Enjoy the views and great snow from this high-altitude ski chalet close to pistes and village
- Le Grand Bornand
- Slopes 1 km, Village 1 km
- Car recommended
- Sauna and ski store
- Terrace and balconies
- Separate seating areas
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,990 to €7,390 per week
- Location: Le Grand Bornand
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1380 m
- Outlook: South-West
- Sleeps: 14
- Official classification: 5
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 8
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 5 (1 of the doubles can be 2 singles)
- Number of single beds: 4
- Bath/shower rooms: 5
- Shower(s): 5
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 2
- Separate toilet(s): 2
- Floor area: 235 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 14
- Parking spaces available: 5
- Town centre: 1 km
- Ski slopes: 1 km
- Nearest public bus stop: 1 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 1 km
- Ski school: 1 km
- No disabled access
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 14
- Place settings for: 28
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Bottle warmer
- Booster/junior seat for use at a dining table
- Coffee Machine: Filter, Pods (Nespresso)
- 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: 14
- Outdoor dining seating for: 14
- BBQ: Griddle / Plancha
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 5
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 180 m2
- Terrace: 120 m2
- Table football
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 3
- French Television (paid & international)
- Bluetooth speaker
- Safe-deposit box
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Internet download speed: 18.3 Mpbs
- Mobile/GSM data download speed: 160 Mpbs
- Stair gates
- Electrical outlet covers / safety sockets
- Locked cupboard for cleaning products
- Wine cellar
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Lake: 33 km
- Train station: 44 km
- Nearest public bus stop: 1 km
- Nearest supermarket: 1 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
- Car recommended
- Animals not welcome
- Non-smoking rental
IMPORTANT : experienced skiers will be able to reach the village and the lifts on skis from the chalet. They will also be able to ski back to the chalet depending on snow conditions. Children and beginners will have to take the car to the village.
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This newly-renovated 5 star chalet for 14 is right on the piste on the edge of the village of Chinaillon, near Le Grand Bornand. It's the perfect ski-in, ski-out property for experienced skiers (you'll be able to ski to the village and back, depending on snow conditions!), and for beginners, the Chinaillon lifts and ski school are just 1km away. In summer, you can walk into the mountains from the chalet, or wander down into the village.
At 1380m, you'll enjoy great snow in winter, fabulous views in summer and crisp, fresh air all year round.
There is plenty of space at Chalet Argali for a large group, whether they are friends or family. The accommodation is set over three floors, with plenty of separate seating areas where smaller groups can get together. However, there's also lots of room for everyone to eat together.
As well as being a great base for skiers, Chalet Argali has a lot to recommend it in summer too, with a petanque court, a sunny terrace with amazing views and a great summer kitchen where you can cook and eat outside. There is a sauna just outside the chalet, where you can relax at the end of a day in the mountains, and there are also plans for a hot tub on the terrace.
The owners, who also manage the chalet, live in the property directly behind Chalet Argali, so will welcome you on your arrival and answer any questions you have during your stay.
About the property
The accommodation at Chalet Argali is set over three floors, with the main living area on the top floor to make the most of the stunning views.
There is a bright seating area, with sofas arranged to look out onto the balcony. Summer or winter, it's a great place to enjoy an apero, watch the sunset or simply catch up on the day. There's another seating area with a television, as well as table football. Three of the six bedrooms are on this floor: a double with an extra single bed and an en suite shower room and another room which can be arranged with a kingsize or twin beds. The third room has an extra single bed and a mezzanine room with twin beds for children - the ceiling is very low here. There's also a separate shower room and a toilet.
There's another cosy seating area downstairs, along with a huge dining table where everyone can eat together, and an open plan kitchen which makes cooking a pleasure. There's access to another balcony here too - wrap up warm and take your coffee out here on a clear night. You'll find a double bedroom here with an en suite shower, as well as a useful laundry room with storage and a heated boot rack.
The final bedroom is on the lower ground floor - it's a double room with an en suite shower room, a television and direct access to the terrace. The ski room on this floor can be accessed from the terrace or from inside the chalet.
About the area
Experienced skiers won’t waste a minute getting to the slope at Chalet Argali, as it passes right by the door. Those with less confidence can head to the ski lift just 1km down the hill. From Chinaillon you can ski the whole of the Massif Aravis - 220km of pistes - on one ski pass.
The resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand are linked by ski bus, so you’ll never be stuck for a lift home. There are plenty of cross-country ski trails in the Bouchet valley, as well as several routes from Chinaillon village. Beginners in this sport will love the Evo Nordic Park, which has a circuit featuring a variety of terrains, while boarders will appreciate the Snowpark.
In the winter, the road to the chalet is closed after the next bend, providing a great area for ski touring and snowshoe walking, and the chalet's altitude (1380) means you'll always get the best of the snow.
Non-skiers can go ice-skating 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.
But the mountains aren't just for winter - there's plenty to do and discover in the summer too. A network of walking and biking trails cover the mountains, and you can pick up a route map for either at the tourist office. There’s a fantastic swimming pool complex in Le Grand Bornand, with a restaurant and grassy areas for picnics.
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.
Le Grand Bornand has Famille Plus status, and prides itself on a great programme of activities for young families. August sees the International Children’s Festival in the village - a week of puppet shows, circus acts and workshops, with a grand firework finale.
If the wonderful setting and space at Chalet Argali appeals to you, check your holiday dates against our availability calendar - we can hold two weeks for you for 24 hours while you check with the rest of your group. But don't forget to come back and confirm your booking - ski-in ski-out properties like this are always in great demand.
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 09h00
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.
Le Grand Bornand
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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.
- Ski slopes1 km
- Ski school1 km
- Nearest ski bus stop1 km
- Town centre1 km
- Nearest supermarket1 km
- Nearest public bus stop1 km
The OVO Network Review
“Stylish chalet with plenty of space for large groups”
This wonderful chalet on the edge of the ski village of Chinaillon sleeps 14 people in six bedrooms. It's in a great location on the edge of the piste, which means skiers with some experience can ski straight down to the village lifts.
However, beginners should make their way to the lifts which are just 1km away.
The chalet has six bedrooms, five of which have en suite shower rooms, and two have extra beds ideal for children. There is also a separate shower room for the sixth bedroom.
However there is no bath in the chalet, which may not suit families with very young children.
There's plenty of space at Chalet Argali, even at full capacity, with three separate seating areas. There's no fireplace, but the cosy atmosphere at the chalet means you won't miss it.
The sunny balconies and terrace are wonderful places to relax, both in winter and in summer, with wonderful views of the mountains, and with plans for a hot tub and petanque piste, you're sure to spend a lot of time out there. In the summer, you don't even need to go inside to cook, with a kitchen and barbecue on the terrace.
The owners live in the property directly behind Chalet Argali and will be there to welcome you when you arrive, and can help you with any questions throughout your stay. They also rent out an apartment in their chalet, but your privacy is assured.
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From the owner
"Our aim was to create a contemporary feel without changing the chalet's character"
The year - 1752, the place - La Lavanche, Le Grand-Bornand.
A farming family builds a chalet out in the country, in the pastures near the Col de la Colombière, at an altitude of almost 1400m. On one side, it overlooks the Pointe-Percée, on the other is the village of Chinaillon and the Pointe du Jalouvre.
Just below them is the babbling Bout stream.
We are originally from Le Grand Bornand, and decided to take on the renovation of this ancient chalet with our children, Anaïs and Marion. The wonderful living areas combine charm, comfort and the original features created by skilled craftsmen.
We've brought it right up to date, but preserved the old wood. The theme of the renovation was to create a contemporary feel without changing the chalet's character, re-using old wood and heating it with geothermal energy to limit its environmental impact.
The setting is quiet and surrounded by nature, with few neighbours. The Maroly valley is noted for its snow in the winter.
Experienced skiers are just a couple of steps from the pistes - you can ski from and back to the chalet.
Your children will love playing in the snow around the house.
In summer, there are lots of walks or bike trails from the house, and the outside spaces have been designed to make the most of the surrounding nature.
Welcome to Chalet Argali…
Marie Laure et Philippe
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet Argali.
Your booking will be made directly with Marie-Laure, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
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We had a wonderful stay for the second year in a row.
— Anouk H. Feb 2023
“The chalet is exactly as described!”
We enjoyed the ideal location to disconnect while having quick access to the ski slopes. The chalet is exactly as described. Clean and luxurious.
— Karine D. Jan 2023
“Everything was perfect”
Everything was clean and we can't suggest anything to make it better! The owners helped us with our luguage when we arrived and when we left. They also brought us a platter with meats and cheeses on the first evening.
— Francine S. Jan 2023
“A perfect chalet”
Fantastic service for our family holiday.
— Marie José S. Dec 2022
Absolutely stellar communication and very helpful host! The house is fabulous, warm and cozy. The location is a bit outside of a village and you'll need a car to get around (outside of hiking), but it is also to be expected from a mountain region. Overall we had a great time here.
— Alisa D. Nov 2022
“An excellent stay”
A very pleasant and comfortable chalet with a beautiful view and a neat decoration. The kitchen equipment is perfect. Suggestion: add a bar in the toilet and shower on the living room floor, already accessible for wheelchair users.
— Frederique S. Oct 2022
“A great place”
Marie-Laure and Philippe did a great job renovating Chalet Argali. It's well designed and very comfortable, a lot of light and open space with excellent views. We had a very good time and would recommend to others.
— Adam G. Sep 2022
“Don't change anything, it's perfect”
Exceptional location, top notch service, absolute comfort, great welcome.
— Phlippe B. Jul 2022
“An ideal base camp”
A very pleasant week spent in this beautiful and tastefully restored alpine chalet. Gorgeous views from the terraces, relaxing area and summer kitchen well appreciated. Very good communication with our hosts. This part of the Alps is a must see and Chalet Argali is a great place to stay. Next step: the addition of a jacuzzi!
— Elisabeth F. Jul 2022
The chalet is very comfortable and very spacious. Nothing was missing for a great stay. This place is really relaxing, and completely quiet.
— Johan B. Jul 2022
“Ideal location and wonderful chalet:)”
Nothing else to say: 10/10 for this gorgeous place.
— Emilien J. Jun 2022
“Well equipped property and caring owners!”
Very clean and well equipped house with a beautiful view and caring owners.
— Elvina D. May 2022
“A perfect family stay!”
A chalet with a lot of charm. Clean, spacious and quiet with an overlooking view of the mountains.
— Jacques G. Apr 2022
“A great family holiday!”
A great family holiday. The property exceeded our expectations!
— Manuel G. Mar 2022
“A top house”
The chalet is nicely decorated and very well equipped. You can enjoy the sun all day long. Good skiers can leave on skis from the door (but not with young children). We had a wonderful stay!
— Anouk H. Feb 2022
“Spacious home with all kinds of extras”
The chalet Argali is very comfortable to stay in with friends or family. We loved our time in the Alps, the skiing was incredible! We can't wait to return in the summer too, we found some amazing trails that are perfect for outdoor-enthusiasts. Many thanks to our amazing hosts and to OVO Network.
— Ebko V. Jan 2022
“Everything was perfect for unforgettable holidays”
We had a fantastic family stay in Grand Bornand in the beautiful chalet Argali. It is very well equipped chalet and our hosts were readily available for everything we needed during our stay.
— Nathalie C. Dec 2021
“Great location and high quality of service”
We had an excellent holiday in this beautiful and extremely well equipped chalet. The owners were very responsive to our requests and very helpful in advising us on activities or hikes to do.
— Sophie M. Aug 2021
“We recommend this place without any hesitation”
A great chalet! The owners are very welcoming.
— Pascale T. Aug 2021
Beautiful and well equipped chalet. The view is incredible and the owner very friendly.
— Dominique C. Jul 2021
“Perfect from A to Z”
The view is breathtaking and we received a warm welcome. We loved it.
— Gatien R. May 2021
“An outstanding chalet!”
This chalet has been freshly renovated with taste, and the view is beautiful! The house is very bright, comfortable and spacious, it makes you feel at home right away. The sauna is very enjoyable after a day of skiing. The owners are available and provide good advice. The toboggan run is very close for children.
— Aude D. Feb 2021
“Thank you for this unique experience”
In the morning, the view over the snowy mountains is just a delight. The quiet location is perfect, the layout of the chalet is great, there is a fantastic service from the owners. It was a perfect stay, and we would love to come back soon! So see you soon!
— Elisabeth F. Feb 2021
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