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Chalet Skiing Holidays in Le Grand Domaine, Alpe d'Huez

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Traditional Alpine Château, all rooms ensuite, large garden, private parking

Large ensuite suites in Le Chateau d'Oz.

All rooms have private bathroom and small kitchen.

In the winter fully catered half board holidays are available for between 1 - 24 persons. Come on your own and make new friends or in a group. Price is for 2 Persons HALF BOARD based on 2 Sharing.

The communal traditionally styled lounge has a library of books and magazines as well as a large flat screen HDTV. There is a Blue Ray player and satellite TV. Free broadband WiFi is available. A games room has table football/babyfoot and table tennis. More information and pictures on Le Chateau d'Oz facebook page.

Skiing in the Oisans: Oz is fully integrated into the huge Alpe d'Huez ski area with around 250km of pistes. This is one of the highest ski resorts in Europe with a snow-sure and sunny aspect. There are runs for all abilities and access from Oz to all kinds of slopes is both quick and convenient via two high speed gondolas. Queuing is rare even at peak times.

More Details

Property Manager
Andy Christodolo or Gillian Lawrence
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Andy Christodolo or Gillian Lawrence

Andy and Gill have worked in hospitality all over the world for many years. We are experienced at making sure everything goes just right when you visit us. As we live in our property, you can chat to us anytime about your holiday.

Andy Christodolo or Gillian Lawrence purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Andy Christodolo or Gillian Lawrence chose Isere

Oz en Oisans village is in the perfect place to enjoy the winter season. Its really convenient for the lifts which in the winter take you directly to Alpe d'Huez and its fabulous skiing. We offer more space that almost any other chalet and all rooms are ensuite. Some of the suites have 2 bedrooms. All suites can be double or twins, you choose. Our food is cooked an experienced chef and our wine is AOC quality.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Le Château d'Oz is in a beautiful traditional mountain village and was built over 400 years ago. It used to be used as a farmhouse but we have made some improvements to it and its now a very comfortable country house. As its the biggest house in the village, it has always been called 'Le Château'. We are just down the road from the Ski lifts and Alpe d'Huez so you are close enough to be convenient yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I've traveled throughout the Alps and over the years have stayed in countless hotels, inns, and B&Bs. I have my pick of places to stay and resorts to ski but I keep coming back year after year to Chateau d'Oz and Alpe d'Huez. Outside of five-star hotels and Michelin-star restaurants, the French don't really (ahem) excel at customer service. And the Alps can be particularly disappointing with such strange practices as towel surcharges, 80s-era furniture, and (my favourite) the 10:00 a.m. check out. Charming owners Andy (manager) and Gill (chef) provide an experience that combines excellent accommodations, delectable meals, and friendly service. So I wasn't surprised this year to meet the same families as last Christmas because once you stay at the Chateau d'Oz, you won't stay anywhere else. We'll be returning with a Spyns Tour de France group this July and I can't wait.
Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Grenoble, St Geoirs or Lyon, St Exupéry
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Auberge La Cure
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Grenoble
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A480, junction 8
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Auberge La Cure
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Oz en Oisans, Alpe d'Huez
Car: recommended

Le Château d'Oz is in the beautiful and spectacular Oisans region, part of the huge Grand Rousses/Alpe d'Huez ski area.

Set in the traditional village of Oz en Oisans it is a haven of peace and tranquility with access to some of the most spectacular skiing in the world.

Ski: Oz en Oisans is part of the larger Grand Rousses area which is best known by its largest village, Alpe d'Huez.

Le Château d'Oz is connected by a regular free ski bus that leaves from near the bottom of the driveway or you can drive in about 7 min to the lifts. We also offer a private shuttle service in the winter.

Parking is easy and close to the lifts. Queues are rare, even in peak season.

Access to one of the largest ski resorts in the world is fast and convenient. Excellent ski school for all ages.

Shops have equipment for all standards and all snow sports.

Lots of snow making so there is a reliable run back down to the resort.

FREE Transfers can be arranged from Grenoble airport in the winter, December to April, for up to 8 persons on a first come first served basis

We can arrange transfers from Lyon and Geneva airport.

Amenities

Oz Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 32 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bedrooms are ensuite. Three additional WCs are available in the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , You can choose a double or 2 singles. Extra beds possible.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , You can choose a double or 2 singles. Extra beds possible.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , You can choose a double or 2 singles. Extra beds possible.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , You can choose a double or 2 singles. Extra beds possible.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , You can choose a double or 2 singles. Extra beds possible.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , You can choose a double or 2 singles. Extra beds possible.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , You can choose a double or 2 singles. Extra beds possible.
  • An additional bed can be added on request in any suite.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 32 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a washing machine, iron and board available. Other facilities can be added on request, please talk to us about your needs.

Reviews

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Chalet Skiing Holidays in Le Grand Domaine, Alpe d'Huez
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

Superb, friendly and well run Chateau. Great food and excellent facilities. Definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Fabulous hosts

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for skiing, amazing food and hosts who couldn't do a enough for us. Really close to the ski station but feels like you're in a quaint real French village. Brilliant for family groups with kids.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Another great half term

  • 5 of 5

A big thank you to Gill and Andy, Martine and Anthony for giving us another fantastic week. We are a family of four and enjoyed our stay in the top room, complete with kitchen-even a dishwasher! All very spacious, especially the large bathroom ! We enjoyed the fabulous cuisine-from breakfast, afternoon tea and sumptuous evening meal in relaxed company-following our pre dinner drinks in the homely and comfortable lounge. We enjoyed chatting to the other families and our children loved the freedom and space in the chateaud'oz. Andy and Gill were both very helpful with advice re driving to the slopes-just 10 minutes away and putting on snow chains. We had a fabulous week skiing with lots of powder snow and some sun- making tobogganing great fun on the last day. We can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place for Cycling

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here about 5 nights in July 2015 and had a fantastic time. Andy and Gill provided great service. Nice spacious rooms, great food and a great location for cycling. Hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

So good we came back the same season!

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at Le Chateau d'Oz for the first time at the very beginning of the ski season in December, we have just returned from a second ski break there, and this time we took friends along!

We love the warm welcome at Le Chateau d'Oz, chatting with the owners and staff over delicious dinners every night, and the super-comfy beds. On being given a different room to last time, we discovered that each suite in the chateau has something different to recommend it. Both had plenty of storage, warm cosy beds, sofas, and functional kitchens, but the first room had a balcony with wonderful views, a mini drying room for ski gear, and a bath that was on the small side, whereas the second had no balcony or drying room (still had the views, just not the balcony), but a bigger bedroom and a full length bath. My personal preference was for the second room, but I'm pretty sure you can't go wrong room-wise.

As previously, Andy and Gill were generous with their time and knowledge and happily provided tips on skiing as well as plentiful encouragement to the first-time skier in our party. We were grateful to Andy for his help with booking ski lessons and equipment.

We again got on really well with chalet staff Leo and Laura, who are great fun and really helpful, and spent their precious time off sharing their knowledge of the resort with us and introducing the braver amongst us to new bits of exciting off piste!

We also really appreciate the Chateau's flexibility. Whereas it seems a lot of places will only take skiers for whole week holidays, this isn't always practical, so I'm sure we're not the only ones who value the opportunity to pop over for a long weekend. At only two hours' drive from Lyon airport (and even less from Grenoble), hardly any time is wasted in the transfer, and we were again able to ski all morning on our last day before catching an evening flight home.

Thanks again to all at Le Chateau d'Oz for another wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Absolutely Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Le Château d’Oz for three nights (from August 31st to September 2nd of 2013). We completely loved the location and our hosts, Andy and Gill, who were both very hospitable and accommodating. We loved that Andy and Gill joined us and the other guests at the dinner table each evening. They also know the area extremely well and offered many lovely suggestions for things to do, scenic routes to take via car or cycling. Our room was very spacious, comfortable, and clean and the windows opened completely to a stunning view of the Alps. Our room faced the front of the Chateau and had a large living room with a small kitchen and a large bathroom…fully equipped for any stay.

We found this Château via tripadvisor.com after reading a few comments from previous customers. Many months prior to our stay, we had corresponded with Andy over email to arrange for rental of a road bike in order to bike Alpe d’Huez. A full carbon Giant road bike was ready and waiting for us when we arrived – now that is excellent customer service! We also loved the dinners that Gill cooked and the local red wine! Gill is a wonderful chef, very talented with both the presentation and flavors of each meal. We enjoyed talking to Andy and Gill during dinner and hearing about the other guests’ outings from the day. If tripadvisor.com had more than a 5-star system, Le Chateau d’Oz would be more than deserving. We highly recommend Le Château d’Oz to anyone who plans to stay in the alps, whether for a skiing trip, cycling trip, hiking trip, etc.

Andy, Gill… thank you very much for making the Alps part of our French vacation, a truly unforgettable experience. Don’t be surprised if we book another stay with you soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $11.78
Stay tax $0.94 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Prices are PER ADULT based on 2 adults sharing HALF BOARD
Children Under 3 are free
Children 3- under 14 are 50€ a night half board (assuming they share with an adult, T&C apply)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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