The Best Skier-Friendly accomodation in Chamonix Area, Bar None
Magical is an understatement when it comes to this place. Tucked away in the trees next to a babbling brook. it feels as if one is entering a private fantasy upon walking up to the chalet. The spot is paradise for the avid skier, however just about anybody would fall immediately in love with its charm. Luxuriously cozy, with warm fires, a wood-fired sauna, and a hot tub, this chalet is the perfect place to snuggle up after a long day out and about. The chalet itself is situated just a short walk from the center of Argentiere, which is a lovely town with everything you could need just outside of the craziness of Chamonix. Access to the mountains is ideal (you can ski down to the closest resort), and it is a short walk to the bus stop were you can catch a 10 minute bus-ride into Chamonix and other resorts. Beyond the accommodation itself though, what makes this chalet particularly special are the people that help to run it. Jon and his staff are incredibly attentive and genuinely lovely people who go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to guest accommodation. From great advice about where to go and what to do in and around Chamonix, to an amazing attention to detail, Jon and the rest of the Marmotte Mountain crew are simply wonderful. Additionally, the catered food is beyond compare. It truly is 5-star dining in the comfort of a home. All in all, this place is spectacular. I can envision no better place to have stayed and it is so easy to feel immediately at home in this beautiful spot. The only caveat is that you won’t want to leave!
Marmotte Mountain Retreat – The Best Kind Of Retreat –
If only you could live like this forever. You wake up to a table laden with breakfast goodies, then you’re transported to anywhere in the valley for morning of mountain fun, board or ski down to your reserved table in the best savoyard restaurants, more fun in the snow and then back to the chalet for afternoon tea (a cake straight out of the oven waiting on the table), the jacuzzi and wood-fired sauna with incredible views (an arm’s length from an ample and varied supply of beverages) and then aperitifs by the fireplace before sitting down to an exquisite 4-course mean prepared by your own private chef. And whether you feel like skiing or boarding down the Aiguille du Midi, going to Italy to eat suckling pig at the base of the Mont Blanc, or you’d like your kids to learn to ski from the best instructors in France, you need only ask and it shall be done. I want to live here 🙂
A Memorable Weekend –
What an experience. We were a corporate group of 12 people and Jonathan and his team did an incredible job at hosting and making our trip an amazing experience. From the moment we stepped into the chalet to a roaring fire, and chilled beers, the attention to detail was second to none. Jonathan thought of everything and had great recommendations for ski hire, restaurants, transfers etc. I do have to say that Josh is one talented chef. The food produced for us whilst we were there was fantastic. Everyone commented on the dinner and that chocolate dessert!!
WOW! – What an Incredible Ski Trip!
We had the most divine ski trip staying at Marmotte Mountain Zenith (2) – the chalet is 1st class – the staff were so lovely and talented and relaxed and professional but friendly – really nice mix – but the food, the food, the food!!!!!!!!! Going out to restaurants on chef nights off is disappointing after experiencing the gourmet affair in the chalet. I could go on and on. And all of this is before even mentioning the skiing. Chamonix delivered! Fresh snow, off piste, tree skiing, Courmayeur in Italy – what an amazing selection of choices you have in 1 week! Well well recommended!
Very Spacious, Amazing Views – Luxury Finish –
Myself and some good friends chose Marmotte Mountain Zenith (1) based on the beautiful photos of the chalet. We were all very excited about our ski trip to Chamonix but when we arrived, the chalet was even better than we had imagined from the photos. So beautiful! Views incredible. Location great – just a few mins into centre of Argentiere – cool little village too! Rooms spacious. Sauna really good. And the cinema is a really nice touch and a great place to keep you fresh for the next day of skiing. Our chef Blake was so so so good! Food was highlighted as a feature of the holiday before arrival and this was also an amazing part of our holiday. Blake Fois Gras was the best i have ever tasted! But best of all, we were only a few minutes from the magical ski resort of les Grands Montets – this mountain has to be probably my favourite place i have ever skied in Europe. Such a huge amount of varied terrain. You have the feeling you are hardly ever on the ski lifts, the runs are so long – so so much vertical metres can be skied in one day – really really fun place to ski. Highly recommended!
Marvellous & Unforgettable-
We stayed all the month of august with some family and friends. The chalet was full. I was afraid about the organisation and work i would have to do to organise my friends but i had nothing to worry about finally. I was pleasantly surprised that we had more services than we even needed. The staff were like our family and always tried to make the best for us, they were available even when they were free. I have 2 small dogs and i thought it might be difficult for me but staff (Renata) were very welcoming and even looked after our dogs when needed. The dogs had some incredible adventures, even better than with me. And always during the stay, the think you thought was impossible they made it happen. But the most quality was that they were always happy, always smiling and i really wanted to bring them home with me. The food was marvellous and the chef always understood what you liked and he did his best to accommodate our personal needs. Everything was possible. I also advise the messes Hattie – she’s the top i have ever had. And Jon the manager, is very kind and available. I could write very long tex about all the good things we had, but only think i have to tell you, don’t think, just GO. Thank you Jon, Renata, James, Hattie for have made some beautiful holidays. Hope to come back again. Marie
Just had the most beautiful stay in Argentiere Chamonix! Jon and his Marmotte Mountain staff were an absolute pleasure. The quality of food and level of service was amazing, as was the chalet. All our needs were taken care of from start to finish ensuring our skiing holiday was the most successful and stress free experience to date. We were incredibly spoiled, thank you Jon and team! Will be booking in next year for sure! 🙂
Paradise In The Alps-
Ken & Sue Pryer
From the first moment we entered this beautiful mountain chalet we felt like we were at home. The amazing chef and hostess worked tirelessly to accommodate our every wish. The location makes this destination an exception ski experience.
Amazing in Every Aspect-
This was by far the best ski week we have ever had and that was thanks to Jon and his amazing staff at Marmotte Mountain. From the booking process to the actual holiday, everything about this trip was so stress free and such a pleasant experience. My friends and I stayed in the Azimuth chalet for a week in March. From the moment we walked into the chalet the chef and host were welcoming, very attentive and nothing was too much to ask of them. From the amazing views of Mont Blanc, the layout of the chalet, the large bedrooms, transfers to and from the slopes, the afternoon tea, food and the general chat and such good company… everything was perfect! I cannot thank Jon and his team enough for the most amazing time away. I highly recommend booking any of Marmotte Mountain’s chalets. You will be nothing but impressed by such high quality of hospitality. Thanks again Jon. We can’t wait to see you all again next year!
This was the absolute trip of a lifetime…Accomodation, Food and mountains were spectacular!!!
by Mark C
This was bar none the best snowboard trip Ive ever been on and I’ve been on plenty! Short of the unbelievable conditions and views that Chamonix has to offer, the Marmotte Mountain Adventure team absolutely waited on us hand and foot the entire week. The gourmet food was spectacular, the rustic accommodations were breath taking and again the team that catered to us for the week were unbelievably gracious and friendly. I would recommend this trip to any and everyone!
Where Do I Start?
I don’t usually do (no scratch that) I never do reviews but on this occasion I felt compelled to as it was just an amazing experience. I don’t really know where to start. We stayed in Marmotte Mountains Eco Lodge for my 40th birthday celebration in April 2017. There was a gang of us all with young children. The location of the lodge couldn’t be better a 10 minute walk along the trails into Cham centre. Waking up every morning with Mt Blanc gently cuddling me was something I don’t think I could ever tire of. The chalet itself is an architecturally beautiful and is located smack bank in the centre of Gods’ back garden , over looked by Mt Blanc a 10 minute walk into the centre of Cham , it just doesn’t get any better. While the chalet itself was amazing what made the trip was Jon and the wonderful Marmottes. Nothing was a problem every request was attended to and taken care so professionally and with grace and charm. The food was just unbelievable , from their super breakfasts the likes of which I have never seen , to the home cooked cakes and bread after boarding. One of the people staying is a chef for over 20 years and he had never had food like it. Josh’s oyster and fois gras was a personal fav of mine. The whole experience from being picked up at the airport to being dropped back and everything in between was something I will never forget. Location , accommodation, food, hosts, and the amazing Marmottes were out of this world.
Incredible, Without Doubt, The Best Chalet Ive Ever Stayed In –
by the Lanners Family
Our en-suite room (with huge walk in wardrobe) offered views across the valley and up to the mountains including Aiguille du Midi, we were also fortunate to have the hot tub just outside to rest our weary bones (with beers) after our days on the slopes. The chalet was incredible, faultless, immaculate, with huge glass panels overlooking the valley. The food and service was impeccable, and nothing was to much bother for our wonderful chef (Josh) and host (Amy) – I’m really missing not having them at my beck and call! This is our 5th year with the Marmotte Mountain Team, See you next year!
Amazing Winter Holiday In a Picture Perfect Setting –
by Anna Westlake
It is the second time we book a winter holiday with Jon and we will definitely return again next year. This is the perfect place. The chalet feels totally secluded, surrounded by forest and with two streams running past it, but is only a couple of minutes walk from the quaint village of Argentiere. It is really family-friendly with a separate TV room (for the kids), a wood-fired sauna, and a hot tub, but at the same time as having all the amenities (fast wifi as well) it has the feeling of a genuine old-style ski chalet, with lots of wooden details and a big open fire in the living room. We had the best team helping us making this into a memorable experience, from Jon attending to all our needs before the trip to our amazing ski instructor and a fantastic chef and host who were extremely helpful and service-minded.
Superb Accomodation & Service –
by James G
Not really used to the 5* treatment, but I must say after staying with these guys I could get used to it! Everything was immaculate, the guys working in the chalet couldn’t do enough to help, the food was INSANE, couldn’t wish for anything better! James.
Mountain Luxury with equally Amazing Food –
10 of us stayed for a week in the luxury of the Eco lodge. Waking up to a breakfast banquet and then off to the slopes for the day. Josh and Amy, our amazing host and chef, took care of everything we needed and went out of their way to make sure we had the most amazing week. The chalet itself exceeded all expectations and I loved soaking my aching legs in the huge hot tub. Josh created the most amazing dishes for us to try and carefully explained each one – my favourites being a delicate swordfish starter, the birthday wood-fired BBQ feast and the seven course taster menu served up on our last night. What an experience!!!
Probably best skiing week that our family has ever had
Thank you for probably the best skiing week that our family has ever had! Your knowlege of such a large area from the right mountain for the day down to the snatched small 10 turn powder runs made this a fantastic experience. You catered for a large variance in skiing ability making our whole team feel the experience without anybody having to hold us up. From the restaurant bookings to running us around from Megeve, Courmayer and the rest of the Chamonix valley, you made us feel very well looked after. Always with good humour. Always with style. Your technique of teaching off piste technique was particularly good with small bytes of very well thought through tips that were given occasionally and helped everyone. Thank you Jean Michel for making our holiday so special.
Once in a Lifetime Must –
There is not one part of this holiday experience that really wasn’t out of this world. The staff, which seems odd to call them this, are marvellous, interesting, funny and just lovely people, the food is the best I have experienced, and I do love good food, the accommodation is absolute luxury… everything was just brilliant, including the skiing for someone who had never been before! Everything was fabulous. A true must for all, worth every penny – I would say more!
The best food i have ever had –
by Gerry Allan
What a fantastic experience, the week was everything we could have hoped for and more. The hospitality was excellent the food may have been the best I have ever had and the advice on where to go and what to do hit the mark every time. Jon and his team were great value for money and we all hope to see them again soon.
by Eugenia Kanunnikova
We went to Courchevel this year and on the very first day of arrival we all again agreed that Marmotte Mountain is still unbeatable in terms of accommodation, services, cuisine and everything else. It was not that bad as last year in Canazei, but still far not that good. You have set such a high standard! So we keep recommending you to our friends and hope to be able to plan well in advance to book maybe for the next New Year.
by John and Natasha Stathis
Just What The Doctor Ordered –
by Nick Boyce
Thanks so much. This holiday was just what the doctor ordered! The chalet is beautiful and it was great to see you both again. Hope we can make it again next year.
Bright Personalities –
Guys, thanks for such a great week, your knowledge and bright personalities made our holiday! All the best, hope to see you both again.
Some Of Our Highlights –
Thanks so much for the memorable week at Marmotte Mountain! I’ve illustrated some of our highlights – the snowboarding/skiing, the thermal baths and especially the food. Wish you all the success with the chalet, but I am sure you will entertain guests here for many years to come.
by Janine and Peter Rankin
by Kirsty Huggett
by April Haberfield
by Kate Webber
Thanks for a lovely week. I am not surprised your business is going so well, fab hosts. Best wishes for the rest of year and hope to see you again next year.
by Jon Webber
Spectacular food, company, skiing and location knowledge. Thanks for a great holiday. Best wishes to you and your business in the future.
by Anthony, Yasmin, Felix and Louis
Yas and I have had a fantastic week. Thanks for helping looking after vomit baby 1 and 2. I can not recommend your chalet enough. I’ll spread the word and we’ll come back next year. Really great week. Thanks. All our love.
Best Skiing Holiday –
by Alex (age 10)
This was the best skiing holiday I’ve ever been on.
Cheerz for an amazing holiday –
by Rosie (age 16) – Definitely will come back
Cheerz for an amazing holiday, the food was v. good, skiing was klass!! Thanx again.
One Of The Best Times Of My Life –
by Rhun (age 17)
I’ve had one of the best times of my life, you’ve been an amazing chalet dudes! Supa! Skiing being brilliant, but the food was outstanding!
Fantastically Relaxed –
by Carolyn Platt
Feeling fantastically relaxed. What a perfect setting! Thank you for a great week, looking forward to next year!
An Ace Time –
by Jess (age 16)
I’ve had an ace time here, its got to be the prettiest chalet ever! You,ve both been brilliant! The food was amazing! Skiing has been great! Thanks for everything. Hope to see you next year!
Hope To Come Back Very Soon –
by Hugh (age 17)
Thanks for making the week even better than I thought it would’ve been. Food was great. The skiing all through the week excellent. Thanks again, its been brilliant, hope to come back very soon.
Chalet is Beautiful –
Thank you for a fantastic week, the foods been great! Skiing has been amazing! Hope to ski the glacier next year. Chalet is beautiful! Thanks for great sledging. This has been the best skiing holiday ever! Hope to come back next year.
See You Next Year –
by Jeremy Platt
Thank you so much for such a relaxing week. See you next year.
Perfect Holiday –
We really appreciated all the extra things you did for us to make the holiday perfect. The food was scrumptious, sipping wine in the bath watching the snow fall was my holiday highlight. Enjoy the season.
Thanks For a Fantastic Holiday –
by The Printing.com Team
Thanks for a fantastic holiday – the chalet was lovely, the food was amazing and the service was brilliant. Thanks for all of the lifts everywhere, and the advice, and for generally putting up with us all.
You Guys Are The Best –
You guys are the best, we had a simply brilliant time. My best ski trip ever.
Let us know when you open the restaurant –
Thanks very much for a great stay. Let us know when you open the restaurant. C u soon.
Lovely Time, Lovely People and Lovely Place –
by Phil Smyth
Lovely time, lovely people and lovely place, especially the wonderful food.
Fab Food and Great Company. –
by Aisling and Pete
What a fantastic week we’ve had here although we now all have the DT?s. Fab food and great company. Looking forward to seeing you both soon. All the best.
It’s Been Amazing –
It’s been amazing. What great craic in an amazing place. You’ve really spoilt us with all the lovely food and great service. I hope we will see you again soon – maybe Ireland or Italy (the offer is always open). Thanks again, I’ve had a ball and big thanks with all your help with Robin. She obviously loves you.
Thanks For a Brilliant Week –
by Colin Donaldson
Thanks for a brilliant week of great food and brilliant company. There is no more improving to be done so keep it up and we will be back as soon as we can. I think Robin is going to miss you both.
Hospitality Has Been Amazing –
What an amazing week it has been. Your hospitality has been amazing, food superb and thanks for all the extras, lifts to and from slopes, accurate weather forecasts!!
The Way To A Man’s Heart –
by Nick Baird
The way to a mans heart is through his stomach – Jon and Jane I think I love you!!
Best Skiing Trip Ever –
by Sally Gunnell
Thank you for a fantastic week. The best skiing trip ever. What a lovely chalet, food was 1st class, perfect skiing conditions and the best people to look after my baby. We will return and look forward to the hot tub. You?re great and will go far.
Very Special and Memorable –
by Anton and Lizette
Thanks for a great time here in the Marmotte. You have made our stay very special and memorable. The food and hospitality were great and the skiing pretty challenging. You guys were great, the tub was great, the service excellent … Hope to see you in Prague or next time when I take you for gliding.
Heaps of Laughter –
by Trusia, Estelle, Bart and Hanlie
Thanks for a great time here in Chamonix! Great food, interesting ice skating conditions, lovely hot tubs, heaps of laughter, wonderful chalet, beautiful cakes. All mixed up with 11 extremly weird South Africans – makes for one hell of a ski-holiday. Once again, thanks you guys.
The Art of a Great Holiday –
by Willie and Luita
You made us see the art of a great holiday in a wonderful place, you moved us with your hospitality and kindness. For customer satisfaction you scored 100%. You delight us. Thanx a million!
Christmas Holiday –
Thank you so much for making our Christmas holiday such a great experience. The food was amazing, I’ve never eaten such great meals. Thanks also for dropping us off and picking us up where-ever we wanted. Thanks also for the Christmas tree! it just wouldn’t have been Christmas without it.
Fan-dabbi-dozzi – the best ever!
Special Holiday –
Thank you so much for making our holiday so special. It’s more than we could ever have expected. The food was excellent & loved the chocolate tart. The hot tub was a great treat. Thank you.
Peace, Tranquillity and Excitement –
by John Dansey
You made Christmas the best ever. Peace, tranquillity and excitement in any proportions & all was fantastic.
One To Remember –
You have made our Christmas holiday one we will always remember, thank you so much. The only thing that would have been better was if it had been twice as long. We wish you every success and happy new year – Thank You!
Attention To Detail –
With this much attention to detail you deserve to be very successful for the future. Thank you to you both.
Generous Spirit –
by Meags and Steve
Thank you so much for your hospitality, your generous spirit, the food (glorious), the ski tips (invaluable), all in all making this not just a great holiday but a fabulous experience. Completely spoilt.
Wonderful Chalet –
You run a wonderful chalet and business. Always keep the ‘fun factors’ and we’ll keep coming back for more.
Cracking Week –
Very many thanks for a cracking week, great food, wine, taxi service and most of all great company.
Great Hosts –
Thanks to you both for a fantastic week. Beautiful chalet and great hosts. Hope to see you again sometime. Give us a bell if you ever make it to Cornwall.
Emma – Baaaa Baaaa Baaaa, you old goats.
Wonderful Time –
by Adam and Claire
Thanks for a wonderful time & what a fantastic homely chalet.
Had A Great Time –
by Vic and Luke
Had a great time. Thanks for everything. Come and see us in Cornwall. Have a good season.
Fabulous Week of Perfect Skiing –
by Patrice and Brent Clapacs
We can’t thank you enough for a fabulous week of perfect skiing, phenomenal food and heaps of laughter. Kids have decided they would rather just stay here than come back to London with us so, they’re yours. They’ll love Argentina and if they get out of line put them in time out in the stream. Please stay in touch so we can come again.
Good Memories –
Wow, so many good memories to come home with me. Thank you so much for a great time. The food was so good *chocolate soup* and I don?t think I have ever eaten that much. Everything was so much fun: the skiing, hot tub, sledding, valley blanche etc. I don?t want to ever leave here. Thanks for all the laughter and good times.
Big Thank You –
by Karen, Gerard, Daniel, Joel, Ceri and Becky
A big thank you to you both for making our stay so enjoyable. The chalet is superb, the food is wonderful and your hospitality even better! Also thanks for the skiing tips from Craig and the snowboarding tips from Jon. Will definitely recommend you and the chalet and hope to see you next year.
Chalet in the Forest –
by Tara, Angus, Janet, Dennis, Kiran and Uma
We’ve had a wonderful week in your chalet in the forest – the kids have loved building snowmen, sledding and the husky rides. The adults have enjoyed the skiing, hot tub, great meals, fabulous cakes and generally being pampered. We would all love to come again (soon!) and wish you every success with your business and in the future.
Special Birthday –
Thank you for making my birthday so special.
Most Beautiful Place in the World –
by Sue and Andrew
Thank you for a wonderful holiday, fantastic food and the most beautiful place in the world to unwind with the best company. You’re the man Jon for putting such a fantastic package together. Easily by far, the best weeks holiday ever.
The Perfect Operation –
by Jon, Kate and Anya
Thank you for a great holiday. It was so easy for us and you can’t go too many places with a 9 week baby and feel so at home. A repeat visit for a reason. Food was fantastic as expected. Best of luck with the business – you have created the perfect operation.
Most Impressed –
You’re the man Jon. You run an excellent operation – we were all most impressed. Many thanks – Simon Holt What a fantastic week. Great food, made all the guests feel to welcome. Definitely want to make a trip back next year. Thanks for a great time.
Keep In Touch –
by Anthony, Yasmin, Felix and Louis
Wonderful week – again! Had a great time, remember that windlip forever and Craig’s attempts at trees. Awesome. Keep in touch.
See You Again –
by Sally Gunnell
Another fantastic week, you make life so easy.. The boys have had a great week, but I’m not happy they are better skiers than me! Thanks guys, see you again.
3rd Year In a Row –
by Colin, Gillian, Robin and Rex
3rd year in a row and another 2 weeks held for next year – says it all! Cheers, see you in Belfast.
Feedback from agent –
by Hannah Kirby and www.skichalets.com
We stayed over Christmas with Marmotte Mountain Adventure (booked directly) at their Hideaway 2 chalet in Argentiere and I wanted to write to you as a way of showing my appreciation to them for their magnificent service over the week. All the people we came into contact with were a delight- it really added to our holiday to have them around. Jon Law organised everything so faultlessly for us, amazing meals every night and a perfect location by the slopes and the Panda club for children. I cannot recommend them to you highly enough, they really couldn’t do enough for us and were a joy to have around.
Impressed By The Enthusiasm –
by George Douglas
The family had a wonderful time at Marmotte and in particular, we were impressed by the enthusiasm, care and attention by all of your team, we hope to return in the future. We wish you all the best.
Belated Thanks –
by Eve Mulconry
A belated thank you to you and all your team (Sam, Ollie, Martin and Jenna) for a truly memorable week. We had a fantastic trip and your whole team couldn’t have done more for us.
Feedback from Agent –
by Kestrel Travel
Very good. Chalet excellent. Food outstanding. They looked after us very well.
Very Pleasant Week –
by Andrei and Ira
Just wanted to thank you once more for a very pleasant week. Me and Ira have just recalled that days – unexceptionally superb impressions! Wish you and all your team very prosperous year and hope to see you next winter or even earlier 🙂
An Absolute Ball –
by Melissa Redpath
We had an absolute ball on our stay!! Thanks for sharing your chalets with the Australian market 🙂 I am already recommending!
Big Thank You –
by Carol Moffett
A big ‘thank you’ to you and your excellent team for taking such good care of me last week. The chalet was fabulous and I have been telling all my friends about it. I hope that this results in some new business for you next year! The food was top class and Blake is a superb chef.
Amazing Experience –
by Craig Lynagh
I can not thank you enough for the week in the chalet, it was an amazing experience and everyone really enjoyed the time there. Thanks heaps Jon, you truly are a champion!!
Personal Touch –
by Lucinda Robinson
We all thought the food and your services were exceptional – It is the little things that count often, we asked for an extra high chair – you got us one, the outdoor buggy – you sorted one out for us, dropping us all off and picking us up from restaurants and Les Houches.. It all makes it into a memorable trip and somewhere we would recommend to friends and us personally are thinking of returning to next year..All of your staff, yourself included went out of your way to help us wherever you could and that is where it matters – the personal touch, it leaves these big hotels standing.
Feedback from agent –
by Alex Sutherland and Cindy Farren (www.skichalets.com)
We had a fantastic holiday – Jon and his team could not have been more helpful. They dropped and picked us up from the various ski areas of Chamonix very promptly, helped organise stuff for the kids and were generally very flexible in fitting everything around our arrangements for the day; The food was spectacular. Because we were two families with young children we didn’t drink much alcohol, so John diverted a significant amount of budget towards our meals. We were given five course meals on some nights, incorporating everything from oysters through to rabbit. On top of that the chef cooked an additional early tea every day for our children. I have honestly never eaten so much top rate food in the space of a week – it was like going to Le Caprice five nights in a row.