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No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya - Samoens

Luxurious 3 bedroom apartment with hot tub and terrace in an envious location  (Français)

At a glance





Hot tub. Luxury apartment.

Centre 6 mins walk. Ski bus 200m.

Sunny terrace. Amazing views.

Wi-Fi. Parking.

No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya Samoens Relax in a steamy hot tub with wonderful Alpine views

No. 1 Chalet L’Orlaya is a luxury apartment with hot tub, in a tranquil yet convenient location in the beautiful resort of Samoens. Offering 3 spacious ensuite bedrooms and spanning 87m2, the property can sleep 6/8 people in great comfort and modern alpine style.

The property has been furnished to a very high standard by it’s owners who have selected only the finest local furnishings and fittings. Throughout you will find a fabulous mixture of wood, neutral and grey tones, providing both a fresh and elegant environment. The apartment makes the most of it’s stunning surroundings with the numerous large windows and glass doors offering idyllic valley views from every room, creating a light and uplifting atmosphere.

No.1 Chalet L’Orlaya sits in a prime location just 6 minutes’ flat walk from Samoens village centre, while finding itself in a tranquil and particularly scenic position below the stunning Criou mountain. The apartment boasts an excellent ground floor location on the corner of the development itself, offering a triple aspect and providing a large sunny terrace with access to private and communal gardens.  Here you will also find your very own hot tub, open all year, with wonderful views over open farmland to distant hamlets and mountains of the Grand Massif.

A ski bus stop, providing a free and regular service, is just 200m away.  Guests can enjoy a holiday car free, however there is exterior parking conveniently located located direct in front of the property. A private cave is available with ski boot warmers and ski/snowboard racks which add to the convenience and luxury of the apartment. There is also bike storage for the exclusive use of guests in the Chalet.

This property is privately owned and has been carefully selected to be in Alps Accommodation’s premier portfolio. It has a Saturday changeover day, however in low season and for last minute bookings, flexible arrival day and length of stay may be available. Contact us for more information.



No.1 Chalet L’Orlaya is accessed via its own private entrance on the ground floor of this prestigious development. The hallway area offers great storage for outdoor clothing, while a long corridor tempts you towards the impressive open plan spacious living, dining and kitchen areas. This convivial space enjoys truly wonderful views from large patio doors which give access to the terrace and hot tub. In the dining area, a large wooden table is surrounded by 8 comfy and elegant chairs and provides the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends and family.

The contemporary style kitchen comes fully equipped with quality items including a full size fan oven and induction hob, dishwasher, large fridge freezer, and microwave. Guests will appreciate the drinks station which includes a Nespresso coffee machine and the island unit ensures great storage and further work surface space.  

The living area is lovely and spacious and comes complete with a huge and comfortable corner sofa, which benefits from more wonderful views towards the ski area of the Grand Massif. A stylish wooden entertainment unit, with matching coffee table, hosts a large Samsung HD LED TV while free Wi-Fi is available.

A large storage cupboard in the living area hosts a combined washing machine and dryer.

Pets are not accepted in this property.  Please contact us for advice on pet friendly accommodation. 



Bedroom 1

Sleeps 2, ensuite (bath/shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide)

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower), 1 x king bed (160cm wide) or 2 x single bed

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower), 1 x king bed (160cm wide) or 2 x single bed

No.1 Chalet L’Orlaya offers 3 spacious ensuite bedrooms which have been appointed to a very high standard.  Each feature an attractive blend of wooden furniture and fresh luxurious Egyptian cotton linen and modern alpine soft furnishings. The rooms are complete with floor to ceiling built-in wardrobes offering excellent storage space for all guests to unpack and immediately feel comfortable.

Bedroom 1 is a wonderfully spacious master bedroom featuring a large and contemporary ensuite bathroom. From the comfy king size bed, enjoy spectacular views from east facing patio doors which lead out to the private and communal gardens. The stylish ensuite bathroom features a large bath with integrated shower, vanity unit with sink, towel radiator and WC.

Bedroom 2 is another spacious modern ensuite bedroom featuring a luxurious king size bed which can also be configured as a twin on request. The room enjoys fabulous views towards the famous cliffs of the Criou mountain. The ensuite bathroom features a shower, vanity unit with sink and towel radiator. A large wardrobe is available directly outside the bedroom.

Bedroom 3 is comfortable room which again can be arranged in a king or twin configuration. Enjoy fabulous views towards the impressive mountains above the Sixt National Park from patio doors which also give access to the gardens. The ensuite bathroom features a shower, vanity unit with sink and a towel radiator.

A double sofa bed in the living area provides a fourth sleeping area, and allows the apartment to sleep up to 8 people. A group size of 8 must include some children. If just adults the maximum group size is 6.

A separate WC is accessed from the hallway. All linen and towels are provided, including spa towels.



One of the highlights of No. 1 Chalet L’Orlaya is a wonderful hot tub, for your very own private use, which enjoys stunning views over open farmland which surrounds the apartment. The tub is located on a large and sunny private 18m2 terrace which enjoys the same fantastic views. Additional communal gardens surrounding the residence provide a great area to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

The owners have provided everything you could possible need to make the most of the outside area, including outside dining furniture, deck chairs, parasol, candle lantern and picnic ware.

The residence itself has been constructed with an attractive blend of wood and stone, with quality at every turn.  The apartment offers an underground cave with luxurious boot dryers and a private locked bike storage.


  • Hot tub
  • Samsung HD LED TV
  • 200 TV channels
  • Wi-Fi
  • Playstation 4 & games
  • DVD Player
  • Selection of DVDs
  • Music docking station
  • Selection of board games
  • Selection of books
  • 2 x Hair dryers
  • Spa towels
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Electric induction hob
  • Electric fan oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Teapot
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Electric whisk
  • Selection of baking dishes
  • Selection of roasting trays
  • Serving bowls
  • Selection of cooking utensils
  • Selection of chopping boards
  • Selection of pans and frying pans
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Mop & bucket
  • Broom + Hoover
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Cot and high chair
  • Washing Line and clothes airer
  • Terrace dining furniture
  • Deckchairs
  • Outdoor Candle Lantern
  • Sun Parasol
  • Picnic ware
  • Picnic Rug & Cool Bag
  • Cooling Fan
  • 2 Sledges + 2 Bum Sliders
  • Private Ski Cave with Electric Boot Warmer



No.1 Chalet L’Orlaya boasts an enviable and peaceful location on the edge of Samoens, yet it remains just 6 minutes’ walk from the historic medieval village centre. Located on the edge of the development, the apartment enjoys unspoilt views over open farm land to the distant hamlets of unspoilt Vallons. Enjoy wonderful views of the Le Criou, Samoens picture perfect mountain, as it towers dramatically behind the apartment.

The closest ski bus stop, offers a free and regular service and is just 200m from the apartment, will take you to the Grand Massif Express Gondola in Samoens. This offers a speedy link directly to Samoens 1600m and the rest of the Grand Massif ski area. Alternatively, a large car park provides free parking directly outside the same lift. For the energetic a walk of around 15 minutes takes you to the gondola. Samoens huge ice rink, a firm family favourite, is just over 10 minutes’ walk. Plus even closer is access to cross country skiing trails.

For those visiting in the spring, summer and autumn the apartment is equally well located. There are an abundance of excellent walking trails available close by, including those leading to the summit of the famous Criou mountain as well as gentle trails following the scenic Giffre river. The popular lakes of Samoens, with outdoor swimming pool and numerous surrounding activities are within walking distance. Cyclists will enjoy the summer downhill trails from the Grand Massif lifts as well as following part of the often used Tour de France route up to the Col de Joux – a challenging 1000m climb for 12km from the Samoens village centre.

GPS co-ordinates for this property: 46.080102, 6.734604


This is our second visit to the chalet and it really is such a perfect base for skiing in Samoens.  It is in the perfect location on the edge of the village, less than 10 min walk you are in the centre of the village with all the shops and restaurants within easy reach.  The ski bus stops at the top of the road and you can also reach the main lifts following the road or taking the path that follows the river.  The chalet itself is spotlessly clean and is finished to a very high standard, comfortable beds and plenty of room in the living area for lounging, the kitchen is very well equipped if you like cooking.    It is bliss sitting in the hot tub first thing in the morning watching the sun come over the mountains, such a beautiful peaceful setting. We can highly recommend the chalet.

Ward, No. 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, March 2023

Our 4th visit to Chalet L'Orlaya and yet again we had the most fantastic few days. We just love it here. Thank you Mark and Hayley for sharing your beautiful home.

Parker, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2023

Thank you so much for a memorable week away with the family. L'Orlaya is perfectly situated for access to the slopes and also for a wander to the pretty village. It has been great watching our grandson George ski for the very first time. Samoens has been the perfect family resort. The chalet has everything you could possibly need for a cosy, comfortable stay.

Maureen & Trevor, No 1 Chalet L’OrlayaFebruary 2023

We have had a lovely week at Chalet L'Orlaya. The sky has been blue, cheese and wine have been plentiful, and the chalet has been perfect (particularly the hot tub and the well equipped kitchen). Our recommendations: ski runs - we loved Fred and Mephisto. We finished up in Morillon a few times and had a cheeky beer while waiting for the bus home! Food and drink - great diner at Le Serac (you can never have too much cheese) and fun evening at Vin Sur Vin (lovely wine and charcuterie, quirky music and decor). Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home, one day we may well come back for "la même chose" !

Alasdair & family, No 1 Chalet L’OrlayaFebruary 2023

We have had a fantastic stay. The views are fabulous. There is everything you could possibly need. The property manager has been responsive if we ever needed anything. Thanks you for a lovely stay, we will be recommending.

Sarah and family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, January 2023

What an amazing Christmas we have had in this superb chalet. Excellent snow for the first half of our stay and private ski lessons with Zig Zag were well worth it. Wonderful walking and views from Col de Joux Plane with a fantastic lunch at the mountain top café, so many activities in the square, fantastic ice rink, many lovely shops and welcoming cafes. We have so enjoyed relaxing back at the chalet on the lovely, sunny terrace and in the hot tub. Thank you for the Christmas tree decorations on arrival. Many thanks for a fabulous Christmas!

Paul, Georgie, Catherine, No 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, December 2022

Delightful week in the French Alps. Never been here in the summer season – only skiing and many years ago. Weather was gorgeous, hot days and warm evenings. So much to do! Electric bike ride up to Col de Joux Plane for super meal and alpine walk. Hike from Vercland to Grand Cret restaurant with fantastic meal with friends we came to visit. Meal to remember! Ace day at Sixt Fer-a-Cheval where we climbed up to 2000m and saw Chamonix. And a fantastic parapente trip, 1.5hrs across the valley and up to 2500m – amazing views of valley and Alps! There were also easy days and evenings in town where restaurants and entertainment were plentiful. Recommend Le Serac in town, great attention and service. Accommodation easy/central/clean and spacious. Hot tub towels were a nice touch!

Phipps, No 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, July 2022

I had a delightful week in the most comfortable chalet with amazing views over the valley to the magnificent mountains. I managed to explore the very tops by chair lift and cable car, gasping at the views to Mont Blanc and beyond. The village itself is old and charming and can be reached by a gentle five-minute walk. Lots of lovely places to eat and everyone so friendly, a perfect winter and summer destination. I'm 82 and really enjoyed the walks and sightings of wildflowers, cascading waterfalls and soaring birds of prey. Can't wait to go back to this magical place!

Rosemary, No. 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, July 2022

We had a fab week thank you, and a fresh dump of snow meant the skiing was excellent. Your apartment was superb, well equipped and a pleasure to stay in, we loved it!

Galvin, No.1 Chalet L’Orlaya, April 2022

Our very first trip to Samoens and Chalet L'Orlaya. We have absolutely loved it. We have a mix of abilities in the group for skiing, including 2 teenage girls so I was worried how it would work out, but it has been perfect. Ski school with Zig Zag was brilliant, and the runs here suit all abilities. I loved the green marvel run! Perfectly equipped chalet, love all the decor and furnishings, fab kitchen, we have done a mix of eating out and in, chalet is 5 mins from some lovely restaurants and really lovely shops. Super comfy beds, great choice of films to watch and the view from the hot tub - WOW! We will be back - thank you so much.

Webb Family, No. 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, February 2022

Excellent well stocked chalet, hot tub was a godsend after skiing. Perfect location for us.

Terry, No.1 Chalet L’Orlaya, February 2022

Our second visit to Samoens and Chalet L’Orlaya and we love both so much that we have already booked to return in February 2022. The skiing has been fantastic for us, our 2 teenagers and our 4 year old’s first time on skis. The location of L’Orlaya suits us perfectly, so close to the ski bus and a short walk into the village with great amenities. Coming away from the pistes and looking forward to relaxing in your hot tub in these tranquil surrounds with amazing views of the mountains was always a great way to end the day. We found absolutely everything we needed in the apartment and more, so thank you very much and we look forward to our return visit.

Rupert, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, December 2021

Thank you for a fantastic stay at Chalet L'Orlaya! We had a brilliant week skiing across Samoens and the Grand Massif. We really appreciated all the recommendations for food and drink on the mountain, and also general advice regarding ski hire etc. The chalet itself is gorgeous and has such a lovely, homely feel to it; the hot tub is also a great addition! Thanks again for a great week and we'd definitely recommend to others.

Arjun and friends, No. 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, December 2021.

We have spent a wonderful week at Chalet L’Orlaya and have been blessed with fantastic sunny, dry weather. The chalet is superbly equipped and in a fantastic location with stunning views and an easy walk in to Samoens where there are shops, restaurants, bars and so many activities right on your doorstep. We particularly liked the Wednesday open air market and were able to buy fresh produce, and a visit to the botanical gardens is recommended. We visited Chamonix and went up the Aiguilles du Midi where there are views to Mont Blanc, glaciers, and for miles in all directions. Truly stunning! Samoens itself is interesting to walk around, has a lovely park, lakes, even a golf driving range in the lake itself and walks along the Giffre river in both directions. We intend returning and trying other outdoor activities such as rafting, canyoning, tandem paragliding, cycling (although probably hiring an electric bike for that!). But most of all we have loved hiking in glorious scenery, the autumn colours, friendliness of the people and being able to relax with a drink in the fabulous hot tub after a day exploring. Thank you so much Hayley & Mark for the fantastic facilities, maps, guides, and all the information.

Hammond, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, October 2021

We spent a week in this chalet with 3 couples. Very nice accommodation, comfortable bedrooms (each with en-suite facilities). The hot tub at the end of the day with a view of the mountain is a big highlight. Thank you!

Mauger, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, March 2021    

We had a lovely week at this L’Orlaya chalet. The area is quiet and the views fabulous, it was comfortable and clean. Thank you for the fabulous welcome. Thank you for all !

GASCOIN, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2021

How can you not appreciate your Chalet? We had a great week off despite very bad weather (3 days in a row of rain…) Therefore we were able to enjoy the Chalet to rest and experience with delight the hot tub. We usually rent residences all over the world and I can congratulate you on the comfort and cleanliness of your Chalet. We love Samoens, a village we already know, and we will be sure to ask you to come back in the future, we loved your beautiful residence.

Philippe Gueffier, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, January 2021

We had a fantastic time in Samoens. The apartment is beautiful and the hot tub is fab! With the ski being closed we tried dog sledding and fatscoot which were amazing and had some good walks to the waterfalls, the frozen lake and the col de Joux plane...beautiful. We will definitely recommend your apartment to any friends and we may return next year. 

Jennifer Nicora, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, December 2020

Fabulous chalet!! Well stocked with everything we needed - Thank You. Definitely recommend Bon Appetit for a cooking free night.

Ward Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, March 2020

Thank you, we had an amazing time - for some of us it was the first time skiing. Amazing place!

Caunter, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, January 2020

We had a fantastic stay at Chalet L'Orlaya. The chalet was wonderful and homely, and had a large selection of kitchen utensils, games, books and DVD's. The information packs were extremely useful and we enjoyed the walks along the river. The town of Samoens is lovely and quaint, all the people were friendly and there was lots to see. We loved the cable car and chair lift up the mountain and enjoyed sitting in the hot tub after a long day!

Golding Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, August 2019

What a fantastic set-up here in Samoens! We've had an absolutely great holiday here this week. We had a brilliant time getting out and about on the running and hiking trails, bikes and even white water kayaks. Relaxing afterwards in the hot tub drinking G'n'T's whilst looking out at the spectacular views was a real highlight. Thank you for allowing us to have such a fantastic holiday!

Jamie, Zoe and Oli, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, August 2019

We've all enjoyed our stay at the chalet, really lovely weather, great walks, paragliding and mountain biking. Lots to do for all ages.

Abbott and Cole Families, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, July 2019

First time in Samoens in Summer (many, many times in Winter). We loved it! Great location. Thank you so much!

Erler Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, June 2019

Had a great weekend - I ran the 54km Samoens Trail Tour - the hot tub was fab for afterwards! Thanks so much!

Coleman Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, June 2019

Lovely holiday with beautiful weather. Great chalet in a fantastic location. So nice to relax in the hot tub after a busy day walking.

Sheil Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, May/June 2019

Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Lovely chalet, really well equipped, love the hot tub! Great location!! Ski runs all good, Dahu and Marvel are gems as is the Cascade piste. Thank you!!

Duncan Family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2019

We have had an amazing week staying here. All facilities excellent. The hot tub was an added bonus!! Weather - skiing the best this year. A special family holiday.

Le Masurier, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2019

Our second stay in Chalet L'Orlaya, this time a winter visit. Fantastic skiing and beautiful walks (for those with knee injuries!). We love this area and are looking forward to returning in the Spring.

Parker Family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, January 2019

This is our fourth visit to Samoens. We all love this area for it's beautiful scenery, good walking and a fantastic boulangerie - Tiffanie! The chalet is comfortable and well-equipped and the hot tub is an added bonus.

Parker family and friends, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, August 2018

Lovely apartment in a beautiful area. Enjoyed walking, cycling, rafting and swimming - perfect family holiday for 3 generations.

Waldmeyer Family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, August 2018

We've had an amazing stay at No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya. It's been a fantastic base for a brilliant holiday - the hot tub, the comfort of the place, the BBQ, the patio/view and facilities have all made for a wonderful home away from home. Our highlights have included - rafting on the Giffre, walking up the Gorges de la Diosaz in Servoz, a trip to Chamonix and the breathtaking Aguille de Midi, a day out to Annecy, and a walk up to Le Bout de Monde in the Cirque du Fer a Cheval - simply stunning! Add to that the amazing road cycling (dad conquered the Cod de Joux Plane), the beautiful hiking, the local lakes (and fireworks), tennis, delicious food, friendly people, and great weather, and it's hard to think how to top this holiday! Thank you to the Joel family and KPS [the property managers] - we wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Lockeretz family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, July/August 2018

The combination of staying in this wonderful chalet, with Samoens on the doorstep has been an absolute joy! The standard of the accommodation with the the stunning views, the delight of the hot tub and the advantage of the corner plot with space and the field for the children to play in meant that time at 'base camp' was fantastically relaxed and easy. Samoens has been an amazing discovery for us with every summer activity we could possibly wish to do, all within 5 minute cycle of the chalet. Beautiful town centre, fantastic places to eat and drink and warm and friendly locals. We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you for letting us share your delightful chalet and stunning Samoens with you! We'll be back!

Mountain Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, July 2018

It is wonderfully located with amazing views and everything you need for a wonderful stay. It is a great base to have a cycling holiday with both flat and hilly rides but with many alternatives for non-cyclists. We will recommend to all our friends and will hopefully be back. Thank you to the Joel family for allowing us to use your home from home and a special thank you to KPS for the excellent service.

The Curries, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, July 2018

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Chalet L'Orlaya, we have had a brilliant time in Samoens. We couldn't have asked for better weather and have used the hot tub every day. Our highlights were walking and seeing the waterfalls at Sixt Fer a Cheval and also renting E-Bikes and taking a trip to Morillon 1100 where we have some ski memories. We will definitly be back!

Ayre and Garwood families, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, July 2018

As the first summer visitors to No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya we have had the most amazing few days. The chalet was home from home, every little detail has obviously had much thought put into it. Thank you so much for sharing your home with. After fantastic walking/weather, the hot tub was the perfect way to end the day. We braved the white water rafting with 'Ecolorado' and would definitely recommend it; fantastic fun, great guide, a real must do. Thank you so much, we can't wait to return!

Parker Family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chalet L'Orlaya, Samoens. Very convenient for both town & ski bus although we did walk to the ski lift station, which was very easy to do. A new and well equipped apartment, particularly enjoyed the hot tub after a hard days skiing!

Zielinski family, Chalet L'Orlaya, March 2018

It is an amazing house. We wish we could stay here again! The hot tub was great fun. The snow was brilliant for learning and is perfect for a 6&7 year old! Many thanks for letting us stay in your new chalet. A treat for all!

McGrail family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, March 2018

What a great chalet and superb house for our family skiing holiday. This was our first visit to Samoens and certainly won't be our last! We loved the traditional feel of the village, in particular, our visit to the Creperie La Fandioleuse which opened in 1976 where you enjoy you meal in a cosy 'front room'! On the mountain, our favourite haunt was Chalet d'Clair with a roaring log fire upstairs and by missing peak hour, we always managed to get a table. Graham and the Kukipegs team were very welcoming and helpful. Thanks for a great holiday!

Frall family, No 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2018

What scenery! So beautiful! Breathtaking! The chalet was well equipped, comfortable and convenient for shops, cafes etc. A great stay. Thank you.

Pethick party, No1. Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2018.

Premier Services - What's included?

This property is booked directly with the owner and their pricing includes:

¤ Towels and linen provided ¤ 20% discount on ski hire, 10% on lessons
¤ Beds made for your arrival ¤ Welcome basket of food and drink
¤ End of stay cleaning included ¤ Sample selection of toiletries (often Eco)
¤ Payment by card or bank transfer ¤ Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
¤ Firewood included in properties with fires ¤ Provision of cleaning products
¤ Discounted ski passes most weeks, up to 20%
¤ Washing up liquid, and a starter pack of bin liners and dishwasher tablets

At a glance





Hot tub. Luxury apartment.

Centre 6 mins walk. Ski bus 200m.

Sunny terrace. Amazing views.

Wi-Fi. Parking.


Ski lift

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