Chalet La Varlope is located between Chatel and La Chapelle d'Abondance on the River Dranse. The apartment offers good quality, spacious and flexible accommodation. The chalet is set back off the road with plenty of parking and has great views from a large, sunny balcony. It is easy to access year-round.
Prices are for 7 nights, although longer and shorter lets will also be considered - please ask! Towels and bed linen are not provided but can be hired on request for 20 Euros per person. End of stay cleaning cost to be confirmed at time of booking (c 100 Euros).
The accommodation comprises a fully-equipped, two-bedroomed apartment on the first floor, with a third, large en-suite bedroom located on the ground floor (* please note this room has separate access via garage to outside, so may not be considered suitable for smaller children).
We consider short breaks and non-standard arrival / departure dates too, and we also have other accommodation in the locality - please just ask!
Visitors have the use of the garage for storage of equipment (great for skis or mountain bikes).
The south facing balcony is equipped with a canopy providing shade for outside dining.
There is parking for a maximum of three cars (please note: car park is shared with the owners of two other, smaller apartments in the chalet).
Supermarket 500m from chalet.
Locality/Travel: The alpine village of La Chapelle d’Abondance has several excellent restaurants, including an excellent micro-brewery 'Le Fer Rouge", which is approximately 25 mins walk along the river path. The many bars and restaurants of Châtel are also within easy reach (3km).
Tourist offices in both La Chapelle and Chatel for information; Supermarket: 0.7km; Nearest airport – Geneva (65km/40 miles); Nearest ferry port – Calais (500 miles); Nearest railway station – Thonon les Bains (35km); Car: recommended.
La Chapelle d'Abondance in the summer: The summer offers warm temperatures and clear alpine air. The area is renowned for its hundreds of kilometres of walking and mountain biking tracks, with chairlift facilities providing access to the mountains where there are many cafes and restaurants. Portes du Soleil is now considered one of the best mountain biking locations in Europe.
There is an excellent indoor/outdoor swimming pool and spa facility in Chatel, 'Forme d'O' and there are tennis courts within walking distance of the chalet.
Towns such as Annecy, Geneva, Evian, Yvoire, Montreux are within easy driving distance for day visits.
The chalet belongs to the local area's 'Multipass' scheme, offering huge discounts on a wide range of summer activities (including free access to the swimming pool in Chatel and free chairlift access for walkers).
The chalet is in a great location. It is within easy reach of the pistes in the winter and there's plenty to do for all the family in the summer too.
The accommodation is flexible and we can offer a variety of rental rates depending on the size of your party - please ask for details. We also have other accommodation nearby.