Chalet Rocky Mountain
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Chalet | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 15
This is an impressive, natural looking chalet constructed with chunky larch timbers which makes it look like it really belongs in the trees that surround it! It is located just above Les Houches village centre and is only a 5 minute walk to all the local shops, bars and the excellent 'Delice' restaurant. The Chambus also stops here which connects Les Houches to all the other resorts in the Chamonix Valley. The chalet is a 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the Bellevue cable car and the foot of the Kandahar piste.
Rocky Mountain has been lovingly created using recycled timber, Australian hardwood and sun bleached driftwood, natural materials that give it a unique rustic character. Original furnishings from all over the world complement the design of the chalet and create a tasteful and homely place to stay. There are lots of comfy sofas and beautiful curtains throughout the chalet. The large kitchen and dining room is fully equipped for preparing and sharing the most delicious dinners. It has a huge deck with beautiful views and a lovely wooden hot tub overlooking the forest. All in all, a very comfortable chalet but not too 'precious' so an ideal place for families and large groups of friends. If you are looking for a 'one off' chalet where you can feel totally relaxed, look no further!
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 90 km, Nearest railway: Les Houches 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 15|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms 1 & 2: doubles with external doors to garden.
Bedroom 3: double.
Bedroom 4: triple with 2 singles & bunk.
Bathrooms 1: bath with stand up shower + screen & basin.
Shower Room 1: walk in mosaic shower with changing area.
Shower Room 2: shower, basin and wc.
Laundry Area: washing machine and tumble dryer.
Lower Hallway: with spiral stair up to dining room.
Main Entrance: access up half flight steps, via exterior balcony.
Dining Room: hand made dining table with 100 year old 'prayer chair' dining chairs (seating for 13), Savoyard dresser, cd stereo, log fire, french door onto sun deck; breakfast bar separates kitchen from dining room.
Kitchen: custom made fitted kitchen, including double elec oven, 5 burner gas hob, microwave, twin fridges, dishwasher, built in butcher's cutting block.
Separate Living Room: comfy sofas, huge cushions, armchairs, wood burner, under floor heating, Wi-Fi, sat tv, dvd, cd stereo; french doors onto covered terrace with Hot Tub. Open tread stairs with rope handrails up to second floor.
Bedroom 5: double.
Bedrooms 6 & 7: twins.
Bathroom 2: corner bath with lovely mountain views, antique hand shower & basin.
SELF CATERING CHALET PRICES INCLUDE
7 nights self catered accommodation; electricity, heating, hot water and local tourist taxes. Does not include: towels and bed linen (can bring own or hire from us for £20 per person); final chalet clean (can do yourself or hire our cleaners for £150); 1 delivery of firewood (£40 for chalets with log fires). A credit card swipe will be required for security.
The Rhône-Alpes region
With its variation of individual resorts, the Chamonix Valley opens up an unrivalled choice of skiing for all abilities but is particularly suitable for intermediate and expert skiers with some of the most challenging runs in Europe. Even beginner skiers have the opportunity to ski in the high mountains, amidst scenery on a totally different scale to most other ski resorts, you normally only see that sort of scenery as a climber or mountaineer! The individual ski areas throughout the valley are not interlinked but the short drives between resorts actually add something to your holiday and enable you to fully appreciate this astoundingly beautiful area. A different point to start from each day, a different resort to ski each day and a different but always spectacular view of the Mont Blanc Massif.
During March and April, the Valley provides some of the best off piste skiing and boarding in the Alps. There is the world famous 'Vallée Blanche' to try, a 26km off piste descent from the 'Aiguille du Midi', or the exciting steep powder chutes and snow bowls at Flégère and Brévent. At Les Grands Montets there are some of the best black runs in the Alps and if you ski down from the top lift, (3300m), you drop a vertical distance of 2000m to the bottom of the valley. You can also ski down into Vallorcine and Switzerland from the gentler slopes of Le Tour, which is right at the end of the valley.
Some Extra Activities
Indoor Climbing Wall in Les Houches
Indoor & Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Chamonix & Les Houches
International Ice Hockey in Chamonix
Mer de Glace funicular Railway to glacier and ice caves
Aiguille de Midi - Highest Cable Car in Europe (3842m)
Aqua Centre with indoor pools, diving pool, slides and flumes.
30 mins drive to Italy & Switzerland.
Les Houches is the only village ski resort in the Chamonix Valley and has the most pisted runs of all the individual resorts in there. There are stunning views of Mont Blanc and its tumbling glaciers from all around the resort, including from the various mountain restaurants that make superb lunch spots. It is particularly suitable for beginners and intermediates and is very popular with families as it tends to be less busy than many of the other Chamonix resorts with fewer lift queues. It also has a superb choice of great value, flexible ski passes for all, an excellent local ski school and snow sure green runs at the top of both the Prarion and Bellevue lifts.
The nightlife in Les Houches has vastly improved in the last few years with a welcome injection of young entrepreneurs starting up cool bars and restaurants making it an even more attractive resort to base yourself in the Chamonix Valley. There are four main areas for shopping and nightlife, Le Prarion, La Bellevue, Le Centre and St-Antoine, which are all along the main road running through Les Houches.
The Bellevue area is a 5-10 minute walk from the Prarion where you will find the Bellevue Cable Car and just up the road, Cyprien Sports our long standing partner ski hire shop. You can also buy clothes, sunglasses and all sorts of mountain equipment here. There is a tobacconist and gift/card shop, a bakery, a crêperie and tea shop and a very good late night English run bar 'The Slalom' that shows all the televised SKY sporting events including Premiership & Champions League football & Six Nations rugby. The 'Basilic' restaurant offers a varied menu including local specialities while next door at the 'Pull Up' bar you can try flavoured rums and treat everyone to your favourite Karaoke classics!
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12 Dec 2014
"Great chalet - perfect for large groups and amazing views of the valley"
Rocky Mountain is a unique chalet - set in pretty surroundings in Les Houches . We loved the views from the kitchen - you can sit and watch the light change over the Chamonix Valley. The bedrooms are … More
20 Nov 2014
"Our fantastic holiday to France"
It all started when my mum and brother went out for the week so my dad suggested that we should go skiing. We stayed in this great chalet and had a wonderful holiday, i also managed to beat my dad do… More
16 Nov 2014
"This mountain chalet has it all.."
I adore Rocky Mountain. It has everything you imagine wanting from a classic mountain chalet. A warren of cosy bedrooms and bathrooms, the upper rooms have the most beautiful views.. even from in the … More
16 Nov 2014
"A wonderful chalet with great accommodation and food"
We stayed as a party of 12 very comfortably in this chalet. The food was plentiful and delicious with yummy cake when we got home from the slopes followed by hot tubs, games and excellent evening mea… More
16 Nov 2014
"A great ski holiday"
Rocky Mountain is one of my favourite chalets to stay in France, being so close to the famous Mont Blanc and with the relaxed feel of the French alps.Rocky Mountain in my eyes is a unique chalet that … More
15 Nov 2014
"Our amazing holiday"
This chalet is such a unique and magical place. If you love staying in places that are full of character and quirky that also have all the mod cons you could wish for then this is it. Fantastic loca… More
21 Jul 2014
"Beware - things are not as advertised and poor service"
We stayed at the Rocky Mountain chalet for 9 nights, as a group of 3 families with young children. After reading the other reviews and communicating with the owner, we thought that the chalet would be… More
We were very disappointed to receive such a poor review as most of our guests send us grateful emails after their holidays, particularly commenting on the excellent friendly service they receive. I would like to reassure any future guests that we run three chalets and this is our first bad review (please see properties no. 268726 & no. 268727 on this website). We have been running chalets for over 20 years and pride ourselves on our service but we can understand why in this instance the holiday maker felt that their expectations were not met. Unfortunately the boiler breaking down was not something that we foresaw and we did our best to get it repaired as soon as possible. It is a brand new top of the range boiler, so is not something we would expect to break down.
The guests discovered there was a fault with the boiler when they had no hot water on the Bank Holiday Monday, the fourth day of their holiday. We tried everything we could to find a plumber, our chalet managers even had a go at mending it themselves. Unfortunately this week coincided with the French Bastille Holiday Week and we just could not find any available plumbers. Our two regular plumbers were both on holiday and the other plumbers we tried to contact, via our network of local friends, were also either away or flat out. We finally found a plumber to visit on the Friday before the guests departed and he did manage to fix the problem. In the meantime, as soon as it became obvious that we may not be able to immediately fix the boiler, we arranged with our neighbour (who was away in Switzerland) to allow our guests to use her chalet so they could have some hot showers. We also asked our manager to buy the guests some champagne and arrange for a generous discount off their meal in a local restaurant 'The Jekyll' in Chamonix, where she also worked. We felt we kept the guests updated at all times, we were phoning and texting our managers and plumbers constantly, and I personally spoke to the guests several times to keep them informed of progress and returned any missed calls as we were also away on holiday. Our chalet managers, live right behind the chalet and are always on hand to ensure things run smoothly and resolve any issues as quickly as possible. We certainly do not take these things lightly.
The other couple of things mentioned were the barbeque and hot tub. The chalet has a barbeque built into the rockery off the deck by the hot tub at the rear of the chalet, which is in keeping with the chalet. Guests normally use free wood from our wood pile or they buy their own charcoal. I think in this case perhaps the guests were more used to using a gas barbeque. The hot tub was discovered to have a small leak but this was fixed after two days once we found out what the problem was. We realise that these issues compound together to make the guest feel let down but we must stress that this was not a 'trap' and in any way intentional. We are a small family business who have a very good reputation in the industry and take great pride in the quality of our chalets and holidays.
9 Apr 2014
"GREAT CHALET STAY"
We travelled to Rocky Mountain as a large group of family members and friends. The chalet was lovely, real rustic feel perfect for our group. The rooms upstairs are a little snug, you really need to b… More
14 May 2013
"Very Cool Place"
A really cool rustic looking modern chalet with tons of character. Has a huge big kitchen with enormous table where we had great breakfast each morning sharing stories about the skiing so far and wait… More
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