Apartment in Morillon, Rhone-Alpes, France - Peaceful Location, 5-10 Minutes Walk To The Cable Car And A Ski Bus Stop Outside The Door
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
- Please don't leave the heaters on full blast when you are out of the apartment. Leave them on low then turn them up when you come back in.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Enhanced cleaning practices
Great apartment for ski break
The apartment was really clean and well equipped. And Mary was really helpful in guiding us on ski transfers, ski hire. And extra kind to accommodate a late check out.
Comfortable apartment with good WiFi
This was the third time in about six years we have stayed at this apartment and have always found it to be clean, comfortable and well equipped. It is just a short walk into the village with a bus stopped just outside. Mary and Jamie are very helpful when needed. So we would recommend this apartment for both summer and winter travellers.
Many Thanks for another great week.
Enjoyable stay in a great place
We found the property to be very comfortable. It had everything we needed during our stay. It was warm and the shower was hot and powerful. It was close to the ski lift and shops. Morillon is a lovely village. It was easy to get around the valley on the bus. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return.
Comfortable and well kitted out in the kitchen for self catering
Had everything you need and only a short walk to telecabine. Mary was helpful with details on getting ski pass, ski hire. ROL Sports let you store your hire gear in the shop so you don’t have to carry skis and boots back to the apartment every night.
Some tasty options for eating out in Morillon village.
Super Alpine Apartment
Good communication with the owner prior to and after booking. Easy and convenient access arranged which was welcomed after a long drive. Good size accommodation that was bigger than the photo's suggested. Everything provided for a comfortable stay, good facilities and the owner was on site to make sure that everything was OK. Handy for the Morillon telecabin which was a short walk away. Would definitely recommend and return to the chalet if available.
Special interest holidays:
We run Ride the Alps, which offers fully guided mountain biking holidays in the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Jamie is a fully qualified Mountain Bike Guide and has been guiding trips right across the Alps including in this area for last ten years. Some routes and tips are given free of charge if you are staying here to bike on a self-guided basis. However it is also possible to book a fully guided week of mountain biking or to book 2 or 3 days of guided riding, depending on Jamie's availability.
Jamie is a qualified International Mountain Leader and is a snowshoe guide and igloo builder in the winter months in this area. If you fancy getting away from the crowds during your stay or have non-skiers in your party then Jamie is available to take you out on a snowshoe hike and show you the natural beauty of the mountains. Or he can build you an igloo outside of the apartment!
The nearest airport is Geneva, which is just under an hour away by car. There are several airport transfer providers who can bring you to Morillon from Geneva airport.
Morillon is 8 hours drive from Calais.
A car is not necessary in winter if you are coming on a winter sports holiday. The apartment is walking distance from the ski lifts. Ski buses stop by the door regularly. In the summer it might be a good idea to bring or hire a car if you want to explore beyond the valley.
Morillon village centre (cable car) - 500m
Samoens village - 3km
Sixt village - 8km
Annecy (picturesque lakeside town) – 60km
In Morillon village there is a small supermarket, a bread shop, a cash machine, several restaurants, cafes/bars, a newsagent, a pharmacy, numerous ski hire shops and a variety of other shops. The nearest post office is 1.5km away in Verchaix. The nearest bank is 4km away in Samoens.
Just 1km from the apartment in Morillon there is the "Base de Loisirs" by a lake with a beach area, which is perfect for young children. In the summer there are a range of activities on offer including swimming, horse riding, a tree top adventure park and a children's play park, trampolining, volleyball, tennis etc. In the winter the area is set up for cross country skiing and sledging.
The nearest outdoor swimming pool complex is 3km away in Samoens. The nearest indoor pool complex is 20 mins away by car in Cluses.
The whole area - Haute Giffre and Grand Massif - is one of the best places in the Alps to go mountain biking. There is a huge network of trails including some of the finest natural singletrack you'll find anywhere. There are trails for both downhill and cross country enthusiasts. The cable cars and chairlifts take bikes in the summer months. Bike hire is available in Morillon and Samoens. We also offer guided mountain bike rides and holidays.
You can go rafting and kayaking on the river Giffre with several rafting companies based in Samoens and Sixt. We recommend "Nunayak" in Sixt.
There are excellent trails for hiking and trail running with a network of mountain refuges for refreshments or overnight adventures.
The road biking in this area is superb. The Tour de France has been through Morillon several times and one of the toughest Cols in this race - the Col de la Joux Plane - starts in Samoens village, just 4km away.
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About Mary Kirkbride
I live in Morillon with my partner, Jamie, and our two children, Juliet and Cameron. Jamie and I have been living in this part of the French Alps for 10 years. We live and work here all year round. In the summer we run a mountain biking holiday business, Ride the Alps. In the winter Jamie is a snowshoe guide and igloo builder.
Mary Kirkbride purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Mary Kirkbride chose Morillon
Morillon is a village in the Haute Giffre valley, also part of the Grand Massif. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the French Alps. It has managed to maintain a traditional alpine village feel whilst also being a very successful summer and winter mountain resort. We love mountain sports - mountain biking, skiing, trail running, climbing etc. - and this is the ideal place to do all of these things. It's also a wonderful place for family life. There are heaps of activities on offer for kids all year round.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is just 500m from the Morillon cable car (a 5-10 minute walk) so you can get up the mountain very easily in summer or winter with skis, mountain bikes or on foot. There is also a ski bus stop just outside the door which links you to the other villages in the valley. The village centre is also a 5 minute walk away with it's range of shops, café/bars and restaurants. The beautiful alpine village of Samoens is just 3km away. Samoens has an outdoor pool complex and plays host to the biggest market in the Haute Savoie on Wednesday mornings. You can get straight onto the hiking and biking trails from the door of the apartment and if you don't mind a bit of off-piste, you can ski back to the door.