A very peaceful location, with excellent views from all the rooms and balconies. Very comfortable, with a lovely little bar (a little too nice for some). The ski hire folks came to the chalet and fitted us on-site, and came to collect at the end of the trip. No queueing in ski shops for us, and no lugging the kids equipment around!
The free ski bus stops at the property, and delivers to the Super Chatel lift.
This provides access to the vast Portes de Soleil ski area, with a huge amount of choice available for all levels. We signed our kids up to the British Alpine Ski School for lessons with British instructors in the morning, and then happily spent the afternoon with the kids, easily reaching Morzine, for example. They were particularly keen on “The Stash” with it’s jumps and bumps in the woods. They were novices when we arrived, but were confident on some of the black runs by the end of the week.
The runs were surprisingly very quiet, especially considering it was Easter (barring the odd bottleneck here and there) but I’m told this is because most of the big British tour groups don’t use Chatel as a base. As a result, the village retains a small town atmosphere and does not feel overrun.
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.
February 2016My five grandchildren had room to play together without disturbing the adults and we were happy to be all around a large table….. The children’s home in the garden was a very joyful discovery. It really is lovely for children.
Thankyou we had a lovely week in your beautiful chalet.
I have never been more relaxed returning from our holiday at Clarian. The chalet is beautiful and comfortable, the food delicious with easy access to the slopes and town. We had a great family holiday enjoyed by children and adults equally, I would thoroughly recommend a holiday there and hope to make it back there again.
We had a brilliant stay in La Grange au Merle with our family of 3 children under 10. The chalet itself was beautiful and comfortable with en suite rooms and a clever set up which will allow different configurations of family and other groups. The chalet staff were friendly and cooked very tasty and varied meals every evening and the cakes that waited for us on our return from the slopes were great. The views across the valley to the mountains from the large sitting room (and hot tub outside) were spectacular. The skiing itself was totally hassle free. Our transfers from Geneva were painless, ski lift passes were waiting for us on arrival, the ski hire company came and fitted our skis in the chalet and the chalet was a short 10 minute stroll away from the village centre where there were some great, friendly bars and restaurants. One of the bonuses of Chatel is that it feels like a real town rather than just a ski resort. Overall, we had a great time.