|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Chalet Clarine was built five years ago as a large luxury family home with one twin & three double bedrooms. It has two bathrooms (one en-suite), one wet room and all the facilities a modern chalet requires, including under floor heating, garage, private parking etc. The kitchen is fitted out to the highest standard with dual fuel 5-burner cooker, stainless steel work surfaces, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, kettle, hand blender. For entertainment there is satellite television (French & UK), music system (iPod connector), DVD, Apple TV, Xbox 360 & games, media player, Wi-Fi and a number of family board games. Other facilities include washing machine & tumble dryer. There is a large south facing garden with a large decked area so you get the sun throughout the day (even in winter), with stunning views of Le Criou.
We are an English family with three children from London. This is our holiday home.
C Cope purchased this chalet in 2010
The Giffre is a beautiful valley, all year round. Wonderful, family-friendly skiing in the winter and in the summer warm temperatures and spectacular scenery. There is so much to do - all sorts of outdoor pursuits are available. Equally, it can be a great place to escape to for some peace and relaxation. Both Morillon and Samoens are very pleasant towns, full of character and extremely welcoming to tourists.
The chalet is modern, yet cosy because of the underfloor heating. We love the outdoor space at the chalet too - there is a lot more than in most equivalent properties. Our children can run around quite safely outside without us having to be concerned (although young children should always be supervised as there is a mountain stream which runs alongside the property and the main road is not far either). We love the fact that all the conveniences are just a few minutes drive away and access to the chalet is easy in winter, as it is on the flat of the valley. There are stunning views in both directions and we get the sun all day long.
We stayed at Chalet Clarine for a family holiday with our now adult children. There were 7 of us in total.
The Chalet is spacious and accommodated us all very comfortably. It is warm, and spotlessly clean, and a real help to have linen, towels and the in out cleaning service provided. Bedrooms are a good size and well equipped.
The kitchen is large and everything works well, there is every kitchen implement you need if you want to fully self cater, but there are restaurants around if you wish to eat out and Boulangerie Tiffanie in Morillion for compulsory croissants and pain chocolat at breakfast!
The beds are super comfy, showers powerful and hot, also to have 2 bath tubs available is just fantastic after a long days skiing.
Although we did not use it all the time, having the TV with English Channels was useful along with the various different electronic games. We preferred the family games and played Monopoly for the first time in years!
The location is great being around an hours drive from Geneva and its very easy to find. The centre of Morillion and the gondola is around a 1 km away and then its only a 10 minute drive to Samoens.
Chalet Clarine provided us with the perfect base for our holiday, we were able to relax altogether in the evenings and spend quality time together which is sometimes lacking in hotels.
I can highly recommend this chalet and would at some point in the future return.
Fabulous chalet cannot fault it at all. Six adults stayed here February 2016.
Chalet celan and comfy with lots of board games, puzzles and electric computer games and a computer!
You will need a car really to get from a - b and it is just off the main road into Morilion so not really walkable. We did have a car and went to the bowling in Samoans which was great fun and good food.
Didn't eat out apart from bowling night as my daughter is an amazing cook and just loved the kitchen in the chalet so cooked every night, played games, watched tv and had wine at home!
Fabulous holiday cannot complain about anything, well done Claire and Keith I do believe you thought of everything for the winter skier (maybe a larger ski dryer cupboard as there was six adults but thats it).
This was our third stay at Chalet Clarine and it did not disappoint, yet again!
The home from home feel of this chalet makes it our firm favourite. The good quality furniture, fixtures and fittings, plus a well equipped kitchen means we can comfortably slob out after a solid day's skiing in the Grand Massif. The chalet is always clean and warm and is situated in a great spot, just outside of the village of Morillon. There are two large supermarkets within a 10minute drive and plenty of restaurants, cafes and bistros for those who do not enjoy cooking. Claire, the owner, is always communicative and helpful; the booking process always smooth and hassle-free.
We drive to the chalet, which takes 7 hours from Calais with one short stop, (the Sunday arrival helps avoid the "Saturday changeover day traffic"), as we prefer to have our car in resort when skiing. However, the Grand Massif ski bus (included in your lift pass) stops just up the road, so a car is certainly not a necessity. This year we also chose to drive to the nearby Portes du Soleil. It took about 15-20 mins and opened up a further, huge ski area for our enjoyment!
We have never been to the chalet in the summer but can confirm that the surrounding area is stunning in winter - we can only imagine it is more so when the snow has melted and the sun is out!
Thanks for another great stay and see you same time next year Chalet Clarine!
Wonderful chalet in a great location
Felt like being home from home
Beds so comfortable !
Underfloor heating and showers great too
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your chalet
Was a great week of snowboarding
Morillon has a swimming lake with a small beach with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and a lakeside cafe/restaurant. Five minutes drive away in Samoens there is a public outdoor swimming pool with water slide.
Located only 15 mins from the A40, 55km from the nearest airport - Geneva. With easy access to TGV station in Cluses. TGV Paris - Cluses, about 5h. Car hire is not essential but recommended if you want to explore out of the valley.
Morillon - 20 minute walk. Samoens - 45 mins walk/5 mins drive (6km). Annecy - 1 hr drive. Evian - 45 mins. Chamonix - 45 mins, Geneva less than 1 hour.
The chalet is 1.5km from the Morillon ski lift into the Grand Massif ski area (with 356km of pistes) and 250m from the ski bus stop. A car would be ideal and all Grand Massif ski lifts have free parking. The Grand Massif is on the doorstep of Flaine, Les Carroz and there is also a free skibus service to Samoens. The chalet is also less than 1 hour from other resorts, such as Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz, Chamonix, Argentiere, Saint Gervais and Megeve.
There is plenty to do in summer. Thrill-seekers will be tempted by activities such as paragliding, climbing, white-water rafting, swimming, downhill mountain biking etc. For those looking to relax, there are plenty of walking/cycling routes, picnic areas, lakes and a number of the chair lifts remain open during the summer so you can go and get lost in the wonderful mountains. With a car there is also plenty to explore - the historic towns of Annecy and Evian are less than an hour away, Geneva and Switzerland are also easily reached within an hour, and you are a short drive from the Mont Blanc tunnel and Italy.
We provide an information folder in the chalet, giving details of local shops, markets, emergency numbers etc.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$425|
Prices are for the whole chalet on a self-catered basis per week. Upon completion of booking form a 25% deposit is required. Full payment is required by 60 days before stay.
Changeover days are normally Sundays, however we can be flexible depending on time of year.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the whole chalet on a self catered basis per week.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.