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Chalet Isobel - Luxury self-catered chalet

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum 
Chalet
Chalet Isobel is a gorgeous ski chalet in an excellent location, boasting a seamless mix of traditional alpine charm with contemporary style. With all the facilities of luxury modern living, the chalet has been carefully designed to provide mountain lovers with every comfort. *** SLEEPS 8: Four elegantly styled luxury bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. Each of the 4 bedrooms feature luxurious duvets, pillows, fresh white linen and fluffy towels. *** VERY CLOSE TO THE SLOPES: Ski back to within 250m from the chalet. Ski bus stop directly outside chalet. 500m walk to main Linga gondola. Part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, with over 650km of pistes. *** OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA - LOG FIRE: Located on the 1st floor, the living and dining room has retained its original log fi...Chalet Isobel is a gorgeous ski chalet in an excellent location, boasting a seamless mix of traditional alpine charm with contemporary style. With all the facilities of luxury modern living, the chalet has been carefully designed to provide mountain lovers with every comfort. *** SLEEPS 8: Four elegantly styled luxury bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. Each of the 4 bedrooms feature luxurious duvets, pillows, fresh white linen and fluffy towels. *** VERY CLOSE TO THE SLOPES: Ski back to within 250m from the chalet. Ski bus stop directly outside chalet. 500m walk to main Linga gondola. Part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, with over 650km of pistes. *** OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA - LOG FIRE: Located on the 1st floor, the living and dining room has retained its original log fire, and has been designed to offer the perfect blend of the old and new. A large balcony runs the length of the south-facing chalet, offering stunning views over the garden, valley and mountains. *** FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN: Kitted out with all the equipment and utensils that you'll need, the kitchen is also part of the open plan living space on the 1st floor. Oven, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer, coffee machine, microwave. *** MEDIA DEN: The media den is on the 2nd floor, and is the perfect hideaway for children and adults alike. The den has a smart TV, allowing you to watch anything that is online (or anything on your apple or android device). Bluetooth music speakers allow you to listen to your favourite tunes. We've also got a table football, as well as a load of board games for all the family! Perfect for relaxation. *** HOT TUB AND LARGE RIVERSIDE GARDEN: Relax in style in our outdoor 8 person hot tub jacuzzi, overlooking our large south-facing beautiful garden which leads down to the river. *** CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS: Nearest restaurant is only 25m away. Shops and restaurants at Linga only 500m away. *** PARKING: Private parking available for 3 cars. *** SERVICES AVAILABLE: We can arrange for you (at additional cost): - private transfers from Geneva airport (only 90 minutes away); - ski/ snowboard hire (discounted prices, and delivery to the chalet available); - ski lessons; - resident rates on breakfasts and evening meals at the wonderful Le Renard restaurant which is next door to Chalet Isobel
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
4 Doubles
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Ian L
Hosting since May 2016
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe have an agent in Châtel who can deal with any requests in-resort (or any other information you need when you are in Châtel). We give you the door access code prior to your trip, for easy access to the chalet. We are always available to answer any questions you may have over email!

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Liane R
Liane R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
a lovely chalet
We are a party of two families and just got back from a week staying in this lovely chalet. It is warm and comfortable and the kitchen is incredibly well equipped. The snug was perfect for our teenagers to call their own leaving the adults to make the most of the lounge and log fire. We arranged a food order delivery from Sherpa which was waiting for us at the front door when we arrived, and took several of our evening meals next door at the Renard (they no longer provide breakfast for guests, hence the Sherpa order). I can confirm the food at the Renard is just as good as everyone says! The bus stop is opposite and it isn't far to walk to the nearest (Linga) lift anyway. Having the river at the bottom of the garden means you hear the sound of running water rather than road noise too. Hot tub set to a warm 40degC, bliss!
Visited February 2024
Written 28 February 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amanda Y
Amanda Y
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superbly located chalet for a summer or winter getaway
We had a wonderful summer family break at this perfectly located chalet. Easily accessible to the town of Chatel as well as mountain biking, hill walking, swimming in nearby lakes or skiing in winter. We made the most of the Portes du Soleil multi pass which gave us access to lifts on the mountains in the area, as well as discounts to many activities and free entry to mini golf and swimming pools, among other things. The chalet itself is very well appointed, clean and comfortable- a home away from home. It has the added bonus of a hot tub in the garden and a river running though the back of the property, as well as a restaurant next door. We look forward to a return visit.
Visited July 2022
Written 28 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global690751
Global690751
We are really happy that you enjoyed your family holiday so much at Chatel Isobel. Please come again!
Written 4 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard Y
Richard Y
Edinburgh, United Kingdom16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely chalet in stunning scenery
We stayed at Chalet Isobel for 5 nights in July 2022. The chalet is lovely: cosy and comfortable with all the mod cons. The hot tub in the garden is a real bonus. There is a lovey river to cool off in at the base of the garden too. The location is great. Easy access to pretty Châtel village with its multitude of cafes and restaurants but also easy access to the chairlifts (via bus or car) that allow you to easily explore the region on foot or bike. Will definite return and highly recommend for families or adult groups.
Visited July 2022
Written 28 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global690751
Global690751
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much!
Written 4 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Harriet B
Harriet B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous chalet
Had a wonderful holiday at this chalet. Loads of space and so close to the lifts. Hot tub a real treat too. Definitely will go back!
Visited January 2022
Written 7 March 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global690751
Global690751
Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed it.
Written 4 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CatRuth41
CatRuth41
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect family friendly chalet, just a few minutes walk from the ski slopes.
Chalet Isobel is a beautiful chalet in an amazing location just a few minutes walk from the ski slopes.There is a wonderful hot tub, where you can relax after a day on the mountains. If one evening you fancy a night off cooking, you can head into the restaurant located right next door to the chalet. The self catered chalet is spacious, has a relaxing lounge area and a well equipped large kitchen. There is plenty of space on the ground floor for storing all your mountain sports equipment too. A great place to stay for your mountain adventures.
Visited February 2022
Written 20 February 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global690751
Global690751
Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, the Le Renard bar and restaurant next door to Chalet Isobel is fantastic! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much.
Written 27 February 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

zoemcmaster
zoemcmaster
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Classy Chalet in charming Chatel
I recently stayed at Chalet Isobel and cannot recommend it enough. It has really convenient access to the slopes and is in a great location in the gorgeous town of Chatel. The chalet is extremely well equipped, and it was so nice to come back from a day on the mountain and curl up in front of the fire! The hot tub is an extra bonus and it was truly magical to be able to relax under the stars at night with the views of the mountains above. It would be a perfect option for a family or two if they want a ski holiday where they can escape to the snow and have a comfortable and spacious base where they can spend evenings together. Highly recommended.
Visited January 2022
Written 17 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global690751
Global690751
Yes - it really is fantastic in the hot tub at night! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Chalet Isobel so much. Please come again!
Written 27 February 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rémi G
Rémi G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magnifique séjour
Nous avons passé un séjour en famille très agréable dans le chalet Isobel et ainsi pu profiter pleinement de nos vacances. Idéalement situé pour organiser des sorties randonnées ou VTT. Jacuzzi très appréciable après une bonne journée de marche. Le chalet est joliment meublé et bien équipé. Les propriétaires sont charmants. Nous reviendrons sans hésiter !
Visited July 2020
Written 24 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global690751
Global690751
Merci pour votre merveilleuse critique du Chalet Isobel. Nous serions ravis que vous reveniez nous rendre visite !
Written 27 February 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SmartGuy152
SmartGuy152
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfy, clean, stylish and super convenient!
What more can I say?!? Chalet Isobel is all of the above. The chalet itself is really cool; a good size and very well kitted out. The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are done up to a really nice standard and the living room was so cosy with that terrific log burner. The boot room downstairs was so warm, our gear was always toasty and dry when we headed out in the mornings. And The actual location is great too. You can easily walk to the nearest lifts but if you want to head slightly further up the valley, it is a quick and easy drive to the free parking at the next set of lifts. All in all, we had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be returning if we manage to find some availability! Thanks for a wonderful holiday.
Visited December 2019
Written 16 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global690751
Global690751
This is a fantastic review - thank you very much! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Chalet Isobel so much.
Written 10 August 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dan M
Dan M
United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous Chalet
We very much enjoyed our summer week at Chalet Isobel. The location benefits from having a car although the centre of town is only a 20 minute walk away and bus stops are close by. In winter the nearest chairlift is an easy flat 5 minute walk away. The Chalet itself was fabulous and the biggest compliment is probably that it felt like home straight away. It’s comfortable, cosy, spacious, well equipped and the hot tub was well used throughout our stay. We’d not hesitate to return, and highly recommend Chalet Isobel, and Châtel.
Visited August 2019
Written 18 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global690751
Global690751
We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay at Chalet Isobel so much - thank you for your recommendation and this great review!
Written 20 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PaddyM
PaddyM
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mr
Visited in July 2019. Great location close to better lifts in the resort, babbling brook at the end of the garden and short hop into town Centre one way and supermarket the other for conveniences. Chalet is very well maintained with top notch finishings. Beautiful deep and large bath in the room I stayed in. The summer walking was good but will certainly be back for the skiing in winter now. Makes a great self catering option for a large family or two smaller ones.
Visited August 2019
Written 2 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global690751
Global690751
Many thanks for this great review. We are delighted that you liked Chalet Isobel so much.
Written 4 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Things to do
  • Skiing available
  • Cycling areas
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
Sion Airport
24.1 mi

Geneva Airport
34.5 mi
Restaurants
La Table Savoyarde
15 min

Restaurant Fleur de Neige
13 min

Le Renard
0 min

Bistro M
12 min
Attractions
Les Gets
13 minSki & Snowboard Areas

TORR Snowboarding
6 minSki & Snowboard Areas

Fantasticable
9 minScenic Drives

Lac De Vonnes
11 minNature & Wildlife Areas
About the neighbourhood
Châtel is a beautiful village in the French Alps full of spectacular scenery and traditional mountain charm. It’s situated at the end of the picturesque and rural Abondance valley and set between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc. Not far from the Swiss border at 1200m above sea level, Châtel has grown over the years from a small farming community to become a world-class ski resort (as well as a very popular summer destination). Despite this, Châtel remains an authentic perfectly preserved mountain village. Although well known by the French, Châtel is a hidden treasure for many others, with an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the Alps, sitting in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in the world.
Getting around
Chalet Isobel is located with the River Dranse running past at the bottom of the garden, and it's surrounded by the mountains of the beautiful Abondance valley. It's very close to the skiing, ski shops and restaurants of the Linga area of Châtel - which accesses some of the best skiing in the whole of the Portes du Soleil. - Very close to 650km of pistes - Ski back to within 250m from chalet. - 500m walk to main Linga ski lift. - Ski bus stop directly outside chalet. - Vast Portes du Soleil ski area on doorstep.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
One of the great attractions of a holiday in Châtel is the ease of getting here. With Geneva Airport only 90 minutes away, and excellent motorway and rail links, it's one of the easiest resorts to get to all year round. FLIGHT OPTIONS If you choose to fly into Geneva Airport (82km away) there are several airlines to choose from including EasyJet, Jet 2, British Airways, FlyBE and Swiss Air. You can also fly to Chambery (97km away) or Grenoble (188km away). AIRPORT TRANSFERS - PRIVATE OR SHARED MINIBUS Transfers from Geneva Airport are available 7 days a week during both the winter and summer season. There are a number of excellent transfers companies based in Châtel. We recommend the following: - Professional Transfers - Chalet TransferS AIRPORT TRANSFERS - BUS Two buses run on Saturdays during most of the winter season - book them online at the Altibus website. Transfer time approx 2hrs. Cost is roughly €60 per adult return (cheaper prices for groups of 4 adults). Child is half adult rate (5-10yrs). Under 5s travel free. Change bus at Thonon for Châtel. Alternatively, check out Autocars SAT. FLY/ DRIVE This is a great option - and definitely the best way to get here from Chambery and Grenoble airports. Although Châtel has an excellent free bus service, having a car gives you even more flexibility when getting around the resort and sightseeing around this area of France and Switzerland. If you wish to hire a car from Geneva we recommend you hire vehicles from the Swiss side of Geneva airport. The Rental Cars website is a good place to find your car. We have private parking for 3 cars at Chalet Isobel. BY RAIL Travel to Thonon-les-Bains SNCF railway station (TGV – high speed train). Transfer from there to Châtel by bus (40kms). Information and bookings at the SNCF website Alternatively, travel to Aigle or Monthey railway stations (Switzerland). Transfer to Châtel by taxi (25kms). Information and bookings at the CFF website. SELF DRIVE Bringing your own car gives you maximum flexibility for your ski or summer holiday. Once you have crossed the channel either by ferry or euro tunnel the distance from Calais to Châtel is around 550 miles which can be done in one day (although a two day trip with a stop off on route is recommended). Take the A6 motorway via Macon followed by the A40 motorway towards Geneva. Exit at Annemasse, Thonon, Châtel. From Northern Europe, access via the Swiss motorway towards Martigny. Exit Portes du Soleil, 20 minutes from Châtel. Find the best route on Google Maps or the Via Michelin website. We have private parking for 3 cars at Chalet Isobel.
Activities nearby
Skiing availableTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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