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Key Features:

  • Distance to Grand Massif Express – 2.5km drive 
  • Perfect for Families. Sleeps 12
  • Two Glass Fronted Fireplaces
  • Incredible Panoramic Mountain Views

  • Sauna and Cold Dipping Tub
  • 2 Kitchens & 2 Living Spaces 
  • Washing Machine / Dryer
  • Pets Allowed (Please Enquire at Booking)

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

5 Bedroom Luxury chalet in Samoens, Grand Massif, Haute Savoie

Few chalets in Samoens enjoy such beautiful panoramic views. Located in the small hamlet of Mathonex, Chalet Pensées des Alpes is slightly elevated above the village at 900m and is only a 5 minute drive to the Grand Massif Express ski lift in the village.

The chalet boasts 2 fully equipped kitchens and 2 living / dining areas, particularly appealing to large groups or for staff use / catering teams during your stay.

One of the best things about Pensées des Alpes are the south facing views you’ll enjoy all day long from the balconies and terraces that wrap around the chalet. Look up at the mighty Criou to your left and straight ahead onto the ski slopes of Samoens – the nicest of all entries into the Grand Massif ski domain.

Inside, the chalet is a cosy mix of traditional comfort mixed with all the luxurious little touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Enjoy a cosy fondue by candlelight, views onto the glistening evening lights of Samoens from the Sauna or glass of local Savoyard wine from the balcony.

Pensées des Alpes is laid out over three floors and comprises of 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people as well as multiple reception and dining areas. The chalet is unique in that it can be split into 2 very reasonably sized apartments, allowing for a good deal of privacy for large families or for staff and / or in-house catering options

Chalet Capacity

Pensées des Alpes can comfortably sleep 12 guests


  • Master bedroom suite with jacuzzi style bath tub and a baby cot for a young child.
  • Bedroom 2 has a double bed and access to a shared en-suite.
  • Bedroom 3 is a children’s bunk bed room that sleeps 2 with shared ensuite with bed
  • Bedroom 4 has a double bed with its own private exterior decking and seating space
  • Bedroom 5 contains 2 bunk beds sleeping 4 people – again with access to an exterior decking area.

Other rooms

  • Living Room 1 – Plenty of boardgames and free, fast wifi. Also plenty of room to sit and read by the open fire
  • Living Room 2 – A secondary open plan living room on the lower ground floor for privacy / staff use
  • Wraparound Balconies – Enjoy your breakfast from the south-facing balcony with spellbinding views
  • Kitchen/Dining Room 1 – includes electric oven with gas hobs, dishwasher and a Nespresso machine
  • Kitchen/Dining Room 2 – A second fully equipped kitchen for large groups / staff / catering teams.
  • 2 Large family bathrooms
  • Sauna – Enjoy a post-ski detox in the sauna and brave a dip in the traditional wooden cold tub!
  • Outside – Nature is on your doorstep!



Pensées des Alpes is conveniently located only a 6 minute drive (2.5km) from the town centre and a 8 minute drive from the Grand Massif Express ski lift that connects you to the wider Grand Massif domain, which has some of the best skiing in the Alps. In the summer, there are several accessible trails directly from the house. The Samoens area is also a great hub for adventure sports such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing and paragliding.

Reaching the chalet 

Distance from Geneva Airport: Approximately 80km (1hr 10 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 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… The road is ploughed 2 – 3 times daily but it is always a good idea to arrive prepared for heavy snow conditions. It is legal requirement in the French Alps to come equipped with snow chains that specifically fit you vehicle

Extra Details – What’s Included?

Pensées des Alpes is a self-catered stay but we can put you in touch with the best local catering options for your stay.

Pet Policy: We are dog-friendly and can accept up to 2 small/medium, 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

Pensées des Alpes 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 €900 (or £900) – 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.

WINTER 2020 ❄️

Check-In Check-Out Rate Availability
15 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019  €2,000 Available
20 Dec 2019 29 Dec 2019  €4,500 Booked
29 Dec 2019 05 Jan 2020  €4,900 Booked
05 Jan 2020 11 Jan 2020  €2,200 Available
11 Jan 2020 18 Jan 2020  €2,200 Booked
19 Jan 2020 26 Jan 2020  €2,200 Available
26 Jan 2020 02 Feb 2020  €2,200 Available
02 Feb 2020 09 Feb 2020  €2,200 Available
09 Feb 2020 14 Feb 2020  €3,200 Available
14 Feb 2020 23 Feb 2020  €4,900 Booked
23 Feb 2020 01 Mar 2020  €4,200 Booked
01 Mar 2020 08 Mar 2020  €3,500 Available
08 Mar 2020 15 Mar 2020  €2,200 Available
15 Mar 2020 22 Mar 2020  €2,200 Available
22 Mar 2020 29 Mar 2020  €2,200 Available
29 Mar 2020 03 Apr 2020  €2,200 Available
03 Apr 2020 12 Apr 2020  €2,200 Booked
12 Apr 2020 19 Apr 2020  €2,200 Booked



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