Chalet | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 26
Chamlodge Chalet is a characteristic good quality Savoyard style Chalet built originally in 1974 and with an extension added in the late 80's.
The Chalet of 320 square metres is built on three levels and it is divided into 5 interconnected chalet apartments of three stars rating offering a total of 8 bedrooms, 5 lounges/dining rooms/kitchens and 5 bathrooms.
Each chalet apartment can host from a minimum of 4 to 5 guests to a maximum of 12 guests and all together they can accommodate a total of 26 guests. All the chalet apartments are fully equipped for a self-catering stay.
On the ground floor there is a common area with a dedicated PC internet point (WiFi internet is also available throughout the chalet), a washing machine, an iron and an iron board, a rack for storing skis and shelves for leaving ski boots and mountain equipment.
The Chalet is ideal for accommodating either the smaller separate groups of guests or for the larger groups who are looking for inter-connected apartments or even for the entire chalet on a sole use and on self-catering basis. The two chalet apartments on both the first and second floor can easily be joined by opening a communicating door into one large apartment to accommodate a group of up to 12 guests.
The Chalet was completely refurbished during summer 2006. All the internal walls and ceilings have been paneled with fine pine wood and the floors have been re-tiled. All the bathrooms and kitchens have also been completely refitted and a brand new central heating system has been installed on the ground floor.
The Chalet is situated in the village of Les Houches, just four miles from the town of Chamonix Mont-Blanc. It is set in stunning surroundings in a quite area of the village and enjoys the breathtaking views of the Mont-Blanc massif.
The Chalet is only 200 metres from the bus stop, both for the Chamonix valley bus and the Geneva bus which connects to Geneva centre and its airport, 400 meters from the largest supermarket in the valley, 600 meters from the center of the village and just a short walk from a number of good restaurants, bars and shops and other village facilities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 26, 8 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva, Nearest railway: Les Houches|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||5 Sofa beds, Single beds (7), Double beds (6), Dining seats for 26, Lounge seats for 26|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Chamonix Valley is situated in the Haute Savoie region, a department in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France, bordering both Switzerland and Italy. Its capital is Annecy.
To the north is Lake Geneva and Switzerland; to the south and southeast are the Mont Blanc and Aravis mountain ranges.
The French entrance to the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Italy is in Haute-Savoie.
It is noted for winter sports; the first Winter Olympic Games were held at Chamonix in 1924.
Haute-Savoie comprises 4 arrondissements, divided into 294 communes and 35 cantons. To the north, it borders the Swiss Canton of Geneva and Lake Geneva; to the east the Swiss Canton of Valais and Italy's Aosta Valley; to the west the French department of Ain, and to the south the department of Savoie.
Haute-Savoie has the largest range of elevations of all the departments in France; the lowest point is 250 metres (820 ft) in the Rhone River Valley, and the highest Mont Blanc at 4,810.40 metres (15,782.2 ft). Some of the world's best-known ski resorts are in Haute-Savoie.
The terrain of the department includes the Alpine Mont Blanc Range; the French Prealps of the Aravis Range, the Chablais, Bornes and Bauges Alps; and the peneplains of Genevois haut-savoyard and Albanais (known collectively as L'Avant-pays savoyard).
Its mountainous terrain makes mountain passes important to trade and economic life. Some of the most important are the Col de la Forclaz (which connects Chamonix to the Canton of Valais) and the Mont Blanc Tunnel, linking Chamonix to Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. The commune's population of around 9,800 ranks 865th within the country of France.
Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades.
The north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, and therefore the summit itself are part of the village of Chamonix. To the south side, the situation is different depending on the country. Italy considers that the border passes through the top. France considers that the boundary runs along the rocky Tournette under the summit cap, placing it entirely in French territory. The south side was in France, assigned to the commune of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains sharing the summit with its neighbor Chamonix.
The Chamonix commune is well known and loved by skiers and mountain enthusiasts of all types, and via the cable car lift to the Aiguille du Midi it is possible to access the world famous off-piste skirun of the Vallée Blanche. With an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), Chamonix is the fourth largest commune in mainland France.
Chamonix is a popular winter sports resort town in France. As the highest European mountain west of Russia, Mont Blanc holds a special allure for mountain climbers, a base for almost all types of outdoor activity, especially their more extreme variants, such as ice climbing, rock climbing, extreme skiing, paragliding, rafting, canyoning and Wingsuit flying.
Chamonix is famous for its spectacular cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi 3,842 m (12,605 ft). Constructed in 1955, it was then the highest cable car in the world. Together with a cable car system going up to the Pointe Helbronner 3,462 m (11,358 ft) from Entréves in the Aosta Valley (Italy) it is possible to cross the entire Mont Blanc massif by cable car (the latter is only open during the summer).
In the summer months Chamonix is a mecca for alpine mountaineers, drawn to the area by challenges like the north, west and south-west faces of the Dru, the Frendo Spur on the Aiguille du Midi, the north face of the Grandes Jorasses and the massive face climbs on the south side of Mont Blanc. Traversing the Alps on the GR 5 footpath or more accessible challenges like reaching the summit of Mont Blanc (by a number of possible routes) are also popular.
Chamonix is also a destination for mountain bikers. Besides the obvious lift-assisted areas for Freeriders there are hundreds of kilometres of challenging hidden singletrack trails – often only found with the help of guides.