Make the most of the mountains at this peaceful 5* chalet just minutes from the slopes
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,790 to €5,790 per week
- Location: Villards-sur-Thônes - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 870 m
- Outlook: North-East
- Sleeps: 16
- Official classification: 5
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 10
- Number of bedrooms: 6
- Number of double beds: 5
- Number of single beds: 2
- Number of bunk beds: 2
- Bath/shower rooms: 6
- Shower(s): 6
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 5
- Separate toilet(s): 1
- Floor area: 310 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 4
- Dining seating for: 16
- Parking spaces available: 6
- Town centre: 3.4 km
- Ski slopes: 6 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 3 km
- Hot tub
- Ski store
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 16
- Place settings for: 32
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Bottle warmer
- Coffee Machine: Filter, Pods (Dolce Gusto)
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Baby bath
- Baby bath seat
- Baby step
- Baby changing table / mat
- Bath toys
- Non slip mat
- Toilet seat adaptor
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby intercom
- Baby/children’s bed linen
- Night light
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Flat garden
- Outdoor dining table for: 16
- Outdoor dining seating for: 16
- BBQ: Gas
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 8
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 3000 m2
- Terrace: 120 m2
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 7
- Temperature: 37 ºC
- Billiards/pool table
- Table football
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- Baby gym
- French TV
- Xbox console + games
- Total TV screens: 7
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Stair gates
- Electrical outlet covers / safety sockets
- Locked cupboard for cleaning products
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lake: 20.1 km
- Train station: 27.1 km
- Nearest supermarket: 1.5 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Pétanque area
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Cheques vacances accepted
- Car recommended
- Animals not welcome
- Non-smoking rental
IMPORTANT: if you decide to book Chalet Buhel together with Chalet Kitz located nearby, please be aware that none of the property's dining table can accomodate more than the capacity of each rental, mainly for safety reasons, to prevent any damage and to respect the home managers and staff cleaning’s job. Thank you for your understanding.
PLEASE NOTE that the maximum occupancy of the property is 15 people. In accordance with the fire safety regulations, the property complies with the provisions of the January 31, 1986 decree (later amended) for residential buildings. Therefore, although the property has beds for 16 people, the maximum occupancy of the chalet must not exceed 15 in order for it to comply with the provisions of the decree of 22 June 1990 related to establishments that provide public access;
Please note : the barbecue is available from May to October.
Please note : Making sure you have a unique holiday, we offer conciergerie services : extra cleaning, delivery of bread and croissants or preparation and breakfast service at the chalet. For further details please contact us.
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About Chalet Le Buhel
This beautifully renovated 5 star chalet comes from the owners of the popular Chalet Le Kitz, next door. Larger groups of up to 25 (max 22 adults) will be able to book both chalets together.
Situated in Villards-sur-Thônes, just a few minutes from the main road between Thônes and St-Jean-de Sixt, the chalet is ideally placed for exploring the ski stations of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, as well as the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy.
Chalet Le Buhel is in a quiet location and makes the most of the fabulous views over Mont Lachat, Tournette and Le Lachat de Grand Bornand. There’s a lovely sunny terrace with a hot tub, and the property is then open to fields and forest, making it a great place to walk or cycle from.
Although the garden is open, there is little or no passing traffic, so children can explore and play safely.
Please note although Chalet Buhel is visible on the google map below, neighbouring Chalet Kitz, a project built several years ago by the same owners, does not display yet. You can see both properties in the exterior photos for both.
A private road leads up to Chalet Le Buhel, which enjoys a very peaceful locations with breathtaking mountain views.
As you enter on the ground floor, you'll find a useful ski store, laundry and stairs to the technical room. There is also a vast family ensuite bedroom on this floor, with a bunk bed and attached bathroom.
Stairs lead up to the main living area, which is open plan. The stylish fully-equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook for 15 people, and there's a large dining table with views on to the terrace and beyond to the mountains - a great place to enjoy an apero as the sun sets, or perhaps a vin chaud as you watch for shooting stars... The cosy living area has a television and a wood-burning stove.
There's another double en suite bedroom on this floor, as well as a separate toilet with washbasin.
On the second floor you'll find a pool table and a large en suite bedroom with two twin beds and a pair of bunk beds - ideal for a family or children. There are three more en suite double bedrooms on this floor, two of which open on to the sunny balcony.
The mezzanine has been designed for children, with a TV corner and a play area.
The great use of space in this chalet and spacious bedrooms make it a great choice for a large family group. Kids will love having their own space, but the large living area is the perfect place to get together to relax or share a meal.
Winter sports fans who want to escape from the bustle of modern ski resorts will find Chalet Le Buhel the perfect refuge.
Situated in Villards-sur-Thones, between La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, you can ski somewhere new every day. Your Aravis ski pass also covers the Manigod area, giving you 220km of pistes of varying levels to explore, as well as extensive off-piste action. Cross-country skiers will discover trails from nearby St-Jean-de-Sixt, just a few minutes drive from the chalet.
Non-skiers are well catered for too, and can go ice skating or swimming in La Clusaz where the heated indoor and outdoor pools are open all year round, or try snowshoeing, sledging, dog-sledding and sleigh rides.
At the end of the day, return to Chalet Le Buhel for a meal before relaxing in the jacuzzi under the night sky. What could possibly be better?
If you're looking for a summer break, Chalet Le Buhel is perfectly placed, putting you a short drive from the Aravis mountain range.
At the nearby village of St-Jean-de-Sixt, just minutes from the chalet, you can try the Bun-J ride, a cross between ski jumping and bungee jumping! Other more traditional pastimes are available too - marked footpaths crisscross the mountains, or you can explore by mountain bike or on horseback.
There are indoor and outdoor swimming pool complexes in Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and Thônes, or if you’re looking for something a little more challenging, there are climbing schools, via ferrata routes, tree-top adventure parks, canyoning, white-water rafting and paragliding all nearby.
Less than an hour from Geneva airport, the property is between the ski resorts of the Aravis and the medieval lakeside town of Annecy, which offers a unique mix of shops, restaurants, galleries, markets and museums. Lake Annecy, said to be the cleanest lake in Europe, is a great place for water sports, swimming, cycling or just relaxing on the beach.
Back at Chalet Le Buhel, there is plenty of scope for children to explore, while you catch some sun on the stunning terrace, relax in the hot tub or fire up the barbecue for dinner.
If you would like to be among the first guests to enjoy all that Chalet Le Buhel has to offer, check our calendar to find out when it is free. If you need a little time, we can hold the property for you for 24 hours while you check with the rest of your party. But don't wait too long - this superb chalet is sure to be just as popular as its neighbour, Chalet Le Kitz!
“A haven of peace”
— Eric P.
“Very nice chalet!”
— Brice L.
“A really lovely holiday”
— Guillaume L.
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 09h30
Full list of features, inclusions, activities, nearby points of interest and special conditions:
For bookings cancelled at least 6 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will be refunded. For a cancellation after this, any amounts already paid will be forfeited.
COVID-19 Cancellation Protection included
In the event of COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property includes cancellation protection - get a credit note for 100% of the amount paid, valid for 27 months.
Villards-sur-Thônes - La Clusaz
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A charming French market town, set in the heart of Reblochon country, Thônes offers a perfect mountain escape.
Close to the ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, winter sports enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with world class skiing, snowboarding and more.
In summer you’ll find a huge choice of activities, including walking, mountain biking, tennis, swimming, canyoning and much more, while beautiful Annecy is just 20 minutes away.
- Ski slopes6 km
- Nearest ski bus stop3 km
- Town centre3.4 km
- Nearest supermarket1.5 km
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“A newly renovated, wonderfully comfortable large chalet in calm surroundings , yet close to ski resorts.”
This large authentic chalet for up to 15 people is spread over 310m2 and three floors. It is in the process of being completely renovated and will be ready for guests for the summer of 2018.
Chalet Buhel is located in a tranquil setting with spectacular mountain views. As it's not far from St Jean de Sixt, winter guests wanting to ski or snowboard have great access to the Aravis ski resorts of Grand Bornand and La Clusaz.
Those more interested in exercising closer to home can instead head out on snow shoe walks from the door of the chalet in winter, or in hiking boots/ on mountain or road bikes in the summer.
The huge terrace is an ideal spot from which to take in the ever-changing views and relax and chat over coffee or dinner with friends and family. Or you may prefer the view from the relaxing comfort of the jacuzzi on the deck, available all year round.
The 2000 m2 parcel of land surrounding the chalet makes for a great outdoor playground, especially as there is no through traffic, the only road around is the road then drive leading to the chalet!
There are six en suite bedrooms, and lots of extra spaces in the chalet so that guests can spread out and discover their favourite place to be; catch up with the latest bestsellers in the lounge by the fireplace, head up a floor to the pool table, have fun in the exterior jacuzzi. Kids will love the games room on the mezzanine at the top of the chalet.
The ski room is equipped with boot driers, and hanging/ drying space, always really appreciated by sports enthusiasts. There is plenty of parking, and if your holiday is planned around a special celebration or event, with lots and family and friends in mind, Chalet Buhel can also be rented with neighbouring Chalet Kitz (Kitz +Buhel)
Both properties have been designed by and are owned by the same owners, Sophie and Damien, who have been running holiday rental properties for a long time. We have only ever had great feedback from their guests who in particular praise the spacious comfortable bedrooms, and the way Sophie and Damien set their properties up with guests in mind.
The total capacity of both properties is 25, with a maximum of 22 adults.
So if you are looking for new, spacious, very comfortable accomodation with good access to, but independence from the hustle and bustle of La Clusaz and Grand Bornand, take a look at Chalet Buhel, it could be the chalet for you!
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From the owner
As Aravis locals, we love our region and look forward to sharing it with you.
As Aravis locals, we love our region and are looking forward to sharing it with you!
After we built Chalet Kitz, we started renovating the old farm next door, which dates from 1836.
Damien set to work designing a spacious and comfortable chalet, respecting the traditional architecture of the old farm. Two years later, Chalet Le Buhel was finished! Situated in the quiet unspoilt hamlet of Grand Champs in the heart of the Aravis, this little corner of paradise is the perfect place to recharge your batteries.
You’re just 6km from the ski stations at La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, 3km from the supermarket, bakery and sports shops and 20km from the lake at Annecy.
Our two chalets can be booked together as Kitz-Buhel to accommodate up to 25 people – the perfect place for a group holiday or a family reunion. The name is a nod to my brother, Thomas Mermillod Blondin who won medals at Kitzbuhel, the legendary Austrian station known for its heady downhill!
We look forward to welcoming you to one or both of our chalets, and we will do everything we can to make sure you have an unforgettable holiday!
Sophie and Damien.
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“A haven of peace”
Perfect harmony between the spacious living rooms and the more intimate rooms for each couple. The property is perfectly equipped for a relaxing holiday. Great housekeeping.
— Eric P. Jul 2021
“Very nice chalet!”
Beautiful and well-appointed chalet. It's in a remote, quiet location.
— Brice L. Jul 2021
“A really lovely holiday”
A really lovely stay for the third year running, with snow and sunshine. Everything at this chalet is superb, and the owner is always helpful and welcoming
— Guillaume L. Mar 2021
“An amazing stay in this gorgeous chalet”
Everything is planned and thought out to make you feel at home during your stay: enough cutlery, plates, and glasses, top-notch appliances, complete small equipment (coffee maker, fondue, raclette ...).
The chalet is clean, functional, bright, tastefully decorated, and well designed with plenty of space so even a big group feels comfortable.
The playrooms delighted children (and adults).
Sophie and her husband are available when needed.
The arrival at the chalet was easy thanks to a key box. Departure is requested a bit early but that is the price to pay to have the chance to find an impeccably clean chalet on arrival!
Thank you for this perfect welcome. Nothing is missing for a good group holiday.
— Eric S. Feb 2021
“Very beautiful, spacious and comfortable chalet”
This chalet is very spacious and comfy. It's also well equipped for the whole family. And let's not even mention the terrific location!
— Émilie M. Feb 2021
“Wonderful chalet with all the amenities”
The bedrooms are large and the mattresses are very comfortable. The jacuzzi is top notch, and Sophie the owner takes great care to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
— Ludovic B. Dec 2020
“A charming chalet in a gorgeous environment!”
Great holidays with my family, in this lovely chalet with all required equipment. The owner was very welcoming and proactive (a small issue was sorted immediatly). And what a view! We'll be back for sure.
— Mieke B. Sep 2020
“A great stay after several months of lockdown”
We had a very pleasant stay in August 2020 at Chalet le Buhel. It is spacious, tastefully decorated, very clean (perfect in this time of Covid) and surrounded by nature. Our arrival and the follow-up communication from the owner was really good, we were even able to access the chalet before the indicated time, Sophie was charming! A big thank you also to her for her overall service to guests: our well-being was her priority. Well done!
— Romain B. Aug 2020
“Everything was perfect”
Very tasteful decoration, exceptional comfort, very well equipped property. Very good reservation follow-up, easy communication and a flexible and easy arrival procedure. Leaving a little early but to give more time to the household in these times of COVID.
— Stéphane C. Jun 2020
“Chalet with very high standards ”
Perfect for a with with your extended family, everybody had their own personal space. Thanks again and see you again soon.
— Fabienne M. Dec 2019
“Chalet le Buhel is simply a pleasant surprise. ”
By the pictures you wonder you are going to stay at a clean and organized place to have fun and relax. But by the time you get there you realize it is a lot more than you imagined. The owner is extremely organized and seems to think of each detail to provide you a wonderful stay. All the house is equipped with high standard technological devices and appliances. The playing room for kids and the adults common area are superb. Living room and kitchen are so cosy and functional. I super recommend it for a big group since it is a 6-bedroom house. Sophie is such a kind hostess. Thank you!
— Renata D. Nov 2019
We really loved the luxury of the chalet, the view, the spacious rooms on different levels.
There are lovely towns to visit and nice places to start walking from.
— Steven B. Aug 2019
“A really comfortable chalet and a super holiday”
We spend our holiday at Chalet Le Buhel with friends and some young children. The chalet is amazing: new; superbly equipped (children's games room; pool table; table football, kitchen, spa etc). We had everything we needed, and Sophie is very welcoming and has plenty of ideas and advice about the area. We loved the spectacular view, being close to a supermarket and shops, and to Annecy (20 minutes). We strongly recommend this chalet. Thank you Sophie for the welcome.
— Antoine J. Jun 2019
“The best chalet”
Chalet le Buhel is by far the best stay we've had EVER.
The place is so welcoming, spotlessly clean (which is very rare), and perfectly equipped. Sophie is so nice and attentive.
We loved the beautifully designed chalet, the abundance of bathrooms and showers, the equipped kitchen very spacious.
We recommend this location with all our hearts!
— Mor S. May 2019
“Top quality accommodation in a great location”
A chalet with great amenities, an unforgettable holiday and accommodation that had everything we needed. Total comfort and a great view The owner is very attentive to his guests and very helpful. We had an excellent week.
— Eric L. Apr 2019
“A very lovely holiday in this superb, well equipped chalet”
Thanks again to the owner for his helpfulness and the little welcome gifts. We will be back.
— Guillaume L. Mar 2019
We had a fantastic stay in La Clusaz and at Chalet Le Buhel! The chalet was just perfect for our family, with a fully accessible main floor including a bedroom and bathroom (one of us is wheelchair-bound), comfortable beds, a kitchen that's better equipped than our own, cosy and well-decorated throughout, lots of toys for the kids to play indoors in bad weather and a great garden to play outdoors in good weather. Thanks for a great holiday!
— Tijl D. Mar 2019
“A magnificent holiday”
The chalet was great, even though there were 16 of us! There's everything you need and more. A big thank you for the welcome and the little extras.
— Florence F. Feb 2019
Great chalet, with everything you could possibly need. Excellent week with silly amounts of snow.
Sophie the chalet manager was always on hand to help with anything if needed. Thanks again.
— Laurence S. Jan 2019
“What a great welcome!”
Our host was wonderful, the house simply beautiful... We loved everything of our holiday at Chalet Buhel. We really enjoyed our stay here. It's by far the best chalet we've ever stayed in. We'll be back!
— Ирина Jan 2019
“An unforgettable holiday”
I'd like to thank Sophie again for her welcome, and for the care taken in decorating this superb chalet. If you are looking for an unforgettable holiday, this is the place to come. The chalet is very comfortable and is a great place to spend time with friends and family. Everything is arranged to make sure you have a memorable holiday. We loved the fact that every little detail had been thought of, and that everyone had their own space. A special mention goes to the hot tub, which was a bonus. We loved the skiing and the ski stations.
— Anne D. Dec 2018
“A superb holiday in a superb chalet”
An excellent stay in this magnificent chalet! It's the ideal place for a weekend with friends and children. The location is perfect for a great break - I recommend it!
— Cécile T. Nov 2018
“A wonderful week”
Many thanks for the wonderful week we had in your charming house.
For us and the kids it was a perfect holiday.
The house had everything to relax and to enjoy for adults as well as for kids.
The nice decorated rooms, perfect beds and great space for every one gave us a perfect stay.
After a long walk, to relax under the stars in the outdoor jacuzzi, was just fantastic!!
We loved this very big and clean chalet, with nice views , and enough space to live with two families.
Things we liked in the area: The mountains, the city of Annecy, Le Grand Bornand, Chamonix and all the other beautiful places in the area.
For anyone who wants to book this house, it will exceed your expectations!!!
— Frits V. Oct 2018
“A dream vacation!”
We have just returned from one of our most enjoyable and memorable vacations with our family of 12 members ages 74 to 8. The chalet fulfilled all our expectations and more, and everyone asked when we are going to travel to your chalet again. The spacious bedrooms, the excellent mattresses and blankets, the bathrooms, the very well- equipped kitchen, the comfortable living room, the large dining table, the play area for the younger ones, and most of all the deck with the jacuzzi: all were absolutely perfect. The weather played a major part in allowing us to eat breakfasts on the dining table on the deck each morning, and the amazing view from every corner of the house, all helped make it a dream vacation. Many thanks for everything. We hope to return to your place next year.
— Gilbert W. Sep 2018
We had a fantastic week in a beautiful, new and high standard chalet. Buhel is tastefully decorated and well equipped . The view from the decking is great and the hot tub and pool table were lots of fun. We know the area well and it's well located to explore the mountains and lake Annecy.
The owner Sophie was very friendly and helpful, and we hope to return.
— Nicola D. Aug 2018
“Beautiful location, fantastic facilities, perfect holiday.”
This is a truly spectacular chalet where attention to details and impeccable taste result in a superb experience!
— Subhani W. Aug 2018
We were a group of four families who had an unbelievable holiday. The chalet is super comfortable and very well equipped, not to mention the magnificent tranquil setting. Definitely to be repeated. Thank you, and well done for this magnificent project.
— Constantin D. Aug 2018
“A first that's worth repeating”
We were lucky to be the first guests at this magnificent chalet. We had a magnificent week where everything was very well designed for our group of 12 adults and six children. The facilities were just perfect, the children's games room and the billiard room, not forgetting the hot tub under the stars - a pure joy. We recommend it, and probably to be repeated!
— Didier L. Jul 2018
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