Chalet Max is a typical alpine style building on the outside. The interior has been fitted out and furnished to give a contemporary feel and provide all comforts of a modern home. The Chalet will provide its guests with a calm and peaceful holiday and is a great base to experience the joys of outdoor life in the Alps. The location is ideal for access to the 'Portes du Soleil' skiing area, one of the largest in Europe, straddling the border between France and Switzerland and offering a wide variety of skiing opportunities, from absolute beginners to adrenaline seekers and off-pisters. In addition there are numerous snowshoe and cross country ski trails which pass the back garden. Summer activities are amazing too: mountain biking, road cycling, walking, white water rafting to name but a few. Alpine food is wonderful and being situated in the Abondance valley, a traditional farming area, copious amounts of delicious local cheeses are readily available to try and to buy.
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Chalet in La Chapelle d'Abondance, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - High Quality Accommodation To Provide A Base For Winter Or Summer Activities.
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- Nov 15, 2018
About Mark Perriton
Mark and Lottie built Chalet Max in 2006 and we have been using it for our own holidays, coming at least 6 times a year, in all the school holidays. We love the area and are still discovering the fantastic diverse range of activities at different times of the year.
Mark Perriton purchased this Chalet in 2006
Why Mark Perriton chose La Chapelle-d'Abondance
The chalet is situated in the commune of La Pesse, between the small towns of La Chapelle D'Abondance and Chatel both offering ski lifts with access to the whole Portes du Soleil ski area. It is in a quiet spot with a river at the end of the garden, spectacular mountain walks starting from the chalet, tennis courts almost across the road and a good supermarket 5 minutes away!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Highly recommended by all our party
(2 winter visits in Feb and April 2015)
The first thing that struck us about Chalet Max is how well-appointed, spacious and well-equipped it is; clean, stylish and homely. 10 people were accommodated comfortably with a good ratio of beds to bathrooms, and the garage was ideal for equipment storage. The owners have excellent local knowledge and provide useful recommendations.
Chatel is a fantastic place to ski; plenty of skiing for all levels, and great touring. Several excellent nearby restaurants frequented.
Beautiful chalet in great location
We've stayed at Chalet Max twice now - once during October when we enjoyed some spectacular hiking, and once in February when we skiied at nearby Chatel and Pré La Joux. The chalet is very comfortable and clean, extremely well equipped, and fabulously located next to a river and just a very short drive from La Chapelle, Chatel, and great ski fields and hikes. The owners are really friendly, generous and helpful. An ideal summer retreat if you like hiking, mountain biking or climbing, and an awesome winter location for snow sports.
Lovely, well appointed chalet close to ski lifts and restaurants. Chalet is very spacious and well equipped. Owners extremely helpful and friendly. We loved the location, we used our hire car to get to ski lifts, but bus stop right outside chalet.
Thanks for your review, hope to see you again at Chalet Max. Great for summer trips as well!
High quality accommodation
We've enjoyed two great skiing holidays staying at Chalet Max. Unusually for alpine resort chalets it is extremely well appointed and very comfortable, clean and well maintained - important to our party which includes non-skiers. Two good restaurants are within a 20 minute walk so no one has to forego a glass of wine with dinner. We like the quiet location and the river at the end of the garden. Its also useful that the drive is level so not a danger to grandparents when it snows.
Chalet Max has plenty of space and is very comfortable. An excellent location - not just for skiing but also for walking and cycling in the mountains. (It's worth cycling up to Col de Bassachoux). Tennis courts are also nearby. So endless options! Thoroughly recommended.
Beau chalet tout confort, idéal pour famille
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour au Chalet Max. Le Chalet est bien équipé, pratique et propre pour accueillir une ou plusieurs familles.
Bien situé également entre Châtel et Chapelle d''Abondance
Je le conseille vivement !
Special interest holidays:
The chalet is also a great base for summer breaks. Numerous well marked mountain paths start at or near the chalet, making it a haven for walkers; mountain biking is very popular here in one of Europe's best mountain bike areas served by the winter ski lifts; La Chapelle d'Abondance has its own Via Ferrata rock climb or you could try Chatel's infamous 'Fantasticable', sliding 240 metres above the valley along 2.5 Kilometres of wire. White-water rafting, canyoning, hydrospeeding, kayaking etc are all available from May to September.
Other activities include: tennis courts a short walk away, horse riding, swimming, fishing.
At Chalet Max we can offer a range of activities and courses for groups of people who want to have a good time but also learn some new skills. We can arrange for a dedicated teacher to look after the needs of a group who want to learn to cook, improve their language skills, paint and draw, or learn more about the Alpine flora and fauna.
From 40 minutes drive from Chalet Max are the beaches of Lac Leman - St Gingolph, Evian, Thonon and at Geneva itself.
Nearest swimming pools: for summer there are outdoor pools in Chatel, Morgins (10 mins drive), Evian (40 mins drive), St Gingolph (40mins) and some lovely spa pools in Switzerland (Val d'Illiez or Lavee les Bains - 30/45 mins away by car) for all year round. A lovely lake with zip wire is located at Bernex (30mins drive)
The chalet is one and a half hours from Geneva airport by car.
Access to the Chalet from Calais by car is 10 hours drive.
There is a choice of trains and local buses to access the chalet if public transport is preferred.
Once in the Chalet then a car is ideal. There are ski bus stops outside the Chalet and local buses to explore the valley.
Chalet Max is 3 km from Chatel and Chapelle d`Abondance. To explore Switzerland the border is 5 Km from the Chalet.
Chalet Max is one and a half hours from Geneva.
Numerous restaurants are accessible within a short drive - some details of our favourites are in the chalet.
If you like out door life then Chalet Max is the perfect base all year round. In summer the location is great for walkers, bird watchers and nature lovers. Beautiful landscape is on your door step ready to explore.
The village of Chatel offers a wide range of shops and activities to suit all needs.
There is the sophistication of Geneva and Lac Leman for culture and sailing an hour down the road.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A non - refundable deposit of 50% is required to secure the booking. The balance is payable 4 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of 500 Euro (£450) is required (payable with the balance payment) and will be returned within 14 days of departure providing there has been no damage to the chalet. A deposit is required for use of the bikes. Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival from 4pm; departure by 10am. Other days possible - contact us to discuss. Notes on prices: Other rental periods available - please contact Mark or Lottie.