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A former monastery converted into an idyllic alpine residence with modern facilities
Chalet Himalaya is a tranquil winter residence located in the pretty hamlet of Les Etroits in Val d’Isere. It is the only ski in/ski out chalet onto a green piste, making it perfect for beginners or families with children.
The property is a former monastery dating from the 17th Century, which has been converted into a stunning chalet with luxurious modern comforts. Original features such as the massive fireplace and the stone window seats (where monks would sit and read until daylight faded) are enhanced by modern ornamental features and state-of-the-art facilities, including a swimming pool, movie screen, and spa area.
A hidden marble pool reveals itself with the touch of a button and guests can enjoy swimming inside the chalet, or under the stars in the outside section. The moving floor can adjust the depth of the pool, making it ideal for families, plus it features a wave machine and Jacuzzi section.
For the ultimate relaxation, there is a spa therapy room, a sauna built from Russian fir, and steam rooms in every en-suite bathroom.
After a hearty four-course meal prepared by the chalet’s chef, guests can retire to the cosy living area that surrounds an original stone fireplace and features a drop-down cinema screen. Discerning guests will also enjoy the chalet’s elegant cigar room and the private wine cellar.
All four bedroom suites have separate sleeping and relaxation areas and boast en-suite facilities and underfloor heating. The marble baths are so spacious they are classified under French building laws as “swimming pools”. The delicately carved glass walls surrounding the bath and shower allow the space to be transformed into a steam room for up to four guests. Each bedroom can be set up with twin or king-size beds and the two split-level suites can sleep an additional guest each, taking the chalet’s capacity up to 10.
For even larger groups, Chalet Himalaya can be rented alongside its sister chalet – Chalet Toit du Monde creating ‘Domain de Toit du Monde’ which can accommodate up to 16 guests.
FIRST FLOOR: Castenz Deluxe Suite – Twin or super-king size bed, en-suite marble bath/shower/steam room, gas fireplace, and day bed/sofa with ice box & plasma TV
Kosciusko Deluxe Suite – Twin or super-king size bed, en-suite marble bath/shower/steam room, gas fireplace, and day bed/sofa with ice box & plasma TV
SECOND/THIRD FLOOR:Denali Grand Suite (split-level) – Twin or super-king size bed + additional bed, en-suite marble bath/shower/steam room, relaxation area with fireplace, chaise lounge, day bed with ice box & plasma TV, and separate TV; suitable for cots
Everest Grand Suite (split level) – Twin or super-king size bed + additional bed, en-suite marble bath/shower/steam room, relaxation area with fireplace, chaise lounge, day bed with ice box & plasma TV, and separate TV; suitable for cots
Chalet Himalaya is in the exclusive Val d’Isere hamlet of Les Etroits, near La Daille and boasts ski-in/ski-out access onto a green slope.
Val d'Isere was originally a small alpine farming village but is now a modern alpine resort that retains its traditional charm. The centre and old town of Val d'Isere is made up of stone and wood-clad chalets, adding to the traditional and cosy feel of the resort.
Val d’Isere is part of the world-famous Espace Killy ski area and together with the resort of Tignes, boasts over 300 km of piste served by 96 lifts, ensuring there is terrain for all levels of skier or boarder to enjoy.
Val d’Isere is a resort known for its lively après ski and nightlife scenes. Guests can enjoy an après drink with live music at the infamous on-piste La Folie Douce bar, then explore the variety of bars, pubs and clubs in the village centre.
Distances:La Daille village centre – 4 minutes’ walkVal d’Isere village centre – 7 minutes’ driveGrenoble Airport – 2.5 hours’ driveGeneva Airport – 3 hours’ driveLyon Airport – 3 hours’ drive
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