Experience the convenience of ski in, ski out, accommodation
- Ski in, ski out
- Hot tub
- Sauna with steam generator
- Log fire
- Five ensuite bedrooms
- Heated towel rails
- Underfloor heating
- Ski room with 10-pair boot dryer
- Broadband WiFi
- UK satellite tv
- Multimedia entertainment system
You will love the location of Maison Jaune.
WHY? Because Maison Jaune is located directly on one of the blue pistes, with spectacular mountain views.
You literally ski from the door when you choose to start your day's skiing.
And you never have to wait around for someone to collect you when you finish your day! Simply ski back to the chalet.
No 'short' walks to the lifts - which aren't short at all.
No hanging around in the cold waiting for a minibus to take you... or collect you.
No problem if you've accidentally forgotten clothing or equipment.
Ski in, ski out is fantastic as it means you are in total control of when your day's skiing starts and ends.
You can ski back to the chalet whenever you wish...
...Great for when your legs get tired and need a rest... or if you fancy a free coffeebreak.
Also, if you have infants, parents can easily take turns looking after them while the other skis...
(or we can arrange a childminder so you can both ski together, and you can ski back to check on them whenever you wish).
"A truly wonderful holiday from start to finish. Your hospitality has been fantastic. Amazing food, wine, & the best bed ever! Ta!" - by Rachael & Craig, London
Chamonix is composed of five separate ski stations - each with their own individual style and level.
The skiable area in Chamonix valley ranges from 950m to 3300m (3842m if you are competent off-piste skiers and include the Aiguille du Midi!)
We can also advise you on the different ski stations here, and where to find the best snow conditions for your group if you don't already know the area - we've both lived here over 15 years.
"Its a beautiful place where you can feel like home. Thank you" - Romain, Poland
Underfloor heating is installed in every bedroom and bathroom. This means that even on the coldest of mornings, when you slide your feet out of bed, they are greeted by a cosy warmth rising from the floor. Sheer luxury. Our rooms are always warm, even in the depths of the coldest winter. In addition, the heating in each bedroom is individually controlled, so you can ensure the temperature is just perfect for you.
Four of the bedrooms are en-suite, and the fifth bedroom has its own shower room and toilet just adjacent. Plus, the master bedroom has a bath as well as a shower. Plus, all of the bathrooms are fitted with towel heaters. We know the sheer pleasure of emerging from a hot shower after a tiring day to be enveloped by an enormous, warm, fluffy white bathtowel. Simply delightful.
The bathroom taps are served from our industrial-sized Athena boiler, which provides bathloads of constant hot water, rather than a hot water tank. This means, not only will the chalet never normally run out of hot water, but the hot water comes straight out of the tap piping hot, like in decent hotels. The cold water in the rooms comes directly from the mains, and so is completely safe to drink too.
"How have you thought of absolutely every possible comfort? Thanks so much" - by Hilary, Cêret, France
Rustic bedrooms with charm and space
With a lot of other ski chalets, the rooms are sometimes smaller than they appear. ...or there is the attic or basement room, that no-one wants. You know: the one that isn't photographed in the brochure!
Instead, Maison-Jaune delights with the comfort, spaciousness and airiness of all its rooms.
All the bedrooms give you a fresh, energetic feeling that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning and make the most of the day. The walls are warming pastel-colours, and there are modern stylish curtains, and hardwood cedar floors which provide warmth and that rustic charm that only French chalets have. The white plastered ceilings have little silver spotlights for illumination, and the wooden supporting beams are exposed in the top-floor bedrooms.
Scandinavian pine wardrobes and bedside cabinets provide ample storage to hang or store your clothes. And all the rooms have comfortable pine chairs - don't we all simply throw our clothes over the chair at the end of an exhausting day!
ALL the bedrooms have a balcony overlooking the ski piste.
ALL the bedrooms have STUNNING views over the mountain range of Chamonix. Both winter and summer! Every single bedroom in the chalet looks out on the Chamonix valley, the Aiguille du Midi, Mont-Blanc-du-Tacul, and the "Aillouds" blue ski piste in Les Houches.
"Had a fabulous time! Thank you for making us feel so at home" - Trisha & Tom, South Carolina
The best night's sleep
The bed linen is soft, white and freshly-starched with perfect hospital corners, whilst the mattresses are firm, comfortable and supportive. Whilst the beds can be transformed into either double or twins, they are "zip-lock" which prevents the mattresses from spreading - so you never disappear down a gap between the mattresses. We know how annoying that can be. In addition, we have thick duck-feather mattress toppers to make the zip-lock double beds even more comfortable.
Finally, each bed is smothered with plump, goose-feathered, down pillows and a warm, cosy, 4-season duvet which ensures simply the best night's sleep - so you will be ready for the following day's adventures.
We have other pillows and duvets available should you be allergic to goose-feather.
"We had a fantastic time, we will be back next year for sure" - Susan, Edinburgh
Self-Catering? A kitchen worthy of a professional awaits you.
The kitchen is large and fully equipped: the Rosières cooker has five gas-burning stove hobs, two ovens which are large enough to roast a turkey each, and a hot plate too. Also, there is an enormous extraction fan to keep the kitchen fume-free and at a pleasant temperature. In addition, there are two fridges available for you to use, as well as a microwave and dishwasher. No-one wants to be washing dishes on holiday.
There is a toaster, salad spinner, and enough crockery, cutlery and glassware for 12 place settings.
"Again, found this place the home away from home that ticks all the boxes" - by James, Hong Kong
Remember your bathing costume for the hot tub
When you return to the chalet, or even after dinner, you can relax and enjoy the hot tub. This is permanently heated on the raised pine wooden decking of the terrace. There is nothing like nine hundred and fifty litres of bubbling hot water between 38.0 and 40.0 degrees Celsius to relax your aching muscles. Under the stars, most guests love to sip pink champagne or enjoy a beer. Soft illumination from the underwater lights creates a wondrous atmosphere at night, as you warmly bathe with three feet of snow and ice all around.
Worried about getting frozen when you emerge from the hot tub? Don't be...
Simply slip into one of our sumptuous white towelling bathrobes and our complimentary slippers.
"Great chalet, Great hosts, Great food. Excellent Holiday" - Maxine, Huddersfield
Detox your body in our sauna with steam generator
Saunas are fantastic as a method of relaxation, stress relief, and gaining improved circulation, and are also used by athletes (or battered skiers) to aid the rehabilitation of sporting injuries. Detoxify your body, de-stress, improve your circulation, purify your skin....
In addition, you can get increased pleasure by adding crushed herbs or essential oils with our steam generator to enjoy the sensuality of steam. The variable coloured lighting system creates the perfect atmosphere for relaxation - whilst you chill-out to your own music thanks to the mp3 player/iPod connection.
Wi-Fi throughout the chalet - stay connected
You have unlimited access to the internet from your own laptop, tablet or mobile via our Wi-Fi network through the chalet. We also have a guest computer and printer available, should you feel the need to check your emails or print your boarding cards.
Watch a movie
In the lounge, the open log fire will be lit and burning well. You can put your feet up on the enormous sofa that seats 10 comfortably and watch one of over 1,700 movies on our entertainment system with surround sound and 50" high definition LED television. We have movies for all tastes: warm romantic comedies, action thrillers, James Bond, Indiana Jones and Star Wars. There are classic old movies, stand-up comedians, children's movies, lots of ski videos - including instructional videos - and even box-sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Alternatively, you can catch up on the news or other UK programs which are available on UK satellite.
We also have over 15,000 music tracks, including the entire back catalogue of Queen, Dire Straits and the Beatles albums.
Please feel free to bring your favourite movies or music. Plug your iPod in, or stream your favourite music wirelessly to our system via Airplay.
Read a book
Alternatively, browse through the library in the lounge. The books range from children's classics, such as the "Mister Men" and Enid Blyton, through the "Da Vinci Code" to cheesy romance novels, Indian cookery books, gardening and fitness books, and even World Atlases. With over 250 different titles, you should find something to cater for most tastes.
We also have packs of cards and a selection of board games.
"Thanks H & L for the best holiday ever! Amazing hosts and the facilities are top shelf :)" - by Geoff & Phoong, London
Play on the Nintendo Wii
We also have a Nintendo Wii with two controllers, nunchuks, and a balance board. Go head to head against your friends on the ski slalom, or try your skill at ski jumping - all from the safety of the lounge!
Feel free to bring along your favourite Wii games!
If you are a couple looking for a small, self-contained, romantic, self-catered, ski in, ski out chamonix cabin which sleeps 2, then our mazot right next to the ski piste is available this winter.