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Isolated off-the-grid eco chalet in the Alps

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom chalet with incredible mountain views

High in the Alps at 1000 meters above sea level, this chalet offers a unique off-the-grid experience. To access the chalet you must walk in 900m and leave your car below which gives guests the impression of being secluded from everyday worries, nestled cosy in their home away from home. There are endless adventures to be had here with stunning views, nature and wildlife. If you like hiking, skiing, mushroom picking or relaxing in front of a fireplace, this place is for you. Everyone's welcome from couples, solo adventurers, families, big groups, and furry friends.

The chalet sits on an immense 12 hectare property deep in nature and surrounded by mountains. It overlooks an expansive valley that stretches all the way to Grenoble. From just above the property you get an incredible view of Mont Blanc. The landscape is perfect for all sorts of activities depending on the season. There is mushroom picking and nature hikes in the spring, paragliding and wading in the nearby river in the summer, harvesting permaculture fruits in the fall to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. It's truly a paradise at anytime of year.

The entire chalet is for you to enjoy. You'll have access to 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 toilet, a big main room with an outstanding view of the valley, a patio, an outdoor kitchen and barbecue, a forest and an alpine pasture. You will also have access to our chicken coop for farm fresh eggs every morning.

We live in another chalet close to yours. We will give you all the space you want but are also available if you need help with anything and we're always happy to offer recommendations about the region.

The chalet is at the end of a 900 meters forestry trail and inaccessible by vehicle in the winter. When there is no snow, we will be happy to drive your luggage up the hill while you walk 15 minutes to get to the chalet. When there is snow, we can come help you with snow shoes. The hike is beautiful and easy.

The region, Savoie and Haute-Savoie, is a gorgeous area where you can enjoy nature, good food, amazing mountain views and all sorts of sporting activities such as skiing, paragliding, hiking, swimming, mountain climbing, biking, etc.

If you come by car, you can park right before the forestry trail and then walk 15 minutes to the chalet.

If you come by train, you can stop at Annecy railway station or Albertville railway station and then take a bus that will bring you to the little village down the hill. We can come and pick you up there, no problem.

If you come by plane, the nearest airports are Geneva (2 hours drive from the chalet), Chambéry ( 1 hour drive from the chalet) or Grenoble (1,5 hour drive from the chalet).

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2018

About Daniel

It all started with a strong desire to live in the middle of nowhere, in nature. We didn't want to be far from civilization, we just wanted to build a new world closer to our convictions and invite everybody to share it with us. Our aim is to consume less and live a more simple life. We are trying to be completely off the grid and live of our land, using renewable energies. So concretely we are trying to drive only once a week, ban plastic waste from our life, recycle objects instead of buying new ones, only grow heritage seeds for our garden, eat and cook organic food, only use solar energy for our electricity, replace chemicals with natural products, ...

Daniel purchased this chalet in 2016

Why Daniel chose Saint-Ferréol

It's absolutely gorgeous with distinct views on all four sides. We're situated on 12 hectares and the location is ideal for our plans to really expand our permaculture project.

What makes this chalet unique

The flora and fauna is like no other. There are wild hazelnuts, strawberries, garlic, mint, mushrooms and numerous herbal plants all over the property. As well, we see deers, mountain goats, wild boars, foxes, minks and many other local animals that call our property home.


Saint-Ferréol Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , The shower and toilet are separate from one another.
  • The shower room and the toilet room are separate from one another.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • The fox room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 4 - one queen bed and one bunkbed
    The moose room - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 - one queen bed
    The rabbit room - 6 twin/ single , Sleeps 6 - three bunkbeds
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a very comfortable pull-out couch in the main room
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Isolated off-the-grid eco chalet in the Alps
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Excellent accueil de Géraldine et Daniel

  • 5 of 5

Un weekend entre amis parfait dans un cadre que nos hôtes prennent soin de préserver.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Accueil très sympathique, le chalet est parfait pour un séjour au calme et nous avons aussi pu profiter des stations de ski sans difficultés. Il ne faut juste pas avoir peur des marcher un peu.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Parfait pour un retour aux sources en pleine nature. Accueil très convivial par Daniel & Géraldine

  • 4 of 5

Chalet idéal pour un séjour au calme et en pleine nature ! Daniel et Géraldine vous accueilleront chaleureusement et seront toujours disponibles pour vous, en toute discrétion. Vu la distance à laquelle se trouve la "civilisation", il ne faut absolument pas hésiter à opter pour leurs formules de repas comme leur "Raclette Royale" qui porte parfaitement son nom => Un vrai délice !

Passez juste votre chemin si vous avez des difficultés à marcher (ou si vous êtes allergique à ce moyen de locomotion) car ce sera la seule possibilité d'accéder à ce havre de quiétude...

... Sans parler d'Annecy avec son magnifique lac (1/4 heure de route à partir du bas du chemin d'accès au chalet) et toutes les possibilités d'activités sportives qui y sont proposées. Tout le monde peut y trouver son bonheur !

Merci encore pour ce séjour magique que vous nous avez permis de passer et j'espère qu'on se reverra très vite ;-)

Vincent & Co

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Le chalet est super. Loin de la civilisation, un parenthèse de bonheur.

  • 5 of 5

Une fois qu 'on a gravit le petit chemin. On se retrouve dans le chalet qui est charmant. Coupé du monde, on se sent très bien. Nous étions avec de jeunes enfants qui ont adorés découvrir la luge, les poules et les balades. Géraldine et Daniel sont aux petits soins avec des paniers repas ou des cosmétiques bios. Foncez, vous ne serez pas déçus.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Sante Fe, Saint Ferreol
Nearest Ferry
19 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
N90 / A430
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
La Clusaz
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Doussard beach on Lake Annecy
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $117.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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