My wife and I had never heard of the small town of Courmayeur when we started planning a trip to Italy several months ago. And Chalet Plan Gorret was nowhere on our “Radar Screen”. But the lure of Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc) and adding the mountain to our itinerary changed that forever. The mountain is spectacular in many ways, the town is picturesque, and the Chalet allows you to enjoy them both. The Chalet is located in the small hamlet of Plan Gorret (about ½ mile up a hillside from the center of town; i.e. very convenient). It faces Monte Bianco and from our room we could enjoy the view any time of the day. Paola (the owner (since 2012) and host) is very friendly and strives to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Her assistant, Rose (an exemplary employee that anyone would want on their team), checked us in, helped us with our luggage, and made sure that everything was in order. We were very pleased. The Chalet is very clean and our room had a firm comfortable bed, ensuite toilette and shower, plenty of room for clothes to be unpacked, a TV, a small refrigerator, windows that faced the mountain, and a small balcony. This was exactly what we had hoped for and was exactly what had been shown on the Chalet’s website (there were no surprises). Also, there is a restaurant associated with the Chalet that provides very good meals at reasonable prices. Maurizio (Paola’s brother) is the chef and he does know his craft. We ate at the restaurant both nights of our stay (the first night was because it was convenient and we did not want to drive back down to town; but, the second night was because the food was excellent and the menu very varied with daily specials). Well worth it and not having to drive to and from another restaurant in town late into the evening was a definite plus. Nicole (Paola’s husband) ensured that the restaurant ran smoothly and also served as the “go-to “person to have any dinner specials described (his English was a lot better than our Italian). By having all family members involved in pleasing guests and making their stays enjoyable we have no doubt that this will be a successful B&B and Restaurant for many years to come. We offer our thanks to Paola, Rose, Marizio, and Nicole for making our visit to Monte Blanco and the Courmayeur area a complete joy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With only 6 comfortable rooms, this is a typical mountain chalet immersed in the rich green of an ancient pine forest. In the 1987 had a total reconstruction on the model of the ancient “Chalet Plan Gorret” existing since the 1900’s.The warm welcoming of the staff, the splendid views of the majestic massif of Mont Blanc, the natural atmosphere of the forest all around and will offer you a complete relax experience. ... more less
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