Sleeping under the open sky, yet protected against the natural elements. In an impressive air bubble in a beautiful garden in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes. Only for those looking for a uniquely original holiday lodging.
Slide open the zipper and hop in. Wait a moment after re-closing the zipper. Just one minute will do. Open the next zipper and you will arrive in the sleeping area in open air. Well, ‘open air’, but still protected against cold, wind and rain.
The minute’s wait is needed for the entrance chamber that works like a lock in water transport, since an air bubble collapses if the sealing is breached. It’s the same system as a bouncy castle, with a noiseless engine keeping up the inside pressure.
The word Zen gets a completely new meaning in this exceptional holiday accommodation for two in Erezée, close to Durbuy in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes. Guests reconnect with nature: a view on the open sky at night as well as during the day, in the middle of a beautiful green setting, no noise… It’s the perfect spot for a weekend away as a couple.
The owners’ decision to open up a new holiday accommodation was taken a while ago. In the end they decided to do something completely different than what we usually see in the region. The air bubble, built by a Spanish firm, is, with its five metre diameter, unique in the country.
“A highly exceptional place,” tells Mélanie about her night in the ‘bulle’. She was, together with her husband, one of the first guests and she was pleasantly surprised. “It was absolutely amazing. Very impressive to sleep with a view on the open sky. I can wholeheartedly recommend this lodging to everyone. You won’t regret it.”
Mélanie concludes: “the owners deserve extra congratulations for their seemingly unlimited imagination. The whole concept is just perfect!”
Toilet and sink are present in the bubble. For a shower, the guests have to walk to the cabin about ten metres away. There is no kitchen…
Local food products
But the owners guarantee a delicious breakfast. “I, personally, love a big breakfast,” the owner tells us, “so I want to make sure our guests get everything they wish for. We adapt the breakfast to the holiday-makers’ wishes.” Sweet or salty? A combination of both? The owners ask about the preferences beforehand.
Since we are in the centre of the Belgian Ardennes, the owners insist on using a lot of local food products. The best regional chocolate, top-quality Ardennes ham, fresh jam from Durbuy… The guests are perfectly taken care of.
The holiday-makers want to go out to dinner? No problem at all. The owners know the region like the back of their hand and will gladly assist you in your choice for an excellent restaurant in the area.
The Ardennes-Etape team is always looking for original lodging facilities in the Belgian Ardennes. The selection consists of wind mills, caravans, cottages… Have a look on the website www.ardennes-etape.com for an overview of all holiday homes in the region.
Want to know more? Visit the bubble page on www.ardennes-etape.com or call Valérie Geron at Ardennes-Etape: +32 80 29 24 00.