A ski chalet. amazing views,bright characterful decor, sleeps 4 adults+children
- english, french
About Janet Jones
I discovered the Chamonix Valley in 1999 and was transfixed by its charm and was able to purchase Chalet Altitude in the autumn of that year. I spend several months each year at the chalet but It is a pleasure to have guests to stay there , either summer or winter and who appreciate it . A vicarious pleasure for me....
Janet Jones purchased this Chalet in 1999
Why Janet Jones chose Les Houches
This is all- seasons, self-catering chalet . In Winter -Chalet Altitude in the Chamonix Valley is perfectly located for winter sports , with the ski piste access at the end of the chalet's large hillside garden. In summer, the chalet location provides an excellent starting point for hiking activities. just a peaceful location for relaxation, with stunning views. It is an alpine chalet of character, decorated brightly, plenty of ambience, comfortable and well-equipped and with wonderful views from every window!. Bedlinen, towels, everything waiting for you..... Peaceful location, yet near to all services. Unlimited free WiFi and a large screen Satellite TV with English and French channels. No extra costs...
What makes this Chalet unique
Any time of year here in the chalet is a good one ! Easy access to mountains or village or places of interest in the region. 4 minutes drive from Tunnel Mont Blanc and to Chamonix from Les Houches village.
Children allowed - Recommended for children 3+ years due to stairs. Recommended for children 3+ years due to stairs.
No pets - In summer, pets allowed with agreement of ownerIn summer, pets allowed with agreement of owner
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 5 adults) - 66
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Cosy and homely with an impressive view,
We had a lovely stay, perfect weather and great skiing. the Chalet was only a short walk from a slope - albeit over back garden land - but that meant you were on the slopes and down to a number of lifts in minutes. The Chalet had everything we needed, it was warm, and cosy, and had a great outlook down the valley; giving an impressive view both day and night. ~The owner Jan was extremely helpful and kept in contact with us all week and we felt we had value for money
You do need a car to stay at this chalet due to its location up the mountain roads and my only negative comment is that the drive is very steep and when covered in snow it is slippery and when the snow was melted away by salt it became quite wet and muddy.
Its always a delight to get a positive review from guests , saying that they enjoyed their stay at my chalet. A holiday is a seriously important event of the year and I do my utmost to make their chalet visit enjoyable in every aspect. Its a vicarious pleasure!
I did want to respond about the issue of the chalet drive.
The week 18-25th February had exceptionally high temperatures for the time of year- fantastic weather, but it caused a lot of thawing in daytime , then freezing at night , and ice! So, it got slippery in the drive and I do apologise to my guests for that. They were great visitors to have to stay.
There had been a large snowfall the week before and I normally clear the drive, just prior to my guests arrival, but the guests of the previous week arrived much earlier than scheduled and wanted to park in the drive. The weight of their vehicles compacted the snow into hard-packed ice.
Salt was then scattered over the drive which melted the ice, but the lower base of the drive became wet underfoot and a bit muddy.
In summer, I will order several loads of gravel for the drive to ensure this does not recur!
The alps and its weather do create some challenges......
I state that a car is essential when staying at my property, but interestingly, this year, I had a family from Paris with 3 young children, who did not use their car for their entire stay of a week. They had stated they intended doing that when making the reservation and they brought supplies with them and any necessary shopping was done by skiing down and coming back up to the chalet by chairlift/ telecabine. The complimentary skibuses at the Prarion cablecar station are regular transporters of skiers to shops in Les Houches and Chamonix.
Its really nice when I have regular visitors coming back to the chalet , year after year.....
Cosy Chalet - Great Reception by owner
Cosy family chalet with very complete equipment. Janet is charming and most helpful. A great place for kids !
A great place to relax and as an apline base!
We have stayed twice now at Chalet Altitude, actually booking our second stay whilst there the first time! We were made to feel welcome even before arriving, the owner being prompt in replying and helpful in providing all the information that we required. The chalet was exactly as we expected it to be from the photos and info received beforehand – bright, spacious, clean, with a FANTASTIC view of the Chamonix valley. There was an excellent range of cooking equipment which was all well utilised. Everything in the chalet worked – TV, wifi, all cooking equipment. All the beds and bedrooms were thoroughly cleaned and all of a good size, all with superb views again. With easy access to the piste – some 30m away, all was happiness and contentment with the skiers in our group. Needless to say we are now booked in to visit again next year, and are looking forward to it already! Merci bien Jan et Monique!
So good to have so much room, not like many that are like small caravans. Every thing you need, wifi, washing m/c, drier etc. Convenient for the lifts but a car is essential. The views are magnificent. We were there for 3 weeks and had a great time.We will certainly return as we love the skiing in Les Houches. Very good customer service, could not be more helpful. Thank you Jan and Monique
Chalet parfait au pieds des pistes
Super accueil de Janet qui vous assure de passer un bon moment. Le chalet est très bien situé au bord de la piste qui descend au Prarion, quel bonheur de ne pas prendre sa voiture !
This family was a pleasure to have staying at the chalet as guests. I do hope that they come back again! Good communicators and considerate.
Chalet Altitude is a charming alpine chalet with a bright fresh
interior and exterior, located on a sunny hillside next to the ski piste and trails of the village of Les Houches in the Chamonix valley. Set in peaceful and tranquil spacious surroundings, yet it is close to all facilities and services.
Marvellous views of the Mont Blanc Massif Mountain chain - this is an all-seasons chalet.
Chamonix is a 4 minute drive from Les Houches and also the Mont the Mont Blanc Tunnel, leading to Italy .
The Aiguille du Midi cable car is a thrilling journey giving panoramic views of the Valley.
In winter, it is possible to ski in and out from the end of the chalet garden which is next to the ski run, so accessing the Prarion gondola station downhill ( ski shops and cafes there) . No need to use the car
Also, there is a chairlift, a 4 minute walk uphill from the chalet and this connects to another lift which takes you up to the top of the mountain and the plateau, with cross-country and snowshoe trails to be found as well as downhill skiing and some ski school classes rendez vous.
Plenty of mountain restaurants around!
Walking downhill from the chalet, a 4 minute walk - 2 bends downhill - the Bellevue piste can be accessed, taking you to the Bellevue cablecar station .
Both the Prarion and Bellevue stations are located in Les Houches village and have car parking. Both stations just a few minutes apart.
In summer, there many activities to participate in - walking, climbing ... or just relax - good restaurants to enjoy, both in Les Houches village, Chamonix and also in the mountains. Tennis courts found in the village. Lake Passy - 30 minute drive away, swimming and windsurfing .An excellent base for visiting historic towns, like Annecy and Geneva or to explore Italy......
Other Activities: whitewater rafting
Golf: The nearest golf course is the far side of Chamonix town, about 20 minutes drive.
There is a free bus , with a stop next to Prarion station and Bellevue cable car station, which will take summer and winter visitors to many other areas in the Chamonix Valley.
Also a little local train station for the 'snow' train in Les Houches, accessible only by foot called the Viaduct St Marie,( in addition to the main Les Houches train station.)
It also operates in summer and its complimentary to visitors.
The local ski area caters for all levels of skiers and there are plenty of runs to try out. Ideal for all the family!
The Les Houches black run hosts The Mens Downhill Kandahar Ski race most years
A car is essential for families and most visitors, but it is possible to do without a car and walk up to chalet from Les Houches in around 20 minutes and downhill is even faster.,