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Chalet in French Alps - Beautiful, quiet location

Le Grand-Bornand, France
  • Chalet1076 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Located in an unspoilt corner of the French Alps, Chalet Vif is a perfect location for a winter or summer vacation, with breathtaking views over the Aravis mountain range.

The Chalet is built in traditional Alpine style on 3 floors with 4 bedrooms. There are 2 balconies, one off the main bedroom and one off the large lounge. The south facing aspect ensures plenty of sun and gives stunning views of the Aravis mountain range and the surrounding countryside.

The town is still very much considered a hidden secret within the French Alps with its lovely village shops, church, tree lined square and regular market. There is a thriving community throughout the year and the summers as much as the winters have become popular for outdoor sports and relaxing in the sunshine. The chalet has easy access to the ski lift network of Le Grand Bornand and Chinaillon, and La Clusaz is just a10-minute drive away. Nordic skiing is also excellent: Le Grand Bornand is a host of the Biathlon World Cup

Skiing: Over 200km of pistes skiing in the Aravis range. All types of skiing are available with pistes to suit all abilities including the 2nd steepest black run in Europe. Queues are rare and the area has a good snow record. Snow cannons extending the ski season which lasts from December 15 to April 15 but often open earlier and later. Direct access to the lift network is in the middle of Le Grand Bornand and the snow bus stops only a few metres away at the end of the lane, giving access to Chinaillon, La Clusaz and St Jean De Sixt. The area has 120 pistes, including 5 black, 30 red, 45 blue and 40 green runs. There are 98 ski lifts, 2 snow parks, 2 competition stadiums and night skiing.

The Aravis ski pass is great value and covers all the resorts in the area.

Summer Activities: A wide range of activities are available including mountain walks, parapenting, archery, trampolining, petanque, tennis, table tennis, mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting, canyoning, hot air ballooning, fishing, karting and snooker.

There is an extensive outdoor swimming pool complex in the village.

Golfers are well catered for with a 9 hole course in Le Grand Bornand and several 18 hole courses within an hours drive.

The beautiful city of Annecy and its lake with beaches is only 40 mins away by car.


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    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • All bedrooms are nicely furnished and are complete with duvets, bed linen and towels. This is our own private home so it is kept to a high standard throughout. 3 of the bedrooms look directly out on to the mountains; a travel cot is stored in the chalet.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Maps
                      • Garage
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Music Library
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Terrace


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • festivals
                                              • waterfalls

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis


                                                              • The Chalet has all the facilities you would need for a comfortable holiday. The kitchen is well equipped and in the garage you will find a professional-standard ski boot dryer which will dry and warm all your ski boots and walking boots each night/morning. Also in the garage are badminton rackets with shuttlecocks, a fold-up table-tennis table with bats and balls, and boules. The chalet has beautiful views and the location is quiet. The distance to the town centre is 1km along a quiet lane - a leisurely 15 minute walk. The free ski bus stop is 200m from the chalet and it takes approximately 10 minutes to reach the foot of the ski slopes at Chinaillon, with lovely views en route..

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                                41 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Chalet Vif - Perfection

                                                                Chalet Vif was the perfect property for our long weekend boarding in Le Grand Bornand.

                                                                The chalet had everything we could have asked for, beautiful views over the valley and cable car, large spacious rooms, constant hot water to ease our aching bones and easy access to the centre of the village and the gorgeous patisseries.

                                                                We hated having to leave and would return in an instant. We would definitely book the chalet again.

                                                                We had a great time

                                                                Gabrie v.

                                                                We had a nice stay in this Chalet. Everything you needed was in the chalet.

                                                                I certainly would recommend this to a friend or relative.

                                                                Close to the village, close to the busstop, etc.

                                                                We went to the cablecar by car. But is was only a 8 minutes drive.

                                                                The view was very nice.

                                                                We went to the restaurant Bohéme, really nice, good kitchen, nice staff.

                                                                I really liked the fact that in the table (with window) you can find al kind of information about the village, things to do, restaurants to go etc.

                                                                Thank you for the nice time!

                                                                A charming, thoughtfully and well equipped home from home.

                                                                Holly W.

                                                                A delightful propery in a great location.

                                                                Peaceful position with great views across the village to the Aravis mountains

                                                                Michelle H.

                                                                Very comfortable chalet. Well equipped. 15 minutes walk down a steep hill to the village. Very tranquil. No wifi.

                                                                We love this chalet!

                                                                Richard F.

                                                                This was our second visit to Chalet Vif. It is well located, well equipped and picturesque. Set in a beautiful, quiet location but with ski lifts a short car journey or bus ride away. Le Grand Bornand itself has a real traditional French feel with plenty of shops and restaurants. We look forward to visiting again next year!

                                                                The perfect chalet in a beautiful setting.

                                                                Rachel M.

                                                                We stayed at Chalet Vif for 2 weeks in August, and it was the perfect holiday. The chalet is clean, spacious, well equipped and located in a beautiful setting with stunning views of the mountains from the balconies.

                                                                The village contains everything you could need and is a 10-minute walk away. We spent several days in the sun at the public outdoor pool, ate at the local restaurants, and bought our morning croissants from the local bakery.

                                                                The chalet owners were in contact with us from the time of our booking, and were always on hand to answer any questions.

                                                                A great experience overall, from booking through to the most incredibly relaxing holiday. I would highly recommend Chalet Vif and we will definitely be returning in the future.


                                                                Le Grand-Bornand, France

                                                                The Chalet is located at approximately 1100 meters high in the Aravis mountain range of the French Alps overlooking the picturesque town of Le Grand Bornand. A conscious decision to develop only traditional style chalet has preserved the look of the area. You can walk into the town in about 10 minutes down a quiet lane or catch the free ski bus just a few yards from the Chalet which will take you down to Le Grand Bornand, or up to Le Chinaillon Other Activities: Climbing, via Ferrata,

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                €350 deposit at time of booking for High Season weeks, and for all on-line payments via website. €250 deposit at time of booking for all other bookings, if payment made directly to owner. Full payment due 4 weeks before start of rental period. All holiday taxes, bed linen, towels and end-of-stay cleaning included. Bookings run from 4pm on day of arrival to 10am on day of departure. Arrangements can be made for early arrival by special request.

                                                                41 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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