Travel & Leisure

Enchanting chalets in the Alps

They are increasingly sought after for holidays with family or friends. Their facilities are worthy of the finest hotels with a bespoke service, ranging from simple rental to ultra-luxury concierge service. Check out some of our favourite chalets for a cosy hideaway in exceptional locations.

Les Granges d'en Haut in Les Houches: Disconnection and wellness

AUX GRANGES D’EN HAUT***** dans la vallée de Chamonix - © Deep Nature Resorts
AUX GRANGES D’EN HAUT***** dans la vallée de Chamonix - © Deep Nature Resorts

This Deep Nature Resorts Group complex, 6 kilometres from Chamonix, has 11 chalets displaying a mineral charm signed by Chamonix architect Bernard Ferrari, forming an arc around a living area, a spa and the bistronomic restaurant, La Table des Granges. A small paradise perched on the heights of the family resort-village of Les Houches, facing Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi.

Private Spa and exceptional Signature treatments
Amélie Rigault and her team cultivate a serene and hushed atmosphere in a 500 m2 space. Face and body treatments are provided with the Deep Nature cosmetics line, which draws its inspiration and strength from natural places, with more than 95% of ingredients of natural origin and with a high concentration of remineralizing active ingredients (minerals from the Argentières glacier, volcanic powder from Iceland, etc.). Individual moments of letting go with a sensory journey alternating with an indoor pool, Nordic baths on the terrace, hammam, sauna, jacuzzi and yoga classes...

From €796 per night.
You can also enjoy a 3 days/2 nights disconnection offer for 4 people, from 1,750€

Ultima Courchevel Belvédère: Intimacy and elegance... ultimate luxury!

Ultima Courchevel - exterior chalet view - © Ultima Collection
Ultima Courchevel - Living room with a view - © Ultima Collection

With the opening of this fourth alpine property with 13 magnificent private chalets (Grand, Prestige or Signature) of 4 to 5 bedrooms, Ultima Collection offers you the experience of a 5 star hotel in the intimacy of a private chalet. It's up to you to choose the level of service you want, from self-catering accommodation to the full experience with dedicated ski butler, massage therapists, transfers to Courchevel 1850, luxurious breakfasts. And much more! The Conciergerie will take care of everything. Ideally located on the Belvedere slopes, between Courchevel 1850 and the Rosière forest, each chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, a large living area, a lift and access to a ski shop.

New restaurant and wellness on the menu
The SPA area includes treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room and a beauty salon, featuring Swiss Perfection wellness products. Ultima's new gourmet restaurant with its panoramic terrace is sure to please true gourmets. And if you want to go shopping or spend the evening, the resort is only 7 minutes from the centre of Courchevel. The Ultima team will go to great lengths to organise unique and authentic experiences in this exceptional destination.

Full Ultima Courchevel Belvedere experience, from €61,000 per week in a 4 bedroom Prestige Chalet

Otoctone Combloux: Cocoon of well-being facing the Mont Blanc

Otoctone Combloux, luxury chalet in Megève - © Otoctone
Otoctone Combloux, interior - © Otoctone

You will love this majestic chalet with its traditional architecture and contemporary design, nestled at an altitude of 1000 metres. With a surface area of 800 m2, it has everything you need for an activity-filled stay with family and friends. With a capacity of up to 15 people, it offers, in addition to its seven rooms and two outdoor terraces, a spa area with heated indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi, hammam, a ski room, a gym and a games room.

Leisure, relaxation and a gentle atmosphere
Other facilities include a ski room with boot warmers, a gym with treadmill, bike, weights and yoga mats, a games room, and a self-service garage with three electric bikes, a table tennis table and sledges. An ideal place to let go, to share moments with friends and family around the large open kitchen while preparing a meal or a cake for the afternoon snack and to disconnect in a natural environment or to discover the picturesque village of Megève. A premium concierge service with private chef, chauffeur-driven car, ski lessons, yoga ... everything is possible.

From €30,000 per week.

Chalet Carte Blanche Husky in Val d'Isère: The luxury mountain hideaway

Chalet grand luxe Husky - © Carte Blanche Collection
Chalet grand luxe Husky - © Carte Blanche Collection

This is the latest addition - the 16th - to the Carte Blanche Collection, which signs the chalet experience of the premium hotel group Les Etincelles. Nestled in the historic centre of Val d'Isère's "Little Alaska", the 700m2 Husky can accommodate 14 guests in its 7 suites, with a vast open-plan living space featuring a dining room, a giant screen lounge and a bar. Between its spectacular inner courtyard, climbing wall, rock shooting range, and typical yet contemporary décor, it brings together the best of the mountain life. As for ultimate well-being the chalet offers a wide range of facilities, including a fitness room, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, massage room... not forgetting a large glass swimming pool... with a built-in waterfall!

An experienced team at your service 24/7
A gourmet meal? A sports coaching session? A wellness break? Everything can be organised to offer you a unique moment. You can enjoy a refined and shared cuisine thanks to the private chef who will take care of your taste buds, while the butler will take care of every detail of your dinner (service, wine pairing, special requests). The driver will take you to the ski slopes in a few minutes or accompanies you to discover the shops and restaurants of the resort.

From 29,000€ per week.

Chalet Duchesse in St Martin de Belleville: Skis at your feet in the heart of the 3 Valleys

Chalet Duchesse - St-Martin de Belleville - © Chalet Duchesse
Chalet Duchesse - interior - © Chalet Duchesse

Nestled 200 metres from the slopes in this cosy and authentic village, the Duchesse chalet is a very fine example of a successful renovation, led by Lyon-based interior architect Jorge Grasso, who redesigned the structure and was responsible for the interior decoration. His guiding principle was to warm up the atmosphere while rediscovering the unique codes of mountain life, where light wood flirts with the old larch wood cladding.

Refinement and cosy atmosphere
The 230 m2 chalet on 3 levels can accommodate 10 people and features a large terrace and outdoor jacuzzi. You will be seduced by the choice of furniture with contemporary lines, such as 8 custom-made chairs by Eileen Gray, reupholstered in leather, or the airy suspension by Moooi that decorates the volume of the large living room. A lovely chalet for an affordable rent that will delight lovers of design and great skiing ...

From €6,650 per week.
Décembre 2021
By Marjolaine LOVES