Self-catering ski trips in France are becoming increasingly popular.
Staying in a self-catered ski lodge allows you to sample a variety of scrumptious mountain food, with a diverse selection of fantastic restaurants in the Alps on offer. Whether it’s sampling Michelin-starred eateries in Courchevel or more traditional Savoyard food in Morzine or Val d’Isère, the greatest restaurants in the Alps will refill your energy for days in the mountains.
There is so much to choose from, whether you are looking for wonderful family residences or flexible eating alternatives for large parties. This blog examines 10 of the best luxury self catering chalets in the French Alps…
Discover our selection of the best luxury self catered chalets in the French Alps
1# Chalet Barolo in Courchevel 1850
Chalet Barolo boasts a wide range of features to match its outstanding position for ski access, making it an excellent choice for visitors looking for a luxury self-catered vacation in Courchevel 1850. Up to 12 people can be accommodated at one time in 6 well-sized bedrooms and 300m2 of living area. Chalet Barolo provides a mountain retreat that is constructed with modern luxury comfort in mind.
The open plan living and dining space takes up the whole top floor of the chalet and benefits from high ceilings and classic wooden beams, creating a sense of vastness while staying intimate.
It’s a wonderful spot to unwind, day or night, thanks to the enormous bay windows that flood the area with light and a wood-burning fireplace. A comfortable sofa is located at one end of the space, while the big dining table takes center stage. A modern kitchen with a raised breakfast bar and all of your necessary amenities and appliances lies at the other end of this ‘U’ shaped area.
2# Chalet Amarok in Chamonix
Located in Chamonix, Chalet Amarok is a superb property for location. Offering panoramic views of the Mont Blanc range and lying in a sunny south-facing position, it is an ideal site for taking in the scenery while remaining only a short distance from the heart of Chamonix village. This luxurious chalet has six bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to 16 guests.
Chalet Amarok is located in Chamonix’s coveted Les Moussoux neighborhood, on the south-facing slopes, in an elevation position. The nearest mountain gondola, Le Brévent, is only a 10-minute walk from the chalet and serves as the meeting place for the beginning slope and ski school, as well as the bus network to the other Chamonix ski resorts. Les Houches and Grand Montets are both around 15 minutes apart by automobile.
The core of Chamonix, with its pubs, restaurants, and stores, is a 15-minute walk from Chalet Amarok, ensuring that you have easy access to anything you might want on your luxury ski vacation.
3# Chalet Sanna in Megève
Chalet Sanna is located away from any noise, in a beautiful setting, in complete tranquility…
The chalet is set on a 3,000-square-meter area surrounded by fir trees, the tops of which give views of the Mont d’Arbois and the roots of which brush against the water of a little stream. We quickly recognize that we are in a one-of-a-kind position, somewhere between intimacy and the majesty of snowy landscapes. A setting that screams for a walk as well as the thrill of skiing.
Chalet Sanna is a contemporary lodge that tastefully combines comfort and well-being. Sanna is an eco-friendly chalet that was built using a low-energy geothermal system to safeguard the environment.
4# Chalet Ottawa in Val d’Isère
This Chalet Ottawa is ski-in/ski-out on the Bellevarde Olympic slope in the serene and secluded Les Carats region. It is located above the Val d’Isère resort, with a breathtaking view of the Isère springs valley.
The many large openings on the chalet’s many floors provide a highly light ambiance. The living room is a massive and gorgeous double living area with a fireplace. It opens onto a patio with views of the Olympic hills of Bellevarde.
5# Chalet Griffonner in Morzine
Chalet Griffonner is located on the south side of the valley. It sleeps up to 8 adults and 2 children in four bedrooms. This chalet has been built to a high quality and is furnished with luxury furniture to provide a snug and comfortable chalet that will serve as the base for your luxury ski trip to Morzine.
Chalet Griffonner offers lots of outdoor space for you to enjoy, with balconies going from the main living room, ideal for viewing the mountains and the sunset. The chalet has also great spa facilities such as an outdoor hot tub, a sauna and a massage room.
6# Chalet Queen Mijane in Meribel
Chalet Queen Mijane is a stunning luxury chalet located in Meribel Village. The chalet can easily sleep 14 guests over 6 bedrooms and 660m2 of living area. The property is open and airy, thanks to wide bay windows that allow in natural light and complement the raw materials utilized throughout. The chalet is serviced by a lift/elevator, making it easy to travel about.
The chalet features a nice spa room, which is ideal for relaxing after a day of skiing in the great Trois Vallées ski region. The 7.5m x 3m pool is suitable for children, while a hammam seating up to 6 people is ideal for adults. The chalet has its own massage room set up for a professional therapist to come in and alleviate those sore muscles for the ultimate in relaxation.
7 # Chalet le Dôme in St Gervais
Chalet le Dôme is a luxurious modern ski in/ski out chalet located in a quiet area just outside of Saint Gervais. This magnificent apartment, which sleeps between 8 and 10 people in four bedrooms, is ideal for a family or small group that like skiing and spending time in their own space.
Chalet Le Dôme successfully mixes the traditional Alpine aesthetic of natural timbers and exposed rafters with more contemporary design and furniture. The double-height living room is wide and attractive, and it’s a fantastic spot to relax after a long day of skiing next to the centerpiece stone fireplace.
Chalet Le Dôme has four beautiful bedrooms, with a total capacity of up to ten guests. The master bedroom features a magnificent double bed, a modern en-suite bathroom, plenty of extra space and a towering, vaulted ceiling for an airy atmosphere. The inhabitants of this apartment can additionally have access to a balcony. Another two double or twin bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms are available, as is a family bedroom with a double bed and a children’s dormitory with bunk beds for a party of four.
8# Chalet Tajj in Tignes
Chalet Tajj, located in an exclusive ski in/ski out position, perfectly marries traditional Alpine charm with a new twist to create a snug getaway in the heart of Tignes!
Featuring open-plan living spaces, each with their own personality while retaining the rustic charm accentuated throughout the chalet, you will feel at home for the length of your visit. After a hard day on the slopes, unwind on the plush sofa in front of the TV. The quirky kitchen, adjacent to the sitting room, provides a unique location to cook up a nice treat or to test your own culinary abilities, should you prefer to dine in the chalet.
Take a seat under the fascinating lights and lofty ceilings to savor the evening’s specialty, which has been meticulously prepared by your designated cook.
After dinner, step out onto the big, heated south-facing terrace area to take in the spectacular views of the snow-covered lake and Grande Motte, accompanied by a drink of something wonderful from the chalet’s wine cellar or bar area.
9# Chalet Labaobou in Courchevel 1650
Chalet Labaobou is a stylish and contemporary chalet with 6 bedrooms that may accommodate up to 12 people.
This chalet’s top floor welcomes you into a huge open plan living and dining area decorated to a very high standard with a combination of traditional alpine tones and modern furniture.
This room is bathed with natural light thanks to its high vaulted ceilings and huge French windows leading onto the balcony. For extra luxury, there is a feature fireplace and bar area.
10# Maison d’Hiver in Les Gets
Maison D’hiver is a no-compromise mountain base for your next ski excursion in Les Gets, part of the Les Portes du Soleil ski region. The chalet has 5 bedrooms and may comfortably sleep up to 10 people.
Maison D’hiver has old wood, a handmade main staircase, and artisan touches and a sense of luxury without sparkle wherever you look! The house has a distinct ambience that makes it a soothing and delightful place to visit after a long day of skiing.
The chalet has a hot tub, gaming room, table tennis table, and table football to help you make the most of your time away.
Have the best ski experience in one of our ski chalets in France !
When you have an ever-growing portfolio, it’s difficult to choose just ten of the top luxury self-catering chalets in France. Contact us the next time you need to book a luxury self-catering ski vacation.