The chalet is quite an old building, and may not be suitable for all visitors. We have set out information here that I hope is useful – please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like further clarification or if there is a point that’s particularly important to you which you’d like to confirm.
See also: Information about Chamonix’s accessibility in general and our page about adaptive skiing here.
The access road to the chalet is a public road but it’s extremely quiet and not very well maintained, so it can be a bit bumpy. We have plenty of private parking on a flat, gravelled area.
Access is by a stone paved path from the gravelled driveway. It doesn’t have steps, but is not perfectly smooth. It’s variable in width, mostly 110 cm wide but 80 cm wide at a couple of points, and is mostly sheltered by the eaves of the chalet. Both wheelchairs and strollers can be pushed along it, but a large mobility buggy would find access difficult. However, we could arrange alternative access through the garden (in summer) if this suited you better
The paved path extends to the mazot and hot tub, but not to the sauna. There are three steps up to the hot tub, with no handrail
The front door is 74 cm wide and has a small ledge (2cm up, 7 cm down) at the entrance. After 1.5m there is a 2.5cm step up to the kitchen.
Ground floor facilities
The chalet is on three floors, including the mezzanine. The ground floor bathroom (doorway 69cm wide) is a wet room with walk-in shower with both fixed soaker and flexible hose. The entrance to the shower is 50 cm wide and there is a wide 60 cm high ledge opposite it which can be used as a seat.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, both with 3cm steps up to them.
There are 18 stairs to the living room and they are on quite a steep angle, ranging from 76 to 82 cm wide. There is a handrail on the right, and the wall is on left.
Remote controls are available for all TVs, DVD players and stereos (excepting the downstairs iPod dock) Light switches are not placed high on walls. Good mobile phone reception and wifi.
We have non feather pillows and duvets with cotton covers. Some single beds have a poly/cotton mix sheet due to size. There are sheepskins, deerhides and a big cowhide rug – just let us know if you’d like these removed for allergy concerns . We have a very large garden which is left mostly as natural meadow, so pollen allergies might also be an issue in the summer.
Around the chalet
There are flat, paved, quiet roads surrounding the chalet which are suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. You do need to go over about 50 m of the rougher ground of the access road ( fairly level track, not generally rutted) to get to these, however.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more detailed information.