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Secret place in the Swiss Alps

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet


About the property

Quick and easy access by train with the Mont Blanc Express and by car.

If you are looking for a magical place off the beaten path, you found it. In a village of 60 inhabitants, suspended and you will quickly feel protected from the world.

Our cottage is a bohemian and cozy cabin built in 1850 on the transition from the old coach road linking Martigny to Chamonix. The surrounding nature makes this place a wild, authentic and powerful refuge.

The cottage is 65 square meters and 4 meters under ceiling. It is composed of a large main room with entrance, living room, kitchen and mezzanine, a bedroom and a bathroom. The chalet dates from 1850 and has been renovated keeping to its original state. In the center of the chalet, a pellet stove (wood) diffuses heat and allows you to admire the flame. At the show, you have a video projector, a very large screen and a catalog of movies that you can watch. You also have a bluetooth speaker (Marshall) for your music and wifi. Every piece of furniture, every object has been chiné and chosen in a spirit of bohemian-chic decoration. Tap water comes directly from a source and is better than any mineral water.

The view of the chalet overlooks the forest.

A small covered balcony as well as a large terrace and a large garden are at your disposal.

The Gorges du Triège (to visit! ) Are just at the entrance to the village. The historic route of the stagecoach road also starts from the village.

The chapel of the village ...

In winter, a free shuttle picks up skiers and lugeurs directly in the village to take them to the Marécottes gondola lift. The tourist train takes you in 35 minutes at the foot of the slopes of the domain of Balme in Vallorcine. (There is a train + ski pass). You also have access to other ski areas in the Chamonix valley.

In summer, the famous pool carved in the rock of the alpine zoo is less than ten minutes walk. The Alpine Zoo (the highest in Europe) is open all year round. (Like its cozy restaurant)

The area is a place of hiking. You can also practice canyoning, paragliding, climbing, ski touring ...

In a few minutes, by train (or by car) you find:

-magazine, butcher, bakery, cafes, restaurants, bankomate ...

- Bike (mountain bike) and electric bike rental.

-location of sports equipment

-indoor swimming pool

- climbing hall

-museum Marconi (inventor of the radio)

In 23 minutes, you are in Martigny if you want to visit the Giannada Foundation. Add 25 minutes and you are at the thermal baths of Saillon!

With the little tourist train that takes you through spectacular landscapes, you are in an hour, at the foot of Mont Blanc, the roof of Europe and in the middle of Chamonix, the world capital of Mountaineering with its history, its streets Cosmopolitan, its shops and elegant hotels.

Finally, it is an ideal place:

For people seeking peace

For sensitive and inquisitive people

Ideal for a romantic stay for two.

Ideal for a family with 1 or 2 children over 7 years.

Ideal for two couples of friends.

Quality of the place:

Calm, beautiful, atypical, unique, organic

weak points:

Little soundproof between the rooms

Access by travelers

1. To get to the chalet by train (23 minutes from Martigny): take the Mont-Blanc Express (Martigny-Chamonix line), stop Le Trétien. (Do not forget to ask for the stop by pressing the "stop" button when Hear the announcement of the village "Le Trétien"). Then, from the station, go down to the asphalt road that runs through the village. Once on this road, you will see a fountain and a few meters away, the public toilets. Facing the toilet, there is a small alley that goes down. It is the Rue de la Plantze, the Rue du Chalet. The cottage is on the left side of the lane and this is the second house you come across. You are at number 7, rue de la Plantze.

Our cottage is recognizable, there are blue flags in the garden.

2. By road: after your arrival in Martigny, take direction Salvan, then Les Marécottes. (About 15 minutes). After passing the Marécottes zoo you will arrive at the Trétien. You cross the village with the car, you pass in front of the public toilets, in front of a parking on your continuez. Then, at the exit of the village, the road goes down again. You make a lace and you return to the village and you do not go further, you stop in the parking lot next to the old school. From here you walk up the narrow paved alley about 150 meters past the chapel and then past a pass in front of a garden terrace on your continue to climb and you find the number 7, rue de la Plantze on your right.

Exchanges with travelers

Throughout your stay, we will be available for any questions you may have. You can also get help from our neighbor Milasijm (phone number behind the front door).

The neighborhood

The village of Trétien is literally hanging on the mountain and surrounded by forest. The village is in itself a unique place that gives the impression of being lost in the depths of the world. The arrival by the train at the small station of the Trétien suspended in the void is a thing to do at least once in his life!

To do- to visit

in the village:

Visit the gorges du triège.

Visit the three hamlets that make up this protected and atypical village.


Very numerous ballades of medium and high mountain.


Visit of the Emosson dam

Funicular of Emosson

Lake of Salanfe

Alpage d'Emaney ...

Finhaut (4 minutes by train)

indoor swimming pool

Exhibition Center


Climbing room

Marécottes (4 minutes by train or shuttle bus, even by car, 15 minutes on foot)

Alpine zoo and its carved pool in the rock (summer)

Departure from the cable car to the ski slopes of La Creusaz

small shop

coffee shop

Indoor pool of a thousand stars

Salvan (7 minutes by train, same thing by car, 30 minutes by foot.)


Museum marconi


transport network

A free shuttle takes you directly from the Trétien to the Marécottes cable cars.

More Details

Dorsaz Damien
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Le Trétien in Salvan

Property Type:
  • chalet
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski pass optional


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Superschönes Häuschen mit tollem Panorama!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zu dritt zwei Nächte und Tage in dem Chalet von Familie Dorsaz verbracht. Es ist sehr stil- und geschmackvoll mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet, lichtdurchflutet und mit einer heimeligen Atmosphäre gesegnet. Wir konnten bei schönem Wetter auf der Terrasse frühstücken und abends, als es kälter wurde, vor dem Kaminofen relaxen. Da es nur ein Zimmer gibt und der Rest (außer natürlich das Badezimmer) offen gestaltet ist, würde ich das Chalet nicht für 4 Erwachsene Personen empfehlen, aber das ist natürlich Geschmackssache ;)

Wir fühlten uns stets gut betreut durch die netten Vermieter und freuten uns über die unkomplizierte Kommunikation und Abwicklung.

Von der Ferienwohnung konnte man direkt drauf loswandern, aber auch mit dem Zug in sämtliche Richtungen fahren. Das Dorf "Le Tretien" war sehr ruhig, urig und beschaulich, umgeben von den hohen Bergen - ideal zum Entspannen und Ruhe finden.

Wir können es nur empfehlen und kommen gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
150 Metres
dans le village
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
restaurant du zoo des marécottes
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
les marécottes
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Le Trétien, Le Pays de Saint-Bernard

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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £132.7
Ménage £70.77

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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