Chalet la Maitreya

Alpe d'Huez - Vaujany, Southern Alps, France: catered, sleeps up to 20 Chalet La Maitreya offers you the charm and cosiness of a highly individual place, tasty food and a passionate team.

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.

After a long day in the mountains you can relax in our sauna or enjoy the amazing view from our outside high-end hot tub.


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.

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Current Promotions for Chalet la Maitreya:

40% last minute discount on all our December catered rates.

Dates: 05 Dec 15 - 27 Dec 15 40% Discount on all December Small Wonders winter rates. Catered chalet weekly price starting at GBP 265 per person.

We are delighted to welcome you in our privately run catered ski chalets offering glowing warmth, wherein your chef prepare fresh much loved revisited traditional dishes and mouth-watering specialities. With 40% discounts on our December catered chaletrates, twice a week Happy Hour Le Chic, great amenities, spa facilities and a genuine spirit of hospitality, Small Wonders proves that its value for money is hard to beat!

The social areas in our ski chalets are exceptionally spacious and the charming 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.

Call us now on + or + or drop us a note on and our reservations team will come back with an amazing offer.

Look forward to meet up in the snowy Alps,

The Small Wonders team

FREE 6 days local ski pass

Dates: 05 Dec 15 - 19 Dec 15 Free 6 days local ski pass valid in the Alpe d’Huez, Espace Killy and Sainte-Foy Tarentaise ski area and experience one of the best early snow of Europe.                

Alpe d’Huez, Espace Killy and Sainte-Foy Tarentaise show one of the best early snow records of the French Alps. Don’t wait and book your early ski week by the 21st of November 2015 and Small Wonders offer you a 6 days local ski pass for free. A very easy way to get a huge discount up to £ 150,- per person

No kidding, this is a genuine offer of a free local lift pass for early bookers and we can guarantee you will not find a better deal elsewhere. The early ski weeks commence the 5th December to 19th December 2015 when staying in catered Chalet Le Bullou-Espace Killy and from the 12th to the 19th of December 2015 when staying in Chalet La Maitreya or Chalet Lingayoni in the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine de Ski or Chalet White Eden in Sainte-Foy Tarentaise

If you are interested in an extended ski area pass (not applicable for the Sainte-Foy ski pass), a small upgrade fee is applicable, however our free passes cover more than enough skiing and snowboarding for most!

This offer cannot be combined with any other offer including, but not limited to, group and child discounts. The free ski pass offer applies to new bookings only and is subject to availability and change and must be added at the time of booking under reference: DEC15-SKIPASS

Please do contact our reservation team on or give the team a call on + or + when you got a query left, they are happy to help.

Up to 25% discount and short break deals for business trips and large groups

Dates: 06 Dec 15 - 28 Apr 16 Whether with family or friends the fresh air, the thrill of skiing and beautiful scenery is something everyone can enjoy. All kind of large groups or special occasions are very much welcome to experience the Small Wonders treat. In small-sized beautiful locations, we do offer a home away from home experience in a WOW!

Why not bring your business to our place's and let us worry about the little things, leaving you the time and space to work on the big ones. Together with the most inspiring partners, Small Wonders has got the expertise & experience to help you tackle the modern challenges of business – from fully catered retreat programs to simply providing the most stunning 'office' in the Alps – we can do as much or as little as you'd like.

With (short) ski deals and up to 25% discount it’s hard to find better value for money, so please send us all your requirements on and we will come back with a very attractive personal quotation

Look forward to meet up in our privately run catered ski chalets and luxury chalets in France,

The Small Wonders crew


bar,  computer,  cot/highchair,  garden,  hot tub (outdoor),  iPod docking station,  jacuzzi,  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

• Outdoor high-end hot tub

• Sauna facilities

• Free town shuttle service

• Pre-arranged ski rental

• Fine dining

• Wine experience

• Superb childcare facilities

• Happy Hour Le Chic

- Daily snacks at the fire place

- Homely baked caces served with tea

• Excellent wine cellar

• In-chalet massage/reflexology

• Airport transfer(s)

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

    * Assistance in booking your ski/board hire, lift passes and ski school;
    * Reductions for  ski/board hire 
    * Transfers from Grenoble (1.5 hours), Chambéry (2 hours) or Lyon (2.5 hours) airports
   * Child-free weeks - please enquire for details.
    * 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,  bus stop,  canoeing,  canyoning,  cash withdrawal facility,  childcare,  cinema,  climbing wall,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  fishing,  fitness centre,  free shuttle bus,  freelance catering,  glacier skiing,  gym,  half pipe,  high altitude restaurants,  hiking,  huski dogs,  ice climbing wall,  ice grotto,  ice rink,  lake,  massage,  mini golf,  mountain biking,  mountaineering,  night skiing,  off piste guiding,  paragliding,  parapenting,  rafting,  ski school,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  sledging pistes,  snowboard school,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  swimming pool (indoor),  tennis,  toboganning,  torch lit descents,  tourist office,  via ferrata
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Guest reviews:

recept en pomp

"Wij (Barry, Giel, Mike en ik) hebben een super verblijf gehad bij la maitreya zeker dankzij de goede zorgen van Astrid en July.
2 vragen aan de dames:
1:July zou mij haar recept voor choco soufle nog geven......
2:Barry heeft zijn pomp laten staan kunnen we die op laten sturen?"
Ed v Lierop 12 Jul 15

Review posted online by Charlotte

"Extremely clean. Huge chalet so fantastic for the kids. The hosts are very friendly and great with the children. They will drop and collect you at the drop of a hat and are very punctual. Highly recommend. 5*" 26 Jun 14

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