The Lodge at Samoens is an incredibly comfortable & spacious 5 Bedroom chalet for 12 people. The house is situated about 1KM from the village centre (5 min car journey) and inhabits a beautiful secluded countryside location with stunning mountain views from its 3 south facing balconies. It has a large extremely private garden of over 2/3 acre, with a flat lawn which is great for games and a generous car parking area for 5-6 cars.
Inside the house, there is ample room for 12 people with 5 roomy bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms and large living space comprising of a split level lounge and dining area with a large welcoming log fire. Both areas offer a comfortable sitting space with big comfy sofas and there is a TV with Sky Freeview and French channels. There is fast Wi-Fi internet access which is accessible from all areas of the house. The dining area extends onto the large balcony and each space has a large dining table that can easily accommodate 12 people. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment, crockery and utensils as well as a good selection of basic cooking ingredients such as oils, vinegars, salt and pepper, flour, herbs & spices etc. which should help if you decide to do some cooking. On the ground level is a large garage which is great for dumping all the outdoor gear and footwear as well as any ski equipment or bikes. The washing machine and tumble dryer are also housed here long with ample drying space.
Samoens is a historic Village as well as a Ski Resort and is unique in being the only resort classified by the ‘Caisse des Monuments’ famous for its stone maisons. It is also a ‘Bourg Historique’ (historic market town) and is very authentic as it stills remains a farming village and dates back to the 13th Century. Samoëns has been awarded the ‘Coq D'Or’ (golden cockerel) for being one of the prettiest villages in France.
There are plenty of Restaurants and bars, and award winning patisserie/cafe. Lovely quaint shops and many activities, held throughout the year such as festivals, open-air concerts and craft fairs. Local farmers, artisans and butchers run the village market on a Wednesday, well worth a visit. We have built up some great contacts over the years with many of the local shop and restaurant owners, and we have arrangements in place for discounted ski rental in the winter, and Bike rental in the summer.
Samoens is the perfect holiday venue - winter and summer and its' unique location in the River Giffre valley, make it an ideal holiday destination all year round. In the winter the skiing benefits from the 'Mont Blanc effect' which helps maintain an excellent snow record. In the summer, there are a plethera of activities for all outdoor Alpine enthusiasts. Mont Buet dominates the head of the valley, is the highest limestone peak in Haut Savoie. Walking is world-class, Sixt Fer a Cheval is a gateway to a mountain wilderness where the last bears and wolves in France roamed. You can still see the Marmot, Chamoix and Ibex whilst walking the GR5 route or other tracks linking the wonderful mountain refuges. The valley is a world-leading venue for other activities including Climbing, Parapenting, Mountain Biking and Cycling - a regular on the Tour de France route where the cyclist tackle the 14km 'Col de Joux Plane'. This is not to mention, white-water rafting and canoeing, Via Ferrata, a sports center and swimming complex and golf.