Catered Chalet Winter Skiing/Summer Cycling Alpe D'Huez large suites great food
Huge Rooms, All With Private Bathroom
Sleeps 24 (8 Bedroom Suites)
Le Château d'Oz is in the sunny village of Oz en Oisans and directly linked to the huge ski and cycling area of Alpe d'Huez. Andy and Gill welcome you to our home, your home from home whilst you are with us. Access by road is easy all year round and we have a large private car park. Our 2000m2 garden is available for building snowmen in Winter or lazing on the terraces in the Summer sunshine. We will look after your holiday needs from start to finish. Le Château d'Oz has 8 self-contained suites, sleeping up to 24, (max. 32 in summer) available for luxurious holidays all year round. Fully catered with personal attention to detail. Family-friendly with excellent rates for children. Our large suites have luxurious space. Family suites for up to 6.
Suite 1: Twin/double bed, Sofa.
Suite 2: Sep bedroom, twin/double bed, lounge.
Suite 3, 4, 5, 8: Twin/double bed, Sofa.
Suite 6: Sep bedroom, twin/double bed, lounge.
Suite 7: Sep bedroom, twin/double bed, lounge.
1: Ensuite, Shower and WC.
2: Ensuite, Bath/shower and WC.
3: Ensuite, Shower and WC.
4: Ensuite, Bath/shower and WC.
5: Ensuite, Shower and WC.
6: Ensuite, Bath/shower and WC.
7: Ensuite, Bath/shower. Separate WC.
8: Ensuite, Shower and WC.
Tea and coffee making facilities in all suites.
For summer self catering available: all suites fully equiped for cooking with 2 ring hob, fridge freezer, microwave, cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery. Some suites have a dishwasher and oven.
Washing machine available. All rooms have a drying rack.
Our large lounge is traditionally styled with a dramatically arched ceiling. It is furnished with comfy sofas. Extensive library, games for all ages. Large HDTV with sat TV, BluRay and DVD player. Meals are taken in the separate dining room.
Secured storage for bikes with workspace and washdown facilities. Games room has table tennis and table football. Heated ski and boot room.
Barbecue and outside seating available for all guests to use.
All linen and towels are included. Daily maid service. Weekly change of linens. Towels changed on request.
Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Satellite.
We are in a really sunny spot, South facing with great views. Our 2000m2 Garden is available for your children to amuse themselves and for you to relax in. We have three terraces, which have the sun on them all day, perfect for soaking up the sunshine. There is a barbecue and garden furniture for outside entertainment. Private car parking for 12 cars.
A local indoor heated swimming pool is just 10 minutes away. In July /August a communal swimming pool with sunbathing area is open in Allemond, Watersports on Lac Verney and a short drive to Lac Laffrey. In 2013 a large ice skating rink opened in Vaujany.
Important notes on accommodation
For winter holidays:
7 breakfasts (no cooked on Wed- chef's day off Wednesday/Monday Xmas NY week), 6 tea and cakes, 6 Aperitifs, 6 Three course evening meals including wine/beer, Childrens meals, Ski with the owners, Help with equipment rental, passes and tuition, Tips and information all week, Free WiFi, linen and towels, Tea and coffee making facilities in your room, 6 Daily cleaning.
For Summer holidays:
7 Buffet breakfasts, Optional Lunch (9E), 7 Three course evening meals, Childrens meals, Help with equipment rental, passes and tuition, Tips and information all week, Free WiFi, linen and towels, Tea and coffee making facilities in your room, 6 Daily cleaning.
What's not included:Travel to and from Le Château d'Oz, Passes and equipment rental, Holiday insurance.
Extras: ask for details
20% discount excellent quality ski rental & service at our local Sport 2000
Free Transfers from Grenoble airport (subject to availability)
Cycle hire can be arranged - please enquire
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|22 May 2015 - 29 May 2015||€ 525.00||3|
|30 May 2015 - 6 June 2015||€ 595.00||5|
|7 June 2015 - 26 June 2015||€ 560.00||3|
|27 June 2015 - 25 July 2015||€ 595.00||4|
|26 July 2015 - 29 August 2015||€ 560.00||3|
|30 August 2015 - 25 October 2015||€ 525.00||3|
Notes on prices
Prices per person per week half board. A tax of 055C pppn over 14yrs payable. In summer S/C, B&B also available. Children Under 3 yrs free, 3-14 are 160€ per week as long as they eat the children’s menu at the children’s mealtime 18h00). If they eat the adult meal in the evening there is a 54€ supplement. A “child” is under 14 yrs on the day of departure and must be accompanied by an adult paying the full price, sharing the same suite.
Changeover day is flexible
25% deposit taken at booking. Balance 6 weeks before. Payments by Bank transfer or Credit/Debit card. Last minute holidays, payment by card only.
Chalet in Oz-en-Oisans, Alpe D'Huez, Rhone Alps, France
About the area
There are 7 lakes within easy reach and some have 'beaches' with safe swimming and childrens enteratinment. Locally, there are 3 outdoor swimming pools open in the summer, and 2 indoor pools open all year.
Golf courses are available in Grenoble and Uriage.
We are directly linked to the lifts at Oz en Oisans Station by a free bus that leaves from near the bottom of the driveway. We also have our own minibus.
Access to the Station by car is easy at all times. Parking is extensive and free. Oz ESF ski school is excellent. High speed gondolas get you to the heart of Alpe d'Huez's legendary skiing in just a few minutes. Alpe d'Huez has some of the best range of skiing anywhere in the world. It is an excellent place to learn, with one of the largest and most varied extent of gentle "Green" slopes for beginners. Intermediates have a huge amount of "Blue" and "Red" slopes to challenge them. We can advise you during our three days of guidance around the slopes where the best places are to ski for your ability and, most importantly, where the best places for lunch are. Expert skiers have lots of "Blacks" to choose from and more off-piste than you can shake a stick at.
Helicopter flights to Les Deux Alpes add an extra thrill to a weeks skiing.
Special Interest Holidays
Summer cycling: NOT just the famous 21 bends! One of the most famous areas for cycling holidays with impressive scenery and dramatic views. Easy access to Alpe d'Huez Tour de France 21 bends, and the famous cols of Galibier, Glandon, Croix de Fer, Telegraph etc. Plenty of choice: Enough routes for a different cycle every day for at least 3 weeks!
All types of Bike hire available - road and VTT
In July and August the mountain lifts open for dramatic and varied mountain biking runs from green to black including the 'Megavalanche' which starts at 3300m.
Secured bike storage and washdown facilities.
Catered, self catered and Bed and Breakfast available. (s/c and b&b available for 4 nights or more). Enquire for price details.
How to get there
Grenoble, St Geoirs, is our nearest airport. Several low cost airlines fly here during the winter. It is about 90 minutes from the airport to Le Château d'Oz.
Lyon (2h), St Etienne (3h), Geneva (2.5h) and Turin (3.5h) are good alternatives. We can arrange transport for you to and from any of the local airports for a very reasonable charge.
FREE transfer available, December to April, Saturday morning, limited to 8 persons only.
Renting a car is this is both cheaper and gives you greater flexibility when you are here. Driving time from Calais is 8.5 hours. All but the last 25km are on Autoroute.
For summer self catering is available for stays of over 5 nights (7 nights in high season) all suites have 2 ring stove, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, fridge/ freezer, cooking utensils, tea towels. Some suites also have an oven and dishwasher. All suites are huge - approx 400 square feet. Bedlinen and towels also provided. If you choose to self cater, there is a 100€ cleaning charge or you can clean the suite yourself before departure.
Reviewed by: Jo, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 30 March 2015
Date of stay: March 2015
"Fantastic First Family Ski Holiday"
We have just returned from our first family skiing holiday with 2 boys aged 8 & 11, staying at this wonderful chalet in Oz. Andy, Gill and Jamie were perfect hosts, providing large, comfortable, cosy suites to lay our weary bodies after a day on the slopes and delicious food for both kids and adults to recharge our batteries. The location is beautifully set in a little village just a short distance from the slopes. Andy guided us from the moment we made contact on what we needed for a successful ski experience (passes, ski school, equipment hire etc). He generously gave up his time to guide the more experienced skiiers through the most challenging runs and also provided great assistance, patience and encouragement to the less able skiiers in the group. Gill met us every afternoon with amazing home cooked cake and warm drinks, quickly followed by pre dinner drinks and a delicious 3 course dinner. The kids ate earlier with a more child friendly menu, which also allowed them to play in the games room after and allow the adults to eat & chat separately which worked really well. A few members of the group had an amazing sports massage in the chalet from Katie to help the body recover part way through the week – highly recommended! This really was an outstanding holiday and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a truly amazing and relaxing ski holiday, either as a family or individually. The hosts are so warm and friendly and make it an unforgettable experience. We can’t wait to return next year!
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers and families with young children
Reviewed by: David, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 24 September 2014
Date of stay: September 2014
"Excellent base for cycling"
Stayed for a few days to cycle some of the routes made famous by the Tour de France. Rooms were comfortable, hosts were very friendly. Breakfasts and dinner were excellent. Advice on which routes to use were very helpful. Would highly recommend.
Recommended for: Adventure seekers
Reviewed by: James A., United Kingdom
Reviewed: 18 September 2014
Date of stay: August 2014
"Perfect Base for Summer Cycling"
Great location, perfect accommodation ample parking and everything we needed to keep me and my boys fed and watered for our cycling adventure in the Alps. This was my first trip to the Alps with my 13 and 15 year old sons and it's simply couldn't have been better. Andy and Gill are great their local knowledge and enthusiasm really made the holiday what it was. From information about cycle routes to restaurants and shops nothing was too much trouble. They organised everything from the hiring of bikes to a local masseuse on the 3rd day when our legs were in need of some care. If you fancy a cycling trip where you can essentially just turn up and ride bikes in the amazing scenery that surrounds this place and then get back to a lovely meal without the stress and worry of having to organise every last detail then Chateau d'Oz is the place to go! We are already have plans in place for next years trip :)
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing and families with teenagers
Reviewed by: joqb, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 21 April 2014
Date of stay: April 2014
"Lovely chalet, hosts and food!"
This was our first trip to Chateau d'Oz but hopefully not our last. We has a warm welcome from Gill, Andy, Leo and Laura with car parking guidance from Bobet and Louison! The family suites were much larger than we expected; warm, light,spacious and well equipped. Breakfast and dinner were tasty and plentiful and the afternoon tea with a choice of cakes more than replenished any calories burnt off on the slopes! You need a car ideally to get to the slopes rather than rely on the bus service. Nice little village at the ski lifts, Alpe d'Huez a fantastic area.
Recommended for: Pet friendly, adventure seekers, families with teenagers and families with young children
Reviewed by: caroline, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 26 February 2014
Date of stay: February 2014
"Fabulous Chateau d'oz"
We had a fantastic time. Gill and Andy were the perfect hosts. Perfect accommodation and sumptuous food. In fact the best food we've ever had skiing! The only decision was a toss up between skiing and coming back for Gill's amazing home made cake! The children were happy with lots of room to play with their friends which made our holiday more relaxing. Andy ran a very efficient bus service esp when our snow chains broke-luckily the oz supermarket came up trumps with much better ones!.Thank you very much for a great holiday. We'll be back!
Recommended for: Pet friendly, adventure seekers and families with young children
"We wanted a relaxing holiday & that is what we got. We spent our days walking or relaxing without having to keep an eye on the time. Andy is extremely knowledgeable about the area & Gill is an amazing cook who is happy to alter her menus to accommodate fussy eaters such as myself. We are already looking forward to our next stay at Chateau D'Oz" June 2012
"Fantastic time, excellent hosts, the most tasty food ever, brilliant snow, lovely rooms and beds, just the best time ever, thank you so much, back next year" April 2012
"Fab time, fab food, meal times feels like one big family" April 2012
" What a delightful holiday and what a pleasant surprise! Super spacious room, amazing food and very happy children. Nothing to add, I will be planning our next trip very soon. 1st Jan 2012
"Lovely Château and setting. Relaxed atmosphere, plenty to do, great tasting food, comfortable room." Joseph, aged 12.
About the Owner
Andy and Gill have worked in hospitality all over the world for many years. We are experienced at making sure everything goes just right when you visit us.
Year property purchased:
Why this location?
Oz en Oisans village is in the perfect place to enjoy both the summer and winter seasons. Its really convenient for the lifts which in the winter take you directly to Alpe d'Huez and its fabulous skiing, and in July and August open up to take both mountain bikers and walkers up the mountains. Its close to the Tour de France routes, the famous 21 bends and the great cols of the Alps. Its quiet location means we love to hear the birds and the river running close by.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
Le Château d'Oz is in a beautiful traditional mountain village and was built over 400 years ago. It used to be used as a farmhouse but we have made some improvements to it and its now a very comfortable country house. As its the biggest house in the village, it has always been called "Le Château". We have one of the best restaurants in the area almost next door ( Auberge La Cure) which is ideal to eat in on our chefs night off in the winter or for al fresco lunchtimes in the summer. Were just down the road from the Ski lifts and Alpe d'Huez so you are close enough to be convenient yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet.
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