• The Lodge

    Kabine by Kosmos

Coming inside Kabine is a real journey… KOSMOS invites you in the fanciful universe of the Kaptain in the discovery of your somewhere else, and make you travel thank to its music and texts. Signed by Tom Goodwing even on the walls (leader of the band Kosmos) this lodge upon the trees offers unusual items and contemporary furniture.  A real cabin for the journey you will create. Ready for the boarding?

Coming inside Kabine is a real journey… KOSMOS invites you in the fanciful universe of the Kaptain in the discovery of your somewhere else, and make you travel thank to its music and texts. Signed by Tom Goodwing even on the walls (leader of the band Kosmos) this lodge upon the trees offers unusual items and contemporary furniture.  A real cabin for the journey you will create. Ready for the boarding?

  • Design, brightness and openness

    • Architecte : Isabelle Poulain
    • Construction and Cladding : Rémi Becherel - Nid Perché
    • Stairs : Laurent Garreau - Le Terrier

    “Light, osmosis with the forest, transparency, space” inspired the design of our 18 lodges. Built on stilts, from wood species present in the surrounding forest – douglas, chestnut, oak – our lodges are real, warm and cosy suites. Their large windows and open terraces, equipped with a private spa, promote an harmonious dialogue between the interiors and the forest. And for the final touch, each lodge has been designed by a contemporary artist.


  • Equipements

    • King size bed
    • Mini bar
    • Heating system
    • Double basin
    • Standing Mirror
    • Walk-in shower
    • Indoor dining area
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Bathrobes
    • Separate toilets
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Hair dryer
    • Safety deposit box
    • Cloakroom with walk-in closet
    • Walkie-Talkie
    • Ecological wooden speaker
    • Flashlight
    • Kettle
    • Espresso machine
    • Relaxing bath

A relaxing Soak

Alone in the world… Slip into hot, enveloping water directly on your terrace, whenever you wish. A timeless moment of intimacy and relaxation.

Digital Detox

To optimize your immersion in nature and to wake your senses, we have deliberately chosen not to include Wifi and TV in our lodges.
You will nevertheless find:
  • a walkie-talkie in your room, connected to the reception, for all your requests
  • a free WiFi connection and a large screen in the common areas of the hotel
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Walk or not

Walking is the best way to get around and explore our forest and the woods that surround it (the W.H.O recommends 10,000 steps a day to be healthier!). However, electric carts are provided for ease of travel, in case of necessity or a momentary lack of energy… here everything is allowed.

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Interactive map
Click on the dots on the right to discover our 18 lodges, works of art, swimming pool and much more
Lodge 1 "O'Plumes" by Charlotte Perrot
The softness and subtlety of feathers, an ode to feminity
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Lodge 2 "Lost Lodge" by Aurèle
A shelter for Aurele's Lost Dog
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Lodge 3 "T(h)rees" by Zou
Three, 3 trees, 3 canvas speaking of trees, T(h)rees... an evidence
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Lodge 4 "Kabine" by Kosmos
Coming inside Kabine is a real journey...
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Lodge 5 "JungOne" by JonOne
When the urban graffiti artist meets the forest
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Lodge 6 "Nude" by Gilles Ballini
The strength and power of Earth's elements
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Lodge 7 "Houppelandes" by Elisabeth Riou
Travel through time and around the globe
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Lodge 8 "Picto Heaven" by Pierre Marie Lejeune
From washed blue to indigo blue, a journey to the heart of color so dear to Pierre Marie Lejeune, sculptor
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Lodge 9 "Moodywood" by Cédric Marcillac
A Hollywood worthy score in the heart of the forest
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Lodge 10 "Yellow Shelter" by Aurèle
International Aurele Yellow
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Lodge 11 "Lucien" Hommage Serge Gainsbourg
A tribute to the great Serge Gainsbourg
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Lodge 12 "Uzume" by Jacques Bosser
Black and white chic recreated by Jacques Bosser and his talent
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Lodge 13 "Les Ailes du Désir" by Michel Audiard
Will an angel renounce its celestial standing ?
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Lodge 14 "Paradis" by CharlElie Couture
"Adam et Rêve" paradise by CharlElie Couture
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Lodge 15 "Sixtie's" by Anne-Caroline Frey
With Mick Jagger, Polnareff or Sylvie Vartan as roommates
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Lodge 16 "Via Nilo" by Philippe Borderieux
The subtlety of the painter's palette
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Lodge 17 "Efflorescences" by Cédric Porchez
A special lodge, probably the most romantic one
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Lodge 18 "Essentielle" by Tara
Recharge in a lyrical forest bath
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La Femme Loire
by Michel Audiard
Abraccio
Lost Dog
by Aurèle
Arboretum
Around the farmhouse is an arboretum of the 21 protective trees of the Druids. Some were planted recently, others have been there for tens or even hundreds of years. At the foot of each species is a sign explaining the characteristics of these natives...
Mr. le Chêne
We call him Monsieur because he is our ancestor, he was there long before us and will be there long after us. Nearly 200 years old, Mr le Chêne is the very example of strength, wisdom... he takes his time. Go and recharge your batteries under its coal-bearing branches, it is benevolent and discreet but will inspire you
Car park
The car park is reserved for hotel guests. It has charging stations for electric cars, as well as a Porsche terminal. A disabled space is reserved for people with reduced mobility, near the reception
Greenhouse
Our greenhouse is home to many small seedlings of druid-protecting trees. If you want to buy one to take with you and plant it, in your garden or somewhere in a forest, to meet it and watch it grow, they are on sale at the concept store, along with books on their history.
Red berries garden
The Green Room
Meeting room for seminars, creative sylvotherapy room, relaxation or yoga room, the green room welcomes groups. It has all the cutting-edge technology for videoconferencing, projection, etc. Its capacity is 18-20 people in normal layout, up to 35 in “theater” layout.
Aromatics courtyard
Confined space in the inner courtyard, furnished with armchairs and sofas, this space is open to you at all times. Do not hesitate to ask yourself a few minutes and breathe the scents of the plants. Our chefs and bartender come here to sample the aromatic herbs for the dishes and drinks of the day.
Left luggage
Reception / Concept store
Our concept store dedicated to nature and art offers you a selection of products, which varies regularly according to the news of the place. You will always find works of art by our artists, a selection of beautiful books and novels, but also our exclusive essential oils, made from essences present in the forest.
Lounge bar
A warm space where it is good to cool off in summer or meet in front of the fireplace in winter. In this comfortable space you can consult artistic magazines, books on trees, forests, nature, artists, drink a cold beer, a detox fruit juice, a glass of cocktail wine, an infusion of fresh herbs from the garden… You have free Wifi and a large screen TV which will of course broadcast major sporting events, but also reports on our artists, trees, nature in general
Restaurant
Our Ardent restaurant welcomes you on the terrace or inside every Wednesday evening as well as from Thursday evening to Sunday evening. All the à la carte products come from the forest, our vegetable garden or local producers with recognized know-how. Immersed in the world of the forest, the spirit of its cuisine with local and wild luxury will navigate between authenticity and pure creation. Whatever the place or the moment, you will be able to discover and savor dishes with lively flavors, inspired by the surrounding nature and the latest harvests from our vegetable garden.
WC / Locker rooms
In order to avoid having to go back to your lodge, a locker rooms is available near the swimming pool to change before or after lunch on the terrace or in the restaurant.
English garden
Swimming pool
The swimming pool (20x5m) is open from May to October. Sunbathing, parasols, bath towels and foutas await you. The bartender will be happy to come and serve you a drink by the water if you wish. The swimming pool is strictly reserved for hotel guests
Terrace
Reachable from the bar, our large terrace opens directly onto the swimming pool, the forest and the English garden. You can have a drink or eat there at your convenience. The terrace is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Interview

Tom Goodwing

Artist

Tell us what motivated you to join this project, how did you draw inspiration from the space and the nature around it ?

I didn’t hesitate to invest myself into a lodge creation when Anne-Caroline offers me to do it. Even though I am not a plastic artist I have always considered that my creations (songs, texts) were only a pretext to artistic collaboration. I always wanted to nourish my work from external universes, to confront it to another sensibility and sight. It was obvious to me to expand my universe to a preexisting space. I had the chance to visit Loire Valley Lodges throughout its opening in June 2020, I was caught by the lodges’ esthetic strength. It isn’t only a place where one can relax but a real carnal experience. Through the outstanding and seamless window bay, our entire body is diving into the forestry landscape. We find a kind of original calmness which is, up to me, the state of mind that an artist seeks to reach to express its creativity and imagination. When I was facing this for the first time I already that it was the ideal place for inspiration. I wanted everyone to feel this inspiration, especially those who are not looking for it. In every song I wrote for Kosmos there is this main idea that imagination is here to save us from a reality that became too much rational. I wanted my lodge to be a place where people could express their own artistic fiber in a fully free way. Above the environment, which is very inspiring, I wanted to create a timeless cocoon where we are pushed to live in a fictional relationship with reality. Welcomed by a mysterious but soothing voice, we are invited to get rid of our bells and stretch the sail. Then the landscape establish itself, or rather it doesn’t impose anything except its beauty and silence. We can see an engraved inscription on the wall. “Sculpt your cabin towards somewhere else.”. A newspaper on the door mentions a legendary Captain in a somewhere else that is close to us. Unusual items lead us to daydreams. A poem is engraved in a wooden panel. This Kabine seems to be a museum to this Captain. But has-he only existed? In this lodge, you are the artist. The piece of art is the landscape or rather what you are going to do with it. The Kosmos which you are going to draw the outlines. You are the Captain. Imagination is your vessel. This lodge is its Kabine.

How did you choose the piece of arts you wanted to put in the lodge?

With Anne-Caroline we were looking to furnish the Kabine with a 70’s “retro futurist” esthetic. Once more, it was a matter of improving the intemporal aspect of the place. Neither in the past nor in the future, we have the feeling to be in the middle of nowhere between reality and fiction. About the Kaptain’s items, I hunted them to personalized them at the image of the famous K. With the help of my friend Lola we engraved a poem and request towards somewhere else thank to a soldering iron.

Biography

Tom Goodwing

Tom Goodwing is graduated from HEC (Paris) in 2016. He decided to embrace a career in composition and music production, his passion since the beginning. Through his band “Kosmos” which he is the singer, songwriter and main composer, he released two singles and one extended play showing a pop and funky universe. Composed with funny and imaged texts, music is always a pretext to improve a strong visual universe whether on video clips, on their website or on their disc jacket. Obsessed by the idea of imagination, Tom is seeking to create fantasy world, Kosmos with constant increasement, which are nourished by the sensibility and the sight of a myriad of artist.

Tom, if you were...

  • A forest of the world, you would be...

    The Penn Avel Park

  • A tree, you would be...

    A chestnut tree

  • A part of this tree, you would be...

    The roots

  • A forest dweller, you would be...

    An elf

  • A season, you would be...

    Spring time

  • A mushroom, you would be...

    A shiitake

  • A wind, you would be...

    The furvent wind

  • A smell, you would be...

    The beach in winter