• 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

hot tub/jacuzzi

pets welcome

credit cards accepted

  • Outdoor hot tub

    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) and a aditional annex apartment that sleeps 4 guests, 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:

    Dreaming about your next catered ski holiday in France AND save up to 15% on your stay?

    Dates: 01 Dec 14 - 01 May 15

    Book by the end of September 2014 and get an early bird discounts up to 15% on all our catered chalet rates. Not only do you get the best choice by booking your ski holiday early; you'll make great savings too. Take advantage of best ever early booking offers including fantastic group discounts.

    If you, like us, are already dreaming about your 2014- 2015 ski holiday, and whether it could be possible to beat the awesome snow conditions of last winter season , then you have come to the right place.

    Our popular chalets tend to sell out, so it is a good idea to get in there early and now with our early bookingoffers you really can snap up a bargain for your next ski holiday. Please do take advantage of our best available rate by booking in advance and safe up to an amazing 15% on your money.

    With discounts up to £ 160,- per person, Small Wonders proves that a wow-serviced, laidback luxurious ski holiday doesn’t have to financially ruin you!

    Up to 25% early-bird discount on our January catered rates

    Dates: 03 Jan 15 - 01 Feb 15

    January is THE moment to go on a avordable ski holiday as we offer up to 25% discount over our catered rates!
    Slopes are calm, snow is good and prices are low!

    We can also be more flexible on short stay, full discounts for big groups, etc.

    Upto 25% discount, short stay options and special requests for business incentives and large groups

    Dates: 06 Dec 14 - 30 Apr 15

    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.

    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.

    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! customer serviced, laidback luxurious and organic way.

    We can cater for all these special occasions, give a very compatitive rate with dicounts upto 25% and allow short stays.
    Drop us a e-mail on reservations@smallwonders.eu for a personal quote and let us know all your wishes and needs.


    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 shuttle service

    • Pre-arranged ski rental

    • Fine dining

    • Wine experience

    • Superb childcare facilities

    • Happy Hour Le Chic

    • Excellent wine cellar

    • 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 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,  bus stop,  canoeing,  canyoning,  cash withdrawal facility,  childcare,  cinema,  climbing wall,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  fishing,  fitness centre,  free shuttle bus,  glacier skiing,  half pipe,  high altitude restaurants,  hiking,  ice grotto,  ice rink,  lake,  massage,  mini golf,  mountain biking,  mountaineering,  night skiing,  off piste guiding,  paragliding,  parapenting,  rafting,  ski school,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  swimming pool (indoor),  tennis,  toboganning,  torch lit descents,  tourist office,  via ferrata


    tel:France - +33 (0)4 76 79 11 80
    tel:France - +33 621245797 Pascal
    mob:France - +33(0)646838252 Richard
    mob:UK - +443300109006
    Advertiser with Chalets Direct since: September 2007

    Guest reviews:

    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