 9 towards Cordeliers. Get off at the last stop and walk to the street to Place Bellecour. It is also the ideal place to do some shopping. From Place Bellecour, you will have a view of Notre-Dame de Fourviere, a place not to be missed during your stay. (You can also take a Uber if you want ;))
- Stroll on the banks of the Saone river: this is the ideal activity for couples who want to explore the city of Lyon “smoothly”. This short walk will give you a view of the colorful buildings of Old Lyon, the Saint-Georges church, the Saint-Jean-Baptiste cathedral and the Palais library.
- Lunch in a bouchon lyonnais: yes, it’s a cliché, but it’s the opportunity to discover the gastronomic specialties of Lyon. To avoid finding yourself face to face with all the tourists in the area, I advise you to test Les Ventres Jaunes. The dishes are delicious, well supplied and you will not go away hungry.
River treehouse in Lyon: the practical information
Lyon Country House, Montée du Vernay, 69300 Caluire-et-Cuire – firstname.lastname@example.org
From 270 euros / night