At 1350m altitude on a sun-kissed plateau high above the town of Le Grand Bornand in the French Alps, Chalet d’Or is your perfect home for a Winter Skiing or a Summer Outdoor Adventure holiday. The unique situation of the chalet high on the mountain slopes, amongst flower filled alpine meadows with absolutely stunning views, maximum sunshine and total tranquillity, provides a recipe of complete relaxation and maximum enjoyment for your Alpine holiday.
The location for a Skiing holiday is superb, as the snow falls the meadows around the chalet are transformed into the skiing domain, with the nearest lift only 30 metres away and the piste passing through the garden, it is a definite winner for a real ski-in, ski out (all day long) experience. What’s more it is so easy; no cars, no lift queues, no stomping on roads with cumbersome ski gear, no rushing to get the party moving in the morning. With us, it is straight from slippers to ski-boots and then off to ski.
For paragliding pilots it is fantastic, we are already 400m above the landing field in the valley, (sometimes I fly down!). In summer a 15minute walk to the chairlift which takes you to the summit of Lachat (2050m). In winter take the lift adjacent to the chalet to save the walk and think about landing right next to the the chalet, if conditions are suitable.
Key features of a ski holiday at Chalet d'Or;
- Arrive by bubble lift or skis.
- No need for the car at all during your stay.
- First on the piste, guaranteed!
- Ski piste in the garden & 30 metres to the ski lift.
- Easy family blue ski runs next to the chalet.
- Family owned & operated with 6 years of experience in the area.
- Real Ski-in, Ski-out (all day long) experience.
Chalet Accommodation Layout:
The chalet combines traditional styling with modern luxuries including underfloor heating, full insulation and large windows. There are 3 spacious levels;
Basement. We have a large independent studio apartment, ideal for couples or small family groups. This is available for rent on a self catering basis in the summer. In the winter we use this as our home and the upstairs rooms become available for our guests.
Ground floor. We have a kitchen, dining room, huge lounge area with real fire, an office with internet access and one double bedroom with en-suite facilties.
The beauty of madrier construction
Upstairs. There is; ...one master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom including a shower & bath, ...two twin bedrooms sharing one bathroom, ...a large TV & reading area with satellite TV .
The chalet is privately owned & hosted by Yvonne & Phil Gold with daughter, Juliette (7 years old), who first moved to the area in 2003, having searched the world to find this small corner of paradise. We welcome up to eight guests, sleeping in four spacious bedrooms. We prepare a delicous 3-course evening meal using local produce and a hearty breakfast each day. Furthermore, we are on hand to arrange that little extra, be it ski hire, babysitting or airport transfer, all designed to take the hassle out of your holiday.
A fantastic destination for your family skiing holiday or for experienced paraglider pilots, Chalet d’Or is your perfect holiday location for whatever your outdoor passion; skiing, paragliding, walking, climbing, mountain biking, bird watching, artist or nature lover.
The price per adult per week includes accomodation (assuming two people sharing a room), breakfast, afternoon tea & three course evening meal with wine for all seven nights. It does not include travel, equipment hire, ski passes or insurance.