Secluded chalet near the lifts with hot tub, great views and open fire
Full Property Details
- Rate: €4,390 to €11,090 per week
- Location: La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1436 m
- Outlook: South-West
- Sleeps: 10
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 8
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 5
- Occasional single beds: 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 5
- Bath(s): 1 (1 spa bath(s))
- Shower(s): 6
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 3
- Separate toilet(s): 2
- Floor area: 224 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 10
- Town centre: 4.5 km
- Ski slopes: 700 m
- Nearest public bus stop: 4.5 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 2.8 km
- Ski school: 4.8 km
- No disabled access
- Nordic hot tub
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 10
- Place settings for: 16
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Bottle warmer
- Booster/junior seat for use at a dining table
- Coffee Machine: Filter, Moka pot
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
Bathrooms / Laundry
- Baby bath
- Baby bath seat
- Baby step
- Baby changing table / mat
- Non slip mat
- Toilet seat adaptor
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby/children’s bed linen
- Night light
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Outdoor dining table for: 10
- Outdoor dining seating for: 10
- BBQ: Gas
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 4000 m2
Nordic hot tub
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 6
- Temperature: 38 ºC
- Towels provided for the hot tub
- Bath robes provided for the hot tub
- Board games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 2
- Amazon TV
- DVD player + films
- High-end sound system
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Internet download speed: 8 Mpbs
- Stair gates
- Electrical outlet covers / safety sockets
- Wine cellar
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lake: 29 km
- Cycle path: 700 m
- Train station: 37 km
- Nearest public bus stop: 4.5 km
- Nearest supermarket: 4.8 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- 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
- Car recommended
- Animals welcome
- Non-smoking rental
Important: the chalet is located on the heights of La Clusaz. In winter, access to the chalet requires at least a vehicle equipped with good snow tyres (obligatory in winter in the region), and even good quality chains. The ideal vehicle is a 4x4 equipped with snow tyres.
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Chalet Minnetonka ...
If you're looking for a luxury mountain retreat, surrounded by nature, but less than 5km from a popular Alpine resort, take a look at Chalet Minnetonka.
This recently renovated chalet on the edge of the forest can accommodate up to 10 guests in five en suite bedrooms. It's less than 5km from the lifts, bars and restaurants of La Clusaz, but if you're skiing, you can avoid the traffic in the village centre by parking up at Crêt du Loup lift just 700m away.
In the summer, there's a huge choice of walks and bike trails from the chalet, which backs on to woodland.
At the end of an active day, there's nothing nicer than relaxing in the hot tub at Chalet Minnetonka, and enjoying the wonderful views across the valley of La Tournette and Beauregard as the sun sets.
About the property ...
Accommodation at Chalet Minnetonka is set over three floors. As you enter on the ground floor, you'll find the ski room, which also has a separate entrance, and the first bedroom - a built-in double bed with a roll-out bed underneath, and an en suite shower room. There's also a shower and sauna, with views across the valley.
There are two more bedrooms on this floor - a double with a shower room and another with a bathroom. There's also a useful laundry room.
The main living area is on the first floor. There's a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and dining table, but the highlight of this floor is surely the seating area, with huge cosy sofas where you can relax in front of the fire. Huge windows frame the wonderful view, and there are doors onto the spacious balcony, which extends around two sides of the chalet. Step out with your apero before dinner, or take your coffee there - grab a blanket and watch for shooting stars.
The stunning master bedroom is also on the first floor - windows on two sides mean you can wake up to views of the mountains. There's also a walk-in wardrobe and beyond that, the en suite bathroom with double handbasins and a separate shower.
The final bedroom is on the top floor - it's a double room with two extra twin beds under the eaves, a desk area and an en suite shower room.
There is plenty of space to park up to seven cars outside the chalet. There's also a large area of land in front of the chalet, which is a great place to sledge in the winter.
About the area ...
This stunning chalet is the perfect base for a group wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main resorts. At the top of a private road, you won't be affected by passing traffic, but you will enjoy peace and quiet, as well as stunning views over the valley.
The shops, bars, restaurants and lifts of La Clusaz are less than 5km away, but you're just a couple of minutes' drive from the lifts at Crêt du Loup, where there's also a popular restaurant. The Aravis ski area has 220km of pistes and 95 lifts across La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand and La Croix Fry, so there's plenty of scope for skiers of all levels.
Cross-country skiers will find a great choice of trails on the Beauregard plateau, and there's plenty for non-skiers too - La Clusaz has an ice rink, swimming pool and cinema, or you could try sledging, snowshoe walking, dog-sledding and sleigh rides.
In the summer you can hike into the Col des Aravis, or let the telecabine take you and your bike to the top of the mountain, so you can come back down at your own pace. Some of the many 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 why not take a picnic and make a day of it.
Later, you can make the most of the long summer evenings at a local restaurant, or fire up the barbecue in the garden at Chalet Minnetonka and cook up a feast.
If you're looking for a quiet Alpine retreat surrounded by great mountain sports for your next holiday, check your dates against our availability calendar. We can hold up to two weeks for 24 hours, with no obligation, to give you time to make your plans.
But don't wait too long - this delightful chalet is sure to get booked up very soon.
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 10h00
Full list of features, inclusions, activities, nearby points of interest and special conditions:
For bookings cancelled at least 6 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will be refunded. For a cancellation after this, any amounts already paid will be forfeited.
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Why La Clusaz?
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 slopes700 m
- Ski school4.8 km
- Nearest ski bus stop2.8 km
- Town centre4.5 km
- Nearest supermarket4.8 km
- Nearest public bus stop4.5 km
- Cycle path700 m
The OVO Network Review
“Forest home close to great skiing”
Chalet Minnetonka is a five-bedroom, five-bathroom chalet for 10 near La Clusaz.
Set in a secluded location surrounded by nature, you'll need a car to get around when you stay here, but there are plenty of places to explore. A real bonus is the proximity to the lifts and parking at Crêt du Loup, which means you won't have to tackle the La Clusaz traffic when you want to get on the slopes in the morning.
We love the comfortable seating area with cosy sofas and seating in front of the huge picture windows, overlooking the valley. The views are incredible, but they are even better if you step out on to the balcony, or grab a drink and head for the hot tub!
There are five double bedrooms, all with their own bath or shower rooms at Chalet Minnetonka. One of the bedrooms also has two single beds under the eaves, but these may be best reserved for children.
There's also an extra single pull-out bed in one of the other double bedrooms.
On the practical side, Chalet Minnetonka also has a useful laundry room as well as a ski room with a heated boot rack. There's plenty of space to park your cars outside the chalet.
The land at the front of the chalet is a great place for children to play or sledge in the winter. However, it's not enclosed, so children will need to be supervised.
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From the owner
"A haven surrounded by nature"
Welcome to Chalet Minnetonka!
We're so happy to welcome you to this beautiful haven, surrounded by nature.
This chalet is the result of a meeting - that of Melanie and Grégorie one New Year's Eve in La Clusaz. He was a stuntman, adventurer and climber, and she was a keen traveller, from New York.
At first sight, the relationship looks complicated, but love will find a way. A few months later, with rings on their fingers and a shared desire to get closer to nature, they built this little love nest in the place where they met.
Now we are a family, thanks to the arrival of our little mountain girl, and it is a joy to share this place, enjoying our forest paradise, far from the hustle and bustle of the towns. We enjoy snowy adventures in the winter, and hiking in the summer.
The name Minnetonka has a real significance for Melanie, who spend her childhood in Minnesota, surrounded by the great American lakes. Minnetonka means "sacred waters" in the Sioux language, and is synonymous with earthly abundance and green prosperity.
So this is only the beginning of this story, and it is our pleasure to leave you to write the rest. We hope you will love Chalet Minnetonka as much as we do .. if not more.
Enjoy - nature is yours!
Grégory and Melanie Tassin
Who is the owner?
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Your booking will be made directly with Grégory, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
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