Chalet | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 15
This is an impressive, natural looking chalet constructed with chunky larch timbers which makes it look like it really belongs in the trees that surround it! It is located just above Les Houches village centre and is only a 5 minute walk to all the local shops, bars and the excellent 'Delice' restaurant. The Chambus also stops here which connects Les Houches to all the other resorts in the Chamonix Valley. The chalet is a 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the Bellevue cable car and the foot of the Kandahar piste.
Rocky Mountain has been lovingly created using recycled timber, Australian hardwood and sun bleached driftwood, natural materials that give it a unique rustic character. Original furnishings from all over the world complement the design of the chalet and create a tasteful and homely place to stay. There are lots of comfy sofas and beautiful curtains throughout the chalet. The large kitchen and dining room is fully equipped for preparing and sharing the most delicious dinners. It has a huge deck with beautiful views and a lovely wooden hot tub overlooking the forest. All in all, a very comfortable chalet but not too 'precious' so an ideal place for families and large groups of friends. If you are looking for a 'one off' chalet where you can feel totally relaxed, look no further!
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 90 km, Nearest railway: Les Houches 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 15|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms 1 & 2: doubles with external doors to garden.
Bedroom 3: double.
Bedroom 4: triple with 2 singles & bunk.
Bathrooms 1: bath with stand up shower + screen & basin.
Shower Room 1: walk in mosaic shower with changing area.
Shower Room 2: shower, basin and wc.
Laundry Area: washing machine and tumble dryer.
Lower Hallway: with spiral stair up to dining room.
Main Entrance: access up half flight steps, via exterior balcony.
Dining Room: hand made dining table with 100 year old 'prayer chair' dining chairs (seating for 13), Savoyard dresser, cd stereo, log fire, french door onto sun deck; breakfast bar separates kitchen from dining room.
Kitchen: custom made fitted kitchen, including double elec oven, 5 burner gas hob, microwave, twin fridges, dishwasher, built in butcher's cutting block.
Separate Living Room: comfy sofas, huge cushions, armchairs, wood burner, under floor heating, Wi-Fi, sat tv, dvd, cd stereo; french doors onto covered terrace with Hot Tub. Open tread stairs with rope handrails up to second floor.
Bedroom 5: double.
Bedrooms 6 & 7: twins.
Bathroom 2: corner bath with lovely mountain views, antique hand shower & basin.
SELF CATERING CHALET PRICES INCLUDE
7 nights self catered accommodation; electricity, heating, hot water and local tourist taxes. Does not include: towels and bed linen (can bring own or hire from us for £20 per person); final chalet clean (can do yourself or hire our cleaners for £150); 1 delivery of firewood (£40 for chalets with log fires). A credit card swipe will be required for security.
The Rhone/French Alps region
With its variation of individual resorts, the Chamonix Valley opens up an unrivalled choice of skiing for all abilities but is particularly suitable for intermediate and expert skiers with some of the most challenging runs in Europe. Even beginner skiers have the opportunity to ski in the high mountains, amidst scenery on a totally different scale to most other ski resorts, you normally only see that sort of scenery as a climber or mountaineer! The individual ski areas throughout the valley are not interlinked but the short drives between resorts actually add something to your holiday and enable you to fully appreciate this astoundingly beautiful area. A different point to start from each day, a different resort to ski each day and a different but always spectacular view of the Mont Blanc Massif.
During March and April, the Valley provides some of the best off piste skiing and boarding in the Alps. There is the world famous 'Vallée Blanche' to try, a 26km off piste descent from the 'Aiguille du Midi', or the exciting steep powder chutes and snow bowls at Flégère and Brévent. At Les Grands Montets there are some of the best black runs in the Alps and if you ski down from the top lift, (3300m), you drop a vertical distance of 2000m to the bottom of the valley. You can also ski down into Vallorcine and Switzerland from the gentler slopes of Le Tour, which is right at the end of the valley.
Some Extra Activities
Indoor Climbing Wall in Les Houches
Indoor & Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Chamonix & Les Houches
International Ice Hockey in Chamonix
Mer de Glace funicular Railway to glacier and ice caves
Aiguille de Midi - Highest Cable Car in Europe (3842m)
Aqua Centre with indoor pools, diving pool, slides and flumes.
30 mins drive to Italy & Switzerland.
Les Houches is the only village ski resort in the Chamonix Valley and has the most pisted runs of all the individual resorts in there. There are stunning views of Mont Blanc and its tumbling glaciers from all around the resort, including from the various mountain restaurants that make superb lunch spots. It is particularly suitable for beginners and intermediates and is very popular with families as it tends to be less busy than many of the other Chamonix resorts with fewer lift queues. It also has a superb choice of great value, flexible ski passes for all, an excellent local ski school and snow sure green runs at the top of both the Prarion and Bellevue lifts.
The nightlife in Les Houches has vastly improved in the last few years with a welcome injection of young entrepreneurs starting up cool bars and restaurants making it an even more attractive resort to base yourself in the Chamonix Valley. There are four main areas for shopping and nightlife, Le Prarion, La Bellevue, Le Centre and St-Antoine, which are all along the main road running through Les Houches.
The Bellevue area is a 5-10 minute walk from the Prarion where you will find the Bellevue Cable Car and just up the road, Cyprien Sports our long standing partner ski hire shop. You can also buy clothes, sunglasses and all sorts of mountain equipment here. There is a tobacconist and gift/card shop, a bakery, a crêperie and tea shop and a very good late night English run bar 'The Slalom' that shows all the televised SKY sporting events including Premiership & Champions League football & Six Nations rugby. The 'Basilic' restaurant offers a varied menu including local specialities while next door at the 'Pull Up' bar you can try flavoured rums and treat everyone to your favourite Karaoke classics!