Chalet in Châtel, Portes du Soleil, Haute Savoie, Rhone Alps, France -On the main free bus route to slopes (3 mins) and town centre (4 mins)
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About Peter Hobson
Based in the UK, but with a love for the outdoors, French way of life, food and wine we are all keen skiers and active sports enthusiasts. After 25 years skiing in the Portes du Soleil region we couldn’t resist buying our own property, and hope to spend as much time as possible in Châtel with our two young daughters. When not in town, we look to offer what we always wanted to hire, traditional Alpine Chalet, well equipped with quality furnishings modern technology, and all the little things we miss when not at home (eg, Fluffy towels for the ladies, girls and Logs for the boys, and Wii for the kids)
Peter Hobson purchased this Chalet in 2012
Why Peter Hobson chose Châtel
Chatel is a authentic French Alpine town, with a very close and friendly community, with stunning landscape. The area is one of the largest ski regions in the world with over 650kms of piste and one of the best snow records in the whole of the Alps. In summer, with the blanket of snow gone, it’s perfect for spending countless hours hiking, cycling, adventuring or just relaxing and indulging in the great surroundings.
What makes this Chalet unique
Chalet Chocolat is a stylish chalet with panoramic mountain views located in the charming alpine town of Chatel part of the massive Portes du Soleil ski region. It offers the ideal retreat for those enjoying the great outdoors. The chalet is conveniently nestled between the two main Chatel lifts, Linga and Pre la Joux, situated on the route of the regular free bus service. Close enough to town to be convenient for bars, restaurants and shopping but secluded enough to enjoy the beauty of nature. Perfect for two families sharing, or groups of friends. Self catering, but with flexible optional extras and catering options to ensure that you have the perfect stay.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
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lovely comfy place to stay in a brilliant ski area
A lovely comfy chalet, in a traditional ski area with lots of great skiing.
Everything we needed for our stay, and the wood burning stove was lovely to come back to after a day out in the snow.
We followed the recommendations of the owners for ski hire, pass purchase, shopping and places to go, all worked out really well and made it easy to have a brilliant holiday.
Very attractive property in a lovely location
The chalet was clean, warm and well maintained - perfect for teenagers after a days skiing! The kids had great fun with the Wii and the open plan living made for a really sociable holiday. We tended to eat out on the slopes at lunch time and eat in in the evenings - this worked really well for us. The wood burner was great and the accommodation very comfortable. Would definitely recommend this chalet!
Thanks Susan for your comments, we look forward to you and your family returning to Chalet Chocolat.
Lovely chalet, in a great resort!
Chalet Chocolate was great! Chatel is an excellent resort! Close to chair lifts and a great mountain bike park. Beautiful scenery. Would recommend buying a multi pass to take advantage of all the things to do!!
Thanks for your review, great to hear you enjoyed all Chatel has to offer.
Great week in the summer
Thank you for such a lovely weeks holiday. I hope you can make use of this review.
We enjoyed our week in August in the mountains at Ski Chalet Chocolat.
There was so much to do in Chatel for everyone in the family from walking, Via Ferrata, biking and swimming in the luxurious new pool in town. The chalet had all the home comforts to make a really relaxing weeks holiday. The kitchen was well stocked , it even had a slow cooker making it easy to feed six of us in the evenings after active days out !
It was exciting to be able to use the amazing lift system that Chatel has to offer to reach the higher ground ( we have only ever been to the Alps in the winter season before this trip but will become a regular summer visitors now). It felt great to walk from France into Switzerland and back in an afternoon!
Absolutely Amazing Chalet - Home from Home
Chalet Highly recommended.
We have used this Chalet 3 years in a row now and always enjoy our stay. We arrive to a clean and warm chalet, with our pre-shopping already delivered. The facilities are excellent, and I think most importantly for us, the chalet feels like a home, with the kitchen always well stocked with the basics, the lounge has a DVD player and a wii for the kids, and the bedrooms are ready to go. There is always wood for the wood burner, essential for any ski trip. The garage is perfect for our ski gear.
The location is excellent, mid way between Linga and PreLaJoux, and the bus stops right outside. The Skiiing in Chatel is excellent, and a great window into the Portes Du Soleil region. Our children have all learnt to ski here and we are now free to go off exploring as a family.
The owners are great, and always helpful and responsive and the Chalet managers are just over the road and always available.
I can highly recommend a stay at Chalet Chocolat!
Special interest holidays:
Skiing, Biking, MTB, Hiking
8 1/2 hours drive from Calais. Nearest airport is Geneva with regular flights from UK with Easyjet, Flybe BMIbaby, BA and Swissair.
Châtel is situated on the border of France and Switzerland and is an easy drive from Lake Geneva 45 Minutes and the spa towns of Lavey, Thonon and Evian-les-Bains.
Châtel is a beautiful authentic Haute Savoie Alpine town, Offering typical local Alpine shops and three supermarkets, ATM’s, Bowling Centre and a Cinema. There is a good choice of bars, clubs, a nearby micro brewery and restaurants selling regional fare.
Ski lessons and creche facilities are bookable in the village or online.
In Winter Châtel has a skating rink, access to cross country pistes, and night skiing on Thursdays.
In Summer weekly french farmers market, ‘Fantasticable’ experience – an incredible flight across the valley at Pré-la-Joux speeds up to 100 km/hr
Parapente (mountain paragliding) above the valley
Via Ferrata – an exhilarating and safe way to climb a mountain secured to a steel wire, fixed to the rock face (equipment can be hired locally)
Horse & pony riding
Fishing - on the banks of the Dranse or the shores of Lake Vonnes or Lake La Mouille
Windsurfing and sailing
White water rafting, canoeing & kayaking on the river Dranse
Hydro speed – going down the river rapids with a large float and flippers
Bobluge, Devilkart and Rollerbe
Swimming – in the open air pool or the fresh water lakes
Children’s playground with climbing wall and zip wire
Tennis courts with coaching available
Golf - miniature & compact in Châtel, full 18 hole course in nearby les Gets