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La Grande Baronne: Lux alp. chalet with jacuzzi, sauna and fitness

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
6 spacious double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms with bath&shower, two singles

Domaine de la Baronne is a five star rewarded premier luxury chalet located just minutes away from the centre of Crans-Montana and its four cable cars, occupying an idyllic and private position. Recently the chalet is enriched with a new jacuzzi, sauna and fitness.

Beautiful private family home, formerly the winter residence of Baroness Ilia van Harinxma thoe Slooten, is situated on the very edge of Crans-Montana. Its special warm atmosphere, combined with luxury, open log fires, stripped wooden floors, oil paintings and antiques bring character and warmth to rival any Alpine chalet. It will without doubt, leave you with a lasting impression: modern comfort and amenities combined with classic furnishings render this chalet into a truly unique place. Over the years many famous personalities have enjoyed the chalet and its gorgeous views over the Rhone Valley with over fifteen 4000 meters + mountains, including the Weisshorn (4505), the Matterhorn / Cervin (4477), the Mont Blanc (4807), the Dent Blanche (4357).

  • Sleeps 16
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

Family De Grave: We had a great time, it is a lovely character house which we will not forget, definitely we will come back next year.

Anthony von Dückersheim: Two weeks of holiday, the others skied all days. I preferred to stay in the chalet and enjoyed very much the spa, the heated balconies and the lovely never boring views.

Family Goedegeburen: This was our first summer holiday in the Alps. I didn't know that there was so much to do and to see.
Nov 2007
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10 Reviews

5
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic, great

  • 5 of 5

We love the chalet!!! It is fabulous and cosy lovely. Definitely recommend!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

An excellent ski week in the Swiss Alps

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Grande Baronne in Feb 2015 for a family ski week (two families - 4 adults and 5 kids in total). We were looking for a place where we could spend some quality time together, while also enjoying the views and activities of the Swiss Alps. And, this place was perfect for both.

The accommodations were perfect (with room for another family or two). Most all the bedrooms (except the basement) had porch access with mountain views and their own bathrooms. And, as an added touch, bathrobes, slippers and water (still and sparkling) were provided in every room. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could possibly need, including enough coffee (Nespresso pods) for several coffee-addicts. The dining area sat all of us comfortably (with room for many more). And, the living room was very comfortable, especially by a warm fire. The piano was an extra nice benefit as one of our friends is a great piano player who provided extra entertainment (he doesn't come with the place, but I'm sure he'd consider joining you if you paid his way...). After a full day of skiing, we also enjoyed the hot tub, just steps from the kitchen door.

From a location perspective, it is very well located (although not ski in/out). It was just a 5 minute drive to Crans Montana (I believe the Violette ski lift is the closes one). And, of course, of same distance to the main areas of Crans and Montana where there are plenty of shops and restaurants - although, we spent most of our time in the comfort of the chalet, and only ventured out to eat once (great fondue at Petit Paradis, which was a 5-minute walk from the chalet.) While a few of us ski'd every day, others ventured to Gruyere and other places for day trips, which were also fairly close by (an hour drive or so).

Tiago was also great in helping us with anything we needed. From ordering bread delivery in the morning (great bread and croissants) to helping with all the questions we had before our visit.

Overall, I would highly recommend staying here. We cant wait to go back - and are considering adding another family to the mix next time.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Most beautiful place in Europe

  • 5 of 5

Since my mother wanted to celebrate her 70st birthday surrounded by her children and grandchildren we choose this chalet and stayed in it for 2 weeks with 15 persons. And it turned out to be the ideal place. The chalet is spacious and so comfy! We all had our own lovely bedroom. For my mother it was important that her bedroom was on the same floor as the dining room sitting room and kitchen. Our kids adored the home cinema and for the small ones there were plenty of toys. The chalet itself is very private but in a couple of minutes’ drive you are in the center of Crans Montana with lots of shops and restaurants. We did many trips in the region, all close by, like Sion and Val d’Anniviers with his beautiful old wooden houses. Our kids did the adventure park, the aqua park, did the gletcher Plaine Morte, we swam in 3 different beautiful lakes and further we made some mountain walks, all with stunning views and easy to walk for all of us.. This is the best chalet we've stayed anywhere in the world in terms of balance between location, comfort, views and practicality. We will surely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Netherlands
5

STUNNING VIEW!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous ski holiday. We were with two families with in total 14 people. The chalet is wonderful, homely, very warm and comfortable with two wonderful log fires and fabulous views over many alps of 4,000+ metres. Although we come already since years (8!) it is each time again a great experience to first take a sauna right after skiing and then go in the jaccuzzi outside in the snow watching the sunset with a glass of wine in your hand. I love the combination of old character with modern comfort. The bedrooms are spacious and practical and there is a Canotzet and grand salon, although we were with a big group we still all had our privacy. We are not sure if we go skiing next year, however if we go we book definitely again."

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Excellent chalet, clean, private situation, more than very convenient, great surrounding and fantastic staff.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York
5

Top for big families with children

  • 5 of 5

"We had a wonderful time in the chalet La Baronne. It is a fantastic typical European high standard chalet. We really thought we lived in our own house, it was so cosy and spacious. Despite of all the beautiful objects in the house we were not afraid for our little children they would damage anything. There were 16 of us including 8 very young children. Crans Montana has a amazing place for teaching our little kids to ski: the golf! The owner arranged 2 nannies for us and a super chef from Italy. The only moment we did not like was when we had to head back home to the big apple. Thank you family Jurgens, we loved your place!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva Airport at 130 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Petit Paradis, at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Crans-Montana at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bluche at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Sierre at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Petit Paradis, Edo restaurant at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Montana - Les Violettes at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Crans-Montana has so much to offer: High mountains (with a glacier on 3,000 metres), for summer and winter skiing, cross country skiing. Authentic places like Sion and Vale d’Anniviers will make your holiday very enjoyable. Taste the real Valaisan atmosphere in the local restaurants and pubs. There is a very adequate choice of some 80 restaurants, some 20 bars, there is a casino, cinema's etc. And don't forget the après ski.

The chalet is located in Bluche, a small village which is situated next to Crans-Montana. Bluche has four restaurants and a small supermarket.

Golf: There are three 18 hole golf courses are found in the region, day tickets can be bought for about 40 EUR :

in Crans, in Sierre (15 kiometres) and Sion (20 kilometres). For further details, please ask us.

Ski: Below the 3000m high glacier Plaine Morte one finds a skiing area which leaves nothing to be desired. Skiers and snowboarders from beginners to experts will all find a vast choice of suitable slopes. Besides skiing and snowboarding you can have a go at ski bobbing or, if you favour a less adrenaline pumping pastime, langlauf.

As it lies well above the snow line you can ski year round on Plaine Morte.

The lower pistes have a very good track record regarding snow cover. In addition there are more then 150 snow machines which help in keeping the pistes in first class condition. The Crans -Montana-Aminona area is served by a large number of modern ski-lifts. Ques are therefore virtually unkown.

An attractive feature of the Crans -Montana- Aminona resort is that you can cover the entire area, from Crans Cry'd Erre in the west until Aminona in the east, skiing. Bus or car transfers to reach certain lifts are not necessary.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early winter
4 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£2,464
for 2 nights
£7,293
 
 
Before X-mas
18 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
£6,327
for 4 nights
£10,673
 
 
X-mas
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£15,743
for 7 nights
£15,743
 
 
New Year 1
31 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£14,898
for 7 nights
£14,898
 
 
New Year 2
8 Jan 2017 - 14 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£10,673
for 7 nights
£10,673
 
 
Winter rate 1
15 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£2,464
for 2 nights
£7,293
£21,658
 
 
Winter - rate 2
12 Feb 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£4,969
for 3 nights
From
£1,479
£10,673
£30,109
 
 
Winter - rate 3
12 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,701
for 3 nights
From
£1,056
£7,293
£21,658
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £634
Wednesday - 7 hours £118
Pet Fee £0
Final cleaning £414

Payment by banc transfer is also possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 500 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, bedroom with bathroom ensuite
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, bedroom with bathroom ensuite
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, bedroom with bathroom ensuite
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, bedroom with bathroom ensuite
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, bedroom with bathroom ensuite
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 9 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 10 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, sauna
  • Bathroom 11 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, staff appartment
  • Very important: the hot water system is excellent. It allows to be all bathrooms in use on the same time.

Bedrooms

  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, masterbedroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, masterbedroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 10 - 1 Single Bed, staff appartment
  • Bedroom 11 - 1 Single Bed, staff appartment
  • Bedroom 12 - 1 Single Bed, staff appartment
  • Each bed room has its own unique atmosphere.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • There are also: • Jaccuzi • Sauna • Fitness • Grand Piano • Several fire places ( fire wood included ) • Two garages • Ski equipment storage room equipped with boot warmers • Office facilities with computer, printer and scanner • Several balconies facing south with spectacular views on the Mont Blanc and Rothorn, the largest of these is heated • Large private garden • Assistance available on the property, 150 metres from the chalet • Fully equipped kitchen • Safe playroom for children, Canotze: a traditional Valaisan room with fire place to enjoy raclet • At request extra services can be supplied, such as breakfast, shopping and dinner.

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