|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This beautifully renovated two-room apartment in charming, old, newly renovated chalet near Les Diablerets (Vaud) is offered for rent preferably for the winter season (December to April) and by the week/month in the summer/fall. The apartment has been furnished in a style combining local rustic antiques and modern furnishings.
There is a large bedroom with a double bed and a single bed, a living room with a dining area and new kitchenette, a large modern bathroom with washer/dryer. The flat has an independent entrance and its own ski storage area.
Chalet Chocolat is located in the stunning preserved village of Vers l'Eglise, with many chalets dating to the 16th and 17th Centuries. The chalet is 100 meters from ski lifts, providing a ski-in, ski-out of base to the vast Diablerets/Villars resort.
Fully equipped for two to four persons.
Smoking and pets are not permitted.
Ski: The Diablerets area is superb for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers alike. From the chalet's doorstep, the skier has access to over 220 km of pistes, in altitudes ranging from 1,100 to 3,000m, including the ski area at Glacier 3000. Much exists to make your family holiday as memorable and convenient as possible including children's ski centre, crèche, ice-rink, a 11 km sled run, and special low rates for family ski passes. The ski schools are excellent with very friendly instructors and there is a 'kids area' at the bottom of the Meilleret lift in Les Diablerets. There is an abundance of paths for winter hiking, snow shoeing and a cross-country skiing track which passes directly in front of the chalet. Glacier 3000, and its eternal snows guarantees spring skiing till the end of April. There is a snow park on the Glacier as well as in Villars/Le Bretaye.
Music Festivals: Chalet Chocolat is perfectly located for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which runs over 3 weeks in July and the Menuhin Classic Music Festival in Gstaad, running throughout the summer. During the winter, there is a classic music festival in Vers L'Eglise itself with concerts in the 11th Century village church every weekend (Festival Musique et Neige).
In the summer, hike the hundreds of kilometres of scenic hiking paths. Walk up to the Lac Retaud above Les Diablerets and snack at the small lake-side restaurant, which offers fabulous blueberry pies. If you are a mountain biker, this is a spectacular area, with different levels of difficulty available.
Located in the picturesque village of Vers l'Eglise, just a few minutes from Les Diablerets. In the winter, the chalet provides a ski-in ski-out base to the Diablerets-Villars-Gryon ski area, offering over 220 km of runs. Higher altitude skiing on Glacier 3000 is a 10 minute drive away. Another 15 minutes beyond the Col du Pillon is Gstaad, with its many après-ski attractions, including fabulous shopping, great dining and exclusive nightlife. In the summer, the chalet is a wonderful place to stay for hiking, with many paths going through the village up into the mountains or following the valley. The Montreux jazz festival in July is 30 minutes away on the Lake of Geneva, and for classical music aficionados, the Menuhin festival runs throughout the summer in Gstaad. The Swiss Tennis Open takes place in Gstaad too. During the fall, watch the typical ceremony of when the cows return to the valley and see the leaves change. Great local wine produced in Aigle.
Other Activities: Snowshoeing, Kite-skiing, Sledding, Husky-Sledding
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The Chalet Apartment is for rent preferably by the season from December 2011 till April 2012. Now still available. Summer rentals are by the week, month or for the season.