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Beautiful, Rustic Ski Chalet, 2 Log Fires & Hot Tub - Chamonix Valley

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
7 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 15

This is an impressive, natural looking chalet constructed with chunky larch timbers which makes it look like it really belongs in the trees that surround it! It is located just above Les Houches village centre and is only a 5 minute walk to all the local shops, bars and the excellent 'Delice' restaurant. The Chambus also stops here which connects Les Houches to all the other resorts in the Chamonix Valley. The chalet is a 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the Bellevue cable car and the foot of the Kandahar piste.

Rocky Mountain has been lovingly created using recycled timber, Australian hardwood and sun bleached driftwood, natural materials that give it a unique rustic character. Original furnishings from all over the world complement the design of the chalet and create a tasteful and homely place to stay. There are lots of comfy sofas and beautiful curtains throughout the chalet. The large kitchen and dining room is fully equipped for preparing and sharing the most delicious dinners. It has a huge deck with beautiful views and a lovely wooden hot tub overlooking the forest. All in all, a very comfortable chalet but not too 'precious' so an ideal place for families and large groups of friends. If you are looking for a 'one off' chalet where you can feel totally relaxed, look no further!

Les Houches Village: With its spectacular backdrop of soaring peaks and sweeping glaciers, Les Houches combines the charm of a traditional alpine village with the splendour of high mountain scenery. There are some excellent restaurants and a few good bars in the village, but if you want serious nightlife you need to step out in Chamonix - stop by the Jekyll, a real old Irish pub with excellent food and music, the Wild Wallabies for something a bit wild and the ‘Garage’ for late night dancing until 4am.

Skiing & Boarding at Les Houches: Les Houches has one of the most varied ski areas in the Chamonix Valley particularly suitable for beginners and intermediates. Enjoy stunning views of Mt. Blanc from the beautiful long woodland trails that wind their way down to the village. As well as being an excellent resort in its own right, the central location of Les Houches, in relation to the other Mont Blanc resorts, makes it an ideal base for adventurous skiers and boarders wishing to explore the whole Valley.

Skiing & Boarding in the Chamonix Valley: Covering 14 resorts and 700kms pistes, the Mont Blanc Skipass opens up an unrivalled choice of skiing, including some of the longest and steepest runs in Europe. In the spring the valley provides simply the best off piste in the Alps, including the world famous 26km 'Vallée Blanche'. From the ‘Grands Montets’ (3300m) there are loads of off piste options and challenging black runs off the glaciers. You can also ski down into Switzerland from Le Tour and the pass covers you for a day out at Courmayeur in Italy.

More Details
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 3 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

A really cool rustic looking modern chalet with tons of character. Has a huge big kitchen with enormous table where we had great breakfast each morning sharing stories about the skiing so far and waiting for the 8am weather forecast - so we can pick our place for the day. Bedrooms were comfortable and lots of washrooms and living space. Lots of windows so it was really bright. Big deck on the side where the hot tub is, which we used every day. It's not a luxury place but with a so many bedrooms its the very perfect place to host a big group of people for a very reasonable cost.
Mar 2013
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2 Reviews

4
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

4

This is a wonderfully cosy chalet

  • 4 of 5

I love the fact that it is an extremely welcoming chalet in its design and atmosphere. Although a healthy walk (10mins) into the town and to catch the bus to the slopes, we all found it rather invigorating - you can of course drive. The kitchen is well equipped with a rustic large table for everybody to relax and eat. The sitting room is spacious and great for relaxing. All the bedrooms are roomy and light and there are plenty of bathrooms. I loved the balcony and terrace on a sunny day - pure bliss.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
4

Very charming group accomodation

  • 4 of 5

we just spend a week in the "Rocky Mountains". The house is situated 800m up the road from the bus stop and centre of the village. It means that its walk able, but you are better of if you have your own transportation. Thats also handy since the ski areas of greater Charmonix area are scattered (and thus not connected) through the valley.

The house itself is very charming. There are three levels, with bedrooms on the base and top level, and the kitchen and gigantic loung at the level of the veranda. It seems to be hand made, with the top two levels almost entirely made of from wood.

Its not excessively luxurious: the three bedrooms at the top lack privacy with thin wooden walls and doors in the form of a curtain or doors an open window. They do have charm and great view, but not all have opening windows. At the ground floor, rooms do have concrete walls.

I would recommend this location, although I can understand how the specialities that I consider charming are not for everyone or every group.

For background: we were with a group of two families where the "kids" are actually 30+ years old in reality. It was clearly end of season, with temperatures in the village touching 20 degrees.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Les Houches Village Centre at 700 Metres Nearest Ferry : Le Havre/Caen at 580 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Houches at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Les Houches at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Les Houches Village Centre at 700 Metres Nearest Ski : Bellevue Telecabine at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

1 hour from Geneva, 20 mins from St Gervais Railway Station and 5 mins drive from Chamonix, Les Houches is the first ski resort that you come to as you enter the Chamonix Valley. It is in a spectacular mountain setting dominated by Mont Blanc, which at 4805m is the highest mountain in Europe.

Other Activities: rock climbing, ice climbing

Ski: Les Houches and Chamonix Valley

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn & Early Winter
4 Sep 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£171
for 1 night
From
£171
From
£399
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,200
 
 
Pre - Christmas
13 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£214
for 1 night
From
£214
From
£499
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,499
 
 
Christmas OFFER!
20 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£499
for 1 night
From
£499
From
£1,164
Thu,Fri,Sat
£3,499
 
 
New Year Week
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£771
for 1 night
From
£771
From
£1,799
Thu,Fri,Sat
£5,399
 
 
5 NIGHT NEW YEAR OFFER
3 Jan 2017 - 7 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£299
for 1 night
From
£299
From
£499
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,499
 
 
Great January Prices!
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£257
for 1 night
From
£257
From
£429
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,799
 
 
Late Jan - Early Feb
29 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£285
for 1 night
From
£285
From
£666
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,999
 
 
Early Feb
5 Feb 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£357
for 1 night
From
£357
From
£766
Thu,Fri,Sat
£2,299
 
 
Feb Half Term Holidays
12 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£771
for 1 night
£5,399
 
 
Late Feb - Early March
26 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£499
for 1 night
From
£499
From
£1,166
Thu,Fri,Sat
£3,499
 
 
Early March
5 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£328
for 1 night
From
£328
From
£766
Thu,Fri,Sat
£2,299
 
 
Mid to Late March
12 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£285
for 1 night
From
£285
From
£666
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,999
 
 
Easter Holidays
2 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£357
for 1 night
From
£357
From
£833
Thu,Fri,Sat
£2,499
 
 
Easter Holidays
9 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£285
for 1 night
From
£285
From
£666
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,999
 
 
Late Easter Holiday
16 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£214
for 1 night
From
£214
From
£499
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,499
 
 
Spring
23 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£171
for 1 night
From
£171
From
£399
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,200
 
 
JUNE & EARLY SUMMER
4 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£171
for 1 night
From
£171
From
£300
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,200
 
 
Summer Holidays
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£214
for 1 night
From
£214
From
£499
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

7 nights self catered accommodation; electricity, heating, hot water and local tourist taxes. Does not include: towels & bed linen (can bring own or hire for £20.00 per person); final chalet clean (from £90 - £200 depending on size of chalet and length of clean), firewood (£40 for chalets with log fires) or telephone. A credit card swipe will be required for security. WEEKENDS/PART WEEKS AVAILABLE

Holiday Booking deposit is 50% of the rental price.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 180 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure, Walk in mosaic, 6 jets
  • Bathroom 4 - Bath with Shower, Corner bath with stunning views!
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet
  • All bathrooms are individually designed and the hot water is plentiful! Of particular note is the lovely corner bath with spectacular view across the roof top to the mountains beyond. And the custom built, walk in mosaic shower, with saloon style doors, giant shower head, 6 body jets and detachable shower head.

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
  • King size feather duvets on all double beds. Single feather duvets on all other beds. Feather pillows throughout. Bedroom with 3 single beds, two of the beds are in the style of a bunk bed. 1 travel cot provided.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • N.B. No smoking in chalet, ashtrays provided for terrace outside, good chance to look at the fabulous views!

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