Maison Jaune, les houches

The Chalet

Maison Jaune is a spacious five-bedroom chalet located on the edge of the Aillouds blue piste in the Les Houches ski area, making it one of the few veritable Ski in Ski out chalets in the Chamonix Valley as well as a great destination for peaceful summer retreats. The chalet has five comfortable double/twin rooms, four of which are ensuite and one of which has its own bathroom, and all of which lead out onto a balcony with incredible views of the Mont Blanc range. The chalet has a hot tub and underfloor heating. From the airy living room, you have direct access onto a large sunny terrace with dining facilities, and the views both from within and outside the chalet are arguably the best in the valley. Two traditional alpine Mazots complete the property, and can be rented with the main housing or separately.

The Location

The Maison Jaune is located on the edge of the Ailloud home run, a short ski from the Bellevue and Prarion lift, giving direct access to the Les Houches ski area, or bus links to the other ski areas of the Chamonix Valley. The chalet is located close to the head of many of the famous walking trails such as the Chalet des Charousse and the Tour du Mont Blanc, where you can enjoy some stunning summer hiking or winter snow shoeing. A 5-minute drive takes you down to the Chavants lake, where you will find a lake side café/ restaurant, a bakery, a bolted climbing wall, tennis courts, a children’s playground and a beautiful wooden area for gentle walks. You can also walk down to the Chavants lake in about 20 minutes down picturesque back streets and walking paths. In the winter, the Chavant lake area offers cross country skiing, a children’s ski area and a sledging area. A short drive from the chalet, the Grange d’en Haute offers a Spa and a restaurant.

The Details

As you enter the chalet you will find a fully equipped separate kitchen on your left, with professional double ovens and a hatch that opens onto the dining/living room. The entrance follows through to a bright dining/living area, with double doors that open onto the terrace allowing for breathtaking views from the sofa. The dining table has seating for 10 guests, and the living area has comfortable seating arranged to maximise the incredible views. The terrace offers tranquil setting for outside dinning, and from the terrace you can access the outside hot tub. On the first floor of the chalet there are three bedrooms, one twin and two doubles, two of which have en-suite showers and one of which has a separate bath and shower room. On the top floor of the chalet there are two bedrooms with en-suite showers. On the ground floor there is a winter entrance and boot room area with a sauna. The two Mazots are small individual mini chalets, with a double bed, and a separate kitchen area and shower room. There are accessed from little paths that feed down from the parking area, and from the Mazots you can walk directly onto the piste. There is plenty of parking in the parking area, and storage for skis and bikes.

What's Included

Self-catered bookings include linen/towels for 10 guests, end of stay cleaning and local taxe de séjour (tourist tax). This allows you to benefit from the Carte d’Hotes giving you free travel on the trains and reductions on entry to the museums and other attractions. Standard check-in is between 4-8pm and check-out is by 10am. Early or late check-in and check-out might be available and can be booked through your guest area.


Maison Jaune, les houches's

Les Houches (view)
From 450 euros per night
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