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Chalet in Chamonix - Le Vieil Ours

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Le Vieil Ours

Chalet 1 with 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are double-suites with bath and shower and 2 bedrooms, one of which has twin beds or a double bed, and a bathroom, 2 toilets, a beautiful, equipped open-plan kitchen, and living room.

About the property

Chalet in Chamonix

Wonderful new chalet with all mod cons to accommodate families and friends. Its beautiful terraces are exposed to sunlight all day long and feature stunning views of Bossons glacier, the Dôme du Goûter and the Mont Blanc. The street that leads to the chalet is easily accessible by car. You do not have to take meandering roads or find yourself stuck in the traffic to arrive to the resort. Our chalet is located in a strategic position in the centre of the ski area. On one side, Les Houches, on the other side, Chamonix ski resorts. In addition, it is near the town centre and shops that are a few minutes away. We tried to do our very best. We offer a warm ambiance, a comfortable and practical space, and bedrooms for everybody (you will not have to step over a person sleeping in the living room). Each bedroom features a 160-cm bed. Two bedrooms are equipped with two 90-cm beds (upon request can be joint in a 180-cm double bed). High quality bedding is included. After a day of sports, you can relax in a spacious shower or whirlpool bath (only in the "Le Tappeur" bedroom). There is hot water for everybody. To cook an excellent soup in the chalet, you will find a fully equipped kitchen with high quality induction hobs, adjustable according to the saucepans, a dishwasher, ovens, and a combined microwave oven. While cooking, you can have an aperitif and drinks around the beautiful oak table and fireplace. There is a central electric heating system. You can rest in your private peaceful space. The bedrooms and the living areas are well insulated due to thick walls and boards. There are also electric shutters in each window. We love the comfort and we think you will too. In the garage, there is parking, and storage space for shoes, skis and bicycles. There are 2 wardrobes with numbered lockers for your personal effects, those that you never know where to accommodate (glasses, gloves, hats, helmets, trekking shoes, rucksack...). Outdoor parking for 2 cars. Early in the morning, after your breakfast, with view of the majestic Bossons glacier, you can reach the places you have planned to visit without using your car. In Chamonix, the ski resort is ski-in ski-out. You can use your car to go there or the shuttle service that is 50 m (for real) from the chalet. Thanks to the shuttle service, you can reach the centre of Chamonix and the ski resorts, at the foot of Brévent, Grands Montets. For example, you can go down 500 m to the bus stop that takes you to the other side of the Les Houches ski resort. We hope that you will spend a delightful stay here.

Property Manager
Brigitte Bureau
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, portuguese
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
4 January, 2017

About Brigitte Bureau

We are 3 friends that accepted the bet of building a mountain chalet. We are architects, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, and entrepreneurs. We like mountain activities, both in summer and winter, and at all levels. We wish to share our love for nature, sports, cultural holidays or relaxation and shopping.

Why Brigitte Bureau chose Chamonix - Mont Blanc

This chalet has been a challenge. We did the best with our resources. Before lodging in our own chalet, we stayed in other rentals that were not comfortable, with small beds and old showers. That is why we decided to build a luxury chalet and paid particular attention to the bedding, and comfortable bathrooms, as well as the kitchen equipment because we like to host and welcome our friends in a comfortable place.

What makes this chalet unique

The walk-in shower is functional and spacious. The chalet is luxury equipped, with enough space for for everybody, terraces, tables and comfortable chairs for all guests. It features an incredible view of the Bossons glacier and has a sunny terrace. The bus stop is near the chalet and it is a fast means of transportation because the chalet is just 800 m from the speedway, but at the same time, far from the noisy disturbances of traffic.

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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Le Vieil Ours
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great stay for the entire family!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property! Brand new, beautifully appointed chalet (the photos do not do it justice) in a great location about a 5min drive from both Chamonix and Les Houches town centre. The agent managing the property was exceedingly helpful and responsive, as was the owner during the booking process. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très très bien

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine. Le chalet est splendide ! Tout confort et spacieux. La literie est vraiment confortable. Le feu au bois donne une ambiance cosy tant en journée avec la vue splendide face aux montagnes tant en soirée devant la télévision. Il y a énormément d'activités à faire sur Chamonix et le chalet est très bien situé. Je vous le recommande vivement! Au plaisir d'y retourner .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très bon séjour , on a adoré

  • 4 of 5

Le chalet était agréable les seuls problèmes pas assez d eau chaude et pa de séchoir !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonsoir, Merci pour votre commentaire. En effet, le chalet "Vieil ours" ne dispose pas d'un séchoir électrique mais bien d'un séchoir sur pied. Par contre, le chalet "Le trappeur" dispose d'un lave-linge et d'un sèche-linge. Mais pas de mauvaise surprise, cela figure dans les détails de l'annonce. Par contre, nous n'avons jamais eu de problème de quantité d'eau chaude...... Remarquons que dans ce chalet, il y a une chambre "vintage" dans laquelle nous avons choisi d'équiper la douche d'un mélangeur et non d'un mitigeur. C'est un parti pris pour une robinetterie année 70:) Du coup, il faut régler soi-même la température. C'est pour nous souvenir du confort d'autrefois. Au plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau. Brigitte
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Séjour exceptionnel dans un chalet exceptionnel

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une magnifique semaine de vacances dans le chalet Le Vieil Ours. Le chalet est de toute beauté et hyper équipé. Idéal pour passer de chouettes moments en famille ou entre amis. La beauté du paysage environnant et la quiétude des alentours vous fait oublier le temps d une semaine la vie trépignante que l on connaît tous. Pour nous, ce fut une semaine inoubliable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ce fut un plaisir. Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez passé un séjour agréable. Merci pour votre appréciation. Elle nous motive. Au plaisir. Brigitte
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  • 5 of 5

Endroit très agréable, vue splendide...parfait!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci. En effet, en été, la vue sur le glacier est exceptionnelle. Le petit déjeuner sur la terrasse ensoleillée des le matin est fabuleux. Au plaisir de vous recevoir à nouveau.
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  • 5 of 5

Magnifique séjour dans un superbe chalet!!!! A refaire sans hésitation...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Chamonix Mont Blanc golf course
Nearest Ski
3.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary



Accommodation and facilities for Le Vieil Ours in Les Bossons, France

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • White bedroom - 1 large double bed , 160-cm bed, suite with private shower
    Vintage bedroom - 1 large double bed , 160-cm bed, new, vintage-style equipment
    Brown bedroom - 1 large double bed , 160-cm bed, upholstered bed frame
    Mauve bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Convertible into two 90-cm twin beds upon request
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting