|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Chalet Capricorne is a quality 5 bedroom chalet that has been recently renovated to a high standard. It combines traditional Savoyard style and local materials with modern luxuries such as under floor heating, WiFi, a state of the art cinema system, hot tub, sauna and fitness room.
Chalet Capricorne has been arranged over two floors. On the ground floor there are three bedrooms (2 twin rooms and 1 double room), two bathrooms (1 large family bathroom and an ensuite shower room) and a separate WC. The sauna and fitness room are also on this floor. The entrance hall has a large coat cupboard and the utility room, which is accessed from the fitness room, has a washing machine and dryer.
On the first floor there is a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area with an open fire. The lounge area has comfortable seating and a media system with Satellite TV, DVD and music system. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped and the dining table seats 12. There is a set of glass doors from the dining area onto a south facing balcony with magnificent views of the Dru, Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc. Steps from the balcony lead down to the hot tub and garden. There are two double bedrooms on this floor, both with ensuite shower rooms. One of the bedrooms has a set of glass doors onto the balcony. There is also a small office area on the first floor.
Outside, on the terrace, is dining furniture and an eight-person hot tub with views of the surrounding peaks. The landscaped garden, with lawn, is south facing with mountain views. There is adequate parking space in the driveway and the porched entrance has a room for ski storage and a heated boot rack.
Chalet Capricorne is a luxurious and stylish chalet for up to 10 guests in the beautiful Les Praz area of Chamonix, close to Flegere ski area and Chamonix golf course.
Skiing and snowboarding: Chamonix is one of the world's most famous ski areas, having hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels are well-served in a variety of differing areas around Chamonix, including Brevent, Flegere, the famous Grands Montets and Domaine du Balme. The Mont Blanc pass also covers nearby areas including Les Houches, St Gervais, Megeve, Courmayeur and Les Contamines, all within an easy drive. Slightly further afield, but within an hour's drive are Verbier, La Thuile, Flaine and Les Carroz. Despite its reputation as an area for experts only, there are plenty of green, blue and red runs to satisfy beginners and intermediates alike. For the more experienced, Chamonix has miles and miles of adventurous off-piste, including the famous Vallee Blanche, an 18km experience from the Aiguille du Midi down to the town.
Summer and the rest of the year: With the draw of Europe's premier natural attraction, Mont Blanc, Chamonix never sleeps. Whether it's simply to soak up the stunning scenery or get the adrenaline pumping, there is plenty for everybody to do all year round. There are a wide variety of marked trails for hiking and trekking; well-maintained bolted routes for rock-climbing; limitless mountaineering opportunities including Mont Blanc itself; an ever-expanding network of mountain bike trails; some of the most consistent thermals for superb paragliding; raging white water rapids for rafting and hydro speeding; canoeing and abseiling down the spectacular valley gorges; golf at the Trent Jones Sr designed 18 hole course in Chamonix, as well as many other top quality courses nearby; the sports centre has an indoor and outdoor 50m swimming pool and a large grassed sunbathing area, water slides, numerous tennis courts, gym, spa, jacuzzi, the list goes on!
Property Manager: Based in Chamonix since 2004, Mountain Base is a fully registered French business run by Andy, Andie and Matt. We are one of the only British run businesses in Chamonix to hold the Carte Professionnelle (no. 1497/07), which obliges us to maintain a Garantie Financière (cash bond) against which all our clients are financially protected. During the years, we have built up one of the largest rental portfolios in the Valley, from studios to large chalets, from les Houches to le Tour. Our team and partners are the best in the Valley and are here to make sure your stay is an enjoyable, memorable and hassle free experience.
Our philosophy: Professionalism and service, in a nutshell. From a speedy response to your enquiry through to on-hand service in resort, our team are at your disposal. Our office is in central Chamonix, so we are on hand to advise you throughout your stay and organise any little extras that you need. We have also invested a great deal in our bookings system, giving you real time availability, online booking and, uniquely, the ability to manage your booking online through to the point of arrival.
Services: Our team will be able to organise anything you need, before, during and even after your stay. Whether it be pre-ordering ski passes, discounted equipment hire, ski lessons, mountain guiding, private chefs, masseuses, bike hire - you name it, we can organise it!
I stayed here with my family for a week over Christmas and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Chalet was spotless and very tasteful. We made great use of the hot tub outside and with only a short bus ride from Chamonix centre, it was the perfect choice. I highly recommend this chalet!
Travelling around the Chamonix Valley
Although a car provides additional flexibility, Chamonix has a regular free in-valley bus service. Guests with either a “carte d’hote” or a ski pass can use the buses to move around the valley from Les Houches to Le Tour with stops at all the lift stations. The nearest bus stop is 300m from the chalet.There are also shuttle buses called “les Mulets” which are free and circulate the centre of town.
Getting to Chamonix by car
From France: accessible directly via the Autoroute Blanche (A40), which connects to the European motorway network.
Geneva Airport is approx 100km from Chamonix. Cost in tolls is about €6 for a normal car, all major credit cards are accepted 24/7. Don’t get money from the airport – Swiss Francs are not acceptable!
From Switzerland: Motorway to Martigny, then Col de la Forclaz, Col des Montets. Martigny is approximately 50km from Chamonix.
From Italy: Motorway to the Mont-Blanc tunnel near Courmayeur. Chamonix is 15km from the Italian border via Mont-Blanc Tunnel.
There is a SNCF railway station in Chamonix. It is serviced by the TER regional train. There are TGV high-speed mainline train connections from St Gervais-le Fayet railway station, just 20km away.
The Mont Blanc Express: This SNCF railway line serves all villages from St Gervais-le Fayet to Martigny (Switzerland) via Servoz, Les Houches, Chamonix, Argentière and Vallorcine.
By Bus/Mini Bus
There are coach services through SAT who provides daily connections with Geneva and Italy.
There are many transfer companies in Chamonix who run mini buses to and from Airports. You can either book a private or a shared transfer.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
All linen including towels
End of stay cleaning
Local Tourist Taxes
Travel to and from Chamonix
Airport transfers can be arranged
Prices are for self-catered accommodation
Arrival after 4pm, departure before 10am
Arrivals after 7.30pm incur a €20 surcharge, after 11.30pm €50