The Alfred Wills refuge is a quiet out of the way refuge for serious hikers. The refuge takes approximately 4 hours to access from Servoz.
The Alfred Wills refuge was built relatively recently in the 1980s by the Sixt commune and has a simple but cosy feel to it, and is surrounded by some of the valley’s most stunning scenery.
The refuge offers a friendly welcome and is popular with passing hikers who often stop for lunch or refreshments en route. It is located on the Plateau d'Anterne and is on the Tour des Fiz hiking circuit.
The refuge has 53 places available, in dormitories from 2 to 10 people. Facilities include a washroom, three toilets and a dry room. For a couple of euros extra, you can have a hot shower.
Accommodation is on a half-board, B&B or bed only basis; if you wish to cook for yourself you can use the kitchen facilities for a small fee. Bedding is provided but for hygiene reasons you must bring your own sleeping bag liner.
Half board includes breakfast and a delicious evening meal which is usually home-made soup, followed by a choice of cheese fondue or a meat dish, finishing with cheese and dessert.
The Alfred Wills refuge is open and staffed for the summer from mid-June to mid-September. Booking must be made in advance by contacting the refuge owner. Shelter is offered during the off-season but on a self-catered basis with no heating or cooking facilities.
Please enquire directly with the refuge for this season's prices and opening/closing dates.
Location: Chamonix / Mont Blanc Valley
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Bivouac | Dormitory
Sleeps: Sleeps 20+
Activities: Climbing | Hiking / Walking | Mountain Walking | Mountaineering
Catering: Half-board | Breakfast | Dinner | Lunch
Open Seasons: Summer
Address: Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval | Chamonix / Mont Blanc Valley | 74740