About Chalet la Maitreya
- We will be one of the very few catered chalet specialists who will offer their guests a fully catered service. No chalet night off, but a 7 nights superb dining experience offering some high-quality cooking (pay 6 nights and get 1 catered night for free!).
- Happy Hour Le Chic: Twice a week we will serve superb champagnes, exciting wines and magical finger food on a complimentary basis. Enjoy yourselves in a laidback atmosphere with some funky music playing, while tasting some great wines!
Your skiholiday can't get any better, so look forward to meet up in the magnificent French Alps.
Chalet La Maitreya is a place of peace. The place is all about honest, unpretentious authenticity and will offer a space to breathe where one can enjoy nature in her pure unspoilt state.
Architecturally, the style has not progressed much beyond the traditional Oisans style, but La Maitreya has got a decor that seems spontaneous and ingenious.
Guests have dinner together at a huge table in the 500 years old converted cellar and the rooms range from a simple but stylish old farmers room to the spacious, old timber and wood-panelled top floor room.
They are all different, but the thing they have in common is a natural, unforced charm and the cosiness of a highly individual place.
One guest summed up the place with the characteristic Australian understatement: 'Pretty good lodge, mate!
With a roaring log fire, sauna, a truly mouth-watering cuisine and attentive hosts who will offer a personal service which is very hard to beat, Chalet La Maitreya is the perfect Alpine retreat.
The chalet, sleeps up to 20 people in style and comfort and supply all the necessary amenities like:
Organic produce-Rituals body and home cosmetics-Private shuttle service-Sunblessed teracces-Max Havelaar fairtrade-Stunning views-A.Margaine Champagne-The Wonderbox-Pre-arranged skipass and skirental-Sauna facilities-Surprising wines-and a few small touches we hope can make all the difference.
bar, cot/highchair, garden, iPod docking station, laundry facilities, open fireplace, pets allowed, private parking (open), satellite/cable TV, sauna, wifi (free in-room), wifi (free public area)
Afternoon tea: A selection of tasty cakes and bakes will be waiting for you when you get back off the slopes. The freshly baked cakes are served with different kind of tea's.
Snacks like anti-pasti, taps and local cheese: We serve all kinds of tasty snacks from the South of Europe while you are enjoying the most beautiful wine's in front of the fireplace.
Children's tea (if required): served at 5:30pm, we are pleased to provide a separate meal for our smaller guests, with tasty and healthy things to eat!
Dinner: The highlight of the day for many, dinner is a truly mouth-watering 3-course menu.
You will enjoy the most exciting dishes and you will be surprised by the creativity of our chef while he is serving his amuses. A true culinary experience based on organic and regional produce.
During the winter season:
* Assistance in booking your ski/board hire, lift passes and ski school;
* Reductions for some lift-passes and ski/board hire
* Transfers from Grenoble (1.5 hours), Chambéry (2 hours) or Lyon (2.5 hours) airports, for which a reasonable charge is payable.
* Child-free weeks - please enquire for details.
For both winter and summer stays:
* Help in arranging child care in the award-winning crèche in Vaujany, located right in the village centre.
* Advice on traveling to and from Vaujany.
* In-resort help and advice, as and when required.
Resort & location information:
Resort name: Alpe d'Huez - Vaujany
Ski area: Grandes Rousses
Amenities: bars and restaurants, bob luge, bowling, canoeing, cash withdrawal facility, childcare, cinema, climbing wall, cross country skiing, cycling, fishing, fitness centre, high altitude restaurants, hiking, ice grotto, ice rink, lake, mini golf, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, skiing/snowboarding, snowshoe walking, spa, supermarket, swimming pool (indoor), tennis, tourist office, via ferrata
Food was of a very high standard (canapes and a 3 course meal) and lots of it! Extremely high quality for a chalet holiday, better than most a la carte restaurants you will go to.
Very well looked after by our hosts Alice and Richard.
Spacious rooms all with private bathroom and even got a bathrobe to use, which was particularly useful for the sauna, which was great after a day on the slopes.
The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because it is not an easy walk into the village of Vaujany, so the minibus (available whenever you want it though, driven by Richard) is required, so not ski in ski out.
This Chalet is highly recommended, amazing value!" 13 Oct 12
Stayed over Christmas 2010. A family of three, with a 4 year old. Found the chalet to be great, good hospitality and great food. Everyone was very helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. would go back again." 26 Sep 11
Our four night stay at Chalet Maitreya was everything we had hoped for. The exchange of information from the owner at short notice was very helpful, the chalet beautiful, the food excellent and the chalet hosts Richard and Alice incredibly welcoming and helpful.
From the moment Richard and Alice picked us up at the airport to the time they dropped us off at the end of our stay, nothing was too much trouble. Their relaxed, friendly approach made us feel immediately at home.
Although the chalet was some way out of town, Richard's flexibilty in transporting us to and from the lifts made the distance seem irrelevant.
You always take a bit of a risk booking places at the last minute from the internet but this time we found a real gem.
I would recommend it to anyone and would imagine that a summer break in Chalet Maitreya would be equally enjoyable." 26 Sep 11