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“Snow Covered Paradise”
Review of Chalet 1802

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Chalet 1802
Reviewed March 3, 2012

During the first week of January my family and I stayed at Chalet Schuss, and based on the official website we were expecting a traditional chalet stuffed with all the comforts one expects these days when traveling, and boy did they not disappoint. After a 40 minute drive from Geneva airport, we were dropped off at the bottom of a terrifyingly ice and snow covered driveway, but before we knew it a striking young man came down the road in a Defender complete with spiked tires and winch.

The Chalet is situated right on the ski slope which proved to be most handy. The Chalet itself is much bigger than the photos give away, and all rooms were extremely comfortable. The chef (in our case Colette) was very skilled in what she did and managed to cook up treats for all the guests (and trust me when I tell you that some of us are extremely picky eaters). Assisting Colette was Chris, who kept us entertained with his sense of humor.

Word to the wise regarding the hot-tub: be prepared to be gawked at, the ski lifts go right next to the chalet and anyone in the lift has a direct view into your hot-tub which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but better safe than being caught skinny dipping ;)

All-in-all it was a fantastic trip and I expect that I will be visiting again next winter!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 2, 2009

The chalet 1802 gang have three amazing chalets (they showed us all three). We stayed in the farmhouse which has spacious rooms and brilliant bathrooms, the chef was superb, sadly for future guests he was moving on to a michelin starred restaurant but I'm sure he will be replaced by someone of similar calibre. Chamonix in the summer was a revelation - climbing, paragluiding, swimming in glacial lakes - we can't wait to come back in the winter! Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. All round brilliant.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2009

We were a mixed group agewise some of whom were non skiers
and found the Farmhouse perfect for our requirements.For the non skiers staff were only too pleased to drop us into Chamonix -however the bus service is frequent and close at hand so we could be independent .
The skiers/boarders loved the area and the fact that the Chamonix valley is spread out did not matter when they were taken to the area of choice each day (this included a trip through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Italy )
As for the chalet it is very spacious and very comfortable -having 2 large lounge areas is a bonus .Carrie Ann and Malcolm were excellent chalet hosts and Dave a fantastic chef .Our only complaint was that we were given too much food !
All in all a holiday to remember for all the right reasons.
E.Durrand (London )

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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Thank scalesburn
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Reviewed February 5, 2009

I stayed in Chalet Schuss which is a real mountain retreat with
wonderful views across the valley. The food was plentiful and well received by our group of hungry snowboarders and skiers. Having a chef cook the meals is a great selling point and I don't see us going back to a chalet which doesn't offer this service now. Eleanor and Ben's hospitality was faultless and they made us all feel very welcome in what became a beautiful home from home for the duration of our stay. We were fortunate enough to have plenty of snow, although some of the less experienced members of the group found Chamonix a challenging place to ski. The chalet is situated right by the slopes, it's quite isolated and access to it is not easy; however, the spectacular views and peaceful surroundings were a welcome change from city life. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an up-market mountain getaway.

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Reviewed October 11, 2008

Stayed at Chalet Schuss. Fantastic view across the whole of chamonix valley. Food was great and owners around all the time to help out. Proper chalet experience with the whole good wine, food, fire cosiness. Snow wasn't brilliant but can't blame them for that. All in all would recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 25, 2007

Charming people, nothing was too much bother, Food superb own resident chef, as good as any top restaurant, great wines, very helpful chalet staff, owners always around and available, charming French village close to Chaminox to dipin and out off. Rooms overall good size, although ours was a bit small, needs chest drawers but certainly adequate

Stayed: February 2007
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Additional Information about Chalet 1802

Address: Les Houches, 74400, Chamonix, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
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Ranked #38 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Chamonix
Price Range: $518 - $1,013 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15

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