2 bedroom chalet for 5 persons in a quiet area.
Marilyn de Bois
- english, french, german, dutch
About Marilyn de Bois
My name is Marilyn de Bois and I am the owner of Chalet Bams. I am married and a proud mother of two beautiful daughters. This Chalet belonged to my aunt and am so happy and proud that I can call myself owner because as a nice memory of my aunt. Yvonne Bams was her name and she lived for the mountains. She has climbed the mountains until she was 70 with so much passion! Of course always in the company of a guide. On one of the mountains there is a bench placed with her name on it to honor her. She was actually a legend in Arolla. That is why I named her chalet after her. I work as a stewardess at KLM and am so happy to occasionally not to be in the air, but to stay in the mountains without having to use an airline to visit this beautiful oases in the mountains. Because of my experience of staying at sometimes 5 star hotels, I found it absolutely a must to offer my chalet as comfortable as possible. It is important to me that everything is perfectly maintained, is clean, and of course the necessary luxurious comfort is present. I therefore hope that, just as I do every time, can fully enjoy it.
Marilyn de Bois purchased this Chalet in 2007
Why Marilyn de Bois chose Arolla
I really wanted to keep chalet Bams in the family. My brothers and sister, however, were not interested, so I took over her chalet myself. The environment is so beautiful and soothing. In the winter I enjoy the cross-country ski run that is right outside my door. I also love to sit on my balcony enjoying the sun that will shine around 10:00 in the morning. My chalet is facing the south what is so there will be full up sun during the day. In the summer I enjoy the beautiful greenery that appears everywhere, and the walks that I can make around my chalet. The sound of the cows with the bells they wear around their neck makes me realize what wonderful it is to be allowed to stay in this nature. My chalet is on a river that you can see when you look down. The wonderful sound of the water flowing from the mountains sounds like music to my ears. A small stream runs down my terrace. So actually I also have a mini river running in front of my terrace. My plans are therefore stay longer periods in my chalet in the future. I call it my little paradise on this earth. The peace that la Monta radiates is a gift for me.
What makes this Chalet unique
As a small child, I visited my aunt every year with my mother and brothers and sister. In the next couple of years, I visited her with with my family. The moment I open the door of my chalet, one can smell the wood. And then I know for sure, I'm home again. After unpacking, my husband and I are sitting at the balcony to enjoy the view and the sun and a delicious glass of wine. When it gets colder a little later we light the fireplace and enjoy the warmth and the sound of the crackling wood, in our cozy living room. Because there is an open kitchen, my husband and our daughters can sit at the bar for a cozy drink while I prepare the food. When it is time to go to bed we close the shutters and are already looking forward to being able to open them again in order to enjoy the beautiful view again. In the master bedroom there are two French doors that provide access to the terrace. I always open these doors in the morning and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains while enjoying a delicious cup of tea. In the summer it is a treat to light the barbecue. I have had a large barbecue built so that all plates and meat can be placed on it. For groceries shopping you can go to Arolla, or after a short drive at the Coop in Evolène. Do you really want a day out, then you can go to Sion to have a nice morning. Sion is a real must to visit. It is a beautiful city with many nice shops and cozy terraces. Because my aunt had bought land around the chalet, a lot of privacy was created. Now you really have the peace and you can enjoy the view without looking inside the neighbors.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - Dit doe ik graag in overleg. In de winter niet!Dit doe ik graag in overleg. In de winter niet!
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- De borg kan niet gebruikt worden voor het verrekenen van de gebruikte electra en toeristenbelasting!! Borg is alleen voor schade.
Lovely chalet at Arolla
We agree with the good reviews of other travellers. The chalet is lovely. It is fashioned in a traditional manner, of good quality and comforting style. It is well equipped. We were there for winter sport. The chalet is a great place to come back to after a day of skiing; to cook food and relax by the fireplace. The area of Arolla, with its neighbouring villages of Les Hauderes and Evolene, is a lovely place for winter. We are sure that it is equally beautiful during summer. Highly recommended.
I am pleased to read this positive review of my guest's experiences
staying at my chalet. I am constantly looking at ways to improve the
services that I offer and strive to provide a warm and comfortable
environment for all my guests. I hope that staying at my chalet provides
a pleasurable experience for all.
If you're looking for an outstandingly beautiful location to stay in, away from the business world, then you really have to take a holiday at this lovely chalet. The Chalet itself was clean and cosy and the views were stunning. The surrounding countryside provided plenty of outdoor activities for ourselves and our young (7 & 11) year old children and we would love to return again sometime. Thoroughly recommended.
I am very glad to see that those people who rent my chalet are happy
with both the accommodations and various other services that I try to
provide my guests. My goal is always to provide a warm and enjoyable
home away from home experience for my guests.I take very seriously my
occupants comments and try constantly to improve the services that I
provide such as recently upgrading the WIFI capabilities and offering a
wider selection of cable TV channels.
A beautiful hideaway in the heart of the mountains
The chalet is superbly located near the end of the road leading up from the Evolene valley to Arolla. Be aware that in the winter you really should have snow tyres and chains (although the latter is are a just in case as the road is well maintained and kept clear).
La Monta is a small collection of just a handful of chalets, but only 5 minutes drive or a 20 minute walk/snowshoe through the woods to Arolla, where there is a small handy supermarket, a friendly sports equipment shop and a couple of hotels.
The chalet is well designed, warm and cosy with lovely touches - in Winter a traditional stone heat source as well as the radiators and a roaring wood burner will keep you warm and cosy.
The main living/dining room upstairs has fabulous views of the mountains, including the Pigne d’Arolla and daily visits from some friendly squirrels on the balcony. The two bedrooms downstairs are a good size and the main one leads to a sunny terrace.
If you enjoy snowshoeing there are many trails on your doorstep or a brief car ride away. If you like cross country skiing, you can put your skis on by the chalet and join well marked pistes which are groomed daily in season. And a short drive gets you to the downhill pistes at Arolla, which comprise chair and drag lifts and didn’t seem too busy during our stay.
We’ve been to the area in summer and keen hikers will enjoy a range of day walks - there’s a couple of refuges in the area open in season if you fancy a night in the mountains.
Chalet Bams is a delight. We’d recommend it highly and will certainly return.
Thank you very much for this review. While I always try to provide additional services to my clients, it is these comments from those who stay at my chalet that provide good feedback that helps me improve my services .
I had a great experience with this family and enjoyed the pleasant discussions that we had. I look forward to hopefully welcome them back again but am very pleased that the family enjoyed my chalet as much as I do when I stay there.
Marilyn de Bois
Luxurious stay in a quiet house situated at the end of Val d'Herens.
In summer this place is ideal for those who looking for peace and quiet in nature and those who like to climb the mountains. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. The owner of the house is helpful and open to the needs of her guests.
We spent a very good time in this house.
Thank for your compliment.
We strive to make our quests stay as comfortable as possible, and we look forward seeing you again.
"A very nice and cosy cha...
"A very nice and cosy chalet located in a quiet environment. Very well maintained, and good equipped. It is the ideal place to enjoy the nature and come to rest in the mountains."
Our chalet is not in Haudères or Evolène, but 500 meters higher and be near Arolla. The name of the town is La Monta.
La Monta is a small town in the mountains of Switzerland where this cozy chalet is a magnificent view of the valley. Surrounded by mountains and a flowing river near the place is a romantic place a short distance from the center of Arolla and 35 minute drive from Sion. The Chalet is at 1800-1900 altitude is 100 meters from the street. In the summer, Parking in front.
The cozy chalet is equipped with all the luxury and located in a very quiet area. In winter this area is ideal for skiing and cross country skiing. There is a cross country ski track 50 meters outside the door and the ski slope is 800 meters from the road. In summer the area ideal for mountain climbing and there are many marked routes for hiking.