The View is new but the team running it have garnered much praise at previous chalets.
"Amazing hosts... The food was spectacular and nothing was too much trouble. This is how to run a chalet and I cannot recommend enough."
Bespoke luxury with stunning views of Morzine
Low season: €11,830; Mid: €13,650; Peak: €20,930 fully catered whole chalet only
Morzine, Portes du Soleil
Morzine is one of my favourite resorts and The View is a beautiful new addition to my collection of luxury ski chalets there. It has been a very personal project, overseen by a lovely couple who had the chalet built from scratch to their own specifications and who used an up-and-coming interior designer to create their dream space. The result is a chalet which has extraordinary attention to detail and which feels very special.
The View is a brand new chalet, built in 2017, so it is super contemporary. It has a stunning finish from young new British interior designer Louise Leighton who has created a superb open-plan living space with luxurious, plentiful dove-grey sofas and checky foot stools. All is muted and infinitely tasteful, and there is a real feeling of space in the main living area.
There are five rooms, all en-suite. One has a bath/shower, the rest have just showers, and most bathrooms feature huge black and white shots of snowy scenes or Morzine logos on the walls. There are two rooms that are family rooms: La Mornaz is the master bedroom and is very large and has two single extra beds in it, while La Pas has a lovely mezzanine in the roof space with two extra single beds. Complimentary REN products, slippers and bathrobes are supplied.
The food offering at this fully catered chalet nicely combines healthy with indulgent, with a huge emphasis on using ingredients that are locally sourced, free range and seasonal. The chalet makes almost all their dishes from scratch, including everything from stocks to sauces and ice creams.
The team also won ‘Favourite Food in Morzine’ for three years running at the Morzine Source awards, so the catering really comes highly recommended!
Breakfast always includes a hot option such as smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, as well as fresh pastries, fruit, yogurts and smoothies, and afternoon tea is a mini-feast of, for example, millionaire’s shortbread or cheese scones plus hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows, and even vin chaud.
Dinner might kick off with Bloody Mary shots with garlic prawns as a pre-dinner canapé, followed by tartiflette tatin with Reblochon ice cream and prosciutto shard or pomegranate-glazed duck breast with creamy polenta and spinach. Pud could be blackberry, apple and spiced pear hazlenut pavlova with sweet chestnut cream, all finished off with Beaufort cheese and biscuits.
All the wines to accompany this excellent food have been carefully selected by a food and wine consultant, and the house wines are a cut above the usual.
The View has an outdoor hot tub. Massage and beauty treatments can also be organized but there is no separate treatment room – guests use their own bedrooms.
This luxury ski chalet really welcomes children with open arms. They have a cinema room, Wii, board games and Netflix for everyone to enjoy.
The stunning views of Morzine and the knock-out food and wine.
The lack of a sauna, but that is being really picky!
This luxury ski chalet is tucked away in Montriond, a quiet hamlet overlooking Morzine. It is just a six-min drive from the Ardent telecabine and an excellent on-call private chauffeur service is provided to take guests wherever they want to go in and around Morzine between 8am and 10pm.
Transfers from Geneva airport are not included but the chalet will organise them on behalf of guests at an extra cost.