Chamonix Chalet – details

This Chamonix chalet is a beautiful place to stay with five bedrooms, a hot tub, wood fired barrel sauna and a beautiful garden. Look around…

Living room

The living room, looking towards the balcony doors
The living room, looking towards the balcony doors

The spacious and beautiful living room has very comfortable sofas, a widescreen TV with DVD player and Nintendo Wii, Wi-fi, BOSE stereo with iPod dock and a bar with plenty of glasses. Wooden furniture and beamed ceiling, warm rugs and hides give a classic Chamonix chalet feel to the room.

Board games are available – just ask. We provide access to Netflix and Apple TV (no Sky) and an extensive DVD collection (over 150, from classics & comedy to the latest ski & snowboard movies) and a selection of books including plenty about the mountains.

You are welcome to use the phone for local and incoming calls. We have wifi throughout the chalet – very useful for checking weather forecasts and lifts.

Relaxing in the shade of the balcony
Relaxing in the shade of the balcony

The covered balcony is a lovely place to listen to the river and watch the snow and has tables and chairs. You are welcome to smoke on the balcony (though not elsewhere in the chalet). There’s an upstairs mezzanine den with seats and cushions, where you can retreat and laze if you’d like some peace.

Kitchen and dining

Kitchen with new appliances and chunky pine table
Kitchen with new appliances and chunky pine table

The traditional tiled kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances – there’s a four ring induction hob and fan oven, microwave, dishwasher and washer-dryer. There’s plenty of quality crockery and cutlery, cast iron pans and good kitchen knives, jugs and ice trays for the wonderful Alpine water and a raclette and fondue set for cheesy nights in.
The chunky pine table seats ten with ease, and we provide split logs for the fire. You can get food from the village shop in Les Praz, supermarkets and delicatessens in Chamonix, or you can have your groceries delivered to the chalet by most local supermarkets. We can also arrange a shopping service.

Or if you prefer, we can arrange catering – a chef will come to the chalet and cook wonderful food especially for you.

Sleeping

All the chalet bedrooms have comfortable, full size mattresses (2m long, no footboards), which can be made up as doubles or twins according to your group. Duvets are the “Four Seasons” type – a summer and autumn weight duvet which popper together to make an extra thick winter duvet. Most people find the Autumn weight ones enough, as the chalet is very warm, but you can easily add or remove them as you like best! All the bedroom floors are waxed wood with sheepskin rugs to keep your feet warm in the morning, and the wardrobes have plenty of wooden hangers.

Our linen is almost all high thread count Egyptian cotton, our towels are thick, fluffy and generously sized, and we provide waffle bathrobes.

Bedroom 1 on the first floor is all wood, has a king size double bed (can be split to make a twin if needed), a door onto the balcony and spectacular views of the Aigulle du Midi and the Dru.

Bedroom 1 on the first floor, with a door onto the balcony
Bedroom 1 on the first floor, with a door onto the balcony

 

Bedroom 2, also on the first floor is all wood, has twin beds (can be a double), and a view of the Flegere and Brevent ski area.

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Bedroom 2 with cosy wood walls and a view of Flegere

Bedroom 3, on the ground floor is newly renovated for 2015 in white with wood and granite details. It has a king size double bed (can be twins) and looks into the woods.

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Bedroom 3 is newly renovated with oak floors and granite details

 

Bedroom 4, also on the ground floor is also newly renovated for 2015, has an exposed granite wall, full size (2m mattress) sturdy bunks and looks into the garden.

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Bedroom 4 is a newly renovated bunk room with exposed granite wall

 

Bedroom 5 is in the mazot…
A mazot is a traditional small chalet next to a larger one. Ours is a warm and cosy ensuite bedroom for two (n.b. the mazot has a double bed, 2m long, which cannot be split). Recently renovated in natural materials, it has underfloor heating, its own WC, slate tiled shower and granite basin, and you can look out at the garden from your bed. It’s full of Alpine charm, and particularly handy for anyone who likes their own retreat.

The mazot, double only, ensuite
The mazot, double only, ensuite

Bathrooms

There are three bathrooms and an extra WC.
The mazot is en-suite,
and the remaining three bedrooms share two bathrooms and a separate WC.

In the mazot: slate tiled shower, granite basin and WC
In the mazot: slate tiled shower, granite basin and WC

Bathroom 1 on the first floor has double sinks, bath and shower. There is a separate WC next to it.

Bathroom with shower, bathtub and double sinks
Bathroom with shower, bathtub and double sinks

Bathroom 2 on the ground floor is a fantastic wet room with a granite wall, underfloor heating, walk-in shower, sink and WC.

Bathroom with walk in shower and exposed granite wall
Bathroom with walk in shower and exposed granite wall

The garden is huge, about two-thirds of an acre. Garden photos here in Summer and Winter. Just through the woods, you can glimpse the cross-country ski trails which run beside the river. The views are spectacular – you can see the ski areas of Flegere & Brevent, Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, the Dru and many more.

Hot Tub & Sauna

The wood-burning barrel sauna is a wonderful way to relax. Put three logs in the stove, light it and return in 20 minutes time for the most calming sauna imaginable – listening to the crackle of the fire as the heat soothes your muscles…

The wood-burning sauna in summer
The wood-burning sauna in summer

The hot tub is a perfect place to enjoy an Alpine sunset on the surrounding peaks. We refill with fresh water for each set of guests, so it’s sparkling and clean.

The hot tub in the late afternoon light
The hot tub in late afternoon winter sun

Views

Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, the Aiguilles du Chamonix, the bowls of Brevent and Flegere and of course the incredible spire of the Dru…all are visible from the chalet

Clouds swirling around The Dru, seen from the balcony
Clouds swirling around The Dru, seen from the balcony
Winter sunset from the balcony
Winter sunset from the balcony

Ski shed & parking

There is plenty of off-street private parking with room for up to four cars. The ski shed provides ideal storage for skis, bikes, boards and boots with racks for skis or snowboards and boot dryers.
More pictures here: Exterior in winter, Exterior in summer, Chalet interiors and views

Please contact us if there’s anything you’d like more information about.