This characterful 19th-century chalet near Mont Blanc conjures up the romance of a bygone era, when movie stars in Aran sweaters relaxed by the fire after a day on the slopes. Surrounded in private woodland, it boasts spectacular views and easy access to the St Gervais ski lift.
|Overview||The cabin is managed by a ‘gillie’ or attendant, who lives in a small, picturesque mazot, or mini-chalet, adjacent to the property. He/she can help with luggage and transportation, and bring provisions. During deep winter, snow chains are highly recommended for the journey from St Gervais to the communal car park. Guests are welcome to walk or sledge the remaining 400m up and down the hill to the chalet. Alternatively, by prior arrangement, the caretaker will be able to transport guests using a caterpillar-tracked vehicle – a service which is often welcome when feet are sore after a day out and about. The owners can help organize ski passes and hire for St Gervais or Les Houches, back-country ski guides, snow-shoeing, sledding and igloo visits, and even a day trip the world famous Vallee Blanche run. Breakfast service daily and a restaurant service allows for flexible catering.|
|Internet||Intermittent internet in the cabin, though 3G works perfectly well.|
|Heating||Underfloor and bio-ethanol fireplace in the master bedroom suite, a revolving wood-burning stove and additional heating, including underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.|
|Indoor Fireplace||Bio-ethanol fireplace in the master bedroom suite, a revolving wood-burning stove|
|Free Parking on Premises||Room for a 4x4|
|TV||With film library|
|Bed Type||1 Large double, 1 Double|
|Kid-Friendly||Children are welcome. Children under two years stay free of charge. Crib and high chair are available.|
|Pet Friendly||Please inquire|
|Min. Stay||3 nights|
|Tax||No taxes (Rate includes tax)|
|Sec. Deposit Due||Deposit required at check-in with cash|
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
|Notes||The prices shown are for non-catered stays. Guests and luggage can be transported to/from the chalet. Please inform the property in advance if you want to make use of this service. Please note that the property is accessed via 500m of steep unpaved mountain road that may be unsuitable for some vehicles. Snow chains are recommended in winter. Long-term renters are welcome. Non-smoking only. Not wheelchair accessible. Prices include a guardian who chops your wood, heats your hot tub and collects you at the end of a weary day on the slopes. This winter we have also paired with a private chef who will provide flexible dining services at three different price points: Etoile d’argent, Etoile d’or, and Hors piste. Experiences can also be provided, including the chef cooking with the kids to feed you for a change. Short stays of three nights are available during ski season. A couple price is available on request out of high season.|