Le Refuge de l'Alpage
About the home
This property is built and furnished to a four star standard, in a carefully chosen position, nestled in a small village in the beautiful Grand Massif and only two minutes walk to the ski lifts. Ski -in/Ski -out development.
As new fully equipped kitchen (with dishwasher). Bath / shower room. separate toilet, lounge/diner - TV/ DVD / CD & DVD library, large balcony, private parking, and secure ski locker. Boot Drier.
• Sleeps up to 6 in 2 bedrooms plus large sofa bed in lounge, 2 twin bedrooms
• Iron and board, hairdryer provided.
• Ski lifts under 2 minutes walk from the apartment ! Open in summer for hiking / mountain biking.
• Approximate size of apartment: 45 sqm, plus balcony 10 sqm
'Meet and Greet' Service. Bed linen and towels included and end of stay clean.
This chalet apartment was built in 2003 in an award winning MGM development located in Morillon 1100 (Les Esserts).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
Further details indoors:
A ground floor apartment,( 'Le Refuge de L'Alpage' building) with a rustic alpine feeling obtained by matching pine and oak furniture, complimented by soft furnishings . Good size lounge/diner/kitchen. Comfortable beds. It is ideal for self catering with the local supermarket 50m away and restaurants and bars within 150m.
Discounts available for 2 weeks or more and repeat bookings.
Clients to provide own linen/towels in Summer months.
Deposit of £200 when making the booking
Full payment due 10 weeks before your stay
Refundable breakages deposit of £200 required
The Rhone / French Alps / Haute-Savoie region
MASSIF - 145KMS OF PISTES
This picturesque, mainly tree lined area, includes the village of Morillon Les Esserts, Les Carroz, Samoen, Sixt and Verchaud, with numerous green, blue, red and several blacks for the more experienced.
Includes the longest blue run in France known as Le Cascade (14kms) into Sixt.
There are many piste side restaurants offering local fare throughout.
GRAND MASSIF - 265 KMS OF PISTES
This additionally includes the resort of Flaine. In total there are:
Marked, patrolled and mechanically groomed pistes: 17 green, 60 blue, 53 red, 14 black
Marked, patrolled but not mechanically groomed: 10 black
Capacity: 73 500 persons per hour.
Artificial snow: 236 snow canons
Piste preparation: 37 machines
Other Winter activities:
SUMMER SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
The vast and changing landscape of the French Alpes provides the most magnificent panoramic views, clean fresh air, stunning mountains and crystal clear lakes. All the traditional holiday activities are on offer from high adrenalin rushes to gentle strolls.
Morillon 1100 ( Les Esserts) is the higher village of the two, situated 4km away on the plateau of The Esserts.
The Apartment is located between 50 and 200 metres from the chair lifts, shops, and all amenities you could possibly need.
Lac Bleu Recreational Park
The recreational park of the "Lac Bleu" is located 500 metres from the low village of Morillon and there is something for every age group. Situated beside the River Giffre, its clear waters are reserved for swimming and fishing. Facilities include tennis, horse riding, children's play area, picnic areas and a bar/ restaurant. Free parking and toilets.
The lifts allow you to take your bikes with you and enjoy some of the best mountain bike paths in Europe in and arround the Grand Massif , to accommodate all levels. You can take your bike with you for you can rent a mountain bike from Morillon or Samoens. There are excursion trails on the valley floor as well as more difficult ones using the cable car systems to access them. You can also start many of the rides directly from the Morillon apartment.
All the year round 1/2 h and 1 hour flights
3 training courses to improve or begin hot-air balloon flights
Contact: Jo – Tourist Office:
+33 450 90 00 04
The valley of Haut-Giffre, offers numerous sites of climbing where beginners and experts will have the pleasure to climb
A listing of more than 80 sites is available at the local shops..
Cairn : 04 50 90 02 74 : half-day initiation,adult, Kids (6 to 12 years old)
Aereau loisi 04 50 34 4 2 72 : half-day initiation,adult, Kids (6 to 12 years old)
Training for experts and juniors,: +33 (0)4 50 34 43 12.
Golf des Gets. Tel: 00 33 4 50 75 87 63
18 holes, length 5264m, par 70. Open : 15/6-20/10
Green fees (daily) from 29€ to 38€, weekend passes available
Mountain golf course with a superb panoramic view
Golf de Flaine – Les Carroz. Tel : 00 33 4 50 90 80 74
18 holes, length 4063m, par 63 Open 1/7-31/8, weekends only 15/6-30/6 & 1/9-30/9
Green fees (daily) 18 holes 30€, 9 holes 19€
A spectacular mountain course at an altitude of 1900m. Fantastic views over the Alpes.
Golf d’Avoriaz, Morzine. Tel: 00 33 4 50 74 17 08
9 holes, length 2923m, par 36. Open: 29/6-15/9
Green fees (daily) 21€
Mountain golf links at the entrance to the resort of Avoriaz. Superb panoramic view.
Hiking, Mountaineering, Parapenting
Water Sports (Rafting, Canoeing)
These are concentrated around the Lac Bleu ad towards Samoen, where there is a swimming pool and tree walkways and other alternative facilities.
The Grand Massif / Morillon area
Morillon is a French ski and summer family resort.
It is one of the most accessible ski resorts in the French Alps, located in the Northern Alps in the Haute Savoie region between Geneva, Chamonix Mont Blanc and les Portes du Soleil ski area, Morillon is within the Grand Massif ski area, one of the greatest ski domains in France, which includes the interlinked resorts of Samoen, Sixt, Les Carroz and Flaine, which have a total of 265 kms of groomed runs culminating at 2565m with views of Mont Blanc and the Aiguille Du Midi. It enjoys 1000 acres of traced slopes and 75 ski lifts and the longest blue run in France (14km). Importantly queuing at lifts is minimal, even at peak times, with perhaps the exception at the top of the DMC lift in Flaine.
Morillon in winter has a range of entertainments, such as torchlight processions, giant 'tartifleettes', the carnival, clowns and concerts. On the slopes there are many super mountain restaurants for all tastes. Parapending and balloon flights are available with the Grand Massif ski area. There are snow parks in Flaine. Ski School 200m.
Only 15 mins drive to the medieval village of Sameon (one of the prettiest alpine villages)
In summer, you will enjoy the surroundings mountains with spectacular waterfalls, glaciers and exceptional fauna and flora.
Morillon offers a convenient lake with several associated activities. You also have charming pastures accessible by chairlift and tracks ideal for mountain walking and biking.
How to get there
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FLIGHTS AND TRANSFER AT GENEVA AIRPORT
Transfer time from Geneva airport is only 70 minutes to the apartment. book your flights early for the best possible price, we have found Easyjet or jet2.(www.easyjet.co.uk or Jet2.com) to Geneva (Cointrin) airport to be the cheapest.
Should you wish to fly to Geneva and then hire a car we recommend Holiday Autos (www.holidayautos.co.uk) as they offer great prices(be careful of the extras which can be expensive so read the contract before signing). It's best to hire a car from the Swiss side of Geneva airport. Once you have pick up your car start following the sign posts France, this will take you to the French/Swiss boarders. After going through boarder control start following the signs for Chamonix on the A40 Motorway. Take the exit of the Motorway for Cluses. Follow signs to Samoens. After the Chatillon pass, follow signs to Morillon. It takes approximately 15 minutes from the motorway exit to Morillon. Once in Morillon pick up the sign post for Les Esserts, it will take 8 minutes to reach the MGM chalet which is located on the right hand side as you reach the resort next to the chair lift.
Other airports include Chambery airport which is 100km from the apartment. Grenoble airport is 170km away and Lyon (Satolas) airport is 180km away. There are very good motorway links from all of these airports.
Driving distance from Calais 837km (approx 9hrs)
From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Mâcon then ‘Autoroute Blanche’ Motorway (A40 Mâcon – Cluses) Exit Cluses Scionzier. Follow signs to Samoens. After the Chatillon pass, follow signs to Morillon.
TGV Paris - Geneva with a stop at Bellgarde. Journey time: 3 and a half hours.
TGV Direct from Paris to Cluses, journey time: 5 hours.
Taxis (meter or fixed rate)
Taxi du Grand Massif 0033 (0)4 50 34 90 90
Speedferries is a cheap and quick cross www.speedferries.com this take about 50 minutes and cost some where in the region of £50 for a car and five adults. This goes from Dover to Boulogne and you get to see lots of bunkers from the war.
For an alternative source of advice on how to drive from anywhere in Europe to the apartment www.mappy.com is a great website. Type in Place: Morillon, Postcode: 74440, Country: France in the Arrival Place boxes where requested. This will then give you detail on distances, times, maps and toll rates.
More information can be found through the following numbers. By Rail: Cluses 20km - Shuttle bus +33 450 98 07 81 or Taxi +33 450 34 90 90 www.giffre-transports.com - Cost is 27 € daytime/midweek and 35 € nights and w/e (for 1 to 4 people)
Activities near Grand Massif
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
28 Mar 2013
We stayed in this lovely apartment for our week's skiing in France and had a great time. The apartment represents good value as it is situated right by the lifts and we could almost ski to the... more
15 Apr 2012
We have been skiing in Morillon for the last 5 years and we keep returning because we love the area so much. Having stayed at this apartment for the last 2 years we now feel we have found the perfect accomodation and have already booked for next year. It is in a great location where you can ski in and ski out. The lifts are very close by and also the ski school meeting area. The apartment is so well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is a pleasure to spend the evening in and cook as it is beautifully furnished and so cosey with lots of finishing touches. The sherpa supermarket is a 5 minute walk away and is very well stocked. The boot warmer is a very welcome addition, it is so lovely to put dry warm ski boots on in the mornings. Plenty of hot water and very warm. The owners are always very helpful, informative and accommodating.
We are very much looking forward to next years trip.
12 Apr 2012
We stayed here for a week with two children (7 & 9) and the apartment and resort were perfect. Being on the ground floor, it was very quick and easy to unload the car then forget about it for the week, as Les Esserts has everything you need on the doorstep. A five minute walk to main lift, Sherpa (well stocked mini-market) just one minute away, plus a pub, bakery, restaurant and hire shops all just a few minutes walk. The apartment itself suits a family of four with all the essentials plus a boot warmer, and balcony with afternoon sun as a bonus. The locker in the basement is just 16 steps down (my children counted) so skis, helmets and snowboard could be stored and retrieved with no fuss.
We would definitely recommend and will be going back
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Pre Xmas||14 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|4 Jan 14||11 Jan 14||£ 600||£ 80||£ 90||3 Nights|
|11 Jan 14||8 Feb 14||£ 770||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Feb 14||15 Feb 14||£ 875||-||-||1 Week|
|Half Term||15 Feb 14||22 Feb 14||£ 1260||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Feb 14||15 Mar 14||£ 875||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Mar 14||4 Apr 14||£ 770||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||19 Apr 14||25 Apr 14||£ 650||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|Summer||28 Jun 14||30 Aug 14||£ 525||£ 70||£ 80||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Discount for EARLY BOOKING
Discounts available for two weeks or more.
Discount for REPEAT BOOKINGS
Prices are based on arrivals between these dates, and run from 4pm on day of arrival day to 10am on day of departure. Arrivals after 7pm may incur additional charges.
Prices include Meet and Greet service, supply of linen and towels and end of stay clean for Winter Season only.
Short breaks are available throughout the summer subject to availablility.Enquire now
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