Chalet L'Otavalo
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Chalet L'Otavalo

French Alps chalet for 8 near great skiing and walking

Ref: OVO1664
  • 8 7 adults
  • 4
  • 2
  • 140
  • Yes

“Mountain retreat with farm charm”

 — Ernst R.

“Very well equipped and good bedding!”

 — Mélodie B.

“A wonderful week”

 — Annie L.

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  • Hot tub spa
  • Amazing views
  • Secluded location
  • Child friendly
  • Wood burning stove
  • Terrace
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Firewood provided
  • Animals welcome
  • Non-smoking rental
  • Car recommended
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  • Check-in: after 16h00
  • Check-out: before 10h00

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Book 8 weeks or more before your arrival date and pay only 25% to secure your booking.

The full amount of your rental is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date


Free cancellation if you cancel 6 months or more before your arrival date
· 8 weeks to 6 months before arrival: 25% fee applies
· Less than 8 weeks before arrival: no refund

We recommend that you take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover any costs associated with the potential cancellation or curtailment of your trip.

Please Note

Please note - The owners' brother lives in an apartment in the basement of the chalet, but this is fully self-contained and access is separate, so will not infringe on your privacy. 

The owners have retained the original low ceilings and small windows typical of farmhouses of this age.

Every stay includes



Local tips & concierge

Local tips & concierge

Linen & towels

Linen & towels

Sparkling cleaning

Sparkling cleaning


Manigod - La Clusaz

Set in one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, the village of Manigod is a mountain secret that is a delight to discover.

With its own ski area linking into the famed La Clusaz ski resort, Manigod offers fabulous skiing in winter and world class cycling in the summer.

Beautiful chalets are dotted around the mountains, restaurants range from local auberges to Michelin starred, and you can buy locally made pottery and cheeses fresh from the farm.

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Getting around

Ski slopes
7 km
Ski school
7 km
Ski bus stop
1 km
Town centre
1 km
5 km
Public bus stop
1 km

The OVO Network Review

If you are looking for an authentic farmhouse experience, and enjoy watching the world go by at a simple, more relaxed place, then Chalet L'Otavalo could be the place for you. Chalet L'Otavalo is a homely rustic chalet which is ideal for families with children.

The views across to La Tournette are breathtaking, and we really like the fact that the owners are happy to share their family farming lifestyle with their guests. The cows will be crossing the road to the milking shed twice a day!

The accommodation is on one floor of a renovated farmhouse, on a farm belonging to a family who have been in the village of Manigod for generations. So, no stairs to deal with, and the owners have retained the original low ceilings and small windows typical of farmhouses of this age.

There's plenty of room for children to let off steam in the fresh mountain air, and garden toys for children to use against a stunning Alpine backdrop.

Although the property seems delightfully rural, it's only 1km to the village of Manigod, and 7km to the ski station of La Croix Fry. In the summer, there are lovely walks around the valley from the door, and plenty of bike trails for cyclists.

Only one of the bedrooms has an en suite bedroom, there's also a separate shower room and two separate toilets.

There is a self - contained apartment in the basement of the farm occupied by the owner's brother, which has its own separate access.

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“A great choice for a relaxed mountain holiday”

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From the owner


Laurence & Stéphane

132 Bookings • Since 2019
“Discover this ancient home and make new memories”

Welcome to our home!

This chalet is typical of the mountain farms you will find in the Manigod area. We think it dates from the end of the 18th century.

It has been home to generations of farmers: the people and the animals lived under the same roof. The old farms were designed to do everything in the same place: looking after the animals; making Reblochon cheese; the storage of fodder and family life.

We've lived at this farm since the year 2000, before building our own chalet next door. We have renovated it room by room, and tried to keep the authenticity by revealing the old walls and decorating them with the old tools that we found in the barn: the harrow, the flail, the fork and the horse collar.

The old stable has been transformed into the new living room, the "front room" has been knocked into the kitchen, the animal area has become a bedroom. We've tried to keep as much of the original material as possible, to preserve the old character, even removing each layer of wallpaper and paint one by one, rolling back the years through previous restorations.

That is how we got back to the rough wood which revealed the true character of the chalet.

We had a lovely surprise when we renovated one of the bedrooms - we uncovered a piece of wood bearing the date 1734! Is that the date of construction? We can't be 100% sure, but if that is the case, it is one of the oldest houses in Manigod. At that time, it was common to re-use wood from other buildings to construct or alter chalets, using one piece of wood to replace something that was in need of repair, so the date on a piece of wood doesn't always correspond to the age of the building.

However, the plank was found in a well preserved and sheltered area of the barn, so it could very well be original.

This is just one recent story from this old chalet - now it's up to you to discover it and fill it with your own memories!

Laurence & Stéphane

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OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet L'Otavalo.

Your booking will be made directly with Laurence & Stéphane, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.

Guest reviews

“Mountain retreat with farm charm”

Experience chalet-farm life in the mountains. Surrounded by majestic peaks and cows, and just around the corner from the beautiful Lake Annecy, you can relax at Chalet L'Otavalo.

— Ernst R. Aug 2023

“Very well equipped and good bedding!”

Very pleasant stay in this magnificent chalet in Manigod. Very well equipped and good bedding.

— Mélodie B. Jul 2023

“A wonderful week”

If you're looking for a quiet, welcoming place with a breathtaking natural setting, you've come to the right place. The well-restored farmhouse is spacious, well-equipped and functional. With the cowshed on the other side of the road, children will enjoy watching the cows go in and out of the cowshed every day, hearing the bells ring, and even watching them being milked in the evening. Just a few kilometers away, we found magnificent walks either along shady streams or at altitude in sumptuous open spaces. For fans of starry sky contemplation, it's magical. This family gave us a very warm welcome, responsive if need be, but discreet at the same time. So we had a wonderful week and we'd like to thank them very much. Our children and grandson would have gladly extended our stay with great enthusiasm. Many thanks again!

— Annie L. Jul 2023

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