5 star lodge near lifts is perfect for making the most of mountain pursuits, summer or winter
Full Property Details
- Rate: €5,290 to €17,990 per week
- Location: La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1882 m
- Outlook: South-West
- Sleeps: 14
- Official classification: 5
- Animals not welcome
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 4 (2 of the doubles can be 4 singles)
- Number of bunk beds: 2
- Sofa beds (double): 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 4
- Bath(s): 2
- Shower(s): 5
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 1
- Separate toilet(s): 4
- Floor area: 300 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 12
- Garage spaces available: 1
- Parking spaces available: 1
- Town centre: 3 km
- Ski slopes: 350 m
- Nearest public bus stop: 300 m
- Nearest ski bus stop: 300 m
- Ski school: 350 m
- Disabled access
- Indoor swimming pool
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 12
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee Machine: Filter, Pods (Nespresso)
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Baby bath
- Baby changing table / mat
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 300 m2
- Terrace: 50 m2
Indoor swimming pool
- Size: 10.5m long x 2.6m wide
- Pool temperature - summer: 29 ºC
- Pool temperature - winter: 29 ºC
- Safety door system
- Counter current
- Bath robes provided for the pool
- Board games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 6
- Apple TV
- French Television (paid & international)
- English satellite
- DVD player
- High-end sound system
- Safe-deposit box
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Lake: 30 km
- Train station: 36 km
- Nearest public bus stop: 300 m
- Nearest supermarket: 4 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
- Animals not welcome
- Non-smoking rental
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Zaru Lodge ...
You're just a few steps from the popular La Balme ski area when you stay at this luxurious 5-star La Clusaz ski lodge, which has incredible views over the pistes.
And when you return to your chalet after an exhilarating day in the mountains, you can relax in your own private indoor pool, complete with a paddling area for children and a relaxation room. Or perhaps you'd prefer to enjoy an apero on the balcony as you watch the final skiers of the day hurtle down the slopes?
This stunning chalet for 14 is just a few minutes drive from the shops, bars and restaurants of La Clusaz. If you would prefer not to drive, the lifts are located just below Zaru Lodge.
In summer, the pistes are transformed into lush green pastures and the lake at Confins become a popular leisure area, with tennis courts, horse-riding and walks.
As well as a great location, fabulous views and in impressive pool, this stunning lodge also has a lift which connects three of the four floors, a ski store and a sumptuous master suite with a balcony, seating area and breathtaking views of the mountains.
About the property ...
Accommodation at Zaru Lodge has been carefully planned over four floors to make sure there's plenty of room for 14 guests to get together, but also to find their own space.
When you return to the property after a day's skiing, you'll enter on the ground floor. Leave your skis and boots on the racks in the garage, which also has room for two cars, and head to the pool area, where you can relax on the loungers or take a cooling dip.
When you're ready, climb the stairs to the first floor, or take the lift, which connects this floor to the next two floors, making the property easily accessible for those with limited mobility.
Four of the five bedrooms are on the first floor. There's a double room with a large en suite shower and bathroom and a children's room, with two sets of custom-built bunk beds and an en suite shower room. The other two rooms, both doubles share a Jack and Jill shower room with double sinks. These rooms also open onto the garden - the perfect place to enjoy your first coffee of the day.
The top floor of Zaru Lodge is devoted entirely to the very special master suite. A large double bedroom opens onto its own sunny balcony with views of the Fernuy and Aiguille peaks. There's also an elegant en suite bathroom with a separate shower and double sinks, and a living room with a sofa bed. Both of these rooms have separate access to the bathroom.
The beautiful light-filled living area at Zaru Lodge can be found on the second floor. There's a sleek contemporary kitchen, with all the equipment you need to cook up a feast for a hungry crowd. There's plenty of room to eat together at the large dining table, which looks out onto the sunny balcony. After dinner, why not enjoy a coffee out here, under the stars? If you'd prefer to stay inside, you can snuggle up on the cosy sofas in front of the suspended fireplace, and perhaps watch a film. The kids can also enjoy playing on the Nintendo Switch.
Bookshelves separate this area from another seating area, where you can relax, read a book or perhaps even gather around the piano for a song or two!
There are two parking spaces in the garage.
About the area ...
You'll be on the pistes in minutes when you stay at Zaru Lodge, with the La Balme and Fernuy ski lifts just a short walk from your door. If you're looking to explore other areas the ski bus stops at the lifts, putting the whole of the Aravis ski resorts at your disposal - more than 220km of perfect pistes and 95 lifts in the stations of La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand and Manigod.
Cross-country skiers, walkers and snowshoe walkers will find great terrain at the Beauregard plateau and nearby Lac des Confins. In fact, the footpath for Confins goes right past your door, and it's a wonderful walk in both summer and winter.
If you're visiting in April, you're well placed to see the unique Défi Foly competition, when daredevil skiers end the season by seeing how far they can ski down the hill and across the rapidly thawing Lac des Confins!
If you fancy a break from the pistes, La Clusaz has an ice rink, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools a spa centre, and a cinema. If you’re looking for a challenge, try sledging, dog-sledding and sleigh rides, all within a few miles of your holiday home.
There is no shortage of summer fun and adventure within a few minutes of Zaru Lodge. There are plenty of gentle family walks in the Lac des Confins area, where you will also find a tennis club, golf course, driving range, fishing, a riding centre and several restaurants.
Take the lift up into the mountains for some high-altitude hiking or biking, or try white-water rafting, canyoning, via ferrata and para-gliding in the La Clusaz area.
The crystal-clear waters of Lake Annecy are just 40 minutes drive away, making it a great place for a day out - you can swim and fish in the lake, windsurf or just hire a boat and explore the lakeside beaches.
if you are looking for a fabulous Alpine property where you can make the most of summer and winter mountain sports, why not check your dates against our availability calendar? We are happy to reserve two weeks for you for 24 hours, without obligation. But hurry back - this stunning lodge in such a great location is sure to be a big favourite with our guests.
- 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.
COVID-19 Cancellation Protection included
In the event of COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property includes cancellation protection - get a credit note for 100% of the amount paid, valid for 27 months.
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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 slopes350 m
- Ski school350 m
- Nearest ski bus stop300 m
- Town centre3 km
- Nearest supermarket4 km
- Nearest public bus stop300 m
From the owner
A place to make wonderful holiday memories
When you stay at Zaru Lodge you'll experience the very best of a mountain holiday in an exceptional natural setting, and in a chalet surrounded by breathtaking views.
Being so close to the fantastic La Balme area, you'll never tire of looking out over the Aravis mountains and down the valley to the village of La Clusaz,
Living in this chalet, particularly at the end of the day when all of the skiers have come down off the mountains, is like living in a log cabin in the middle of Alpine pastures - but with all the comforts and warmth that you'd expect after a great day skiing or snowshoeing.
On a practical level, the chalet is just 120m from the Balme ski lifts, which give you access to the whole La Clusaz-Manigod ski area. It's also just a 15 minute walk from the fabulous Confins plateau, home to Europe's largest Nordi ski area and a fabulous place for walking, summer or winter.
The beautiful village of La Clusaz and its many festivals are just 10 minutes drive from the chalet, on an easy, one-way road.
We hope that, like us, you'll appreciate the many outdoor activities available close to the chalet, and that you will make wonderful memories here with your family and friends.
Have a great holiday!
Jessica and Raymond DAVID
Booking Process: Excellent
Your arrival / departure: Excellent
Rating of accommodation: Excellent
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Quality of additional services: Excellent
Guestbook: Wonderful chalet. everything is perfect, down to the smallest detail. We will come back...
— Frederic M. Apr 2022
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