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Gorgeous, stylish hideaway in leafy Chamonix enclave
Low season: from €6,110 whole chalet catered; Mid: from €8,090; Peak: from €12,215; self-catered prices also available
Summer: from €4,200 to €6,870 per week on self-catered basis 

Sleeps: 6

Chalet Baby Bear dining table laid for breakfast
Chalet Baby Bear exterior shot in snow with hot tub
Chalet Baby Bear dining area
Chalet Baby Bear view across dining table out at snow-covered trees
Chalet Baby Bear wood-panelled bedroom with fur throw
Chalet Baby Bear kitchen with wooden cupboards and walls
Chalet Baby Bear chairs with alpine painting
Chalet Baby Bear living area with glass fireplace and leather sofas
Summer exterior of Chalet Baby Bear with hot tub
Chalet Baby Bear dining table laid for breakfastChalet Baby Bear exterior shot in snow with hot tubChalet Baby Bear dining areaChalet Baby Bear view across dining table out at snow-covered treesChalet Baby Bear wood-panelled bedroom with fur throwChalet Baby Bear kitchen with wooden cupboards and wallsChalet Baby Bear chairs with alpine paintingChalet Baby Bear living area with glass fireplace and leather sofasSummer exterior of Chalet Baby Bear with hot tub

Baby Bear is one of the loveliest smaller ski chalets I have stayed in. It is the adorable sister chalet to Amazon Creek and Baloo, sharing a leafy enclave just outside Chamonix with both of them.

It is the ideal hideaway chalet and is perfectly formed with gorgeous interior design plus a cosy wood burning stove.

Gorgeous, opulent, Alpine chic. Think skins and furs, designer chairs, lots of stained wood and leather, plus red rugs and cushions – red being the signature colour for all the chalets.

Baby Bear is small but it is a perfectly formed luxury ski chalet, with two en-suite bedrooms and a third with separate shower room. There are DVD players in each, plus individual controlled heating, while each is also beautifully designed, continuing the Alpine chic theme, and really spacious. New for winter 2015/16 is an extra basement level with the 3rd bedroom, a cinema room, sauna and kitchenette. Floorplan to follow for new level.

Floorplan 2 of Amazon Creek ski chalet
Floorplan 1 of Amazon Creek ski chalet

Baby Bear can be booked as a catered chalet or a self-catered chalet, so is very flexible. The self-catered offering includes a daily delivery of fresh breads and pastries, a welcome hamper pack with a bottle of Champagne, wine, cheese, charcuteries and other essentials. The catered option includes Champagne and canapés on arrival evening, plus a private chef to cook daily breakfast, afternoon tea and four-course evening meal on six nights including selected house wines, beer and soft drinks.

This ski chalet has a lovely private outdoor hot tub with views of the surrounding woods and a sauna.

The chalet works with a top nanny service so can arrange English-speaking nannies or even Russian-speaking if requested. The chalet is also kitted out with children’s DVDs and toys, as well as kiddie paraphernalia such as high chairs, cots and even kids’ cutlery. There are also PlayStations in the chalet, and lots of lovely nooks and crannies in the eaves of the building for children to hide away and play in.

The gorgeous sense of seclusion, being tucked away in your very own private mountain hideaway. 

The chalet is just on the Les Houches side of Chamonix so it is a little distance from the top end of the valley — Le Tour and Grands Montets. But it has in-resort transport which will whisk you to whichever ski area you would like.


This Chamonix chalet is located alongside its sister chalets in Les Bossons, a leafy little village on the Les Houches side of Chamonix, just five minutes’ drive from the town itself and five minutes from Les Houches by a winding back route. Mont Blanc looms so close you feel you could reach out and touch it.


Geneva is less than an hour away, and the chalet includes transfers with a private transfer company in the price.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Available Summer and Winter
  • Location: 5 minute drive from Chamonix town centre, 7 minutes to Les Houches and Brevent, 15 minutes from Les Grands Montets and 20 minutes from Le Tour
  • Jacuzzi hot-tub
  • Mont Blanc View
  • Wifi
  • Bootwarmers
  • Log Fire
  • Parking
  • Sunday changeover

There is Sky on the main TV in the living area, iPod docking stations in bedrooms as well as plasma TVs and DVD players. All ski stuff, from passes to ski school, can be arranged in advance and beauty treatments can be laid on. Branded rugged-chic Defenders are used to drive you around the resort too – far more stylish than the usual VW Caravelles.


Mix up the catering, opting for a casual kitchen supper or gourmet supper on some nights and a meal in town in one of Chamonix’ fantastic restaurants on others.


“To all at Baby Bear, many thanks for making our weekend break a very special one. We had an amazing time and have enjoyed your beautiful chalet very much. Thank you Thank you Thank you.”

“To everyone at Baby Bear — What a wonderful holiday!  We have had a fantastic five days in your beautiful chalet. Everything was just perfect, from the breakfast pastries to the champagne on arrival, gorgeous bedrooms and brilliant hot tub. Thank you for a relaxing holiday!”

“Dear Baby Bear, Thank you so much for a wonderful week!  We will miss you very much. With very best wishes.”


If you would like to make an enquiry or a booking of this Chamonix 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.

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