History Room @ The Schoolhouse

House - Private room · Route de l'École, Chamonix, Rhone-Alpes 74400, France
Aaron & Leanne

The Room "History" is one of 6 spaces available in the Schoolhouse. The Room has 1 double bed, 1 single bed and sleeps up to 3 people.

Enjoy Chamonix @ The Schoolhouse

Your host, Aaron & Leanne
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The Room "History" is one of 6 spaces available in the Schoolhouse. The Room has 1 double bed, 1 single bed and sleeps up to 3 people.

Enjoy Chamonix @ The Schoolhouse

The Space

The Schoolhouse is a beautiful and unique building built in 1895. The house is set on 75 m2 of lawn and gardens, surrounded by trees with a back drop of snow-capped mountains. Every window looks out to a breath taking view.

As the name suggests "Ecole de Taconnaz" was once the village of Taconnaz's Schoolhouse for the local children between the ages of 5 and 12. The ground floor (now the lounge room) was the main class and assembly room with another classroom on the 1st floor (now bedrooms and apartment).
After the closure of the school in the 1990s it tastefully renovated keeping its cozy character and charm with the novel approach of Alpine paraphernalia and use of the original school furniture in its construction. For example you will find ice axes and advertizing posters hung on the walls and the mezzanine floors are made from the schools desks!

There are magnificent views from the lounge's large windows and terrace. Perfect for admiring the breath taking scenery.

The Schoolhouse sleeps a maximum of 20 people with the option of renting individual floors.

In the Schoolhouse there is 1 completely self-contained apartment that has an equipped modern kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms that sleep up to 6 people and a fast free WIFI connection.

There is an abundance of hot water and the house is central heated. For a little more ambiance there is a wood fire in the ground floor lounge room.

The local supermarket/shopping centre is also 5 minutes by car and 15 minutes walk away.

If you’re after a family holiday or a mountain adventure with friends, I aim to provide the best experience possible by tailoring your holiday to your every need.

If this listing is not exactly what you are after please take a look at "My other listings" on the right of this page. We operate 2 more beautiful property's:
Chalet Inora and Chalet Haute Boheme.
Cheers!
Aaron and Leanne

Guest Access

The house has 3 Washrooms one of which has a bath to sooth your weary body after your mountain adventure or walking the beat through Chamonix.

The garden, BBQ area, 2 fully equipped Kitchens and Landry at your disposal.

Interaction with Guests

We love to help! Just ask, text or mail, we will get back to you ASAP.

We offer an evening pick up service from Chamonix for a small fee. For details please contact us directly.

The Neighborhood

This Grand house is the ideal base for exploring the valley and surrounding villages of Chamonix.
Taconnaz is south of Chamonix centre and just far enough away to allow for unobstructed views and short walks to the edge of the towering mountains and still close enough to Chamonix town centre where you can browse the shopping streets, dine out and party.
15 minutes’ walk from the house is the Les Houches commercial centre with a super market, pharmacy and bakery.
Chamonix, Mont Blanc is a mecca for Alpine Adventure Activities including; Snow sports, mountain biking, hiking, parapente, rafting, horse riding, canyoning and more! It's also ideal for motor bikers and road cyclists looking to journey on the amazing mountain roads. The off street parking is ample for 20+ bikes and support vehicles.
The School house is just a few minutes from the bustling pedestrian high street and L'Aiguille Du Midi Cable Car. There are great bars and restaurants close by and also a small supermarket and pharmacy. The house is kitted out with all facilities you'd need, including TV, wifi, fully equipped kitchen, Linen and towels.
There are great links to the surrounding areas with free and paying bus or train service if you don't have your own transport. It is also possible to hire most equipment you might need from local sports stores in the building. The Schoolhouse is ideal for families and large groups.
An excellent feature of The Schoolhouse is its large terrace, where you can have apre activity/ski drinks while watching the sun set!
Indulge and Relax!

Getting around

Public transport:
The Chamonix Train line passes 10 minutes walk from the house.
The Taconnaz Bus Stop is within 300m of the House making it very easy to get into and back from Chamonix or Les Houches

Les Houches centre is 5 minutes by bus/car and just 15minutes walk.

We offer an evening pick up service from Chamonix for a small fee. For details please contact us directly.

Other Things to Note

*CHEAP ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS*
This Room can be shared. Independent travelers or people who don't mind sharing a room to keep costs down please contact us. Some great options exist!
Once you booking is made we will send you our info pack via e mail with necessary information about what to do, where to go and how to get there.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 2
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Aaron, very good man, he is very polite and friendly.
    If you come to Chamonix skiing the hole day this the best place to live. Good price, cosy rooms, clean house.
    Interesting Alps interior. If you get by car it's comfortable to travel to different ski resort from Aaron's house.
    Thank you Aaron for your hospitality.
    See you soon.

    March 2013
  • We had a wonderful time staying in Aaron's place in Chamonix. He picked us up from the train station and immediately got us set up with gear and advice on where to ski and hang out. He was incredibly accommodating and was a pleasure to talk to.

    The lodging itself was incredibly picturesque. The house is an old creamery and is filled with cabin-like decorations from floor to ceiling. The location was wonderful and it was easy to get to all of the ski hills.

    I would highly recommend staying here to anyone with a sense of adventure and love of the mountains! It was a perfect stop.

    February 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 9 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    February 2013
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I’m relaxed, friendly and I love to help. I’m a traveller and have been for 15 years. I enjoy visiting new places and showing people the places I love the most. Chamonix has been my "home away from homes" quite a few times over the years and I have decided to make it my base camp from now on. The mountains provided me with inspiration and enormous beauty. I’m a keen skier, snowboarder, climber, trail runner, speedwing and paraglider pilot. Its a joy to wake up amongst the stunning back drop of the Chamonix valley and no matter the weather or season there is always something to do. Feel free to message me if you would like to know anything about the accommodation, activities or Chamonix in general. Im here to help. ABOUT LEANNE: I met Leanne when I was working for the Chamonix Red Cross. I found her in a parking lot where she had been staying for a few days. She was warming herself over a small gas cooker, which wouldn't have lasted the night so I took her in, fed her and gave her shelter. This is where our story starts. Leanne was a Scottish Refugee seeking asylum in France after being persecuted for her alternative lifestyle and dirty hair. After a month of retraining and 13 bottles of "Head and Shoulders" Leanne was integrated into the general population and started working as a gypsy handler/keeper. Leanne's time wandering the globe as a "Vagabond" aided her in recognising their needs. She soon became one of the stars of the village and her work was highly sort after. Leanne and I started Chalet Inora as a way for us to have a better lifestyle, showcase our skills and provide a warm and caring environment for whom we like to call "Independent Travellers". We both hope you choose to stay with us! Chalet Inora (its the Bees ankles)
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