Summer holidays in the mountains are no fun without the most important member of the family and let’s be honest a dog is as much a part of the family as everybody else. So, if you decide to head off to the mountains this summer, why should your four-legged friend miss out!
We’ve chosen some of our favourite dog-friendly properties that offer a thousand hours’ worth or adventure waiting to be discovered with you and your furry friend. From the French Alps to the oasis of Swiss lakes and mountains, here are our top 10 paw-fect dog-friendly summer vacation spots.
The Lazy Labrador, Samoens.
The Lazy Labrador is a unique Samoens rental property – complete with outdoor ‘mazot’ cabin, this charming 18 Century farmhouse has recently been renovated, while retaining all the rustic beauty of a traditional savoyard farmhouse. The property is located in a historic hamlet in Les Chosalets (between Chantemerle & La Rosiere), just a 10-minute drive from the heart of Samoens and the ‘Grand Massif Express’ (GME) ski lift. In the summer, this house is a hub for adventure sports such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing and paragliding.
Chalet Virage *****, Meribel.
Located in the heart of Meribel, Chalet du Virage is already an established favourite. Laid out over three floors the chalet sleeps 14 guests in seven en-suite bedrooms.
This well-known and impressive chalet in the centre of Meribel, is built over three floors with truly spectacular views of the Meribel Valley. The central location of the chalet is ideal for easy access to the resort, shops and bars.
Chalet Les Sapins, Alpe d’Huez
The spacious and charming Chalet Les Sapins is the perfect choice for a family or group holiday. The chalet features 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 14 guests, a comfortable lounge area, well equipped kitchen and private sauna and whirlpool – the perfect spot to enjoy a drink on the balcony after a long day exploring!
La Vielle Scierie, Meribel.
La Vieille Scierie Residence offers comfort and traditional alpine charm. It represents affordable Meribel accommodation in a top ski destination. It is the perfect fit for groups of friends, couples, or several families, sleeping 15/16.
Chalet Isabella, Tignes.
Chardons Isabella is a modern self-catered ski chalet in Tignes Les Brévières. It has spacious and stylish accommodation featuring well-appointed bedrooms and excellent facilities including a sauna, WiFi, satellite TV, and panoramic outdoor hot tub overlooking the village and lake.
Chalet Living, Livigno.
Chalet Living comprises three charming apartment buildings next door to one another, ideally located close to the centre of Livigno and easy access to the gondola opposite. Chalet Rin Star comprises three charming apartment buildings next door to one another, ideally located close to the centre of Livigno and easy access to the gondola opposite.
Chalet Lampisterie, Chamonix.
Chalet Lampisterie is a beautiful converted, former railway building, where the chugging trains oil lamps were prepared during the golden age of steam. The ‘shed’ has since been extended and renovated to a high modern standard. It is situated in the beautiful rural village of Le Buet and modern electric trains have now replaced the old steam ones, easily linking guests to all the main ski areas of the valley: Chamonix, Argentiere,Le Tour, Le Buet and Vallorcine. In the summer, the area is a hub for adventure sports such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing, swimming, golf and paragliding.
Chalet Purple, Les Menuires.
Nestled within the heart of the Three Valleys stands this beautifully authentic Chalet that offers comfort within a wood and stone cosy interior. Chalet Purple features 8 bedrooms, hydro massaging showers and whirlpool bathtubs.
Alpenblume DG, Grindelwald.
Just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Grindelwald and 5 minutes from the main station, Alpenblume DG offers the perfect balance between a quiet hillside location and a central location close to the popular Grindelwald First ski lift.
Chalet Les Drus, Les Praz.
Chalet Les Drus has en-suite facilities, a hot tub & sauna, open plan living and a log burning fire. Set in spacious grounds with superb views, flat easy access and ample parking, this chalet is a first-rate summer base.
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