I’ve just returned from the family holiday of a lifetime in Samoens, France, the freshest most picturesque part of the French Alps (the French proudly describe it as one of their monuments historiques).
I took a family group of ten to enjoy the penultimate week of the ski season, which is the best of both worlds: skiing in the morning, and sun lounging and lake walking in the afternoon!
We stayed with Absolute Alpine, a luxury chalet company who cater for those looking for that extra special something in their summer or winter holiday adventure. The chalet (La Grande Ourse) was just perfect for us all (spacious yet cosy/comfortable) and we didn’t have to lift a finger at all, particularly during breakfast, lunch or dinner - we simply glanced over at the menu on the black board and waited happily for our next gourmet meal. This meant we could spend even longer in the hot tub after an arduous (and often hilarious) day’s skiing. No complaints there!
Sam and Steve, the couple behind Absolute Alpine were just amazing. They ensured our stay was of the highest standards. They took us to and from the ski hire shop/bubble each day, and offered unlimited assistance whenever requested. We travelled with our three 1/2 year old daughter and they were very understanding of our additional needs as parents.
We would love to return every year, twice a year (summer and winter). Fingers crossed we will...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We’re a family run, chalet company offering two luxurious fully catered chalets for ski and summer holidays in Samoens, French Alps. Our two chalets cater for groups from 4 to 21 guests.Each of our adjacent chalets have its own hot tub and plenty to entertain the whole family (UK TV, DVDs, CDs, Nintendo Wii and more). ... more less