Alpine Chalet - near Les Arcs

House - Entire home/apt · Chalet Tarine, Les Échines Dessous, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Rhône-Alpes 73700, France

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Chalet Tarine is a lovely character chalet sleeping 10-14 people in the Tarentaise with some of the best skiing and most thrilling paragliding space in the French Alps. Very affordable, starting at under £100 per person per week. Luxury en suite bathrooms, fabulous views, short drive to ski lifts and take off points. Full (email hidden) .Fantastic private hub for mountain enthusiasts.

This large chalet sleeps 10 - 14 people, with 5 bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms. The four main bedrooms have their own south facing balconies and there is a wonderful west-facing balcony off the main top floor living room/kitchen with views towards the historic landmark of the ‘Forte de La Platte’. It is spread over the top 3 floors of this 4-story chalet (the ground floor being a separate apartment)

Bedroom 1: (2-3 people)
Very large double bedroom with an ensuite with a bath, separate shower, WC and double washbasin. This room has a hand crafted double bed and also a single ‘Sleigh Bed’, built from a genuine antique sleigh from the village. Balcony and views.
Bedroom 2: (2-4 People)
Large bedroom with two hand carved single beds and a bunk bed. There is an ensuite shower room with W.C and washbasin. Balcony and views.

Bedroom 3: (2-3 People)
A very large double bedroom with hand carved double bed, an additional single bed and an ensuite with shower, WC, and washbasin. Balcony and views.
Family Suite, Bedrooms 4 & 5 these bedrooms share a separate bathroom with bath, double washbasin, shower and WC.
Bedroom 4: (2 People)
Large Double Bedroom with hand carved double bed, sofa, balcony and views.
Bedroom 5: (2 People)
A cosy twin room with two single hand crafted beds.

Living Room/Kitchen.
A striking open plan vaulted living room/kitchen, with wood burning glass fronted fireplace,and a modern kitchen with dishwasher. Bespoke hand built monastry table and benches. Satellite TV DVD. Large west facing balcony with lovely views.


Chalet Tarine is situated in a south facing Tarentaise village overlooking the ski resort 'LES ARCS'. The bottom of the 'LES ARCS' funicular is in Bourg Saint Maurice, a 10-15 minute drive from the Chalet (6km). This is where you park and buy your ski pass and begin and end your days skiing.

The funicular takes 7 minutes and at its summit is 'Arc 1600' , from where you can ski the huge Les Arcs ski area, this includes the villages of Villaroger, Peisney Vallendry, plus Arc 1800, Arc 1950, and Arc 2000.

Les Arcs is easily big enough to keep you busy all week, but the extraordinary double decker Vanoise Express cable car connects Les Arcs directly to the 10 resorts and villages that form the vast
'LA PLAGNE' ski area.

Together 'Les Arcs' and 'La Plagne' form a 400KM ski area known as 'PARADISKI,' one of the largest ski areas in the world.


In late Spring the villages of the Tarentaise region come alive. Their breathtaking views change as the snow melts and the abundant wild flowers cover the mountain sides. As Spring rolls into Summer the long warm days and cool nights make it a perfect place to visit in even the hottest months. With mountain biking, golf, hiking, White Water Rafting, Climbing, Parapenting and even Summer Skiing, the Tarentaise should appeal to the most active person.

But the unique charm and character of the mountain villages makes them a truly magical place to simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. They're not purpose built holiday resorts; they are living, breathing villages where traditional alpine lifestyle's survive.

The small farms raise the ‘Tarine’ cows, a hardy fawn coloured beauty specially adapted to a high altitude life. The exceptional and unspoilt diet of the Tarine cows can be tasted in the cheese made from their milk. It’s collected daily from the village to make creamy Beaufort, often called the king of Gruyere. Many local farms still keep a variety of animals and on up from Les Échines-Dessous at 2000m there's a small goat farm at the 'Forte De la Platte', still producing unique hand made cheese using age old traditions. The breath taking '5 Lakes' walk starts from the fort and takes around 2 hours.

The Cormet de Roseland, which passes below the village, provides the spectacular setting for a famous stage of 'The Tour De France'. Along this route towards Beaufort lies the extaordinary L'aiguille des glaciers, part of the Tour du Mont-Blanc, a protected vallee only accessible in Summer that retains it's glacier snow thoughout the year. A hearty alpine meal can be enjoyed at Auberge de La Nova , a beautiful twenty minute drive from Les Échines-Dessous

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4.5
Beds: 12
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $2063 /week
Monthly Price: $5619 /month
Security Deposit: $711
Cleaning Fee: $84
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • We had an incredible stay, couldn't recommend Tom's chalet more. We visited at the last weekend of the ski season, so were blessed with hot sun and heavy snow during our one week stay! The chalet is located up on the hill, in a group of other farm houses, a ten minute windy road from the town - stock up on food supplies before you get there (we didn't, and after a long drive were too tired to head out. oops!) Tom was a fantastic host, despite us not actually meeting him, and got back to us quickly when we arrived and had a question. The chalet itself is INCREDIBLE. Very spacious, finished to a high standard, warm, plenty of things to keep children occupied (also with a cot and high chair). Really can not say enough positive things here. Can't wait to return :)

    April 2012
  • This is the best renovated and furnished chalet I have been to. Very charming, comfortable and allowing privacy to a large group. Tom was extremely responsive and helpful with all our questions. The location is great, and we hope to be back end of the summer for hiking.

    January 2012
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We have a lovely character chalet sleeping 10-12 people in the Tarentaise with some of the best skiing and most thrilling paragliding space in the French Alps. Very affordable, starting at under £100 per person per week. Luxury en suite bathrooms, fabulous views, short drive to ski lifts and take off points. Full details see (website hidden). Fantastic private hub for mountain enthusiasts. Chalet Tarine is available Saturday to Saturday . It is self-catered, large, characterful, well equiped and has five bedrooms, one with 4 single beds in (so you can sleep up to 12) We also have a lovely ground floor one bedroom apartment in the same chalet. Totally self contained with its own front door, we generally offer longer season rentals for this apartment, but shorter holidays can be arranged. The chalet is in a village 'Les Echines' 10-12 minutes drive (6km) up from Bourg St Maurice (on the sunny side). To ski, you drive down from the village to Bourg St Maurice, and catch the funicular from Bourg St Maurice up to Les Arcs 1600 (Paradiski). Bourg St Maurice has many shops, supermarkets and restuarants etc.
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