- Room Type:Entire Apartment
- Max Guests:5
- Min Stay:7
- Pets Allowed:No
- dining area
- satellite / cable
- video library
- cd player
- dvd player
- local maps
- sofa bed
- wireless internet
- clothes dryer
- linens provided
- iron & board
- towels provided
- hair dryer
- washing machine
- cooking utensils
- 4 ring stove
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- sight seeing
- eco tourism
- bird watching
- horseback riding
- living room
- dishes & utensils
- coffee maker
Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops
This new luxury ski apartment is situated by the ski slopes in the traditional Savoyarde Village of Les Houches, entrance to the Chamonix Valley at the foot of Mont Blanc. It’s virtually ski in ski out with the ski lifts Bellevue Cable Car and Cha …
We have just returned from our best family holiday ever.
We drove from the UK, via the tunnel, to Les Houches. The journey was excellent and very easy. Les Houches is just minutes from a main motorway, so access is not a worry anytime of year. We went prepared with shovel and snow socks, but didnt need them.
The apartment is lovely. It has everything you could ever need, plus lots of homely extras like DVDs and board games. The SKY TV with english channels were great too. We are a family of 5, and found the apartment spacious enough and perfect for our needs. Janet the owner is very friendly, and happy to answer any questions, and provides you with lots of information.
This was our first ski holiday, and found Les Houches perfect and beautiful. The apartments are so well designed for skiers, with ski lockers etc. The apartment is central in Les Houches, just minutes from ski lifts, shops, ski hire shops and restaurants.
We used the ESF Ski School for ski lessons in the mornings. Again we would recommend. We all went from complete novices to competent skiers in a week.
We ate at the pizzeria near Bellevue, which do very tasty pizzas. They also do takeaway.
I would recommend this apartment very highly. It is amazing, and we will certainly be returning!
We stayed for one week at Chalet Whymper (Sept. 2012) and it turned out to be the perfect location for us to explore the Mont Blanc area. It was our first trip to the French Alps and this chalet was everything we had hoped for. Janet was (is) an excellent host, kindly answering emails before as well as during our stay. The apartment is roomy, with lots and lots of storage space. The bedroom was plenty big and the bed super-comfortable. The kitchen rivaled my own at home, with every implement you could want, and more! We enjoyed being able to eat in after a long day out and just relax while looking at the mountain views. Comfortable couches in the sitting area plus the two balconies helped make this apartment welcoming and homey.
The area is quiet, but there are plenty of amenities nearby -- tourist office, specialty markets, a small supermarket, ATM -- all within easy walking distance. We were fortunate to have only one day of rain, so we did lots of hiking. Chamonix was an easy 10-minute drive, making it convenient to get to the major lifts. All in all, I would recommend Chalet Whymper without hesitation, and will definitely stay here again should we decide to return to this beautiful part of the world.
We had the most amazing holiday in Les Houches. The apartment is located in both a convenient and idyllic setting, with views (and balconies) to enjoy the mountains from both the main living room area and the bedroom, which both help to create the feeling that you really are ‘staying in the mountains’. You have the choice of ascending the mountain via Belle Vue (cable car) lift which is literally a stones throw from the apartment. The chair lifts are also just as close (of which you need to take 3 consecutive lifts to the top) or alternatively you can climb the mountain via Le Prarion (Gondola) if you are driving or don’t mind taking the bus less than a mile, parking is free so there is no need to worry about that. Again Ski-hire is situated very close to the lifts (a stones throw from the chalet) and skis were kept there overnight for convenience on the days we didn’t take the car to Le Prarion. The resort is challenging enough, although also provides learning areas to attempt skiing for the beginners. As this was our second ski-ing trip to Les Houches we decided to hire a car, we found the scenery so wonderful the first time around, we wanted to explore nearby towns which were accessible via a short car journey. However, the region also has free buses and trains which are excellent links to Chamonix and the nearby towns. On snowing days there is plenty to do from bowling to climbing, spas, wandering around the shops in nearby Chamonix. The supermarkets are also reasonable and not far from the apartment. I have no doubt we will holiday here again in this apartment, it had everything you could wish for from a skiing holiday. Close to the airport, slopes, lifts, ski-hire, towns to peruse the shops and more importantly boulangeries, patisseries and restaurants to try out! It really was the perfect place to stay for us. My husband is keen to try it in the summer and trialling the mountain bike trails.
If you book this chalet you will not be disappointed. Janet the owner can not do enough to ensure that you have a lovely holiday and you have all the information you need. I certainly intend to return, whether that is for Skiing in the winter or Mountain Biking in the summer.
Sarah, Michael & Florence Wafer
We (family of four), spent a nice & quiet week at Chalet Whymper in June 2011. The apartment is just as described in the websites with the kitchen well equipped (includes a microwave which is not mentioned in the websites) & rooms with enough storage place for everything. All the reviews written here stand true. Views from the balconies, especially the bedroom balcony are fantastic. But the best part of the home is- Janet! . Right from the time we came across this home till our last day there, she was a great help, very friendly & quick with tips and recommendations and always in touch through mails.
Les Houches is a beautiful place. Do not miss the goodies at Boulangerie - Eric Jacquier. A trip all the way up to Aiguille du Midi is a must on a clear day! We enjoyed the best mountain view of our life there! Parc de Merlet is interesting for families with kids. Restaurants Le Basilic in Les Houches and Casa Valerio in Chamonix are well recommended. Cha Cha Cha at Avenue Ravanel le Rouge is the best place to buy some wines to take back home.
We plan to revisit Chamonix some time later as one week is too short a time for this beautiful place. One thing's fixed for that trip- this very apartment again!
My experience was excellent from the moment I booked the aparment. The owner was helpful with all the practical information and the customer service was nothing short of excellent.
The apartment is excactly as advertised if not better. Everything one could possibly need to be comfortable is provided. The internet connection was invaluble to me and it worked flawlessly.
All the hiking maps provided were excellent, and I carried one around with me the whole week for reference. The litlle blue book on Mont Blanc walks is the best one, I used it all week and never went wrong.
The location of the apartment is close to all the recreational facilities, shopping and transportation. I used the gondola right next door and the hiking trails on the top of the mountain were numerous, and very scenic. One can stroll on level ground, or hike into the mountains. I bought some goat cheese directly from the shepard on the mountain, and it was delicious.
I would recommend this apartment without any reservations and I would definetly stay here again.
Chalet Wymper was exactly as described and much more. The directions & instructions from the airport were really helpful. The facilities in the chalet are excellent, there is everything that you could possibly require. It is spotlessly clean and well maintained. Perfect holiday location Summer or Winter. It is close to ski lifts (only a few minutes walk) and shops.
Les Houches is a super place for a family to ski. We experienced great snow and very peaceful family friendly slopes. Good mountain restaurants on the slopes with beautiful views over the valley.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the chalet Wymper to a friend or family. In fact we booked again within days of returning home! This is all the recommendation required.
We had a wonderful time at the apartment :-)
Everything was so neat and lovely...
Tout est prévu dans les moindres détails pour les locataires. Tout l'appartement est décoré avec beaucoup de goût et la terrasse est un endroit superbe aussi, avec ses jolies chaises, son banc, sa table... et même des coussins prévus dans une armoire!!
Notre fille était tout aussi enchantée.
Les hôtes apportent également beaucoup de soin pour informer, aider, conseiller les arrivants; l'organisation est tout simplement parfaite.
Thank you again!
With our kind regards.
This was a great find. Probably the most well equipped self catered place I've rented. It had everything plus more! The decor was modern and fresh, it was clean on arrival with a welcome bottle of wine. It also had the most amazing and powerful shower!! The sofa bed was really comfy and easy to make up. Its only a 2 minute walk to the gondola and to where you need to buy lift passes, lessons and hire shops. There is also a regular bus which stops near the chalet to take you to the other gondola at Prarion. The supermarket is about a 10 minute walk which was well stocked and had everything we needed.
The owners were really helpful prior to going sending us really useful information with directions from Geneva etc.
Overall we had a really positive experience and really enjoyed staying in the chalet and will be back!
The apartment is a rare find in the mountain area, as almost all the others are...well, in my opinion, ugly. This one has a very nice style, good quality furniture and appliances. Everything you could need is at hand. Even it is not so big you have plenty of space and all is very functional.
Very central and comfortable also because of the garage in the basement.
The owner is extremely helpful and a very very nice person. I never rented such a well organised apartment, everything is very well explained and all rental logistics are so precise and simple!
In short, I very much recommend this home away from home, it's really a rare opportunity to have a holiday in all comfort and style for a very correct rental rate!
Thank you so much for all your great help and care!
Sonnige, zentral gelegene Ferienwohnung in Les Houches.
Chamonix ist in wenigen Minuten mit dem Auto zu erreichen, Busanschluss ist ebenfalls gegeben. Die Ausstattung der Wohnung ist neuwertig und genügt sehr hohen Ansprüchen.Die Wohnung ist mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet und so richtig zum Wohlfühlen, Der Südbalkon mit Aussicht ist ein Genuss. Einkaufmöglichkeiten in ca. 3 Minuten zu Fuß zu erreichen: Bäcker, Metzger, Käse- und Tabakladen Cafebar sowie Restaurants. Supermarkt und Touristikinfo in ca. 10 Minuten ebenfalls zu Fuß zu erreichen.Bellevue-Seilbahn gleich nebenan. Weitere Seilbahn in wenigen Minuten Entfernung. Also alles super. Sehr empfehlenswert!!!!!
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