Forget your car - the ski bus will whisk you to the pistes and it's a short walk to the village
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- Rate: €990 to €4,990 per week
- Location: Chinaillon - Le Grand Bornand
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1300 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 11
- Official classification: 3
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 6
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 3
- Number of single beds: 3
- Number of bunk beds: 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 3
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 3
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 1
- Separate toilet(s): 2
- Floor area: 125 m2
- Independent kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 12
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Distance to the town centre: 150 m
- Distance to the ski slopes: 500 m
- Distance to the bus stop: 100 m
- Ski store
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Electric
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 12
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee machine: Filter, Espresso Machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Washing machine
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- BBQ: Electric
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 2
- Garden surface area: 24 m2
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Wii console
- Total TV screens: 1
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 33 km
- Supermarket: 100 m
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Tourist tax charged locally
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Cheques vacances accepted
- Non-smoking rental
Please note the main road in and out of Chinaillon passes directly in front of the chalet.
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About Chalet Sicoria ...
Location, location, location - this 3 star chalet is just 300m from the beautiful Alpine village of Chinaillon so it's a short stroll to pick up bread in the morning, or to a restaurant at the end of the day.
The ski bus stops just 50m away, and it's only 800m to the pistes. The views are fabulous too, overlooking the slopes from the front of the chalet, or the old village of Chinaillon, with its historic chapel and traditional chalets with wood shingle roofs, from the new terrace at the side of the house.
You won't need a car here, as the ski bus links the village with the other ski stations of Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and Manigod.
Totally refurbished, Chalet Sicoria sleeps 11 people, and is the perfect choice for a large group of family or friends looking to immerse themselves in Alpine life, whatever the time of year. The owner Muriel, who grew up in Chinaillon, is based nearby and is happy to offer help and advice.
Our partner shop Rêves d'Hiver can deliver your skis to the chalet, come to the property to help you choose your equipment or even pick you up and drive you to their shop to benefit from their professional advice. Discounts and free ski store available.
The property ...
Built in 2009 and totally refurbished for winter 2013, this appealing 3 star chalet sleeps 11 people in five bedrooms over three floors.
There's a double bedroom and a bedroom with bunks, as well as a shower room, on the ground floor. Upstairs, there's a double room as well as a room with three single beds and a bathroom. The final bedroom is on the lower ground floor, with a shower room, the sauna and the laundry room.
There’s a spacious kitchen and dining area with wood burner on the first floor, as well as a cosy living room. The balcony opens on to the new terrace and both boast spectacular views across to the pistes and mountain pastures - the perfect place to enjoy a drink in the evening.
Another popular new addition is the sauna, where you can unwind after a day on the slopes or walking on the mountain trails. All that fresh air is bound to give you an appetite, and the spacious kitchen has everything you need to cook up a feast. After dinner, the cosy leather sofas invite you to relax and plan another perfect day in the mountains.
About the area ...
The ski lift is just 500m from Chalet Sicoria, but it’s just as easy to take the ski bus, which stops 100m from the chalet every 15 minutes.
An Aravis ski pass covers all the Lake Annecy ski resorts - more than 200km of perfect pistes. If you fancy a change, why not try the sledge run or the nearby cross-country ski piste. Beginners to this sport can test their ski legs at the Evo Nordic Park, which has a circuit featuring a variety of terrains, while boarders will appreciate the Snowpark.
Non-skiers can go ice-skating in Grand Bornand or swimming in La Clusaz, where the heated indoor and outdoor pools are open all year round, or try snowshoeing, sledging, dog-sledding and sleigh rides. At the end of a busy day, head back to Chalet Sicoria for a pre-dinner sauna, or head into the village for dinner.
In the summer, a network of walking and biking trails cover the mountains around Chalet Sicoria, and you can pick up a route map for either at the tourist office in Chinaillon.
There’s a fantastic swimming pool complex in Le Grand Bornand, with a restaurant and grassy areas for picnics, but if you’re looking for something a little more challenging, there’s a climbing school, via ferrata routes, a tree-top adventure park, canyoning, white-water rafting and paragliding all nearby.
The medieval town of Annecy is a must for a day out, whatever the season. It offers a unique mix of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums, and Lake Annecy, said to be the cleanest lake in Europe, is a great place for watersports, swimming, or cycling.
August sees the International Children’s Festival in Le Grand Bornand - a week of puppet shows, circus acts and workshops, with a grand firework finale. You’re in the heart of Reblochon country, so on your travels don’t forget to pick up some of this delicious cheese from a local farm or market.
If you love the idea of a holiday in the French Alps, based at Chalet Sicoria, check our calendar to see when the property is free. We can hold your dates for 24 hours if you need a little time to finalise your plans. But don't wait too long - this is a popular choice with our guests.
Chinaillon - Le Grand Bornand
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From the Owner
Looking after guests is a well established family tradition!
My parents have been welcoming paying guests to " Les Congères" or "the Snowdrift", a nearby property which my father built himself, since 1965. So looking after guests is a well established family tradition!
The property was named "Snowdrift" because of the vast amounts of snow which used to surround the isolated farms every winter in Chinaillon at that time. My brother and I took over the family business a couple of years ago with the idea of upgrading the accommodation on offer, and we feel we have achieved this aim.
Chalet Sicoria is conveniently located close to absolutely everything: the old village, the more modern resort, shops, restaurants, the slopes, cross country trails, activities, walking trails etc etc… Park your car on arrival and then forget about it for the rest of your holiday!
The views across to the slopes from the inside of the chalet are stunning, and since earlier on this year you can also enjoy a different and equally beutiful across to the old centre of the village and mountains beyond from the new wooden terrace to the west side of the chalet.
We have refurbished Chalet Sicoria with care, and using our experience of what makes a great holiday rental property, and we sincerely hope you will enjoy quality time here with your friends and family. We are on hand close by to offer help and advice if you need it and an insider's knowledge of all there is to see and do, and look forward to welcoming you soon. Muriel Bernard
“An exceptional holiday in a very pleasant chalet”
An exceptional holiday in a very pleasant chelat
We loved the space, the cleanliness and all everything that was there. Apart from a pair of scissors, there was nothing lacking! We will be back. It's a delight to explore all the little villages and the Alpine farms.
Nathalie R. - 14/07/2018
“An excellent holiday”
A cosy and pleasant chalet with plenty of space and superb views. We loved the village centre and the incredible peace and quiet. The local people were warm and helpful - what more could you want?
Thierry D. - 24/03/2018
Great place well suited for three families, close to the bus and the village. From the website we thought the place would be smaller!
The resort has excellent offering for all, still traditional but with everything we wanted.
Jacob H. - 24/02/2018
“A very lovely chalet”
We had an excellent holiday. The chalet itself is really lovely. Contact with the chalet managers was always positive. We really loved the large living space, the attention to detail, the style of the chalet, and the sauna. The chalet is close to shops and restaurants, which is a real advantage. The only issue is the proximity of the road.
Christophe H. - 20/01/2018
“A nice chalet”
A very nice chalet in a really pleasant resort.
We liked the layout of the rooms and it was lovely to have the local shops and the great pistes so close.
Gagliano M. - 23/12/2017
“Comfortable, great location”
We liked the comfort of this rental and its great location within the resort. It was ideal to follow the biathlon competition.
Pascal M. - 10/12/2017
Nous avons passé une superbe semaine puisque le temps était clément, avec un très bon accueil.
Ainsi un chalet au top. Chacun a bénéficié de son espace avec ses 3 salles de bain ainsi que la wifi pour les enfants. Chalet très bien équipé. Et les environs sont magiques !
Un petit bémol une légère odeur de la chaudière pour le rez-de-chaussée.
En tout cas nous le conseillons !
Jerome G. - 12/08/2017
“We had a very nice stay.”
Everything was perfect - the level of comfort and the layout. Our children and grandchildren were delighted. Perhaps we will visit this chalet again - or maybe a different one!
Christine G. - 15/04/2017
“We would have no hesitation in booking again.”
We had a great time in a very comfortable chalet in a great location. Muriel was very helpful during booking and even helped us with some shopping that we had delivered in advance of our arrival. Le Chinaillon is a lovely ski resort with runs that my 6 year old daughter can ski easily, & good restaurants that are great value for money.
Alison B. - 11/03/2017
“The area has so much to offer!”
Comfort, quality equipment ... we quickly made ourselves at home. The slopes and the village, the hiking trails ... the area has so much to offer!
Xavier T. - 18/02/2017
We felt at home ! Plus the village is really authentic.
Anne Marie M. - 21/01/2017
“A very comfortable chalet”
We loved the cosy area in the living room, and especially the sauna. Being close to the pistes and in the heart of the village was really special.
Thierry D. - 07/01/2017
“The chalet is well equipped, the view is superb”
We spend a great weekend with the family as the first snow fell. The chalet is just as it is described on the website. A good welcome, very kind. Thanks to those who prepared it for our arrival. To be recommended and repeated.
Sandrine D. - 11/11/2016
“Very good stay”
We loved the comfort and the design of the chalet. Eight lovely days with the family, and the weather was good to us too. We appreciated the warm welcome from Muriel when we arrived.
Gérald R. - 06/08/2016
“An excellent stay in a wonderful setting”
We stayed in Chalet Sicoria in Chinaillon in August. The property is very comfortable and lacks nothing. It has everything you need for a lovely holiday. It is perfectly situated and there is plenty to do in the village. There are walking trails just 500m from the chalet - we recommend it!
Jérôme D. - 30/07/2016
“We'll be back”
We spent an excellent week. Nothing to say, it was all perfect.
Isabelle S. - 23/07/2016
“Very comfortable chalet”
The area is splendid. We'll come back next year!
Michel B. - 06/05/2016
“We had a wonderful week in Chalet Sicoria”
We were 3 families of 6 adults and 5 children with plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. The older children especially loved their bedrooms with the TV and Wii games. We cooked most evenings and found the kitchen to be very well equipped for our needs. Weather was beautiful during our week and what a view to wake up to each morning on the balcony. We loved the town of Chinaillon and the chalet was in a great location to walk to the local shops and bakery. The skiing was wonderful and lots of different runs for all levels plus it was so easy to get to the slopes either on the bus or walking. Overall we had a wonderful holiday and can't wait to return again next year. Thank you Muriel for making us feel so welcome even though we don't speak much French!
Joanne O. - 19/03/2016
“Another wonderful stay in Chinaillon.”
Chalet Sicoria is in a wonderful position close to the town and the ski bus stop. We had plenty of space and we were very comfortable. The kitchen/diner was well equipped, we really loved the wood burner it made the room so cosy.
Pamela B. - 13/02/2016
“Another successful holiday with family and friends”
Lots and lots of snow, but that is what we were there for! The owners were very welcoming and available and the chalet is really lovely.
Anne-Marie M. - 02/01/2016
We spent a week in August 2015 in this perfect chalet. It reached all our highest expectations in terms of quality, calm and service.
Didier V. - 08/08/2015
Two sunny weeks, very warm but a chalet which stayed cool. The place is really lovely. Chinaillon is the base for lots of trips (Mont Blanc, Morzine ...). As for the chalet, it was just the best. The owners were really kind and helpful - 10 out of 10! To future guests -have a great holiday.
Fabrice M. - 04/07/2015
An excellent long weekend with our children and grandchildren in a chalet which is big enough to accommodate the number of people catered for by the bedrooms.
Jean-Paul H. - 12/06/2015
“We spent fantastic moments with our friends”
This was by far the best property we have rented for a weekend with friends. Everything was so comfortable - cute bedrooms, an excellent sauna, great living area - everything we needed. And the area is beautiful! The chalet is charming, modern, clean and easy to live in, and very quiet at night. Finally, the bedlinen and towels are provided and the cleaning is included - don't change a thing! As for the area, it has nature, views, walks and Reblochon - a big favourite.
Mikael B. - 23/05/2015
“A well designed chalet”
A great week-end despite the rain!
Christelle G. - 01/05/2015
“Overall comfort excellent. ”
Television in most of the bedrooms, a good location close to the pistes, quiet, well decorated.
Laurence W. - 04/04/2015
“A very good holiday. ”
And a great welcome - this will be our second year at Chalet Sicoria. Everything has been thought of. My small children loved it and didn't want to leave.
Catherine B. - 21/03/2015
“A well designed chalet”
All of us, young and old, enjoyed a lovely fortnight in this very pretty chalet where we immediately felt at home. It is extremely well thought-out, and allows everyone to find their own space when they want. The sauna is a definite advantage and we used it a lot. The cherry on the cake was a fortnight of sun! We appreciated the wonderful welcome from the owners, who were kind and always available when we needed them. We don't want to shout about it too much because we want to come back!
Anne-Marie M. - 07/03/2015
“We were all agreed - super! ”
The chalet is well located, easy to get to, very pleasant and the weather was superb. The level of equipment is almost perfect, and we appreciated having the three floors for three families.
Jean-Louis B. - 07/02/2015
“All the comforts you need”
A fabulous stay in the unspoilt village of Chinaillon. Chalet Sicoria has all the comforts you need for a great holiday with family or friends.
Blandine C. - 31/01/2015
We spent and excellent week in Chalet Sicoria - it was very practical as we were a group of three families, and all had our own space.
Marcel L. - 17/01/2015
“Thank you for the first-class welcome”
We spend a superb week in this comfortable and well-maintained chalet. We had beautiful weather, and enjoyed lovely walks and hikes. We’d definitely recommend this chalet to our friends.
Lang F. - 23/08/2014
“A very good stay.”
The chalet was just as it was described and the owners were welcoming. The chalet was clean and pleasant, close to the resort (just a walk away). When we arived we found the keys as well as a welcome pack and information on all the activities in the area.
Anne L. - 16/08/2014
“A wonderful week in a delightful chalet”
Three small children (aged 4, 6 and 8) were accompanied by their parent s and four grandparents (aged from 61 to 82). The children’s corner proved a great respite for parents, who loved the comfort, the sauna, scenery and raclette evening. There are walks to suit all ages. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chinaillon and Chalet Sicoria.
Deverclos F. - 01/08/2014
“A great cosy chalet”
The comfort of the chalet helped to make up for the changeable weather. The view from the chalet is magnificent, and there are some great activities. A very good holiday!
Lallier F. - 05/07/2014
“Excellent stay and wonderful weather”
Very comfortable chalet where we instantly felt at home. The sauna, the beautiful mountains, the skiing and the kindness of locals... Everything was perfect!
Christine S. - 11/04/2014
“We'll be back!”
We had a fabulous stay at Chalet Sicoria... It's ideally located, spacious, with perfectly insulated bedrooms (very good when you have babies in your party!), enough bathroom to make the morning organisation easier for everyone, a sauna, and space in the garage to leave our ski equipment. Superb location: in 5 minutes we were on the piste! We spent lovely evening all together, with the children around the big table... We'll be back!
Candice F. - 08/02/2014
“Everything was just as we had hoped”
What else can I say! We would have liked some sunshine in the second week of our holiday, but that wasn’t up to you! The welcome was very warm (thank you for the little extras on our arrival). Our hosts were full of good ideas, the chalet met all our expectations ... we would recommend it to friends. Thank you for a great holiday.
Cécile N. - 08/02/2014
We spent our Xmas week here with our family. We were warmly welcome by the owners, and what a surprise: they had prepare a welcome basket for us with local products! The chalet had just been renovated and refurbished with great taste. We loved the nice living room and its magnificent staircase, as well as the sauna (so nice after skiing!). The location is ideal, near the resort centre, the bus stop, the start of hiking trails and the pistes. To keep it short and sweet: this chalet is perfectly located, very spacious and well equipped. We enjoyed an unforgettable Xmas here!
Maryse B. - 23/12/2013
“Beautiful place, great service”
The owners were so friendly and helpful. They made everything for us to have an enjoyable experience. The area is a jewel of nature! And the chalet is very nice, spacious, clean, well equipped, with stunning views over the mountains. The brand new terrace is the ideal spot to enjoy the surroundings at sunset. Thanks a lot!
Michel P. - 03/08/2013
“Fresh air for everyone!”
The tiny village of Chinaillon is SO cute, we loved it there: it looks like a fairy tale! The chalet is ideal to relax and so close to all activities. The kids loved walking around the countryside, and the adults were very excited about being there for the Tour de France! Hurray for Grand Bornand!
Sylvianne T. - 13/07/2013
“So much snow!”
We booked our holiday thinking we might not get much snow at this time of year but oh my god weren't we lucky!!! It was brilliant to ski under a magnificent April sun, especially as it's so quick to reach the pistes from the chalet. You can either walk a bit, or take the free ski bus that stops just outside the property. We have nothing to say about the place, its comfort, property, standard, atmosphere... everything was perfect. And the owners are extremely helpful and can help you organise your entire stay!
Caroline P. - 05/04/2013
“The place to be in winter!”
I'm very happy to have found such a place for my annual ski break... The slopes are right there, in front of your eyes when you wake up in the morning, so all you want to do is try them all, all day! The skiing domain is very impressive and well preserved and one week is clearly not enough to explore such a vast area. The chalet itself is very nice to come back to after a day on the pistes, and the sauna is a great addition to the overall property. Don't hesitate and book now!
Cyril M. - 23/03/2013
Why Le Grand Bornand?
Le Grand Bornand is an idyllic Alpine village which happens to be surrounded by some great skiing and in summer, a superb mountain playground. There are none of the huge hotel complexes you'll find in other ski resorts – just a friendly welcome all year round. Families are particularly welcome, with a great programme of activities to keep kids of all ages busy and happy.