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chalet Rive Gauche

Val d'Isere

Chalet Capacity

10 Adults

Property Highlights

Ski-in access
Indoor swimming pool
Hammam
Open fire

Average Cost

High Season FROM 35,000 GBP
Mid Season FROM 17,000 GBP
Low Season FROM 13,000 GBP
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Overview

Your Sweet Escape

It’s a long winter at home, grey skies, soggy dog walks, waking up in the dark for work, coming home form work in the dark. Definitely time for a holiday! You’re longing for the blue skies, crisp air and crunchy white snow of the Alps, and this year you’re sure you’ve picked a winner – it was a long quest before you found ‘the one’.  You’re staying at Chalet Rive Gauche in Le Fornet, and you can’t wait!

You’ve every right to be smug; few realise what a little gem the exclusive hamlet of Le Fornet is. The jewel in Val d’Isère’s crown, only for those with a discerning palate, those who know what they crave from a luxury ski holiday; tranquility and quick access to the slopes! This is your winter escape and it will certainly reward your confidence from the moment you arrive and step into the cool, inviting entranceway. The hall way shared with sister property Chalet Vieux Pont teases you nearer to the open doorway, like the entrance to a cave you long to explore. Rive Gauche does have a mystical feel to it, perched atop the river bank it blends in with its surroundings and feels elemental, a part of the mountainside.

Inside is warm and welcoming, and you are warmly welcomed with a glass of chilled champagne. Champagne sourced from a boutique house in the Grand Cru village of Ay, and as much care is taken in every detail of your stay at Rive Gauche as was clearly taken in sourcing the wines. Certainly one of Val d’Isère’s most striking chalets you would expect the décor and the service to live up to the exterior and it doesn't disappoint.  

As you start your sojourn with a relaxing dip in your private pool you cannot believe the magical white scene revealed before you, viewed through the impressive arced window. As you watch the Isère, rushing past on it’s journey downhill to the resort centre you feel a million miles from the dull grey you left behind. 

Holiday memories are likely to bring back visions of that wondrous pool and the hamam, but also of evenings spent in entertaining conversation around the roaring log fire, regaling each other with tales of the day’s ski mishaps before dinner. Your theatrical tumble through the trees – you swear that pine jumped into your path – and Sarah’s spectacular dismount of the La Daille chairlift – too keen to get to après at la Folie Douce! Dinners here are a feast to savour; prepared by your talented private chef you will be delighted by an international, gourmet cuisine with little twists and plenty of local flavours. After dinner you are only minutes from the infamous nightlife on offer in Val d’Isère, and your attentive chalet host has already arranged the taxis. 

Feeling slightly sluggish the morning after, you count your blessings that you are just 150 m from the Le Fornet ski lift, further still that the chalet chauffeur is ready and waiting to dash you up there with all your ski kit! The ski lift whisks you up the mountain where you quickly access the wide, open and empty pistes of the Glacier du Pissaillas. A couple of runs later and the skiers staying in central Val D’Isère have caught up with you, but by now the sore head is long gone. The peace and pure mountain air was just the tonic as always! 

As ‘D’ day approaches (departure) you can’t believe how quickly the week has flown by. How much you’ve packed into the days on the slopes and at the same time how little you’ve actually done besides kick back and enjoy the spoils of your surroundings. You ski back to the door engrossed in your own thoughts  - the others came back earlier for one last massage and a sploosh in the pool. Yes, there’s a divine presence at work here, you were definitely meant to find this chalet. 

Open plan living in Chalet Rive Gauche
Chalet Rive Gauche seating area
The indoor swimming pool in Chalet Rive Gauche

Details

The quoted costs are inclusive of the following features and services:

Catering

  • Daily breakfast with cooked options
  • Continental breakfast on staff day-off
  • Afternoon tea
  • Children's high tea - 6 nights
  • Can cater for special dietary requests
  • Pre-arrival menu consultation
  • 3 course dinner served with wine - 6 nights
  • Complimentary soft drinks & juices
  • X3 bottles of standard spirits
  • Champagne & canapes served one night of your stay

Features

  • Ski-in
  • Steam room
  • Ski room with boot warmers
  • Swim/Spa

Staff

  • SkiBoutique PA (pre-arrival)
  • Chalet Host
  • Chef
  • Chauffeur shuttle service
  • Resort Manager

Amenities

  • Luxury bath and beauty products
  • Bathrobes, slippers and towels
  • WiFi throughout

Luxe Services

  • SkiBoutique PA

Floorplans

Floorplans for Chalet Rive Gauche

BEDROOMS

Bedroom 1 - Twin/double with en-suite shower room

Bedroom 2 - Twin/double with en-suite shower room

Bedroom 3 - Twin/double with en-suite shower room

Bedroom 4 - Twin/double with en-suite shower room

Bedroom 5 - Bunk room

Reviews

WHAT WE THINK

On a 2 week long trip around the French Alps inspecting new chalets I had the pleasure of viewing over 100 luxury chalets. Rive Gauche stood out - almost like a distinctive super model would - not typically beautiful - more striking, enchanting and alluring - she had me at first sight. 

Danny frith - Co-founder, skiboutique

Location

Chalet Location

Piste ski-in
Ski Lifts 4 min walk
Resort Centre 3 min chauffeured drive

Nearest Airports

Chambery (CMF): 2h 15m / 140km
Grenoble (GNB): 2h 30m / 160km
Geneva (GVA): 3h / 220km
Lyon (LYS): 3h / 220km

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Property location
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Gastronome

Do you love food? I don't know many people that don't - there is something wonderfully comforting and indulgent about having somebody else take control of the kitchen. But when that person is a talented chef with hands-on experience of high end restaurants, you know you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. We hand-pick our chalet partners for their beautiful properties, stand out service and their dedication to gastronomy. Here’s a taste of what you can expect when staying in one of our catered ski chalets: 

A perfect start to the day

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 a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? On the chef's day-off a continental breakfast is provided. So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful. 

 

High tea temptations

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. 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. 

 

Serving up a sensuous feast

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 three course dinner that wouldn't look out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. 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 selected house wines and is served on six nights leaving you free to explore the local restaurants on one evening.

 

Let the good times flow 

The chalet provides house wines, X3 bottles of standard spirits and a selection of soft drinks & juices. There is a Champagne reception on one night of your stay. Wine upgrades are possible - payable locally.

 

Children & dietary requirements 

The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, and will serve an earlier high tea for children. 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.

Availability

Winter 2019/2020 - NEXT SEASON

  Arrival Date Weekly Rate Status
December 2019 08 Dec 2019 EURO 13,000
15 Dec 2019 POA Unavailable
22 Dec 2019 EURO 27,000
29 Dec 2019 EURO 35,000 Unavailable
January 2020 05 Jan 2020 EURO 19,000
12 Jan 2020 EURO 16,000
19 Jan 2020 EURO 16,000
26 Jan 2020 EURO 16,000
February 2020 02 Feb 2020 EURO 17,000
09 Feb 2020 EURO 25,000 Unavailable
16 Feb 2020 EURO 35,000
23 Feb 2020 EURO 25,000
March 2020 01 Mar 2020 EURO 21,000
08 Mar 2020 EURO 17,000
15 Mar 2020 EURO 17,000
22 Mar 2020 EURO 17,000
29 Mar 2020 EURO 27,000
April 2020 05 Apr 2020 EURO 27,000
12 Apr 2020 EURO 21,000
19 Apr 2020 EURO 17,000
26 Apr 2020 EURO 14,000 Unavailable

Winter 2018/2019 - THIS SEASON

  Arrival Date Weekly Rate Status
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