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Authentic Rustic Mountain Chalet

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type chalet


About the property

3 Bedroom Chalet With Spectacular Views

Le Refuge is an authentic rustic mountain chalet in Chamonix providing high quality self catered accommodation for 6 people. Le Refuge is hidden high above the town yet 10 minutes walk from the town centre.

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 November, 2015

About Christopher

Trained as a lawyer in the United States, Christopher has worked in the International Debt Capital Markets for two decades, principally as a bond trader in London, New York, Paris and Rio de Janeiro. He has written an informative non-fiction work entitled The Money Markets (Financial Times Publications, 1998), and THE INSIDER which was his first work of fiction. While working as a banker, he studied Creative Writing at Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design in London.

Christopher purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Christopher chose Chamonix

Our philosophy at Le Refuge is simple: we provide the most romantic atmosphere and the highest quality accommodation available in Chamonix. Our standards combined with our guest’s total freedom to dine or entertain wherever and whenever they please, ensures that everyone who stays at Le Refuge has a great holiday.

Le Refuge is a destination for free spirits. Our guests aren't bound each day to tour company meals or to a handful of destinations reached by shuttle bus. Le Refuge means the freedom to explore the mountain charms and the international cuisine of Chamonix.

What makes this chalet unique

The grand interior of this lodge was built early last century and has been lovingly restored to create a warm nostalgic ambiance in comfortable premiere class accommodation. The main body of the lodge is entirely open-plan with a vaulted 20-foot ceiling supported by massive old beams.

The lodge is surrounded by acres of national forest and is one of the highest habitable structures in the Chamonix valley with huge bay windows affording arguably the best views of the Mont Blanc massif. Advanced and intermediate skiers often choose to ski directly to the lodge doorstep.

The beautiful and tranquil surroundings of Le Refuge are only a short 10 minute walk from the international cuisine and entertainment that make Chamonix centre such an exciting option


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Chamonix in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom has a roll top bath with a shower connection. The other bathroom has a shower only. Toilets and sinks are in all bathrooms. Clean towels provided upon arrival.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom on Mezzenine level not appropriate for children
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Four poster bedded room with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Shares en suite bathroom with Bedroom 2
  • Double bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom with shower. Double bedroom 2 & 3 with en suite bathroom with shower. (En suite bathroom serves both bedrooms.)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Chamonix is located at the centre of the French Alps and on the border of France, Italy and Switzerland. It is situated at the foot of MONT BLANC with its vast glaciers descending Western Europe's highest mountain (15,770 feet). The town lies below these pinnacles of ice and rock standing out against the blue skies of the Alps. Chamonix has long been considered the birthplace of skiing and mountaineering and is proud of its past. From the moment in 1786 when Paccard and Balmat first reached the summit of Mont Blanc the town has never looked back. Today the town attracts Alpinists in search of conquest from around the world. Chamonix served as host to the first Winter Olympics back in 1924. In winter a Mecca for skiers and snowboarders from beginners to the most demanding champions, Chamonix offers high altitude ski areas (90% are above 6000 feet) and up to 600km/375miles of trails in addition to the famous Vallée Blanche - the longest glacial run in the world.


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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Chamonix Golf Club
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Arve Cafe
Nearest Ski
0.5 Kilometres
Le Brevent Chamonix
Car: recommended

Rustic luxury chalet. Sleeps 6 in en suite bedrooms.

Lodge recently restored. In a forest high above the valley. Huge old beams support a 20 foot ceiling & suspended fireplace. Great views. Ski to the doorstep.


Prices & Availability


  • Our prices are for booking the whole lodge. We would like 20% of the quoted rate at the time you book your holiday. We would like the balance, along with a refundable £500 deposit, to be paid one month before your arrival. Weeks are on a Sunday to Sunday basis. In addition to your seven nights accommodation we will supply fresh bed linen and bath towels upon arrival.

    Please note that the following items must be separately arranged by our guests and are not included in our weekly rates:
    • Meals
    • Insurance
    • Transport to and from France
    • Lift pass and ski hire
    • Transport to and from Geneva
    • Ski instruction and guides
    • Resort transport
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