Les Gets, quite possibly one of the prettiest resorts in the Alps, is quickly catching up with some of the more known resorts with exclusive luxury chalets. With its Savoyarde charm and traditional French feel, Les Gets’ own ski area is perfect for families. However, by skiing up and over the Pleney mountain into Morzine you can then cross the village to take the Super Morzine Gongola which opens up the vast playground of the Portes du Soleil. With over 650km of pistes and large areas of off-piste terrain there is plenty of skiing and boarding for experts too. We look at some of the best Morzine and Les Gets luxury chalets below.
Morzine, slightly better known than its pretty neighbour, is now also a contender with having some of the swankiest chalets around. Outdoor pools, cedar sauna huts buried in snow and Michelin trained chefs are what’s to be expected in a chalet with a self playing grand piano, an indoor slide from its bar to its snooker room, or a cinema complete with its custom cashmere snuggle rugs. OK, so the village hasn’t got Hermes or Chanel but why go into the village to shop when you’re staying somewhere incredible – you’d would be hard pushed to even have to drag yourself out to go for a ski!
The fairly fledgling The Boutique Chalet Company are certainly putting their stamp on the luxury chalet market and have been expanding at a rapid rate throughout Morzine and Les Gets with chalets like Ferme de la Corderie. The Ferme du Moudon which was made famous by the television show, Grand Designs, is everything you would expect from its pedigree. And then there’s the food, oh the food, totally designed to suit you and your tastes, there is no set weekly menus in this kind of chalet. The talent and imagination of the chefs working in the Morzine and Les Gets luxury chalets make you feel so lucky you’re there.
I’d love to go but I can’t fill a chalet I hear you say? Well this winter season for the first time, The Boutique Chalet Company are offering their ‘Boutique Weeks’. You get exactly the same service as you would if you had booked out the entire chalet but you can book by the room to share with other guests – a great way to make new friends and live in alpine luxury for a fraction of the cost!
The privately run Ferme de Montagne in the La Turche area of Les Gets is certainly not to be over looked. With its 2 to 1 staff ratio you know that you are going to be pampered. Included in the price is also a ski guiding service which means you don’t even need to look at a piste map! This boutique chalet hotel has thought of everything. There is even a well stocked pillow menu to ensure that guests have a perfect night’s sleep. This attention to detail in the service and the inspired culinary offerings are what draw returning guests back each winter. Short stays are entirely possible during low season weeks so why not book a romantic short break at the Ferme de Montagne?
After the success of the Chalet Grand Corniche in Les Gets, Consensio have taken on Chalet Jejalp in Morzine which is the ultimate chalet to get away from it all. From the minute you enter the chalet with your very own slippers lined up waiting for you, you know you’re going to be very well looked after – and who doesn’t want to quaff champagne while having your skis and boots fitted in the chalet? Waking up in a Consensio chalet is the ultimate in indulgence – you tell your chalet host the night before your tea or coffee choice and they’ll wake you up with it, and even open the curtains for you if you like.
The luxury doesn’t stop when you leave the chalet either, Les Gets has some fabulous mountain restaurants. Don’t let its exterior put you off as Chez Nannon serves the best Cotes du Boeuf and La Paika is worth a trip for BBQ giant prawns alone. Sunday lunch at Le Grandes Ours on the ‘locals’ mountain of Mont Chery in Les Gets, is a hidden gem – the views over to Mont Blanc are simply stunning.
If you would like to stay in one of the Morzine and Les Gets luxury chalets that we feature above please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.