Ski into La Clusaz from this fabulous family-friendly ski chalet in the French Alps
- Semi-detached chalet
- Ski-in/Ski-out, Village 800 m
- Ski bus 100 m
- Semi-detached, close to town
- Hot tub with great views
- Two living areas, open fires
About Chalet des Enfants La Clusaz ...
You’d struggle to find a more perfect base for a mountain holiday than 4 star rated Chalet des Enfants, situated in a private drive just seven minutes walk from the centre of La Clusaz (and just a minute on skis!). It’s far enough from the village to enjoy the tranquility of the mountains, but close enough to take advantage of the bars, restaurants and other facilities.
The ski bus stops less than 100m away from the chalet, and it’s only a few steps further to the Nant piste, so you won’t waste any time getting on the slopes.
Chalet des Enfants is semi-detached, and the accommodation is set over four floors, with stair gates and equipment for families with very young children. It would be ideal for two families holidaying together, or a group of friends. The property is, however, not suitable for those with limited mobility.
The property ...
Sleeping six adults and four children in five bedrooms (all with a TV and English and French satelite channels), there's plenty of room to find your own space.
Two families will find this an ideal base - there are two separate living rooms, three double bedrooms, two twin rooms and three well-appointed bathrooms. In the evenings, the kids will be happy to watch films, listen to music or play computer games around the funky ethanol fireplace downstairs, while the adults relax around the open fire in the living area upstairs.
The large kitchen and dining room are also open plan, so cooking dinner can be a sociable affair!
There are two sunny balconies and two terraces, one of which has a jacuzzi with stunning views over the pistes - the perfect place to watch the sun go down on a fun-filled day in the Aravis!
About the area ...
If it’s skiing you’re after, Chalet des Enfants has got it in spades! The ski bus is less than 100m away, the Nant piste isn’t much further, and from there it’s just a minute’s ski to the ski school meeting point in Bossonet.
An Aravis ski pass will give you access to more than 200km of snow-sure pistes in La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand and Manigod, and there are plenty of cross-country trails to discover, too.
Non-skiers will have no time to be bored, with an ice-skating rink and cinema in La Clusaz, as well as sledging, snow-shoe walking, dog-sledding and sleigh rides. If you’re looking for the ultimate in relaxation, let your cares float away in the village’s heated outdoor pool, while the snow falls gently around you.
In the summer, Chalet des Enfants' location on the edge of La Clusaz means you won't have to rely on your car to explore everything the mountains have to offer.
Hike into the Col des Aravis, or let the telecabine ferry you and your bike to the top, so you can come back down at your own pace. Other activities available in the area include horse-riding, climbing, via ferrata and paragliding. The mountains around La Clusaz are criss-crossed with tracks and paths, so there is always somewhere new to discover.
If you just want to relax, why not soak up the sun on the south-facing terrace or balcony, or soak in the jacuzzi as you admire the mountain views. Later, fire up the barbecue and plan the next glorious day in the Aravis mountains as the sun sets behind the mountains.
If Chalet des Enfants sounds like the perfect choice for your holiday in the French Alps, why not check your dates against our availability calendar. We can hold the property for you for 24 hours while you make your arrangements. But don't leave it any longer - a property in a great location like this will soon get booked up.
— Adele R.
“10/10 for this great chalet”
— Tim M.
“What a holiday!”
— Jean-Nicolas B.
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Less than an hour from Geneva, La Clusaz offers Alpine action all year round.
A traditional farming village, it not only offers great skiing and superb summer activities, but also a real community feel, whenever you visit.
Great restaurants, bars and nightlife combine with local markets, festivals and traditions to give you the best of all worlds.
- Ski slopes
- 100 m
- Ski bus stop
- 100 m
- Town centre
- 800 m
- 800 m
The OVO Network Review
Chalet des Enfants de La Clusaz is a semi-detached chalet for 10 guests (six adults and four children) in La Clusaz.
The location is perfect for those who want to maximise their time on the slopes, with the ski bus stop and the nearest piste just 100m away. You can walk to the centre of La Clusaz in less than 10 minutes, so if you don't want to use your car, you don't have to.
There are five bedrooms - three doubles and two twin rooms - and three bathrooms, making this a flexible choice for either two families or a group of friends. There's a TV room as well as the main living room, so that those who want to enjoy a quiet chat can do so while others watch a film or play computer games elsewhere.
The hot tub is the perfect place to relax after a day in the mountains. There's no garden, but with two terraces and two balconies, there's always somewhere to catch some sunshine or enjoy the mountain air.
What is the OVO Network Review?
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From the owner
Jennifer & Nicholas
“We started our search for a chalet in the Alps shortly after becoming engaged. Having fallen in love with each other, we then fell totally in love with La Clusaz the first time we visited.
Our basic requirements were clear; we wanted to find a chalet that was less than an hours drive from Geneva, where we could holiday easily with children, and teach them to ski, whilst at the same time enjoying the French way of life.
With the help of property search guru, Annabelle Ormond, we found the perfect place during our very first weekend visit back in May 2004.
We embarked on our search from Annecy.
We were immediately captivated by the beauty and history of the place, by the Lake and the 'Venice of France' What a discovery, we were almost convinced about staying before even viewing any chalets to buy!
Later that day, after a short drive around the lake and into the mountains, past the magnificent Chateaux at Menthon St Bernard, we were shown 'Chalet A', Route du Plattuy in La Clusaz which was to become our dream chalet. 'Chalet Des Enfants' was purchased off-plan.
At the time of our first visit it was only half finished, but we saw its potential straight away. Within walking distance of a typical French Alpine village, with its traditional church square, with horses pulling traps, the wonderful smells of the local cheeses and boulangeries, paragliders above our head, locals catching up over coffee in the many cafe terraces, it was blissful! No sign here of the industrial nature of some of the better known resorts,
La Clusaz has a quiet, authentic, captivating yet vibrant charm. We signed the papers and agreed to the purchase there and then, before we had even seen La Clusaz in the snow, and our first winter visit to the property did not disappoint.
To our surprise we realised that the chalet was in fact just a stone's throw from the slopes!
The newly completed stunning south facing chalet, boasts three terraces from which to take in the fabulous scenery, with views across to Beauregard in one direction, La Balme in the other and opposite the chalet skiers descending the final section of the Nantes slope cutting through the forest. The views are spectacular in the summer and when blanketed in snow in the winter they are just magnificent! What a fantastic hidden bonus!
We had great fun choosing the final finish of the place; a traditional stone fireplace in the upper living area and a contemporary ethanol fireplace in the downstairs cinema room. A modern kitchen, bright and colourful childrens bedrooms and more restful calm adult bedrooms, with luxurious contemporary bathrooms.
We furnished the chalet with pieces from both the UK and France to create a space that had both the home comforts we were used to (satellite tv, wifi, ipod docking station, PS3 etc) whilst still respecting the tradition of a real French chalet.
Watching the crane install the hot tub on the first floor terrace was highly amusing but so well worth it, we have since spent many a happy evening with a glass of champagne overlooking the slopes, soaking in the tub after a long days skiing.
We saw in our first New Year as a married couple at Chalet Les Enfants having taken a year complete it and get it ready for our friends and family to share and enjoy. We have since spent many weekends and holidays at Chalet Des Enfants, named because, with 5 children of our own, all of whom have learned to ski in La Clusaz, we feel it is the ideal place to spend a family holiday together.
Both from big families, we appreciate how important it is to be able to find somewhere you can really relax, when you have lots of children of different ages. We find there is enough room for everyone to find their own space if they choose to; the children can chill out downstairs in the cinema room whilst the adults catch up over a glass of wine in the salon before dinner!
Our extended family and many of our friends have spent time at the chalet too, and we are proud to have been able to provide somewhere where they have all been able to enjoy spending time with their families winter and summer alike. We love that you can watch people skiing and sledging just across the road on the slopes opposite the chalet.
We love that you can ski through the trees and make it back virtually to the front door if you pick up enough speed! We love that we can leave London on a Friday evening, fly to Geneva and have less than an hours drive to get to the chalet from the airport. We love the traditional charm of La Clusaz and the welcome we get from the locals we have met.
We love that you can explore the region in the summer, taking in the mountain air and the stunning Lake in Annecy. We love that you can combine quality skiing and boarding with fantastic food in the many restaurants, and we love that we feel just as at home in our chalet as we do in our home in the UK.
Most of all, we love that we have been able to share our chalet with our family and friends and hope now that others that chose to stay here will fall in love with La Clusaz and Chalet Des Enfants just as we have. Nick, Jenny, Rose, William, Oliver, Sienna & Amelie Wootton
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet des Enfants La Clusaz.
Your booking will be made directly with Jennifer & Nicholas, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
A wonderful chalet, very spacious and with a lovely atmosphere. The manager was really proactive if needed. We recommend!
“10/10 for this great chalet”
Fantastic place - spacious and comfortable and really well-equipped - it’s obviously lived-in and not just rented out. It’s set over four floors, with an amazing TV room (“the theatre”) in the basement, and is easily big enough to accommodate two families with grown-up kids, but retains a welcoming and cozy feel despite its size.
It’s within walking distance of La Clusaz, which was a real selling point for us, although the 15-minute uphill walk back to the property will keep you fit if you do it regularly!
Our stay was marked by unseasonably hot weather (approaching 40 degrees down in Annecy), and the upstairs bedrooms did get very hot, even with the shutters closed during the day. However, it’s fair to say that this is a general issue with Alpine chalets - they’re primarily built for the winter and air conditioning is not a thing in this area - yet. The TV room was the star on the really hot days - it stayed cool in all conditions.
All in all, highly recommended.
“What a holiday!”
A beautiful, large chalet, very warm and comfortable, of a very high standard, with a beautiful view and pleasant surroundings close to La Clusaz... The jacuzzi facing the mountains is the reward after some great walks...