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"Le Trappeur", 5 rooms and "Le Vieil ours", 4 rooms - Le Vieil Ours

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 nights



Le Vieil Ours

"Le Vieil ours" is a chalet with 4 rooms for 8 personnes.

The chalet is between Les Houches and Chamonix.

You can walk to Chamonix (3,5 km) or use the bus to go to the ski station.

You can also rent "Le Trappeur", 5 rooms for 10 personnes. The 2 chalets are communicants with a large door.

About the property

Chalet in Chamonix

Wonderful new chalet with all mod cons to accommodate families and friends. Its beautiful terraces are exposed to sunlight all day long and feature stunning views of Bossons glacier, the Dôme du Goûter and the Mont Blanc. The street that leads to the chalet is easily accessible by car. You do not have to take meandering roads or find yourself stuck in the traffic to arrive to the resort. Our chalet is located in a strategic position in the centre of the ski area. On one side, Les Houches, on the other side, Chamonix ski resorts. In addition, it is near the town centre and shops that are a few minutes away. We tried to do our very best. We offer a warm ambiance, a comfortable and practical space, and bedrooms for everybody (you will not have to step over a person sleeping in the living room). Each bedroom features a 160-cm bed. Two bedrooms are equipped with two 90-cm beds (upon request can be joint in a 180-cm double bed). High quality bedding is included. After a day of sports, you can relax in a spacious shower or whirlpool bath (only in the "Le Tappeur" bedroom). There is hot water for everybody. To cook an excellent soup in the chalet, you will find a fully equipped kitchen with high quality induction hobs, adjustable according to the saucepans, a dishwasher, ovens, and a combined microwave oven. While cooking, you can have an aperitif and drinks around the beautiful oak table and fireplace. There is a central electric heating system. You can rest in your private peaceful space. The bedrooms and the living areas are well insulated due to thick walls and boards. There are also electric shutters in each window. We love the comfort and we think you will too. In the garage, there is parking, and storage space for shoes, skis and bicycles. There are 2 wardrobes with numbered lockers for your personal effects, those that you never know where to accommodate (glasses, gloves, hats, helmets, trekking shoes, rucksack...). Outdoor parking for 2 cars. Early in the morning, after your breakfast, with view of the majestic Bossons glacier, you can reach the places you have planned to visit without using your car. In Chamonix, the ski resort is ski-in ski-out. You can use your car to go there or the shuttle service that is 50 m (for real) from the chalet. Thanks to the shuttle service, you can reach the centre of Chamonix and the ski resorts, at the foot of Brévent, Grands Montets. For example, you can go down 500 m to the bus stop that takes you to the other side of the Les Houches ski resort. We hope that you will spend a delightful stay here.

Property Manager
Brigitte Bureau
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Brigitte Bureau

We are 3 friends that accepted the bet of building a mountain chalet. We are architects, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, and entrepreneurs. We like mountain activities, both in summer and winter, and at all levels. We wish to share our love for nature, sports, cultural holidays or relaxation and shopping.

Why Brigitte Bureau chose Les Bossons

This chalet has been a challenge. We did the best with our resources. Before lodging in our own chalet, we stayed in other rentals that were not comfortable, with small beds and old showers. That is why we decided to build a luxury chalet and paid particular attention to the bedding, and comfortable bathrooms, as well as the kitchen equipment because we like to host and welcome our friends in a comfortable place.

What makes this chalet unique

The walk-in shower is functional and spacious. The chalet is luxury equipped, with enough space for for everybody, terraces, tables and comfortable chairs for all guests. It features an incredible view of the Bossons glacier and has a sunny terrace. The bus stop is near the chalet and it is a fast means of transportation because the chalet is just 800 m from the speedway, but at the same time, far from the noisy disturbances of traffic.

Available Rentals

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Les Bossons Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • White bedroom - 1 queen , 160-cm bed, suite with private shower
    Vintage bedroom - 1 queen , 160-cm bed, new, vintage-style equipment
    Brown bedroom - 1 queen , 160-cm bed, upholstered bed frame
    Mauve bedroom - 1 king , Convertible into two 90-cm twin beds upon request
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Le Vieil Ours
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Perfect for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

The chalet is brand new, lots of bedrooms on 3 levels, a huge kitchen/dining area.

Well equipped kitchen for cooks! Majestic views of the mountains.

Close to Les Houches and Chamonix.

Our problem was the weather. It snowed or rained every day. Driving was difficult with the narrow streets from all the snow build up.

According to the locals, that amount of snow and rain in 2 weeks was rare.

But we were cozy and happy to be home in Le Trappeur.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was great from reservation to check out

Great location


Thanks for hospitality

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes heureux d'avoir reçu ces vacanciers particulièrement propres et soigneux. Au plaisir.
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Great stay for the entire family!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property! Brand new, beautifully appointed chalet (the photos do not do it justice) in a great location about a 5min drive from both Chamonix and Les Houches town centre. The agent managing the property was exceedingly helpful and responsive, as was the owner during the booking process. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnifique chalet idéalement positionné au centre de la vallée de Chamonix

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une superbe semaine dans ce magnifique chalet.

La localisation est idéale, au centre de la vallée de Chamonix, proche des grands axes routiers. L'accès est aisé.

L'accueil a été chaleureux. Le chalet est magnifique, bien équipé et superbement décoré. Nous avons apprécié la vue sur le Mont Blanc et le glacier des Bossons.

Nous avons apprécié l'équipement, la literie et les salles de bain.

Il y a quelques lacunes d'équipement: pas de dessous de plats, pas de maniques, pas d'appareil à raclette, pas de sèche-cheveux...Il y a également un problème avec la cheminée avec un refoulement des fumées. Il y a également un petit problème d'insonorisation avec l'autre chalet contigu,...bien peu de choses en fait face à tous les points très positifs. A recommander!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonsoir, Merci beaucoup pour votre appréciation. Elle nous permet d'ajuster les informations au fur et à mesure pour les vacanciers suivants. Nous sommes surpris par les lacunes d'équipement. Il y a bien des dessous de plats, certains sont des triangles en bois d'autres des carrés pleins. Mais peut-être peut-on les confondre avec des planches à pains car sur certains, nous y avons trouvé des coupures de couteaux. De même pour les maniques. Ce sont des maniques à usage professionnel, ça ne ressemble pas vraiment à ce que nous connaissons dans le commerce. Il faudrait effectivement remédier à ça car cela semble créer des confusions. Il n'y a effectivement pas d'appareil à raclette car les commerçants de Chamonix en prêtent ou en louent quand on leur achète le fromage. C 'est plus facile au niveau de l'hygiène, car c'est souvent mal nettoyé. Pour la cheminée, elle va très très bien à condition qu'on ouvre le clapet correctement. Un rien suffit à enfumer le chalet. Mais le tirage est très très bon. Je suis triste que vous ayez manqué de tout cela alors que tout était là. Par contre, pour l'insonorisation, il est vrai que la paroi coulissante qui permet d'ouvrir pour faire un grand chalet de 9 chambres n'est pas très insonorisée. C'est un inconvénient quand tout le monde est là. Nous hésitons à faire un sas supplémentaire. Mais celui-ci nous priverait d'un énorme espace ouvert quand on a besoin de beaucoup de chambres. ce qui est bien aussi. Merci encore pour vos commentaires. Je dirai à Mireille, notre concierge, qu'elle doit bien expliquer le fonctionnement du feu. Au plaisir de vous retrouver. brigitte
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Très très bien

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine. Le chalet est splendide ! Tout confort et spacieux. La literie est vraiment confortable. Le feu au bois donne une ambiance cosy tant en journée avec la vue splendide face aux montagnes tant en soirée devant la télévision. Il y a énormément d'activités à faire sur Chamonix et le chalet est très bien situé. Je vous le recommande vivement! Au plaisir d'y retourner .

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très bon séjour , on a adoré

  • 4 of 5

Le chalet était agréable les seuls problèmes pas assez d eau chaude et pa de séchoir !

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonsoir, Merci pour votre commentaire. En effet, le chalet "Vieil ours" ne dispose pas d'un séchoir électrique mais bien d'un séchoir sur pied. Par contre, le chalet "Le trappeur" dispose d'un lave-linge et d'un sèche-linge. Mais pas de mauvaise surprise, cela figure dans les détails de l'annonce. Par contre, nous n'avons jamais eu de problème de quantité d'eau chaude...... Remarquons que dans ce chalet, il y a une chambre "vintage" dans laquelle nous avons choisi d'équiper la douche d'un mélangeur et non d'un mitigeur. C'est un parti pris pour une robinetterie année 70:) Du coup, il faut régler soi-même la température. C'est pour nous souvenir du confort d'autrefois. Au plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau. Brigitte
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Chamonix Mont Blanc golf course
Nearest Ski
3.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


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