The words ‘private hamlet’ give you a clue to the exclusive, rustic-luxe nature of this French Alpine retreat in Megève. Chalet des Fermes de Marie is a large wooden chalet, built with ancient timbers on a snow-covered plateau where Heidi’s forbears tended sheep and cows for hundreds of years.
Chalet des Fermes de Marie lets you wallow in high quality hotel service, whilst enjoying the privacy and space of your own private residence. It’s available all year, and in winter you can ski to the door, dreaming of little red riding hood and Goldilocks among the old wood beams. Five minutes outside Megève, the chalet is in a private hamlet owned by a five star hotel. This means you have access to the hotel’s beautiful spa and pool, three restaurants, kids’ club, and a small army of well-trained staff. What more could you ask?
Take the hotel shuttle into town, or walk the tree-lined route to Megève with its boutiques and ski lifts. You can ski back at the end of the day to your secluded kingdom, surrounded by spectacular views of jagged peaks. Inside Chalet des Fermes de Marie you can revel in 400msq of space – a rich juxtaposition of old and new in an authentic style. Crystal chandeliers and rich fabrics cosy up against weathered oak panels, smoke-ingrained fireplaces and worn-smooth floorboards. It’s an interiors magazine dream and oozing with charm.
The heart of Chalet des Fermes de Marie is the double-height, oak-beamed lounge with its massive fireplace, and study area. Lie back in front of the crackling fire whilst a delicious dinner is prepared in the kitchen. Whether you use the hotel’s private dining service, or cook for yourselves, this is the place for long, languorous meals that go on into the small hours. The beautifully furnished dining area opens onto the terrace, so you can take that late night brandy or whisky out into the crisp night air.
With breakfast, afternoon tea, daily housekeeping and a concierge service, all you have to do is enjoy yourself. After a rigorous day on the slopes, there’s nothing better than relaxing in your own private spa. Chalet des Fermes de Marie has a Jacuzzi, a sauna, massage table and fitness area, and you can arrange for private massages, beauty treatments or yoga sessions ‘at home’.