|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
A stunning chalet with breathtaking panoramic views which are unobstructed for 270 degrees around the chalet across the Rhone valley. This is a 6 bed 6 bath chalet built to a very high specification out of reclaimed old wood and stone to combine a rustic feel with a very high modern specification . The double height living room provides a real ‘wow ‘ factor and the layout caters for families and large groups with a double living room and huge kitchen / dining room and a further second separate living room.
We built this chalet to provide all the features that we used to look for when renting chalets ourselves but struggled to find. There is a huge fireplace; custom built kitchen; huge deck and hot tub; feather down filled sofas and quality furnishings from interior designers Design Forum; underfloor heating; mood lighting; power showers, heated towel rails; pocket sprung beds; large reserves of hot water; second sitting room for children to allow adult time;large boot and coat room; plasma TV;sky satellite TV; DVD wifi etc and options to have catered food delivered so as to enjoy the ambiance of the chalet without having to cook every night.
The chalet sits in a large plot of land and can be skiied to by traversing 700m across a meadow from the piste (proved no problem for our 7 year old after 2 weeks skiing). Walking out is 600m along a road to the piste.
One enters the chalet into the lobby with 2 very large cupboards hand built out of old wood with shelving and a chest for helmets boots gloves etc and turns left to walk into the dining and kitchen area which overlook the living area and out across the valley to the mountains opposite. Past the oak dining table for 14, the kitchen is hand-built out of old wood and incorporates Miele double oven & plate warmer, microwave, fridge 2 freezers, dishwasher etc and is fully equipped. Walking down half a level within the open plan layout you arrive in the living room which is dominated by a huge fireplace built from stone helicoptered down from the mountain and which is characterised by 3 large sliding doors which open onto the deck with hot tub for 8 and afford uninterrupted views on 3 sides of the chalet. The sitting area features a TV recessed into the stone wall and there are deep sofas to sink into. Off to one side there is a library / reading area equipped with books, games, DVDs etc. Walking down another half level are two double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms and built in old wood wardrobes, one with fabric finished walls and along the corridor is a twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom. All bedrooms are special - there are no second rate rooms for the last guest to arrive. Another half level lower are 2 larger master bedrooms with baths and showers and twin sinks in hand built old wood cabinets and beyond is the utility room with washing machine and dryer. Going back upstairs to the entry lobby by the front door and walking to the right from the front door one passes a toilet and enters the second sitting family room with TV and DVD and a sofa which can be converted to an additional double bed fro guests 14 and 15. There is a bathroom to one side and stairs up to a galleried floor overlooking the sitting room. This contains a double and a single traditional Swiss style wooden bed built into the wall which are loved by children and appeal to adults alike.
The intention is to create a chalet that gives top hotel standards of luxury and space for all guests alike without compromise but within the privacy of a beautiful chalet environment allowing everyone to come and go as they choose.
I am Australian and my husband is from the UK. Travel and holidays are a big part of our lives and we also own a villa in Greece. We love skiing and also the mountains in the summer and try to get out to the chalet as often as we can as it is our home.
Julian Carr purchased this chalet in 2010
We own the chalet with another family. Between us we have 5 children aged 3 to14 and wanted to be able to accommodate ourselves plus another family on occasion in comfort after numerous ski holidays with poor beds, no hot water, let alone atrocious quality accommodation, so since we couldn't find one, we built one right ourselves !
We chose Nendaz because it is high up in Four Valleys which is one of the best ski areas in the world and offers reliable snow through into April as Easter is our favourite time to go with our young children. There is good skiing for all levels and we love to come home to relax with our friends and enjoy the hot tub and log fire and park the children in the other sitting room !
The chalet really does feel special and the views are amazing - I prefer it in the summer as I always feel that I don't get the full benefit in the winter as I am out skiing all day. We are lucky with our chalet service company that provides a dinner service which is brought to the door and I just have to heat up which is no problem and means that I can have a real holiday.
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Beautiful and spacious chalet, perfect for up to 3 families. Reasonable price.
We (three families with kids, in total 14 persons) had a great time in Chalet Wildhorn. The chalet is very comfortable and the interior is really high end. It was very clean and well maintained. We really appreciated the service that Nicole (the local manager provided). From the start (showing the way to the chalet) until departure she took good care of us. Thank you Nicole!
The jacuzzi was used on a daily basis, beautiful view and always hot.
Don't forget to bring your snow chains, because you need them when snow is falling, however the location of the chalet and the views are worth the drive.
All in all I definitely would recommend the place, as long as we can have a slot for next year.....:-)
We spent a wonderful week in Chalet Wildhorn (11 people and a child of 1 year), skiing, playing games, relaxing and having lots of fun overall.
The Chalet is very comfortable, offers plenty of room for 11 people, all was beautifully prepared for us and Nicole offered quick help whenever we asked anything. We especially enjoyed the kitchen, spaceous living room, double bedrooms with bathrooms for every couple and of course the jacuzzi.
Ski-in and -out was not really an option, so we stored skiing equipment at the tracouet base station and went there on foot (10min walk).
Getting to the chalet in icy road conditions can be difficult. One of our cars was unable to make the climb after a heavy snow fall, so we left it in the town centre.
Overall it was an amazing week, thanks so much to the Carr family! We will recommend you!
George and friends
despite another non-white Christmas we all had a fantastic time, especially over New Year when the fireworks from the valley and the village combine into a spectacular show. 14 people, including 4 marauding 20 year olds, fitted comfortably into the chalet; the combination of the modern interior, en suite bathrooms, entertainment systems, high ceilings and hot tub making the chalet very special. Whilst the area has better snow than nearly anywhere else be aware that this means that all of the surrounding resorts visit the 4 Vallees when the snow is poor. On these days the lift queues make commuting in London look like a picnic.
What we liked most:
- the rooms, beds, bedding, 5star hotel quality
- the views
- the space, even with our large group (15) we all had enough room
- the hot tub
- everything is available, basic things are already there so its easy to shop for refills afterwards
Getting there on covered snowy roads is a challenge, leaving when the road is icy is also an adventure. But with normal or cleaned road conditions it is ok. You will need a car to do shopping, rest you can do walking, if kids are not too small. It is a steep hike, so would recommend to rent lockers at the ski lifts.
Finally the company who takes care of the chalet is very responsive and fixes any issue fast, so if problems contact them and they will help you!
Chalet Wildhorn is a beautiful chalet in the Swiss Alps with a fantastic view all over the Wallis valley. The chalet offers a lot of space, it is stylish furnished and really well equipped, even for larger groups. As a party of three families with adult children, totally twelve people, we enjoyed especially that there is enough space to get the privacy you want and enough space to have fun together. As we cooked ourselves we were very happy with the open kitchen and the great dining area. As an architect I admired the mixture between original material and modern design, and the double height living room with the open fireplace is a real architectural eye-catcher. Everything is well-maintained and skiing in Haute-Nendaz is great.
I would recommend this property strongly to a friend or relative.
Dipl. Arch. ETH
In der Hub 3
Haute Nendaz is at the centre of 'The Four Valleys', one of only 7 ski areas in the world awarded 5 stars and there are 412 km of pistes. It is high and the snow is therefore reliable through April.
The resort has a Swiss Tourism 'Families Welcome' logo by virtue of its facilites and is perfect for anyone looking to ski the delights of the Four Valleys but stay away from the crazy prices and raucous party scene on the other side of the hill in Verbier. All levels of skier are well catered for. At the top of the Nendaz cable at Tracouet there is a childrens snow play area on a frozen lake and a restaurant. There are lots of runs for the intermediate skier among the trees and higher up the mountain, with many characterful restaurants to visit. For boarders there are 2 snow parks and for the hardened skier there is no shortage of challenge off piste with the run down the glacier at the back of Mont Fort. The chalet offers ski- in access.
The original mountain town was built around a baroque church dating back to 1499 around which a modern ski resort has been built around the traditional timber houses and grain stores with over 30 restaurants ranging from traditional Swiss at Le Mont Rouge which offers a 13* Gault and Millau rating (similar to Michelin),to Mexican at The Cactus Saloon, or even Moroccan at Le Malabar. Apres ski may start at the terrace of Les Etagnes and carry on to cocktails at the piano bar, Tchin Tchin or the Canadian Pub (cum disco) or L'Oxygene Nightclub ( free entry)
The area is not just about skiing and is fabulous throughout all seaons. The area benefits from 300 days sunshine per year and there are a multitude of activities throughout the year (see www.nendaz.ch) with 98 km walking trails along the famous bisses waterways in the area; mountain biking (250km marked trails); recreation and fitness centre, outdoor pool, tennis in Nendaz; for the children there are organised activities and treasure hunts(see the helpful www.nendaz.ch website). Further afield, Lake Geneva is 45 minutes drive away. For the cultured, Martigny is an interesting visit with the Pierre Giada Foundation and its Roman ruins. Switzerland‘s laregst theme park, Happyland is 35 minutes away as is Waterworld and there are golf courses at Sion (20 minutes) and Crans Montana (35 minutes but worth the extra drive).
There is an additional change over charge of £400 for cleaning and laundry which we pay over to our service company