“Chalet la Forêt” is a beautiful place to stay with five bedrooms, a hot tub, wood fired barrel sauna and a beautiful garden. Look around…
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 chalet feel to the room.
We provide access to Netflix and Apple TV 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. Board games are also provided. N.B. to watch live sport, please bring a laptop with appropriate software as we don’t have Sky or terrestrial TV. We provide an HDMI cable for connection to the TV. Major sporting events are also shown in bars locally.
You are welcome to use the phone for local and incoming calls. We have wifi throughout the chalet.
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
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.
We love to cook ourselves, so the kitchen is well equipped with plenty of quality crockery, cutlery and glassware, 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.
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 combine 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 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.
Bedroom 3, on the ground floor is white with wood and granite details. It has a king size double bed (can be twins) and looks into the woods.
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.
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.
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.
Bathroom 1 on the first floor has double sinks, bath and shower. There is a separate WC next to it.
Bathroom 2 on the ground floor is a fantastic wet room with a granite wall, underfloor heating, walk-in shower, sink and WC.
The garden is huge, about an acre, half of which is mature woodland. More 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 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.
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
Please contact us if there’s anything you’d like more information about.