La Ferme du Soleil in Le Grand Bornand is a wonderfully authentic alpine property complete with open log fires, comfy sofas, magnificent views and top class service & cooking. The chalet is located on the mountainside (so it truly is ski in ski out) on a sunny north west facing slope - it's the highest chalet in the resort and enjoys late afternoon sun long after the valley floor has been cast in shadow. The many returning guests each year (the property has been under the same family's ownership for 20+ years) love the 'undiscovered' nature of skiing in Le Grand Bornand and the unrivalled ski access.
The ski area, which is shared with La Clusaz, offers 90km of slopes in the local area and well over 200km in the wider Aravis ski domain (all of which is covered under one lift pass).
When you arrive in resort you will need to get dropped off at the Ski Service ski hire shop in Chinaillon village. There you will change into ski gear and pack your luggage into the waiting 4x4 to be taken up to the chalet later in the afternoon. Once dressed and luggage has been deposited guests will then fit themselves out with skis and boots before heading to the nearby chairlift (you need to pay for one ride up locally - it's less than 10 euros). From the top of the chairlift it's only a short and easy ski to the chalet's front door, where your staff will be waiting to greet you. Your luggage will be driven up to the chalet by a member of staff later that afternoon.
If you are a non-skier you will need to get the gondola up the mountain from Le Grand Bornand. From the top of the gondola it's a flat(ish) walk along the snow of 10-15 minutes to the chalet (make sure you wear suitable snow walking shoes or boots). Your luggage can be taken by the rest of the group who are skiing to the chalet and left at the Ski Service ski hire shop for collection by the chalet staff.
The chalet sleeps 12 adults plus two children under 12 years old. The chalet can also accommodate additional infants or small children with cots. The standard set-up is, 4 x double bedrooms, 2 x twins and 1 x bunk room for two children. Other configurations can be arranged so please enquire for more details. Each bedroom has its own contemporary en-suite bathroom. Rooms 5 and 6 form a separate suite of rooms which are accessed from one door from the main chalet. The bathroom is joined to the hallway and each bedroom (twin and bunks) is accessed from either side of the hallway. Although there are no single rooms you can book a double for single use and pay only a very reasonable supplement of £200 for the week. Please note that if you wish to share the chalet with other guests you must book at least 8 people.
Please note that there is no smoking permitted within the chalet.
La Ferme du Soleil is just how you imagine an alpine chalet to be - a traditional wooden property, surrounded by snow on a sunny slope and with fantastic far reaching mountain views. It's also ski in ski out and just over one hour's drive from Geneva Airport.
- To piste/lift:
- Ski-in / ski-out
- To centre:
- More than 800 metres
- Bathroom ratio:
- Very good
- TV and DVD player. Wi-Fi internet connection. Heated ski and boot room. Luggage collection from the village by 4x4.
- Ski hosting:
- Hot tub:
Prices per person for 7 nights
|16 Dec 2018||Fully Booked|
|23 Dec 2018||Fully Booked|
|30 Dec 2018||Fully Booked|
|06 Jan 2019||Fully Booked|
|13 Jan 2019||Fully Booked|
|20 Jan 2019||Fully Booked|
|27 Jan 2019||Fully Booked|
|03 Feb 2019||Fully Booked|
|10 Feb 2019||Fully Booked|
|17 Feb 2019||Fully Booked|
|24 Feb 2019||Fully Booked|
|03 Mar 2019||£830||‐||Enquire||14||NO|
|10 Mar 2019||£830||‐||Enquire||6||NO|
|17 Mar 2019||Fully Booked|
|24 Mar 2019||£830||‐||Enquire||14||NO|
|31 Mar 2019||Fully Booked|
|07 Apr 2019||£750||‐||Enquire||14||NO|
|14 Apr 2019||Fully Booked|
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The information below refers to the travel options that can be provided by the tour operator as part of a ‘package’. If the tour operator does not offer the travel option of your choice we may well be able to buy it in for you at a supplement. Please speak to one of our sales consultants for further advice and help with regards travel to and from your chosen resort.
- Departure day:
- Travel options:
- No travel included
- Daytime train:
- Overnight train:
- Tax de sejour is payable locally
- Room 1: double with private (not en-suite) bath and wc
- Room 2: master twin/double with en-suite bath and wc
- Room 3: double with en-suite bath and wc
- Room 4: double with en-suite bath and wc
- Room 5: children's bunk room (shares bathroom with Room 6)
- Room 6: twin with private (not en-suite) bath and wc
- Room 7: double with en-suite bath and wc
Included in Price
- Breakast including cooked options daily (buffet breakfast on staff day off)
- Afternoon tea daily
- Three course dinner with complimentary wine (6 nights)
- Driver service to get your luggage to and from the chalet