You can walk to the ski lift from this stylish ski chalet, which has a sauna and home cinema
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- Rate: €1,490 to €7,290 per week
- Location: Chinaillon - Le Grand Bornand
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1300 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 15
- Official classification: 4
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 6
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 5 (3 of the doubles can be 6 singles)
- Number of single beds: 1
- Number of bunk beds: 1
- Sofa beds (double): 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 3
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 2
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 215 m2
- Independent kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 14
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Distance to the town centre: 300 m
- Distance to the ski slopes: 800 m
- Distance to the bus stop: 100 m
- Ski store
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Electric
- Dining seating for: 14
- Place settings for: 20
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee machine: Filter, Espresso Machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Enclosed children's play area
- Outdoor dining table for: 16
- BBQ: Gas
- Outdoor dining seating for: 16
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 4
- Garden / surrounding land area: 300 m2
- Table tennis
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 1
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 35 km
- Supermarket: 10 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Cheques vacances accepted
- Non-smoking rental
The chalet sleeps a maximum of 15 people with 4 additional bedding possibility (sofabed etc). However be aware the property is usually set to accommodate 13 people (chairs around dining table and so on)
2 double beds, 11 single beds (7 + 1 bunk bed for 2 + 1 sofa bed turning into 2 single beds.
Game room with foosball table
If you would like to bring a pet with you please inform us before arrival.
Cleaning can be arranged during your stay.
Cleaning is included in the price on condition that the chalet is left in an acceptable state. We reserve ourselves the right to charge you 30€/h for extra cleaning in case the property is left in such a state that our cleaners have to work longer than usual.
Regular coffee machine as well as expresso/cappuccino machine available.
Ecological wood pellets heating.
Please note: the outdoor play area is common to three chalets and is available between the end of April until 15th November.
Please Note :
If you have booked an off season stay (May-June and Sept to December), we suggest that you stop in Grand-Bornand on your way to the chalet to stock on food. As local shops are closed at Chinaillon at this time of year.
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About Chalet Joubarbe ...
With spectacular views overlooking the pistes and the mighty summits around, you won't find a better base for your Alpine holiday, whatever the time of year you choose to visit
Once you are here, just park up the car and forget it! Chalet Joubarbe is on the edge of the village of Chinaillon (300m), so it's just a short stroll to fetch fresh bread from the boulangerie in the morning or for a tasty local meal in the evening. Le Grand Bornand / Chinaillon resort has a Famille Plus rating, which means there is always something going on to keep the kids busy.
The chalet itself has been extensively renovated, so you'll have all the comforts of home in this stunning setting, and the owners have an office nearby, so are always available to answer any questions.
Our partner shop Rêves d'Hiver can deliver your skis to the chalet, come to the property to help you choose your equipment or even pick you up and drive you to their shop to benefit from their professional advise. Discounts and free ski store available.
The property ...
The large light-filled living area on the first floor of Chalet Joubarbe makes the most of the fabulous views, and opens on to a large sunny terrace so you can get even closer to the mountains.
There’s room for more than one chef in the well-equipped kitchen, so you can share the cooking before all sitting down to eat at the huge dining table. After dinner, retire to the cosy leather sofas where you can watch a film on the big screen TV complete with surround sound or enjoy the night sky from the furnished terrace.
If you'd rather, you could play a game of table football or read on the mezzanine, or just plan the next day in the beautiful Aravis region around the fire.
With five bedrooms and three bathrooms set over three floors, there’s plenty of room for up to 13 people - and possibly two other guests if needed! There are two double bedrooms and a twin room on the first floor, where you will also find a shower room and a utility room. On the top floor, one room has a double bed, a single bed and a pair of bunk beds while the other has three single beds. There's also a shower room on this floor as well as the games room.
About the area ...
It’s just a 700m walk from Chalet Joubarbe to the ski lift, but if you’d rather save your energy for the slopes, the ski bus stops at the end of the drive every 15 minutes.
With your Aravis ski pass, you’ve got all the Lake Annecy ski resorts at your disposal - more than 200km of perfect pistes. Even closer is a great sledge run and the start of the cross-country ski piste. Beginners in this sport will love the nearby Evo Nordic Park, which has a circuit featuring a variety of terrains, while boarders will appreciate the Snowpark.
Non-skiers can go ice-skating or swimming in La Clusaz, where the heated indoor and outdoor pools are open all year round, or try snowshoeing, sledging, dog-sledding and sleigh rides.
At the end of a busy day, head back to your cosy chalet, hang up wet clothes in the drying room ready for another day, and relax in the sauna.
In the summer, children will enjoy playing in the play park with swings, a climbing wall, slides etc which is shared with children staying at three chalets owned by the same owners. A network of walking and biking trails cover the mountains around Chalet Joubarbe, and you can pick up a route map for either at the tourist office in Chinaillon.
No doubt you'll manage to get close to local mountain goats and groundhogs around the nearby Colombière pass! There’s a fantastic swimming pool complex in Le Grand Bornand, with a restaurant and grassy areas for picnics.
If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, there’s a climbing school, via ferrata routes, a tree-top adventure park, canyoning, white-water rafting and paragliding all nearby.
The medieval town of Annecy is a must for a day out, whatever the season. It offers a unique mix of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums, and Lake Annecy, said to be the cleanest lake in Europe, is a great place for watersports, swimming, cycling or just relaxing on the beach.
August sees the International Children’s Festival in Le Grand Bornand - a week of puppet shows, circus acts and workshops, with a grand firework finale. You’re in the heart of Reblochon country, so on your travels don’t forget to pick up some of this delicious cheese from a local farm or market!
If you would like to explore the Aravis mountains and villages in summer or winter, Chalet Joubarbe is a great choice. Check our calendar to see when the chalet is free - we can hold your dates for 24 hours if you need a little more time to make plans. But don't hang around - this is a very popular chalet with our guests.
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From the Owner
Chalet Joubarbe was in fact the old family home where we both grew up.
Our parents have been welcoming paying guests since 1965 to " Les Congères" [the Snowdrift] , the nearby property which our father built himself, so my sister and I are well acquainted with looking after guests: it's a family tradition!
The property was named Snowdrift because of the vast amounts of snow which used to surround the isolated farms and buildings which were in Chinaillon at that time. We took over the family business a couple of years ago with the idea of upgrading the accommodation on offer and this is what we feel we have achieved.
Chalet Joubarbe was in fact the old family home where we both grew up. We have completely refurnished it and hope that you will really enjoy spending your holiday in the spacious and airy living room which has superb views out onto the pistes.
You can park the car in the parking for your entire holiday, as shops, walking trails and the pistes are just a short walk from the chalet. Also we are close at hand should you have any problems or enquiries... We look forward to welcoming you.
Patrice and Muriel
“A great family week”
We enjoyed a wonderful family holiday in the snow we celebrated our grandsons 18th birthday whilst there. The chalet is in a stunning position and so convenient for all facilities !
Could find no fault to the property which is ideally situated with amazing views.
We would certainly like to return some time in the future.
Mrs Gwen M. - 15/02/2020
“A very good holiday”
Our family felt very at ease at Chalet Joubarbe in Chinaillon: great spaces, beautiful view, lovely balconies, good equipment, very comfortable. We really loved the walks from the old village and the Col de la Colombière. Muriel was very helpful and always available to answer our questions.
Catherine B. - 29/05/2019
The location is perfect for great ski holidays. We loved the layout of the rooms, the comfort, the tranquil surroundings and the atmosphere of the resort.
Jean-Luc C. - 09/03/2019
“A holiday that surpassed our expectations”
We absolutely loved our holiday at this ski station and Chalet Joubarbe. The welcome was perfect. The chalet met all our expectations - it was quiet, comfortable and the ski storage was very useful. We also loved the table football! The ski station is perfect for children beginning to ski, and we loved the well-organised skiing facilities. The old village is really beautiful, with farms, animals and a well looked-after environment. Local traders are very friendly. Access to Geneva is easy. To sum up: We will be back!
Nicole S. - 16/02/2019
“A superb holiday”
We have come back totally enchanted. Comfort, space and the best service. If you've got small children, look out for the slope below the chalet - apart from that, there were no problems!
Benjamin C. - 31/10/2018
“A superb holiday”
Thanks to the whole team at Les Congères, who helped us make our family reunion - 40 children and adults in Chalets Meringue, Macaron, and Joubarbe - into a marvellous time. The chalets were clean, well equipped and top of the range (spa, steam room ...). The environment is restful and the panoramic view of the mountains was a big factor in the success of our holiday.
Christian B. - 26/10/2018
“A marvellous weekend”
We had a marvellous weekend in this chalet. The comfort, the cosiness, the location - everything worked well, allowing us to make the most of this family holiday.
Tatiana L. - 05/10/2018
“A very spacious and peaceful chalet”
We had a really lovely week in your well-equipped property.
Charlotte B. - 04/08/2018
“Ideal for families”
We spend an excellent week in Chalet Joubarbe. We were seven adults, three children and two babies. The size of the house meant that there was plenty of room for all of us. We loved the great facilities: spacious bedrooms with televisions; three bath or shower rooms; a magnificent view over the mountainside, quality home cinema (with Bose sound system). The bonuses were the ping pong table and the table football, and particularly the plancha on the terrace! The owners were very helpful, providing a cot and a high chair when we asked for it, as well as giving us a good briefing on the week's activities and some good advice (like telling us that the bus was free). As for the location, we got around almost everywhere on foot or by bus, which was great!
Anja R. - 14/07/2018
This chalet works very well for three couples, a family with two children and three friends. There's a large living room, sauna and a very useful ski room, and baby equipment is available too. A Savoyard evening on the ridge after a lift up in the snow plough was really great!Thank you again for this fabulous holiday. The lack of sunshine was made up for by the arrival of the snow.
Luce K. - 13/01/2018
It's very spacious and comfortable. We had a great holiday with our friends. Thanks again!
Sarah D. - 06/01/2018
“A high quality stay”
We had a very nice family holiday.
This is a spacious and comfy chalet, which is well equipped.
We had a warm welcome.
We appreciated having the garage and returning to such a comfortable place after a day's skiing with young kids.
The scenery is stunning, and we loved the comfort, the quality services, the quiet location, the local shop nearby, and the village.
Liliane B. - 23/12/2017
“Really great service”
Thank you for your warm welcome and your flexibility during our stay. You provided a really great service and did everything in your power to make our holiday as comfortable as possible for every one of us. It was a real pleasure to come back to the property after long days outside.
Bruno E. - 10/12/2017
“Fantastic times! Excellent welcome!”
We had really exceptional weather. The chalet is comfortable, with a good use of space (there were 13 of us without any problems) and excellent bed linen. Many thanks for the welcome basket, which we all appreciated. We knew the area well in the snow, it is very different and very beautiful as nature reawakens! Lots of walks.
Anne T. - 08/04/2017
“Second stay !”
Superb chalet, ideal to spend a great holiday with family and friends. It's our second stay there, and probably not the last one!
Jean-Michel K. - 11/03/2017
“Well located, property fits description, nicely decorated”
And last but not least: great ski slopes !
Soizic C. - 25/02/2017
“A beautiful chalet”
Beautifully decorated inside, a practical location with private parking, within walking distance of shops and walks, and 200m from the ski bus. We loved the market at Le Grand Bornand.
Francois D. - 21/01/2017
A luxury chalet, very well equipped and very comfortable. The bed linen is the best! The location is ideal for walking and for the shops, bars and restaurants. Everything was just as it was described on the website. Muriel gave us a lovely welcome and good advice - thank you again for the wonderful week we spent with you.
Véronique C. - 06/08/2016
“Like home... only better !”
Great stay at chalet Joubarbe: it felt like home...only better ! We especially enjoyed the sauna, the ping pong table, the barbecue, fireplace, big screen tv... and the amazing landscapes of course. Thank you Patrice, and see you soon.
David F. - 17/06/2016
“See you soon!”
Great moments with my friends in this superb and very well equipped chalet.
Véronique D. - 26/05/2016
“A really warm welcome. ”
A spacious chalet, very practical and decorated with good taste.
Miguel N. - 09/04/2016
“It lived up to the description...”
A magnificent comfortable chalet which lived up to the description. It satisfied all the variousl and complex demands of our group of 15 people (family, friends and children). In addition, there's a warm welcome and good advice from Patrice. We are hoping to return in winter and in summer (it's easy to imagine how beautiful the countryside will be) and it's a holiday I recommend without hesitation.
Régine A. - 26/03/2016
“A warm welcome”
We had a great week with the whole family.The chalet is quite spacious for 12 people. It's great to have the ski bus and shops nearby. We plan to come back next year. Thank you for the warm welcome.
Louise S. - 20/02/2016
“We really loved our stay. ”
The welcome was very warm, the chalet was well-maintained and just as it was described - no nasty surprises! In short, a big thank you to Patrice and Muriel.
Didier N. - 06/02/2016
“Definitely an experience we'd like to repeat”
We spend a wonderful weekend with friends at this chalet. The space, the management, the open fire, the high level of equipment ... everything is designed with comfort in mind. We felt totally pampered for two days. It's definitely an experience we'd like to repeat. There are lovely walks in fabulous countryside.
Véronique F. - 02/10/2015
What a beautiful chalet in a georgous location! We have loved staying here.
Frances I. - 15/08/2015
“Nice stay in a beautiful place”
This is a vast chalet for the family to enjoy. Also a great start to fantastic walks up to the summits...
Catherine N. - 18/07/2015
“The mountains are so beautiful in summer...”
We spend a wonderful holiday in this idyllic setting. The chalet is comfortable and well-equipped, and the owners are very kind and welcoming. What more could you want for a dream holiday? We have no hesitation in recommending it. Magnificent scenery, marked walking routes, mountain passes to cycle through, babbling streams ... the mountains are so beautiful in summer!
Eric L. - 04/07/2015
“A great welcome”
The things we will remember about this chalet are the space, the cleanliness, the level of equipment, the welcome, the decor and the beautiful walks nearby.
Catherine B. - 05/06/2015
Great week-end with friends in this very welcoming chalet.
Laurent V. - 29/05/2015
“A warm welcome”
We were delighted with our stay in your chalet and appreciated the friendly welcome. It was our second visit to the beautiful area of Le Grand Bornand.
Jeannine T. - 07/03/2015
“A very pleasant chalet with every comfort you need.”
We had an excellent week. The chalet is absolutely to be recommended. The village is also pleasant with very welcoming people.
Christian L. - 31/01/2015
“We will be back! ”
Thank you for the welcome gift. Our whole family loved staying in your chalet. There is space, comfort and the property is beautifully decorated. The sauna and the fireplace were very welcome after a day's skiing. The lifts are just a few steps away and the village shops are really close.
Yves M. - 27/12/2014
“A superb area, with activities for the whole family.”
An excellent holiday, despite changeable weather. The chalet was clean, comfortable,
spacious with fun features that kept the whole family busy when the weather was dull. Plenty of things to do out of doors, and magnificent views.
Guy J. - 02/08/2014
“Such a beautiful spot”
The chalet is very comfy, ideally located, a stone's throw from the slopes and the great ski area of Le Grand-Bornand. We had a really pleasant stay.
Stéphanie L. - 22/03/2014
A big thank you for your kind and warm welcome, and for the little picnic left on the table for our arrival!
We spent an great fortnight this January in your comfortable family chalet, refurbished in a very modern way but with the mountain touch we love so much. It's very spacious, and the entrance room where you can leave all your outdoor equipment is a great idea.
Friends, kids, ourselves... we all agree to say that we loved it here. A pure moment of bliss. We know the area as we live near Annecy, but what a pleasure to wake up right in front of the pistes! Being so close to the village and shops was really convenient for those of us who didn't ski, and despite a moody weather we could enjoy the surrounding during our dream holiday.
Once again: big thanks to Patrice and Muriel (as well as Muriel's husband) for your kindness and availability every time we needed. We'll be very happy to come by and say hi once in a while.
Christian M. - 11/01/2014
“What a place to spend our holiday!”
Summer in the mountain is like anywhere else, and your fields are magnificent. The whole family enjoyed the Youth Festival "Au Bonheur des Mômes".
Myriam Z. - 24/08/2013
“Thanks for your warm welcome at chalet Joubarbe”
The delicious welcome basket was highly appreciated and we ate it all in the blink of an eye! We had a really good time in the Aravis with the sun, the mountains, the cheese, the cows and all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. This is a splendid place to get the family together and have some good time.
Anonymous - 27/07/2013
“Perfect for big groups”
Superb chalet, well equipped and adapted to big groups. The kids loved it. This was a proper holiday full of chill-out time and fresh mountain air!
Le C. - 13/07/2013
“Simply delighted to be there!”
We want to congratulate you for the good taste, the comfort and the beauty of your chalet.
We felt completely at home with our family in this stunning environment. Thanks for being so welcoming and caring.
Maminou P. - 06/07/2013
“Very nice holidays”
The chalet is very nice and comfortable, and the owners were very welcoming and kind.
Jeannine T. - 20/04/2013
“Unforgettable family holiday”
The chalet is very comfortable and very well equipped. Regarding skiing possibilities, the free skibus stops just outside the chalet and takes you to the pistes in a few minutes. Shops are only a few hundred meters away, and locals are very welcoming!
Katia B. - 09/03/2013
“Lovely chalet and friendly resort”
We stayed in Chalet Joubarbe with our family during the half term holidays 2013. The chalet is lovely, has been modernised with thought, resulting in a light and bright chalet with plenty of space for up to 13 people. Patrice was on hand to help with anything we needed. The chalet is well located near the village, we loved the down to earth and friendly resort and would happily return.
Darren K. - 02/03/2013
“We warmly recommend this place!”
A fantastic stay in this beautifully renovated chalet. Really ideal for a big family like ours! The owners were extremely welcoming. The village is lovely and the supermarket as well as bakery are just a short walk away.
Family R. - 09/02/2013
“Such a beautiful place...”
The owners were very welcoming and the chalet is very well equipped with good quality beds which is a must! Exceptional view over the ski slopes... My advise to all: don't hesitate to book it!
Véronique M. - 26/01/2013
“No need for a car!”
This chalet is an absolute delight, ideally located to enjoy a skiing holiday. We would leave in the morning wearing our normal shoes, take the ski bus 100m away that would drop us off just outside the sports shop where our ski boots had been safely kept for us. Going back to the chalet was as easy as going to the pistes. We didn't touch the car during the whole week! We got a warm welcome from the owners and the welcome presents turned out to be the first stage of an excellent holiday in the Alps. Thanks again for everything. We'll be back!
Alain B. - 19/01/2013
“The best holiday in my life”
We stayed at Chalet Joubarbe from the 4th of August until the 11th of August. I didn't know you, but I knew your sister (very kind). I spent the best holidays in all my life in "Le Chinaillon", so thanks a lot for everything.I hope I'll be able to come there again.
Fantastic view, people and services eveywhere, I work with tourism in Spain and I just have to say that your services and customer attention are excellent. I will recommend your area to all my friends.
Maite A. - 04/08/2012
The chalet was clean, comfortable and exactly like on the site. Big bonus: the kindness of its young owners. Thanks again!
Bernard G. - 21/07/2012
“Wonderful welcome and splendid weather!”
We had great sunshine all week and the chalet is exactly how it looks like on the website. We were delighted to have picked it! Plus the owners are so welcoming and available.
Monique G. - 12/04/2012
“Spacious and comfortable”
The whole family loved this great chalet nestled in the heart of Aravis country. The place is really vast and comfy, with good beds, very clean, and right by the ski slopes. The villages around are so typical that we came back home with thousands of photos!
Duthey F. - 23/02/2012
Thanks a lot for your warm welcome. We spent a fantastic ski holiday in your beautiful chalet. We hope to be back soon!
Sandra M. - 21/01/2012
Why Le Grand Bornand?
Le Grand Bornand is an idyllic Alpine village which happens to be surrounded by some great skiing and in summer, a superb mountain playground. There are none of the huge hotel complexes you'll find in other ski resorts – just a friendly welcome all year round. Families are particularly welcome, with a great programme of activities to keep kids of all ages busy and happy.