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Traditional Winter Wonderland Retreat - located in private national park forest

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / Scenic Wood Fired Sauna / Exterior Jacuzzi / Cinema

This magnificent luxury 4-bedroom catered chalet can sleep up to 8 people. Nestled in French pine forest behind the 18th century village of Argentiere, two mountain streams flow past either side of the chalet adding to the ambience of being tucked away in a real mountain retreat. An outdoor hot tub sits adjacent to one of the streams, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the amazing views and beautiful surroundings of the chalet. Marmotte Mountain Retreat is a luxury mountain paradise and a place of immense beauty for all who visit.

Marmotte Mountain Retreat is also a great place for kids, the large front yard provides endless opportunities for snowman/snow cave building and tobogganing.


This traditional ski chalet comprises of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an outdoor hot tub and scenic wood fired sauna.

Ground Floor

* Spacious mountain chalet style kitchen fully equipped with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven, ceramic hob and microwave

* Traditional dining area with under floor heating

* Open plan living area with comfortable sofas and sitting chairs

* Large open log fireplace

* Entertainment room with TV/DVD/Wii

* Vintage record player with good vinyl library

* Washing machine and dryer

* Additional shower room / toilet

* Outdoor hot tub

* Outdoor Scenic Wood Fired Sauna

First Floor

* 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

* Master bedroom with king size bed, breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and pine forests, luxurious en-suite with a large bath/shower, toilet and balcony

* Bedroom 2 - king double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom

* Bedroom 3 and 4 - twin bedrooms with a large shared bathroom with separate bath and shower

Facilities and Amenities

* Traditional mountain style chalet ambience

* Fully qualified and experienced chef available

* 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms

* Ski in/Ski out option to les Grand Montets ski resort

* Stunning private location in the forest

* Luxury outdoor hot tub

* Scenic Wood Fired Sauna

* Large open fireplace

* WiFi internet connection

* TV/DVD and multimedia entertainment room

*A fully catered package is available. This package includes:

Fully qualified chef & hostess | 4-course fine dining dinner on 5 nights | Well-selected house wines with dinner | Breakfast of your choice served daily | Afternoon tea with homemade cakes, served daily | Welcome drink on arrival | In-resort transfers | Daily housekeeping | L’Occitane Toiletries | Fresh fruit and flowers

More Details

Property Manager
Jonathan Law
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Jonathan Law

Marmotte Mountain is owned and operated by Jonathan Law. I am based in Chamonix full-time and i am an avid skier and snowboarder with more than twelve years spent in the Chamonix Mont-Blanc region. With a great passion and enthusiasm for the mountains, as well as an excellent knowledge of the local terrain, local facilities and access to the very best ski instructors and high mountain guides available within the Chamonix Valley, i am happy to assist with ensuring your stay with Marmotte Mountain is a truly memorable experience.

Why Jonathan Law chose Argentière

You will find nothing else like it. It is a true winter wonderland with such an incredible setting. The gives the ambience of being tucked away deep in the secluded mountains but you can access the village centre of Argentiere on foot within 3-4 minutes.

It is also possible to a ski in ski out option to the infamous les Grands Montets ski resort - located approx 5 minutes from chalet via the cross country ski track.

What makes this chalet unique

Privacy - this chalet is incredibly private but still centrally located!

The grounds of the property are large and beautiful and are located on National Park 'Green Zone'.

2 x mountain streams pass by the chalet providing beautiful sounds of cascading water. It is truly amazing!


Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Office Bar / Slalom / Savoie / Stone Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Le Praz - Chamonix
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Autoroute Blanche
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
La Cremiere du Glacier
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Les Grands Montets
Car: recommended


Argentière Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Can be 2 x single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Can be 2 x single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Traditional Winter Wonderland Retreat - located in private national park forest
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Superb Facilities and Top Class Service!!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best holidays we've had. Amazing location, superb retreat with Best in Class service!. A seamless, hassle free, customer centric holiday that was second to none. Probably the icing on teh cake was the first class service from Johnny Law and his team, organising everything from skiing trips, to transport to cooking amazing breakfasts! and superb BBQ'S. Cant say enough good things as there are too many to mention! Will be back next year...and the year after...and teh year after :) Thanks to all the crew for making it an unforgetable holiday! xAisling

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning accommodations, inside and out

  • 5 of 5

This was bar none the best snowboard trip Ive ever been on and I've been on plenty! Short of the unbelievable conditions and views that Chamonix has to offer, the Marmotte Mountain Adventure team absolutely waited on us hand and foot the entire week. The gourmet food was spectacular, the rustic accommodations were breath taking and again the team that catered to us for the week were unbelievably gracious and friendly. I would recommend this trip to any and everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Marmotte Mountain Retreat - best kind of retreat

  • 5 of 5

If only you could live like this forever. You wake up to a table laden with breakfast goodies, then you're transported to anywhere in the valley for morning of mountain fun, board or ski down to your reserved table in the best savoyard restaurants, more fun in the snow and then back to the chalet for afternoon tea (a cake straight out of the oven waiting on the table), the jacuzzi and wood-fired sauna with incredible views (an arm's length from an ample and varied supply of beverages) and then aperitifs by the fireplace before sitting down to an exquisite 4-course mean prepared by your own private chef. And whether you feel like skiing or boarding down the Aiguille du Midi, going to Italy to eat suckling pig at the base of the Mont Blanc, or you'd like your kids to learn to ski from the best instructors in France, you need only ask and it shall be done. I want to live here :)

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful chalet, suberbly run company!

  • 5 of 5

Last time I stayed with Marmotte mountain in the Libelulle chalet with friends, we had a fantastic time and I vowed I would be back! This time I visited with my partner and we stayed in the 'retreat' chalet. The service was the same as I remembered (exceptional!) - the owner Jon simply couldn't have done any more for us and we were treat like family. We were lucky that even though it was the beginning of April when we arrived to the chalet it was snowing and it truly felt like a winter wonderland! The heating was on, the hot tub was ready and there was plenty of wood for the fire - what more could you want!? :) The chalet is in a perfect location, a hidden gem in the woods with easy walking distance to bars and restaurants (And my personal favourite - the cremerie). There's a small stream passing by and on our second day we were lucky to watch a chamois grazing outside (a type of deer) from the bathroom window, it really does feel very close to nature out there. We had a fantastic time, would recommend it to anyone, such a beautiful chalet and a superbly run company - Thank you so much to Jon and the Marmotte team, I'm sure we'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Living the dream for the forth time!!

  • 5 of 5

We returned to stay at Chamonix as we have stayed here 4 times in the past and all occasions we have stayed in four different chalets with Marmotte Mountain chalets.Each time has been a different experience but all equally the most amazing stays.I guess this is why we have returned 4 times.

Once again the cleanliness and level of quality is amazing through out the property.

We are a family of four and had the most relaxing time in the chalet.After a hard days skiing we enjoyed all the wonders of chalet sitting in the hot tub taking in all the most amazing view s and the serenity of the forest.

Our Chef and host were very friendly going above and beyond for our family.The kids were treated like king and queens as were we.The food was amazing , perhaps some of the best dining we have ever experienced and wines complimented the fine food.The manager Jon was outstanding in providing us with some local advice with restaurants ( lunch options as we had dinners in the chalet) and attractions in the area that just added to the experience.It is a short drive to Chamonix village of about 10 mins and Argenteire is less than 5 mins.

We had a great time skiing/ snowboarding the amazing slopes and the kids enjoyed the ski school as well..

I cant speak highly enough about this group and their chalets.

I guess if you have traveled all the way from Australia 4 times in 5 years it says a lot about our experiences.Lets hope there is lots more trips in the future!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Shabby chic chalet!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location. Hot tub and sauna and the raging fire were wonderful. Food was fab. Furnishings and bathrooms need updating for sure. The beds were not the most comfortable and if I owned it, I would replace much of the furniture and modernise all the bathrooms. The downstairs TV/bedroom should have furniture so it can be used. The boiler room should be better kitted out for wet ski gear and have boot warmer. A dryer would be very useful too. It was kept very clean and the staff were great attending our every need, although there was possibly an unnecessary waste of food - especially at breakfast.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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