Summer reviews

Zara, June 2017

Perfect & Peaceful Chalet for exploring the Alps

We’ve just arrived home from an amazing 9 days stay at Chalet Mathilde. I’ve stayed before for a ski holiday and this was my first time in the Alps for cycling. It’s just a beautiful in the summer as it is covered in snow. The chalet is spacious and so comfortable. It’s located in beautiful surroundings with decking areas perfect for summer BBQs. Ben and Madison are the perfect hosts and are always happy to help. Ben is a keen cyclist himself and is very knowledgeable of the area. We were a mixed ability group, with some not cycling, but the surroundings offer something for everyone; from hiking, running, sunbathing by beautiful glacial lakes or a pop over to Italy for the afternoon for pasta (some in our group cycled to Italy and some drove). We were self-catering this time and (to be honest) I did miss their delicious meals having stayed before at the catered ski chalet! I definitely hope to stay again for both another ski and cycle season!”

Matt, June 2017

Perfect base for a week of alpine road cycling

“Lovely peaceful chalet in the heart of the Alps. Fantastic place to come home to after a day chasing Cols. Some big name climbs within easy reach of the chalet (Petit St Bernard, Roseland, Madeline, L’Iseran) as well as plenty of challenging roads up to nearby ski resorts. We were lucky enough to ample a couple of the host’s cakes – that’s really tempted us to go for the catered option next time!”

Myles, June 2017

Relaxed Accommodation, brilliant climbs!

“Stayed for a 9 day cycling holiday. The pick up (and drop off) from Geneva Airport from the host (Ben) took the stress out of the holiday and saved us from renting a car. There’s plenty of cols and cormets in the surrounding area to keep your climbing legs engaged – and the gentle pootle down to the little lake by Aime was very pleasant too. Fantastic hosts, fantastic location, secure garage for your bike (with tools – Ben’s a keen cyclists too) and brilliant weather. I will be back!”

Stephanie, July 2016

“We had an excellent stay at Alpine Vista, the accommodation is spacious, modern, spotless, and luxuriously appointed. The garden area was great for the kids and nearby hiking/biking options were perfect for the adults. A beautiful part of the world. Ben was a warm, helpful and unintrusive host. I highly recommend this accommodation.”

Agnés, July 2016

“Le chalet Mathilde est parfait pour des séjours sportifs entre amis. Il est fonctionnel, décoré avec goût et situé à proximité des stations de ski et des chemins de rando / VTT. La possibilité de faire un barbecue et de manger sur la terrasse est très appréciable. Ben et sa compagne sont très sympathiques et arrangeants. En un mot : Super !”

Marjolein, July 2016

“We had a great stay at Chalet Mathilde. The house met all expectations. The host is very nice and helpful. The chalet is a good starting point for some beautiful climbs and the best place to relax afterwards.”

Jonathan, August 2015

“Just returned home from a weeks mountain biking in The Alps having stayed here for the 2nd year in a row. I genuinely can’t fault this chalet, it’s location is perfect for Tignes (25 mins away by car) and Les Arcs (10 minutes by car), both offering out of this world trails for bikers of all levels. We were welcomed by Ben who is on hand all week for any local knowledge that you may need and made to feel very welcome indeed. The accommodation is beautiful and finished to an incredibly high standard. Three is a secure locked garage for bikes/skis that would comfortably hold 10 bikes and a good area in front for any maintenance work that needs doing (we needed emergency repairs most nights – the Alps trails are very unforgiving for bikes!). There is ample room for 10 people to stay comfortably, the kitchen has all you would need to cook for that many people and the lounge is a really good size. If you want a nice quiet retreat that is ideally located then look no further, I would struggle to find anything even remotely negative about our holiday here! If you are a biker/walker it is worth noting that Tignes offer free lift passes all summer so take advantage! It’s an incredible place and we’ve booked again already for next year!”

Josh, June 2015

“A group of five of us stayed for a week in June for a road cycling holiday. The chalet is in a perfect location to tackle some incredible climbs…. Cormet de Roselend, Col de L’Iseran, Col du Petit St Bernard (to Italy and back!)….Tour de France classics straight from the front door – no need for a support van to take your bikes to the foot of the climbs. Already planning next year’s trip.”

Nikki, September 2013

“My family and I stayed in Chalet Mathilde in late August. The Chalet is in a great location for summer activities and we enjoyed plently of hikes and rafting too. So amaxing how high you can drive to. Bourg is a lovely French town, with some great restaurants and shops to wander round. Ben has good local knowledge too and hepled us with our plans which we were very grateful for as came a little unprepared.

With the great weather we took full advantage of the BBQ and balcony area. There is plently of modern, clean kitchenware and crockery for all 10 of us without having to worry about washing straight. Overall the chalet is kept to a very high standard and is very well equipped and I would recommend to friends and family. We had a fantastic holiday and we are all looking forward to visiting again soon.”

Alison, August 2013

We had a great time here. Perfect for two families. The chalet is comfortable, stylish and well equipped, and the children loved the table tennis. The location is excellent for walking – you can drive up to some high car parks so you are right up amongst the peaks. The views were amazing and the alpine flowers stunning. We saw lots of marmottes, and also ibex and chamois.

Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Yariv, July 2013

“Our family of eight people stayed in this beautifully renovated chalet in the summer, and had a great time. During the summer, we had to cater for ourselves, and the kitchen was fully equipped for all our needs. There are two supermarkets in Bourg St. Maurice, within a short distance drive. The owners, Jackie and Andy, were very helpful, and even located for us an open pharmacy on a Sunday afternoon, when they heard that one of us was not feeling well. The Chalet is conveniently located on road D902. It saved us time traveling to various hiking destinations in the area. We’ve been mostly to the Vanoise national park, but also made a day trip to Courmayeur, Italy, and took the cable car to the Mont Blanc, and had fun playing in the snow in the middle of the summer. The chalet was very spacious and nicely decorated, and the many bedrooms and bathrooms made it very comfortable for a big family. We enjoyed the balconies, as well as the table-tennis. There was a separate hall for watching video, a library and games. We’d like to come back again, and definitely recommend it to our friends.”

 

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