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Hot tub & sauna, log fire, near ski lift & village, great views, sleeps ten.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking


About the property

Close to village & ski lift , with WiFi, balcony and huge garden, magic location

This gorgeous, spacious chalet with its spectacular setting and views will make your holiday truly special! You'll feel like you're in your own mountain hideaway, yet it's only a few minutes walk to the lift, whisking you up to the sunniest slopes in Chamonix for skiing in winter or stunning hikes in summer - there's something for all abilities.

At the end of a day of walking, skiing or simply enjoying the local restaurants in the village, come back to the warm, welcoming chalet, soothe your tired muscles in the hot tub or sauna, and enjoy a relaxing dinner, listening to the crackle of the log fire.

The huge garden is perfect for lazy summer days and long relaxed evenings with a barbecue.

Inside the Chalet: The double height, open beamed living room has big squashy sofas, a wide screen TV with DVD and Nintendo Wii, WiFi, stereo with iPod dock, and a bar.

Generously sized beds, with quality linen and towels. Luxurious walk-in wet room with underfloor heating downstairs, bath, shower & double basins upstairs, and one en suite bedroom in the cosy mazot (an utterly charming, fully en-suite mini-chalet).

Wood and stone details throughout for a really wonderful traditional chalet experience.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2018

About Martha

We spend our time between London and Chamonix - as much Chamonix as possible! Nick is a photographer and Martha is a graphic designer.

Martha purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Martha chose Chamonix

After our first visit in 2002, we both fell in love with the Chamonix valley and its endless variety, dynamism and beauty. We felt at home the minute we walked into the chalet and it's worth is ready to welcome you too!

What makes this chalet unique

Tucked away in its own little wood, but just a short walk from the lift and village, Chalet la Foret offers a wonderfully authentic Alpine experience, with all the comforts you'd expect. Few places in Chamonix have both seclusion and convenience!


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

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Bath with Shower , Double washbasin
    Downstairs wet room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful wet room, walk in shower and granite wall
    Mazot bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite in the mazot
    Upstairs WC - Toilet , Extra, separate WC
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • L'Aigulle du Midi - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Mountain view of Aigulle du Midi and Dru
    La Flegere - 2 Single Bed , Mountain view of Flegere and Brevent
    La Foret - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , View of the forest, TV with DVD player
    Le Mazot - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite, view of the Aiguille du Midi, TV & stereo
    Le Dru - 2 Single Bed , Sturdy full size (2m) bunks, with a view of the garden
  • All rooms except the mazot (double only) and the bunk room (twin only) can be made up as doubles or twins, as you prefer. Babies welcome - we have a travel cot and high chairs at the chalet. High quality mattresses and 'four seasons' duvets will make sure you have a wonderful night's sleep.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
There is a secure ski shed in the garden with boot dryers and racks for skis or snowboards. This shed can also hold up to ten bikes.


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Hot tub & sauna, log fire, near ski lift & village, great views, sleeps ten.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The second time we have stayed at Chalet la Foret. It has a wonderful homely feel, cozy and warm - whilst spacious, the bedrooms are very comfortable and the kitchen's superbly equipped. There's a big bath in the bathroom and a superb wetroom.

Situated in a wooded area of Les Praz village - the view across the garden and over the woods to the mountains is spectacular [especially from the hot tub].

It's a 5 minute stroll to the Flegere cable car and because Lez Praz is -geographically- halfway between Brevent and Grand Montet, they are a short car or bus ride away... The skiing in Chamonix is truely amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: January 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very special place in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

The property is gorgeous. It is a very special place and I am sure is fab in the summer as well as the winter. Location- in the woods, so lovely. Fantastic bed linen and indeed beds.

Martha is a fantastic host and always answered every query immediately and was a great help with advice on slopes, hire of equipment, restaurants and more. The website in extremely comprehensive too.

Would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful chalet in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Martha was a fantastic host and really looked after us. The chalet is in a perfect location - a 20 min walk to the centre of Chamonix through woods and parkland and close to amenities of Les Praz with great views of Mont Blanc & Aguile du Midi. Chalet done to a very high specification. Lots of information in the chalet and from Martha on the many things to do in the area. We loved it and can't wait to go back! We would recommend to to anyone all year round.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely well-appointed chalet surrounded by a magical wood!

All our party said it was the best chalet we had stayed in - very well suited to a group stay, plenty of space for everyone, great kitchen/dining room for sociable meals, lovely comfortable lounge, quality sound system and a lovely hot tub and sauna just a short dash in the snow across the garden.

We loved the fact that is a very short walk to the Flegere lift, it's a bit further into Chamonix itself but the buses are very efficient. It is also a very pleasant walk along the river.

Hosts live next door and are very helpful but not intrusive.

We would love to go back in the summer (but they're booked up when we want to go😟)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Truly Beautiful chalet

  • 5 of 5

What a great place and location. Owners had all the information needed and provided excellent pre and post service. group of 9 of us for a ski weekend from london and it proved just what we were after. Easy transfers from Geneva too. Will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris! I am so glad you had a lovely holiday and look forward to welcoming you another time :)
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A dream place in a dream location

  • 5 of 5

We have found our perfect alpine chalet, with all the home comforts and necessities a family could need. Chalet la Foret is both incredibly spacious & yet very cosy. The views from the house & garden, both day & night are without a doubt the most spectacular we've seen. We will definitely be returning here with & without the kids again & again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
700 Metres
Chamonix Golf
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Les Praz de Chamonix
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Mont Blanc Tunnel Junction
Nearest Ski
700 Metres
Flegere lift
Car: not necessary

A five to ten minute walk takes you to the ski lift, accessing the huge, varied ski area of Flegere and Brevent - Chamonix's sunniest slopes, linked directly to the town.

There are plenty of restaurants, some shops and several bars (including a great apres bar with relaxed live music) within about five minutes walk in the village, ranging from cheerful Italian pizzeria to superb French haute cuisine.

It's just 2km from the cosmopolitan centre of Chamonix by car, free ski bus, regular train or a pleasant level stroll along the woodland paths or a quiet road


In summer, some of the most spectacular mountain hikes in Europe can be started at the door, along with cycle trails for all abilities. The Chamonix golf course is just a short walk away.

South facing and sunny, the chalet itself is in a tranquil spot, set back from a small private road. From chalet, garden, balcony or hot tub, the views of the peaks - including Mont Blanc - are stunning in every direction

Other Activities: Climbing, rafting, hydrospeeding, canyoning, ziplining

Golf: Chamonix Golf course, an eighteen hole course with stunning views, is just a short walk from the chalet.

Ski: No need to get the bus - it's just a short walk to the lift accessing Flegere and Brevent, the sunniest areas of Chamonix. You can also ride down to Chamonix town centre from here. The free ski bus accessing the other ski areas stops at the end of the drive. There's a fantastic Apres bar on the way back from the lift station.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates for eight people also available in summer, please enquire for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.