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Chalet Bibendum

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 52 reviews

Chalet Bibendum kitchen and dining

Chalet | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Chalet Bibendum began as a dream, Olaf & Jolanda's vision of creating the perfect place to escape to…

As being one of the oldest chalets it has been tastefully renovated and maintains its original features of stone and wooden beams and is ideally located in the tranquil, picturesque Savoyard hamlet of Les Bois, five minutes from Chamonix and a minute's walk to the La Flégère lift and the 18 holes golf course.

The spacious chalet enjoys stunning 360-degree views of the Mont Blanc massif from panoramic windows, balcony and garden. The relaxing livingroom with a central fireplace connects with the dining area and opens out onto a terrace and balcony.

The wooden gable end of the house has been replaced with glass to give wonderful panoramic views of Mont Blanc and up to the La Flégère and Brévent slopes. Lots of comfortable sofas to sink into in front of the roaring fire provide the perfect end of day activity. The old hayloft ladders form a well stocked library for those who want nothing more than to curl up with a good book.

The spacious, open-plan very well-equipped kitchen and dining area are all with stunning views, ideal for a family or a group of friends to cook after an exhilarating day in the mountains a scrumptious dinner or enjoy a fabulous bespoke 4-course haute cuisine dinners & pre- dinner canapés by our french chef by candle light and a cosy fire.

There is floor heating to keep a comfortable and consistent temperature.

The 300 year old farmhouse has been tastefully renovated into a stylish chalet which already featured in international interior magazines. Operating since december 2010, Absoluut Chalet Holidays is a small, friendly, owner operated company run by Jolanda & Olaf and their fantastic chef.

The four bedrooms are all ensuite and the bedroom up on the second floor has a French copper bateau bath with wonderful views from the top of the chalet. Separate toilets are situated on each floor. There are radiators in each room to be under control of your own comfortable room temperature.

At the end of an enjoyable day in the mountains , guest can unwind in the outdoor woodfired eco hottub (prepared by us each morning) to soak up more of the fresh mountain air and the incredible views of Les Drus , relax in our amazing sauna or curl up into one of the comfortable sofas in front of the roaring fire.

Jolanda & Olaf, attentive when you need them invisible when you don't. They will be there to ensure you have a great stay. And if you want their bespoke dinners cann be prepared by their excellent french chef.

Chalet Bibendum is to experience the Bibendum feeling: “Amazing surroundings, delicious food & high services and enjoyable, relaxed evenings in the unique ambiance of a private hotel”.

Apple TV and a music system is available for your entainment. There is a WIFI network for internet acces, an IMac & printer and good old fashioned games to enjoy.

We have incorporated energy saving methods and adhered to good environmental building principles wherever possible. Solar panels were installed in the roof which are used to assist the central heating system.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake Passy 23 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 88 km, Nearest railway: Les Praz 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Whatever choise you make for a booking the Bibendem services will always be as following and included:

A personal and friendly service from us, Olaf &Jolanda, to help you before an during your stay with every aspect to ensure your holiday runs smootlhly and more;

- Fresh flowers & fruit on arrival

- Midweek housekeeping & Towel change

- Linen, Bath & Shower products of L'Occitane - inclusive towels, bathrobes and a hairdryer

- Lift pass can be made and paid in Chalet Bibendum & Carte d'hote (free transport by bus & train in valley)

- Apple TV / Sky and a music system. There is WIFI, IMac & printer.

- Wood provided for the fireplace

- Exclusive use of hottub & sauna (serviced by us each day)

Further details outdoors

Chamonix the town is more than just another ski resort. It offers a true French mountain experience with world class skiing and the ideal playground for al all types and levels of outdoor activity such as hiking, ice and rock climbing, skiing, paragliding, rafting, and canyoning. The town sits at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe reaching 4810m, 15,781ft.

The village of Les Bois is surrounded by the dramatic and rugged peaks of the Mont Blanc massif and home to some of the finest skiing terrain in the world. There are shops, bars and renowned restaurants within walking distance from the chalet. Also the one of the sunniest terracebar in Chamonix, bands playing early evening, great atmosphere and just a walk away from the chalet. The village is lovely -twinkly lights, roaring fires and cosy atmosphere.

Our chalet is situated in the tranquil, picturesque Savoyard hamlet of Les Bois, five minutes from Chamonix and a minute's walk to the La Flégère lift. La Flégère is well known for skiing and snowboarding in winter or hiking and mountain biking in summer. Chamonix is the ideal playground for all types and levels of outdoor activity such as hiking, ice and rock climbing, skiing, paragliding, rafting, and canyoning.

Guests have easy access to the other areas within a 10 km radius, including the Grands Montets and the world-famous Vallée Blanche descent. Cross-country skiers & hikers will be in heaven as the ski de fond & tracks pass by the chalet. And we have for summer and natural playground with ponies, an aerial runway, a small lake for swimming and a small restaurant that serves drinks (also nice bottles of rose) and snacks, walking distance from the chalet.

Further details

We can provide different levels of catering depending on what you prefer. We have a team of amazing french chefs available to cook dinner for the week or maybe a couple of nights or perhaps you would just like breakfast brought in each day. Olaf & Jolanda, attentive when you need it invisible when you don't. We will be there to ensure that your get most out of your holiday.

Our All Inclusive includes above and more:

- Your bespoke 4-course haute cuisine dinners & pre- dinner canapés on 5 nights - by our chef

- Well-selected house wines & (soft)drinks & beer.

- Breakfast of your choice, served daily

- Afternoon tea with homemade cake, served daily

- Daily housekeeping

- Flexible In-resort Transfers (winter only)

We are only 900 meter from the mayor ilift and we are happy to do flexible drop offs and pick ups you there and at any choice towards the other ski area's around,all within a very short drive of the chalet.


All inclusive packages (all above & more) start from 350,- euro per person per week based on 8 persons

The Rhone/French Alps region

Located in The French Alps, Chamonix offers a true French European mountain experience with versatile world class skiing and snowboarding, stunning hiking, old Savoyard culture, and of course unforgettable views. The town sits at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe reaching 4810m, 15,781ft. The amazing views will blow you away!

With its proximity to Italy through the Mont Blanc tunnel and also over the pass to Switzerland the options for exploring the region are wonderful.


Les Bois - Les Praz is the starting point for the cable car up to La Flégère, which is well known for skiing and snowboarding in winter or hiking and mountain biking in summer. Chamonix serves as an ideal playground for almost all types of outdoor activity, especially their more extreme variants, such as ice climbing, rock climbing, extreme skiing, paragliding, rafting, and canyoning.

Since the 18th century, Chamonix and the Mont-Blanc massive has been a summer holiday destination, developing into a winter holiday destination from 1903 on. In 1924 Chamonix hosted the first edition of the Winter Olympics. In 1965, a tunnel has been built under the Mont-Blanc, linking Chamonix to Courmayeur in Italy. By the 1960s, agriculture had been reduced to a marginal activity, while the number of tourist beds available rose to around 60,000 by the end of the 20th century, with about 5 million visitors a year.

Mont Blanc, at a height of 4,810 metres, is the third most visited natural site in the world. This lends the area a notably cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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26 Aug 2014


"Le rêve"

Séjour inoubliable à ChamonixVue exceptionnelle sur le Mont blanc.Jolanda et Olaf nous ont réservé le meilleur accueil et étaient toujours disponiblesChalet extrêmement confortable , chaleureux… More

16 Apr 2014


"Highly attentive, very welcoming and extrmeley comfortable"

From the moment w earrived to the minute we left Jolanda and Olaf ensured we had a memorable stay. The chalet is very well appointed and has amazing views. Basil the chef was great catering for the di… More

24 Mar 2014


"Fantastic independently run Chalet"

We just returned from our visit to Chalet Bibendum. We went for a long weekend with friends. Jolanda cooked us the most delicious breakfasts every day. The Chalet is really well equipped, lovely compl… More

22 Mar 2014


"Chalet Bibendum--The Perfect Place & The Perfect People"

We decided to take a 3 day trip to Chamonix while staying in Geneva with family. Turns out Chalet Bibendum was the highlight of our trip! The Chalet was beautiful and Jolanda and Olaf were unbelievabl… More

18 Mar 2014


"Perfect chalet in a perfect setting"

We loved our stay at Chalet Bibendum. Jolanda and Olaf were warm, charming, accommodating and incredible helpful in all regards. Really the perfect hosts. My husband and I commented how they are re… More

15 Mar 2014


"Luxury and the great outdoors all rolled into one"

We stayed here in the summer having been to Chamonix many times in all seasons. I have to say that the combination of a beautifully appointed two story wooden chalet with proximity to the forest and u… More

18 Feb 2014


"Fell in Love"

This place is beautiful and the couple who run it are fantastic!!! The house was more than we could have ever expected and the experiences offered were priceless. We tried everything recommended from … More

24 Jan 2014


"Great Place to Stay!!!"

My wife and I stayed at Chalet Bibendum as part of a group of 7 skiers during the 2nd week of January. This was the sixth trip that our group has done over the past few years and we were looking for … More

24 Jan 2014


"The perfect chalet for an excellent ski vacation"

My wife and I stayed at Chalet Bibendum as part of a group of 7 skiers during the 2nd week of January. This was the sixth trip that our group has done over the past few years and we were looking for … More

19 Jan 2014


"Absolutely Fantastic -- A Great Place to Stay"

The short version – this is a great place!!We stayed at the Chalet Bibendum as a group of seven advanced/expert skiers for a week of skiing at the beginning of January.First ChamonixChamonix is a ni… More

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  • 5 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:15 Sep 2014

Based in France

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