You can walk to the ski lift from this stylish ski chalet, which has a sauna and games room
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,790 to €7,290 per week
- Location: Le Grand Bornand
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1300 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 15
- Official classification: 4
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 6
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 8 (3 of the doubles can be 6 singles)
- Number of single beds: 1
- Number of bunk beds: 1
- Sofa beds (double): 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 3
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 2
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 215 m2
- Independent kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 14
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Town centre: 300 m
- Ski slopes: 800 m
- Nearest ski bus stop: 100 m
- No disabled access
- Ski store
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Electric
- Dining seating for: 14
- Place settings for: 20
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee Machine: Filter, Espresso Machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
Bathrooms / Laundry
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Enclosed children's play area
- Outdoor dining table for: 16
- Outdoor dining seating for: 16
- BBQ: Gas
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 4
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 300 m2
- Table tennis
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 1
- French Television (paid & international)
- English satellite
- DVD player
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lake: 35 km
- Nearest supermarket: 10 km
- 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
- Cheques vacances accepted
- Animals welcome
- Non-smoking rental
The chalet sleeps a maximum of 15 people with 4 additional bedding possibility (sofabed etc). However be aware the property is usually set to accommodate 13 people (chairs around dining table and so on)
2 double beds, 11 single beds (7 + 1 bunk bed for 2 + 1 sofa bed turning into 2 single beds.
Game room with foosball table
If you would like to bring a pet with you please inform us before arrival.
Cleaning can be arranged during your stay.
Cleaning is included in the price on condition that the chalet is left in an acceptable state. We reserve ourselves the right to charge you 30€/h for extra cleaning in case the property is left in such a state that our cleaners have to work longer than usual.
Regular coffee machine as well as expresso/cappuccino machine available.
Ecological wood pellets heating.
Please note: the outdoor play area is common to three chalets and is available between the end of April until 15th November.
IMPORTANT : no parties are allowed at the chalet. Thank you for your understanding.
If you have booked an off season stay (May-June and Sept to December), we suggest that you stop in Grand-Bornand on your way to the chalet to stock on food, as local shops are closed at Chinaillon at this time of year.
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About Chalet Joubarbe ...
With spectacular views overlooking the pistes and the mighty summits around, you won't find a better base for your Alpine holiday, whatever the time of year you choose to visit
Once you are here, just park up the car and forget it! Chalet Joubarbe is on the edge of the village of Chinaillon (300m), so it's just a short stroll to fetch fresh bread from the boulangerie in the morning or for a tasty local meal in the evening. Le Grand Bornand / Chinaillon resort has a Famille Plus rating, which means there is always something going on to keep the kids busy.
The chalet itself has been extensively renovated, so you'll have all the comforts of home in this stunning setting, and the owners have an office nearby, so are always available to answer any questions.
Ski 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 advise. Discounts and free ski store available.
IMPORTANT : no parties are allowed at the chalet. Thank you for your understanding.
The property ...
The large light-filled living area on the first floor of Chalet Joubarbe makes the most of the fabulous views, and opens on to a large sunny terrace so you can get even closer to the mountains.
There’s room for more than one chef in the well-equipped kitchen, so you can share the cooking before all sitting down to eat at the huge dining table. After dinner, retire to the cosy leather sofas where you can watch a film on the big screen TV complete with surround sound or enjoy the night sky from the furnished terrace.
If you'd rather, you could play a game of table football or read on the mezzanine, or just plan the next day in the beautiful Aravis region around the fire.
With five bedrooms and three bathrooms set over three floors, there’s plenty of room for up to 13 people - and possibly two other guests if needed! There are two double bedrooms and a twin room on the first floor, where you will also find a shower room and a utility room. On the top floor, one room has a double bed, a single bed and a pair of bunk beds while the other has three single beds. There's also a shower room on this floor as well as the games room.
About the area ...
It’s just a 700m walk from Chalet Joubarbe to the ski lift, but if you’d rather save your energy for the slopes, the ski bus stops at the end of the drive every 15 minutes.
With your Aravis ski pass, you’ve got all the Lake Annecy ski resorts at your disposal - more than 200km of perfect pistes. Even closer is a great sledge run and the start of the cross-country ski piste. Beginners in this sport will love the nearby Evo Nordic Park, which has a circuit featuring a variety of terrains, while boarders will appreciate the Snowpark.
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.
At the end of a busy day, head back to your cosy chalet, hang up wet clothes in the drying room ready for another day, and relax in the sauna.
In the summer, children will enjoy playing in the play park with swings, a climbing wall, slides etc which is shared with children staying at three chalets owned by the same owners. A network of walking and biking trails cover the mountains around Chalet Joubarbe, and you can pick up a route map for either at the tourist office in Chinaillon.
No doubt you'll manage to get close to local mountain goats and groundhogs around the nearby Colombière pass! 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.
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, cycling or just relaxing on the beach.
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 would like to explore the Aravis mountains and villages in summer or winter, Chalet Joubarbe is a great choice. Check our calendar to see when the chalet is free - we can hold your dates for 24 hours if you need a little more time to make plans. But don't hang around - this is a very popular chalet with our guests.
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 09h30
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 18 months.
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 slopes800 m
- Nearest ski bus stop100 m
- Town centre300 m
- Nearest supermarket10 km
The OVO Network Review
“Forget about your car at this village chalet”
Chalet Joubarbe is a three-storey chalet for 15 people just a short walk from the village of Chinaillon, near Le Grand Bornand.
There are three bedrooms on the the first floor - two doubles and a twin room - which share a bathroom, and on the top floor, a triple room and a room with two single beds and a set of bunk beds share a shower room. This is a great floor for younger guests, as there's also a mezzanine games area with table football.
The cosy sitting room is a great place to get together to watch a film, and the huge dining table, right in front of the doors on to the terrace, is sure to be the scene of many lively meals together. The large open kitchen means cooking and clearing up can be shared!
There's a large balcony at Chalet Joubarbe which overlooks the pistes and the chairlift - there's room to eat out here, or just sit and soak up the sun.
If you don't want to drive, you won't need to when you stay at this chalet, with lifts, shops and restaurants all just a short walk away.
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From the owner
Chalet Joubarbe was in fact the old family home where we both grew up.
Our parents have been welcoming paying guests since 1965 to " Les Congères" [the Snowdrift] , the nearby property which our father built himself, so my sister and I are well acquainted with looking after guests: it's a family tradition!
The property was named Snowdrift because of the vast amounts of snow which used to surround the isolated farms and buildings which were in Chinaillon at that time. We took over the family business a couple of years ago with the idea of upgrading the accommodation on offer and this is what we feel we have achieved.
Chalet Joubarbe was in fact the old family home where we both grew up. We have completely refurnished it and hope that you will really enjoy spending your holiday in the spacious and airy living room which has superb views out onto the pistes.
You can park the car in the parking for your entire holiday, as shops, walking trails and the pistes are just a short walk from the chalet. Also we are close at hand should you have any problems or enquiries.. We look forward to welcoming you.
Patrice and Muriel
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet Joubarbe.
Your booking and payment will be made directly with the managing agency Les Congères, who will contact you after booking.
- Les Congères
- Trusted partner since:
- Completed bookings:
“A very nice place”
A lot of space for a big family, very functional with a nice garden for dogs (although we recommend that you enclose it).
— Alain V. Sep 2022
“Very nice chalet, comfortable and well arranged”
Very nice chalet, comfortable and very well arranged. The owner was very available for us.
— Fabrice L. May 2022
“Wonderful chalet with a nice view on the slopes!”
We had a great weekend in this wonderful chalet with its nice view on the slopes.
It's well-equipped, well decorated, comfortable and cocooning. From the interior space to the exterior space, nothing is missing!
— Eliane D. Apr 2022
Super chalet, very well equipped, very good bedding. We had a family holiday that we will not forget about any time soon! We went on some great hikes during our stay and the little ones loved sledding and playing playing in the snow. We will return!
— Philippe S. Nov 2021
“A very special stay thank to our hosts”
Very pleasant stay thanks to the warm welcome and the owners listening to our requests. The Chalet Joubarbe is very well equipped, perfectly located in a quiet and very adorable Savoyard village. We recommend this property, we loved our stay in Le Grand Bornand and the proximity to the village is a big plus. The kindness of the owners and their attentions were greatly appreciated, we can only encourage them to continue in this dynamic of trust and kindness. Thank you to the OVO Network team for making sure the booking process was completely stress-free.
— Annick S. Nov 2021
Very friendly chalet, good exposure and very well equipped. An accommodation ideal for a relaxing stay, thanks to its "cocooning" atmosphere like the photos show it on the site. A big thank you to Muriel and her enthusiasm during our phone calls. The owners are very kind and available when needed.
— Dominique R. Jun 2021
“I hope I can come back soon!”
First of all, we wanted to thank you: we spent 4 amazing days in your chalet. The bedrooms are spacious, as are the bathrooms. The living room is very bright and spacious, we felt at home. Despite the weather, we were able to enjoy the outdoors. Thanks again. I will highly recommend you.
— Carine A. May 2021
“Perfect for a mountain holiday”
Chalet with good volume. Clean, spacious, cleverly appointed, with a nice deco. The owners are very reactive and didn't hesitate a second to come and change bulbs, as well as the toaster. An unforgettable stay with our friends and children.
— Martine D. Mar 2021
“Exactly as described!”
The many contacts with the owners, whether by telephone or during our stay, were always cordial; they are at your disposal. Although the ski lifts are closed, we had a very pleasant stay helped by the comfort and space of this chalet: everything is of high quality and I highly recommend it. In any case, I will come back!
— Lenglemez T. Jan 2021
“A cosy stay with my family”
As a family (8 adults aged 25 to 75) we had a wonderful stay in the chalet. Equipment and layout at the top, the view from the living room is simply sublime. Sauna and fireplace: the pleasures of the end of the day.
— Karine M. Jan 2021
“Thanks for the warm welcome!”
Very good quality chalet, very well located, and really clean.
— Emeric D. Aug 2020
“A great family week”
We enjoyed a wonderful family holiday in the snow we celebrated our grandsons 18th birthday whilst there. The chalet is in a stunning position and so convenient for all facilities! Could find no fault to the property which is ideally situated with amazing views.We would certainly like to return some time in the future.
— Mrs Gwen M. Feb 2020
“A very good holiday”
Our family felt very at ease at Chalet Joubarbe in Chinaillon: great spaces, beautiful view, lovely balconies, good equipment, very comfortable. We really loved the walks from the old village and the Col de la Colombière. Muriel was very helpful and always available to answer our questions.
— Catherine B. May 2019
The location is perfect for great ski holidays. We loved the layout of the rooms, the comfort, the tranquil surroundings and the atmosphere of the resort.
— Jean-Luc C. Mar 2019
“A holiday that surpassed our expectations”
We absolutely loved our holiday at this ski station and Chalet Joubarbe. The welcome was perfect. The chalet met all our expectations - it was quiet, comfortable and the ski storage was very useful. We also loved the table football! The ski station is perfect for children beginning to ski, and we loved the well-organised skiing facilities. The old village is really beautiful, with farms, animals and a well looked-after environment. Local traders are very friendly. Access to Geneva is easy. To sum up: We will be back!
— Nicole S. Feb 2019
“A superb holiday”
We have come back totally enchanted. Comfort, space and the best service. If you've got small children, look out for the slope below the chalet - apart from that, there were no problems!
— Benjamin C. Oct 2018
“A superb holiday”
Thanks to the whole team at Les Congères, who helped us make our family reunion - 40 children and adults in Chalets Meringue, Macaron, and Joubarbe - into a marvellous time. The chalets were clean, well equipped and top of the range (spa, steam room ...). The environment is restful and the panoramic view of the mountains was a big factor in the success of our holiday.
— Christian B. Oct 2018
“A marvellous weekend”
We had a marvellous weekend in this chalet. The comfort, the cosiness, the location - everything worked well, allowing us to make the most of this family holiday.
— Tatiana L. Oct 2018
“A very spacious and peaceful chalet”
We had a really lovely week in your well-equipped property.
— Charlotte B. Aug 2018
“Ideal for families”
We spend an excellent week in Chalet Joubarbe. We were seven adults, three children and two babies. The size of the house meant that there was plenty of room for all of us. We loved the great facilities: spacious bedrooms with televisions; three bath or shower rooms; a magnificent view over the mountainside, quality home cinema (with Bose sound system). The bonuses were the ping pong table and the table football, and particularly the plancha on the terrace! The owners were very helpful, providing a cot and a high chair when we asked for it, as well as giving us a good briefing on the week's activities and some good advice (like telling us that the bus was free). As for the location, we got around almost everywhere on foot or by bus, which was great!
— Anja R. Jul 2018
This chalet works very well for three couples, a family with two children and three friends. There's a large living room, sauna and a very useful ski room, and baby equipment is available too. A Savoyard evening on the ridge after a lift up in the snow plough was really great!Thank you again for this fabulous holiday. The lack of sunshine was made up for by the arrival of the snow.
— Luce K. Jan 2018
It's very spacious and comfortable. We had a great holiday with our friends. Thanks again!
— Sarah D. Jan 2018
“A high quality stay”
We had a very nice family holiday.This is a spacious and comfy chalet, which is well equipped.We had a warm welcome.We appreciated having the garage and returning to such a comfortable place after a day's skiing with young kids.The scenery is stunning, and we loved the comfort, the quality services, the quiet location, the local shop nearby, and the village.
— Liliane B. Dec 2017
“Really great service”
Thank you for your warm welcome and your flexibility during our stay. You provided a really great service and did everything in your power to make our holiday as comfortable as possible for every one of us. It was a real pleasure to come back to the property after long days outside.
— Bruno E. Dec 2017
“Fantastic times! Excellent welcome!”
We had really exceptional weather. The chalet is comfortable, with a good use of space (there were 13 of us without any problems) and excellent bed linen. Many thanks for the welcome basket, which we all appreciated. We knew the area well in the snow, it is very different and very beautiful as nature reawakens! Lots of walks.
— Anne T. Apr 2017
Superb chalet, ideal to spend a great holiday with family and friends. It's our second stay there, and probably not the last one!
— Jean-Michel K. Mar 2017
“Well located, property fits description, nicely decorated”
And last but not least: great ski slopes!
— Soizic C. Feb 2017
“A beautiful chalet”
Beautifully decorated inside, a practical location with private parking, within walking distance of shops and walks, and 200m from the ski bus. We loved the market at Le Grand Bornand.
— Francois D. Jan 2017
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