Located in centre of the Village of Les Allues, Rhone Alps, France - Central Village Location, Close To Ski Lift & Free Ski Bus, Convenient For Restaurants & Bars
Both offerings within Chalet Vache Bleue are architecturally designed, fitted and furnished to a high standard. Whilst the exterior of the building was designed to reflect the Barn it once was, the interior is chic, spacious and comfortable. Chalet is fully self-contained with a private entrance.
The Chalet is designed to provide a family or group of friends with a private boutique style experience. High on creature comforts such as beautiful bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Spacious living area with leather sofas, TV/DVD, Bose sound dock, WiFi, ample radiators and a fire. Chalet Vache Bleue is a place you will be happy to call home and a great place to rest after a day in the Alps.
Practical considerations have not been forgotten either; comfortable beds with fully sprung mattresses for the perfect sleep, built in wardrobes in every bedroom, plentiful supply of hot water, a drying room and washing machine. The Chalet has level access from the street to the ski storage area avoiding the need to carry equipment up or down stairs. Your boots will be toasty warm in the morning thanks to the Boot Heater.
The large kitchen is fully fitted and equipped; opening onto the dining area to ensure those busy preparing meals are not excluded from the social side of the holiday. If cooking is not your "thing" we can source a Chef to come and look after or you can book Chef standard meals which are delivered to the Chalet daily for you to heat and serve when convenient for you. Enjoying some extra Apres Ski time or browsing the shops in Meribel without worrying about getting home for a specified Dinner time is exactly what a relaxing holiday is all about. Eating out is also an option with several restaurants in Les Allues and many more in the resort centre at Meribel. We are happy to make reservations at restaurants for you. Flexibility is key to a great holiday and a self-catered holiday at Chalet Vache Bleue can give you that flexibility.
The Chalet was designed to be suitable for longer stays, we did this by ensuring the facilities and comfort level meant you really could settle in for a few weeks. Many of our guests stay 2 - 5 weeks rather than the traditional one week so we feel we have achieved that standard. Having said that if your stay is for the traditional one week period we will do everything we can to help you make the most of every minute. The Chalet will be warm and sparkling clean for your arrival, beds made and basic kitchen provisions supplied. We can help you arrange for hire equipment to be waiting at the Chalet, lift passes can be arranged, they will be waiting for you on arrival and up to date local information will be prepared for you.
It is rare to find alpine accommodation of this standard at such a reasonable cost and available as self catered.
About the Owner
Andrew and Elaine live in Brisbane Australia. They have skied Les Trois Vallees since 1992. We bought Chalet Vache Bleue as a ruined "Sheep" fold and spent 5 years rebuilding to a modern mountain home. We value the expertise of an Architect and employed a Lyon based Architect to design and project manage the reconstruction to cutting edge standards.
After 5 successful winter seasons at Chalet Vache Bleue and take great pride in the fact that not only do many of our guests return but they return for periods of greater than the typical one week ski holiday. We feel we have been successful in creating a mountain base which guests are very happy to stay in for as long as they can! We pride ourselves on delivering a personal service from your first enquiry to your arrival at the Chalet.
Guestbook comments from the owner
My family has just spent an amazing week at Chalet Vache Bleue in the beautiful and charming village of Les Allues. This accommodation is extremely well appointed, has a superb layout and finished to the highest standard. It is spotless, modern but homely, and it was truly a pleasure to come back each evening to such comfort. Andrew and Elaine were always close at hand if we needed any advice and there was even gorgeous home baking at times from Elaine! A frequent and free bus service to Meribel is only a few minutes away, although we enjoyed the bars and restaurants in Les Allues itself. We are so happy to have discovered this chalet and look forward to our next visit!
From the Owner
“Les Trois Vallees are the largest and most varied hi altitude ski/boarding area in the world with over 200 lifts, more than 600km of pistes and unlimited off piste. All abilities from beginner to fearless extreme thrill seeker are catered for. Meribel is not far from the border of France and Italy and the area has a rich history, and is famous for great food and wine. Burgundy is not far to the North, the Rhone Valley vineyards are a short drive. Several of the famous climbs on the Tour de France are less than hours drive with Courcheval being less than 5 minutes and Col de Madeleine around 20 minutes away. We wanted to run a ski business in a "real" French Village rather than a purpose built ski resort, we believe we found the perfect place in Les Allues and we think you will agree.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Cycling and Walking:
Out of the winter season Les Allues and the surrounding area is a mecca for both road and off road cycling:
Over 150km of marked mountain bike trails including downhill courses and lift assisted cross country
French Cycling Federation labelled Mountain Bike Venue (since 1998)
Lifts open throughout July and August with highest lift at 2700m and valley floor at 500m
The exciting mountain stages of the Tour de France are never far away from Les Allues
If you are interested in a Cycling holiday in Meribel contact us and we can put you directly in touch with local operators who we work with.
The entire area is also well served with signed and maintained walking paths offering a truly unique way to see the beautiful French Alps.
The closest airports are Chambery approx 1.10 hour drive, Geneva approx 2 hours drive and Grenoble approx 2 hours drive. There are many companies who offer both private and shared transfer services from these airports. Moutiers railway station serves the Three Valleys Ski Resorts with fast TGV and Eurostar Train Services direct from the UK and Paris. There is a bus service from Moutiers to Les Allues and also companies who offer private transfer services. Contact us for further information.
The Chalet is in the centre of the village approx 4 minute walk to free ski bus, an easy 10 minutes walk to Gondola. Meribel Village can be reached by car in 5 minutes where there is free parking and access to the pistes via the Golf lift. Meribel centre can be reached by car in less than 10 minutes, Mottaret 15 mins.
All the facilities of Meribel centre can be enjoyed via the ski bus which runs until after midnight during the season without the need to be based in the busy centre itself.
Les Allues is the original village of the Meribel area and makes an ideal base for you to enjoy the very best of everything the three valleys area offers. Les Allues offers a peaceful and traditional environment, having several excellent restaurants, two bars, ski shop, a small supermarket which provides freshly baked bread and pastries every day, a Post Office and an ATM. Whilst Meribel is a mecca for ski enthusiasts there is plenty for non-skiers including Spa Treatments, Snow Shoe walking and simply discovering the many villages of the valley.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£357|
A booking is effective when a deposit of 400 Euro for Chalet A or 200 Euro for Chalet B is received. The remaining holiday cost plus Euro 400 is due 8 weeks before the beginning of the stay. For bookings made less than eight weeks before commencement full payment including the security deposit is required.
Chalet A Sunday. Check in 4.00pm, check out 10.00am.
Chalet B Saturday. Check in 4.00pm, check out 10.00am.
If you have an early arrival or late departure we can store luggage for you.
Notes on prices:
Chalet A - Available Winter/Summer. Prices are for 7 nights, short breaks may be available. Some off-peak weeks have special prices if you are a party of 4 and only require 2 bedrooms. See our web site for details. Long stays attract a discount.
Chalet B will have limited winter availability, if you are interested and have a week in mind contact us and we will see what we can do to assist you. The price of 625€ applies to non-peak weeks. The price range through the season is from 625€ to 900€.
The booking is confirmed when the €400 deposit has been received. The remaining rental amount and security deposit is due 8 weeks prior to the start of the rental period.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Spacious chic Chalet in a perfect central village location. The property is very convenient for both the gondola which takes you to the heart of the resort and the free ski bus. Restaurants and bars are a short stroll at the end of the day. Our property is fully equipped for a luxury break in the mountains, with fully equipped Kitchen, Neff Appliances, Bo Concept leather sofa, oversize bedrooms and comfortable beds to mention just a few highlights. We have rebuilt using the best materials including Oak for staircases, floors and doors. Our electrics and hot water system are also cutting edge so no risk of of a cold shower or cold feet for sleepy heads. Artwork is chosen with an eye for the mountain. We hope your stay at Chalet Vache Bleue sets a new standard for accommodation in Les Trois Vallees Savoie.”
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- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Towels Provided
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- Dining Area
- DVD Player
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- Private Chef
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- Level 2: Contemporary en suite bathroom, toilet, shower, wash basin, heated floor Level 3: Contemporary en suite bathroom, toilet, shower, wash basin, heated floor Level 4: Contemporary en suite bathroom, toilet, shower, wash basin, heated floor
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, En suite bathroom
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, En suite bathroom
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be configured as twin. En suite bathroom
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) all en-suite. I trundle bed in bedroom 2 available for younger guests. Notes on bedrooms: Level 2: Double bedroom: Queen bed with fully sprung mattress and plump pillows. Can be configured as 2 single beds. Fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Level 3: Double bedroom: Queen bed. Single trundle. Fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Level 4: Double bedroom: Queen bed. Fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.
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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Architect designed, contemporary Chalets recognised by Label Meribel accreditation. Both Chalets are beautifully furnished, fully equipped and occupy a central position in Les Allues. The village is a thriving alpine community with a small supermarket, Gondola lift connecting to the central Meribel lift network and free ski bus. When conditions are good it is possible to ski back to the Village via a red piste. Prices include luxurious bed linen, beds made for your arrival. Fluffy towels, quality toiletries, bathrobes and slippers are provided. Pre-arrival cleaning and end of stay cleaning. Free wifi for you to connect your own device or laptop. Electricity and water. French tourist tax. Catered options at additional cost are available, please contact us for further information. Garage parking is available at Euro 50 per week, please inquire about availability. The Chalets are non-smoking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included, beds made up for arrival. Other: Ground floor:Ski/bike storage, drying room, washing machine, cloakroom.