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Luxury Chalet with Hot Tub and Swimming Pool - Chalet Brio

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Chalet Brio

The chalet sleeps up to 16 in 6 ensuite rooms. The chalet has been built to an exceptional standard with floor to ceiling windows giving amazing views across the valley.

We have a large outdoor hot tub, log fire, Wifi and English TV. New for2017/18 we also have a seperate games room with flat screen TV, Wifi, table football, Nintendo Wii and plenty of games so the kids can escape the adults!

About the property

Winter/summer chalet offering catered/self catered accommodation

Chalet Brio and La Terrasse are located in the wonderful area of Samoens only 50 mins from Geneva airport and 8 hours from Calais. The village is part of the Grand Massif ski/hike/mountain bike area which includes 5 resorts - Flaine, Samoëns, Morillon, Sixt and Les Carroz. We have a great snow record with the lift access reaching 2500m and a variety of pistes and off piste options to suit all levels and interests. We are also at the base of the famous Col du Joux Plane a mecca for road cyclists in the summer, but for those wanting to take it easy we have wonderful flat walks along the riverside and lakes for swimming.

Chalet Brio was built with light space and comfort in mind. All our rooms are ensuite and the chalet has been built to an exceptional standard with floor to ceiling windows giving amazing views across the valley. We have a large outdoor hot tub, a large outdoor swimming pool (summer only), log fire, Wifi and English TV.

La Terrasse is a perfect option for small groups of families and friends wanting a self-catered sole occupancy option with a hot tub and swimming pool.

In the winter in Chalet Brio we offer a fully catered chalet with a big breakfast including freshly baked croissants and pain au chocolats, a range of cereals and porridge, eggs, bacon, fruit, tea, coffee and juices. In the afternoon homemade cake is laid out with tea and coffee and a 4 course evening meal is served in the evening including cheese board and port with complimentary unlimited wine and soft drinks.

In the summer Chalet Brio and La Terrasse are let as a self catered accommodation with all the kitchen equipment you would need. However, if you did want to treat yourselves just as ask us about our private catering service.

More Details

Property Manager
Denee and Joss Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2018

About Denee and Joss Thompson

We have always loved the mountains and after 14 seasons working around the World we couldn't pass up the opportunity to take over the running of Chalet Brio from Joss’ parents – especially as we got married in the garden! Both professional people we gave up our jobs in the UK and set up home in the Haute Savoie. During the winter as well as snowboarding we also enjoy ski touring and mountaineering. During the summer months we road bike, mountain bike, climb and enjoy alpine walks with our dog Lhotse.

There is so much going on around Samoens both summer and winter, the social life is very good and we have made many friends, both French and English. We love meeting new people so running a chalet is ideal.

Denee and Joss Thompson purchased this chalet in 2017

Why Denee and Joss Thompson chose Samoëns

The resort has very easy access and is just an hours drive from Geneva which makes it perfect for quick trips back to the UK. It's part of the Grand Massif and this is a great ski area, and it is a vibrant, lived in, authentic, all year round community.

Chalet Brio is on the outskirts of Samoens in a quiet hamlet, we have plenty of outdoor space, including room for an organic vegetable garden which provides some of the ingredients for our catered guests, the swimming pool and the geothermal heating system. It's a great location and close to all the ski lifts and local activities. We have wonderful views from our house out towards Mt Criou and beyond.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet was built in 2007 using the finest local materials. It's light and spacious and open plan, with a log fire in the sitting area and wonderful views of Mt Criou. It feels cosy and comfortable whether there are just the two of us or a chalet full.

The heating and hot water come from our underground geothermal system, which cuts our energy bills a great deal. The large outdoor swimming pool has proved to be very popular in summer and sitting in the hot tub in winter you look out across the meadows, sometimes the deer come down from the forest and pass by. We're surrounded by wildlife, fields and trees.

Available Rentals

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In the summer the rates are for the whole chalet sleeping up to 16 people
In the winter we have included the exclusive catered rate for 10 people (more guests can be added - please contact us for a full quote)


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

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , double/twin beds plus 2 bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Small bedroom linked with room 5, two bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , double/twin beds plus 2 bunk beds and 1 truckle bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be a large double or 2 singles
  • There are 6 ensuite bedrooms, bedroom 6 is linked to bedroom 5, and has a separate ensuite shower. It is possible to include the garden apartment, La Terrasse which will add a further 3 rooms accommodating 22 people in total but there would be an additional charge. All rooms are bright and spacious, with down duvets and cotton linen, and either baths or showers. All of the bedrooms have French windows into the garden or a balcony overlooking the pool and meadow.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 16 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Chalet Brio provides a catered service in winter ski season (breakfast, afternoon tea and a four course evening meal inc. cheeseboard and port with unlimited wine or soft drinks). In summer the property is rented on a weekly self catered basis.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Very comfortable, spacious chalet with mod-cons

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful chalet in the French Alps. The clean, modern interior has wooden floors, a Scandi log burner and in the dining area an enormous picture window with stunning views of the mountains. Our room had a large double bed and ensuite with bath and shower - all the fittings are top quality. Lots of hot water and underfloor heating were a bonus. For children there's a Wii, TV and DVDs, full Wi-Fi is available too. Hosts Caroline and Robert made us welcome with delicious dinners and good wine, drove us to the ski lift just five minutes away and showed us the way on the slopes. We skied over to Flaine with great snow and high runs, and down to a pretty village called Les Carroz. We also did a lovely walk in the valley, through pine trees and round a lake. After a long day, sitting outside in the hot tub in the crisp mountain air was wonderfully relaxing and reinvigorating. Definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
864 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Morillion lake
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Winter Sports: The Grand Massif area has 265km of runs from an altitude of 2480m – new development over the 2017 summer will mean 2 more runs and Europe’s longest lift transporting skiers 2850m in just 10mins.

Walking: The area is famous for its Alpine walking with clear signposted routes and refugees for meals or overnight stays. Guided walking can also be arranged

Mountain Biking: A variety of blue, red and black runs all accessible by the resort lifts allows gravity assisted fun for the whole family. Bike hire, lessons and guiding can all be arranged.

Climbing: With over 1000 routes in the local area including single and multi-pitch on the highest quality limestone you can tackle a new sector every day or work on your next project.

Road Cycling: The famous ‘Col du Joux Plane’ in on our doorstep but if an average grade of 8.5% isn’t your scene then there is plenty more on offer to explore this beautiful area on two wheels.


Travel options include driving via Rheims and Dijon and the journey from the French ports takes 8 -10 hours depending on speed and stops. Or many people prefer to fly into Geneva and pick up a hire car for the easy journey to the resort which should take between 1 to 1.5 hours. Having a car in summer is recommended as it gives you greater flexibility, but for non-drivers taking the catered option in winter we operate a minibus service and the chalet is on the ski bus route.


Morillon: 1km

Samoens: 2km

Geneva: 50km

Les Gets/Morzine: 20 - 25km

Chamonix: 55km

Further Details:

The local area around Samoens manages to combine all of the expectations of a modern resort including a good range of shops, bars and restaurants with the traditional charms of a typical French alpine resort. Whether you want World class skiing and mountain biking or just want to kick back and take a moment to enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings a stay at Chalet Brio will meet all of your holiday needs.


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