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Traditional and spacious living room
The living room seen from the balcony doors Relax in our huge garden with furniture, hammock and picnic table
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12 reviews
Traditional and spacious living room
The living room seen from the balcony doors
Relax in our huge garden with furniture, hammock and picnic table
Magical colouring in the snowy twilight
Brevent and Flegere make a spectacular backdrop on one side of the valley
Wood fired, cedar tiled barrel sauna with outdoor shower for summer
The sauna in winter
Kitchen with big pine table
Log fire in kitchen
Downstairs bathroom is a wet room with walk in shower and exposed granite walls
The mazot is a charming self contained bedroom for two - perfect for peace and quiet
Inside the mazot
Mazot en-suite in slate and granite
Upstairs bathroom has double sinks, shower, bath and separate WC
The Dru - seen wreathed in clouds - from the balcony
Mont Blanc from the front bedroom window
Winter sunset from the garden
Cool drinks on the balcony
On the balcony in the evening
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Chalet -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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cg297
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Luxurious chalet with lovely owners who pay great attention to detail”
Reviewed 26 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

I can now see why most of the other reviewers are returning visitors to Chalet La Foret. I am almost reluctant to write too exuberant a review in case the chalet gets all booked up before I get my 2016 booking in!

For me, there are two things which make it stand out from your typical self-catered alpine chalet.

Firstly, Martha is an absolute delight to deal with. From the moment we contacted her to enquire about the chalet, she has replied to every email promptly and made us feel like no question/request is too big or small. Just one example - when I emailed to ask if they had weighing scales for baking in the chalet, she replied by asking me if I liked this particular model and that she would purchase it if we did. We really got the sense that Martha and Nick genuinely cared about all the little details to ensure that we had a good holiday. Also, Martha and Nick clearly have good relationships with other business owners in the area which meant that we benefitted from their recommendations for a ski guide (Neil Hitchings was fantastic!) and airport transfers. After a bad experience with another chalet last year, we loved having trustworthy and excellent chalet owners to liaise with.

Secondly, the chalet is absolutely beautiful and furnished tastefully and luxuriously. From the fairy lights to the lovely bed linen to the le creuset crockery to the cow print cushions. I particularly loved the herringbone throw and will shortly be ordering it from my local John Lewis! It's almost a shame we spent so much time skiing and didn't just spend the whole week relaxing in the chalet. The hot tub and sauna were also big plus points for us.

Downsides - the two downstairs bedrooms were small and not at all sound-proofed from one another (but I wonder if this could be addressed by covering up the gap in the door between the two rooms). The room with the bunk beds also didn't have any hanging facilities (even some coat hooks would have been nice). Also, compared to other places we have stayed in before, the chalet felt a bit isolated. Which is part of the charm, but it meant it was more difficult to just pop to the shop or to the boulangerie for a breakfast croissant.

Date of stay: January 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Emily B
Aberdeen
2 reviews
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“Beautiful, luxurious chalet”
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Four generations of our family spent a wonderful Christmas at the Chalet La Foret. The chalet is in a brilliant location, close to the Flegere ski lift, Chamonix town centre and the main road that runs through the valley, with stunning views from the garden and forest walks all around.

The chalet is very luxurious (awesome hot tub, sauna, very comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, etc) but also very homely. Everything was provided for our 10 month old baby which was absolutely fantastic.

Nick and Martha are great hosts and strike the perfect balance between being welcoming and friendly and letting you have the space and peace to make yourself truly at home.
We really didn't want to leave and would definitely come again.

Date of stay: December 2014
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jan 2015
Thank you so much, Emily, it was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family! I am so glad you all enjoyed yourselves and hope very much to see you back in Chamonix in the future.
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Konstanti...
Moscow, Russia
1 review
“Parents with kids fond of skiing in Chamonix”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Thus chalet is a truly wonderful place helping you having the best impression of Chamonix. Located in the magical forest with no neighbors around - makes you feel you are not in the crowded resport but in the remote place away from it all. Very nice feeling of privacy and great views of the forest and mountains. And all this - in 10 minutes driving from the Chamonix center.
Chalet is originally very beautiful, made according to all local traditional standards with huge beams and nice wood and also very comfortably renovated with a great taste.
The small Mazot in the yard is a real gem for a couple - small, but incredibly cozy and wil all amenities!
We have managed to fit in the chalet a big family with many kids and spent a truly comfortable and great 10 days. It was our third time in this chalet in the last 3 years and we will be happy to come again.

Date of stay: March 2014
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Liked best: Very private location in the forest and great standards of the chalet
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
23 Jan 2015
Thank you so much - it is always a pleasure to have you and your lovely family stay with us!
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Johan776
Richmond, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A hidden gem in paradise”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Chalet la foret is exactly as described, a great chalet with everything that is needed. It is conveniently located in a very private area with a view that takes your breath away, and within walking distance from Chamonix. We have stayed there for four years in a row and have always returned happy.

Furthermore, Nick and Martha are excellent and very friendly hosts - i would recommend anyone to stay at Chalet La Foret.

Date of stay: February 2014
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Liked best: everything - we love Chamonix, as well as Chalet La Foret
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
23 Jan 2015
What a lovely photo! Beautiful snow in the garden. Thank you so much for the review and we look forward to seeing you again!
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