Terragora Lodges

Les Epesses, Vendée, France

The Terragora lodges are hidden in a small valley in western France. In this part of the Vendée there are no city lights and no cars, only the sound of the nearby river and the birds singing. Pure nature.

The artistic lodges and huts of this eco hotel are located in the middle of the wild surroundings. Each accommodation has its own story, the ideas came from an architecture competition for students. Whether a rustic hut with a wooden shingle or a cozy cocoon made of clay - the extraordinary overnight experience is guaranteed here. In the Terragora Lodges you can experience what it is like to live in nature, to respect it and to establish a connection to an original life. The original and at the same time very cozy dwellings also open up a completely new view of living.

The restaurant is the heart of the ecological village, here the paths to the individual huts and therefore the paths of the guests intersect. A meeting place with a library, various salons and of course lots of ecological delicacies on the nicely laid tables. For a delicious breakfast, an aperitif accompanied by a hearty snack or a tasty dinner, you can still enjoy the beautiful view over the valley.

In the area surrounding the eco hotel complex, you can go on numerous hikes, visit castles and magnificent gardens or go canoeing on the nearby river.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Cottagefrom60 €
Tree housefrom60 €
Suitefrom90 €


ArchitectureEach accommodation has its own story, the ideas came from an architecture competition for students. The aim was to create artistic accommodations that blend well into the natural environment. Each building is unique in the form and also in the decoration of the interior. The huts were made by hand from chestnut wood, the lodges consist of clay insulated with wood wool. Each hut and lodge has a sleeping area and a terrace for breakfast. The cabins have their own toilet, the bathrooms are in the common area at the water point. Overall, attempts were made to influence nature as little as possible or to seal the area. That is why the paths are made of clay, for example.

FoodThe restaurant is run under two premises: On the one hand, as little waste as possible should be produced. On the other hand, they only cook with ingredients that take no longer than 30 minutes to reach by car. About half of the ingredients come from controlled organic cultivation. The cheese, white beans and soups on offer are very special regional specialties. The meat comes from a local butcher. Brioche, bread, organic cereals, organic cheese, butter, homemade jam, yoghurt, organic apple juice and orange juice are served for breakfast.

All employees can spend the night in a room of their choice. The hotel operators pay attention to a friendly working atmosphere, reasonable working hours and good food.

EnvironmentThe hot water is produced by a solar heating system. Care is taken in the restaurant not to waste food. The hotel staff has been specially trained in environmentally friendly behavior. The animals belonging to the hotel are fed with green waste.


  • Art and nature
  • Every accommodation is unique
  • Fresh seasonal products prepared by local producers
  • Numerous excursions in the area
  • Open from April to September

Eco Lodges10 huts, 8 lodgesRestaurantChildren welcomeWi-FiDisabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Lodges with private bathrooms
  • Cabins with shared bathroom
  • Restaurant (for all meals)
  • Lounge with a fireplace
  • Free parking
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Cottagefrom60 €
Tree housefrom60 €
Suitefrom90 €

Location + Directions

By car

Since the Terragora Lodges are very secluded, a car is necessary for the journey. From Nantes you drive about 1 hour (77 km), from Bordeaux the lodges are about 3 hours away (334 km) and from Paris it takes 3.5 hours (383 km). You will receive the exact address and directions on booking.