A hidden gem
you’re a seasoned visitor to the ski resort of Courchevel La Praz or have even wondered its charming narrow streets just once then you have no doubt passed the door of this stunning chalet without giving it a second thought.
White Chalet is located in an enviable position in the village of La Praz. It blends effortlessly with the surrounding chocolate box chalets making it barely noticeable, and yet it’s right next door to the Hotel Les Peupliers. A hotel synonymous with Courchevel Le Praz.
For skiing convenience it’s only a 150m from the piste and the two ski lifts that access the Les Trois Vallées ski domain. The Praz telecabine takes you directly into Courchevel 1850 in just ten minutes. The Foret telecabine provides access to the skiing of Courchevel, La Tania, Meribel and beyond from the summit of ‘La Loze”. Providing true freedom to explore all of the worlds most extensive ski area. At the end of the day skiing back to resort through the trees is delightful, providing a true alpine experience.
Once you’ve unclipped your skis for the day wondering back to your chalet couldn’t be more pleasant as you take a path around the frozen lake, cross the road and you’re home. Walking into one of the most welcoming ski boot rooms I’ve ever seen, with the warm glow of candles and a large sofa to sink into whilst you debate the removing of your ski boots.
Though the chalet is available on a bed and breakfast basis, afternoon tea is prepared daily and will be awaiting your return. Head to the first floor and the large open plan living area to enjoy tea and freshly made cake with your feet up warming your toes by the roaring fire. The living area is spacious with meticulous attention to detail from its artwork and sculptures to its unusual light fittings. There is a modern well-equipped kitchen, two seating areas for dining, large sumptuous sofas to sink into and a separate cosy corner to enjoy a game of chess or a glass of champagne and a good catch up with a friend.
The chalet has 5 beautifully designed en–suite bedrooms all with flat screen televisons and despite the central location the chalet still feels very private.
I have though saved the best till last. Head down to the lower ground floor of this beautiful chalet and you’ll find an area dedicated to complete rest and relaxation. Open the door to your incredible personal spa and while away the hours relaxing on the day bed, listen to your favourite tunes and drift away. If you start to feel guilty just relaxing then take a dip in your very own swimming pool with contra flow system, a work out in itself. Tired legs from all that skiing, then why not indulge in a massage in your dedicated massage room, drifting off to the soothing sound of the flowing water from your pool.
Fully relaxed, settle down with family and loved ones to watch a movie in your private cinema room, leaving you feeling a million miles away from the hustle and bustle outside. During the evening wander onto the streets of this enchanting village and find some of the best dining the Three Valley ski area has to offer.
Next door to the chalet is the Les Peupliers with its exceedingly popular restaurant La Table de Mon Grand-Pere named after the grandfather of the hotel founder, Norbert Gacon. The restaurant serves generous homemade dishes using fresh seasonal produce. If you’re looking for a local Savoyard specialty, then you’ll enjoy a tartiflette here but it’s not all cheese on the menu with plenty of fish and meat dishes to satisfy all culinary desires. The restaurant is not only fabulous for an evening, it’s a great place to take a coffee at lunch time and watch the skiing world go by.
Walking just 2 minutes from the chalet you’ll find the equally infamous Bistro du Praz serving fine dining in an intimate and cosy setting. Whilst if you’re looking for a more low key evening, I’d recommend a plate of charcuterie or a warmed Mont d’or cheese accompanied by some fine wines in the cosy atmosphere of the Cave des Lys, a traditional vaulted wine cellar just a few minutes’ walk from the chalet.
Perhaps elegant, fine dining and Michelin stars are your preference for an evening out, in which case you won’t be disappointed when you find the restaurant Azimut just a stone’s throw from the chalet and holding one star. Chef Francois Moureaux prepares fresh, innovative cuisine in an authentic, relaxed and friendly atmosphere leaving your taste buds satiated and you’re only a short wander home to the warmth and luxury of your private chalet.
Of course dining in the chalet would also be a fabulous experience too and a great way to spend an evening entertaining your friends, and a chef is available on request to prepare your choice of menu.
So what can you expect from a Luxury B&B ski holiday? In the case of White Chalet, a lot more than you’d think.
Before you arrive you will consult with the chalet manager to ensure all the finer details of your holiday are organised; including ski school and lift passes to shopping for provisions for the chalet.
Your holiday includes a private chef to prepare you a scrumptious continental and cooked breakfast every morning to set you up for a day on the ski slopes; he’ll even leave you a fresh homemade afternoon teacake for your return. The housekeeper is on hand to clean the chalet and change your towels every day and mid-week she’ll change your bedroom linen too.
Though extremely well located there is also a driver service available between 09:00 and 17:00 should you wish to have the children taken to ski school in Courchevel 1550 or maybe you’d like to visit the aquamotion-courchevel just a 10 minute drive away.
The chalet is available for weekly rentals priced between €12,000 to €30,000.
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