Chalet Lumière enjoys an ideal location, set in a peaceful enclave just outside the busy resort of Morzine and 10 minutes from the ski lifts. It cleverly combines the authenticity of a traditional Alpine home with all the modern conveniences of a luxury ski chalet. Simply put: Chalet Lumiere offers chalet-chic at its very best.
One end of the open-plan, wood-panelled living area is dominated by a large stone fireplace, above which hangs a wooden carving of an Ibex. The cushions on the plump sofa have ski motifs, and the chairs are appropriately upholstered in jolly Alpine check, while the lovely pebble coffee tables and chrome floor lamps add a contemporary touch.
At the other end of the living area is a large dining table, with superb views across the valley to the mountains that make up the Portes du Soleil ski region beyond. A selection of well-chosen decorative accessories, from stone-base lamps to quirky framed photographs, are scattered throughout the room.
Upstairs, each of the cosy bedrooms feels like a luxurious mountain 'hut', with sloping ceilings, pale wood floors and walls. Beds are piled high with snowy linen and Alpine-themed scatter cushions.
An added bonus is the chalet's outside space, from the alfresco seating area to the luxurious outdoor hot tub. Nothing beats warm bubbles and a glass of Champagne after a day on the slopes - unless it's watching the sun come up from Chalet Lumiere's spacious balcony, or relaxing by a roaring fire with a cup of tea and a large slice of homemade cake. This luxury chalet in Morzine could be the ultimate way to experience thebest of alpine living.
Katy was extremely responsive and helpful at all times. We had two young children so Katy's advice was very helpful, in where we could keep them entertained.
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