HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Make a self catering cottages or holiday rental in Vars, France your home away from home

Vars is a small pleasant village in the Hautes-Alpes which is best known as a winter ski resort. Surrounded by the high peaks of the Ecrins National Park, it has excellent powder snow.

Things to Do in Vars, Hautes-Alpes

Vars shares the White Forest area of the Hautes-Alpes with neighbouring Risoul. It offers over 180 km of tracks for skiing from holiday rentals in Vars. La Foret Blanche boasts 104 ski runs and 45 km of trails around Vars with a permanent stage for speed skiing. In the snowpark, there is a jump area and a half-pipe to thrill even the most experienced snowboarders. Other things to do in Vars include sleigh rides pulled by dogs, snowshoeing, tobogganing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Ice climbing, skating and helicopter flights are more great ways to enjoy the area. In the summer there are many hiking and nature trails in the Val d’Escreins where local wildlife can be observed.

Places to Visit Around Vars, Hautes-Alpes

Guillestre is a picturesque town to visit in a deep valley, about 12km drive from your Vars holiday home. Some of its fortifications and walls can still be seen including the restored tower. The narrow streets and authentic houses with their pastel-coloured paintwork add to the charm. In the summer the fountains can be seen in various squares including unusual wooden fountains on side streets. Large squares and shops make it a pleasant place to linger and there is a market there every Monday. The church at Guillestre is a copy of the cathedral in Embrun, right down to the pair of lions supporting the columns. The Queyras Mountains and the Regional Park at Queyras offer summer hikes from your Vars holiday rental and the Cote d’Azur is within easy driving distance.

Weather in Vars, Hautes-Alpes

The area around Vars holiday rentals enjoys pleasantly warm summers and cold snowy winters due to its elevation of 1850m. Temperatures in July reach an average 29°C (84°F) while winters drop below freezing from late December until February. The area has slightly more rain showers in the early summer. Spring and autumn are pleasant and sunny, making it ideal for off-peak hiking breaks from April to early October.

Travel to Vars, Hautes-Alpes

There are several airports serving holiday rentals in Vars. Avignon-Caumont (AVN) Airport is about 285 km away and has direct flights from many European cities along with Birmingham, London, Exeter and Southampton in the UK. Nice Cote d’Azur (NCE) Airport and Marseille Provence (MRS) Airport are a little closer and Turin Caselle (TRN) Airport over the border in Italy is about 170 km away, along the A32.

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters

Property Type

Popular Searches

Payment Options

Facilities

Managed By

Local Area

Property Details

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
  • Showing 1-50 of 300+
Additional service fee may apply.
    Exceptional! 5.0/5
    (5 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 5 BR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 15
    Chalet #1417265a
    5
    Viewed 95 times in the last 48 hours
      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 10
      Multiple rentals Chalet #1069078a
      2
      Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 10
        Multiple rentals Chalet #1069078a
        1
        Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
          Good! 3.9/5
          (7 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #1593750
          7
          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilets
            • Sleeps 8
            Chalet #6597388
            1
              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (19 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 4 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 10
              Multiple rentals Chalet #996834a
              19
              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                avg/night
                • 5 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                Chalet #1298968a
                1
                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #1353267a
                  3
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Apartment #1486300a
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Apartment #6892060
                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                        (8 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 6 BR
                        • 5 BA
                        • Sleeps 18
                        Multiple rentals Chalet #876401a
                        8
                        Viewed 123 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 5 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 14
                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1644776
                          1
                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 5 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 14
                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1644776
                            3
                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 10
                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1644776
                              1
                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                (6 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 5 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Sleeps 14
                                Multiple rentals Chalet #876401a
                                6
                                Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #6893278
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilets
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    Chalet #1939321
                                    Viewed 121 times in the last 48 hours
                                      avg/night
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 12
                                      Chalet #1181620a
                                      1
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Apartment #1476529a
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #1380893a
                                          3
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #996834a
                                            9
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              • Studio
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Apartment #1105395a
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                avg/night
                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                Chalet #885921a
                                                1
                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                  Chalet #616010a
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (19 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #6583235
                                                    19
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #1363022a
                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • Studio
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Studio #1210820a
                                                        4
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Apartment #1382968a
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Apartment #6564651
                                                            5
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #1410137a
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1463710a
                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • Studio
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Studio #974196a
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Chalet #6376050
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                      Chalet #6342557
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                        Chalet #1301101a
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Chalet #1406442a
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Apartment #1399797a
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #6405663
                                                                              5
                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                Studio #604133a
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Studio #1398434a
                                                                                  1
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Studio #1269992a
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1463710a
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #945505a
                                                                                        1
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Apartment #6665546
                                                                                          4
                                                                                            • Studio
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Apartment #1363026a
                                                                                              • Studio
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Studio #615186a
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #1037563a
                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Studio #1475814a
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #1037567a
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 - 50 of 300+
                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Our Best Visit to Vars!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This is the 4th time I've been to Vars for a winter holiday, for my partner it's his 8th or 9th. We love Vars, he boards, I ski. However, this year, our holiday was so much better than any we've been on before and the main reason for that was the amazing apartment we stayed in. Communication with the owners was clear, accurate and very timely. They speak and write impeccable English, for me a non French speaker this was really useful. The apartment itself is a new build in a really well designed and stylish 'complex'. It's furnished to a high standard and very comfortable. The sofa has plenty of cushions, the bed is large and really comfortable and you're provided with everything you could possibly need - good quality kitchen equipment (all new) and this is followed through with everything else in the apartment. It has a homely and spacious feel, rather than a place just kitted out for renting. There wasn't anything we needed, it's all there. We weren't sure how far 'out' of town it would be - however, again due to clever design it's only a few mins walk. We walked in and out of town whenever required, carrying shopping back - and we had a car with us that we just didn't use. Two of the most amazing things about this place: The view from the balcony and the inside of the apartment - you look onto the mountains, it's very peaceful and you feel you are away from it all. The ski in / out. Basically, you go to the ski locker, walk 5 meters pop on your skis and off you go down a gentle little slope and there's the chair lift. This is true ski in / out. We had lunch back at the apartment almost every day, it's that easy and quick. We're already in conversation about booking for next year. Ps the wifi was excellent, I had to work for a day and had no problems at all with it - and during the rest of the stay it was perfect. Stayed for 10 days.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2014
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Mar 2014