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5 Bedroom Chalet in Samoëns

Beautiful Alpine Catered Ski Chalet (Sleeps 14)

  • Chalet
  • Samoëns / Grand Massif —Verchaix
  • Groups up to 14 in 5 bedrooms
  • Features
    • Table Tennis table
    • Hot tub
    • Wifi
    • Outdoor pool
    • Fireplace
    • En-suite rooms
    • Private transport to slopes
    • Private parking
    • Ski/boot room
    • Family rooms
    • Music system
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD

Service

Chalet Isabella is a stunning Luxury Alpine Ski Chalet - just above the picturesque village of Samoens located in the heart of the French Alps. If it’s original Charm you are after then Chalet Isabella is the prefect Alpine retreat for you, positioned high above the valley floor with spectacular south facing views down and across the valley Griffre. Just minutes from the grand Massif ski lifts - 265 km of fantastic skiing linked to 5 fabulous resorts of Flaine, Morillon, Samoens, Les Carroz and Sixt. Some of the best queue free skiing in the Alps.

We have a refreshingly original approach to luxury combining a relaxed atmosphere, along with superb service – Enjoy Vin chaud beside a roaring fire – or sip Champagne while soaking in the Hot Tub. We will even deliver tea and coffee to your door each morning this season, adding to the Chalet Isabella experience.

Our luxury ski chalet is privately owned and run by us and offers a fully catered service. We have been running the Chalet since 2005 and do have over 50% of our guests returning each season.

Sleep in King sized Antique beds with white cotton sheets and thick goose down duvets, with modern luxury bathrooms, a mix of brossé wood, local adroise slates and Hansgrohle fittings. The Whole Chalet has been carefully renovated over the past seven years from it’s beautiful wooden shingle roof to each spacious bedroom and en suite bathroom.

Relax in the delightful mix of beautiful original features, wooden floors, huge old doors, giant sized keys, antique Savoyard furniture, mixed with a contemporary décor sumptuous cushion strewn sofas and modern lighting to create a cosy and relaxed ambiance and authentic charm.

Eating & Relaxing

Our luxury ski chalet is privately owned and run by us and offers a fully catered service which includes a hearty breakfast with cereals, warm croissant selection and hot and cold options. Aprés ski home-made cakes or biscuits with tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Or head straight for the Hot Tub.

Four course evening meal served at 8 pm with aperitifs and bottled quality wines,chocolates and coffee. Champagne welcome on the first evening. We will even deliver tea and coffee to your door each morning this season, adding to the Chalet Isabella experience.

Children’s early supper served at 6 pm

Any special dietary requirements please let me know at the time of booking. Once a week is the kitchens’ night off, allowing you the evening to explore the excellent local restaurants.

Sample Menu:

  • Caramelised onion tart tatin with rocket and balsamic dressing.
  • Roasted Chicken breast wrapped in parma ham and stuffed with mozzarella served with Champagne gravy - Roasted potatoes, carrots, and celeriac.
  • Whisky and Chocolate bread and butter panettone dessert.
  • Local Cheese selection - Tomme de Savoie, Abondance, Reblouchon and Blue d’auverge
  • Freshly ground coffee or various teas and hand rolled truffles.

We can also arrange on-site massages to help those tired muscles after the days skiing

Child Friendly

The chalet has a fun and very child friendly attitude, if the children are happy, then adults can relax. We have 3 en suite family rooms available plus the bunk room, which the children all love. Children under 14 sharing with 2 paying adults are only charged half the adult rate. Children in their own room are charged 20% off the adult price.

Children’s Meals:

  • Early children’s suppers served on 6 nights at around 6 pm. A main course and desert and drinks.
  • Sample Childrens menu - Home made Chicken Schnitzels with Rosti potatoes, broccoli and peas or Salad
  • Apple and Blackberry Crumble with Custard or ice cream.

The Chalet is built into the side of the mountain and has a large sloped garden surrounding it - prefect sledging heaven. So if your children still have energy to burn, after skiing all day, we have several sledges for the children to use.

Accommodation

Chalet Isabella is a beautifully secluded Savoyard Alpine Farmhouse, originally built in 1668 with sun drenched balconies, stunning panoramic views of the piste and Mont Blanc in the distance. The Chalet is a delightful mix of beautiful original features, with wooden floors, huge old doors, giant sized keys, antique Savoyard furniture, mixed with a contemporary décor of sumptuous cushion strewn sofas and modern lighting creating a cosy and relaxed ambiance and authentic charm.

Sleep in King sized Antique beds with white cotton sheets and thick goose down duvets En suite modern luxury bathrooms, a mix of brossé wood, local adroise slates and Hansgrohle showers and fittings, fluffy towels and towelling dressing gowns. Four spacious en suite rooms double bedrooms with either bath or showers and the 5th is a delightful bunk room, which sleeps three and has it’s own bathroom with bath just across the hall. Three of the rooms can be family rooms with plenty of room for extra single beds or bunk beds and a cot can be provided if required.

Key Features:

  • 5 en suite rooms with amazing mountain views
  • Cosy TV lounge with log fire.
  • Dining room / 2nd lounge with wood burner and mountain views and Mont - - Blanc in the distance
  • Homecooked delicious chalet style cuisine
  • Free Wifi - satellite TV - DVD library.
  • South facing Balcony
  • Hot tub jacuzzi
  • Heated Boot room
  • Games Consoles Xbox and Wii
  • 1 hour from Geneva
  • Childrens early suppers
  • Very child friendly chalet

Location

Location to Pistes

The Grand and Massif is an awesome ski area rising to 2580 ms at the top of the Grand Platieres in Flaine. From there when the is sun shining, the views of Mont Blanc are quite breathtaking. Samoëns, Morillon, Sixt and Les Carroz all link at the Plateau des Saix with Flaine to form the Grand Massif.The highest ski area in the Haute-Savoie, the Grand Massif is a superb snow-sure area and holds the record as one of the top areas in the French Alps, due mainly to the proximity to Mont Blanc and its many north-facing slopes.

Besides record snow cover, the quality of snow is exceptional, thanks to the ideal orientation of the ski area. For those who love powder, Flaine is a white gold mine. And with the help of the latest artificial snowmaking equipment the resort remains open from December through to April. The continual up dating of lifts, most are high performance 4, 6 and even 8 place chair lifts, this gives you rapid access from the valley floor to all the 5 resorts of Samoëns, Morillon, Flaine and Les Carroz and Sixt, with their 75 ski lifts, 68 blue runs, 49 red runs, 12 black runs and extensive off-piste for the more advanced and adventurous.

The fantastic 265 km of skiing is great for all levels with both tree lined pistes and off piste paradise , a vast number of specially marked trails for cross-country skiing (90kms pistes), snowshoeing and ski tourers. Three exceptional pistes not to be missed “Le Marvel”, the 5km beginners paradise. A winding piste that descends through the trees kids love it. “Combe de Gers”, a black powder bowl for the most daring and, “La Cascade”, the longest blue run in Europe, which runs from the top of Les Grandes Platières, 2580 m in Flaine, down to the village of Sixt at 700 m. Absolutely stunning with a lunch stop at Le Refuge de Gers accessible by ski doo only – you call them and they come down to collect you and tow you to lunch!

Snowboarders and freestyle skiers will also love the Grand Massif, Flaine’s snowpark, with half pipes, boarder cross, big air jumps, tables, rails and quarters. And a snow park in Morillon specially designed for children. The aprés-ski atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with plenty of traditional Savoyard bars and restaurants. There are many great authentic, cozy, warm and incredibly welcoming mountain restaurants on the slopes. They are also many Picnic areas, available both covered and open-air.

Both the Morillon Telecabine and the Samoens Grand Massif express and the Vercland lifts are only a few minutes drive from the Chalet - speeding you into the vast ski area of Le Grand Massif, one of the largest and most scenic ski circuits in the Alps.

Le Grand Massif ski area is, reasonably priced and is some of the best queue free skiing in the Alps and has managed to retain much of the charm and beauty of a traditional ski resort. Much of the valley is classified as “Parc Naturel” and Samoens is the only ski resort classified as a “Bourg Historique”.

Location to Area

Chalet Isabella is built into the Sunny South side of the Vallee du Giffre, just above the picturesque village of Samoëns, one of the most beautiful ski resorts. Dates from the 13th century and the only resort to be listed as a “Monument Historique”. The beautiful medieval town square, and gothic church also has a good selection of bars, restuarants and lovely shops.

Behind the chalet is a large mountain area awarded with special status to protect its ancient forests, rare orchids, mammals and birds. Below the chalet and a twenty minute walk down hill, is a large lake with beach, volleyball and adventure park.

Wednesday morning there is great market, the market has been going for over 500 years. Friday Morning is a small food market in Verchaix.

For Savoyard charm and a stunning mountain backdrops, there is none better than Chalet Isabella and Samoëns.

We are only 1 hour from Geneva airport, Flights times from London are 1hour 20 mins.

Many of our guests self drive - 7 to 8 hours drive from Calais.

We can arrange private airport transfers to and from Geneva in our VW Minibus.

Chalet Isabella is perfectly placed to visit many amazing sites on a day out, all within one hours’ drive from the chalet, and no traffic jams in sight! Great day trips include Chamonix - Geneva and Lake Annecy.

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