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  • Snowy Chamois Lodge
    Snowy Chamois Lodge
  • Effortless alpine style with a contemporary twist
    Effortless alpine style with a contemporary twist
  • The light flooded roof top living room
    The light flooded roof top living room
  • Relax in comfort & enjoy the fantastic mountain views from 2 balconies
    Relax in comfort & enjoy the fantastic mountain views from 2 balconies
  • Chic alpine decor
    Chic alpine decor
  • Roof top dining with views of the mountains
    Roof top dining with views of the mountains
  • Sooth tired muscles after a day on the piste
    Sooth tired muscles after a day on the piste
  • Bedroom 3 (family suite with separate bunk bedroom & en-suite bathroom)
    Bedroom 3 (family suite with separate bunk bedroom & en-suite bathroom)
  • Bedroom 2 with twin/king-sized super comfy beds
    Bedroom 2 with twin/king-sized super comfy beds
  • Bedroom 2 with twin/king-sized super comfy beds
    Bedroom 2 with twin/king-sized super comfy beds
  • The cosy triple bunk bedroom
    The cosy triple bunk bedroom
  • The en-suite bathrooms - all 3 bedrooms have the same high standard bathroom
    The en-suite bathrooms - all 3 bedrooms have the same high standard bathroom
  • Enjoy the magical mountain views from the terrace (outside bedroom 3)
    Enjoy the magical mountain views from the terrace (outside bedroom 3)
  • Spectacular mountain views from bedroom 1
    Spectacular mountain views from bedroom 1
  • Panoramic mountain views from the living room
    Panoramic mountain views from the living room
  • Ground floor
    Ground floor
  • First floor
    First floor
  • Ground floor
    Ground floor
  • The jewel of the 3 valleys - St Martin de Belleville
    The jewel of the 3 valleys - St Martin de Belleville
  • The hameau of villarabout
    The hameau of villarabout
  • Picturesque St Martin de Belleville
    Picturesque St Martin de Belleville
  • In the heart of the 3 valleys - St Martin de Belleville
    In the heart of the 3 valleys - St Martin de Belleville
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    Chamois Lodge Image 23
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    Chamois Lodge Image 24
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Chamois Lodge

French Alps, France

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The Owner / Manager

Ruth Downey

Member since Oct 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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BFB's Overview

A national newspaper’s recent 'Top 10 Picture Postcard Ski Resorts' ranked charming St Martin de Belleville highly and, taking in the breathtaking view from Chamois Lodge's balconies, it is not hard to see why. What is hard though, is not feeling more than a little bit smug about the cosseted luxury in which you find yourself in this truly exceptional 3-bedroom chalet for exclusive use during the snow-sure period from Mid December - Mid April.

This chalet has been specially created for the owners and expats Helen and Chris who have pooled their joint talents in architecture and hospitality to create a brand new and exclusive mountain retreat. Sympathetically finished in old wood and stone, the chalet oozes comfort & beauty; decorated with cosy fur throws, cowhide walls and chic alpine touches it provides a heavy dose of boutique luxury for style conscious parents. It's not just the interiors that make Chamois special; it's the whole experience from pre-arrival concierge service to on call driver and the amazing meals created by the talented in-house (non-resident) chef, including dedicated kids suppers.

This new chalet is perfect for Baby-Friendly Boltholes families since it combines style, space and luxury with practicality. Best of all, guests can relax in the knowledge that Helen will take care of everything from stocks of nappies, formula, wipes, etc. to pre-booking crèche, ski school, nannies and ad hoc requirements for restaurants, spas, babysitters etc. when in resort. All of which ensures that families with young children can be confident that everything will run as smoothly as the low-traffic slopes they'll be skiing on.

Chamois is surprisingly good value for money too as, included within the rates (see prices tab for exact prices) are delicious breakfasts, afternoon teas crammed with freshly baked cakes, pre-dinner canapés and 5-course dinners, plus an on-demand driver service to and from the ski lifts (4mins drive) until 10pm nightly, and a complimentary bar stocked with soft drinks, mixers and medal-winning wines. Not to mention the invaluable concierge service.


Accommodation Overview:


The chalet is set about 10 mins walk (few mins by complimentary driver service) from the centre of St Martin de Belleville. The interior is split over three floors with an 'upside down' design to maximise the spectacular views.


The ground floor is home to the spacious family suite, perfect for BFB guests with an entrance lobby which leads onto the bedrooms and bathroom. There is a king size double room (can be made up as a twin) with double door access to a small exterior terrace with hot tub. There is a separate, triple bunk bed room, perfect for mini guests next door and a shared bathroom with deep bath tub and shower over with hand held attachment. The ground floor also has a boot locker, accessed from outside with heated boot warmers.

There are two further bedrooms on the first floor, both king size doubles (can be made up as twins) each with en-suites comprising of deep bathtubs with showers over plus hand held attachment. One of the rooms has it's own balcony.


The second floor houses the stunning double height living space with its log fire, comfortable lounge area, sophisticated dining space and open plan, contemporary kitchen. Although the kitchen is very well equipped guests need not see to much of it thanks to the chef and chalet host on hand to cater to guests needs.

There's also a separate snug/children's play room with TV, DVD and English TV to help keep mini guests entertained whilst grown ups relax after a day on the pistes.


A handy list of useful baby gear is available on request (see 'Fast Facts' column) along with a range of luxury creature comforts including complimentary wi-fi in all rooms, pocket sprung beds, Egyptian cotton bed linens, cosy bathrobes and slippers, Molten Brown/White Company bath products and free daily cleaning.

Important Please Notes 2015/2016: W/C 20th Dec, 27th Dec, 14th Feb, 27th March & 3rd April - priced for 9 guests. All other weeks priced for 6 guests. 3 bunk beds available at a supplement.

Supplement per person in the bunk bedroom at Chamois lodge available on request. Infants under 2 years cost £100 per week provided they sleep in cot in the same room as their parents.


Location Information

Chamois is set in a hamlet of houses overlooking pretty St Martin De Belleville and 10-15 minutes walk, or few minutes by complimentary driver service, to the village centre. It's fair to say that those looking for all action nightlife, glitz and glamour, should probably head an hour or so (by skis) over the valley to Meribel, but for an equally snow-sure but less crowded experience, St Martin has a lot to offer. It has stunning scenery, three Michelin listed restaurants, including a 2-star winner regarded as the best in the Trois Vallee region, friendly bars and a well-run crèche and ski school.


Skiing Conditions: When at the top of the St Martin lifts, you are skiing at 2,434m, so it's snow sure from December to May. The village itself is 1450m high making it the same height as Meribel, but with the benefit of around a tenth of the ski traffic, but the same excellent piste management and snow-making on the home-runs, which is very effective at keeping them open. The Trois Vallees area has 600km of piste and 200 lifts. The village has an 8 person gondola, which is rarely busy and leads to a modern 4-person chair up to Tougnette (over 2400 feet).

Children: There's an excellent nursery slope in the village with a magic carpet lift, which is ideal for little ones. The crèche is regarded to be amongst the best in the region and popular with local residents, as well as visitors. Chamois's concierge service can arrange places for BFB guests.

Activities/Spa: The Chalet's concierge service will effortlessly arrange activities from paragliding and snow mobiles to dog sleighs and in-house masseur therapist service. Not to be missed, 'La Bouiette' the 2-Michelin-starred restaurant has a newly opened spa with complimentary driver service. As well as a Jacuzzi and sauna, they offer specialist treatments including the unique 'Solant in the Hay' treatment which comprises a steam bath with hay cut from above 1,400 metres, and a 'Marie' bath with milk and mountain honey.

Nightlife: St Martin boasts around five bars and 10 restaurants. Dahlia, at the bottom of the lifts has a lovely sunny terrace for lunch or après ski drinks. The piano bar 'Porqui Pas' is a classic old bar in the prettiest part of town with an open fire, friendly staff and late hours. Le Billlig is a new bar and restaurant and L'Eterlou has a great location at the bottom of the poma. Whilst the chef-made meals at Abode are extremely tough to beat, for a change of scene or special lunch, there are three Michelin listed restaurants, including the 2-star La Bouiette, which is regarded as the best is the entire region. There are also a number of friendly pizzerias popular with younger guests.

Getting There: The Chalet is approx. 75mins drive from the airport at Chambery and 2-2.5hrs from Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Prices includes; daily breakfast and afternoon tea. 6 course dinners are provided on 6 nights of the week as are children's suppers. There is a complimentary bar (house wines, beer and soft drinks), champagne receptions, morning tea in bed, on demand driver service to and from St Martin until 10.00pm and daily housekeeping. Important Please Notes 2015/2016: W/C 20th Dec, 27th Dec, 14th Feb, 27th March & 3rd April - priced for 9 guests. All other weeks priced for 6 guests. 3 bunk beds available at a supplement. Supplement per person in the bunk bedroom at Chamois lodge available on request. 

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Rates

25 Feb - 3 Mar 2018 : £12150 /week4 Mar - 10 Mar 2018 : £12150 /week11 Mar - 17 Mar 2018 : £12150 /week18 Mar - 24 Mar 2018 : £12150 /week25 Mar - 31 Mar 2018 : £13875 /week1 Apr - 7 Apr 2018 : £13875 /week8 Apr - 14 Apr 2018 : £8580 /week25 Feb - 3 Mar 2018 : €13849.78 /week4 Mar - 10 Mar 2018 : €13849.78 /week11 Mar - 17 Mar 2018 : €13849.78 /week18 Mar - 24 Mar 2018 : €13849.78 /week25 Mar - 31 Mar 2018 : €15816.11 /week1 Apr - 7 Apr 2018 : €15816.11 /week8 Apr - 14 Apr 2018 : €9780.342 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Prices includes; daily breakfast and afternoon tea. 6 course dinners are provided on 6 nights of the week as are children's suppers. There is a complimentary bar (house wines, beer and soft drinks), champagne receptions, morning tea in bed, on demand driver service to and from St Martin until 10.00pm and daily housekeeping. Important Please Notes 2015/2016: W/C 20th Dec, 27th Dec, 14th Feb, 27th March & 3rd April - priced for 9 guests. All other weeks priced for 6 guests. 3 bunk beds available at a supplement. Supplement per person in the bunk bedroom at Chamois lodge available on request. 

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Fast Facts

The lodge sleeps 6 adults plus 3 children in 2x king size double/twin rooms and 1 family suite with a king size double/twin room and separate triple bunk bed room

Airport under 2 hours drive

The Chalet is approx. 75mins drive from the airport at Chambery

Airport under 3 hours drive

Geneva airport is 2-2.5 hours drive away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

10-12 mins walk from the shops, creche, friendly bars and three Michelin listed restaurants in St Martin de Belleville. Or 4 mins by complimentary driver service (until 10pm).

Spa Onsite

There's an outdoor hot tub

Indoor Play Area

The chalet has a separate TV/play room with a selection of games and DVDs to keep children entertained in the evening - leaving parents to relax by the fire and enjoy canapés and wine.

Kids' Club

Children aged 5 & older may take up ski school classes available or the option of private instructors.

Private Chef

As described above there is a chef onsite to serve up delicious cuisine.

Babysitting

The Concierge can help organise English nannies, who will come to the chalet - the nannies are full trained and work in the Alpine Club.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Infants (0-2yrs) are charged at £100 and equipment available includes: cots, highchairs, changing mat, car seats, baby bath, a potty, stairgate, bed guard, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery & sippy cups and a microwave. A pre-arrival shopping service can provide formula, wipes, baby jars etc. at cost price.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

There are toys for children under 3 years, kids books and a selection of U-rated kids DVDs.

Outdoor Toys

There are sledges for little ones.

Visiting Spa Therapist

An in-house masseuse therapist can be arranged by the concierge with rates from 45 euros for a 30min massage.

Creche Facilities

There is an excellent Creche in the village for children from 30 months providing half day courses with or without skiing. Children aged 5 & older have ski school classes available or the option of private instructors.

Onsite Restaurant

The lodge has an exceptional chef and host (live-out) who provide hearty breakfasts, indulgent afternoon teas, pre-dinner canapes and five-course dinners. There's a complimentary bar service and selection of medal winning house wines served with dinner.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The open plan living area has two balconies, one of the bedrooms has a balcony and the family suite has a terrace area which holds the jacuzzi.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

Ski

Set within the famous 3 valleys, the area is great for all abilities with over 600km of pistes including some of the quietest off piste in the area. There's a lovely nursery slope for kids with a magic carpet lift. As well as swift links from the village up to 2430 metres.

Daily Cleaning

Daily cleaning is provided.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The chalet has a log burner.

Hot Tub

The chalet has a private hot tub.


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