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The Lazy Labrador


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Key Features:

3 (4) Bedroom Luxury chalet in Samoens, Grand Massif, Haute Savoie

  • Perfect for Families
  • Norwegian Jotul Wood Burning Stove 
  • Smeg Cooker with 5 Gas Cooking Rings
  • Prime Rural Location with Mountain Views 

  • Travertine Tiled Bathroom and Wet Room 
  • Washing Machine / Dryer
  • Pets are Permitted (please enquire)
  • Only 12 mins drive to the Ski Lift

Included: Meet & Greet Service | Bed Linen & Towels | Welcome Basket | Firewood | Kitchen & Bathroom Essentials – toiletries, dishwasher tablets etc… | Local Assistance | Local Taxes & Utilities | Free Unlimited Wi-Fi Cleaning Before & After Stay | Ski Tuition & Equipment Discounts

Flexible Check-in Days Possible During Certain Periods – PLEASE ENQUIRE

Description & Overview

3 (4) Bedroom Modern / Rustic Chalet in Samoens, Grand Massif, Haute Savoie

“Lazy Labrador is a true alpine hideaway that encapsulates the spirit of adventure – rustic yet very comfortable – you might expect James Bond to relax here after a day on the slopes…”

The Lazy Labrador is a unique Samoens rental property – complete with outdoor ‘mazot’ cabin, this charming 18 Century farmhouse has recently been renovated, while retaining all the rustic beauty of a traditional savoyard farmhouse. The property is located in a historic hamlet in Les Chosalets (between Chantemerle & La Rosiere), just a 10 minute drive from the heart of Samoens and the ‘Grand Massif Express’ (GME) ski lift.

This comfortable home is provides accommodation for 6 – 9 guests in 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms.

The living space features a Norwegian ‘Jotul’ stove and is a snug spot for board games. Choose records from the vast music collection and enjoy atmospheric evenings with friends and family. The kitchen retains a beautiful original stone floor and is equipped with modern cooking equipment – the perfect setting for a post-ski fondue or tartiflette.

There are 4 entirely unique bedrooms, including a master ensuite with adjoining wet room, its walls lined in Travertine stone. There are 2 further bedrooms within the house and a traditional ‘mazot’ across the road from the house, providing a romantic sleepy hideaway for couples or teenagers wanting to escape ‘family time’!

There are no formal parking spaces, but plenty of room for 3 cars – a little snow clearing may be require in the Winter months!

*Please note: 

– There is NO television – However there are games and an extensive record collection for your enjoyment. 

– Due to the mountain location, it is also possible that the wi-fi internet is at times slower depending on weather and time of year.

– It is not always possible to have telephone signal at the chalet but you may use the wi-fi to use skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime for calls.

Chalet Capacity

The Lazy Labrador can comfortably sleep 6 – 9 people with the use of the traditional outdoor cabin

If you are holidaying with another family, we also represent Chalet Coeur – a short walk up the road – that sleeps 10 – 13. Our guests occasionally rent both properties to host larger groups of friends and family!


  • Master Bedroom: Master bedroom with ensuite. There is room for a travel cot or extra camp bed (provided).
  • Bedroom 2: Triple bedroom with one double bed on a raised platform and 1 single bed below
  • Bedroom 3: Comfortable single room or child double with pull-out bed
  • Outdoor Cabin: Separated from the house, this is a true romantic getaway. This bedroom is cosy and warm in winter with heating and electricity but is basic with no water or bathroom.

Other Rooms

  • Living Room: No TV but an extensive record collection, boardgames and free, unlimited WI-FI. Also plenty of room to sit and read by the fire, a powerful nordic woodburner
  • Porch: Our morning and evening dining area which also has a comfortable swing bed and a fabulous view of the mountains
  • Kitchen/Dining Room: includes a big new electric/gas combination oven, dishwasher and all mod cons
  • Main Family Bathroom: Bath with thermostatic controller, a further shower enclosure, large sink and loo.
  • Utility Room: Contains cleaning products, washing machine, dryer and hanging space for laundry.
  • Large Stone Terrace (access may be restricted in the winter months due to snow coverage)
  • Outside: Nature is on your doorstep!

Lazy Labrador Brochure



The Lazy Labrador is conveniently located only 6.5kms (10 minute drive) from the Samoens village centre and the high speed ‘GME’ lift connecting you to the Grand Massif domain, which boasts some of the best skiing in the world. Suitable for all levels, there is over 275km of piste to explore and plenty of off-piste for more advanced skiers. Simply step outside the door and you’ll be on a fantastic snow-shoeing/Nordic skiing route. In the summer, this house is a hub for adventure sports such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing and paragliding. 

Reaching the chalet 

Distance from Geneva Airport: Approximately 80km (1hr 15 mins)

Distance from Paris (by road): Approximately 600km (6hrs+)

Distance from London (by road): Approximately 1,000km (12hrs+ including Eurotunnel)

By train: The nearest train station is the ‘Gare de Cluses’ (25 minutes drive away). However, you will need to organise transfers / rent your own car and snow chains as there is no public transport from the house.

Greeting Service: Our in-resort partners, Samoens Services, will be in direct touch with you in the weeks leading up to your arrival to assist with last-minute details and arrival plans. You will be met by one of the team who will make sure you are shown how everything works and answer any questions you may have about the area.

Vehicle Access

A car is essential at this chalet. However for larger groups, or those with a scattered arrival time, you may additionally opt for a transfer service directly from Geneva Airport, which will take you directly to the chalet. We recommend contacting Mountain Lifts or Go Massif. For more information and other recommendations, please visit our online Samoens Resort Guide.

For bookings between November – April, we recommend that you have a 4×4 or at the very least, snow chains in your car. The road is ploughed 2 – 3 times daily but it is always a good idea to arrive prepared for heavy snow conditions. if it snows heavily during the daytime. It is legal requirement in the French Alps to come equipped with snow chains that specifically fit you vehicle

Extra Details & Policies – What’s Included?

The Lazy Labrador is a self-catered stay but we can put you in touch with the best local catering options for your stay.

Extra Charges: For bookings above 7 guests, or where the mazot / cabin room is requested as an extra bedroom, there will be an additional charge of €50 per person.

Pet Policy: We are dog-friendly and will accept up to 2 well behaved, house trained dogs at an extra charge of €50. We ask that all furry guests are kept out of bedrooms and prevented from climbing onto furniture. All dog litter should be removed from exterior spaces (garden, porch, patio and green spaces around the property).

Rates & Availability

Lazy Labrador is available to rent all year round… Email or give us a call for any further information

Changeover day for the chalet is Saturday… However please ask if you’d like a different arrival day as we can sometimes be flexible

Security Deposit amount is €600 (or £600) – Payable by Bank Transfer before arrival.

Rental payments can be paid in 2 instalments – a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking, the 50% balance will be due 60 days before arrival.

SUMMER 2019 🌞

Check-In Check-Out Rate Availability
01 Jun 2019 08 Jun 2019  €1,400 Booked
08 Jun 2019 15 Jun 2019  €1,400 Booked
15 Jun 2019 22 Jun 2019  €1,400 Booked
22 Jun 2019 29 Jun 2019  €1,400 Booked
29 Jun 2019 06 Jul 2019  €1,500 Booked
06 Jul 2019 13 Jul 2019  €1,600 Booked
13 Jul 2019 20 Jul 2019  €1,600 Booked
20 Jul 2019 27 Jul 2019  €1,600 Booked
27 Jul 2019 03 Aug 2019  €1,600 Booked
03 Aug 2019 10 Aug 2019  €1,600 Booked
10 Aug 2019 17 Aug 2019  €1,600 Booked
17 Aug 2019 24 Aug 2019  €1,600 Booked
24 Aug 2019 31 Aug 2019  €1,500 Booked
31 Aug 2019 07 Sep 2019  €1,200 Booked
07 Sep 2019 14 Sep 2019  €1,200 Booked
14 Sep 2019 21 Sep 2019  €1,200 Booked

WINTER 2020 ❄️

Check-In Check-Out Rate Availability
14 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019  €1,300 Booked
21 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019  €2,900 Booked
28 Dec 2019 04 Jan 2020  €3,000 Booked
04 Jan 2020 11 Jan 2020  €1,000 Available
12 Jan 2020 19 Jan 2020  €1,200 Booked
19 Jan 2020 25 Jan 2020  €1,200 Available
25 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2020  €1,300 Booked
01 Feb 2020 08 Feb 2020  €1,300 Available
08 Feb 2020 15 Feb 2020  €1,600 Available
15 Feb 2020 22 Feb 2020  €3,000 Booked
22 Feb 2020 29 Feb 2020  €2,300 Booked
29 Feb 2020 07 Mar 2020  €1,700 Available
07 Mar 2020 14 Mar 2020  €1,300 Available
14 Mar 2020 21 Mar 2020  €1,300 Available
21 Mar 2020 27 Mar 2020  €1,300 Booked
28 Mar 2020 04 Apr 2020  €1,300 Available
04 Apr 2020 11 Apr 2020  €1,400 Booked
11 Apr 2020 18 Apr 2020  €1,400 Booked

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