Relax in your jacuzzi, watch the action on the pistes or wander into the village for a meal!
- Semi-detached chalet
- Slopes 700 m, Village 300 m
- Ski bus 100 m
- Stunning piste views
- Jacuzzi, open fire, games room
- Parties forbidden
About Chalet Macaron ...
This stylish newly-built chalet is one of a pair in the heart of the ski station of Chinaillon, Le Grand Bornand.
NOTE : parties are forbidden at the chalet.
Linked only by their entrance halls, there are no party walls inside and the chalets even have their own private gardens. They also have fabulous views over the pistes, which are less than a kilometer away, and the ski bus stops at the end of the drive, so you will waste no time getting on the pistes.
Chalet Macaron is also just a short walk from the village (300m), where you can pick up fresh croissants in the morning and enjoy a delicious meal in the evening.
The chalet sleeps nine people, and there are two more beds in the games room. However, larger groups can book it with Chalet Meringue next door, which sleeps 16 and has plenty of room for everyone to eat together. This very special property is sure to be in big demand, so if it ticks all your boxes, check your dates and book now. You can't afford to hang around!
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 advice. Discounts and free ski store available.
The property ...
This beautiful property is set over three floors, and is designed to be the perfect base for your Alpine holiday, whenever you choose to visit.
The ground floor is open plan, with a cosy living area - a huge sofa piled with cushions surrounds a central log burner. Behind that is the dining area which is open to the well-fitted kitchen. From here, doors open on to the sunny terrace, which is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or relax in the jacuzzi while you soak up the breathtaking views. There's also a toilet on this floor and a ski store.
The first and second floors each have two double bedrooms, a shower room, bathroom and a separate toilet. Quality bedlinen is combined with warm throws to make sure you all get a great night's sleep, whatever the weather. There are two more beds in the games room on the second floor, which is also a great hangout for teenagers or a quiet place to curl up with a book.
Three of the bedrooms and the games room also have access to the two sunny balconies, where you can enjoy the first coffee of the day or perhaps a final nightcap and some star-gazing.
About the area ...
From Chalet Macaron, it's a 700m walk 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 easily walk into Chinaillon village, Grand Bornand is only a short bus ride away or you could visit La Clusaz, where the heated indoor and outdoor pools are open all year round. Try snowshoeing, sledging, dog-sledding and sleigh rides - there is so much to do in the Aravis resorts!
At the end of a busy day, head back to the chalet, leave your outdoor gear in the drying room ready for another day, and relax in the jacuzzi.
In the summer, a network of walking and biking trails cover the mountains around Chalet Macaron, and you can pick up a route map for either at the tourist office in Chinaillon. Keen cyclists will be glad to find a secure bike store available to guests.
There's also 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 are all nearby.
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!
There are supermarkets in Chinaillon, Grand Bornand and Villard sur Thônes, and the medieval town of Annecy, just beyond Thônes, 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 water sports, swimming, cycling or just relaxing on the beach.
If Chalet Macaron sounds like just the right place for you holiday with family and friends, why not check our calendar to see which dates are free? We can hold dates for you for 24 hours if you need a little time to make up your mind.
“Great birthday location!”
— Isabelle S.
“Perfect family vacation rental”
— Patrick B.
“Unforgettable mountain getaway”
— Virginie Revello G.
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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 slopes
- 700 m
- Ski bus stop
- 100 m
- Town centre
- 300 m
- 10 km
The OVO Network Review
The OVO Network and Patrice and Muriel, the owner/managers of Chalet Joubarbe and Chalet Sicoria have been working together since 2011.
Having grown up in Chinaillon Patrice and Muriel have extensive local knowledge and contacts which they are happy to share to help bring their guests a truly exceptional holiday experience. They are determined that all of their guests enjoy their holidays in their home town to the maximum.
The location of their first two properties in Chinaillon, Chalet Joubarbe and Chalet Sicoria are great, views from both are very different but equally stunning: wall to wall mountains and pistes! OVO Network have always received very positive feedback from their previous guests.
So when Patrice and Muriel came to us clutching architects plans in 2013 and announced they proposed to build two more properties next door to Chalet Joubarbe we were intrigued. We knew that they are capable of delivering projects on time having observed them renovate Joubarbe and Sicoria.
The plans for the new project, Chalet Meringue and Chalet Macaron also featured their characteristic attention to detail, unusual design features and spaces, great facilities, and high end finishes, furniture and equipment. The properties share an entrance lobby, but no other interior walls.
They can be rented together by larger groups of up to 26, who can all be seated around one dining table in Meringue, the larger of the two apartments, or separately, without fear of one group spoiling the other's enjoyment or space.
Since Chalet Macaron and Chalet Meringue became guest-ready we have received nothing but positive feedback about these two properties and of course Muriel and Patrice's amazing customer service. Don't just take our word for it, look on the Chalet Macaron website to see for yourselves! With superb views of the pistes, a jacuzzi terrace, gorgeous bedrooms, a cosy fireplace, a kit room and a games room, what's not to like for guests of any age, whatever the season. Wow!
The OVO Network Team.
Update: Muriel, Patrice and Antony have now added two more properties to their portfolio - this time with a shared indoor pool, in the beautiful village of Manigod. For more information please see the websites for Chalet Nougat and Chalet Caramel on the OVO Network website.
What is the OVO Network Review?
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From the owner
Our parents first welcomed guests to Chinaillon to Les Congères, a chalet that our father built himself in 1965. The chalet was named after the snowdrifts which used to cut off the farms in the winter.
We are a brother and sister team, following in our parents’ footsteps, constantly developing and improving the family business, and now we offer various rental properties around Les Congeres, including Chalet Joubarbe (previously Les Congères), and Chalet Sicoria, another property which our father built. Both properties have been extensively renovated over the last two years, and the response and feedback to the renovations from our guests, many of whom have been staying in our properties for many years, has been incredibly positive and much appreciated.
We thoroughly enjoy being in the holiday rental business and are always happy to share our love of the mountains and our local knowledge with all our guests. We are therefore proud to unveil our properties: Chalet Meringue and Chalet Macaron.
These spacious high-quality properties will offer you the chance to spend time with family and friends in an idyllic location, whatever the time of year.
We planned to create a superb spacious lving space in each property, generous sized en suite bedrooms and family rooms. Once you are here you can park your car and forget about it – the shops, slopes and hiking trails are all right on your doorstep.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, for more information or to book, we will be delighted to welcome you to Chalets Meringue and Macaron.
Patrice and Muriel
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet Macaron.
Your booking and payment will be made directly with the managing agency Les Congères, who will contact you after booking.
“Great birthday location!”
Great stay in this beautiful chalet. The chalet is magnificent and very well equipped. We rented the Macaron chalet and the Meringué chalet for a birthday, we were 22, it was perfect!
“Perfect family vacation rental”
Very pleasant family stay (5 adults and 4 children under 5 years old). The services offered perfectly meet expectations. Moreover, there is a wide range of activities available for families in the nearby area. Highly recommended without hesitation.
“Unforgettable mountain getaway”
Beautiful chalet, comfortable, nicely decorated, with a view of the slopes. The owners are attentive and very welcoming. An unforgettable experience!