Luxury Catered Ski Chalet

La Grange au Merle is our newly renovated traditional farmhouse chalet with luxurious accommodation for 12 to 15 guests.  Our professional staff are your chef, your concierge and your chauffeur.  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

Childcare to make your little ones laugh with family care for the parents to love.  We know that for a family to have a great time, everyone has to have a great time!

Luxury refurbishment

Stylish interiors with sumptuous finishing, inside traditional alpine architecture, define La Grange au Merle.

Personal Attention

With a personal chef, exquisite chalet service, resort chauffeured transfers and bundles of exciting recommendations, we will attend to all of your holiday needs.

Many 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.

Checked upholstered chairs and bespoke dining table with antler light overhead

Enjoy our chef's amazing 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 five 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 the standard amenities these are a few special features that we would like to highlight.

Professional Staff

Our Michelin trained Chef and experienced ski Chalet Host will aim every morning to provide you a fantastic day.  So good, you will almost not want to ski!

Your Private Residence

Think of this as your private retreat.  Our staff live out (but nearby!) giving you the 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.

Chauffeur Piste Transfers

Every morning we will run you to one of the Châtel lifts in just a few minutes.  In the afternoon the return journey is just a phone call away.

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 garden around the chalet is a great area for playing in the snow and we also have a delightful mini-chalet just for the children.

Bespoke Design

Each of our rooms has been specially designed, a blend of traditional materials and modern luxuries, evolving a character of its own.   Discover your favourite space!

"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)