|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
southern exposure with green area for the exclusive use with table , chairs and 2 deck chairs . It is accessed directly from the large roof terrace.
Equipped with a large roof terrace with direct access to the green area / solarium for the exclusive use (with table-chairs and sun loungers)'s really very quiet. Trilocale 60 mt.q. renovated in rustic style with various wood-paneled walls and large fireplace with flame in sight. Very close to the ski slopes downhill and cross country, the Alta Via and natural climbing gyms.
Valgrisenche is ideal for families who love QUIET, NATURE AND SPORT MOUNTAIN. SKI touring (over 12 ascents), cross-country skiing (2 tracks tot.12km) Alpine skiing without queues and little expense (1 modern chairlift, 2 treadmills + children's games), heli-skiing. 100KM of WALKS on the trails of Pope Wojtyla! (3 shelters, camp 1, 3 lakes, high street n.2 at 100 meters!) MTB (50km dirt roads) CLIMBING (nearby various rock climbing and ice-via ferrata).
NATIONAL PARK OF GRAN PARADISO and SPA only 30 minutes drive; COURMAYEUR-MONT BLANC 40 min.; LA THUILE 55 min.; AOSTA ROMAN CITY and cable car PILA 30 min.
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A lovely apartment in a fantastic situation with friendly, helpful hosts. We did find the advert a little confusing because the photos are exactly the same for both apartments so, for future reference, Baita Etienne is the top floor apartment with two bedrooms, a dining area/kitchen/living room (including a magnificent wood burner) and bathroom with bath but only a hand held shower over. There are lots of easy walks in the Valgrisenche valley itself (including many directly from the apartment) and the Gran Paradiso National Park is just down the road for more stunning scenery. A week is certainly not long enough to appreciate the area fully. At the bottom of the road to the apartment (less than quarter of a mile away) is a marmot sanctuary. You may be lucky enough to see one but you will certainly hear their warning whistles when you draw near. We suggest you budget an extra £30 per week (summer) to cover the cost of gas and water, though the logs for the fire are provided free of charge. The restaurant of the Hotel des Myrtilles is right next door and it seems to have a good reputation, though we did not get the opportunity to try it ourselves. Ours was a summer holiday but the apartment looks perfect for winter sports enthusiasts as the cable car and ski runs are only a few hundred yards away. Thoroughly recommended.
We rented from March 26 to March 30 . The location was excellent next to a ski area . Amazing area surrounded by mountains and snow. Kids really enjoyed playing in snow.
The apartment was quite satisfactory and it had at least what we needed for our stay except the wifi as it only worked for few hours and then no more. We also requested the use of the washing machine but end up washing the baby clothes and some other clothes by hand as the machine was locked in another room. Always ask for extra charges as we had to pay for the use of the gas consumed although we were not informed about this. Groceries need to be bought on your way to the village as the only shop around was completely useless. On the whole we spent a lovely time in Valgrisenche.
Thanks very much
Laurence & all others
Wonderfully helpful kind owners make sure all eventualities are covered. They and many family memebers are part of the current and historic fabric of the area, very involved in the mountains, walks, local events etc.
The accommodation is good, though shower far too small and low for someone more than small/average height. Lights not too good, but the wood burning stove was cosy and welcoming in the evening. Situation of the flat (Cesare's sister's) is ideal for walking. Only gripe is that the little shop in the Capoluogo, Valgrisenche, could keep a far greater variety and far more food as the space is large, though holds little produce.
Wonderful walking area and for non walkers there are many natural things to see and castles in the valley etc. Aosta is also well worth a visit for its history and culture.
Thank you for a wonderful week! We shall be back, the sooner the better!
Judie and family
The house was satisfactory in all respects. It had a nice garden. Our daughter with family stayed on the top floor and we stayed on the ground floor, so it was a nice place for a reunion of 2 families. There are endless walks starting from the house, the views are stunning, and the owners are very friendly and speak in addition to Italian perfect French and some English too. There is no wifi, but the owner considers installing it sometime. We might consider another visit in the future.
"We spent a lovely week in the great landscape of Valgrisenge. Our flat in the small village La Bethaz had everything you need there, just if you have problem with your back, the mattress ist not too comfortably, but ok and as a taller Person you should mind your head under the shower:) But you have to remember, that these old houses were not built for showers, so excused. If you love to climb and hike, this is definitly a good choice. You can start very nice tours direct from your flat and you are far far away from typical tourist areas.
The owners were very kind and uncomplicated(if possible, speak French instead of English to them, but you will get through).
So, we were sad, that we could only stay 1 week and hope to come back to Valgrisenge some day.
Regards to Cesare and his sister. Ciao"
Idéal pour séjour reposant (décrocher un max du quotidien ).La location est bien équipée dans l'esprit d'un vrai chalet de montagne .Le propriétaire est accueillant et très disponible .Le cadre est magnifique digne d'une carte postale . A visité le Skyway au Mont blanc 3462 m monté en télécabine rotative ... La ville d'Aoste vaut le détour . Nous pensons y retourner ... Merci Cesare.
(Arriving from Italy or Swiss:exit from motorway at "AOSTA Ovest",deep going towards Courmayeur.Straight after the village of "Arvier" turn left to Valgrisenche)
Arriving from France exit motorway at "MORGEX" and turn right in "S.S.26"(keep going towards Aosta).After the third tunnel turn right to Valgrisenche.
Keep going for 12k,directions for Chez Carral will be on your left after a small tunnel.
Rifugio Bezzi, Rifugio degli Angeli,Rifugio Epée,Héliski and Trekking Valgrisenche, Tour du Rutor(international ski-alp competition),Batailles des reines, Drap Valgrisenche.