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Catered / Self-Catered Chalet with Hot Tub, Sauna and 6 en-suite Bathrooms

Bedrooms 8
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

Catered Chalet in Les Menuires / Val Thorens, Three Valleys, France - Delicious Food, Peaceful Location, Reliable Wi-Fi

Now entering our tenth winter, we are a small, experienced, energetic, owner-run company offering a personal service and great catered holidays. We are dedicated to offering you the highest standard of catered accommodation and service in a very relaxed and informal way. We offer high quality, from the ingredients we use to create delicious meals, to the personal service offered by our chalet hosts. Your catered holiday experience is our concern and we strive to fulfill your every individual need. Our aim at Silver Lining Chalets is to ensure that you are very well looked after and have a fantastic holiday, and we are confident we can achieve this because we live close by and are therefore always available to immediately resolve any issues that may arise.

High quality, award-winning chalet with hot tub and sauna to relax your post-skiing muscles. We have passionate chefs offering delicious, nutritious and filling food. Vegetarians catered for with equal care and avidity. Wine is included with your evening meals. Flexible and friendly hosts who love the mountains and are there to answer any questions, quash any fears and help you with any aspect of your holiday. We can advise on ski passes (and buy them for you) and can help arrange ski or snowboard lessons and childcare. A fun, sociable atmosphere for groups, families, couples or individuals. Peaceful location. Free parking. TV with UK Freesat, DVD player and a variety of films and board games. We have one travel cot, one baby car seat and one high chair available for guest use. The chalet is non-smoking. Ashtrays are provided on the balconies. We also request that you remove your outdoor shoes at the entrance of the chalet.

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Property Manager
Garrett Barker
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

About Garrett Barker

Rhian went to Bordeaux International School between the ages of 16 and 19 and fell in love with France then, while I'm a keen skier. We'd wanted to move to France since 2005, but had no idea how we could earn a living - Rhian was a printing company line manager and I was a commercial manager in a defence company, and neither of us wanted to do that kind of work in France. Then, in March 2007, I visited the Portes du Soleil ski area (near Geneva) on holiday and realised that the small tour operator I was staying with didn't actually own the chalet they used – they rented it. Suddenly the idea of having our own small tour operator business in the ski industry became a possibility (and now a reality!)

Rhian & Garrett

Why Garrett Barker chose The Three Valleys

Les Menuires is our closest main ski resort, and that offers plenty of terrain to get you started (easy greens, wide blues and reds, and difficult, black mogul fields). It also includes the more challenging area of La Masse, which has some great reds and blacks starting out from above 2800m (and also some easier blues lower down).

What makes this chalet unique

If the weather is sunny, you should head for Val Thorens (which offers amazing skiing from 1800m to 3230m) where the sun will top up your tan, and the snow is almost guaranteed to be in fantastic condition (being surrounded by no less than six glaciers). You could also do a (speedy) half-day trip to Orelle, or a more relaxed full-day trip. Once there, you'll find the highest point reachable by lift in the Three Valleys (top of the Bouchet chairlift at 3230m) and also some great off-piste.

Going slightly further afield, Meribel and Courchevel are great day trips. They can be reached in under 45 and 90 minutes respectively, giving you ample time to explore.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We are still talking about how wonderful our stay was - both families agree it was the best ski holiday ever and that is completely down to how you looked after us. We would love to stay with you again. I really admire the lifestyle choice you have made and the energy and determination you are putting into it!" (Dave Yip Feb 2011)

“We all just wanted to say a quick but massive thank you for the lovely time we had at Sara Marie! Jess and Jules were fantastic hosts and the food throughout the week was superb (Jess deserves a lot of credit for this)! We were most impressed by the lengths that they went to in order to accommodate for Nat's dairy allergy and the variety of food provided! We will certainly be recommending the chalet to friends and family in the future!! THANK YOU!!" (James Thysse March 2011)

"Thanks for a lovely time in your chalet. Great food, fantastic people and loads of fun. You’ll definitely see us again!!" (Straeuli & Coetsee families Jan 2012).

“Thank you Sam, Ross, Garrett and Rhian for an excellent week. We really appreciate your hospitality and the many laughs we’ve had over the course of this week. The food has been great and waking up to a cooked breakfast has been lovely. Thank you Sam for cleaning our rooms and being great company, and thank you Ross and Garrett for coming out with us on Tuesday and Thursday. We had a great time at the snow parks, despite Thomas’ and James’ injuries! Nevertheless, we’ve had an excellent time here at chalet Sara Marie, so thank you very much! This is our eighth year skiing as a group of 18, and you have been the best chalet hosts by far! We will miss you!” (David Wilkinson’s group Feb 2014)

“Our second visit to chalet Sara Marie and once again we were very well looked after by Sam and Ross. The food has been excellent and the hosting has been first class. Garrett and Rhian also made sure our stay was 100% with Garrett skiing with us for two days. All in all, a fantastic holiday. We can’t wait to come back!” (Andrew, Helene and George Goodwin & Alison Hosken Jan 2014)

“A cheeky few days boarding turned into a gastronomic powder epic! Fantastic hosts – thanks Yolly & Alicia x. Fantastic food, great company – thanks guys. Great powder conditions – already looking forward to next year.” (Mark Rogers April 2012)

“Really great week. A lot of snow and some challenging weather ; made for fantastic skiing! Menu suitable for wheat intolerance and my many other allergies without any alterations or fuss. Always able to eat a full meal and a lot of thought has gone into it. Thank you!” (Claudia Smitherman Dec 2011)

“Sara Marie is a great chalet. Very clean and comfortable with plenty of wardrobe space. Food was of an excellent standard – Sam’s desserts and afternoon cakes were to die for. Sam and Sarah were wonderful hosts and looked after us in every way – nothing was ever too much trouble.” (Graham Gayler – Apr 2009)
Sep 2007
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(5 traveller reviews)


Fabulous Catered Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous chalet with great hosts and wonderful food. Very welcoming staff, always happy to assist in dietary needs and general assistance. We have been using Silver-lining Chalets since they first started 8 years ago and they never fail to keep us well fed, watered and on the slopes. We will be back again this coming season.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Look forward to seeing you both again this winter! Garrett
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High standard of accommodation and food

  • 5 of 5

Well placed for skiing. Accommodation was excellent. The hosts were exceptional both in service and the food. The children were catered for separately (if requested). An absolute treat. A shame to come home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Liz Thanks very much for the review. Look forward to seeing you again next April! Best regards Rhian & Garrett
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All Round 5 Star

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from an amazing ski holiday staying in Chalet Sara Marie. From start to finish Rhian and Garrett could not have been more accommodating or helpful. The chalet itself was spotless and had everything a skiing holiday could want - including heated boot warmers, sauna and hot tub!

Sam the chef and Andy the chalet host - were both brilliant and the food was delicious - they catered to all our dietary requirement(vegetarian, gluten free, nut allergies) with no problem at all.

A fantastic evening was sorted out on the Tuesday night - chalet staff night off - where we went to a farm restaurant - wonderful.

All in all - a superb 5 star holiday- thank you

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review Jules - hope to see you again one day!! Rhian & Garrett
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A chalet for all seasons

  • 5 of 5

For ski-ing in the winter season or fabulous walking in the spring, summer and autumn this fantastic spot needs tasting all year round. This chalet, and Garrett & Rhian's accompanying chalet, provide the perfect bases from which to do it. Log fires, balconies to sun yourself on, a stone's throw from the main ski lifts that open up the whole 3 valleys ski area - can't think what more anyone could want. Oh! And the views; and the peace (unless you fancy some pubs and clubs that are near enough to visit but not near enough to hear). Just about perfect realy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Silver Lining Chalets

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Three Valley's and on both occasions we have stayed at Chalet Sara Marie.

The chalet owners Rhian and Garrett along with the chalet hosts Sam and Ross were very welcoming and great company and made sure all our needs were catered for.

The food is excellent - cooked and continental breakfast, homemade cakes in the afternoon and four course evening meals with three choices of wine.

The chalet is situated in Le Bettaix and is next door to the ski rental shop and only a short walk from the lift taking you up to the main resort of Les Menuires.

The skiing is absolutely amazing with a complete range of pistes for all abilities. There are also plenty of very good restaurants and cafes for that much needed coffee, beer, vin chaud or hot chocolate.

All in all this is the best chalet and resort we have visited and can't recommend it highly enough and we have booked again for 2015!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Andrew. Looking forward to seeing you all again in January! Rhian & Garrett
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
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4 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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11 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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18 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
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25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:


Contact us on details as below to confirm availability. Bookings will be held for 5 days pending the receipt of a completed booking form and deposit. The deposit is £100 per person. No deposit is required for children not occupying beds. The balance will need to be paid at least 8 weeks before the commencement of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Our holidays run from Saturday to Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Children under 2 years old free. Children over 2 years old sleeping in a travel cot £60. Children under 12 years occupying a bed: £50 off adult price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Les Menuires in Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 6 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 7 - Shower Enclosure
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
Notes on accommodation: Price includes: accommodation, linen, towels, English cooked breakfast and continental breakfast, afternoon tea, coffee and cakes. Six 4 course evening meals including wine. Price does not include: Flights, transfers, travel insurance, ski/snowboard equipment hire, ski passes or childcare. All facilities are present for half board catering for 16 people. Ski / boot room. Large open, central fireplace, widescreen TV with UK Freesat channels, DVD player, ample seating. Sauna and hot tub. Towels and linen changed once a week. Outside: We will: - Collect your ski passes and bring them to your chalet; - Accompany you to collect your ski hire equipment; - Book you a restaurant of your choice for your chalet host’s night off; - Help you book your ski or snowboard lessons; - Help you book your childcare; - Be on hand to answer any questions about the resort and ensure you have a perfect holiday, whether it be exhilarating or relaxing. The chalet is only 150m away from the Le Bettaix chairlift.

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