About the property
- Chalet4305 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Chalet Sports auberge in Villard Reculas, Alpe d'Huez - offering self catering, B&B and half board for 2 to 18 guests. Close to Alpe d'Huez
Close to Alpe d’Huez, France. La Source chalet is owned and managed by Michael Baldwin – ski enthusiast, mountaineer, cyclist and hotelier. The chalet is a converted 220 year old traditional Oisans stone and wooden chalet south facing with panoramic views of the surrounding area. It has been renovated to an extremely high standard, keeping the charm and character of the building whilst creating modern facilities. A new extension was completed in 2009 to provide a further 2 modern and stylist bedrooms with Italian shower rooms. Within the extension on the lower ground floor is a modern professional kitchen and spacious storage areas. A large south facing decked area with outdoor spa compliments the interior of the chalet for sun lounging, Al fresco eating and general view gazing! There is plenty of parking close to the chalet and a free village navette bus will take you to the ski lifts - 300 metres away. During the summer months La Source is close to all the famous mountain passes, including the tour de France route up to Alpe d'Huez. We have a secure large cycle shed with plenty of tools and stands for cycle maintenance.
La Source is available for self catering - up 18 beds available over 9 bedrooms, but we also offer B&B and demi pension arrangements for smaller groups. Please make contact and we will advise you on how we can provide the flexibility in our arrangements to maximise your stay with us
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
About Michael Baldwin
Michael Baldwin - ski enthusiast, mountaineer, cyclist and hotelier. Settled at La Source in Villard Reculas after a career in London in the hospitality industry. Decided in 1998 to combine my professional expertise with my interests in mountains activities - in particular mountains sports: skiing, snow-shoeing, ski rando, hiking, Via ferrata, VTT, road cycling. Have not regretted the decision and enjoy hosting guests in the winter months around the Alpe d'Huez ski domaine, and in the summer pointing guests in the right direction for cycling and walking.
Michael Baldwin purchased this Chalet in 1998
Why Michael Baldwin chose Villard-Reculas
The chalet sports auberge is full of character and charm - with the benefit of modern facilities A charming quiet village with spectacular south facing views from la Source Lots of sun - both winter and summer Easy access to the Alpe d'Huez ski area from the lifts in Villard Reculas Within a few kilometers of the Tour de France Alpe d'Huez climb and the other popular cycling cols Secure cycle storage with electricity, water and cycling tool with work space. BBQ and large decking for ideal relaxation - summer and winter equipped and secure cycle workshop for up to 15 cycles Free village navette - bus during the winter ski season Free laundry for cyclists during summer months
What makes this Chalet unique
La Source chalet has possibly the best alpine view in Villard Reculas! Spacious south facing decking with outdoor spa with uninterrupted views across the valley and peaks beyond. A small picturesque Alpine village, yet linked efficiently to the large Alpe d'Huez ski area During the summer months the outside spacious decking is ideal for relaxing and entertaining, with plenty of sun loungers, deck chairs and BBQ. a BBQ is available for guests use as well as the inviting hot tub A bike work shop has recently been constructed to offer a safe, secure and equipped area for those running cycle repairs!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A magic place
We spent a week at LaSource and absolutely loved it.A beautiful and very comfortable old chalet with magnificent views over the mountains, right in the middle of a small and authentic village linked to the ski domain of Alpe dHuez without the hussle and bustle of a big resort. Michael's hospitality is great, he is also an amazing cook.He made us feel at home right away.Highly recommended
We stayed at the La Source over Christmas - a family group of 13 adults + a baby. It was absolutely perfect! The living room space is super cosy and has direct access to the huge terasse with an astonishing view over the valley. The rooms are nice and tidy - some with access to own bathroom, others share bathrooms. Well-equipped kitchen; we decided to cook everything ourselves, but I am sure Michael can serve some nice food as well, if that option is chosen.
Michael is the perfect host - very friendly and helped us with ski-rentals, driving us around etc.
We can highly recommend the place! ...only thing is, we hope that not too many hear about it ;-) We will return sometime!
Thanks you for your positive comments. It was great having you staying at la Source and sharing our enthusiasm for skiing and hiking and the great outdoors. I really hope that you will return and enjoy Villard Reculas and Alpe d'Huez in its winter glory!
Perfect location for biking tour
Staying 13 adults at Michaels wonderfull chalet for biking Alpe d'Huez was absolutly perfect - the chalet is huge, charming, wonderful atmosphere, best mountain view ever seen and you have all the biking routes at the front door. Michael was a perfect host both before and during our stay - sending all relevant informations, welcoming us and serving SO good local french/english menues. For a large family or a group of 10-14 friends I highly recommend the charlet.
Peter Stougaard, Copenhagen
Peter and his friends were great fun - and the perfect guests for La Source. I really enjoyed cooking for the group and delighted that they appreciated the food and hospitality at La Source chalet
They should return soon - as there remains many cycling routes to be discovered!!
Alpe d'Huez - 8kms. 15 minutes.
Bourg d'Oisans - 15kms. 20 minutes.
Grenoble - 50 Kms. 55 minutes.
Grenoble St Geoirs Airport - 80kms. 1 hour 20 minutes.
Lyon st exupery airport - 1 hour 45 mins via motorway
Owned and managed by Michael Baldwin – ski enthusiast, mountaineer, cyclist and hotelier.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please note: Prices indicated are for 18 persons maximum - 9 bedrooms on a self catering basis for one week - normally Saturday. The chalet is rented out for full occupancy during the main UK and European school holidays. If you are interested in renting the chalet for a smaller group from 10 to12 persons - please email your requirements for a revised quote it is advisable to take out holiday insurance to cover for example: cancellation due to illness or other reasons B&B and evenings meals - please enquire Half board and B&B arrangements are also provided throughout the year - email for details and prices. Changeover Day: Winter months: December 2017 to April 2018 - Saturday change over for self catering guests. Catered and B&B guests throughout the year - flexible arrivals and departures. Notes on prices: Prices indicated are for one week self catering for 18 persons with 9 bedrooms all with private facilities. email if you are interested to rent for a smaller group, and we can provide a quote on the numbers and bedrooms required. Prices include: bed linen, toiletries, and local tourist tax Please bring your own towels and beach towels for the sauna or local swimming pools End of week cleaning charge is €150.00 euros unless otherwise agreed. Caution to be paid on arrival €500.00. All rental payments by bank transfer