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184 route de Levy, 74340 Samoens France
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We run two catered chalets Grande Ourse (5 bedrooms sleeping up to 13) and Petite Ourse (2 bedrooms sleeping up to 6) in Samoens. Both can be booked together for large groups. Each chalet has its own hot tub and they are very good quality. We provide a great quality of service and catering. These are catered chalets in the ski season and our offer includes Airport Transfers from Geneva (around 1 hour) Private transfers within resort to the lift stations each day Breakfast including hot options Afternoon Tea Childrens meals Prosecco and canapes 4 course dinner with wine (6 days a week) Towels and robes In the Summer the chalets can be booked on a self catering basis and we provide a concierage service to book activities and equipment. Transport within resort to activities and other additional services.
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We recently returned from a wonderful weeks stay in the Grand Ourse Chalet. The chalet was immaculately presented with lovely views of the valley and positioned in walking distance to the village centre. Chris and Karen are fantastic hosts, very friendly providing knowledgeable advice about walks and activities in the area. They efficiently handled our activity bookings, then transported us to and from activities and walk start & ends - a service that's never been available to us on numerous other summer alpine holidays. We chose catering on a couple of nights and the food was delicious and plenty of it - Chris's barbecued prawns were the best prawns I've ever eaten!! The activities on offer in the area are brilliant. We did: the best white water rafting we've ever done through a spectacular gorge; mountain biking; road biking up the spectacular Col de Joux Plane (I was on an electric bike making it quite easy!!); horse riding which catered to all levels with a lovely varied trek through trees to a beautiful lookout point and some of the most breath taking alpine walks we've ever undertaken. Samoens itself is a small traditional alpine village with good selection of shops, restaurants and bars and has a pretty park with lake, swimming pool and fitness trail. I can't recommend the chalet, Geeski and area enough, we will definitely be back again.
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Perched on the side of the hill just above Samoens, Grand Ourse is an outstanding and extremely comfortable chalet. Nothing is too much bother for chalet hosts Karen and Chris (Geeski), both are experts in the kitchen and very knowledgable about the local area. They can recommend some spectacular walks and will happily arrange some superb activities including white water rafting (highly recommended), bike hire and horse riding. Just a short walk away, Samoens is a traditional alpine village with a good selection of shops, restaurants and even a swimming pool (don’t forget the Speedos!). Thank you for a fantastic holiday, it was perfect. We look forward to returning, maybe to experience the snow next time!
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Chris and Karen are wonderful hosts, they made us very welcome at the Chalet Grand Ourse on our hiking holiday. The chalet is very comfortable, rooms are small but that’s generally the case in ski chalets, food was plentiful and well cooked, Chris kindly let me have a couple of recipes which I’m looking forward to trying. Bruno our guide was well informed and good company on our hikes, he pointed out marmots, chamois and ibex which was amazing! Some of the hikes were quite strenuous but Bruno made sure the slower ones in the group (me!) were looked after and offered easier routes where possible. Overall, if you love the outdoors, beautiful scenery and amazing flora and fauna, I would recommend this holiday, we hope to go back next year.
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We just came back from a week's hiking holiday in Samoens, staying at Grande Ourse Chalet managed by Geeski. Although the rooms were rather small but we were pampered by Chris and Karen with sumptuous breakfasts, packed lunches for picnics on the mountains, afternoon teas with homemade cakes and 4 course dinners. They were cheerful and welcoming. It was truly a home away from home. Highly recommended.
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Our party of 5 spent a week of hiking holiday at Samoens in late June and stayed at the Chalet Grande Ourse. The Chalet is very well maintained. Karen and Chris took good care of us and the meals prepared by them were just fabulous. There was a great variety of choices for breakfast and the anticipation of the dinner menu was also an exciting part of each day. They served Prosecco and canapes too before dinner, how nice! The hiking part of course was another highlight. Our mountain guide Bruno is very knowledgeable and made the hikes very enjoyable. Highly recommend GeeSki! You won't be disappointed!
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FranceAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesHaute-SavoieGrand MassifSamoens
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