Chalet Châtelet is the perfect place for an active snow holiday or to simply relax and unwind. We offer a catered service with or without transport on a weekly basis or short breaks on certain weeks. During the summer months we do self-catering and B&B.
The chalet has a very special atmosphere created by the traditional, whole log interor and is built with the best quality natural materials using age-old craftsmanship. There are two double and two triple bedrooms, each with a magnificent view. Two of the rooms have en suite bathrooms and there is an additional bathroom and an extra single bed with a shower.
Our special Tulikivi log stove with bread oven heats the spacious sitting room, with huge comfy corner sofa. There are board games, a state of the art LED home cinema system, SKY+HD, ipod docking and Wifi throughout the chalet. There is an 18m2 southwest-facing balcony where you can sit and enjoy the sun and fresh mountain air.
On the ground floor, as well as the dining room, you have access to an indoor two person infrared sauna with adjacent power shower and to the outdoor hot tub and terrace with table football and table tennis. We provide sledges for the sledging slopes that lead from the garden.
During your winter stay we will take care of everything - we help organize lift passes, equipment hire and lessons or guiding. We have an excellent ESF-trained private local ski instructor/guide who is thoroughly recommended by our guests. Collaborating with local companies, we can take you to the meeting point for many different activities, such as ski-joering, paragliding, snow-shoe trekking, husky sledding (pricing on request).
We set you up with a hearty breakfast and then you return home to tea and fresh cakes and biscuits followed by a delicious dinner (six evenings) cooked with local and organic ingredients and served with specially selected wine. We can organize separate meals for the children if requested.
The chalet is situated in the heart of the mountains, just over an hour from Geneva, on the edge of a lovely authentic alpine village in the northern part of the French Alps surrounded by ski resorts. There is a large garden set back off a very quiet road, surrounded by agricultural land in the gorgeous Vallée d'Abondance, which is famous for its cheese making, restaurants and skiing resorts of Abondance, La Chapelle and Châtel, with direct access to Swiss resorts.
The 12 resorts of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area in Switzerland and France have 650 kilometres of slopes. All French resorts are 5-25 drive minutes from the chalet that sits in the tranquil village of Bonnevaux amidst several local resorts with excellent skiing, no crowds and fresh powder.
There is plenty of parking for self-drivers or alternatively there is a chauffeured 4x4 Viano shuttle. We drop you off in the morning at one of the five lifts in the Vallée d'Abondance, Abondance, La Chapelle, Super Châtel, Linga or Pré la Joux, and collect you at the end of the day.
Whether you are looking for an exhilarating, adventure-packed mountain holiday, a serene healthy spa pampering or a peaceful retreat, you are promised a very warm welcome and an unforgettable experience in stunning surroundings, which exude positive energy. We very much look forward to hearing from you and would love the opportunity of doing our best to give you an amazing holiday.
30% deposit required, balance due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday
Cleaning is included
Fine quality linen, towels and bath robes provided