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La Cabane au Forêt Chalet, Chamonix - Centre

1 bedroom Chalet in Chamonix. Sleeps 4

This chalet is located in a peaceful forest area of Chamonix, just a 2 minute drive from the Aiguille du Midi cable car.

This is an absolutely charming chalet with a beautiful modern interior following a complete renovation. It boasts stunning views towards Brevant and a private garden area.

The interior is light and airy with stylish furnishings. The new fitted kitchen has everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including a full-sized oven. The warm and welcoming lounge/dining includes a TV and DVD player so you can put your feet up in-front of a film and enjoy a cosy evening in. 

The king size bed is on a mezzanine above the lounge area and is accessed by a ladder. The shower room includes a large modern power shower.

For the spring and summer guests this chalet has a wonderful terrace with BBQ, a perfect place for brunching, lunching and evening BBQing!  

We do recommend a car for this property as it is not on the bus or train circuit.

Sleeping

The chalet sleeps up to 4 in one double, mezzanine bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living room.

Who should go...

It's not often you can find a small self-catered chalet for 2 people and it is perfect for a romantic get-away to the mountains.

Dining

This property is let on self-catering basis, however, this doesn’t mean you need to cook for yourself! There are a number of private chefs you can book who can prepare your meals for the full week or the odd night. Alternatively you could opt for a food delivery service.

Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Chamonix - Centre, France

Families & Kids

You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Chamonix from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.

Also see: Childcare in Chamonix - Centre, France

Transfers

You can choose to include your airport transfers from Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble or Lyon airport. Visit their website for further details and to get a quote.

Also see: Transfers to Chamonix, France

Cycle Hire

You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here.  Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options. 

Also see: Cycle Hire in Chamonix - Centre, France

Ski Hire

You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options. 

Also see: Ski Hire in Chamonix - Centre, France

Lifts & Passes

You can book all your lift passes through this chalet company as part of your package. They will be delivered to you on arrival in resort to save you having to queue at the ticket offices.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in Chamonix, France

Instructors & Lessons

If you are looking to book ski or snowboard lessons for yourself or you children whilst on your winter holiday, this company can organise all your tuition in advance as part of your package.

Also see: Ski Schools in Chamonix - Centre, France

Guides & Tours

When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Chamonix whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.

Also see: Guides & Tours in Chamonix - Centre, France

Parking

The chalet has a covered parking spot and there are also shared parking places.

Local Area

Situated right at the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix is one of the most legendary ski resorts in Europe attracting skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, climbers and alpinists from all over the world. Within walking distance from the town centre you can access world-class ski areas including the famous Vallée Blanche. As busy in summer as in winter, Chamonix is unbeatable for its hiking trails, rock climbing routes and biking terrain. A lively town centre is at the heart of the resort, with plenty of attractions and activities all year round.

Towns Nearby

Chamonix is a bustling little hub in the centre of the valley that has everything you need within walking distance; you'll find shops, bars, restaurants and cafés dotted all around the pedestrianised heart of the resort. Lakes, forests and hiking trails surround the area making it easy to find tranquillity just a few minutes from the lively town centre. One of France's oldest ski resorts, Chamonix has plenty of character and traditional charm.

Restaurants Nearby

Chamonix's restaurants offer something for everyone, from Michelin starred gourmet cuisine to takeaway burgers. The central square is lined with fondue restaurants and pizzerias serving a good range of local and international dishes, as well as a couple of fast food shops. The bars and hotels on Avenue Michel Croz offer a good choice of tasty and well-priced food, whereas the Rue de Moulins is an excellent choice for a special night out. Venture in the opposite direction and you'll find more choices around the Aiguille du Midi/Chamonix Sud area, ranging from hearty pub grub to high class dining.

Also see: Restaurants in Chamonix - Centre, France

Sights Nearby

No visit to Chamonix is complete without a trip up the famous Aiguille du Midi on the world's highest vertical ascent cable car. From its summit at 3842m you can enjoy spectacular 360 views of France, Italy and Switzerland whilst watching roped-up mountaineers embark on expeditions. Another must-do is a visit to the Mer de Glace glacier on the Montenvers train along a rack-and-pinion track that winds up the side of the mountain. Once there you can visit crystal caves and enter the glacier to see sculptures carved into the ice. Both attractions are open year-round, check our opening/closing page for details.

Also see: Sights in Chamonix - Centre, France

Things to Do Nearby

Chamonix is all about outdoor activities and there is plenty to keep you busy on your holiday. Throughout the year you can visit the ice caves and the 'Mer de Glace' from the Montenvers train station. Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car up to 3842 metres for spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the start of the famous off-piste run the Vallee Blanche. It is quite common to see paragliders exploring the valley from above and this is something you can do in tandem. During the winter there are 4 main ski areas (Brevent & Flegere, Les Planards, La Tour & Vallorcine and Grands Montets). If you have a Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass you'll also have access to the Les Houches ski area. In the summer some of the ski lifts open for downhill mountain biking and there are numerous climbing routes, hiking routes and refuges to discover. If you prefer to be indoors, Chamonix also has a cinema with films in English, a bowling alley and a sports centre. 

Also see: Things To Do in Chamonix - Centre, France

Golf-clubs Nearby

The nearest golf course to Chamonix centre is the Golf Club de Chamonix, an 18 hole course in Chamonix Les Praz, near to the Flegere lift station. It has a driving range, club house and pro-shop where you can stock up on all the essentials. They hold regular competitions throughout the summer, the course is closed in winter.

Also see: Golf Courses in Chamonix - Centre, France

Lifts/Pistes Nearby

Chamonix has two lift stations that are directly accessible from the town centre - Brevent and Aiguille du Midi. The Brevent lift station is located behind the tourist office just a few minutes walk up a short hill, or you can catch a bus. The high-speed gondola takes you up to the main ski area at Plan Praz (2000m), where you can connect to a large cable car that goes all the way to the top at 2525m - the only route down from here is a black run but it's worth going up for the stunning views, you can get the cable car back down again if you're not confident enough to tackle the piste. Brevent is linked by another cable car to the nearby Flegere ski area, both are included on the same lift pass making it a great option for a full day on the slopes. Aiguille du Midi is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France and if you venture up, you'll see why. The cable is split into two sections and you change cars halfway at Plan de l'Aiguille, a popular hiking destination in the summer. The top of the second section sits at 3842m and is engulfed in snow all year round. Numerous viewing platforms look out on to breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, you can see France, Switzerland and Italy in one turn of the head. The Aiguille du Midi is also the start of the Vallée Blanche, one of the world's most famous off-piste runs. The ever-changing nature of glacial terrain makes it dangerous to attempt without local knowledge though, so be sure to book a qualified mountain guide before setting off.

Also see: Ski Areas in Chamonix, France

Nightlife Nearby

Avenue Michel Croz is at the heart of the winter apres-ski scene, with live music and DJs playing at a variety of bars. If you prefer a more civilised drink that doesn't involve dancing on the tables, then head to the Rue des Moulins for chic wine bars and excellent restaurants. Chamonix Sud also has a cluster of bars that attract the younger crowd and seasonal workers. Chamonix has three nightclubs, one on the Rue des Moulins and another two in Chamonix Sud.

Also see: Bars in Chamonix - Centre, France


Location: Chamonix - Centre


Style

Catering Basis: Self-catered

Property Style: Chalet

Special Breaks: Ski Short-stays

Run By: Agent/Operator

Vibe / Atmosphere: Modern


Stats

Sleeps: Sleeps 4

Bedrooms: 1 bedroom


Services

Bookings For: Car hire | Lift Passes | Private Chef / Catering | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers

Cleaning: Linen Provided


Facilities

Access: Car advisable | Children welcome

Restrictions: Non-smoking | Pets not allowed

Room: Hair dryer

Car-parking: Parking on property

Entertainment: BBQ | DVD Player | Games available | Library | TV

Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Cookware | Fridge

Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace

View: Mountain view


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter


Prices & Availability

Address: Route Blance | Chamonix - Centre | 74400

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