Forget your car - the ski bus will whisk you to the pistes and it's a short walk to the village
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,090 to €5,290 per week
- Location: Le Grand Bornand
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1300 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 11
- Official classification: 3
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 6
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 3
- Number of single beds: 3
- Number of bunk beds: 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 3
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 3
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 1
- Separate toilet(s): 2
- Floor area: 125 m2
- Independent kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 12
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Town centre: 150 m
- Ski slopes: 500 m
- Nearest ski bus stop: 100 m
- Ski store
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Electric
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 12
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee Machine: Filter, Espresso Machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
Bathrooms / Laundry
- Washing machine
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- BBQ: Electric
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 2
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 24 m2
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Wii console
- Total TV screens: 1
- French Television (paid & international)
- English satellite
- DVD player
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lake: 33 km
- Nearest supermarket: 100 m
- 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
- Cheques vacances accepted
- Animals welcome
- Non-smoking rental
Please note the main road in and out of Chinaillon passes directly in front of the chalet.
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 Sicoria ...
Location, location, location - this 3 star chalet is just 300m from the beautiful Alpine village of Chinaillon so it's a short stroll to pick up bread in the morning, or to a restaurant at the end of the day.
The ski bus stops just 50m away, and it's only 800m to the pistes. The views are fabulous too, overlooking the slopes from the front of the chalet, or the old village of Chinaillon, with its historic chapel and traditional chalets with wood shingle roofs, from the new terrace at the side of the house.
You won't need a car here, as the ski bus links the village with the other ski stations of Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and Manigod.
Totally refurbished, Chalet Sicoria sleeps 11 people, and is the perfect choice for a large group of family or friends looking to immerse themselves in Alpine life, whatever the time of year. The owner Muriel, who grew up in Chinaillon, is based nearby and is happy to offer help and advice.
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 advice. Discounts and free ski store available.
The property ...
Built in 2009 and totally refurbished for winter 2013, this appealing 3 star chalet sleeps 11 people in five bedrooms over three floors.
There's a double bedroom and a bedroom with bunks, as well as a shower room, on the ground floor. Upstairs, there's a double room as well as a room with three single beds and a bathroom. The final bedroom is on the lower ground floor, with a shower room, the sauna and the laundry room.
There’s a spacious kitchen and dining area with wood burner on the first floor, as well as a cosy living room. The balcony opens on to the new terrace and both boast spectacular views across to the pistes and mountain pastures - the perfect place to enjoy a drink in the evening.
Another popular new addition is the sauna, where you can unwind after a day on the slopes or walking on the mountain trails. All that fresh air is bound to give you an appetite, and the spacious kitchen has everything you need to cook up a feast. After dinner, the cosy leather sofas invite you to relax and plan another perfect day in the mountains.
About the area ...
The ski lift is just 500m from Chalet Sicoria, but it’s just as easy to take the ski bus, which stops 100m from the chalet every 15 minutes.
An Aravis ski pass covers all the Lake Annecy ski resorts - more than 200km of perfect pistes. If you fancy a change, why not try the sledge run or the nearby cross-country ski piste. Beginners to this sport can test their ski legs at the Evo Nordic Park, which has a circuit featuring a variety of terrains, while boarders will appreciate the Snowpark.
Non-skiers can go ice-skating in Grand Bornand 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 Chalet Sicoria for a pre-dinner sauna, or head into the village for dinner.
In the summer, a network of walking and biking trails cover the mountains around Chalet Sicoria, and you can pick up a route map for either at the tourist office in Chinaillon.
There’s a fantastic swimming pool complex in Le Grand Bornand, with a restaurant and grassy areas for picnics, but 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, or cycling.
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 love the idea of a holiday in the French Alps, based at Chalet Sicoria, check our calendar to see when the property is free. We can hold your dates for 24 hours if you need a little time to finalise your plans. But don't wait too long - this is a popular choice with our guests.
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 09h30
Full list of features, inclusions, activities, nearby points of interest and special conditions:
For bookings cancelled at least 6 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will be refunded. For a cancellation after this, any amounts already paid will be forfeited.
COVID-19 Cancellation Protection included
In the event of COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property includes cancellation protection - get a credit note for 100% of the amount paid, valid for 27 months.
Le Grand Bornand
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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.
- Ski slopes500 m
- Nearest ski bus stop100 m
- Town centre150 m
- Nearest supermarket100 m
From the owner
Looking after guests is a well established family tradition!
My parents have been welcoming paying guests to " Les Congères" or "the Snowdrift", a nearby property which my father built himself, since 1965. So looking after guests is a well established family tradition!
The property was named "Snowdrift" because of the vast amounts of snow which used to surround the isolated farms every winter in Chinaillon at that time. My brother and I took over the family business a couple of years ago with the idea of upgrading the accommodation on offer, and we feel we have achieved this aim.
Chalet Sicoria is conveniently located close to absolutely everything: the old village, the more modern resort, shops, restaurants, the slopes, cross country trails, activities, walking trails etc etc… Park your car on arrival and then forget about it for the rest of your holiday!
The views across to the slopes from the inside of the chalet are stunning, and since earlier on this year you can also enjoy a different and equally beutiful across to the old centre of the village and mountains beyond from the new wooden terrace to the west side of the chalet.
We have refurbished Chalet Sicoria with care, and using our experience of what makes a great holiday rental property, and we sincerely hope you will enjoy quality time here with your friends and family. We are on hand close by to offer help and advice if you need it and an insider's knowledge of all there is to see and do, and look forward to welcoming you soon. Muriel Bernard
“It was like we expected it.”
The amazing view, the comfort... we loved it all.
— Michele C. Jun 2022
“There was everything we needed”
There was everything we needed. Very nice and clean. We had a great stay.
— Geroges D. Mar 2022
“Spacious and well appointed!”
Chalet Sicoria is spacious and well appointed. The layout is perfect for multiple families being on three floors and having three bathrooms.The location is perfect for both the village and ski lift and the ski bus stop is a few metres from the front door. The sauna was an added bonus. The beds were very comfortable and the bed linen was of very good quality. Overall, it was a really nice holiday rental and would definitely consider staying there again.
— Ann J. Mar 2022
“Very cozy chalet”
Everything was perfect. Thank you to our hosts for a superb holiday in Le Grand Bornand.
— Anne-Marie M. Dec 2021
“Great stay with friends”
Everything was perfect! We had a wonderful stay with our friends, we had so much fun in this chalet with great amenities, with wonderful, kind owners. Thank you, we will be back soon!
— Julie B. Nov 2021
“Everything was perfect”
What a view for this very well equipped chalet! Thank you!
— Arnaud D. Jun 2021
“Quality and great location”
We loved the location and the interior space, especially the sauna and the fireplace. Many thanks to the owners who facilitated our arrival.
— Hendrick M. May 2021
“A comfortable chalet”
A good week with our children and grand-children. It's a comfortable place for 12, and we enjoyed a lot the very sunny balcony and garden.
— Isabelle B. Feb 2021
“Great and cosy chalet”
The chalet was great and cosy. Equipped with everything you should need. We have been with children and our parents. Everyone of us got the privacy he needed and the great place that we could all be together.
— Lital W. May 2019
“A lovely stay in this really comfortable chalet”
This is a lovely chalet to stay in, and very clean. There were 11 of us and we all had our own space. The bedding is really comfortable! Everything we needed was there. The chalet is well located with plenty of walks nearby.
— Stephanie D. Oct 2018
“A luxury chalet in a magnificent setting”
A really lovely, comfortable chalet with a magnificent view. We had an excellent holiday.
— Sabine L. Aug 2018
“Nice place and lovely chalet”
A very beautiful chalet, all the bathrooms were clean and tidy, and everything worked well. We really loved the view! And the resort was quiet.
— Norman B. Aug 2018
“An exceptional holiday in a very pleasant chalet”
An exceptional holiday in a very pleasant chelatWe loved the space, the cleanliness and all everything that was there. Apart from a pair of scissors, there was nothing lacking! We will be back. It's a delight to explore all the little villages and the Alpine farms.
— Nathalie R. Jul 2018
“An excellent holiday”
A cosy and pleasant chalet with plenty of space and superb views. We loved the village centre and the incredible peace and quiet. The local people were warm and helpful - what more could you want?
— Thierry D. Mar 2018
Great place well suited for three families, close to the bus and the village. From the website we thought the place would be smaller!The resort has excellent offering for all, still traditional but with everything we wanted.
— Jacob H. Feb 2018
“A very lovely chalet”
We had an excellent holiday. The chalet itself is really lovely. Contact with the chalet managers was always positive. We really loved the large living space, the attention to detail, the style of the chalet, and the sauna. The chalet is close to shops and restaurants, which is a real advantage. The only issue is the proximity of the road.
— Christophe H. Jan 2018
“A nice chalet”
A very nice chalet in a really pleasant resort.We liked the layout of the rooms and it was lovely to have the local shops and the great pistes so close.
— Gagliano M. Dec 2017
“Comfortable, great location”
We liked the comfort of this rental and its great location within the resort. It was ideal to follow the biathlon competition.
— Pascal M. Dec 2017
Nous avons passé une superbe semaine puisque le temps était clément, avec un très bon accueil. Ainsi un chalet au top. Chacun a bénéficié de son espace avec ses 3 salles de bain ainsi que la wifi pour les enfants. Chalet très bien équipé. Et les environs sont magiques!Un petit bémol une légère odeur de la chaudière pour le rez-de-chaussée. En tout cas nous le conseillons!
— Jerome G. Aug 2017
“We had a very nice stay.”
Everything was perfect - the level of comfort and the layout. Our children and grandchildren were delighted. Perhaps we will visit this chalet again - or maybe a different one!
— Christine G. Apr 2017
“We would have no hesitation in booking again.”
We had a great time in a very comfortable chalet in a great location. Muriel was very helpful during booking and even helped us with some shopping that we had delivered in advance of our arrival. Le Chinaillon is a lovely ski resort with runs that my 6 year old daughter can ski easily, & good restaurants that are great value for money.
— Alison B. Mar 2017
“The area has so much to offer!”
Comfort, quality equipment ... we quickly made ourselves at home. The slopes and the village, the hiking trails ... the area has so much to offer!
— Xavier T. Feb 2017
We felt at home! Plus the village is really authentic.
— Anne Marie M. Jan 2017
“A very comfortable chalet”
We loved the cosy area in the living room, and especially the sauna. Being close to the pistes and in the heart of the village was really special.
— Thierry D. Jan 2017
“The chalet is well equipped, the view is superb”
We spend a great weekend with the family as the first snow fell. The chalet is just as it is described on the website. A good welcome, very kind. Thanks to those who prepared it for our arrival. To be recommended and repeated.
— Sandrine D. Nov 2016
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