|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Chalet Papillon is an independent, detached ski and summer alpine chalet near Morzine, the French Alps. The traditional chalet is French tourist board graded four star for up to eight people, with spacious living areas and cosy accommodation. Situated in a mountain hamlet at 1000 metres, there are lovely mountain views, private garden and parking. Easy car access to many Portes du Soleil ski resorts and the local Roc d'Enfer ski area. Just buy your pass online and you are skiing straight away.
Chalet Papillon is on three levels. The upper level has a new, well equipped kitchen seating eight and garden level also has its own kitchenette, so ideal for holidaying with family and friends. Two TVs with international channels and free wifi throughout the chalet. Cosy accommodation with electric heating throughout and two log burners.There is a dedicated parking area for two cars and a storage shed which also houses the ski/boot driers.French caretakers live next door and prepare everything for your stay.
Located one hour’s drive from Geneva Airport and 20 minutes from Morzine (olympic swimming pool complex), Lindarets, Les Gets (mountain biking) and the Portes du Soleil ski area and it is an easy trip out down to Lake Geneva to Evian, Thonon and Sciez and Yvoire to swim and for sightseeing. Our village of St Jean d'Aulps ten minutes by car has a wide range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and local market.
Chalet Papillon summer guests have access to the Portes du Soleil special summer MULTI-PASS offer which means you can use many outdoor and tourist activities for two euros per adult per day including swimming, ski lifts for walking, tennis and other tourist attractions. This makes an economical family holiday and there is a lovely choice of swimming areas in Morzine, Les Gets and Lac de Montriond.
The whole chalet is ideal to allow family and friends to holiday together, but be independent. Chalet Papillon can be rented as two separate apartments each for four persons during off peak periods, email the owners if this is your requirement.
Outdoor activities: This lovely Haute Savoie Alpine region has a wealth of outdoor activities for holidaymakers to enjoy not far from our self catered chalet. Either stay in the beautiful mountains or head down to glorious Lake Geneva and Evian only 20 minutes away. Ski access to the Portes du Soleil region is excellent with Morzine only 20 minutes drive and smaller local resorts of Grande Terche nearby. Plenty of opportunities for swimming locally at Evian, Lac de Montriond and in the superb Olympic pool at Morzine. Mountain biking, cycling, walking, tennis and golf are all nearby.
There is now an excellent minibus service in the valley for only 1 euro to all the major ski and mountain resorts.
There are lovely mountain walks direct from the chalet to the mountain behind and there are a huge range of outdoor activities on offer throughout the local area.
Visit our web site which has ski and summer activity information to find out more details on all the things you can do.
Eating Out: Great fun in the Haute Savoie region. There are many traditional restaurants and ideas for eating are either Bout du Lac at Montriond, La Chamade in Morzine, restaurants in St Jean d'Aulps and a little restaurant in Le Jotty.
You will find many more in the resorts.
Try local dishes like trout from the local rivers, tartiflette and raclette dishes of all kinds.
Winter activities: Chalet Papillon is on the doorstep of the Portes du Soleil ski region. You can choose from a wide variety of resorts at different altitudes, according to the snow conditions and your groups' abilities. Grande Terche is a nearby local resort and Ardents near Lindarets/Morzine provides an easy parking area 20 minutes drive from the chalet. This then provides good access into the Portes du Soleil and Switzerland. Les Gets is also only 25 minutes drive and there is now a one Euro bus to all the resorts from St Jean d'Aulps. You can park at the Abbey and there are regular buses all day taking away driving and parking issues at busy times.
The skiing in the Portes du Soleil area is superb and connections between resorts excellent. Good ski schools at all the resorts.
Mountain walking, snow shoe walking and nordic skiing are all available in Morzine and Les Gets.
Our prices are very competitive for an independent chalet in the Portes du Soleil ski area, because of the location a short driving distance from the pistes. A security deposit is taken with all bookings and during the winter to keep rental costs down electricity is metered during your stay. The consumption is deducted from your security deposit with any breakages aa small local tourist tax, 0.65 euros per night per adult. Sheets are quoted extra for provision and laundering. In the summer both sheets and electricity are included (£25 per week for electricity). Enough logs for a few fires are included to start your stay and more can be purchased from our caretaker and neighbour. Cooking gas is included for the kitchen hob,
We have now owned Chalet Papillon for more than twenty years and love the French Alps. The property has been extensively renovated and refurbished over the years. Our family has enjoyed skiing and summer holidays from our second home at all ages. The accommodation has many home comforts. The Portes du Soleil is only a short distance and the lovely mountain backdrop provides a restful holiday. We live in beautiful Pembrokeshire and also run a successful Bed & Breakfast near the lovely National Park coast.
Jane or Alan Mason purchased this chalet in 1990
Chalet Papillon is a traditional fermette of the Haute Savoie mountains and is locate in a small hamlet. It therefore retains a very French feel. It is handy for both Lake Geneva and Morzine and the mountains so we have enjoyed different kinds of holidays over the years.
The chalet has very spacious accommodation with plenty of bathroom and kitchen facilities and is ideal to holiday with family and friends but be a little independent.
It is a short drive to several Portes du Soleil resorts, so there is plenty of choice for skiing. There is also a small resort nearby at Grande Terche.
Our caretaker lives nearby and is very helpful and prepares the chalet for your stay.
The chalet is spacious and comfortable with lovely mountain views. Ideal for families and groups of family and friends who want some space and independence, the chalet provides accommodation for a fun holiday.. There is everything you need and our French caretaker nearby ensures all is well and offers help if required. The accommodation is of a high standard, four star graded, but competitively priced to reflect the short drive to the ski slopes.
All Chalet Papillon summer guests have access to the special MULTI-PASS offer which gives access to many outdoor and tourist activities for two euros per person per day. This makes for a very economical family holiday as you have little entertainment costs once you are at the chalet.
Superb ten days of wall to wall sunshine and lots of snow. Lovely coming back to warm and cosy chalet and enjoying the lovely kitchen, and comfortable lounge and log burner.
We skied various resorts and also liked the local Grande Terche for some long runs as the snow was so good low down.
One of our group was not skiing and walked down the mountain and caught the great public bus into the resorts to meet us. We enjoyed using the superb indoor pool at Morzine.
Superb ten days of wall to wall sunshine and lots of snow. Lovely coming back to warm and cosy chalet and enjoying the lovely kitchen, and comfortable lounge and log burner. We skied various resorts and also liked the local Grande Terche for some long runs as the snow was so good low down. One of our group was not skiing and walked down the mountain and caught the great public bus into the resorts to meet us. We enjoyed using the superb indoor pool at Morzine.
This is our second visit to Chateau Papillon, the first was last autumn. Both times were between the summer and skiing seasons so the villages and roads were very quiet and peaceful
The location is ideal- only 30 mins or so to Lake Geneva and amazing alpine walks outside your door.
The wild flowers were beautiful- it was like walking in a garden.
The chalet is welcoming- well equipped and bright and cheerful.
A car is a must have. There is so much to do and see
We spent a week at Chalet Papillon at the end of May – our first visit. The weather was warm, sometimes hot, and dry. Because we were not intending to take part in any of the winter sports opportunities (there are lots) this was perfect. The setting is beautiful with great views down the valley with its summer meadows and up to snow-covered peaks in the distance.
On arrival we were greeted by next-door neighbour Nadege who looks after the chalet with her husband Eric when Jane and Alan are not around. They were very welcoming, including providing homemade soup and some essential provisions. Although there were no problems during our stay it was good to know they were on hand if we needed any help.
The chalet itself is warm, comfortable and well-equipped (we were in the upstairs apartment) with a big dining-kitchen and large living room, giving plenty of space for all the family. The fast wi-fi is a real bonus.
As we visited before the summer season started, the lifts were not open, but we found many stunning places to walk anyway - the view of Mont Blanc was amazing!
We would definitely visit again and probably take advantage of the proximity to the Swiss and Italian borders to plan some trips further afield. But to do that we’d have to tear ourselves away from the chalet, so who knows?!
We have stayed at this chalet on quite a number of occasions (skiing and walking) and always look forward to returning. We were joined on this skiing trip by a number of friends and so the Chalet was full. We plumped for the downstairs accomodation and we're especialy pleased with the new double bedroom arrangement (that replaced the fold-out sofa bed we had used before) which was very comfortable and a big improvement. The new double bed was wonderfully comfortable and the kitchenette/dinning bar worked really well. Our group ate in most nights cooking for up to 10 people and the new kitchen/dining room (upstairs) which had also been completely renewed since our last visit worked really well. The snow conditions during our 2 week stay were incredible. We had fresh snow pretty much every day and the range of ski slopes within 30 mins driving meant we could please every ability in the group. I was the nominated timekeeper and it was up to me to get the first shift up and out of the Chalet by 8.30 each morning ready to drive to the slopes. There's a good wi-fi connection at the chalet and the new online liftpass system meant we could all buy our lift passes the night before (saving 15% and avoiding the morning crush) so we were always there when the lifts open at 9 am. I shall be keeping an eye on the snow conditions but based on the fall so far I think this could be a longer than usuall season and may well try for another trip out to this delightful chalet and ski region in late March early April.
One week was not long enough!
A charming chalet set in alpine meadows. Having owned a property in the middle of nowhere in the Dordogne, this was a perfect spot from which to discover this part of the Alps. While my son hurtled down the mountain bike runs in Les Gets and Morzine, the rest of the party walked to take in the stunning scenery.
The chalet itself is traditional but with all modern facilities, comfortable and relaxing. We had no problem finding the property, and received a friendly welcome from the caretaker.
Although we ventured into Switzerland and down to Chamonix Mont Blanc, there are plenty of activities to do on the door step. A walk up the Pointe de Trechauffe gave fabulous views over Lac Leman and the surrounding mountains, beautiful wild flowers and birdlife.The route up the river to the lac de Montriond and further to the cascade d'ardent is easier but no less stunning for those wanting something a little less strenuous.
We took advantage of the Multipass to access the lifts in Morzine and les Gets, but were limited at the time we went as all the lifts are not operational until late June.
I would certainly recommend it to others (but very quietly - we would like to go back again)
We spent a week’s skiing holiday at Chalet Papillon and had an absolutely wonderful time. The chalet is situated in this little ‘hameau’ with beautiful views all around. The house itself has a real traditional feel to it – with all the luxuries of modern day. We spent many an evening in front of the cosy fireplace! We are all pretty experienced skiers and were looking for a bit of a challenge. The skiing turned out to be great with a couple of very good skiing areas and some pretty adventurous slopes at only a 20 mins drive away. And on a final note: the owners are very nice and extremely helpful. I lost a very precious necklace at the Chalet, which we all searched for extensively. They managed to find it some four months later and returned it by special delivery to me!
We would love to come back some time in the near future!
Chalet Papillon is situated in a French mountain hamlet only 5 minutes from the main Thonon to Morzine route and the nearby Portes du Soleil ski area. Lovely sunny terrace and mountain views. Easy access to Morzine, Les Lindarets, Les Gets and adjacent local resorts at Grande Terche and Col du Corbier. Easy access to Geneva, the lake and resorts like Evian. The nearest shopping is St Jean d'Aulps which has everything you need. Read on to find out how all our summer guests can use many tourist facilities for only 2 euros a day using multi-pass.
In the summer all our guests receive a voucher to join the multi-pass scheme to use all local facilities and attractions including the Morzine olympic pool for only two euros a day. Super family holiday value. There is swimming in many Alpine resorts and a superb Olympic pool at Morzine and swimming at Lake Geneva and Lac de Montriond. Mountain walking is everywhere with pretty tracks right outside the chalet or travel a short way to take a ski lift open in the summer for high mountain walking or mountain biking which is popular now. There are lots of opportunities for golf, canoeing, sailing at Lake Geneva & tennis in most villages and resorts.
Take a visit to the Le Jotty gorge, the Les Gets mechanical music museum or the Abbey at St Jean D;Aulps to take in some local culture. The tourist offices also run an excellent programme of walks, talks and visits.
Other Activities: SUMMER Multi Pass Offer use of many facilities including swimming, use of ski lifts for walking and tourist attractions to visit for only two euros a day.
Walking and Mountain biking throughout the area.
Golf: Fantastic Alpine course at Les Gets.
Ski: Chalet Papillon is on the doorstep of the Portes du Soleil region. You can choose from a wide variety of resorts at different altitudes, according to the snow conditions and your groups' abilities. Grande Terche is a nearby local resort and Ardents near Lindarets/Morzine provides an easy parking area 20 minutes drive from the chalet. This then provides good access into the Portes du Soleil and Switzerland. Les Gets is also only 25 minutes drive and there is now a one Euro bus to all the resorts from St Jean d'Aulps. You can park at the Abbey and there are regular buses all day taking away driving and parking issues at busy times.
The skiing in the Portes du Soleil area is superb and connections between resorts excellent. Good ski schools at all the resorts.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£230|
|Stay tax||£1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.|
Refundable Security deposit of £230 (270 euros) per week. Electricity meter is read before and after your stay and the consumption is deducted from your security deposit. Typically about £60 to £150 per week depending upon numbers and usage.
In summer all guests receive a multi pass voucher which for two euros per day for adults gives access to many tourist facilities, swimming and lifts. A great way to keep the cost of your family holiday down. £25 electricity allowance included summer.
There is a local tourist tax of 0.65 euros per night per person also deducted from the security deposit.
Individual apartments for four can be let separately see web site for prices. www.chalet-papillon.com
Sheets included in the summer months with electricity (£25 per week allowance). £80 in the winter months.
Cleaning can be arranged at the end of your stay at 17 euros per hour.
Bookings can be accepted in euros