This chalet is only available to guests booking the whole chalet for sole use.
Chalet La Moraine, Val D'Isere
La Moraine is one of the oldest chalets in Val d’Isère, with the traditional extended wall and pillar, which support the whole tree trunks, which support the slabs of granite, which support the twenty feet of snow, which support one of the longest seasons in the Alps.
The chalet has, of course, been entirely rebuilt inside. It has a charming sitting-dining room under the rafters, with a wide balcony facing Solaise. This room always seems to generate a very friendly atmosphere, perhaps because of the good food that comes from its state-of-the-art kitchen, perhaps because it isn’t huge and doesn’t have a TV, forcing people to re-invent the ancient art of conversation. Maybe it’s just the unlimited wine.
La Moraine now has six pleasant bedrooms: two twins which have views up Solaise, a double room with its own en-suite washbasin, a single room containing a large double bed, another single room, and a smaller, sweet single room with a second bed up a ladder (and even a third bed which pops out from under the second). These extra beds can be used at half price if one party fills the whole chalet, though flight seats may be limited on certain dates, especially at peak season.
There are two baths, one shower and three wcs.
La Moraine is in the little hamlet of Le Joseray, adjoining our chalets Chez Savoy and next door to Les Gnellets. Some people always stay in these chalets, because they are only three minutes’ walk from the lifts, the pistes or the bus stop, and six from the village centre, yet the only sound at night is an occasional moo from the neighbours.
Features - Chalet La Moraine, Val D'Isere
- Lovely conversion of a very old chalet.
- Excellent living room under rafters, with state-of-the-art kitchen.
- Wide, sunny balcony with view straight up Solaise.
- Three single bedrooms so lots of flexibility as to who sleeps where.
- Good ratio of smart bedrooms.
- Boot warmers.
- Charming owners live unobtrusively on ground floor.
- In hamlet of Le Joseray, adjoining Chez Savoy, next to Gnellets, three minutes’ walk from lifts, pistes and bus, six from centre.
- A chef and an assistant, who live out.
All of our chalets have excellent hot water, more than adequate heating, CD players, radios, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, chess, backgammon, Scrabble and cards. Each chalet has a mobile phone for emergency and incoming calls. Guests wishing to use it for outgoing calls can buy credit from the shops. No chalet has a land line. Guests wishing to use the internet need mobile connection or to visit one of the several internet cafes.
Accommodation - Chalet La Moraine, Val D'Isere
6 bedrooms for 9/12 guests, with 2 baths, 1 shower
- Bedroom 1: Twin (12’ x 11’) on the first floor with balcony.
- Bedroom 2: Twin (11’6” x 9’9”) by Bedroom 1 with balcony.
- Bedroom 3: Double (11’ x 10’4”) with unusually large bed, and basin, on the second floor towards the rear of the chalet.
- Bedroom 4: Single (9’6” x 8’6”) on the second floor, with an extra bed on a mezzanine (8’10” x 8’6”).
- Bedroom 5: Single (9’5” x 8’6”). Sweet little room on the first floor, containing a double bed which can be used for two people when one party books the whole chalet.
- Bedroom 6: Single (approx 9’6” x 10’) on first floor containing a double bed which can be used for two people when one party books the whole chalet.
- Bathrooms: Two bathrooms, one on each floor plus two separate wcs. Additional shower with wc on the second floor.
- Sitting-Dining Room: (18’6” x 11’6”) On second floor with comfy new sofas at one end, kitchen at the other (not in measurements) and dining table in the middle. Wide balcony. WiFi in places.
- Extra Beds: Rooms 4, 5 and 6 have space for additional people at half the brochure price, although we may not always have flights for those using these extra beds.
All of our chalets have excellent hot water, more than adequate heating, CD players, radios, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, chess, backgammon, Scrabble and cards. Each chalet has a mobile phone for emergency and incoming calls. Guests wishing to use it for outgoing calls can buy credit from the shops. No chalet has a land line.
Meals - Chalet La Moraine, Val D'Isere
We start with a proper breakfast. Fruit juice, porridge, Dorset cereals, bacon, eggs, baguettes straight from the famous local bakery, a croissant or pain au chocolat if you like, yogurts, British tea and fresh coffee from Italian espresso pots (with Nescafé and bizarre infusions for those who prefer them). A Cooked Breakfast option is also available.
You return from the slopes to find bread and jam, a freshly-baked cake, hot chocolate etc. left out for you.
Nightly canapés are followed by 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. (Foreign, in other words.) With dinner, we serve free unlimited quantities of a selection of very drinkable French AOC wines and vins de pays.
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.