Chalet Baby Bear
Chalet Baby Bear is a wonderfully cosy chalet, tucked away in a quiet spot but just a few minutes chauffeured drive from the world class skiing of Chamonix. Chalet Baby Bear may have just three bedrooms, but don’t be fooled – the quality of the...
If you’re keen to feel the wow factor when you walk into a chalet, you won’t be disappointed with Amazon Creek. Hidden amongst the trees and surrounded by soft mounds of snow, it’s a postcard-perfect setting that just gets even better indoors. The...
Set amongst snow-kissed woodland, Baloo is everything a ski chalet should be: a luxurious haven crafted from chunky wood, filled with places to snuggle down in style, and warmed by a roaring fire. Sleeping 10 people, Baloo is pleasingly spacious....
Chalet La Ferme Du Bois
Four hundred years of history lie within the rugged stone walls of this tastefully modernised Chamonix farmhouse. Chalet La Ferme Du Bois is one of the oldest buildings in Chamonix, sitting on the outskirts of town within a private garden, its...
Chalet des Drus
Is it possible to have too much luxury? You might like to contemplate this whilst relaxing in a cowhide-covered bath with a glass of Champagne in the splendid surroundings of Chalet Des Drus. This substantial, recently-built mega-chalet is a haven...
Get back to nature on your ski holiday in this beautiful light-filled luxury ski chalet, located right on the banks of the Arve river in Chamonix, and decked out in a combination of birch wood and granite. As the sun streams into the living spaces,...
This ultra-modern luxury ski chalet couldn’t be further away from the traditional ‘antlers and cuckoo clocks’ French chalet style. From the laid-back cool of the living and dining space, with its amazing fire, to the pared-back mid-century chic...
Brand new for 2015/16. Original, charming and uber-stylish, this luxury ski chalet in Chamonix is really special find. Nestled in the quiet and pretty village of La Lavancher, it feels hidden away from swish, party-loving Chamonix, yet is just a...
Oozing comfort and relaxed style, this luxury ski chalet near Chamonix has the feel of a snowy spa retreat about it. Everything has been designed to the highest of standards here - only the comfiest of sofas and the smartest of bathroom suites made...
Uber modern and ultra laid-back, this luxury ski chalet in Chamonix is the perfect snowy retreat for a group of friends or family. The large and airy open-plan living space, with open fire and music system is a great spot for both relaxing and...
So here you are, ensconced within the luxurious nest of Bouji Lodge, in a charming village setting, yet just minutes from the fashionable hubbub of the town. This roomy stone townhouse in the centre of Argentiere was originally a school, and has...
When you’ve got a fabulous location, you should make the most of it, and make the most of it Chalet Valhalla certainly does. This luxury ski chalet in Chamonix is a stroll from the town centre yet peacefully located just slightly away from the...
Make yourself at home in your own mini hotel. This luxury chalet in Chamonix has all the facilities you could ask for – as well as the privacy of your own four walls to escape to after the bustle and excitement of a day spent on Chamonix’s slopes...
As Alpine as Toblerone, Chalet Pomo is a very well-equipped luxury ski chalet in Chamonix, that’s packed with rustic charm. Rough-hewn woods, faux fur throws, cuckoo clocks and roaring fires abound, offering guests an exceedingly warm...
The ideal snowy retreat for those who like the cheery bustle of a good-time ski resort, but love to escape to some peace and quiet, too. Chalet Ute is a luxury ski chalet in Chamonix that offers the best of both worlds. Just a short drive from the...
Cutting-edge designer chic paired with fabulous facilities and breath taking views of Mont Blanc make Chalet Couttet the ideal choice for your luxury ski holiday. Buzzing Chamonix is a mere five minutes by chauffeured car, or 15 minutes on foot...
A tranquil haven nestled on the banks of the river Arve, Chalet Cristal is one of a hamlet of four luxury ski chalets forming Les Rives d’Argentière, right in the heart of the picturesque village of Argentière yet close to Chamonix’s vibrant shops,...
The Eco Lodge
There’s nothing like the pleasure of knowing that you’re in the lap of luxury, enjoying the best of everything, while also doing something good for the environment. So sit back in that hot tub, polish your halo and pour yourself another drink at...
Chalet Zenith 1
‘Rich’ is a word that sums up this luxury ski chalet in Chamonix very nicely. Rich colours, rich, rustic woods and a great entertainment scene to enjoy both in and out of the chalet. Set in the sought-after old village of Argentieres, this...
Sleeps 9 - 15
From €6,600 per week
Chalet Zenith 2
The perfect match of traditional and modern is hard to find but we think we’ve found it here at Chalet Zenith 2, perfectly situated in the traditional village of Argentiere. Every wall of this luxury ski chalet in Chamonix is clad in warm,...
Sleeps 10 - 13
From €5,600 per week
Chalet La Ferme
From the outside, this beautiful 200-year old building appears to be a traditional Alpine chalet – but step through the door at Chalet La Ferme and you’ll be awed by the stunningly contemporary interior. Artisan builders have lovingly converted the...
From €11,495 per week
Boasting traditional Alpine charm on the outside, yet beautifully contemporary on the inside, Chalet Quartz is a beautiful luxury ski chalet and the perfect getaway for larger groups seeking a luxurious haven. Tucked on the banks of the river...
Sleeps 18 - 23
From €12,000 per week
Destination Guide: Chamonix
Chamonix has been a Mecca for skiers and mountain climbers for over a century and is a very special and historic place. Dominated by the dramatic outline of Mont Blanc, this French alpine resort is a charming, bustling town, pulsing with life making it a great luxury ski holiday destination for those who are looking for apres-ski. Chamonix has a string of pretty satellite villages either side of it, strung along the valley, including Les Houches, Argentiere and Les Praz.There is a wide choice of accommodation in the area, from luxury ski chalets, to luxury hotels, and affordable apartments.
Even luxury ski chalets located in the most peaceful village's are never far from a fragrant boulangerie, a friendly bar and a first class restaurant. As well as excellent skiing, there is plenty of action going on in Chamonix. You can keep active at the indoor swimming pool, skating rink, climbing walls and bowling alley, and chill out in the many beauty salons and health spas. The shopping in Chamonix is great too – there are numerous chic French boutiques, plus everything from delicatessens to specialist wine shops and supermarkets.
Busy in summer and winter, Chamonix is a paradise for sports lovers. In summer you can go mountain biking, climbing, paragliding and hiking through the spectacular Alpine scenery. In winter, the resort’s five major ski areas are linked by a frequent and free bus service and there are snowshoeing and cross country trails too.
The Chamonix cinema regularly shows films in English and there is even an elegant casino if you fancy a flutter. A visit to the excellent Alpine Museum is the best way to appreciate the local history and culture on your luxury ski holiday. Last but not least, no visit to Chamonix is complete without a trip up the famous Aiguille du Midi cable car, rising to over 12,000ft. You’ll be rewarded with incredible views of Mont Blanc and intrepid mountain climbers.
Chamonix offers some of the most challenging skiing in the Alps, especially when it comes to off-piste, but it also caters for beginners and intermediates. There is a choice of lift passes, from the all-encompassing Mont Blanc Unlimited, to individual tickets for cable cars.
Chamonix has five separate ski areas, each with their own lift systems, along in the valley. There’s enough to keep you busy for a day at each one, but having a car to get around or chauffeur service as part of a luxury ski chalet is an advantage. Les Planards and Les Houches have excellent skiing for beginners and there is a snowpark at Les Grands Montets.
There are 155km of piste in total, plus plenty of off-piste runs. Good skiers make a beeline for the famous Vallee Blanche route, accessed by the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Expert local guides and freelance instructors are able to show you the best way down the 20km glacier trail.
Best places to eat and drink in Chamonix
If you are staying in a self-catered luxury ski chalet, Chamonix has it all – from cheap pizzerias to Michelin starred restaurants. Just take your pick. The Bistrot at Hotel Morgane is one of several fine dining restaurants, whilst local Savoyard dishes are a speciality at the Caleche and the Monchu.
La Maison Carrier is a particularly popular Savoyard restaurant, part of the 5* hotel Le Hameau Albert 1er. This traditional restaurant will not disappoint, especially when you are settled own in front of the fire and enjoying typical dishes such as a spit-roasted rack or lamb or Piedmonteuse risotto. The hotel also plays host the 2 Michelin-starred Albert 1er Restaurant which offers modern cuisine inspired by the local area as well as from the Head chef's travels around the world - dishes such as line-caught sea bream with basil in a squid and herb crust, consommé, garlic rouille and croutons or whole roasted Breton lobster served in two ways, with yuzu confit, avocado, grapefruit and Nepalese Timur pepper, will be sure to tempt your tastebuds.
If you are not staying in a catered ski chalet, every village in the valley has its own restaurants and bars. Argentiere has a range of restaurants from pizzerias, a tapas bar to modern cuisine, and in Les Houches there is an excellent choice, from sophisticated French cuisine to cosy home cooking, and even an Indian restaurant.
Bars, music venues and nightclubs, often all mixed into one, are all over Chamonix and the surrounding area. The après ski scene is lively and fun, encompassing everything from sedate piano bars to full-on, ‘dancing on the tables to a live band’ action.
Best time to visit Chamonix
Open all year round, this French resort has peak seasons in both summer and winter. The Chamonix ski passes run through from December to April.
What we love about Chamonix
We love the extensive skiing options for all levels across the resort and the buzzing atmosphere of the town.
Ski Area: Chamonix Mont Blanc
Altitude of resort: 1035m
Highest altitude: 3842m
Total pistes: 81
Number of Lifts: 52
Luxury Ski Chalets to Rent in Chamonix, France
If you haven’t been to Chamonix before then scroll down, choose one of Firefly Collection’s luxury ski chalets to rent and book up a week of serene pampering in one of the world’s greatest ski resorts.
For those who have travelled extensively around the globe you probably hanker back to the time you last visited the valley of Chamonix and recall, with fondness just how spectacularly beautiful it is.
From the ski domains of Brévent and Flégère on the north side of the valley, the jagged peaks reflect the afternoon sun and lead southwest towards the Mer De Glace. An old funicular railway can be seen climbing around the back of the of the Aiguille Du Midi and a glance to the right will lead you to Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc. It is a view of breathtaking proportions and one you’ll want to savour again and again on a luxury ski holiday in Chamonix.
The Mer Du Glace or Vallee Blanche is one of the world’s few advancing glaciers and thus offers year round skiing. The Aiguille Du Midi is Europe’s highest accessible point without the need for crampons and is accessed by, until recently, the world’s longest single span cable car that effortlessly transports you up to a dizzying 3842m. From here the views across France, Italy and Switzerland are sensational and the peak of Mont Blanc, although a further 1000m up, feels like it’s touching distance away.
Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in Europe and well renowned for its superb skiing and lively nightlife. There are myriad activities to do that don’t require skis or snowboards making Chamonix a favourite for families and non-skiers too.
The Firefly Collection is thrilled to offer you some of the finest luxury ski chalets and apartments in arguably one of our favourite ski resorts.
Chamonix’s history and affluence affords the valley an extraordinarily diverse range of chalet styles; from ancient old converted farmhouses such as La Ferme Du bois to the modern and environmentally friendly Eco Lodge there is a vast choice. The only decision is which one?
Best Ski Chalets In Chamonix, France
Chalet Des Drus
The Firefly Collection offers the discerning winter sports enthusiast a chance to sample opulence and grandeur in many guises but to help you narrow the choice down, we have selected a few of Chamonix’s finest ski chalets to whet your appetite.
Pining to be known as Chamonix’s greatest catered chalet, a walk through the door of Chalet Des Drus will certainly have you putting this magnificent place in the upper echelons of a crowded top three. This sumptuous chalet has a charming split-level living space that is open plan and awash with style and grace. Deep orange features give the room colour and vitality whilst also accompanying some cracking blacksmith work on the copper fireplace, which forms the centrepiece of this stunning room.
The building has been recently built using modern and reclaimed materials, but maintains a totally contemporary feel throughout. Vintage wood is prevalent throughout the seven bedrooms giving the expansive chalet a chic but cosy feeling for up to 14 guests.
This masterpiece of a luxury ski chalet in Chamonix also has a swimming pool, outdoor sunken hot tub and a hammam to help while away those late afternoons, undoubtedly armed with a glass of something freshly prepared by your diligent staff.
Uniquely there is a separate suite created in a similar theme located in the large garden and comprises a lavish bedroom with accompanying gym, Jacuzzi and massage room. Chalet De Drus can, without doubt hold its head up high as one of Chamonix or even the Alps’s finest luxury ski chalets.
Chalet Amazon Creek
Set in unique grounds surrounded by high pine trees and, you’ll be pleased to hear, its own creek, this luxury ski chalet is a stunner. Sleeping ten in its five immaculately presented en-suite bedrooms, Chalet Amazon Creek boasts an outdoor hot tub, indoor Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room to further your holiday indulgence.
Combining modern stainless steel, granite and timber, Chalet Couttet is a designer’s paradise. Myriad angles make up the structure of this fascinating building and therefore make intriguing rooms of all shapes and sizes. The main living space has double height windows affording views across Chamonix Valley beyond a super stylish suspended stainless steel fireplace. Every nook and cranny has been thoughtfully designed and impeccably furnished here, making Chalet Couttet one of the most exclusive and classy luxury ski chalets in Chamonix, France.
Chalets with Swimming Pools in Chamonix
Chalet Apex is all about style. From the multi-angled stone and timber exterior to the colourful feature walls and sassy soft furnishings, Chalet Apex oozes sophistication throughout. Each of the six exquisite bedrooms has been given a unique makeover and the classic living space with its Baroque style furniture and stone central fireplace epitomise the vision the designers had when scribbling their ideas down in 2015.
A luxury ski chalet of this scale wouldn’t be complete without a ‘piece de resistance’ and the outdoor octagonal swimming pool area fits the bill with aplomb. The azure waters reflect beautifully on the intricate timber and glass roof above making the perfect setting for a morning dip or afternoon relaxation whilst being part of nature itself.
Taking design to a new level, Chalet Dalmore is architecturally stunning. Aged wood, zinc and stonewall features adorn the property which, whilst seemingly doing nothing, adds a certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’ to the piece.
Outside the swimming pool will have you luxuriating long into the evening whist the team of highly trained chefs and hosts prepare a lavish evening meal.
Inside, the intricate latticework, timber ceilings and extraordinary suspended fireplace complement the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the grounds of this splendid luxury ski chalet.
Chalets with Hot Tubs in Chamonix
Chalet Baby Bear
There are few better ways to finish the day than in the hot tub of your luxury ski chalet with a glass of bubbly and no better spot to realise this vision than nestled in the forest on the terrace of Chalet Baby Bear.
This stylish three-bedroom lodge is secluded and away from the madding crowd but with its own staff to pamper you rotten, this perfect hideaway will help even the most anxious of executives unwind for the week.
The larger brother of Chalet Baby Bear is Chalet Baloo – naturally. Keeping an eye on his nearby younger sister, Baloo is a luxury ski chalet comprising five bedrooms boasting such fine accoutrements as a cinema room and swimming pool. In similar style and verve, the interior is perfectly laid out and thoughtfully designed offering a warm and homely feel throughout. This earthy feeling is echoed outside in the sunken hot tub overlooking the grounds afore and mountains beyond. Lovely.
Chalet Colorado has a slight air of American style to it; big and bold but with a friendly and accommodating vibe. Modernists will love the stylish tall narrow double height windows that offset the stone, granite and ancient wooden support act. Outside the bubbling hot tub awaits those wishing to relax and refresh in the cleansing mountain air.
Catered Chalets in Chamonix
Chalet La Ferme Du Bois
When you spend your life cooking and cleaning up after your children and family, the last thing you want to do is continue this routine on holiday. So why not let the staff at the exquisite La Ferme Du Bois in Chamonix do the work for you? As the name would suggest, this 17th Century Haute Savoie farm was lovingly restored to become a charming luxury ski chalet in Chamonix. Evidence of old pine beams show their presence through the floor in this delightfully converted rustic masterpiece of Alpine luxury.
If marvelling at ancient carpentry doesn’t do it for you, the décor and surroundings will. Faux fur throws and elaborate headboards adorn the five bedrooms all of which are unique in their arrangement and colour scheme.
There really isn’t anywhere quite like La Ferme Du Bois so settle in and allow the staff to cosset you as you while away the evenings in your own personal step back in time. Nostalgia’s not what it used to be…
Sleeping 12 across five splendid bedrooms, Chalet Inuit is a catered chalet for those wishing to stay in a luxurious aged farmhouse. The spacious living area centres around a roaring fire and has a double height beamed roof with large windows overlooking the valley outside. The kitchen is where your discreet staff will spend their time making sumptuous snacks and delectable dinners. Washed down with some of France’s premier vintages and you're in for a treat at Chalet Inuit.
For the environmentally conscious amongst you, there is nowhere better to spend your week in a luxury ski chalet than in Chamonix’s Eco Lodge. Located in between the Brévent and Flégère ski domains, this five-bedroom lodge is lavishly simple. Uncomplicated rooms overlook the ample terrace and abounding beauty of Chamonix Valley beyond. The accompanying hot tub will always be a popular spot after a days’ skiing and a short amble to the cutest sauna you’ll ever see awaits; reminiscent of a gypsy caravan, the cylindrical timber sauna has pride of place in the garden with a convex glass end affording further views across the Alps.
Couple this cuteness with attentive staff bringing you delectable delights throughout your stay and the safety in knowledge your chalet is completely energy self-sufficient and you have the perfect luxury ski chalet holiday.
Self-Catered Luxury Ski Chalets in Chamonix
Sometimes you just want a home away from home in a luxurious self catered ski chalet without the cost of the full team of staff to worry about. Chalet Cree, Chalet Ute and Chalets Zenith 1&2 are the perfect retreats for just such a pursuit. All the mod cons are available to use including outdoor hot tubs, saunas and cinema rooms so let your hair down, make yourself at home and enjoy a week of luxury on your terms.
Chalets in Chamonix for Large Groups
Just when you think you’ve got a nice little group together and you're about to set off on your annual luxury ski holiday, your friends get wind of it and want to join you. Then what? How about renting the place next door? Chalets Quartz consists of a pair of fine new build chalets in Argentière at the foot of Les Grands Montets Ski Domain.
Side by side they form the perfect duo for large groups. Very large groups in fact. Between the 2 chalets there are nine bedrooms and two outdoor hot tubs! There can’t be a better venue for a week-long get together for your friends and family than between these two stunning luxury ski chalets.
Chalet Bouji Lodge
Also in Argentière, Bouji Lodge is a little different. Accommodating up to 20 guests within its eight bedrooms, Bouji Lodge has been decorated with chic pale colours and light greys, which compliments the minimal use of exposed timber. With an outdoor hot tub, sauna and spa treatment room there is the opportunity to get away and relax if you need it. It’s a stunning example of a beautifully renovated stone house and offers a unique luxury ski chalet for a large group.
Amazonia is the collective noun for the trio of chalets, Amazon Creek, Baby Bear and Baloo, which can all be reserved for a large group. Where better to spend a big birthday than with your friends and family scattered amongst these three beautiful luxury ski chalets nestled in the forest.
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