“This was a wonderful place and we received the best support from the hosts. The chalet had every ammenity and felt very much like a home away from home. Very easy access to everything local. If you’re looking for a large ski chalet in Chamonix, this is highly recommended!”
Rare self-catered luxury with easy access to Chamonix centre and skiing
Low season: £5,000; Mid season: £6,000; Peak season: £9,900 on a self-catered basis.
Summer: £4,500 self-catered
The Les Houches end of the Chamonix valley is prettier and less challenging than up by Grand Montets or Le Tour, and this lovely ski chalet sits in a little hamlet just five minutes from Les Houches. It is also really close to the centre of town, making shopping and extensive après-ing very easy. A real gem.
This luxury Chamonix chalet is bright, spacious, contemporary, and put together with love. It is also extremely comfortable and has a real home from home feel — unsurprisingly, given that it is the operator’s home through the summer so is appointed with every possible creature comfort and amenity. It is also decorated not just to serve a purpose but with love and thought, and is beautifully stylish (the owner is an interiors photographer so loves all things interior!).
Chalet Sous les Bois has five large en suite bedrooms. They are all slightly different in style but all have baths and showers so there’s never any fighting over the best room! The chalet provides L’Occitane and Molton Brown toiletries, as well as all linen and towels, but they don’t provide slippers or dressing gowns.
The chalet is primarily a self-catered chalet, but they can hire in a professional chef if a client requires catering. You can discuss the menu with the chef to check it suits your requirements/tastes. The cost is approximately £3,300 for the week.
There is a seven-man hot tub and this luxury ski chalet will also be getting a barrel sauna for the garden for winter 2017/18.
Chalet Sous les Bois is very child-friendly. There is an extremely large living area, one side of which is dedicated to lounging in front of the fire or watching a film, the other side of which features a bar (with a beer keg), a pool table and a chill-out/reading area. There is also a big, safe garden away from any road and a private drive-way, plus piles of books and board games, a tv and dvd player, sunken trampoline in summer, high chairs, cots, toys for younger children, as well as the pool table for teenagers. This luxury chalet has lots of space so kids and adults can be together but not on top of each other.
The superb, enormous lounge, the beer keg, and the views of Mont Blanc.
The fact that an in-resort driver service is not included, but the ski bus stops close by or you can drive and park outside the chalet easily. A driving service can be arranged by the chalet at an additional cost, however, if you require it.
This Chamonix ski chalet is set in a little hamlet of picturesque chalets near Les Houches which are accessed via a private drive-way. It has stunning views of Mont Blanc, a large garden and is just five minutes’ drive from Chamonix town centre. There are a couple of bars within a few minutes’ walk and the ski bus stops just 600 meters from the chalet’s front door.
Transfers are not included in the price but the owner can help arrange transfers. The nearest airport is Gevena, which is just an hour away.