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Chalet Bartavelle

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 34 reviews

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Ski Chalet | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Chalet Bartavelle is a charming private chalet run by owners, Jerry and Bettina Mant. We pride ourselves on offering gourmet food and exceptional service. It is our aim to make your holiday with us the most relaxing you have ever had by doing all the running around for you, so the only things you have to do is to ski and eat all the lovely food!


With an owner, who is a professional, ex west-end chef, it surely comes as no surprise that we consider good food to be of the utmost importance to your holiday experience. Jerry has been a chef for over 20 years, he emphasises the use of good fresh ingredients, to promote great flavours that complement each other. You can truly look forward to one of his superbly prepared meals.

Jerry is experienced in catering for all dietary requirements and prides himself on offering delicious imaginative dishes for all his guests, whether it is for children, vegetarians, celiacs, dairy free diets or any other special requirements.


Our chalet has a warm, welcoming feel. Originally a barn, it was converted into a chalet in 1974 and was re-renovated in 2002 and again in the last two years, to a high standard giving it a blend of old charm and modern comforts. The chalet has a large living/dining room with a log fire and comfy chairs, in which to relax after a long day on the mountain. It comprises 3 double bedrooms a twin room, a twin bedded mezzanine and 3 bathrooms. The views from the living room, balcony and bedrooms are truly amazing, looking down over the valley and up at the mountains.


There is a red run behind the chalet on which you can ski back (conditions permitting). We have a heated ski boot room with boot warmers, ideal for drying your boots and outdoor clothes and for storing skis and prams. For summer our chalet has a balcony on one side of the house and a large terrace with garden furniture and a bbq and beautiful views on the other. In summer the ski boot room is ideal for storing bikes, golf bags and prams.


To make your holiday as relaxed as possible we will be happy to help you organise your airport transfers, lift passes, ski/boarding hire and lessons, nanny and/or crèche services or anything else you may require during your holiday. Please also note that we offer a daily transfer to the main lifts in Meribel and a pick up in the afternoon, so you don't have to lug your equipment around. To make your life easier, your hired skis and boards can be delivered and fitted at the chalet.


Open winter and summer.

The chalet sleeps up to 10 guests but the basic chalet rental is for 8 people with a small supplement for person 9 and 10 when applicable. Please contact us if your group is smaller than 8 as we can sometimes work something out for you.

No smoking.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 800 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 169 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property
General CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

We can provide a travel cot, changing mat, buggy and highchair.

Further details outdoors

Ski back on on a blue run. We offer a daily transfer to the lifts and a pick up in the afternoon but you can also ski back to the chalet (conditions permitting) and there is an easy bus connection to the centre of town too.

The chalet has a balcony and a garden, both with wonderful views. In the summer you can enjoy lunch (as an optional extra) or afternoon tea outside.

About this location

The Rhône-Alpes region

Chalet Bartavelle is located in the small hamlet of Le Cruet, close to Méribel, in the heart of the Three Valleys.

This area of the French Alps is ideal for skiing and snowboarding holidays. The Three Valleys, consisting of Méribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens, is the largest ski area in the world and it offers fantastic skiing and snowboarding facilities for all levels. The Three Valleys have over 600 kilometres of pistes and more than 200 ski lifts and you will find enough black, red, blue or green ski runs to satisfy you, whatever your need. For those seeking a powder challenge, there is endless off-piste skiing and snowboarding in Méribel too.


Méribel boasts a wide range of activities other than skiing. There is a sports centre built for the 1992 Olympics with an ice-skating rink, heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and bowling alley. A Cinema, numerous shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs combine to make up the superior facilities of Méribel.

Le Cruet is a typically rustic French hamlet. The chalets in Le Cruet all have individual character, giving the hamlet a unique feel.

Le Cruet has the advantage of being only 5 minutes drive from lively Méribel, with its many activities and night life and being even closer to the small village of Les Allues, with its local shops and restaurants. Le Cruet itself is peaceful; the perfect place to relax and enjoy the amazing views.

In the mornings we will take you up to the lifts in Méribel and pick you up again in the afternoon. In good conditions it is possible to ski to the door. There is also a bus service, which runs between Meribel and le Cruet, in case you should want to come back early one day. Should you want to go out in Méribel after dinner, we will be happy to take you up there and make sure you have details of taxis to get back home again.


Summer in Méribel is something everyone should experience at least once. The scenery is beautiful, with numerous sporting activities for the energetic, such as walking, hiking, mountain biking, white-water rafting, parapenting, tennis, horse riding and much more.

If you like your holidays more relaxed, why not come and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings and fill your days with gentle walks and lunches in Méribel, Les Allues or in our garden. You could also swim in in- or outdoor pools and perhaps take a daytrip to the historic and beautiful town of Annecy with its nearby lake.

For the golf enthusiast, there is the Méribel 18 hole golf course, described by Peter Allis, as one of the best golf courses in the Alps.

Why not come and stay with us in the beautiful hamlet of le Cruet, the perfect setting for unwinding in a proper French village. We will be happy to help you organise the holiday to suit you, whether you want to relax or fancy an action packed sporting holiday.

We offer a number of options to suit your needs. You can choose our fully catered option, where we will provide all your meals (excluding lunch), so there is no need to worry about shopping for breakfast or dinner or spend your energy cooking. Jerry will put together a delicious, light, summer menu for you and as an optional extra, he can prepare you a fantastic picnic, to take with you for your day’s activities, so you don't even have to worry about lunch. Alternatively you can choose self catered or bed and breakfast. On both of these options you can order a 3 course gourmet dinner with wine, giving at least 24 hours notice).

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22 Jan 2015



Just back from another perfect stay at Jerry and Bettina's. Chalet Bartavelle really is paradise. Fantastic hosts who always smile even when bombarded with requests from all the family. Glorio… More

14 Jan 2015


"Exceptional stay at Bartavelle"

We chose to stay at Bartavelle based on what we had read on Tripadvisor, and none of the amazing comments could prepare us for how fantastic our stay there really was. Jerry and Bettina were so helpfu… More

5 Jan 2015


"Fantastic end of season ski trip"

The opportunity to come out in April for a sneaky holiday for just my husband and myself was too good to miss. We are long standing devotees of all that Jerry and Bettina provide at Chalet Bartavelle… More

28 Dec 2014


"Christmas to remember"

Just back from a wonderful Christmas with family.I love skiing but even lack of snow couldn't spoil a lovely break in a lovely location.The food is to die for and the chalet is comfy and invitin… More

23 Apr 2014


"Wonderful Experience!"

We stayed in April 2014 and had a wonderful time at Chalet Bartavelle. In preparation for our holiday Bettina was excellent at sorting out our ski hire, lessons etc and she even telephoned us in the … More

Thank you for your kind review it was lovely to have you to stay. I just wanted to respond to your comment about sofas in case you ever wanted to come back as a larger group. As you know we have 2 large 3 seater sofas and 2 very comfortable armchairs in the living room as well as 2 extra poufs for overflow so we do have enough soft seating for everyone and we have often had 8 and even 10 adults staying with no problem at all. In addition there is of course also the sofa and armchair + wicker rocking chairs in the downstairs tv lounge for the kiddies (or the adults). I do hope that you found your stay with us pleasant and comfortable and we hope to have you back for another stay soon. Best regards Bettina and Jerry

23 Apr 2014


"A Recommended Return"

It is hard to identify the best element of a stay at Chalet Bartavelle. Whether it's the beautiful setting and aspect of the property, the attentiveness and bonhomie of host and owner Jerry or th… More

6 Apr 2014


"Couldn't have asked for a better experience!"

We stayed at Chalet Bartavelle for 1 week this March, and believe me, this is a true gem! Jerry and Bettina have managed to combine outstanding food with attentive service to produce a genuinely uniqu… More

7 Feb 2014


"Another triumph!"

Our 6th stay at Chalet Bartavelle which says it all really. A truly relaxing holiday (apart from the skiing!), with Jerry and Bettina providing a real home from home. Jerry's cooking was divine a… More

7 Feb 2014


"Aussies venture forth to Chalet Bartavelle"

For Aussies who started skiing in Perisher, then ventured forth to skiing USA and Canada, we had no experience of staying in a French Chalet which included their own Chef and Driver!! Such decadence! … More

Just thought we would let people know that the TV downstairs is now 32 inch, so a lot larger, plus with apple TV guests will have access to Netflix. You are right it was too small, its not until you change that you sometimes realise that something is wrong, thank you. We also now have Laundry facilities for guest now.

27 Jan 2014


"Amazing, best chalet holiday ever"

We were spoilt from the moment we arrived. Delicious cakes, canapes, champagne 3 course dinner, this was a fine dining experience with a little bit of skiing ! Jerry is an amazing chef and nothing was… More

Review 1-10 of 34

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