|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Chalet Altitude is set on the hillside of Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley and is perfect for couples, families. An all-seasons chalet with incredible views !
Located above the village, it benefits from winter sun too.... It is an alpine savoyard chalet, characteristic of the region with bright fresh décor.
The chalet stands in its own spacious, tranquil grounds, but is only a short distance from all facilities and services.
I am happy to discuss the chalet with you. Please email me first to arrange a phone call time as I may be in a region out of connection range.
Supplied to you in the chalet is unlimited WiFi , UK Satellite TV. - both complimentary.
You have the Prarion ski piste with access from the chalet garden , leading to the Prarion Gondola and the chairlift , a 7 minute walk uphill whch takes you to the next stage chairlift or poma to the Prarion plateau.
Access to the Kandahar piste is a 5 minute walk downhill, leading to the Bellevue Cable car.
Les Houches village is an 6 minute drive downhill or a 3 minute ski or a 15/20 minute walk...
Hikers have immediate access to walks and trails from the chalet.
An ideal spring, summer or autumn resort for walkers or climbers in the mountains or for guests who just want to relax and enjoy the scenery and restaurants and do some sightseeing
The chalet has 3 bedrooms on the second floor with one double bed in each of bedrooms 1 and 2 and in bedroom 3 , there are two single beds and a sofa bed with a pullout single bed.
An additional folding chair/ floor bed is also available for any room.
One cot and a high chair on request.
Also on this floor is a large bathroom with bath ( and hand shower), bidet, wash basin and toilet.
First floor has a lounge ( with a double sofa bed), a wood burning stove and a dining area with a large oak dining table. Seating for 8.
Also located on the first floor is a fully equipped kitchen with a large stainless steel stove with 3 gas rings and 1 electric and a large oven.
Also , a fridge, dishwasher, microwave, small grill and oven, coffee makers, kettle, toaster, water-filtering jug and essential kitchen utensils.
(Another large fridge can be found downstairs.)
The first floor also has a shower room with wash basin and shower .
Also, the washing machine and drier are located here.
A separate toilet .
A library with books, board games, videos, DVDs and CDs.
There is a CD/radio and a DVD/video player and the large screen TV has satellite..
Patio doors lead out from the lounge to the balcony which has a dining table.
The hillside garden of over 2000 square meters , where there are 2 flat areas for sitting, dining or barbecuing.....
Garden chairs, loungers and one barbeque.
The chalet has electric heaters in every room.
All electricity and gas usage is included in the quoted price for rental. Quality bed linen, bath towels and kitchen towels are also included. Local taxes too.
Although a self-catering chalet, there are many restaurants in the vicinity- mountain, Les Houches village and Chamonix. Lots of choice !
The ground floor has cupboards for storage of skiis and boots and outdoor wear.
The additional large fridge and a small deep freeze are located on the ground level under the stairs.
There is an outdoor locking shed for skis, bikes etc....
This chalet has the ability to comfortably accommodate and sleep up to 6 adults , and up to 4 children/babies, depending on ages.
Chalet Altitude is within easy reach of all services and facilities and activities in the Chamonix valley.
A car is essential for guests, especially families . The walk uphill from the Prarion or Bellevue station is about 30 minutes uphill. So, it is possible to do without a car. The car is not needed for access to ski slopes from the chalet, but good to have for grocery and other shopping.
Also, for exploring the region..
There is a local regular bus at Prarion which can take skiers free to all local ski domaines.
There is room to park 3 vehicles in the chalet drive. The drive is cleared of snow in winter fairly regularly when necessary.
The original chalet garage has been converted to a small separate unit, 2 person capacity, with its own private access door.
The price quoted for rentals is all-inclusive, no hidden extras.
Firewood is the only purchase that you may choose to have. This can be bought from the local chalet supply or from the supermarket.
The first night's stay firewood is complimentary.
I discovered the Chamonix Valley in 1999 and was transfixed by its beauty and was able to purchase Chalet Altitude in Autumn of that year.
I spend several months each year at the chalet but It is a pleasure to have guests to stay there , either summer or winter and who appreciate it .A vicarious pleasure for me....
Janet Jones purchased this chalet in 1999
This is an All seasons, self-catering chalet - In Winter -Chalet Altitude in the Chamonix Valley is perfectly located for winter sports , with the ski piste access at the end of the chalet's large garden,
In summer, the chalet location provides an excellent starting point for hiking activities.
just a peaceful location for relaxation, with stunning views.
It is an alpine chalet of character, decorated brightly, plenty of ambiance, comfortable and well-equipped and with wonderful views from every window!.
Bedlinen, towels, everything waiting for you.....
Peaceful location, yet near to all services.
Unlimited free WiFi and UK Satellite TV.
No extra costs...
Any time of year here in the chalet is a good one !
Easy access to mountains or village or places of interest in the region.
12 minutes drive from Tunnel Mont Blanc to Italy. 12 minutes drive to Chamonix....
Cosy family chalet with very complete equipment. Janet is charming and most helpful. A great place for kids !
We have stayed twice now at Chalet Altitude, actually booking our second stay whilst there the first time! We were made to feel welcome even before arriving, the owner being prompt in replying and helpful in providing all the information that we required. The chalet was exactly as we expected it to be from the photos and info received beforehand – bright, spacious, clean, with a FANTASTIC view of the Chamonix valley. There was an excellent range of cooking equipment which was all well utilised. Everything in the chalet worked – TV, wifi, all cooking equipment. All the beds and bedrooms were thoroughly cleaned and all of a good size, all with superb views again. With easy access to the piste – some 30m away, all was happiness and contentment with the skiers in our group. Needless to say we are now booked in to visit again next year, and are looking forward to it already! Merci bien Jan et Monique!
So good to have so much room, not like many that are like small caravans. Every thing you need, wifi, washing m/c, drier etc. Convenient for the lifts but a car is essential. The views are magnificent. We were there for 3 weeks and had a great time.We will certainly return as we love the skiing in Les Houches. Very good customer service, could not be more helpful. Thank you Jan and Monique
Chalet Altitude is a charming alpine chalet with a bright fresh
interior and exterior, located on a sunny hillside next to the ski piste and trails of the village of Les Houches in the Chamonix valley. Set in peaceful and tranquil spacious surroundings, yet it is close to all facilities and services.
Marvellous views of the Mont Blanc Massif Mountain chain - this is an all-seasons chalet.
Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Tunnel, leading to Italy ,are a 12 minute drive away.
The Aiguille du Midi cable car is a thrilling journey giving panoramic views of the Valley.
In winter, it is possible to ski in and out from the end of the chalet garden which is next to the ski run, so accessing the Prarion gondola station downhill ( ski shops and cafes there) . No need to use the car !
The gondola takes you up to the Prarion plateau above the chalet. Here you will find ski school meeting places.
Also, there is a chairlift, a 7 minute walk uphill from the chalet and this connects to another lift which takes you up to the top of the mountain and the plateau, with cross-country and snowshoe trails to be found as well as downhill skiing and ski school rendez vous.
Plenty of mountain restaurants around!
Walking downhill from the chalet, a 5 minute walk - 2 bends downhill - the Bellevue piste can be accessed, taking you to the Bellevue cablecar station .
Both the Prarion and Bellevue stations are located in Les Houches village and have car parking.
In summer, there many activities to participate in - walking, climbing ... or just relax - good restaurants to enjoy, both in Les Houches village, Chamonix and also in the mountains. Tennis courts found in the village. Lake Passy - 30 minute drive away, swimming and windsurfing .An excellent base for visiting historic towns, like Annecy and Geneva or to explore Italy......
Other Activities: whitewater rafting
Golf: The nearest golf course is the far side of Chamonix town, about 20 minutes drive.
There is a free bus , with a stop next to Prarion station and Bellevue cable car station, which will take summer and winter visitors to many other areas in the Chamonix Valley.
Also a little local train station for the 'snow' train in Les Houches, accessible only by foot called the Viaduct St Marie,( in addition to the main Les Houches train station.)
It also operates in summer and its complimentary to visitors.
The local ski area caters for all levels of skiers and there are plenty of runs to try out. Ideal for all the family!
The Les Houches black run hosts The Mens Downhill Kandahar Ski race most years
A car is essential for families and most visitors, but it is possible to do without a car and walk up to chalet from Les Houches in around 25 minutes and downhill is even faster.,
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
Payment through HOMEAWAY for deposit / balance.
Rental rates include electric heating, bed linen, towels, electricity, gas, taxes, end of stay cleaning, children's items, unlimited free WiFi and satellite TV. Damages deposit of 200 cheque required .
Firewood is an optional extra and can be purchased in the village/ at the chalet.