We aim to make "fabulous" happen

Great family ski holidays are about much more than just skiing

Welcome to La Grange au Merle, a retreat full of warmth and character for families and friends. The ideal chalet from which to experience skiing in this stunning mountain scenery, whilst enjoying gourmet food and wines.

Beautifully set amongst the traditional alpine chalets of Châtel, this newly renovated historic farmhouse boasts luxurious catered accommodation for 10+ guests.

La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets - a luxury catered chalet

We aim to make "fabulous" happen

Great family ski holidays are about much more than just the skiing.

La Grange au Merle is our newly renovated traditional farmhouse chalet with luxurious accommodation for 12 to 15 guests.  Enjoy wine tasting in our private carnotzet, relax in the hot tub and sauna or adventure out for a nightime mountain fondue. Beautifully set amongst traditional alpine chalets and the beneficiary of new lifts and runs, discover in Châtel one of the best kept secrets of the Portes du Soleil ski area.

Loving Families

For families to have a great holiday, everyone needs to have fun! Professional and flexible childcare covers ski school pickups and afternoons spent sledging or playing in the snow.

Luxury refurbishment

Elegant interiors with traditional farmhouse character. Unwind in the hot tub or sauna, chat around a roaring fire and dine at the crafted dining table overlooking the Mont de Grange.

Personal Attention

Attention to detail creates special experiences. A professional chef, exquisite chalet service, resort chauffeur and bundles of exciting recommendations form unforgettable memories.

Exciting activities

On and off-piste or guided snow shoeing in peaceful forests.  Husky sled rides, cheese making, biathlon or the Fantasticable.  There ideas to fill your time are endless!

Fabulous chalet

Every room has bespoke design features to create a magical character: from the children's little snug in the mezzanine to the built-in boot warmers in the wooden panelled entrance hall.  

Luxurious holiday

Our professional staff will take care of you. There will be treats from the Chef, select wines and craft beers from our cellar.  Relax in the hot tub, sauna, by the log fire or in the sumptuous bedrooms.


Engaging resort

Châtel offers great skiing and boarding for everyone.  Families enjoy the tree-lined pistes, Freestyle parks entertain the acrobatic and the adventurous attack the black runs and off-piste.

A traditional farm chalet in the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, La Grange au Merle has been completely renovated ahead of the winter season 2016/17.  The chalet's new design welcomes guests into a retreat full of warmth, comfort atnd style set in traditional Savoyard character.

The first floor with sofas and fireplace

Soak up the Alpine views from the open plan living space.

Dining table

Enjoy freshly prepared cuisine with friends and family.

The TV room

Take a time-out in our cosy TV snug and library.

Hot tub with champagne

Relax  in the outdoor hot tub with all day sunshine.

Each of the six tastefully decorated bedrooms and family suites have access to an en-suite bathroom.  Throughout you will find Egyptian cotton bedlinen, fluffy towels, bathrobes, slippers and luxurious toiletries.  The Sonos music system delivers your choice of music to each room.

Master bedroom

Le Crocus

Main family bedroom

Les Pommes Vertes

Mezzanine bedroom

Le Grenier

Les Marmottes

Les Marmottes

bunk beds

Les Pommes Rouges

Twin beds

Le Thym

Find the room that's best for you

Special Amenities

In addition to standard amenities here are a few special features  we would like to highlight.

Professional Staff

Our professionally trained Chef, experienced ski Chalet Manager and Chauffeur will take care of you each day.  So much that you may not want to ski!

Your Private Residence

Think of this as your private retreat.  Our staff live nearby giving you the space, peace and tranquility of your very own chalet.

Sonos Music System

Controlled by the Sonos app for your smartphone everyone can set the music in their own room to suit their mood.

Private Resort Chauffeur

Choose when and where to go throughout the day. The Châtel lifts are just a few minutes drive.  Pick up from the village or want to go sledging?  Just call!

Private Wine Cellar

If you wish to explore beyond our four delicious house wines, our 'carnotzet' is stocked with premium wines and craft beers. Tasting evenings are an additional treat!

Hot Tub & Sauna

Relax in our outdoor hot tub while overlooking the snowy valley, perhaps in the rays of the setting sun, or bask in the steamy heat of our indoor sauna.

Children's Play House

The safe and enclosed garden around the chalet is perfect for snow man building, while the children's alpine playhouse is a perfect spot for tea parties.

Bespoke Design

Each of our rooms has been specially designed to blend traditional materials and modern luxuries, creating individual character.

"One would almost want to not say too much about the chalet in case it is rented to someone other than us next year! Warm, beautiful, spacious, quiet."

Pelletier (March 2016)