Chalet le Vieux Crêt

4 bedrooms for 8-10 guests
3 baths, 2 showers, sauna, outdoor hot tub

“Chalet was superb, first class, top notch!”

Chalet le Vieux Crêt Rooms

Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Double (3m10 x 3m40) on first floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin/double (2m80 x 2m80) on first floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 3
Twin/double  (4m x 2m50) on first floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 4
Double  (3m40 x 2m60) on ground floor with a new large, bright shower room with rain-head and hand-held shower. Separate wc.

Sitting Room
(6m10 x 6m10) On the top floor. Enormous, high-ceilinged room. Fireplace, DVD, satellite TV, fridge for your hooch. Mezzanine with two pull-out beds. Large south-facing balcony. WiFi.

Dining Room
(3m70 x 3m90) Next to sitting room. Open-plan kitchen not included in measurements.

Mezzanine (4m x 4m) with twin sofa beds (extra wc and basin between sitting and dining rooms).

Hot tub
An outdoor hot tub will be available for Winter 2023-24

On ground floor with further shower.

Please note that the use of the hot tub and sauna at Le Vieux Crêt is at your own risk and that of your party members. YSE cannot accept responsibility for any accidents/injuries that occur during the use of the hot tub and sauna. Children must be supervised when using the hot tub and/or the sauna.

Chalet le Vieux Crêt Highlights

  • Outdoor hot tub for 2023-24
  • Part of a beautifully refurbished 1620s chalet in its own silent, snowy garden
  • Sunny position at entry to main village, 2 minutes from buses (Funival one stop, village centre three)
  • Epic, huge sitting room with balcony, log fire, wifi and bottomless sofas
  • Separate dining room
  • Four sweet bedrooms, en-suite facilities throughout
  • Two bedrooms give the choice of twin beds or six-foot double (please specify when booking)
  • Space on open mezzanine above sitting room for one or two more guests
  • Sauna
  • Boot warmers
  • Two members of staff, one of whom lives in a separate studio on the ground floor.
  • Damage deposit for all bookings

Chalet le Vieux Crêt Description

Le Vieux Crêt is a very special chalet for many reasons. First, it is one of Val d’Isère’s very few genuinely old houses. There are dozens of buildings which look old, with traditional stone walls, granite slabs on their roofs and distressed timber balconies, but they have been built over the last few years. The 1620s farmhouse which became Le Vieux Crêt and La Maison du Rocher next door was the model for many of them.

Do you actually care whether the chalet you stay in is really historic or just faux-traditional? Probably not, but it does bring certain advantages. First, the Avalins who built the house were able to grab the best site. The eponymous crêt is that little ridge at the entry to Val d’Isère proper, where we have great views and a sizeable garden, while all of the recent imitations huddle behind!

They evidently foresaw traffic noise, and built their house above the road where there is none. But could they really have guessed four centuries ago that the Funival and new Téléphérique would be a single bus stop away? We have to walk 50m or so down a path then a further 100m to the bus stops for both directions. The village centre is two to three stops, or you can walk to the skiing or après-skiing in 10 minutes, should you be so inclined.

The chalet itself is gorgeous. The spacious top-floor sitting room, with its high-ceilings supported on whole tree trunks and its huge log fire surrounded by sofas, is magnificent.

The four bedrooms are neat, sweet and en-suite. One is on the ground floor, three are on the middle floor. Their builders did not waste space, having evidently decided that acreage in the living rooms is more useful than room around one’s bed, but they have good lighting and cupboards. Two of the bedrooms can be made up as either twins or doubles. The two other bedrooms both have double beds.  All of these bedrooms have en-suite facilities.

There is an open mezzanine over the dining and sittings rooms where children can play, or up to two people can use the beds and use the shower for the sauna (ground floor) and wc on the first floor.

Also on the ground floor are the sauna and the boot warmers. Very occasionally a guest will decide that he is Finnish and rush from the sauna to the garden to roll in the snow, but there’s usually a good six feet of snow out there, and we’re always worried they may not come back.

Chalet le Vieux Crêt Floor Plans

Chalet le Vieux Crêt Prices

Our Winter 2023-24 prices (updated May 2023) are shown below. Holidays run from Sunday to Sunday. We have moved to whole-chalet pricing, with the exception of Chalet Les Chardons which is still priced per person. There are no discounts or supplements for groups, children, infants, extra beds or empty beds. The price shown in the grid is the price we charge for the chalet, including any optional extra beds if you choose to use them. The standard number of beds shown is, in our opinion, the optimum number, and optional extra beds may be a third bed in a room, beds on a mezzanine or in a room without a window, or even the other half of a double bed. Please read the chalet description carefully if you are using the extra bed(s).

Prices are per chalet per week in sterling.

Dec 2023 £ Jan 2024 £ Feb 2024 £ Mar 2024 £ Apr 2024 £
3 - 7 booked 4 booked 3 booked 7 £8900
10 booked 14 booked 11 booked 10 booked 14 booked
17 booked 21 booked 18 booked 17 booked 21 £5850
24 booked 28 booked 25 booked 24 booked
31 booked 31 £12200

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