“The more time we spend in Morzine the more we want to be here, so building our own chalet was a natural step.”
The owners of Chalet Tataali wanted to build the perfect base to bring their extended family together for ski trips, and also to enjoy the Alps in the summer.
We’ve been coming to the Alps for many years and decided to start our own project about 5 years ago. It’s a natural step for us as my wife is an architect, we have experience of developing properties and we love to have somewhere where we can bring the extended family together under one roof.
It took us some time to find our ideal spot. We looked at several locations across Les Gets and Morzine, both existing buildings and land plots. Having spent many happy ski weeks (and time in summer) at Chalet Twenty26 we always had a preference for Vallée de la Manche but despite years of looking we were unable to find the right spot. Then about two and a half years ago my brother, who was visiting Morzine, called me to say he had found the perfect spot just a stone’s throw from Twenty26. Once we visited we knew the site was just right, with stunning valley and forest views with the River Dranse sweeping by just metres below the site.
We have a large extended family and get together on a regular basis. We already have a house on the coast in Southwest France and this has really helped bringing everyone together during the summer months. We wanted to try and replicate this in the mountains primarily for winter ski trips but also to enjoy the Alps in the summer.
My wife’s philosophy for a house is that it should be fun so that’s always our starting point and we’ve tried to add lots of fun features around the chalet. I must give all the credit for the slide to her—she is a devotee—we have a slide in our house in Cap Ferret and it’s great fun. For both children and adults.
The idea for the climbing wall came from our project manager, who assures me not to worry about any health and safety issues! I am really looking forward to trying this out. We have also added a pin wall and monkey bars in the playroom and there’s table football and a pool table which should help keep everyone entertained.
In case you were wondering, the name “Tataali” is Arabic for “cascade” reflecting the cascading of the river which runs just a few metres below the chalet and can be heard from most of our rooms, and also the fact the chalet cascades down the valley.
Bedroom 1 - Bunk room for children with climbing wall
Bedroom 2 - Twin/double (king) with en-suite and access to terrace
Bedroom 3 - Twin/double (king) with large dressing room en-suite and access to terrace
Bedroom 4 - Twin/double (king) with en-suite shower room and access to shared balcony
Bedroom 5 - Twin/double (king) with en-suite shower room walk in wardrobe and access to shared balcony
Bedroom 6 - Double (king) with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 7 - Master bedroom Twin/double (king) with dressing room, walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom
Voted one of ‘Top 10 Chalet Hot Tubs” by Escapism Magazine
"Chalet, Twenty26, had more of a boutique-hotel feel. It is slightly out of town but we had a driver to take us into town, or to the nearest lift, and what we lost from being a little further from the slopes we gained in good service and jaw-dropping views. There was a hot tub and a sauna outside – and pre-dinner cocktails – to help battered bodies forget their bruises. Chef Al’s cooking was inspired: salmon ceviche, a brilliant duck breast with rillettes and potato dauphinoise. The afternoon cakes and tea, home cinema and fire that welcomed us back from the slopes raised the chalet above the norm.
Owners Chris and Sarah were great hosts and very knowledgeable. They’d given up their jobs in London to follow their dream and said they had looked at several resorts before deciding on Morzine. They’d liked its relaxed atmosphere, and the fact it was a proper town that didn’t cease to exist when the slopes shut in April. And who can blame them?"
“Twenty26 can be likened to a carefully packed Christmas stocking, giving the receiver ever more exciting surprises, the further down they go. There's a contemporary feel throughout the chalet, with some high-design furniture pieces including a Matthew Hilton table, Le Corbusier chair, and Claire Norcross lighting. But there’s also a sensitive nod to this old farmhouse's history with the preserving, and exposing, of some original stone walls in the basement spa area”
Ski Lifts 4 min walk
Resort Centre 5 min chauffeured drive
Geneva (GVA): 1h 15m / 80km
Chambery (CMF): 1h 25m / 125km
Lyon (LYS): 2h 15m / 200km
No need to rush out of bed - breakfast is laid on. A healthy array of fresh fruit juices, a selection of warming teas and coffee - yoghurts, crispy cereals, juicy fruit and a mouth-watering display of delicious fresh breads & delicate pastries. Your chef will also prepare hot dishes and continental options from the chalet's signature Breakfast Club menu - how do you like your eggs? So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful. Breakfast is served every morning of your stay with a slightly reduced menu on the chef day off.
Come back after a wonderful day on the mountain to the warmth and comfort of your chalet. Snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of a crackling fire, with a steaming cup of tea and a generous serving of cake – this is how all afternoons should be. Your chef will prepare a fresh from the oven, sweet treat for your return, so whether your preference is for a hearty sticky Apple and Ginger cake or a delicate Mille-feuille aux framboise is more your thing, there will be something tempting waiting for you. In addition a savoury platter is also included for those with less of a sweet tooth. Personally I don’t think you can beat a slice of crispy baguette with lashings of butter and dollops of apricot jam or nutella - but maybe that ‘s just me - the perfect comfort food.
When staying in a catered chalet every night feels like a special occasion, and why shouldn't it, you're on an amazing holiday and it's so good to be alive. You’re dressed and ready for a glass of something chilled with friends and family, ready to regale them with tales of your mountain adventures that may get a little exaggerated for dramatic effect with each rendition. Enjoy the delicious canapés and amuse-bouche freshly prepared by your star in the kitchen.
Take a seat at your own private table - it's time for the main event – a delicious feast, masterfully crafted by your talented chef. With an emphasis on using hand-selected, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt in your mouth four course dinner that wouldn't look out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. Dinner is complimented by a tangy platter of divine local cheeses. Menus can be tailored to suit your tastes and your chef will be happy to prepare everything from a simple supper to fine dining delights. Dinner is accompanied by carefully paired wines. During the week you will be served three gourmet dinners, one dinner from our International Taste menu and on one evening enjoy "Kaiseki" which is an exquisite 6 course Japanese inspired feast. Dinner is served on 5 night of your stay.
The chalet provides an open bar of artisan beers, house wines, premium spirits including gin, vodka and single malts and mixers.They offer a 'Gin bar' with speciality tonics and a 'signature cocktail' is served each evening and Belstar Prosecco and the house Champagne is served throughout the week. There is a Champagne reception served on the evening of your choice during your stay. The chalet offer a selection of at least 8 house wines which are available throughout your stay.
The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, and will serve an earlier high tea for children (on 5 evenings). You can talk to your SkiBoutique PA about any specific requests from dietary requirements such as gluten free diets to birthday cakes and favourite dishes. We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted and delivered in resort.
Winter 2020/2021 - NEXT SEASON
|Arrival Date||Weekly Rate||Status|
|December 2020||06 Dec 2020||EUR 35,500|
|13 Dec 2020||EUR 35,500|
|20 Dec 2020||EUR 49,900|
|27 Dec 2020||EUR 64,900|
|January 2021||03 Jan 2021||EUR 38,500|
|10 Jan 2021||EUR 36,900|
|17 Jan 2021||EUR 36,900|
|24 Jan 2021||EUR 39,900|
|31 Jan 2021||EUR 42,900|
|February 2021||07 Feb 2021||EUR 64,900|
|14 Feb 2021||EUR 42,900|
|21 Feb 2021||EUR 39,900|
|28 Feb 2021||EUR 39,900|
|March 2021||07 Mar 2021||EUR 39,900|
|14 Mar 2021||EUR 36,900|
|21 Mar 2021||EUR 36,900|
|28 Mar 2021||EUR 46,500|
|April 2021||04 Apr 2021||EUR 46,500|
|11 Apr 2021||EUR 39,900|
|18 Apr 2021||EUR 33,900|
|25 Apr 2021||POA||Unavailable|