Chalet Nepenthe, Val d'Isère
Val d’Isère, France - Sleeps 5+1
based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
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based on full chalet occupancy for seven nights with Scott Dunn Flexi chalet service and private transfers.
At a Glance
Luxury family chalet apartment of 110m²*
Located in the private Les Carats enclave, just 200m from La Face
Comfortable living space with open fireplace
Chef/Host offers delicious tailored menu for adults and children
Scott Dunn chalet service
In-resort driver service
Scott Dunn nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club
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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.
To start planning your vacation to Chalet Nepenthe
A delightful three bedroom chalet apartment situated in the exclusive Les Carats area of Val d'Isère, just 200 meters from La Face piste. Perfect for a family, Chalet Nepenthe comes with a Scott Dunn chef/host. Sleeps 5+1.
‘Nepenthe’ is an ancient Greek word meaning something that chases away sorrow. We think this is a pretty fair reflection of what skiing vacations are all about. This delightful three bedroom apartment is snug but makes an ideal retreat for a family to enjoy a thoroughly relaxing week. It's located in the exclusive private enclave of Les Carats. The famous La Face piste is only 200m away, making Nepenthe nearly ski in / ski out. Although the bedrooms are small it is stylishly decorated and feels much like an authentic Alpine chalet inside.
Chalet Nepenthe is on the second and third floors of the Topaze building and is accessed by the lift. On the lower floor there is an open plan living area with a fireplace, huge sofas that you sink into and a large south facing balcony which looks onto the forest behind which is ideal for soaking up the sun in the second half of the season. The kitchen is open plan so that you can see the chef host at work and discuss your skiing plans at breakfast.
The master double bedroom has a partially open plan bathroom and a balcony with a view of the Eleina mountain. The second double bedroom is on the same floor and has an en suite shower room.
Up the internal staircase is a small twin room which is ideal for children. It has a balcony and a small shower room. Just next door is the “den” – a separate TV and games room that gives the children some of their own space.
A ski/boot room with boot warmers is located on the ground floor with access to the chalet via a lift or stairs. All of our chalets are non-smoking inside.
The entire apartment has been finished to a high standard with a mixture of tiled and wooden floors. For a family wanting a skiing vacation with privacy and peace and quiet, the combination of ‘Nepenthe’ and our revered Scott Dunn chalet service is hard to beat.
Chalet Nepenthe features two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, all with bathrooms, open plan kitchen/dining/living area with open fire and south facing balcony.
|Double with ensuite bathroom||
Cosy open plan bedroom and bathroom, with small outside balcony looking onto the front of the building.
|Double with ensuite shower||
This room has an en-suite shower room with sink and the WC is located just next door to the bedroom.
|Twin with ensuite shower||
Small twin bedroom with its own shower room and the 'den' located next door.
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).
Chalet Nepenthe comes with a choice of our renowned Scott Dunn service: Essential, Flexi or Full. Whether you are looking for a more independent type of chalet vacation, you want the full works or somewhere in between you can be assured it will be the same outstanding, personal service from Scott Dunn. A shared driver service is available for all our chalet guests with a fleet of smart vehicles to whisk you to and from the slopes and a concierge is provided for each chalet to ensure a smooth and enjoyable vacation.
Includes daily continental breakfast, a welcome drinks hamper, afternoon tea, our pre-arrival shopping service and a chalet manager.
As per the Essential service but with the addition of up to three pre-booked gourmet evening meals (including kids supper) with pre-dinner drinks and canapés from a Scott Dunn chef.
A full breakfast and afternoon tea is served with pre-dinner drinks and canapés followed by gourmet dinners with paired wine on six nights. Complimentary bar.
Your chalet manager will be there to meet and greet you and offer a welcoming atmosphere. Whether it is serving you breakfast, making restaurant bookings or arranging lift passes your manager will be on hand to ensure you have a delightful and comfortable stay.
For those on the Flexi or Full chalet service your experienced chef will design a delicious menu tailored to your dietary requirements and preferences. Our dining service includes breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés and four-course dinners on six days per week. The menus for children's suppers are varied, imaginative and healthy.
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.
The lounge has a large flat screen TV with UK channels, DVD player and Apple TV. Nepenthe has WiFi.
On the ground floor is a small ski room with boot warmers.
Large flat screen TV with UK channels, Blu-ray DVD player and Apple TV,
Private ski/boot room with boot warmers and space for ski and snowboard equipment and personal belongings.
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 Center 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).
Price Family - February 2017 (Guest)
It was great to get bespoke chalet service in a private family chalet for 5. True luxury. Becky, the resort manager was a great source of local knowledge, and her willingness to help out and go the extra mile when I suffered a minor injury was a godsend. India our chalet host was lovely and efficient. Paul, our chef, was incredibly flexible and willing to do anything to adapt to the children's preferences. He cooked gluten free all week, bought special sprinkles for the cakes, and was cheerfully thoughtful and proactive about remembering all the family's quirks. All the staff were incredibly helpful and made us feel as if nothing as too much trouble. Although our chalet was a little out of the town center the on-tap drivers and ski-out location made this a negligible issue. We loved being able to just hang out as a family without the constraints of needing to dress up for hotel dining but with the excellent quality of food and service nevertheless.
Lomax Family - February 2017 (Guest)
Rollo our host was absolutely fantastic. We had some truly wonderful food and he was a font of knowledge on a range of subjects from local ski runs, places to eat lunch on the piste as well as general knowledge which entertained us no end. He was lovely with the children and we really hope he is still here when we return! Every evening after the kids had gone to bed and the gin and tonic was ready waiting for us! A really magical vacation from the moment we closed our front door at home. Attention to detail, amazing food, brilliant childcare, beautiful chalet - the whole package!
Butler Family - February 2017 (Guest)
Amazing vacation, our four year old had an amazing time in the kids club, and we parents were looked after by Rollo and the rest of the team. Couldn't be better. The drivers were fantastic - always contactable and always happy to help. Charlotte and Laura looked after our four year old, she was very happy and had an amazing time. Michelle was very helpful, visiting us daily, and made a huge effort organising dog sledging, restaurant reservations, spa day, printing and scanning documents, and many other requests. Scott Dunn is the best for families and children.
Murphy Family - March 2016 (Guest)
Best way to describe the vacation is the kids crying on the night before we leave as they didn't want to go home! Really has been a first class experience for the whole family. Booked with Alice - extremely helpful & knowledgeable Chalet manager Tom - nothing too much trouble, everything taken care of for us, great lunches booked for us! Chef Lia & Host George - wonderful! So good with the children,
helping in mornings with skis & boots, making our life so much easier! Even arranged an Easter egg hunt on our last day for the kids which they were so excited about. Food & wine brilliant! Friendly & professional - a great combination, couldn't have asked for a better chalet team. It really was a "vacation", nothing to worry about in the lead up or whilst on vacation.
Astur Family - March 2016 (Guest)
The chalet is wonderful, a home from home. We love returning every year as its a perfect size for us and it's so convenient. The childcare team were once again outstanding. Abe had a brilliant week and it was Grant who made it so special for him. It was just all so easy, effortless and fun! He is an asset to the Scott Dunn team. Millie was also fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. And they are all so happy!! The drivers were brilliant this year too. Very friendly, helpful and professional.
Fall Family - March 2016 (Guest)
Ed, our chef, was fantastic and produced incredible food. He was charming, a great hit with the kids and very flexible with their food requests - they were most distraught to hear he had a day off!
Alice Peal (Staff)
This sweet little chalet apartment is the perfect homely get away for a little family wanting a luxury and relaxing ski trip. Once inside, it feels like a cute little chalet, you dont feel like youre in a chalet apartment at all. The setting feels exclusive and quiet, yet you are right by the slopes and easily accessible into town via the lift.
Early Booking offer - save up to 20% on Scott Dunn chaletsBook to stay at a fabulous, luxury Scott Dunn chalet in Val d'Isere, Courchevel or St Anton at least 90 days before arrival and receive up to a 20% discount off the cost of the chalet on selected dates. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability
The discount varies depending on the chalet and dates selected.
This offer excludes weeks commencing 30th December 2018 and 17th February 2019.
Discount is for the cost of the chalet only (does not include service / food supplements, transfers or flights) and for whole chalet booking.
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Contact our chalet specialists for further information.
|Book from||14 June 2018 to 27 January 2019|
16 December 2018 to 21 April 2019
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In Chalet Beauty and Massage Treatments
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*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 - Sleeps 5+1
Chalet Nepenthe is in the Topaze building in the private enclave of Les Carats with secure access. It is 200m from the La Face piste and a 10 minute walk from the village center. Geneva 170km, Chambery 135km, Lyon 234km.