Name: Le Chalet du Renne
Le Chalet du Renne in Megève definitely comes in my top ten of drool-worthy chalets in the Alps. Situated in the middle of Megève’s pedestrian streets, just a few meters from “la Place de l’Eglise”, the über luxury Le Chalet du Renne is perfectly positioned to enjoy this quaint, picture-perfect village, which is arguably France’s answer to Gstaad in both glamour and gourmet dining.
Living in Chalet du Renne
With a floor area of 500m² the completely renovated Le Chalet du Renne has been redesigned to incorporate exquisite materials (wood, leather, iron, stone and glass) mixing modernity and luxury with authenticity and tradition. Arranged over 4 floors and accommodating 6 bedrooms, this spacious chalet has an entire floor of dedicated living space, a huge kitchen made of natural stone and wood (equipped with Miele), a discreet wine cellar and a counter with an open view over the small reading room.
The living room boasts a wonderful high ceiling bordered by two fireplaces and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. There is also an authentic library with a fireplace, carefully designed by a local artist. The dining room can accommodate 14 guests around a stunning table (a real piece of art made of stainless steel and natural stone) and the landscaped terrace can be transformed into an open-air dining room. The Spa encompasses a private heated indoor swimming-pool, a steam room and a sauna along with a large outdoor jacuzzi. There is also a “Ski Room” with a shoe and gloves dryer and 3 outdoor locked garages with heated access.
It goes without saying that there is Satellite TV as well as WiFi and a home entertainment system in each bedroom. Household laundry and wood for the fireplace is also supplied and for an additional fee, a starred chef from the Michelin Guide and a butler is also available exclusively for customers of Le Chalet du Renne (breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner).
You can’t guarantee snow from the beginning to the end of the ski season in Megève, but the low-lying nature of the village means that it is surrounded by forested mountains making it really truly pretty, both in summer and winter and unlike many snow-sure outposts. For sheer luxury and glamour, sparkling Megève remains my low-lying darling and keeps pulling me back. Frankly the roaring fires, shaggy rugs, private pool and stunning outdoor jacuzzi are more than enough to keep me amused in the manner to which I have become accustomed. Do I care if I am spinning the roulette wheel of snow to stay here? Not at all, flakes or no flakes, this chalet is exceptional – maybe I will book it in the summer and just eat my way through the village…
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