• Chalet - can be booked by the room
  • Catered basis
  • 8 bedrooms, sleeps 20
  • Usually Saturday to Saturday stays, but flexible
  • 2 minutes to lift by minibus
  • Available for summer and winter



sauna/steam room

pets welcome

credit cards accepted

  • Great amenities

    Chalet la Maitreya

    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 catered Chalet 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.


    Chalet La Maitreya presents the very best in Alpine hospitality where the guests will enjoy a feeling of well being all in a setting of laid back luxury. Spoil yourself with the homely atmosphere of this charming catered ski chalet, that makes your ski or summer holiday in France memorable.

    The chalet offers 8 en-suite bedrooms (sleeps up to 20 people in style and comfort), spacious dining room with bordering sunblessed terrace, a nicely decorated living room with open fire place, sauna facilities, separate tv room. Being one of the oldest ski chalets of Vaujany, catered ski Chalet La Maitreya has got a stunning view of the valley leading to the slopes of Alpe d'Huez- the gateway to one of the largest linked ski area in France- Alpe d'Huez Grande Domaine Ski.

    For further information, click on the following link (will open in separate window): Property features

    Current Promotions for Chalet la Maitreya:

    15% Early booking discount on all 2014-2015 rates. Great value for money.

    Dates: 06 Dec 14 - 25 Apr 15

    We are delighted to welcome you in our unique chalets offering glowing warmth and where your chef prepare fresh much loved revisited traditional dishes and mouth-watering specialities. With early booking discounts up to 15% on our 2014-2015 rates, twice a week Happy Hour Le Chic, great amenities, mouthwatering cuisine and a genuine spirit of hospitality, we do offer unbeatable value for money. 

    The social areas in our chalets are exceptionally spacious and charming and the chalets are therefore a fantastic mountain retreat for groups of friends and families who wish to spend quality time in a fabulous alpine “home away from home”, always highly appreciated by our guests.

    Look forward to meet up in the snowy Alps,

    The Small Wonders crew


    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)


    The dining room is a 500 year old renovated cellar. It's the very soul of the chalet and 6 nights per week our guests share tasty food and stories 6, which creates a special kind of dynamic and relaxed atmosphere at the table.

    In the morning we serve a sumptuous continental breakfast providing fresh fruit, organic juices, max havelaar fairtrade produce, tasty hot egg dishes etc. Whenever we find some really nice and juicy fruits on the market, we will surprise you with marinated orange's with chocolate and mint or baked figs, light mascarpone and lemon or........

    Twice a week we offer Happy Hour le Chic including superb champagnes, exciting natural 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. 

    Furthermore you will enjoy afternoon tea with true home-made cake's and when tasting one of the great natural wines of our cellar, we will serve complimentary local specialities and cheese's in front of the fire place. 

    Your ski holiday can't get any better, so look forward to meet up in the magnificent French Alps.


    General amenities

    • Free shuttle service

    • Pre-arranged ski passes and ski rental

    • Fine dining

    • Wine experience

    • Superb childcare facilities

    • Happy Hour Le Chic

    • Excellent wine cellar

    • Sauna facilities

    • In-chalet massage/reflexology

    • Airport transfer(s)

    We are pleased to offer the following additional services to our guests:

    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:

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    Resort name: Alpe d'Huez - Vaujany

    Ski area: Grandes Rousses

    Country: France

    Amenities: bars and restaurants,  bob luge,  bowling,  canoeing,  cash withdrawal facility,  childcare,  cinema,  climbing wall,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  fishing,  fitness centre,  glacier skiing,  half pipe,  high altitude restaurants,  hiking,  ice grotto,  ice rink,  lake,  massage,  mini golf,  mountain biking,  mountaineering,  paragliding,  parapenting,  rafting,  ski school,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  swimming pool (indoor),  tennis,  tourist office,  via ferrata


    tel:France - +33 (0)4 76 79 11 80
    tel:France - +33 621245797 Pascal
    mob:France - +33(0)646838252 Richard
    facebook:Small Wonders
    Advertiser with Chalets Direct since: September 2007

    Guest reviews:

    Review posted online by Smithy
    "Excellent chalet in great location, with views across the valley.

    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
    Review posted online by M.Verburg
    "Superb dining and very tasty wines. Thanks Small Wonders for an excellent break and top service!" 13 Oct 12
    Review posted online by F. de la Haye
    "We are a group of 14 friends, couples and singles. Sofar this is the best location and chalet we have found, and why?????? Everything is just perfect and we are all very picky. We love this house and the people who take care of us and the way they do this. We should not forget to talk about the food and wine...............excellent. Even with different chefs over the years, they keep surprising us. It is nice to wake up in the morning and enjoy the beautiful view from your balcony. The rooms are cosy and clean. The owners are expanding in other areas so we can explore new locations and enjoy the same perfectness as in Vaujany...........I would say go and try it." 26 Sep 11
    Review posted online by A.Turley
    "Christmas skiing.

    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
    Review posted online by M. Tidey
    "A perfect venue with charming hosts!

    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