Chalet la Foret, luxury chalet with hot tub & wood-burning barrel sauna

Chalet in Chamonix with Jacuzzi / Hot Tub, Sauna, Log fire, Wi-Fi, Childcare available, Airport Transfers available

Chalet 2418

Self catering, Sleeps 10 - 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Facilities: Jacuzzi / Hot Tub, Sauna, Log fire, Wi-Fi, Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Satellite / Cable TV, DVD, Parking Available, Cot Available

Suitable for: Family / Child friendly, Short breaks

Location type: Mountains, Village, Ski resort

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The chalet, which faces south, was origi­nally built in 1950. Now completely renovated, it retains the warm feel of the mountain guide’s home it once was. Built of granite and tradi­tional river-sand render on the ground floor, with solid larch wood on the top and a tradi­tional cedar-tiled roof, it’s a wonder­fully welcom­ing house. Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, the Aiguilles du Chamonix, the bowls of Brevent and Flegere and of course the incred­i­ble spire of the Dru are all visible from the chalet

An enchant­ing Chamonix chalet for eight people, with hot tub & sauna, close to ski lift & village with bars & restau­rants, family friendly with enormous garden & spectac­u­lar views. In a beautiful setting ringed with trees and mountain views, just a short walk to the largest and sunni­est ski area of Chamonix: Brevent & Flegere. The village with bars, shops and restau­rants is within five minutes walk. Chamonix town centre is five minutes by car or a pleas­ant twenty minute stroll.

Chalet Features:
- Sleeps 8
- 4 bedrooms
- Outdoor hot tub with sparkling fresh water
- Beauti­ful woodburn­ing sauna,
- Thick fluffy towels, high quality bedli­nen & bathrobes,
- Log fire,
- TVs, DVDs, BOSE stereos with iPod docks
- Scalex­tric, Wii, games
- Wifi
- Family friendly - children and babies welcome.

Chalet Accommodation Details:

Hot Tub & Sauna
The hot tub is a perfect place to enjoy an Alpine sunset on the surround­ing peaks. We refill with fresh water for each set of guests, so it’s sparkling and clean. The wood-burning barrel sauna is a wonder­ful way to relax. Put three logs in the stove, light it and return in 20 minutes time for the most calming sauna imagin­able - listen­ing to the crackle of the fire as the heat soothes your muscles.


Living room
The spacious and beauti­ful living room has squashy and very comfort­able sofas, a widescreen TV with DVD player and Nintendo Wii, Wi-fi, BOSE stereo with iPod dock and a bar with plenty of glasses.

There are games includ­ing Risk, backgam­mon, drafts and chess, mah jongg, Jenga, cards and a Scalex­tric set. We don’t have Sky, but provide an exten­sive DVD collec­tion (over 150, from classics & comedy to the latest ski & snowboard movies) and a selec­tion of books includ­ing plenty about the mountains.

You are welcome to use the phone for local and incom­ing calls. Bring a laptop or smart­phone to access our wireless broad­band — very useful for check­ing weather forecasts and lifts.

The covered balcony is a lovely place to listen to the river and watch the snow and has tables and chairs. You are welcome to smoke on the balcony (though not elsewhere in the chalet). There’s an upstairs mezza­nine den with seats and cushions, where you can retreat and laze if you’d like some peace.

Kitchen and Dining
The tradi­tional tiled kitchen is fully equipped with modern appli­ances — there’s a four ring halogen hob and fan oven, microwave, dishwasher and washer-dryer. There’s plenty of quality crock­ery and cutlery, cast iron pans and good kitchen knives, jugs and ice trays for the wonder­ful Alpine water and a raclette and fondue set for cheesy nights in.

The chunky pine table seats eight with ease, and we provide split logs for the fire. You can get food from the village shop in Les Praz, super­mar­kets and delicatessens in Chamonix, or you can have your groceries deliv­ered to the chalet by most local super­mar­kets. We can also arrange a shopping service.
Or if you prefer, we can arrange cater­ing — a chef will come to the chalet and cook wonder­ful food especially for you.

Sleep­ing
All the bedrooms have comfort­able, full size mattresses (2m long, no footboards), which can be made up as doubles or twins accord­ing to your group. Duvets are the “Four Seasons” type — a summer and autumn weight duvet which popper together to make an extra thick winter duvet. Most people find the Autumn weight ones enough, as the chalet is very warm, but you can easily add or remove them as you like best! All the bedroom floors are waxed wood with sheep­skin rugs to keep your feet warm in the morning, and the wardrobes have plenty of wooden hangers. Our linen is almost all high thread count Egypt­ian cotton, our towels are thick, fluffy and gener­ously sized, and we provide waffle bathrobes.

Bedroom 1 - on the first floor has a king size double bed (can be split to make a twin if needed), a door onto the balcony and spectac­u­lar views of the Aigulle du Midi and the Dru.
Bedroom 2 - also on the first floor has twin beds (can be a double), and a view of the Flegere and Brevent ski area.
Bedroom 3 - on the ground floor, has twin beds (can be a double), TV/DVD and looks into the woods.
Bedroom 4 - is in the mazot…

A mazot is a tradi­tional small chalet next to a larger one. Ours is a warm and cosy ensuite bedroom for two (n.b. the mazot has a double bed, 2m long, which cannot be split). Recently renovated in natural materi­als, it has under­floor heating, its own WC, slate tiled shower and granite basin, and you can look out at the garden from your bed. It’s full of Alpine charm, and partic­u­larly handy for anyone who likes their own retreat.

Bathrooms
There are three bathrooms and an extra WC.
The mazot is en-suite, and the remain­ing three bedrooms share two bathrooms and a separate WC.
Bathroom 1 on the first floor has double sinks, bath and shower. There is a separate WC next to it.
Bathroom 2 on the ground floor is a fantas­tic wet room with a granite wall, under­floor heating, walk-in shower, sink and WC.

Garden
The garden is huge (about two-thirds of an acre). Just through the woods, you can glimpse the cross-country ski trails which run beside the river. The views are spectac­u­lar — you can see the ski areas of Flegere & Brevent, Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, the Dru and many more. We have one small chalet neigh­bour­ing, behind and facing away from the main chalet.

Ski shed & parking
There is plenty of off-street private parking with room for up to four cars. The ski shed provides ideal storage for skis, bikes, boards and boots with racks for skis or snowboards and boot dryers.

General information

Property type Chalet
Catered Self catering
Holiday theme Walking holiday, Sight-seeing, Cycling holiday, Summer holidays, Ski Holidays

Accommodation information

Bedrooms

5 bedrooms, sleeps maximum of 10 people

Bathrooms

3 bathrooms

Dining room

Seats 8

Living room

Seats 8

On-site facilities

Entertainment Satellite / Cable TV, DVD, Television, CD Player, Game Console
Communications & IT Internet access, Wi-Fi
Leisure Jacuzzi / Hot Tub, Sauna
Heating Log fire
Household Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Cot Available, Hob, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Highchair, Hairdryer, Tumble dryer, Towels/linen provided, Coffee Machine, Oven
Parking Parking Available
Other facilities Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Balcony / Terrace, Garden, Panoramic views, Cross Country Skiing, Skidoo - ATV rides

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Car is not necessary

About Chamonix

Chamonix is one of the world’s top desti­na­tions for skiing and snowboard­ing, whether you want to learn to ski in the stunning mountain surround­ings, or ride the classic off-piste route of the Vallee Blanche. You can also heliski and heliboard in Chamonix, as it’s close to the Italian and Swiss borders.
With five major ski areas — Brevent & Flegere (which is a short walk from the chalet), Les Houches, Les Grands Montets, Le Tour and Vallorcine — excel­lent snow record (90% of the pistes are above 2000m) and unpar­al­lelled scenery, it’s the true home of mountain and adven­ture sports.

So as well as skiing and snowboard­ing, you can also try snowshoe­ing, husky-sledding, cross-country skiing, tobog­gan­ing, ice skating, ice climb­ing, parapent­ing, helicopter or balloon flights, and loads of winter activ­i­ties for families.

In summer, the chalet is a magical place. The huge garden becomes a perfect setting for a leisurely barbe­cue beneath the sunshade on the terrace, a campfire under the stars in the firepit or just to relax in a hammock and watch the butter­flies.

All around, the Alps beckon with their exhil­a­rat­ing mix of soaring peaks and glaci­ers to be explored and shady forest walks and rides to enjoy.…

Family Activ­i­ties in Summer
Holidays in Chamonix are perfect for families with older children or teenagers who love the exhil­a­ra­tion of the mountains, and there’s loads for younger children to enjoy.

Summer family activ­i­ties in Chamonix

Cable Cars and Mountain Railways
The highest cable car in Europe and among the most spectac­u­lar in the world — the incom­pa­ra­ble Aiguille Du Midi is a highlight of Chamonix, and don’t miss the beauti­ful ascent of Montenvers to see the Mer de Glacé. Chamonix’s cable cars and railways in summer

Chamonix hikes: Walking in the Mont Blanc region
For many, this is the reason to come to Chamonix. From easy walks to beauti­ful chalet restau­rants, to wilder Alpine adven­tures staying overnight in high mountain refuges, the huge variety of lift-accessed paths have something for every­one.

Mountain Biking
Chamonix mountain biking is spectac­u­lar — rugged, rocky, natural trails that corkscrew through deep pine woods, past dizzy­ing drops or through beauti­ful high mountain meadows. There’s lift accessed descents for downhillers, challeng­ing cross country terrain in awe-inspiring surround­ings, or gentle family rides on quiet paths on the flat valley floor. You can store your bikes in the shed for extra security.

Climb­ing
The birth­place of mountaineer­ing as we know it today, Chamonix needs no intro­duc­tion to climbers. From the chalet, you can pick out famous routes up the awe-inspiring face of the Dru and the tower­ing spires of the Aiguilles de Chamonix, or go boulder­ing on the Pierre d’Orthaz in the foot (and finger) prints of some of the world’s finest climbers. Climb­ing at any level is possi­ble here, from quick intro­duc­tory courses on rock or ice climb­ing to the grand classics of the Walker Spur or the Triolet. The sky is, quite liter­ally, the limit.

Paraglid­ing
Tandem flights from a variety of launch sites, or if you get bitten by the bug, you can learn to fly solo with a number of accred­ited schools.
Paraglid­ing in Chamonix

White Water
Rafting, canyon­ing and hydrospeed­ing are all tremen­dous fun.
White Water Sport in Chamonix

Chamonix Golf
Chamonix’s superb golf course with spectac­u­lar scenery all around is just a short walk from the chalet

Day Trips
If you’d like a day explor­ing the region around Chamonix, here’s some sugges­tions. It’s just a short drive to Italy or Switzer­land as well.

And More…
This is just a few of the more popular activ­i­ties! Horse riding, swimming, glacier walking, via ferrata, hot air balloon­ing, helicopter rides, fishing, plung­ing gorges, tennis or Petanque… or the more relax­ing French pleasures of a long lunch of local cheese and chilled Savoie Rose wine, taking in the stunning scenery from our shaded balcony or terrace, listen­ing to the river and the birdsong.

Activities near Chamonix

Local sports activities

On-site: Walking

Within 15 minutes: Mountain biking, Swimming, Climbing, Fishing, Cycling, Skiing, Golf, Tennis

Local leisure activities

Within 15 minutes: Food shop, Restaurant, Shopping

Great for Walking holiday, Sight-seeing, Cycling holiday, Summer holidays, Ski Holidays

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