Our chalet (La Taniere or the Bears' Den), is a beautiful converted barn, comfortably sleeping eight people, with open planned living, 4 bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. It is spacious enough if you want your own space, or want to socialise in the open plan living area. Being in Vallorcine, it provides a tranquil location, with direct access to the busier Chamomix Valley. Skiing directly to the chalet, the piste of Tete de Balme (Part of the Chamonix Ski Area) finishes 20 meters away, with access to ski gondola/hire 3 minutes walk away. In the spring/summer, sitting on one of the terraces you can soak up the sun and take in the mountain views, with tracks and rock climbing all around. The bus stop and railway station are across the road connecting to Chamonix and Switzerland, and if you fancy eating out, then there are two restaurants a stone's throw away. The chalet is ideally situated as a rest stop close to the Tour du Mont-Blanc (TMB) or as base, next to the Vallorcine Aid Station, if watching the Ultra-Trail Mount Blanc (UTMB).
Each one of the four double bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom with a shower and toilet and the master bedroom has a nice big double sized bathtub. The kitchen is fully equipped, and all your linen is included in your rental.
We can give you the names and number of one very experienced mountain guide and ski teachers (father) and his son, also a ski teacher, so you can explore the offpiste or onpiste skiing around Chamonix. If you need additional space you can also rent a one bed flat which is in the ground floor of the building and sleeps between two or potentially four people.
Whether you want cheese from the local farm, freshly baked bread or provisions for a day out, or a bottle of wine, these can be had a short walk away.
Vallorcine also has an additional skiing area, called La Poya which is perfect for beginners and the ski school for La Poya leaves just next to the gondola.
The property includes:
Parking for two cars
Washing machine and dryer
books to read (mainly English)