This chalet is only available to guests booking the whole chalet for sole use.
Chalet Juniper - Val D'Isere, France
Chalets Juniper, Jasmine and Jacaranda are spread across the top two floors of the delightfully retro three-star Résidence le Grizny, with Juniper occupying the whole upper floor.
The building is unusually spacious and solid, having been built before Val d’Isère’s narrow valley started running out of space. And its position is really good: the village centre is four minutes’ walk away, the ski buses stop nearby, and it is possible to ski home. Although the front door is conveniently close to the main road, the bedrooms are further along the building, towards the silent forest on the slopes of Solaise. Nearly all of them have deep east-facing balconies with impressive views of mountains, trees and snow, and noise is never a problem, unless it's you making it!
Juniper’s atmosphere is always fun. It tends to appeal to relaxed people, perhaps because from the outside the building looks a bit like a municipal library, or because with six bathrooms for up to eighteen people it doesn't attract the sort of guests who spend from tea-time to dinner-time trying to make themselves beautiful (it isn't normally long enough!). Or maybe anyone uptight is put off by those technicolour baths and basins. But however convivial the dining and sitting rooms become, guests can escape into the quiet of their own rooms, most of which are a good size - see room dimensions opposite. There is no TV (imagine trying to get 17 or 18 people to agree on what to watch?), but there is WiFi.
Please note: Charter flights from Gatwick to Grenoble includes ski carriage (except 8 December 2013 and 27 April 2014.
Features - Chalet Juniper, Val D'Isere
- Whole upper floor of the Grizny building
- Ideal for large groups, small groups, couples and singles.
- Amazing meals around the huge table in the dining room.
- Large, relaxed sitting room with acres of atmosphere.
- Large bedrooms, with excellent ratio of bathrooms and separate wcs.
- Wide sunny balconies.
- Skiable-back-to and five minutes from lifts.
- Buses to major lifts nearby (new Laisinant Express and all central lifts just two stops).
- A chef and two assistants who live with other our staff on the ground floor.
Accommodation - Chalet Juniper, Val D'Isere
9 bedrooms for 17-18 guests: 5 bath(s), 1 shower(s)
Juniper has nine bedrooms, ranging from cosy to very large, six bathrooms and separate, sizeable sitting and dining rooms. Two of the cosier rooms are discounted per person per week (rooms 14a & b), while the smallest of all, 14c, has a very special deal: its double bed is sold as a single bed, but if you can inveigle someone into sharing it, they pay half price.
Twin (13' x 12'6") next to the dining room with private bathroom (not en-suite), separate wc and balcony.
Twin (13' x 12'6") with balcony, sharing bathroom and separate wc with Bedroom 11b.
Twin (17' x 12'6") with balcony, sharing bathroom and separate wc with Bedroom 11a.
Twin (17' x 12'6") with balcony, sharing bathroom and separate wc with Bedroom 12b.
Twin (13' x 12'6") with balcony, sharing bathroom and separate wc with Bedroom 12a.
Twin (13'6" x 12'6") with balcony, sharing bathroom and separate wc with Bedrooms 14b and c.
Twin (13'6" x 13') with balcony, sharing bathroom and separate wc with Bedrooms 14a and c.
Single room (10' x 9') with double bed (optional bedmate pays half price) with chest of drawers in the room and a wardrobe just outside, sharing bathroom and separate wc with Bedrooms 14a and b. Flight seat not guaranteed for second person.
Twin (8'2" x 12'). Long, narrow room with large en-suite shower-room and wc.
In addition to the bathrooms described above, there is a spare bathroom with wc next to the sitting room.
(16' x 12') next to Bedroom 10. Excellent room with a huge dining table, french windows to the balcony, and a separate kitchen.
(17' x 15') Friendly room with five comfy sofas. WiFi.
A second person can book into Bedroom 14c, making it a double room. This room can be booked as a double whether the chalet is occupied by one group or individuals/couples.
Meals - Chalet Juniper, Val D'Isere
We start with a proper breakfast: fruit juice, porridge, cereals, bacon, eggs, baguettes straight from the famous local bakery, a croissant or pain au chocolat if you like, yogurt, Twinings tea and fresh coffee from Italian espresso pots (with Nescafé and bizarre infusions for those who prefer them).
Afternoon tea & cake: on your return from the slopes to find bread and jam, a freshly-baked cake, hot chocolate etc. left out for you.
Most people are very happy with our normal formula of canapés followed by dinner with a three-course, fixed-menu, dinner-party-style meal. The cuisine is largely French, though with a fusion of other influences – what Londoners call Modern British. With dinner, we serve free unlimited quantities of a selection of very drinkable French AOC wines and vins de pays. This is, unfortunately, only with dinner, not breakfast, and we stop serving the wine when the coffee appears.
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.