Marmotte Mountain Retreat

Argentiere, Chamonix Mont Blanc, France

Sleeps 5 to 8

Bedrooms 4


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Property Description


Not only are guests spoilt with the gorgeous forest setting, Marmotte Mountain Retreat is also only a short stroll through the narrow, winding lanes to the supermarket, restaurants and bars of Argentiere. For ski enthusiasts, you can also access Grand Montet's home trail from the chalet, located only a short distance away, with the possibility of a ski in - ski out holiday experience.

The chalet features;

  • Traditional mountain style chalet
  • Breath - taking views of the surrounding forest
  • Ski-in/ski-out option to les Grands Montets, the most renowned resort in Chamonix
  • Close proximity to local bars and shops
  • Close proximity to Panda club and ski school Argentiere
  • Large open log fireplace
  • Relaxing Outdoor hot tub
  • Quiet residential area
  • Deer shelter where local deer can often be spotted feeding and sleeping
  • Spacious grounds in front of the chalet for sled riding and snow playing
  • Many dvds to choose from for in-house use
  • Unlimted wi fi internet connection
  • Board games and cards


We also offer our guests

  • Breakfast and afternoon tea daily
  • Candle lit 4 course fine dining evening meals prepared by fully qualified and experienced chef
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drink
  • Childrens menu and separate dining times
  • Complimentary return airport transfers
  • Complimentary daily resort transfers
  • Arrangement of suitable in-house child care
  • Daily cleaning of chalet
  • Organising a range of activities such as ski lessons/ski guides, high mountain courses, ice-climbing, rock climbing, paragliding, ski touring, overnight stays in back country refuge, husky dog rides, helisking, hot air ballooning etc
  • Friendly advice and help if required
  • Day trips to local attractions such as the popular thermal hot pools in nearby Swiss mountains.

The chalet really does have an amazing location.  Surrounded by forest with two mountain streams passing by either side, the chalet provides guests with the feeling of being tucked away in a real mountain retreat hideout.  However, a picturesque 5 minute walk takes you into the town centre of Argentiere and skiers can also access the Grands Montets hometrail via a cross country ski track located adjacent to the chalet, providing a ski in ski out holiday experience.

Chalet description;
The chalet comprises of four separate bedrooms and three bathrooms and can sleep 8 guests comfortably with facilities for infants.

The top floor comprises of a spacious master bedroom with breath taking views of the mountains and surrounding forest from the upper level balcony. It has a luxurious en-suite with a large bath and shower so you can totally unwind after a full day of adventures.

Across from the master bedroom, there is a double/twin bedroom with use of its own ensuite bathoom.  Two further twin/double bedrooms and a separate bathroom, with shower and bath, complete the upstairs living area.  These rooms have beautiful window views of the gentle running mountain stream that flows past the chalet and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forest of Argentiere..

Downstairs, the large open log fireplace is the centrepiece to the open plan living area, with heated flooring. Comfortable sofas and sitting chairs are placed to enable you to soak up the beautiful forest surroundings. During the evenings, guests can enjoy the chalet's in house cd player, DVD player with extensive DVD library or use the variety of board games that are freely available.

Prices quoted are to take over the chalet in its' entirety on a fully catered basis, with airport transfers and in-resort driver service provided. Per person prices available on request.

Chalet services;
Being a small, privately run company, we pride ourselves on being personally involved in the day-to-day running of the chalet, ensuring the very finest in quality service. We are happy to provide daily information on the ski terrain, current snow conditions, local attractions, restaurants, bars and entertainment.

All of our chefs are fully qualified with extensive experience in fine dining restaurants and 5 star hotel - therefore the quality of the food being served is exceptional. 

Each morning we provide a french style breakfast comprising of fresh bread, croissants and pastries, a selection of yogurts, cereals, local meats and cheeses, a large fruit bowl and freshly brewed tea and coffee.

Upon return to the chalet after your day on the mountain, you may help yourself to an afternoon tea made up of freshly baked cakes, muffins or cookies, tea and coffee or a nice cold beer from the chalet fridge to help you unwind.

For dinner, you will be served a delicious four course meal accompanied with a good selection of local French wines.

We are also able to cater for any special dietary requirements. Dinner is provided for 5 out of the 7 nights. This allows you the opportunity to also experience some of Chamonix's great fine dining restaurants which we can arrange for you.

We offer many facilities to especially accommodate children. These include;

  • Reliable child minding services
  • Special children's menu with separate dining times
  • DVD player with extensive dvd library for children
  • Variety of board games
  • Toboggans/sleds for play outside the chalet
  • Shovels and spades to build and play with outside the chalet snowmen, snow tunnels/caves can be built on the chalet doorstep
  • Arranging bookings for the panda club or ski school
  • Providing sleeping amenities for infants

We look forward to seeing you during season 2012/13 and making your experience one to remember.



Deposit Details

20% deposit required to secure the booking. Balance of payment is due 8 weeks prior to arrival date

Cleaning Details

Chalet is cleaned on a daily basis

Linen Details

Towels and linen provided - towels are changed mid week


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