Le Miroir, France

Chalet Pelerin

Rates per night from$600.23

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR525.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

All-season chalet

Setting

Hit the slopes

Aprés a day of Alpine adventure, come home to Chalet Pelerin. This private luxury hotel is set for sipping champagne in a Jacuzzi, or snuggling up under a fur throw by the fireside. After adrenalin-filled days of heli-skiing, mountain biking, rafting and off-piste boarding, spend a few hours in the hydrotherapy pool or a stint in the steam room and sauna, and you’ll be ready to hit the slopes again. Smaller Smiths can burn off any remaining energy in the playroom, which has table tennis, an X-Box and DVDs – guaranteeing peace for parents. Refuel with an expertly prepared Savoyard feast, from  your private chef, Nathanael, before the outdoors beckons once more. 

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Five, including four suites.

Check–Out

10am. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $600.23 (€525), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Rates include Continental breakfast and dinner. You’ll also have a team of chalet staff and use of seasonal equipment; winter stays include ski guides, and soft and aprés-ski alcohol; summer stays include a selection of activities and local transfers.

Also

Chalet Pelerin has been voted one the top five heli-ski destinations by Forbes magazine.

Hotel closed

The chalet is open from 22 December to 30 April, and then from 15 June to 15 September.

At the hotel

Living room, open-plan dining room and fully-equipped kitchen, media room with a flatscreen TV and surround-sound speakers, terrace with a fire pit, and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: a flatscreen with Apple TV and a DVD player, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities, black-out curtains and international plug adaptors.

Our favourite rooms

The Mont Pourri suite’s private balcony has some of the best valley views in the chalet, plus there are plentiful furry throws to snuggle up under by the fireside.

Poolside

Set in an elegant wood-panelled room with sweeping views over the valley, the natural, chlorine-free pool is a serene spot for a dip after an action-packed day. Should you wish to prep your muscles for heli-skiing or mountain biking, turn on the pool’s brisk counter-current system; alternatively, let the jets massage you. There’s also an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the snow-topped or forest-clad mountains – add a glass of champagne and you’ve found the perfect way to chill out after a day on the slopes or hiking in the hills.

Spa

The spa has both a steam room and sauna, or if you need a little more TLC, the chalet staff can arrange in-room massages, facials and more.

Packing tips

You’ll have plenty of spare space in your suitcase, as the hotel has almost all kit covered: from wellies to sun hats, and ski gear to summer sports equipment. Do pack warm separates to layer, though.

Pet‐friendly

Pets can stay for €50 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Le Miroir.

Children

All ages are welcome and there’s plenty to keep kids entertained. Chalet staff can arrange sessions at an off-site crèche for year olds) for €320 a day, and babysitters and nannies are available for €30 an hour (must be booked four weeks in advance).

Best for

Kids of all ages will feel at home in this family-friendly chalet.

Recommended rooms

The kids’ Bunk Room comes fully-equipped for peaceful nights and playtime. The bedroom has two bunk beds and leads directly to a playroom with toys, video games, musical instruments and arts-and-crafts gear.

Crèche

Chalet staff can arrange sessions at an off-site crèche (suited to 1–5 year olds) for €320 a day.

Activities

When not on the slopes the hotel has plenty to keep the kids entertained; there are children’s books, kids’ DVDs, games consoles, arts-and-crafts materials, board games, soft toys and a table-tennis board in the playroom.

Meals

The hotel has baby food and chef Nathanael is happy to make tasty child-friendly snacks. The chalet staff can buy formula milk for you and there are bottle sterilising facilities and beakers at the hotel: highchairs, bibs and kids’ cutlery are also available. 

Babysitting

Babysitters and nannies are available for €30 an hour and must be booked at least four weeks ahead of stay.

No need to pack

The hotel has arm bands, baby bedlinen, potties, changing mats and booster seats, and you can buy nappies, swim nappies and baby wipes at the hotel.

Also

There are baby monitors to borrow if you need them.

Eco‐friendly

The chalet uses geothermal heating throughout and to heat its water and the pool.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

All gathered together in the dining room.

Dress Code

As you wish – you’re all friends here.

Hotel restaurant

Although there’s no restaurant, your personal chef Nathanael will be on hand each evening to whip up slopeside feasts – not a bad swap. He’s particularly passionate about traditional Savoyard fare and sources lots of local ingredients, some from his own garden, to create tempting dishes like pumpkin velouté with Beaufort cheese and croutons. Take a seat on the fur-lined bench around the wooden dining table, and learn a few tricks of the trade while chatting to Nathanael as he cooks up a feast.

Hotel bar

There’s an honesty bar in the living room – the perfect spot to begin your aprés-ski. If you fancy a more technical tipple, the chalet staff are dab hands with a mixer.

Last orders

Breakfast is served 8am to 9am.

Room service

The friendly chalet staff will happily bring your breakfast or dinner to your room for you.

Location

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Address
Chalet Pelerin
Chalet Pelerin, Le Miroir, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, 73640 France
Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise
73640
France

Planes

To reach the villa, fly direct to either Lyon-Saint-Exupéry or Geneva airports direct from cities across Europe; both are roughly a two-and-a-half-hour journey from the hotel by car. Call our Smith24 team of travel experts to book your flights and arrange transfers (€520 for five guests from Lyon, or €480 for five from Geneva).

Trains

Bourg-Saint-Maurice train station is just 20 minutes away by car. From December to April, frequent Eurostar trains arrive here from London St Pancras International.

Automobiles

You won’t need a car while at Chalet Pelerin, but if you do decide to drive the hotel has free on-site valet parking. Our Smith24 team can arrange a hire car for you to pick up at the airport.

Other

For a swift – and swish – transfer, our Smith24 team can arrange for a helicopter to fly you straight to the chalet.

Worth getting out of bed for

Chalet Pelerin has their own skis and snowboards, ready to go in the downstairs boot room, so you can hit the slopes speedily, and in style. Once you’ve covered the 1,500 kilometres of runs in the seven nearby ski resorts, head off-piste with one of the chalet’s expert guides, Jean-Noël Gaidet and Jack Griffiths, for heli-skiing in the mountain tops, terrain-skiing on glaciers and carving huge turns in the backcountry. Come spring and summer, swap your snow boots for hiking boots and explore the picturesque Tarentaise Valley. Retrace sections of the Tour de France on one of the chalet’s bikes as you cycle through fields of wildflowers, over a 6,000-foot col on top of the Alps, or along one of the bike tracks through the hills. 

Local restaurants

Chez Merie is a quaint nearby restaurant with sheep-skin covered chairs, low beamed ceilings and delicious Savoyard dishes. If it’s sunny, sit out on the terrace and enjoy mountain views while dining on cod ceviche, seasonal salads and terrine d'artichaut with Beaufort cheese: on cooler days, take a table by the indoor fire where you can watch your leg of lamb or duck breast roasting in the embers. You can’t come to the Alps in winter and not do fondue; we recommend the cheesy-goodness of La Maison à Colonnes fondue Savoyard which is flavoured with white wine, pepper and garlic (+33 (0)4 79 06 94 80). Eden’s Kitchen is a piste-side paradise; warm up with a bowl of hot celeriac soup with truffles followed by sticky-toffee pudding by one of the roaring outdoor fires. 

Local bars

At the bottom of La Bataillette slopes, Black Diamond Lodge is in a great spot for an off-piste tipple or two; they also have a restaurant serving local duck, pork, steak and fish dishes that’s perfect for a midday ski-in, ski-out lunch. Le Saint Germain wine bar offers fine French wines paired with Savoyard cheeses and charcuterie direct from local artisans: if you’re keen to get back for dinner at the chalet, they also sell bottles to go.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this luxury mountainside hotel in France and unpacked their skis and walking boots, a full account of their Alpine break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Chalet Pelerin in Le Miroir…

Wild wonders abound at luxury Alpine hotel, Chalet Pelerin in Le Miroir village. Inside it’s four wooden walls, the exclusive hotel has a sauna, steam room, pool and a Jacuzzi with breathtaking mountain views – and champagne on tap – and then, there’s the great Alpine outdoors to be discovered… The chalet’s team of expert guides can accompany you on mountain hikes and bike rides show you the best runs for beginners, or take you seriously off-piste – in the handy on-call helicopter. Returning from a day on the slopes, you’ll be warmly welcomed back to a roaring fireplace and aprés-ski tipples in the winter, or refreshing cocktails on the terrace come spring and summer. Whatever time of year you choose to visit, a stay at this all-season chalet isn’t complete without one of private chef, Nathanael’s seasonal Savoyard dinners. Once you’re well-fed and watered, head to bed to refuel before another action-packed day in the Alps.

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