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Luxury Spacious Catered Chalet in Vaujany / Alpe d'Huez, near Bourg d'Oisans

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

An award winning catered chalet with 10 bedrooms offering outstanding cuisine

Please take a look at our reviews -

Chalet Saskia - (chef Marcus Cull; he is the real reason to choose chalet Saskia - Tatler Travel Guide).

All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and balconies with spectacular views. The chalet can be booked as a 5 or 10 bedroom unit sleeping 2 - 26 people.

On the ground floor is a shared entrance hallway leading to two separate south facing living/dining rooms with central kitchen and under floor heating, each living room has inspiring views, balconies and a log-fire. On the lower ground floor is a shared games room with television, bar football and table tennis, there is a large heated ski/boot room and outside is a sunny terrace where a new state of the art hot tub is situated enabling you to relax in style whilst looking out at the breathtaking scenery all around you. Guests can enjoy free wireless access to broadband

Our half board prices include: Accommodation, breakfast, dinner (4-6 courses and tailored to your preference), afternoon tea, daily cleaning, fine wines, shuttle buses, Ski Peak service, ski guiding.

Summer Activites: The village enjoys superb views of the wooded valley below and the snowy mountain tops above stretching to 3,500 metres.

There is a small train to travel around the village and hamlets free of charge (in summer). In Vaujany you will find a Local Wildlife area, Memory centre, cinema, Hydroelectric museum, indoor ice skating rink, bowling alley, spa, swimming pool, parapenting, shops, internet cafe and some wonderful relaxing bars and restaurants both in the village and on the mountain.

Cycling/Mountain biking - Vaujany is only 15 minutes from Bourg d'Oisans, a cycling mecca. Close proximity to the famous climb to Alpe d'Huez and nearby cols such as Galibier, Glandon and Croix de Fer. There are some exciting mountain-bike routes including the descent from Pic Blanc (3,300m) to Allemont (750m) using the cable-car for the ascent!

Mountaineering - Excellent local peaks including the Rissiou (2,622m), the Etendard (3,464m) and Belledonne (2,926m). Slightly further afield (1 hour) the Parc des Ecrins offers some famous mountains such as the Meije (3,982m) and the Ecrin (4,102m) and the climbing centres of La Grave and La Berarde are well worth a visit. There is a cosy mountain hut locally at 2,300m and a whole series of strategically placed huts in the Parc des Ecrins. You are advised to take a mountain guide with you.

Parapenting- The parapente school, based beside the tennis club just above La Villette, offers breathtaking tandem flights from 2,000m or 2,800m and beginners' courses by arrangement.

Leisure Centre - Take advantage of the view and activities at L'Espace Loisirs (Sports and Leisure Complex) a facilities complex that allows you to stay in shape and to recuperate vital tonus. Facilities include - main pool, paddle pool, water slide, sauna, spa, jacuzzi, hammam, gym and health centre, bowling alley and ice skating rink.

Hiking/Walking - You can wander through the surrounding meadows and woodland, take a walk to Enversin for lunch, hop on the cable car to visit the lakes or scramble up mountain paths for views of distant valleys. A waterfall or stream is never far and wild flowers are all around.

Tennis - Situated amongst the meadows just above the hamlet of La Villette and surrounded by breathtaking scenery there is a superb tennis club with six hard courts, playground, restaurant/bar and sun-terrace.

Rafting - About thirty minutes away between Venosc and St Christophe (both worth a visit) is the rafting and canoeing centre 'Veneon eaux vives' offering some thrilling outings on the river accompanied by experienced instructors.

Childcare - There is a spacious day nursery and a children's activity club in Vaujany. We can also provide babysitting on request.

More Details

Property Manager
Nigel Purkhardt
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch, swedish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Nigel Purkhardt

Family man with a gorgeous wife and five lovely children!

Nigel Purkhardt purchased this chalet in 2000

Why Nigel Purkhardt chose Alpe d'Huez area

Staying at Chalet Saskia is a real treat. We love it for a skiing holiday in the winter, so close to the main lift-station, but the summer is also amazing with so much to do including the new via-ferrata by the waterfall; absolutely stunning.

Please take a look at our reviews -

What makes this chalet unique

The cuisine is an experience in itself and then Vaujany itself is hidden gem of a place with a village atmosphere and world class skiing and superb facilities. They have just finished building an International Ice Hockey stadium and bowling facility!

Guestbook comments from the manager

My first time staying in Chalet Saskia and it was an absolute treat. The chalet was comfortable and cosy, the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was mouth wateringly sensational - as was of the wine.

It's only a short walk to the cable car that takes you up to a wonderful variety of skiing. Vaugany is the picturesque alpine village that conveniently uses of all the excellent slopes of the nearby bigger and uglier Alpe D'huez, as well as having some excellent bonus slopes of its own - a race down 'La Fare' being the best end to the day before heading home to Saskia where tea and coffee (of multiple varieties) are laid out waiting, along with a newly baked cake.

The chef at Saskia must be the king of flavourology (probably a made up word) experimenting with new and different flavours in his multiple course evening meals (and in his cake) presenting a chorizo and carrot soup or a red pepper and raspberry sorbet - all of which work amazingly well and make for a dazzling array of tastes.

We were at Saskia as a small group, not in peak time, and most of the other guests were also in small groups so the set up was that breakfast and supper were taken together at two large tables, while there was a communal sitting room next door where everyone enjoyed tea and drinks together. For me this was perfect and a great chance to meet some new and interesting people, but I understand they do also split the chalet in two, with two different living/dining rooms so that a big group can have their own space.

All in all I couldn't recommend Saskia enough. Whilst being absolute top quality it was also incredibly unpretentious and fun. I want to go back there in the summer now.
Mar 2015
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Vaujany Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are en-suite to the bedrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , balcony, en-suite bathroom & WC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , balcony, en-suite bathroom & WC
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , balcony, en-suite bathroom & WC
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , balcony, en-suite bathroom & WC, eaves room.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , shared balcony, en-suite bathroom & WC, eaves room.
  • All bedrooms have a balcony. The double room has en-suite shower/WC and all the other rooms have en-suite bath/WC with shower attachment. Adjoining staff apartment.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Luxury Chalet in outstanding position in Vaujany. 20 (26) guests or 10 (13) guests in each half. Individual rooms also available occasionally - please enquire. Chalet Saskia provides exceptional cuisine and French AOC wines. Breakfast: Tea; 3 or 4 course dinner with complimentary wine on 6 days. Children's (under 12) supper at 5.30/6pm. Chalet is near to cable car station and indoor complex. Games room with table tennis, bar football and video player. Heated ski locker and boot warmers.


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(1 traveler reviews)

Luxury Spacious Catered Chalet in Vaujany / Alpe d'Huez, near Bourg d'Oisans
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic chalet with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 20 and stayed in Feb 2015. We had a truly amazing time in this beautiful chalet and with Marcus's incredible cuisine. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Rissiou
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Hotel Rissiou Restaurant
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
Station de Vaujany
Nearest Beach
350 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Please take a look at our reviews -

The Chalet is situated in the rural traditional alpine village of Vaujany near to the main lift station, which will whisk you to Alpe D'Huez in a matter of minutes, and a swimming pool/sports complex - L'Espace Loisirs is a facilities complex that allows you to stay in shape and to recuperate vital tonus. Facilities include - main pool, paddle pool, water slide, sauna, spa, jacuzzi, hammam, gym and health centre, bowling alley and ice skating rink.

Vaujany faces the splendid 'Massif des Grandes Rousses' mountains and encaptures the charm and the seduction of an authentic Alpine high altitude village. Blending tradition and modernity, Vaujany proposes visitors - top class skiing, swimming, skating, cycling and trekking facilities amongst an unspoilt environment in beautiful mountain landscapes.

In the evening there are shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy when the village comes alive with torchlit descents, shows and events.

Vaujany provides all the ingredients of which special holidays are made - for all ages!

Other Activities: rafting, parapenting, climbing, cycling, MTB, skiing, hiking

Ski: The Vaujany Ski Domain shares world class skiing and is an integral part of an enormous domain covering 8 village communal territories : Alpe d'Huez, Auris, Clavans, Le Freney d'Oisans, La Garde, Oz en Oisans and Villard Reculas. Vaujany offers over 7410 Acres of mountainous snow playground in an attempt to satisfy the desires and ambitions of all kinds of skiers, piste and off-piste, cross-country, competitions, snowboard, snow shoe walking and more!

The Slopes - Located in one of the most extensive skiing areas in Europe with a network of runs to suit all abilities, a world class lift system, 700 snow canons, a friendly and professional ski school and some of the best childcare services in the Alps - Vaujany, Alpe d'Huez has so much to offer.

Green Runs 38

Blue Runs 32

Red Runs 34

Black Runs 17

Drag Lifts 45

Chair Lifts 24

Gondolas 10

Cable Car 6

200 km of marked runs

23 marked itineraries

3 downhill runs

Excellent skiing for all standards.


Rates & Availability

Vaujany Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer (Self catered) WHOLE
Apr 23 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer (catered pp)
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $93 per night, per additional guest
Summer (self catered) WHOLE
Aug 27 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Chalet Saskia is offered with a half-board service by Ski Peak during the winter and summer seasons. During these periods the price quoted is for half board accommodation on a PER PERSON basis: Accommodation, breakfast, dinner (5+courses and tailored to your preference), afternoon tea, daily cleaning, fine wines, shuttle buses. The chalet staff have one evening off during the week in the winter and two evenings off in the summer.

Chalet Saskia is also available between the winter and summer seasons on a self-catering basis and the price quoted for these periods is PER CHALET!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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