Chalet Marie, Val d'Isère
Val d’Isère, France
One of Val d'Isère's finest and most stylish chalets, beautifully designed with indoor swimming pool and hammam and ideally located on the quiet, yet central Fermes de Val d'Isere estate with valley views. Sleeps 8.
At a Glance
Stunning freestanding chalet of 250m²*
Private and peaceful location with views down the Isère valley and a short walk to the village center
Indoor swimming pool and steam room
Scott Dunn private chef and host
Scott Dunn in-resort driver service
Scott Dunn nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club
Val's bakery is among the best in France. If you have a sweet tooth, you will be in heavenOliver Evans
Marie's top bedroom is wonderfully romantic. Under the eaves of the chalet, it feels like staying in a log cabin.Oliver Evans
However much you eat at lunch, the smell of the chefs cooking greeting you when returning to the chalet is sure to make your stomach rumble!Scott Dunn team
For pre-dinner drinks sink into the cozy sofas surrounding the large alpine fireplaceCharlotte Carter
Meet our specialists
To start planning your vacation to Chalet Marie
Chalet Marie is one of the four 'Sisters’ named after the owner’s daughters. These luxury chalets are situated in a beautiful and quiet street on the estate of Les Fermes de Val. The four luxury chalets are in a great location within easy walking distance of the town-center, although the Scott Dunn driver service is just a call away.
The décor of Chalet Marie is best described as chalet-chic - a beautiful blend of reclaimed timber, natural stone, cozy soft furnishings and mod-cons that will make a stay all the more enjoyable. With four double/twin en-suite bedrooms, this luxury chalet sleeps 8 in extreme comfort and is ideal for skiing vacations for both adults groups and families.
As you enter the property, in front of you is a blue glow from the swimming pool and on your left, the authentic wooden ski-boot room. Add the warmth of the chalet itself to the greeting from your staff for the week and you can’t help but smile – you’re skiing in Val d’Isère after all. The chalet’s wellness area consists of a steam room and a lovely indoor swimming pool with a jet stream and a large arched window so that you can watch the snow fall outside as you stretch aching limbs with a swim before supper.
Walk up the curved staircase to the first floor and you will find the beautifully appointed master bedroom on the right. The luxurious en-suite bedroom has an ornate Moroccan wooden ceiling above the bed and a beautiful bathroom with separate walk in shower and bath. Along the corridor are two more double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, full of wood and character. Rich red curtains drape the windows and warm the view.
Up another flight, the living area is to the right and dining to the left. There is also access to a large balcony. Comfy sofas wrap the big wooden occasional table, and one wall is devoted to entertainment in the form of large flat screen TV with UK channels, DVD player and a small library of books. The open fireplace, contributes to the mood and long windows stretch the length of the room offering views of the valley and peaks either side. The living area is where your dining experience begins, with drinks and canapés followed by dinner at the large table to the rear of the lounge.
On the top floor is where the fourth en suite bedroom which is wonderfully intimate, under the eaves of the chalet, giving an authentic cozy feeling. All of our chalets are non-smoking inside.
This superb chalet is complemented by our revered Scott Dunn chalet service including generous breakfasts, exquisite evening meals, fine wines, champagne and flawless service.
Chalet Marie has four bedrooms all featuring traditional wooden beams and Moroccan style ceilings. Each room has an en-suite bathroom decorated with a mixture of wood and modern slate tiles. All bedrooms have electronic safes.
|Room 1 - Double/Twin||
The spacious master bedroom of Chalet Marie has a small dressing area and desk space. The en-suite bedroom has a bath and separate shower with ‘rainforest’ shower head. There is space for a cot. The room also has a flat screen TV with UK channels.
|Room 2 - Double/Twin||
A twin/double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Shower in bath. TV with UK channels.
|Room 3 - Double/Twin||
A twin/double room with en-suite bathroom. Can accommodate a cot. TV with UK channels.
|Room 4 - Double/Twin||
A fabulous double/twin bedroom on the top floor of the chalet under the eaves giving a really authentic chalet feeling. Open plan en-suite with shower with ‘rainforest’ shower head. Space for a cot. TV with UK channels.
Scott Dunn pioneered skiing vacations with childcare, allowing parents the freedom to ski whilst their children are expertly looked after by a qualified private nanny. Our handpicked childcare team are qualified professionals, whose enthusiasm and nurturing abilities are in abundance, so much so that both parents and children often ask to take them home. In Val d’Isère our chalet guests have the choice of a private nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club .
We look after children from as young as four months, making sure the entire family has a relaxed, fun and memorable vacation. Our team organize age appropriate activities and can take the older ones to and from ski school, allowing you to spend all day on the slopes. A nutritious lunch is served each day, as well as healthy snacks, with any dietary requirements taken into account and your child’s routine will be strictly adhered to. We can also provide a wide range of equipment for babies and toddlers on request, including nappies and wipes, usually free of charge. And if you’d like to go out in the evening, we can provide babysitting.
|Explorers kids club||
Run by qualified nannies, our purpose built kids club in Val d’Isere is available exclusively to Scott Dunn guests and is open seven days a week. Each day promises an imaginative and entertaining program of both indoor and outdoor activities, so parents can spend the day on the slopes knowing your children are in expert hands. Snacks and lunches are freshly made each day and we also operate a driver service that can take your children to and from ski school.
All our Scott Dunn nannies are fully qualified (CACHE trained or similar) and are carefully selected for their natural ability with children and their nurturing and fun approach. We provide rigorous pre-season training which includes a paediatric first aid course, water safety and spending time with our chefs learning how to prepare nutritious snacks and lunches. Available for five days a week, they ensure your children enjoy a range of activities, whilst adhering to their home routines. They can also take children to, and collect from ski school each day.
Babysitting can be arranged in the evenings and is chargeable by the hour (€20 for the first hour, then €10 per hour until midnight, and €20 per hour thereafter).
Facilities in the chalet include an indoor swimming pool with jet stream, steam room on ground floor, ski/boot room with boot warmers. In the living room there is a large flat screen TV with UK channels, DVD player, Apple TV and bluetooth soundbar.
Indoor swimming pool (3.0m x 4.3m) with jet stream and integrated music system.
|South facing balcony||
The large south facing balcony outside the dining room is a great place to soak up the sun in March and April.
Steam room ideal for soothing aching limbs after a long day of skiing. Seats 4.
Large flat screen TV with UK channels, Blu-ray DVD player, Apple TV and bluetooth soundbar.
Boot room with boot warmers and space for ski and snowboard equipment and personal belongings.
There is a safe in each bedroom
|GoPro HD camera||
All our chalets come with a GoPro HD camera. Film your exploits on the pistes and watch the results on screen in the chalet at the end of the day. Attached to a chest harness, these devices are really easy to use, and are a fun way to see where you've skied that day, or how your children are now skiing better than you! We can also provide you with a memory stick (at a small charge) for you to edit your own film after your vacation.
Val d’Isère is a mecca for downhill skiing for good reason. It has enough to keep skiers of all standards challenged and entertained for a lifetime, let alone a week. The off piste potential is limitless and the snow record enviable.
Val d'Isère has plenty to offer less enthusiastic skiers too. The Centre Aquasportif has fantastic facilities including 2 swimming pools, climbing wall, multi activity sports hall, fitness suite, gym, squash courts and a Wellness area with sauna, steam bath, spa, cold baths and hydro-massage.
Designated walking trails are a great way of appreciating the scenery and there is an ice rink, husky riding, parapenting, skidooing, cross country skiing and much more.
There is a wealth of quality restaurants in the village and on the mountain (many of which are accessible to non skiers). The shops and galleries offer some great shopping (both the window and the real varieties).
Chalet Marie is complemented by our chalet service. Our team pride themselves on ensuring that service is seamless and anticipating your every need. Your private chef will serve mouth-watering dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes. Your host will manage your whole vacation, from restaurant bookings to ensuring a smart 4 wheel drive vehicle is ready to take you skiing and keeping your glass topped up with a carefully chosen wine or a perfectly mixed gin & tonic.
Breakfast and afternoon tea is served daily with pre-dinner champagne and spirits followed by gourmet dinners on six nights with wine. Our driver service offers a fleet of vehicles to whisk you to and from the slopes.
Above all, our chalet service is personal and we will do everything we can to make your stay perfect
Your chef will be qualified, experienced and have a passion for great food. He/she will design a menu to suit your tastes and dietary requirements and will deliver beautifully presented, balanced and varied dishes prepared with the best ingredients. Chefs are given specific training to ensure children's food is imaginative, healthy and well received.
Our friendly chalet hosts are hospitality professionals, carefully selected for their service skills and charm and are trained to exacting standards. From bringing you tea in bed in the morning, to entertaining your children and serving you canapés and Champagne, their role is to ensure your chalet is delightful and welcoming home from home.
Your Chalet Manager will be an experienced hospitality professional who will take responsibility for ensuring that your skiing vacation meets and exceeds your expectations. They will arrange transfers, lift passes, ski guiding and tuition, advise you on where to ski, where to have lunch and where not to and address any problems that come up.
Our trained drivers offer a prompt and pleasant service delivering you to and from the slopes each day to start your skiing in style. On your chef's night off the driver can collect you from your restaurant until 11.00pm. Our 4x4 vehicles are the most comfortable and safest means of transport available.
|Beauty treatments and Massage||
Qualified physiotherapists and beauty therapists, can come to the chalet to provide treatments.
|In chalet ski fitting service||
On arrival, our recommended supplier will come to the chalet or look after you at their shop. They are specialists in ski equipment and will provide high quality skis and boots together with the best possible service and advice to guarantee you the most comfortable and most appropriate equipment to enable you to get the most from your skiing.
|Ski lessons & guiding||
Years of experience have enabled us to identify the best ski schools and guides who combine local knowledge, technical expertise and excellent communication to enable you to make the most of your skiing vacation, whether you are a beginner seeking confidence, an intermediate wanting to improve or an advanced skier looking to go off piste or heliskiing. NB book early in school vacation weeks.
*NB: m² of chalet is an estimate and excludes terraces, garages, store rooms and cellars, but may include areas with low headroom.
Location & Directions
Val d’Isère, France
In the peaceful, private "Fermes de Val" area, chalet Marie is a 10 minute walk from the center of Val d'Isère and a 8-10 minute walk to the Bellevarde Express lift. Geneva 170km, Chambery 135km, Lyon 234km.
When to go
Val d’Isère boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the world because, unlike other resorts above 1800m, 80% of the skiing happens above 2000 meters. As a result, early and late season offer reliable great conditions. Being high, it is cold though and we think March and April are the best times to visit Val.