Chalet du Pre Fleurie is an elegant and homely lodge near Châtel on the French-Swiss border. Sitting just above the village in a serene wooded location, this four-bedroom-house is the perfect place to stay for your skiing holiday offering the ideal mix of adventure and relaxation.
The area is well-known for having amazing sunlight late into the day which you are able to enjoy from the balcony and your own outdoor hot tub after a busy day on the slopes. Even from inside the house, you can experience views of the surrounding trees and mountains from every window. The stunning vistas blend seamlessly with the alpine-style interiors of the chalet, creating a relaxing and natural feeling environment for your stay.
Situated just below the beautiful chalet is the village of Châtel which is accessible by a free shuttle bus if you don’t feel like walking down. Châtel is a great central hub from which you can access the surrounding ski resorts which make up the Portes du Soleil circuit. There are 12 resorts in the circuit, dotted around the hills of Switzerland and France, offering a huge 286 slopes for you to try out.
If you feel like staying local to Châtel itself then you will have plenty to do to fill your time. Obviously skiing is the main attraction in the area, and everybody is catered for, from experts to those with limited mobility and there are even ski schools which specialise in teaching children. Beginners should try out the slopes of Super-Châtel which you can access by ski-lift from near to the chalet; this area has great resources with snow parks and ski schools available. If you are a confident skier, you could head out to the Linga sector which has some more challenging slopes on offer, you could also hire a local guide to show you some of the great off-piste skiing available in the Linga area if you are feeling adventurous.
The chalet is right next door to Chalet la Chaux, so if you are travelling in a large group the two chalets could accommodate all of your party.
For a break from skiing, you can head into the village which has plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars for you to unwind in. Here you could try regional cuisines, shop for souvenirs or just stock up on groceries for your evening meal. There is also a bowling alley and a cinema in the village if you want to spend a few evenings out there.
For larger parties it is possible to rent sister property
Chalet La Chaux (sleeps 10) virtually next door - please follow the link for more information.
Chalet du Pre Fleurie is in a residential area filled with rustic ski chalets, sat above the village of Châtel. The traditional alpine village is just a 20 minute stroll from the house and has all of the amenities you could wish for (there is also a shuttle bus from a bus stop just 50m away).
In the village you are spoiled for choice by the number of fantastic eateries; from casual cafes to gourmet restaurants. Whether you wish to have a quick pizza before crashing in front of a film for the night in the chalet, or you want to make an evening of it sampling local delicacies. The village may have a traditional feel, but there are still plenty of bars here to head to after your meal so that you can unwind after a busy day.
Châtel is a brilliant base for a ski holiday; slopes and facilities to suit all needs can be accessed from the village via a number of lifts. For the seasoned skier, you could head to the steep, wooded slopes of Chavanette or go off-piste with a guide in the challenging Linga area. For those just starting out, head to the quieter slopes in La Chapelle and Super-Châtel where you will find more gentle pistes and lessons for beginners.
If you want to head out for the day to see more of the surrounding area, then Lake Geneva is a beautiful place to visit and you can easily spend the whole day there. After a drive of 45 minutes, you will find yourself on the border between France and Switzerland at the shore of Western-Europe’s largest lake. A lovely town to stop at is Montreux which a Swiss lake resort and is famous for its annual jazz festival. If Jazz is not your thing, you could take in the scenery on a boat trip before eating dinner in a cosy lakeside restaurant.
|Good news! This property is available as Fully Catered Ski Chalet!|
With an Excellence Luxury Villas ski holiday, at this chalet you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:
- Meet & greet service
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests, so for every ski chalet in our collection we can arrange those optional extras that make it a truly memorable ski holiday.
Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Airport transfers
- Ski & lift passes
- Ski hire delivery service to your chalet
- Ski school (and childcare services)
Extras available at this property (payable locally):
- Fridge stocking
- Wine/Champagne delivery
- Meal delivery service
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!