|Minimum Stay||2 - 8 nights|
The main chalet 'Carpe Diem' (6 to 12 people) is a modern and very spacious holiday address for the discerning tourist. This chalet, with all comforts, is located on the 1st and 2nd floor. The 1st floor includes a spacious living room/lounge with a large dining table and a fireplace, a cosy seating area with TV and a large, fully equipped kitchen. The spacious entrance hall, a bedroom, a shower room with toilet and a large balcony are also located on the 1st floor.
The 2nd floor includes 4 bedrooms (all with modern single beds) - 2 with balcony -, 2 bathrooms with showers and 2 toilets. There is also a large wardrobe on this floor and a room with a washer and dryer.
From the huge garden (about 1,800 m) you have a unique view to the many mountain peaks and the world famous road with the 21 hairpin beds to Alpe d'Huez. Barbecue, garden and patio furniture are at your disposal.
The holiday address 'Chalet Carpe Diem' consists of five independent lodging accommodations which all guarantee sufficient privacy and desired contemporary comfort. Each accommodation is provided with fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom, terrace or balcony and private entrance.
An ideal address for small (2 people) and large (max. 28 people) groups throughout the year.
The main accommodation is 'Chalet Carpe Diem'; a large chalet for 6 to 12 people.
The other 4 accommodations are:
Gite Les Ecrins : up to 4 people
Gite Le Prégentil : up to 4 people
Maisonnette le Cabanon : up to 3 people
Maison La Romanche : up to 5 people
Thus you can, if required, book your accommodation 'à la carte', by renting one or more accommodations.
From your balcony, your terrace or the huge garden (about 1,800m), you always have a unique view of the impressive nature, the many peaks and the word famous road with 21 hairpin bends to Alpe d'Huez.
Barbecue, garden and patio furniture are at your disposal.
There is ample free parking on our property for cars and/or motorcycles.
The bikes (and of course skis during the winter months) can be parked safely and for free in a lockable room.
In 2004 we settled ourselves in Bourg d'Oisans; a welcoming village where we felt at home right away when we took over the restaurant 'La Romanche' just before the summer of that year.
Meanwhile, we believe we can say that restaurant 'La Romanche' has become a recognition in and around Bourg d'Oisans.
Verhagen Jan and Ria purchased this chalet in 2013
Over the years we received increasingly demand of more and more guests in our restaurant and on the accompanying terrace, if we possessed overnight accommodation. Unfortunately we had to answer this negatively.
Then, when we heard in the winter of 2012/2013 that – in our opinion – the nicest chalet of the valley was for sale, we both decided with enthusiasm, dedication and conviction, to start this new challenge directly with both hands. This beautiful chalet is unlikely good and centrally located and offers our guests an oasis of tranquillity and space.
We used the chalet for a base camp for us to take on a few of the Tour de France climbs. 12 men in a chalet. Sounds like a recipe for disaster but no, this place is great. 3 showers so not too long a wait.
Rooms reasonably sized although the ones with 3 in are a little cramped especially mine which had me crawling into the bed under the roof beam so as not to bang my head.
Kitchen good size as was the living area.
A few of our party complained about the free wifi but I think that was because we all wanted to be on the internet at the same time probably!!
The chalet has a safe and secure garage which was great for the bikes, and even better was the fact the entire complex was protected by a gated entrance.
The picture the extremely friendly owners use is from the back of the chalet and our part of it is the first and second floor. The garage and a small apartment is underneath it.
The owners run a restaurant in the town called La Romanche and we ate there every night. Food was great, no complaints. The desert Cafe Gourmand is awesome!
Overall the chalet is spotless and well maintained. Washing Machine also provided but we never used it - well we are men you know!!
Would we go back? Yes, most definitely. We will time it a bit better for next time though as many of the bigger climbs were still closed so we need to go back and it would be daft not to book this place again.
This chalet is really a hidden tresor ! Three couples and 3 infants stayed here for 2 weeks and it was perfect for everybody.
The enclosed large garden allowed our kidsto be safe and there was plenty of room to play. Beautiful terrace, romantic surrounding, The swimmingpool is very near by, as well as all the restaurants, shops and bars. We had a great time and we will recommend this chalet to all of our friends and family !
Bourg d'Oisans (720 m) is de ideal base for the sports-minded tourist who loves adventure and a wide variety of mountain sports. The cosiness and intimacy of a typical French village go here hand in hand with the spectacular scenery. The town centre offers a range of the most diverse shops, restaurants and bars. Around the village (3,400 inhabitants), you will see again and again the high green or white peaks.
In and around the summer months most of the holiday makers will go out by bike, mountain bike, motorbike or foot to explore the impressive nature and the variety of the challenging climbs. The most famous is, of course, the ascent of the Alpe d'Huez, whose start is just 300 meters from the chalet. Other cols including the Galibier (2642 m), col de Croix de Fer (2068 m), col de Glandon (1951 m), col de Sarenne (1999 m) and col de Lautaret (2057 m) make the real bike lovers salivating.
For hikers the area offers a wide range of crystal clear mountain lakes and waterfalls and 680 km marked footpaths. Bourg d'Oisans is located in the National Parc des Ecrins; the largest national park of France.
But just being lazy in the free nature under the sun is always possible with around 300 days of sunshine per year.
Or use the communal heated swimming pool (200 m).
During the winter months the offered skiing possibilities in Alpe d'Huez (20 minutes by car) are unlimited. The same applies to the ski area of Les Deux Apes (25 minutes by car. In Alpe d'Huez you find more than 90 lifts, around 130 km. Ski and cross-country trails and more than 250 snow-sure skiing kilometres. The longest ski run in the world is in Alpe d'Huez;; la Sarenne, a descent from 3,330 meters altitude of 16 km!
Interesting cities like Grenoble and Brian con are located at a drive of 1 hour by car.