La Thuille Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Spacious, sunny, split-level 2-bedroom apartment for 4-6 or budget studio for 2
We have two apartments in the best and sunniest area of La Thuile, a 2-minute ski/skate or 4 minute walk to chairlifts and cable car: our first-floor split-level apartment has a large living area and luxurious fitted kitchen, south-facing balcony looking onto the ski area (or the condo swimming pool in summer) and the Rutor glacier, upstairs two bedrooms, one double and the other with twin or double bed arrangement, full bathroom and separate WC. Beautiful all-new bathroom, WC and new bedroom furniture installed December 2012!
The second unit is a ground floor studio, comprising one large room with twin beds (can be pushed together), living and cooking area and bathroom, which can be rented separately or in conjunction with the other unit for larger families or groups of friends holidaying together.
Ski from door to chairlifts and cable cars which take you up to 2600 metres and over 150 km of pistes. In a condo in newer part of village, everything easily reached on foot. Self catering but nearby restaurants, pizzerias etc. Wonderful wildflowers, walks, hiking, biking in summer (2 chairlifts open), easy trek to spectacular waterfalls, see marmots, pick mushrooms and blueberries; from Courmayeur take cable car up Mont Blanc to ski the Mer de Glace glacier from there or just visit Chamonix on French side. Also summer tennis, archery, horse-riding and mountain bike hire. Golf and ice skating in Courmayeur. Canoeing in village, rafting from Pré St Didier.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS! 2013-14 calendar not yet published, but there will be events to celebrate start of ski season, New Year celebrations and fireworks, chocolate feasts, charity ski events, and once the snow melts, Bataille des Chèvres, a 'new' tradition with goats replacing cows which joust for supremacy... a great local event with lots of good food and drink on offer too!
CONSIDER SUMMER STAYS!
La Thuile is seriously worth a summer stay:
JUNE is when the wildflowers are at their best. Days are sunny and fresh, inviting long walks - see marmot cubs emerging from their burrows, other wildlife (maybe glimpse the rare and ultra-protected eagles nesting on the crags of the canyon between La Thuile and Pre St Didier). The waterfalls are abundant with meltwater and around mid-June the Petit St Bernard Pass is opened again for the summer, so you can drive into France for some more exploring.
Trout fishing is also rewarding (permit required - buy locally)
JULY AND AUGUST are traditional holiday months for children and hikers. The mountain huts offering meals as well as a place to sleep are open, so you can do longer treks up to the Rutor glacier or in the Gran Paradiso National Park. Mountain biking, rafting, pony trekking etc are also in full swing. Also pick fabulous porcini mushrooms, blueberries and raspberries.
And for ski fanatics, of course you can ski the Mer de Glace on Mont Blanc all summer (get a guide though!) or just take the cable car from Courmayeur as far as you want to go, even down to Chamonix on the French side, and back again.
STOP PRESS: July 12 and 13 2014 will see the ENDURO WORLD SERIES biking competition based in La Thuile. Whether spectator or competitor, it promises to be a great week!! Find more info on the dedicated website!
Details for 2 Bedroom apartment 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Low Allergen Environment
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
About Lorraine Beccaria
I am British and my husband is Italian. We and our two adult children love this apartment and use it for skiing and for active summer holidays too, but are glad to be able to share it with like-minded people, who will treat it with the care we do. We keep the apartment nice and redecorate or add new features on a yearly basis
Why Lorraine Beccaria chose La Thuille
We love the situation - sunny and with great views. The fact the block is almost exclusively owner-occupied means over the years we have made a lot of friends here - and each chooses their own holiday time, so the pool is never crowded and in ski season 'full houses' are pretty much limited to Christmas and New Year and Carnival weekend.
What makes this apartment unique
Our flat is just so convenient for the slopes, for shopping and for its unique views - there is no part of the village which is better situated!