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Aspen Lodge is our flagship property in the centre of of Val d'Isere and represents a revolutionary new concept in catered ski holidays. Sliding glass doors from the high street open onto our hotel-style reception and comfortable lounge area with complimentary Internet access, via PC or WiFi and a huge open fireplace. We have a reception desk for advice, information and concierge service.
The Lodge comprises 12 Chalet-style suites sleeping 6, 8, or 10 in great comfort. Each suite is entirely independent, with it's own living and dining areas and it's own dedicated chalet host. The suites have either three, four or five ensuite bedrooms and are designed and equipped to the very highest standards with widescreen surround sound DVD televisions and south-facing balconies. The suites are very generously sized and are furnished with tastefully understated style from the invitingly large sofas to the funky designer bathrooms.
Rooms 1 & 2: Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin & WC
Room 3: Twin bedroom with en suite shower with massage jets, handbasin & WC
Room 4: Twin bedroom with en suite jacuzzi bath, handbasin & WC
Good food is an essential ingredient of every chalet party. The welcoming glass of bubbly and appetising canapés on your first evening sets the tone for a week of tempting cuisine.
Your day starts with a choice of tea or coffee at your bedside (we can leave it outside the door if you prefer). This is followed by a hearty breakfast, including French bacon, tomatoes and a choice of eggs or, if you prefer, porridge; all served with fruit juice, cereals, yoghurt, freshly baked bread, croissants, jams, and a selection of teas and coffee. Once a week your chalet host offers an option of fresh pancakes.
While you are out skiing your host will have laid out afternoon tea for your return – diet-defying cakes, bread, jam, tea, coffee or hot chocolate. First one home puts the kettle on!
Dinner comprises a three-course meal followed by a cheese course, coffee and mints, and all complemented by a selection of extremely palatable French wines. The quality of our wine is of a much superior standard to that which you might have come to expect on a chalet holiday and we have a choice of house reds and whites to accompany your evening meal. In the unlikely event that our house wine proves not to be to your liking then additional choices, including champagne and port, are available from our cellar for a small supplement.
Please note: The chalet host will have a day off during the course of the week, during which you will be required to eat out.
Wi-Fi (Paid Locally)
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The price shown includes 7 nights accommodation, with flights from Gatwick.