Les Racines is a charming and perfectly situated chalet. We used it as a base for a family reunion and short ski trip with ages 2 months to 70 years and it was great for everyone. Some of us arrived and departed by train, transferring in Aigle to the nice local train that stops literally at the foot of a small hill from the Chalet. Others used the train to and from skiing at Champery. We enjoyed the thermal pool/spa that's at the bottom of the same hill, also walkable or a 3 minute drive. We also loved the good meal at the Hotel Communal in Val d'Illiez, a 5 minute drive away. The chalet living space and bedrooms are well laid out and nicely furnished, the bathrooms are modern, and the kitchen was a great gathering place. Wi-Fi worked for everyone. The hosts and the local manager were exceptionally helpful, flexible and gracious as our plans changed. One small tip to renters who need to pick up supplies en route: there's a huge Co-Op supermarket right off the highway in Monthey, about 15 minutes before the chalet, which includes a large wine/alcohol section. You might pick up paper napkins and paper towels while doing your shopping as these aren't provided.