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Hugely stylish, spacious ski chalet near best mountain in valley
Low season: from €19,950 whole chalet; Mid: from €20,950; Peak: from €47,500

Argentière, Chamonix
Sleeps: 16-20

Chalet Bouji Lodge 1
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Bouji Lodge Bedroom With French Doors Open Onto Balcony
Bouji Lodge Dining Area
Bouji Lodge Two-way Fireplace
Bouji Lodge Double Room With Goat Picture
Bouji Lodge Kids Room From Different Angle
Bouji Lodge Kids Room With Bunks
Bouji Lodge Living Area
Bouji Lodge Master Bedroom From Angle
Bout Lodge Master Bedroom With Giant Photo Of Eskimo
Bouji Lodge Outdoor Hot Tub And Terrace
Bouji Lodge View From Dining Area
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Bouji Lodge is a big, fabulous and fantastically located ski chalet in the heart of the old village of Argentière in the Chamonix valley – just minutes from the best mountain in the valley, Les Grands Montets.

As such it is a superb chalet for large groups of serious skiers, but Chamonix has skiing for all levels so it is perfect for big mixed ability groups too.

It is also immensely stylish and comfortable, with sumptuous decor, hugely comfy rooms, and top-notch food and drink top-notch. A seriously excellent chalet.

The building is a former school house, then it was a restaurant and then a ski chalet, and it feels modern and super stylish — a great space for big groups and families. It is sumptuously decorated throughout, with a decidedly contemporary twist. There are dramatic photos and artwork on the walls, tailor-made sofas and designer lighting  in the main living space which is arranged on one side of a central, arty fireplace, with a muted, tastefully designed dining area on the other side.

Fake cowhide walls combine with pop art in each of the rooms. The second floor master suite is the best to grab, with loads of wooden beams, fur throws and beautiful views of Mont Blanc. Some have flatscreen TVs with Sky TV and DVD player, but not all. Plentiful Bamford toiletries are supplied throughout.

Bouji Lodge is a groovily flexible catered ski chalet. They do not insist you buy into a fully laid-on professional chef experience for the entire run of your stay. If you want a four-course feast, it’s there; if you want to dine out, it can be arranged; if you want to rustle something up yourselves – for just one night or for every night of your stay – they are happy to stock the fridge and hand over the keys. That said, most guests opt for the fully laid-on VIP half board, and the food is first class.

I sampled perfectly prepared roast figs with Aosta ham and mozzarella, followed by confit duck with pomme purée and warm pickled red cabbage, with a fine pear and apple tarte tatin to finish. As for wine, the chalet works with a sommelier at the beginning of the season to pick out some excellent house wines but it also lays on a selection of more exciting ones that cost extra. Veuve Clicquot is the house champagne, with the option of spending up on other champagnes such as vintage Krug.

This luxury ski chalet has a small treatment room in the basement complete with sauna. Treatments include anything from a shiatsu massage to a manicure or pedicure. There is also an outdoor hot tub on the small terrace.

The beautiful couple who operate the chalet (both used to be models) have three young children, hence they are quite sensitised to all the possible needs of parents. Baby monitors, security gates, sterilising equipment, you name it, can all be provided, including even a wooden cot if parents prefer that to a travel cot. Spare bedrooms can be turned into playrooms for little ones, plus excellent nannies and babysitters can be raised or even chalet staff can wade in and help with escorting children to and from ski school.

The handy location and the sumptuous feel throughout. 

There are no views from the hot tub, which is enclosed but at least totally private. Some of the rooms are not enormous either, but they are perfectly reasonably sized doubles.

LOCATION

This Chamonix chalet is located right in the heart of the old part of Argentière up the valley from Chamonix and near the fantastic Grands Montets ski area. It is not ski-in ski-out, but it is just about walkable to the Grands Montets lift station and there is transport laid on all day and night. All the restaurants and bars and après joints of Argentière are also within handy staggering distance.

GETTING THERE

Transfers can be arranged from the nearest airport, which is Geneva. Many guests arrive by private jet at Sion, and pick-ups can be arranged from there too, or either Geneva, Martigny or Annecy train stations. Sometimes transfers are included, sometimes not – depending on the package you arrange with the chalet.

AT A GLANCE
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Available Summer and Winter
  • Location: 5-10 minutes’ walk from the Grands Montets, with the bars and restaurants of Argentière within 5 minutes’ walk
  • Jacuzzi hot-tub
  • Flat screen TV
  • Wifi
  • Bootwarmers
  • Log Fire
  • Parking available nearby
  • Saturday or Sunday changeover; also midweek occasionally in summer or outside peak season
EXTRAS

Wifi throughout, plus big flat screen TV with Sky, satellite TV & DVD player in the main living space. Nintendo Wii and PS2 too.

MY TOP TIP

Don’t miss a lively, boots-on-tables après-ski session at Argentière’s Savoy Bar, just five minutes away. And make sure you sample all the chalet’s house wines — there really is a top selection from all corners of the world.

GUESTBOOK

“A perfect blend of good service without being intrusive. We were made to feel very at home and completely chilled. A fabulous chalet.”

“We have had the most fantastic feedback from the event… You are total stars! Thank you so much for all your hard work and making this event such a success, it really is such a relief doing ski events with you.”

“We just wanted to say a BIG thank you for a wonderful weekend. Everything was perfect and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves thanks to your (and the rest of the gang’s) superb organisation. The chalet, instructors, club/bars were spot on.”

ENQUIRIES

If you would like to make an enquiry or a booking of this luxury ski chalet, please telephone –  +44 (0)7772 853996 or click here to send me a message.

Remember, I have visited all the chalets we feature so can give you totally unbiased, independent advice on all of them. The prices I quote are also the list prices quoted by the chalets themselves, so there is no advantage in going to the chalets direct.