A Luxury Ski Chalet in Châtel

La Grange au Merle was completely renovated for the winter season of 2016/17 to create a new luxury catered ski chalet in Châtel.  The chalet's new design welcomes guests into a retreat full of warmth, comfort and style set in traditional Savoyard character.  Into this beautiful setting Clarian Chalets delivers a luxurious catered ski chalet service throughout the winter providing guests with a new base from which to access the vast Portes du Soleil ski area.

The chalet's original charm and ambiance is retained throughout, maintaining La Grange au Merle's authentic atmosphere. However the renovations have added all the home comforts you could wish for. From a steamy hot tub and sauna to roaring fires in the grate, La Grange au Merle will ease your mind and relax your body.  See our creation in the ski chalet Gallery.

The first floor with sofas and fireplace

Open Plan Living

The first floor is the heart of the chalet, with a south facing and open plan living space. Take in the amazing alpine views while you enjoy the cocktail bar, feature log burning fire or settle in the dining area to eat and drink with friends and family. Open the Sonos music app on your smart phone and set the background ambience in any of the rooms.

Dining table

Kitchen & Dining

Our bespoke crafted larch dining table comfortably seats a party of twelve while also remaining intimate with two adults either side.  There is a lovely ‘chef's table’ beside the kitchen which is great if children need to be fed separately.  The kitchen itself overlooks the living area with rustic wooden panelled drawers and black granite work surface surrounding a substantial traditional style range.  Modern amenities are not forgotten - microwave, double door fridge freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, dish washer and wine cooler are all present.

A bedroom inside our luxury catered ski chalet


Each of the five tastefully decorated bedrooms have access to an en-suite bathroom. All open on to the southerly balcony or a garden terrace with the exception of the mezzanine bedroomwhich sits beside the library and children's den. Throughout you will find Egyptian cotton bedlinen, fluffy towels, bathrobes and luxurious toiletries.

The TV room

TV Snug & Library

A dedicated TV snug is home to a large television with a selection of DVDs, games, toys and craft supplies. On the mezzanine a library offers a peaceful space to select a book or magazine and access the internet.

The view from the hot tub

Hot tub, Sauna and more

For relaxation after a hard day on the slopes soak in the outdoor hot-tub, unwind in the sauna or indulge in a massage. For those wishing outdoor fun, gardens surround the chalet with our alpine playhouse, ‘Crystal de Neige’, being irresistible to those with a sense of play and imagination.  Follow the link for the full Clarian Chalets Experience.

playhouse in the snow

Parking, Garden and Châtel

Along with spacious accommodation over four floors and garden, there is also a convenient covered garage for two cars located beside the property.

The centre of the bustling village of Châtel is a two minute drive by our chauffeur or pleasant stroll away, with a tempting selection of aprés-ski bars, shops and restaurants. Surrounded by majestic scenery and alpine chalet architecture it is an ideal location for an unforgettable ski holiday experience.

Read our wonderful guest reviews to discover how much they enjoyed themselves at our chalet in Châtel last year and check out our current availability.

Floor by floor layout


Mezzanine bedroom

Le Grenier
A warm and spacious double bedroom with en-suite.

A retreat offering a selection of books, magazines and iPad dock station with printer.

Kids' Snug
A cosy little hideaway for the little ones.  Don't tell anyone... it's a secret!

First Floor
Ground Floor
The Caves