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Luxury Chalet with Hot Tub and Swimming Pool - Chalet Brio

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking



Chalet Brio

The chalet sleeps up to 16 in 6 ensuite rooms. The chalet has been built to an exceptional standard with floor to ceiling windows giving amazing views across the valley.

We have a large outdoor hot tub, heated swimming pool in the summer, log fire, Wifi and English TV. New for 2017/18 we also have a seperate games room with flat screen TV, Wifi, table football, Nintendo Wii and plenty of games so the kids can escape the adults!

About the property

Winter/summer chalet offering catered/self catered accommodation

Chalet Brio and La Terrasse are located in the wonderful area of Samoens only 50 mins from Geneva airport and 8 hours from Calais. The village is part of the Grand Massif ski/hike/mountain bike area which includes 5 resorts - Flaine, Samoëns, Morillon, Sixt and Les Carroz. We have a great snow record with the lift access reaching 2500m and a variety of pistes and off piste options to suit all levels and interests. We are also at the base of the famous Col du Joux Plane a mecca for road cyclists in the summer, but for those wanting to take it easy we have wonderful flat walks along the riverside and lakes for swimming.

Chalet Brio was built with light space and comfort in mind. All our rooms are ensuite and the chalet has been built to an exceptional standard with floor to ceiling windows giving amazing views across the valley. We have a large outdoor hot tub, a large outdoor swimming pool (summer only), log fire, Wifi and English TV.

La Terrasse is a perfect option for small groups of families and friends wanting a self-catered sole occupancy option with a hot tub and swimming pool.

In the winter in Chalet Brio we offer a fully catered chalet with a big breakfast including freshly baked croissants and pain au chocolats, a range of cereals and porridge, eggs, bacon, fruit, tea, coffee and juices. In the afternoon homemade cake is laid out with tea and coffee and a 4 course evening meal is served in the evening including cheese board and port with complimentary unlimited wine and soft drinks.

In the summer Chalet Brio and La Terrasse are let as a self catered accommodation with all the kitchen equipment you would need. However, if you did want to treat yourselves just as ask us about our private catering service.

More Details

Property Manager
Denee and Joss Thompson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

About Denee and Joss Thompson

We have always loved the mountains and after 14 seasons working around the World we couldn't pass up the opportunity to take over the running of Chalet Brio from Joss’ parents – especially as we got married in the garden! Both professional people we gave up our jobs in the UK and set up home in the Haute Savoie. During the winter as well as snowboarding we also enjoy ski touring and mountaineering. During the summer months we road bike, mountain bike, climb and enjoy alpine walks with our dog Lhotse.

There is so much going on around Samoens both summer and winter, the social life is very good and we have made many friends, both French and English. We love meeting new people so running a chalet is ideal.

Denee and Joss Thompson purchased this chalet in 2017

Why Denee and Joss Thompson chose Samoëns

The resort has very easy access and is just an hours drive from Geneva which makes it perfect for quick trips back to the UK. It's part of the Grand Massif and this is a great ski area, and it is a vibrant, lived in, authentic, all year round community.

Chalet Brio is on the outskirts of Samoens in a quiet hamlet, we have plenty of outdoor space, including room for an organic vegetable garden which provides some of the ingredients for our catered guests, the swimming pool and the geothermal heating system. It's a great location and close to all the ski lifts and local activities. We have wonderful views from our house out towards Mt Criou and beyond.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet was built in 2007 using the finest local materials. It's light and spacious and open plan, with a log fire in the sitting area and wonderful views of Mt Criou. It feels cosy and comfortable whether there are just the two of us or a chalet full.

The heating and hot water come from our underground geothermal system, which cuts our energy bills a great deal. The large outdoor swimming pool has proved to be very popular in summer and sitting in the hot tub in winter you look out across the meadows, sometimes the deer come down from the forest and pass by. We're surrounded by wildlife, fields and trees.

Guestbook comments from the manager

That little bit of paradise we discovered last summer has fully lived up to its' reputation for skiing, loved it so much we can't wait to get back. Nigel, Libby and Ben Feb 2010.

What a wonderful chalet, it certainly has the wow factor, we have been well looked after by exceptional hosts and had the best of both worlds, skiing and sunbathing. Rachel, Rupert and families April 2010.

This chalet is so nice, the 2 weeks has gone even quicker than last year, I love it here so much. Adam, August 2010.
Sep 2007
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Booking Notes:
Please email, phone or text us for more information, or you can download a booking form from our website. We ask for a 25% deposit on booking with the remainder of the payment due 8 weeks before your holiday starts. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be Saturday or Sunday with arrival time 4pm & departure time at 10am but we will be flexible if we can. We also specialise in flexible short stays during the winter ski season & outside peak summer weeks, check with us for availability.

Notes on prices:
Summer prices are self catered for whole of Chalet Brio or La Terrasse. In winter prices are per person catered in Chalet Brio and self catered use of La Terrasse. Exclusive use of chalet on request. Children under 12 years sharing room with adults less 25%. Children in own room less 10%. Children under 2 years £100. Single room occupancy +30% of adult price.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet - Toilet , Upstairs single toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Can be split into two single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 4 Child Bed , Includes bunk bed in the annex
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be split into two single beds. Includes bunk bed.
  • There are 6 ensuite bedrooms, bedroom 6 is linked to bedroom 5, and has a separate ensuite shower. It is possible to include the garden apartment, La Terrasse which will add a further 3 rooms accommodating 22 people in total but there would be an additional charge. All rooms are bright and spacious, with down duvets and cotton linen, and either baths or showers. All of the bedrooms have French windows into the garden or a balcony overlooking the pool and meadow.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Chalet Brio provides a catered service in winter ski season (breakfast, afternoon tea and a four course evening meal inc. cheeseboard and port with unlimited wine or soft drinks). In summer the property is rented on a weekly self catered basis.


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Col de Joux Plane
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Cluses J18
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Morillon or Vercland
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Morillon Lake
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Winter Sports: The Grand Massif area has 265km of runs from an altitude of 2480m – new development over the 2017 summer will mean 4 more runs and Europe’s longest lift transporting skiers 2850m in just 10mins.

Walking: The area is famous for its Alpine walking with clear signposted routes and refugees for meals or overnight stays. Guided walking can also be arranged

Mountain Biking: A variety of blue, red and black runs all accessible by the resort lifts allows gravity assisted fun for the whole family. Bike hire, lessons and guiding can all be arranged.

Climbing: With over 1000 routes in the local area including single and multi-pitch on the highest quality limestone you can tackle a new sector every day or work on your next project.

Road Cycling: The famous ‘Col du Joux Plane’ in on our doorstep but if an average grade of 8.5% isn’t your scene then there is plenty more on offer to explore this beautiful area on two wheels.


Travel options include driving via Rheims and Dijon and the journey from the French ports takes 8 -10 hours depending on speed and stops. Or many people prefer to fly into Geneva and pick up a hire car for the easy journey to the resort which should take between 1 to 1.5 hours. Having a car in summer is recommended as it gives you greater flexibility, but for non-drivers taking the catered option in winter we operate a minibus service and the chalet is on the ski bus route.


Morillon: 1km

Samoens: 2km

Geneva: 50km

Les Gets/Morzine: 20 - 25km

Chamonix: 55km

Further Details:

The local area around Samoens manages to combine all of the expectations of a modern resort including a good range of shops, bars and restaurants with the traditional charms of a typical French alpine resort. Whether you want World class skiing and mountain biking or just want to kick back and take a moment to enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings a stay at Chalet Brio will meet all of your holiday needs.