Chalet de la Vanoise
Chalet | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 18
A charming and spacious ski in 3 star Gites de France chalet with exceptional views of Mont Blanc. In an ideal ski in location, only 150m from the piste and with private parking, we offer an ideal base for groups looking for a luxurious FULLY CATERED WINTER or SELF CATERED SUMMER holiday and are open all year round for B&B.
This is a homely gem in the mountains with great private and communal areas. We have four family suites all en-suite, a spacious lounge with surround sound cinema, wonderful sauna / hammam, great kids playroom, well stocked library and Wifi throughout.
In Winter, the chalet is fully serviced by your hosts - so you concentrate on the skiing and they will do the rest, ensuring your week in the alps is comfortable and enjoyable and that you have a holiday to remember.
We offer a varied hearty breakfast to set you up for a full day on the slopes. Once you have returned from an exhilarating and undoubtedly exhausting day carving up some of the finest pistes that France has to offer, you will be welcomed back with home-made afternoon tea, which includes a variety of excellent cakes, drinks and breads throughout the week - even on the staff day off.
Our evening meal, set over three courses, boasts a comforting balance of fine cuisine and homely cooking that is sure to suit all appetites. All prepared in house by our chef, who has several years' experience in her own catering company. The children's menu is all home-made, and high tea can be served early to suit kids' bed times and allow adults to relax and be pampered!
We also have a very reasonably priced new Wellness Centre / Spa only 5 minutes away - with exercise classes, pool, jacuzzi and treatments.
This is your holiday so we provide lots of extras so that you spend your time on the slopes.
- Ski passes here ready for your arrival with special priced Family Passes
- Discounted Ski rental - delivered and fitted in the chalet, so you relax while others are queuing!
- Overnight ski servicing - picked-up and returned in time for your first day on the slopes !
- English Speaking ski lessons can be booked for you. Qualified Ski guides also available.
- Picnics available on the slope.
- Full range of Massages and Treatments in house by a qualified visiting Masseuse/ Physio.
- A complimentary Taxi to a local Restaurant on staff night off and complimentary Genepi.
- Chalet Maid and host ' a votre service' during the week
- Luggage storage available on arrival & departure
Our price includes;
- Your own dedicated chalet hosts.
- Welcome drinks.
- Daily breakfast on 7 days
- Daily afternoon tea on 7 days.
- Three course evening meal on six nights.
- High tea (age 12 and under) on 6 nights
- Local Specialities during the week.
- Carefully selected wines.
- Fresh Eggs provided by our team of chickens.
- Local Taxe de Sejour - Tourist Tax
- Towels and Bath robes.
- Daily Cleaning and complimentary toiletries.
- A huge Smile.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chambery 70 km, Nearest railway: Landry 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (16), Double beds (5), Cots (3), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
A homely, well furnished and superbly equipped chalet with lovely large balconies and stunning views from all bedrooms.
The ski room is huge which allows for the home fitting service of skis and boots so you can relax while your skis are being fitted. For self catering groups, the kitchen is really well equipped with a large oven and all Savoyard Cooking " tools " so guests can organise their own raclettes and fondue nights.
English plugs in all the rooms mean no adaptors are necessary and IPOD docking stations in the bedrooms mean guests can also bring their own music. Hairdryers in all the bathrooms.
The surround sound stereo system in the lounge means any films can be watched in atmosphere with a selection of films on offer. A wide selection of books are also available in our library. WIFI is available throughout the building. Satellite TV as well as Xbox are available in the lounge and playroom.
The sauna is spacious and has a steam option. Massages are available in house and it is only a 5 minute walk to the New Espace Paradisio Wellness Centre. This is a great venue for skiers and non skiers alike.
|Further details outdoors|
We have our own Private Car Park right outside the chalet for up to 6 cars. There is a Sledging area for children in the rear garden and we provide sledges.
A Large private terrace with seating and BBQ is available in the summer months. We also have a Table Tennis Table and a Children's Playroom with games and table football.
We are open all year round and being situated on part of the famous GR5 we are in a great location for walkers and mountain bikers.
We also now have a Spa / Wellness Centre called Espace Paradisio which is open all year for exercise classes and treatments. The area is ideal for Cyclists and we have secure storage for bikes. We have safes for valuables.
The Chalet has been accredited with 3 stars by Gites de France and has been recognised as a family and baby friendly venue.
The chalet is run as a family home with even Chickens in the garden to provide you with Fresh Eggs ! We are on hand to answer all guests enquiries but also get involved as little or as much as guests require.
We are trying to make the building into a more environmentally friendly building with a Thermo-dynamic heat exchange Pump to heat the hot water, recycling bins and new insulation measures being taken. We ask all guests to respect the environment.
There is no reason to use the car during your stay with us ! There is a complimentary navette linking the 2 villages and lots of delivery services to the front door. Our aim is simple - your holiday is supposed to be a holiday. The only decision you should have to make each day is whether to ski in Les Arcs by going across the world-famous Vanoise Express or shooting off right to test some of the pistes in La Plagne......
The Rhone/French Alps region
The combined La Plagne & Les Arcs ski area, now known as the world famous 'Paradiski', offers enormous opportunities for skiers of all abilities - a truly enormous winter playground.
Montchavin is ideal for everyone, from Beginners who want to learn in a calm village environment, through to off-piste addicts who want to surf or ski the couloirs of the North Face.
Chalet de la Vanoise is in the Tarentaise Valley with stunning views over Mont Blanc, and being only 30 mins drive from Italy, this is a superb base for setting out to explore the area and even pop over or cycle over to Italy for the day.
Montchavin is a traditional farming village that is inhabitated all year round. It was linked into the La Plagne ski area in the 70s. Due to the growing popularity of the ski industry over the last 40 years, the Vanoise Express Telecabine was built which puts the charming village of Montchavin right at the heart of the Paradiski area, linking the 2 areas of Les Arcs and La Plagne. A huge Winter playground.
In addition to skiing (downhill and cross country) there are lots of winter activities; raquetting, husky sledging, ice climbing, bob-sleigh running on the Olympic run at La Plagne, ice skating and para gliding.
Combined with the help of the ski lifts in the summer, mountain bikers and walkers can easily access altitude and view the scenery up to 3000 metres. The chalet is ideally placed for both Mountain bikers and road cyclists with some of the world famous cols included in the Tour de France only a few kilometers away. The chalet is well set up for Cyclists with a workshop and a secure lock up.
The area is rich in thermal spas and has a variety of venues offering therapeutic treatments all year round. Montchavin has a new Wellness Centre and swimming pool which is open all year round. There is also a full programme of children's activities each week throughout the winter and summer months.
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6 Apr 2014
"Amazing place with off the planet food"
I stayed here for a week skiing with a mixed group of 10 of us. I drove there and parking at the chalet was no problem. The snow was not heavy this year and so it was not quite ski-in and ski-out, but… More
21 Feb 2014
La chalet, en plus d'être magnifique offre un confort rare dans les locations de ski! Il se trouve à quelques pas des pistes et les propriétaires sont particulièrement accueillants. Ils font … More
4 Feb 2014
"Best ski holiday ever!"
This was our 11th ski holiday and we (me + husband & teenage son) all agreed this was the best ski holiday we had been on. We got the 'snow train' direct from St Pancras almost to resort - w… More
31 Jan 2014
The staff and owners could not do enough to make sure we enjoyed the stay to the max. The accommodation is warm, welcoming and very comfortable. Sauna is spot on after a hard days skiing the incredibl… More
27 Oct 2013
"Perfectly located, awesome views."
Second time our family have stayed in this amazing chalet, we loved the location and chalet so much the first time round, that we stayed for two weeks this time. We went with friends this year and o… More
13 Apr 2013
This is really an excellent chalet - it's very spacious which makes a nice change compared with many ski chalets, beautifully designed and turned out, great big bedrooms, beautiful views, and rig… More
29 Mar 2013
"Super catered chalet"
A well positioned chalet very close to the slopes, with great views over the mountains.The building was very traditional, clean and homely, with a separate room for the children with x-box, dvd, etc -… More
19 Feb 2013
"Nice and confortable stay in Chalet de la Vanoise"
I stayed in the chalet with freinds and family and it is a really nice chalet, nice rooms, nice sauna, great views and spacious. Not luxoury, but really good standad, clean and cosy. And the 3 hosts w… More
15 Feb 2011
"The perfect ingredients for a fabulous Christmas in the snow"
Along with a group of friends and family, we decided to have a Christmas ski holiday and were so glad we chose Chalet de la Vanoise in the small Alpine village of Montchavin, part of the Paradiski ski… More
Many Thanks for all your lovely comments in our Guest Book as well as on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you are hoping to get back to see us another year ! Looking forward to seeing you again Lee Kevin and Family
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