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Lovely, Stylish Chalet In The Chamonix Valley, Close To Grands Montets

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

3-4 Bedrooms + Large Sleeping Area In Loft, 2 Bathrooms + Shower + 2 WCS

Le Refuge is a traditional, alpine style chalet that has been newly decorated and furnished, combining the wonderful wooden features with a stylish, contemporary design, resulting in a lovely and very comfortable chalet.

The ground floor comprises an open plan sitting room and dining room, separated by a modern, wood burning fire. The dining table seats 12 and there is a fully equipped kitchen as well as a small study. The spacious playroom can also be used as a double bedroom and there is a separate shower room and wc.

The first floor has a double bedroom with ensuite shower and a second double bedroom (can also be made up as twin beds), both rooms opening on to the south-facing balcony with wonderful views over L'Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc. There is a further single bedroom, family bathroom (bath and shower) and separate wc.

A wooden staircase/ladder leads to the second floor and a spacious, open plan loft with 6 mattresses under the eaves. Our children love this! The chalet comfortably sleeps 7 adults and 4-6 children.

The kitchen, dining room, sitting room and playroom all enjoy doors opening on to the south facing garden that surrounds the chalet and there is wooden decking on the south and east facing sections of the garden. The garden borders the 'ski du fond' and has lots of space for sledging and playing in the snow. This really is a wonderfully peaceful and beautiful spot.

There is easy access to the Grand Montets telepherique either via a short walk. Alternatively, the chalet is approximately 100m from the bus stop and the regular ski bus service up and down the valley to the various ski areas (Grand Montets, Le Tour, Flegere, Brevent, Les Houches). It is also easy to drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel to spend a day skiing in Courmayeur. There is parking for 2-3 cars within the garden.

The pretty village of Argentiere is a 10 minute walk or short drive and offers a selection of restaurants, bars, shops (including a supermarket and two bakers).

More Details

Maggie Naylor
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Maggie Naylor

As a group of friends, we have skied in the Chamonix valley for the last 20 years, firstly as young adults and now with our children. In 2012, we fulfilled a long held dream to buy a chalet in our favourite valley, large enough to accommodate us all and allow us to continue to enjoy skiing together as well as enjoying the multitude of fun, summer activities the valley offers.

Maggie Naylor purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Maggie Naylor chose Chamonix

We fell in love with Le Refuge as, despite having such easy access to the Grand Montets and lovely village of Argentiere, it is tucked away in the most wonderfully quiet, unspoilt corner of the old Grassonets village. The views are breathtaking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were a group of 6 adults and 7 children for the Christmas break in Maggie’s chalet. Maggie was a great communicator from start to finish lovely person to deal with. On recommendation we got catering for the whole week which made it a more relaxed holiday for all.

The chalet was clean, bright and big enough. It had enough separate spaces for us not be on top of each other. The chalet was well equipped and even though no TV there were enough games and books to keep us all entertained.

Great open space to the back of the chalet where all our kids played endlessly.. The experience has been so good we’ve booked again
Dec 2013
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Chamonix Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - family/1st floor - tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - ensuite/1st floor -
    Bathroom 3 - 1st floor - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - ground floor -
    Bathroom 5 - ground floor - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be made up as large double or two twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4/Playroom - 1 king , Can be made up as large double or two twin beds
    Bedroom 5/loft - 6 twin/ single , 6 mattresses on the floor
  • The chalet comfortably sleeps 7 adults, whilst the loft has 6 mattresses that our children have a lot of fun sleeping on.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Lovely, Stylish Chalet In The Chamonix Valley, Close To Grands Montets
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Fantastic Family Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant chalet for families.

Tucked away in Les Grassonnets but only a couple of minutes walk to the bus stop to Chamonix and all of the ski areas. You can actually ski straight home on the ski du fond from Grand Montets (some scooting for boarders).

Loads of equipment in the kitchen to cook with, which we did most evenings.

Clean and immaculately kept the children love bed hanging out in the playroom and sleeping in the loft.

Lots of storage space outside for all of your equipment and space out the back to take the children sledging in the afternoon. You can also walk up to the chosalets night ready area and sit in the sun with a drink while they safely whizz up and down the lift.

Basically a perfect week, we wouldn’t hesitate recommending staying here...

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular views and comfortable in every way

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this chalet and enjoyed the experience from first contact to departure. Plenty of space, great facilities, house really does look like the pictures. We're trying to work out how we can come back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming mountain chalet, close to busstop that brings you to a variety of skiing resorts.

  • 5 of 5

Cosy and comfortable mountain chalet.

Nice sitting area with couch and fireplace.

Kitchen and dining area little bit crampy with full (13) occupation. We used one of the outdoor tables to extend the dining table, and that worked fine.

Warm contact with Maggie, the owner, who gives a lot of usefull information about the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect lovely chalet in the heart of Chamonix

  • 5 of 5

We have a very pleasant vacation in the Chalet . The house is big and there's enough for more than 9 persons . It's comfortable with the whole things we need for cooking and bedding . It's very easy to find the house with the address and GPS . The Owner Mrs. Neylor and her friend Wendy are very nice , easy to contact and pay attention for your staying in the house . They give all the details and have advices for retaurants , shopping , and for the bakery nearby the village . The house is well located , near the lift of Argentière ; The other ones are not too far , with your car you can go through the valley of Chamonix , and have access to others lifts to do a lot o hiking on the top with a marvellous view of the Mont Blanc . Thanks for all , and I recommand this house to others who want to visit the area of Chamonix in summer as we do , or a in winter time for skiing, it should be marvellous too !

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Très beau chalet bien situé

  • 5 of 5

Très joli chalet situé au pied de la montagne et proche des commerces et lieux de restauration.

Jardin agréablement exposé au soleil avec vue sur le Mont-Blanc!

Equipements et aménagement sont sans reproche. Seul petit bémol - mais nous sommes d'impardonnables accros! - l'absence de TV :-)

La météo favorable nous a permis de profiter quasiment chaque jour de superbes randos dans les environs.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, We are so glad you enjoyed your second visit to our chalet and really appreciate your kind review. I am sorry that we do not have a TV. So far we have tried to avoid getting one purely so that our children can have a few weeks a year when they don't have access to one but maybe we need to rethink this. Many thanks again and kind regards, Maggie
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Wonderful chalet perfectly located in Argentière

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at the chalet and we had a wonderful time. The chalet is really comfortable with lot's of space. We appreciate that each kid had it's own room and we felt like home at the chalet. The kids enjoyed playing in the forest near the garden while we were enjoying a good glass of wine in front of the cheminey after a great days of skiing at the Grands Montets. The chalet is really close to the charming village of Argentière which makes it convenient for grocery shopping. The view from the upstairs room is just spectacular. In our opinion the chalet is one of the best deals in town.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Le Refuge is on the southern edge of Argentiere, only a short walk from the Grand Montets telepherique and the village itself, enjoying a wonderfully tranquil, rural setting. Built in a traditional, alpine style, the chalet has its own south facing, private garden with spectacular views of the Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc. The garden borders the 'ski du fond' and is just 3-4 minutes from Le Petit Balcon Nord and a footpath up to Le Grand Montets telepherique. The kitchen, dining room, sitting room and playroom all have direct access to the garden. Two of the bedrooms open on to the south facing, first floor balcony, whilst the views from the back of the chalet look directly up the valley to Le Tour. The bus stop is less than 100m from the chalet.

The chalets enjoys a fully equiped kitchen and a large, timber burning fireplace which opens on to the sitting room and dining room. There is a spacious playroom that can also be used as a twin bedded/double bedroom, together with two large double bedrooms (one ensuite), a single bedroom and enormous loft that can sleep up to six children. There is a large family bathroom together with a separate shower room and two separate wcs.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $491.22
Laundry and cleaning $270.17

- the prices quoted are based on 8 people staying at the chalet. We charge an additional E56/person for each additional guest to cover the cost of laundry and the local tourist tax.
- 25% deposit taken at the time of booking
- the balance is payable 60 days prior to occupancy. If payment is not received by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel the arrangements as per the terms of the booking agreement.
- Euro 400 damage deposit is taken with the balance payment (60 days prior to occupancy) and sent back to the client after the chalet has been cleaned assuming the chalet has been left in good order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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