Burrowed between mountains in a quiet valley, you’re surrounded by pretty chalets and a sweet chapel. Inside there’s a big open plan space for cooking together on the range and a sociable table to gather everyone around. Bedrooms have views and on the terrace you’ll find a hot tub.
A fire welcomes you and there’s a hamper with the essentials, or you can have full chalet board – ideal if you’re skiing. In summer hire bikes (there’s plenty of storage space) and cycle along quiet roads, play tennis just down the road and eat outside on the terrace.
Little ones can be kept entertained in the riverside play area with pony rides or a turn around the ice rink. Chamonix has very smart shops with all the gear for taking on those slopes on skis or on a bike.