A beautiful newly built, modern-styled catered chalet, sleeping up to 14 people in 5 ensuite bedrooms. Comes with a sauna, outdoor hot-tub and wood-burning stove.
Chalet Nordchamp is an owner-run chalet, so we really care about making a great holiday for our guests. We love Samoëns so much, we quit our jobs in London & moved out here in 2015 to finish up construction and fit-out work on this new build chalet.
Our food is hearty fare for sharing, and plenty of it. You need a good re-fuelling after a day on the mountain. Dishes draw inspiration from Jamie Oliver, Ottolenghi and the traditional french mountain dishes. Of course delicious options for vegetarians are on offer too. Let us know of any food allergies or special requests, and we'll work out a menu to suit.
We lay out a buffet breakfast from 7:30, with croissants & baguettes, a variety of jams and marmalades, boiled eggs, ham, cheese, yoghurts, cereals & muesli selection, fruits and juices.
(We do keep a stock of frosties and coco-pops for the kids, but we’ll check with parents first before putting them out, in case you’re trying to avoid the sugary-snacks)
When you get back from the slopes, there's afternoon tea & cake ready to tuck into. Favourites from our tasting panel included lemon drizzle cake, red velvet cupcakes, and good old-fashioned scones with jam and cream.
Dinner usually kicks off with aperos at 7pm, and sitting down to eat at 7:30pm. There’s three courses, followed by coffee (including de-caff if the regular stuff keeps you awake). We usually start the week with a local dish, and finish with an international flavour (apparently you can get ‘cheesed out’ in the mountains). Favourites from the guinea-pig tasters included tartiflette, boeuf-bourguignon, and a thai red curry.
We're an hour from Geneva, and just 3 minutes to any of the local lifts in our minibus shuttle (all included).
The ski area is the Grand Massif - 265km of awesome skiing - both in the villages and up in the Flaine bowl. There's local ski schools & ski hire at both Samoens & Morillon - and we can help with getting both fixed up for you.
We're just a 5-10 minute walk to the village of Morillon, or 5-10 minutes on the free ski-bus into the bigger Samoëns. Samoëns has lovely shopping, cafes/bars, ice-skating, botanical garden & spa facilities - so good for any non-ski days.
On the ground floor, there’s a large open plan living space where four sets of sliding doors flood the space with natural light. One section of the room is given over to two mid-century modern styled oak dining tables, seating up to 14 people. The copper-coloured inners of the lampshades give a warm atmospheric glow at dinner.
The contemporary styled wood-burning stove is the centre-piece of the spacious lounge area. There's two big sofas and two 1950s classic fireside chairs giving plenty of space for lounging (snoozing) with a book, or chatting with friends.
Choose a book from the library and settle down for a good read. If you haven’t finished a book by the time you leave, take it with you, and pass it on to a charity shop when you’re done.
Upstairs, there are four enormous ensuite bedrooms. Ceilings reach right up into the apex of the chalet roof, and have distinctive long dangling lampshades to make the most of the space. Each room has access onto a balcony, with a beautiful view of either the mountains or the forest.
Rooms are usually made up as doubles, but two can be re-configured with twin beds if that works better for you. Each room has an additional single bed (or two), creating a family room perfect for little ones sharing with parents.
All the ensuites have a thermostatic-controlled Hansgrohe shower (with a fixed head as well as a moveable shower head), wall-mounted WC, wash-hand basin, and a heated towel-rail.
On the ground floor, there’s a further double bedroom, better suited for those with reduced mobility. The ensuite there is a wet-room, with level access floor.
All rooms are comfortably furnished with items we’ve restored or repurposed, and some that we’ve collected on our travels over the years. And we do love a big fluffy towel, so there’s plenty of those too.
No smoking inside the chalet