One of the great advantages of planning a trip to Chamonix is the extensive variety of chalet accommodation available. There are literally hundreds of chalets and thousands of apartments that are made available by owners for short term lettings and holiday rentals. For a list of affordable chalets, check the "Affordable Chalet" collection.
The Chamonix valley also covers a very large area with quite a few different villages. In general, the chalets that are in Chamonix village or walking distance are offered at a premium and those further away from the main hub are less expensive.
There are however some areas that command a premium and as rule the lower in the valley the location the more affordable. There are many chalets that have been built with no regard to location, so even the most remote locations there are some chalets that are designed and built to very high specification and are priced accordingly.
Areas such as Les Houches, Taconnaz, Les Bossons, Les Pelerins, Lac des Gaillands, La Frasse and Le Tour have some lovely self-catered chalets and holiday apartments. Other areas such as Les Praz, Le Bois, Les Moussoux, Les Tines, Argentière and the old village of Argentière, Le Lavancher and Montroc are generally more exclusive. This is not an exhaustive list though and the best thing to do is call one of our dedicated chalet consultants to discuss your preferences and holiday requirements so that we can help you choose the ideal holiday chalet.
Chalets that are offered by their owners on a self-catered basis only are more affordable than chalets where a collection of services are included in the price. These services might include, bed and breakfast or half board catering, daily housekeeping, vehicle and driver, airport transfers and with some owners/operators, VIP concierge and chalet hosts or managers.
It is also a good idea to check whether the local tourist tax or taxe de sejours as it is known in France. This tax can give a good indication of the chalet standard as the star one to five-star system is used. In France though the stars relate to specific terms in a classification that is complex. The actual standard of a property might not coincide with rating given because our views of chalets is subjective whereas the French classification is arbitrary. It is best to check with us for our view before booking as we have seen most of the chalets we advertise on this site.