We are honored and so pleased to have genuinely been awarded a certificate of Excellence! The selective connoisseurs at Luxury and Boutique Hotels travel company considered the Secret Chalet as Excellent for the 2013/14 season.
The Secret Chalet is a newly built luxury ski chalet in France, finished to a highest standard offering fantastic views and an air of tranquility.
Located above the award winning ( 'Coq d'Or' Award - France's prettiest village) resort of Samoens, on the south side of the mountain in the private village of Verchaix. The Secret Chalet enjoys breathtaking views across the Giffre valley to the mountains of the Grand Massif and on to the Mont Blanc. The accommodations location means we're part of a snow sure resort, and the Grand Massif is France's 5th largest Ski terrain with 265km of pistes.
The chalet has been built to maximise space and light, and the interior marries traditional alpine touches with more contemporary designer furnishings, stylishly blending comfort and charm with all the facilities you expect of modern living in a fresh and relaxing atmosphere.
The Chalet (Sleeps 10 people) consists of 5 bedrooms, lounge and TV Room, Kitchen. With access to Sauna & laundry room and heated Spa / Jaccuzzi.
The Apartment (Sleeps 2-4 - 1 Bedroom) below is a Self contained accommodation with a bedroom and American style kitchenette and living room, equipped with TV, DVD and Satelite. The apartment's living room has a comfortable sofa bed, which is ideal for small family or friends to share. If you stay in the apartment then access to Sauna & Laundry Room and heated Hot Tub is included.
Each room enjoys highest quality egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels, hairdryers and I-Pod docking station with radio alarm clock. There is a large boot room/drying room for all your skiing equipment as well as a sauna and laundry room. You have the choice of several sun terraces equipped with loungers as well as a hot tub.
As well as the large lounge and purpose built bar area, there is also a comfortable snug, which is equipped with all TV facilities including, DVDs and Playstation, boards games and a small library of books is at your full disposal.
An exquisite new luxury ski chalet France, providing luxury accommodation to be enjoyed in the summer for hiking, cycling, summer activities, or perfect skiing from Morillion or Samoens, on the Grand Massif ski resort.
Summer activities include volley-ball, tennis, horse riding, river rafting, walks. Go Ape style tree climbing adventure park. Throughout the summer there are countless daily activities provided for everybody to enjoy mostly free of charge. You'll find shows, concerts, cultural events all part of the summer fun.
For those that like the adventure holiday, there's mountain walks and bike trails as well as mountain climbing at Via Ferrata in St Jean D'Aulps, or less than 15 minutes away is the stunning Cirque du Fer a Cheval, which is breath taking experience.
Arrived at night, so we were oblivious of the surroundings until morning, and we just completely melted when we saw the inside! Explored all the floors in a rush and fell in love with the bedrooms we picked, cosy lighting and well designed en-suites. Bright living space, kitchens downstairs and up but most importantly a huge table for everyone to have breakfast round to start the day.. very important to us!! If you arrive at night, look forward to the view when you wake.. I can only describe it as magical! We drove out so we could visit stops en route and bring all the skis and snowboards etc BUT in hindsight, you get a discount off hire through the secret chalet so in hindsight, flying is perhaps a better option, especially if you have youngsters. Practical things like great boot room when you walk in, for all your snow gear so lots of space for equipment and drying racks too! And any bumps from the slopes disappear in the hot tub! The hot tub ticked our last box and have to say, the view from there whilst relaxing with a glass of wine and sat with your loved ones was pretty special. Samoens itself has so much character with a really lovely French feel and taxi back is reasonable so the nights out were hassle free, lively town with a few nice bars and restaurants-perfect for us. Locals seemed nice and very accommodating to our group. On the last day and night explored Morzine, only 20 mins down the road so for those wanting a slightly more wild time, it's on your doorstep. Slopes in Samoens seem to cater for all abilities with routes that cross so you can meet and have lunch together even if you have done completely different routes which was nice. Some of the views from the top runs though left me speechless though so if you can get up there, do try. All in all, a gorgeous hidden gem in the mountains with everything you could possibly need on the inside and everything you could possibly want on the outside. Perfect holiday actually. Only changes I'd make would be to fly out and perhaps consider bringing childcare with us for the little ones. If properly accredited and trusted that could be a useful service to offer? Would definitely return
Thanks for a wonderful stay in your amazing chalet, in an great location with wonderful views of Mont Blanc, short ride to Chamonoix etc excellent base, look forward to another visit didn't want to leave, Ian & Elaine
The Secret Chalet is proud to announce it has been awarded a certificate of excellence from the Luxury and Boutique Hotels travel site