Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This superb, chalet apartment is situated in Les Carroz, France, which is only an hour from Geneva. It is situated within the Grand Massif ski area which boasts the best snow record of any non-glacial ski resort in the world.
The apartment has been finished to a very high specification with excellent use of timber and stone. The chalet has a very large grassed area to the front, ideal for sunbathing, snow ball fights or simply relaxing surrounded by magnificent scenery. Chalet Les Trappeurs is situated in a peaceful location, opposite a wooded area and the leisure complex, with the village centre just a ten minute stroll away. This traditional village contains a range of Alpine shops, pleasant pavement cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and the famous weekly farmers market. From the balcony of the apartment there are wonderful views of the ski slopes, the surrounding mountains and forests, and the village of Les Carroz.
This bright, three-bedroomed apartment is located on the ground floor where you will also find a private ski locker. An excellent free shuttle bus, which stops on your doorstep, will take you into the centre or to the new high speed telecabine and ski-lifts which are a 3-4 minute ride away.
Les Carroz is a year round location offering plenty of activities during each season. The newly completed Leisure Centre which is a few steps from your doorstep now includes an indoor spa pool as well as outdoor swimming pools, tennis, archery and a tree rope adventure park making this apartment an ideal location for a winter or summer breaks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 50 km, Nearest railway: Cluses 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (8), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The interior of this MGM apartment was completed in 2004 and is well-equipped, attractive and atmospheric.
The well-planned lounge has comfortable seating and dining areas and a fitted kitchen area. It is decorated and furnished to a high standard and is equipped with a TV , DVD and a CD player. Patio doors lead to the balcony with table and outdoor seating. From there you will enjoy the wonderful views across the valley of the ski slopes, mountains and forests.
The well-equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, full sized oven, microwave, a four ring halogen hob and a full range of kitchenware.
Bedroom one is situated at the front of the building and has an en suite with shower, basin, heated towel rail and vanity unit. Bedroom two has twin beds and bedroom 3 has 2 sets of bunk beds (bunk beds available from 27th March 2010 otherwise there are twin beds). All 3 bedrooms have built in wardrobes and are well furnished.
The bathroom has a bath with shower, a heated towel rail, and a vanity cupboard.
Ski locker: A secure ski locker is located on the same floor.
|Further details outdoors|
Shared private parking allowing direct access to the apartment.
In winter, there is alpine skiing and snowboarding for all levels and abilities on 134 pistes - 13 green, 41 blue, 56 red and 15 black -covering 265 km, the highest point being 2500 m. There is a jam park for snowboarders. Also available: cross country and telemark skiing, moguls, ski touring, snow shoeing, snow mobiling, ice-skating and dog-sledding, glacier hiking.
Conveniently located just 150 metres from the apartment is the leisure complex which is open from mid-June to end of August. This sports centre has an outdoor heated swimming pool (plus a child's pool and a paddling pool), changing / shower facilities, and a restaurant / bar. Located here also are excellent facilities for the following activities: Beach Volleyball, Tennis, Archery, Crazy-Golf, Skateboarding, Mountain biking (VTT). There is also a delightful grassed area near the leisure complex for relaxing and picnics.
In keeping with Les Carroz's family friendly tradition, there is a creche (La Souris Verte) and a children's club (Les Petits Futés or Club de Loupiots).
In summer, Les Carroz offers a wide range of activities to rival those in winter: mountain climbing, tennis, white-water rafting, mountain-biking, fishing, horse and pony riding at the nearby village riding school, archery, canyoning, paragliding, hot-air ballooning, hydrospeed, mini golf. There is a full 18 hole golf course at nearby Flaine. Other activities that can be sourced locally or in the immediate area include quad-biking, potholing and helicopter rides.
Walkers of all abilities will find much to interest them and enjoy, as 200 km of marked paths all over the Grand Massif area await exploration. These walks range from gentle gradients for those who wish to amble through alpine meadows and forests, to invigorating climbs and rugged terrain for the more active amongst us. Guests can also enjoy a number of excellent walks which depart from the area immediately adjacent to the apartment.
It is likely that your own transport will enhance your holiday in summer.
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Rhone area offers everything the holidaymaker could want; from a huge range of winter sports activities as well as golf, hiking, climbing, fishing, canoeing and water sports on the mighty Rhone itself, to the busy city of Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital. To the east the Alps offer some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Europe and some of the world’s most prestigious ski resorts including Chamonix and Meribel.
In the Haute-Savoie region, do not miss the colourful weekly markets with their wonderful range of local produce.
Situated in the heart of the Haute-Savoie, one of the most scenic areas in the French Alps, Les Carroz has an excellent snow record due to its close proximity to Mont Blanc. A traditional French Alpine village, Les Carroz is one of five linked resorts which make up the huge Grand massif ski area. The other linked resorts include Samoens, Morillon, Sixt and Flaine. - The latter boasts the best snow record of any non-glacial ski resort in the world. There is an abundance of high quality skiing right on your doorstep with 265 km of pistes on offer making this area the 3rd largest resort in France.
There are a range of activities throughout summer and winter in Les Carroz, however, if you do wish to explore there are a number of highlights within an hours drive away including:
*Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi Cable Car (3842m) - One of the highest cable cars in the world, in two sections, it will take you on a spectacular aeriel voyage, up to Aiguille du Midi surrounded by would famous summits, forever linked to mountaineering firsts. The views over Mont Blanc and the Alps are truly stunning.
*Annecy - one of the most beautiful makes of Europe. The old town is a must for shops, restaurants and historic entertainment also know as the Venice of the Alps.
*Trip to Italy - try a trip to Aoste Valley, through Mont Blanc tunnel to try out the local markets where you can pikc up specialities at a very reasonable price.
*Trip to Switzerland - a popular day trip is a scenic train ride over the border to Switzerland. In Martigny visit the Pierre Gianadda Foundation or visit the little Swiss village of Chatelard. Also within one hours drive are Geneva and Evian les Bains which should not be missed.
Les Carroz is less than one hour from Geneva, was established in 1936 and is one of the oldest traditional ski resorts in the Alps. Les Carroz enjoys a sunny location and is a family friendly, charming, authentic village which, due to its resident population, remains open all round.
Village life in Les Carroz centres around the village square where there are a range of interesting shops, pleasant pavement cafes, and the colourful weekly market offering a wonderful range of local produce (every Tuesday). Les Carroz has the charm of a traditional alpine village combined with all modern amenities. The resort is an ideal family location with restaurants and bars for all tastes, shops, crèche facilities, choice of ski schools and numerous activities.
In the winter, the Grand Massif is a skiers' paradise offering some of the best high altitude skiing in Europe and 265km of skiing. As one of five linked resorts, including Flaine, Samoens, Morillon and Sixt, Les Carroz is suitable for all levels, from easy greens for the newest beginner and children to the most challenging blacks and an abundance of off piste for the experienced skier.
In summer, this is a wonderful place for walkers and mountain bikers as it has hundreds of kilometres of marked paths in the valleys and foothills giving endless opportunities for exploring the high mountains. The sports complex with tennis courts and archery, three swimming pools and other facilities is situated directly opposite the apartment. In addition Lake Annecy offers every sort of water based activity in one of Europe's most beautiful settings.
Eating Out: There is a good range of restaurants in Les Carroz offering fine modern French cuisine, traditional Savoyard cooking and very good pizza. Night-life: As this is a family friendly resort, night life is low key and centres around a number of atmospheric bars, a dance club and a 2 screen cinema which shows English language films as well as French during high season.
Hot Air Ballooning: Every February a magnificent hot air balloon festival is held in Les Carroz.
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18 Feb 2014
"Lovely apartment, perfect for our stay.."
I stayed here with my 2 brothers for a 3 day ski trip in Les Carroz/Flaine. We have stayed a few times in Les Carroz but it was the first time at this apartment. Lisa was a pleasure to deal with when booking and overall the apartment is lovely.
Parking is very easy right next to the front door and the apartment itself is on the ground floor. It was nice and warm when we arrived and had everything we required. Cooker, oven and fridge were spotless and it has a lovely dining table in the kitchen area. The bedrooms are fine, sofa in lounge area very comfortable and there is a tv with large selection of DVDs (although we didnt put tv on at all). There is also wifi and this worked well.
It is only a short walk to the town, around 10 mins but very flat and easy and a nice thing to do. The balcony has a nice view if the mountains along from les Carroz and you can watch the shadows rise up these as the sun sets.
Skking is great, bus can take you to the Telecabin in Les Carroz although as we had a car we drove to Les Molliets and Vernant for a more leisurely start each day.
Overall I would recommend a stay at Les Trappeurs, a very nice, comfortable and clean apartment that we very much enjoyed using.
21 Jan 2014
"The apartment was quality."
The apartment was clean and spacious.,excellent kitchen ware made entertaining pleasurable. The apartment had excellent views and was very warm,,drying ski wear was not an issue. The free ski bus stops approx 100 steps from the apartment. The boot room is literally next door, so no time wasted collecting and dropping off equipment. We had an excellent stay and would definitely return. We have stayed in 4 similar apartments in the same area and this one was the best.
8 Jan 2014
"Great apartment/location in a good family resort within a large ski area"
Lovely apartment seconds from ski bus stop and only a ten minute walk into town. Nice and warm with plenty of hot water. We were a family of 5 so we felt the accommodation was plenty big enough for us but I would struggle filling it to its capacity of 10 with only 1 toilet. Lisa was very helpful answering all our questions before we went and the key transfer and support from the agent on site all went smoothly. Would highly recommend for families looking to keep costs down by self catering.
1 Nov 2013
"A fantastic break with wife and baby"
This was our second stay at Les Trappeurs only this time it was with our 8 month old daughter, and I have to say that we couldn't have wished for a nicer holiday. The weather was warm and sunny a… More
25 Jan 2013
"Great for a family or friends ski break"
This was an ideal property for our lads ski weekend. Just the right size, even though we were eight adults (though an extra toilet would have been an advantage). Do not be put off by the seemingly remote location. The apartments are situated at the terminus of the very frequent ski bus, which takes you directly to the ski lifts.
12 Jan 2013
"Perfect for a family ski holiday"
We stayed in Chalet Les Trappeurs for a family ski holiday over Christmas. The chalet surpassed all expectations, with plenty of space and all the necessary amenities (including games etc) to cater for a large group.
Perfectly situated on the edge of Les Carroz and literally a 20 second walk from the bus stop (to catch the free (and regular) ski bus to the slopes), the chalet enjoys good views of the surrounding mountains from a large balcony.
The town of Les Carroz itself was also something of a discovery, with plenty of options for eating out / going for a drink. The free ski buses circle the town very regularly making it easy to get to and from the slopes at any time of day. The Les Carroz pistes - as part of the larger Grand Massif range - offer great variety and choice of daily route for the intrepid skier - but also have plenty of runs to cater for beginners/intermediate skiers.
To conclude, a superb chalet situated in a picturesque town, with plenty to do - and just 50 minutes from Geneva airport. Highly recommended!
6 Nov 2012
"Perfectly located, modern, warm and very spacious apartment set in Les Carroz a busy ski/mountain resort"
We thoroughly had a wonderful family break away. The chalet apartment was very spacious with 3 double bedrooms, one of which had 2 double bunk beds which our kids loved. It was very modern with a spacious living space consisting of a fitted kitchen with a dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge etc, excellent sized dining table and a cosy living room area with TV, loads of DVD's, traditional games and a playstation - enough to keep everyone happy. The apartment was quick to warm up and the showers and bath were amazing with loads of boiling water. All bedding and towels are provided.
It had just snowed when we arrived at Les Carroz so we were able to see what the resort was like with snow and our kids couldn't wait to go sledging and build a snowman. The apartment is a 2 minute walk from the free bus stop into town which runs during the winter season although the main town square is only a 15 minute walk anyway. Just down the road from the apartment there are tennis courts, BMX ramps, basketball courts and they are just finishing a very modern indoor swimming pool due to be opened this winter and 3 more impressive outdoor pools ready for the summer and this is not to mention that you are constantly surrounded by stunning views. They are many mountain trails for biking, horseriding or simply for walking and enjoying.
The tourist board are fantastic and offer advice for all restaurants, activities and events which are going on for all ages. We never realised that Les Carroz is only an hour away from Italy and we went on a day trip through the extremely long Monte Blanc Tunnel (48 euro toll return trip) through to Courtmayeur it was a wonderful day trip and kids couldn't believe they had arrived in Switzerland, crossed into France and then went to Italy for the day. Les Carroz offers lots of bars, shops and restaurants plenty to keep the whole family happy.
We had a wonderful break and would happily go back at any time of the year as we realised that each season offers different activities and lots of things to do.
6 Sep 2012
"We had a very enjoyable stay at your Les Trappeurs Chalet."
Nice setting. Clean. Good communication with owner. And the owner was honest & reliable. I was there with my wife and two children + my sister and her two children= total 3 adults and 4 children. We enjoyed our stay very much.
I would like to spend my holidays staying at that Les Trappeurs chalet again.
Notwithstanding the fact that in the bunk beds room the window could be opened only by a few inches (which is a problem only in the summer heat) our children had a great time in that room, because it was so exciting for them to be all together, in bunk beds, so they could chat together, with no parents around. The mattresses and bed bases & duvets were great quality. I don't know about wi-fi & internet as we did not feel like using it.
25 Feb 2012
"Great accommodation, very comfortable & well equipped."
We have just returned from a brilliant holiday in Les Trappeurs, the apartment is lovley, it is well equipped and very comfortable. The free bus to the village & telecabine runs very regularly right outside & is only a short journey.
21 Dec 2011
"Fabulous location and incredibly homely"
We were absolutely blown away our recent stay at Les Trappeurs . The chalet itself is very spacious, clean and very well presented with an amazing view and well within walking distance from the quaint… More
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