Chalet Cannelle

Châtel, Portes du Soleil, France: catered, sleeps 1/14 Farmhouse renovation with the perfect balance of traditional charm and modern luxury, 6 ensuite bedrooms,views, outdoor hot tub

Chalet Cannelle

Chalet Cannelle is a luxury ski chalet offering a perfect stay whilst you enjoy the skiing and snowboarding of the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest ski regions in the world. Located in Chatel, the centre of the Portes du Soleil with 600km of pistes crossing France and Switzerland in 12 ski stations with skiing for every ability.

Everything is about comfort - large open plan living space with log fire and views of the Abondance valley through double height windows - the perfect spot to relax after an active day in the mountains. After afternoon tea, take a soak in the outdoor hot tub surrounded in snow before aperitifs and canapés are served around the fire.

There are 6 ensuite bedrooms, each with everything you would expect for a luxury stay; fine linen on comfy beds, sumptuous towels, gorgeous toiletries & bathrobes.

The style of dining at Chalet Cannelle is chefs table, with the open plan kitchen & dining space allowing guests to see what is being created for the evening’s meal; everything is made from scratch with real ingredients so expect to see fresh pasta or pastry being rolled, bread being kneaded or ice cream being churned.

Catered winter stays are available for up to 14 people, max 10 adults and children age 5+



The Chalet
  • Large open plan lounge with mountain views and log fire
  • Separate TV / Games room, table football, WiFi, Netflix, Xbox.
  • 6 ensuite bedrooms: Egyptian cotton bed sheets on super comfy beds, towels & dressing gowns
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Boot & glove warmers, Ski & bike storage
  • Personally served daily breakfast, hot options every day, eggs from our hens
  • Fully catered in Winter
  • Private minibus service to the pistes.
  • B&B in Summer
  • Private garden
The 6 ensuite bedrooms include superior beds and mattresses with non-allergenic duvets & pillows for a perfect night's sleep. Each room is an individual comfy retreat, fluffy towels, dressing gowns and branded bath products.
  • Capra: King or twin with balcony and ensuite shower room (2)
  • Bumble: King or twin with balcony and ensuite shower room (2)
  • Feather: King or twin with balcony and ensuite shower room + optional single for a child 12 and under (3)
  • Owl: The family suite with king or twin, plus 2 singles for children and ensuite bathroom +shower (4)
  • Antler: Double with ensuite bathroom +shower  (2)
  • Bear: King or twin with ensuite shower room (2)

  • Outskirts of Chatel, calm & quiet hamlet.
  • Only 1hr 30 drive from Geneva
  • Portes Du Soleil: 600km of terrain for skiing, cycling, hiking & climbing


Chalet Cannelle supports planet sustainability with eco friendly heating, using fair trade furnishings, sourcing local products and supporting the local farmers, growing organic food in our garden and minimalising household waste.



boot dryers,  cot/highchair,  games console,  garden,  hot tub (outdoor),  jacuzzi,  open fireplace,  private parking (open),  wifi (free in-room),  wifi/internet access


Is the food for your catered chalet holiday just as important as the skiing? If yes, you are in the right place.

The dining experience at Chalet Cannelle is why many of our guests return each year.  The large dining table next to the open kitchen gives you the chef’s table experience every night. This is where Andy spends the day, making all manner of creations from scratch for you to enjoy after your day in the mountains.

We love everything about food. Growing it, picking it, sourcing it, preparing it, eating it. It has been a delight for us to travel and be inspired by incredible chefs, return to the chalet and recreate the flavours we have experienced for our guests.

Catered Stays in Winter

Breakfast served every day with hot and cold options.  

Freshly baked afternoon tea.

Dinner on 5/7 nights: The evening starts with an aperitif and canapés, followed with a 4 course dinner prepared in house with different matching wines each evening.

We provide an early dinner for children.

B&B stays in Summer

In the Summer, we offer B&B with a hot breakfast option. If you book the whole chalet, we can also offer dinner for your stay using the local seasonal produce that is in abundance at this time of year.  


Winter Services

Let us make the holiday arrangements a bit easier for you...
  • Less time queuing, more time skiing! Arrangement of lift passes, lessons & childcare
  • Personal chalet service to organise airport transfers, restaurant bookings & share the local top tips
  • Chauffeur minibus in/out service everyday – begin your day where you want
  • Ski equipment fitted at the chalet

Resort & location information:

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Resort name: Châtel

Ski area: Portes du Soleil Country: France Amenities: accrobranche,  bars and restaurants,  beauticians,  bob luge,  bowling,  bus station,  bus stop,  cash withdrawal facility,  childcare,  cinema,  climbing wall,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  devil carts,  doctor,  dog sled rides,  fantasicable,  fishing,  fitness centre,  free shuttle bus,  freelance catering,  gym,  hairdressers,  half pipe,  high altitude restaurants,  high ropes course,  hiking,  horse driven sleigh rides,  horse riding,  huski dogs,  ice diving,  ice driving,  ice fishing,  ice rink,  lake,  massage,  micro brewery/restaurant,  mini golf,  mountain biking,  mountaineering,  night skiing,  night sledging,  nightclub,  off piste guiding,  paragliding,  parapenting,  rafting,  ski school,  ski touring,  skidoo safaris,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  sledging pistes,  snow tubing track,  snowboard school,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  swimming pool (indoor),  swimming pool (outdoor),  tennis,  toboganning,  torch lit descents,  tourist office,  trotinette,  via ferrata
tel: France - +33 (0)637 88 11 96
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Guest reviews:

Review posted online by Katie

"Our third stay at this beautiful chalet. Lorraine and Andy are simply wonderful hosts - the food is awesome, the matching wines varied and delicious and the chalet feels like a home from home. The minibus service to the slopes makes the day even more relaxed and coming home to freshly baked cake, the fireplace and the hot tub is just the icing on the cake! We are looking forward to returning." 02 Sep 23

Review posted online by Laure

"A gem in the mountain!
We had an amazing stay at Chalet Cannelle. First we discovered a beautiful region in the Alps with lots of things to do during summer time.
The service from Lorraine & Andy is outstanding.
The combination between the design & the atmosphere of the Chalet makes you feel at home. The bedroom was very comfortable.
The place is quieter than some hotels even though it's an old farm. Perfect breakfast with a large choice of homemade and local foods & products.
I think it could be a perfect place to come back on a retreat, to enjoy peace & quiet while meeting great people.
Thank you!
We will be back and try the winter season."
02 Sep 23

Review posted online by David

"Wonderful stay at Chalet Cannelle over the July 14th weekend. Perfect getaway location nested in the French alps at the border with Switzerland. Lorraine and Andy’s recommendations for hikes and dinner were spot on and helped us make the best of that rainy but wonderful stay. Spotless room and a huge bathroom, spacious living room with stunning view on the mountains, yummy breakfast with homemade yogurt and variations on eggs (scrambled, poached, omelette). I can only wish our stay had lasted longer. Will definitely come back over winter." 02 Sep 23

Review posted online by Sam

"My family and I stayed for a long weekend in early July and I have to say I can't wait to go back. Chalet Cannelle is like stepping into a mixed episode of Escape to the Country and Grand Designs. The chalet's gorgeous high ceilings with exposed beams, and the overall style was simply gorgeous. Our two children loved the well equipped kids room which meant my husband and I could take a bit of time out to relax." 02 Jan 16

Review posted online by Mick

"From the moment I first made an enquiry to the last day of the holiday we were looked after with effective communications and treat like the owners really care.
Often when you see pictures the reality is somewhat different - not at Chalet Cannelle - the pictures reflect it as it is - spacious, beautifully maintained, well equipped, spotlessly clean and everything functioning."
02 Jan 16

Review posted online by Sarah

"Home away from home, but with much nicer food!" 01 Jan 16

Review posted online by Nick

"“If Carlsberg did ski chalets...” We had such an amazing time here, Lorraine and Andy really are the perfect hosts and make you feel completely at home. We had the comfiest bed I think I've ever slept in and the food - out of this world!" 01 Jan 16

Review posted online by Polly

"We went with another family of five and we all thought this was our best skiing holiday ever. Andy and Lorraine run the chalet with great efficiency and looked after us brilliantly. The chalet was extremely spacious and comfortable and the food was absolutely delicious. Getting to and from the slopes was quick and easy. It was great fun but most of all incredilby relaxing." 01 Jan 16

Review posted online by Swen

"We stayed for six days with our 1,5 yr old and loved the place! Providing luxury that is to be discovered and not boasting is not only an art but also our preference. With spacious, comfortable rooms, exceptional food and service it gave us the relaxing vacation that we were looking for. More than this, the care, generosity and friendly conversations offered by Andy and Lorraine made it feel like this marvelous place was our home. Chalet Cannelle is a must for people looking for a relaxing vacation and knows how to appreciate good quality" 01 Jan 16

Review posted online by Imogen

"My husband and I spent three says at Chalet Cannelle in July for our anniversary. The Chalet was gorgeous. We slept well every night felt very refreshed after our stay. Andy and Lorraine are welcoming and amiable. They gave us lots of good ideas on things to do during our stay including swimming, day trips and walking and running routes. Lorriane booked a table for us at a gorgeous local restuarant for us for our anniversairy and even gave us a lift there and back!! We ate in on our last night and we were very impressed with Andy's food and the quality of the produce" 01 Jan 16

Review posted online by Oonagh

"We stayed at Chalet Cannelle for a week in summer as a family of 10, including a baby and two young boys. Lorraine and Andy are exceptional hosts and we felt incredibly welcome and well-looked-after. The chalet itself is stunning, with all the comforts you'd expect and more. The food served at Chalet Cannelle is of (excellent) restaurant quality - food is local, plentiful and delicious. Our baby was catered for with as much love and attention as everyone else. Lorraine and Andy gave lots of advice about the local area and made bookings on our behalf - they really couldn't have been better. Our family did lots of great walks in the surrounding mountains and would love to visit again for ski season. That said, this is much more than just a ski chalet and we wouldn't hesitate to go back for another blissful Alpine summer." 01 Jan 16