This chalet is only available to guests booking the whole chalet for sole use.
Chalet Squaw Valley - Val D'Isere, France
Squaw Valley is probably Val d'Isère's smartest résidence. Spacious and quiet, it is much appreciated for its calm, understated décor, with lots of wood, granite and plain white. It is certainly the most perfectly situated building in town, being 50m from the eleventh-century church and 50m from the edge of the nursery slopes. The Savonette drag lifts and Grande Ourse restaurant are a minute's walk away. You can eat lunch with the beau monde, while watching your children/parents/spouse having their first ski lessons. And nothing, from the Town Hall to most of the nightlife, is more than about 100m. You could visit the Mairie, say a Hail Mary and drink a couple of Bloody Marys within five minutes.
To us cynical Brits, the name Squaw Valley is likely to cause a smile. Wasn't the squaw on the hippopotamus equal to the sons of the squaws on the other two hides? But the name sounds incredibly smart to the French, who are obsessed with things Californian. Just make sure your friends know you're going to Chalet Squaw Valley in Val d'Isere, not the purpose-built resort of the same name with more beds than Val, a third of the lifts and a sixth of the skiing!
Please note: Charter flights from Gatwick to Grenoble includes ski carriage (except 8 December 2013 and 27 April 2014.
Features - Chalet Squaw Valley, Val D'Isere
- A chalet for four – the ultimate in decadence!
- Gorgeous ski chalet in the centre of Val d’Isère.
- Two pretty bedrooms, each with own facilities. Both rooms can be made up as either a twin or a double (please specifiy which you prefer when booking).
- Sitting-dining room looking towards the nursery slopes and Bellevarde, with TV, DVD and WiFi.
- Convenient ski and boot locker downstairs reached by a lift.
- Safe available in the chalet
- Beside the church, just yards from the slopes.
- One chalet girl, who lives out.
- Damage deposit for all bookings.
Accommodation - Chalet Squaw Valley, Val D'Isere
2 bedrooms for 4 guests: 1 bath(s), 1 shower(s)
The apartment which is our Chalet Squaw Valley is on the first floor, looking towards the slopes and the sun. It has a large, comfortable sitting dining room and two sweet bedrooms with good bathrooms. It has the usual flat screen for French TV and DVDs, WiFi, and bootwarmers in the basement. For two couples, a small family or Hugh Hefner, there is nowhere more perfect.
Twin/double (11' x 10') with smart en-suite bathroom and wc.
Twin/double (10' x 9') with en-suite shower-room and a separate wc outside the bedroom.
(20' x 13') Attractive room with two vast, comfortable sofas, windows and balcony looking towards the Face de Bellevarde. Separate kitchen.
Meals - Chalet Squaw Valley, 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.