Samoëns - Chalet

La Cabine

Unique detached chalet in a quiet corner of Samoens village centre, with log burner and garden

  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1.3 km to ski lift
  • 0.1 km to ski bus
  • 0.4 km to village
  • 1 parking spaces
  • Garden / terrace
  • Log fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Change over day: Sat

Cosy cabin style accommodation, meets modern luxury. La Cabine is a newly renovated detached chalet, superbly located in a quiet location 4 minutes’ walk from the centre of Samoens and 50m from the ski bus stop.  This is a totally unique and cute Mazot style chalet, beautifully furnished with comfort in mind.  Couples or small families can "cocoon" here and be truly relaxed on holiday. Covering a cosy total of 34m2 (including the bathroom and 2nd bedroom), the layout ensures that all your holiday needs are met and the choice of luxurious furnishings and soft textures, ensure that every part of La Cabine can be enjoyed to the maximum.  Guests can enjoy features such as the log burner and the large gardens surrounding all sides of the property, making this the perfect accommodation choice at all times of the year. Find out more about traditional Savoyard mazots.

La Cabine offers a Saturday changeover, however outside the school holidays and for last minute bookings, flexible arrival days and length of stays are available. Please contact us for more information.

Looking across at La Cabine from the garden, with the backdrop of the Criou mountain, you will be drawn inside to see what delights are on offer.  Enter the living room via the covered porch area equipped with a teak chair and logs, and as you step inside the charm and comfort of the chalet is immediately evident.  The deep and comfy velvet sofa sits beside the log burner with a tall attractive built in log store.  The original wooden beams of the Mazot structure, and different old and new styles and textures of wood, blend with the contemporary fittings.

In the bright open plan living area, there is the dining table seating 3-4 people, which incorporates modern chairs with the old wooden table. Next to the dining area is the Smart TV (Netflix connection included), Bluetooth speaker, and a selection of books and games for your enjoyment. The chalet also has free Wi-Fi throughout.  Opposite is the soft dark grey 3 seater sofa, which can be converted into a double bed to provide flexible sleeping arrangements on request.

The separate kitchen has a modern cabin feel, with plenty of original wood, which contrasts with the modern, bright and fresh white cabinets and grey worktop. The kitchen comes fully equipped with dishwasher, full size oven and ceramic hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and ample cooking and serving equipment.  A Nespresso machine and raclette machine are also provided.  This is a lovely sunny room, where you can glimpse at the sun rise to the east while making breakfast, or enjoy the south facing aspect of the second double window.

Stairs lead from the living area, up to the 2 bedrooms.  The first a master king size and the second is a small loft style bedroom with twin beds and plenty of storage.  Please note the second bedroom has limited head height with a sloping ceiling.

A separate heated utility room provides ski and outdoor items storage, plus houses the washer dryer, iron and ironing board.  A cot and high chair are available on request.

Due to the nature of the old original Mazot/cabin structure, please note that the stairs up to the bedrooms are steeper than your average stairs, but there is of course a chunky handrail and a stair-gate can be provided for families with young kids.  Please see images 14 and 18, which shows the hallway and stairs.  In addition there are lower than normal doorways leading into the bedrooms.

Bedroom 1
Sleeps 2, 1 x king size bed (160cm wide) or 2 x 80cm single beds.

Bedroom 2
Sleeps 2, 2 x single bed (90 cm wide).

Double sofa-bed sleeping 1-2 people.

Both the bedrooms are located next to each other on the upper level.  Each have been beautifully furnished and come complete with crisp white bed linen, furry throws and soft carpets.  They offer views across to the Grand Massif valley and ski area, plus at many times of the year a waterfall can be seen in the distance. 

La Cabine offers a fabulous master king bedroom, with a small built in hanging area and large under-bed drawers.  The navy soft throw and velvet cushions add that extra bit of luxury.  From the deep and comfy bed you can glance across to the alpine views via the original arched shutter. 

The second bedroom is a very cosy loft style bedroom, with 2 single beds, a huge built in storage cabinet with shelves and hanging area, plus a large fluffy bean bag.  This room has restricted head height, sloping down from a maximum of 1.7m, so is more suitable for kids or teenagers happy with a lower ceiling! 

The sofa in the lounge is also a convertible double bed, offering flexible sleeping arrangements on request.

There is a bright and fresh family bathroom on the lower level, complete with a large 1m long shower, a vanity unit with sink and drawers, a WC, and a heated towel rail.  A variety of miniature toiletries are also provided.

La Cabine has a unique  "chocolate box" exterior and with it being totally detached with large gardens, it is quite a unique find here in Samoens village.  Situated in a small cluster of chalets at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, flat and enclosed gardens surround each side of the chalet, so you can enjoy sunshine throughout the entire day.  The wonderful backdrop to La Cabine, is Samoens’ famous Criou mountain, and to the front, you can see the Grand Massif ski and mountain area and a stunning waterfall in the distance.  A BBQ, outside table and chairs, and sunloungers are also provided and the garden is enclosed with a gate, making in an ideal choice for children.  

Situated at the back of the chalet is a heated secure storage area, large enough for skis and boots, which also contains a combination washing/dryer. The chalet also offers an off-street parking space and further parking near.

Kitchen appliances
  • Dishwasher
  • 4-ring hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso machine
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Raclette machine
  • Fridge freezer
  • Filter coffee machine
  • Weighing scales
Kitchen utensils
  • Cafetiere
  • Salad spinner
  • Saucepans
  • Roasting and baking dishes
  • Cooking utensils
Household items
  • Washer dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Hair dryer
  • Portable fans
  • Linen and towels
  • Clothes airer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Smart TV
  • Streaming services
Babies & children
  • High chair
  • Cot
  • Sledges
  • Toys
  • Child dinnerware
  • Stairgate
  • Table and chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Ski Locker
  • Sun loungers
Indoor sports & leisure
  • Log fire
Special items

La Cabine is located in a scenic and quiet location just 350m from the medieval village centre of Samoens where guests will find a fantastic selection of bars, restaurants, cafes, local shops, butcher, and bustling weekly market.

Throughout the ski season, a free and regular bus service is available just 50m from the chalet, giving access to the Grand Massif Express lift which links into the wider Grand Massif network. Alternatively, the same telecabine can be reached by a scenic 15 minute riverside walk. Our recommended ski/snowboard equipment hire shop offer ski lockers on the piste (subject to availability) allowing equipment to be stored at the top of the telecabine, and freeing guests up to stroll the historic streets, or enjoy an après ski drink or two! Located in central Samoens, the new ice rink is a firm family favourite and is only 15 minutes away.

The spring, summer and autumn offer an endless list of fun activities, both action packed and relaxing! La Cabine boasts many hiking possibilities from the property, with gentle riverside strolls commencing on the Clevieux river just 30m away and leading both up and down stream of the Giffre river to Sixt and Morillon respectively. For the more adventurous, the Criou mountain, behind the chalet offers a more demanding challenge. The Grand Massif Express, open July and August, offers access to some wonderful mountain bike trails, while road bikers can join the famous Col de Joux Plane climb just meters from the property.

Take a 10 minute drive to the end of the valley, and arrive in the truly stunning Cirque de Fer a Cheval where up to 30 dramatic waterfalls tumble from hanging glaciers to form the Giffre river which later passes through Samoens. The surrounding national park offers a wealth of adventure for all interests, and abilities.

GPS Coordinates for this property: 46.081324, 6.732005, as shown on the map below. If you want to see the location of all the properties and facilities such as supermarkets, restaurants, ski bus stops, ski lifts and other points of interest etc, visit our interactive map.

Property reviews

"Thanks Hayley & Jake (arrivals). Everything was brilliant and ideal for the three of us. Thanks again, we had a fabulous trip. Au revoir"

Peek, La Cabine, February 2024

“La cabine may be small but it has all you need, it is in a great location for the village and surrounding area. Samoens is a lovely unspoilt village with lots of charm, I will definitely be going back.” 

Derek, La Cabine, August 2023

"A real gem in paradise! We were smitten from the second we arrived - the cutest little chalet sitting in a remarkably large garden bathed in sunshine. Whilst small, La Cabine is very comfortable and well equipped - perfect for a couple."

Alexandra, La Cabine, July 2022

"Excellent stay, kindness of the place and the owners of the chalet."

Family Speth, La Cabine, June 2022

"Writing this as we sit by the fire, our last night of our extended stay in La Cabine, which for a family of three has been most comfortable. With thanks to all at Alps Accommodation, the level of the service from booking through to onsite support has been excellent. Our daughter, aged 6, describes this as her 'chocolate box' chalet, it's got something special about it, as does this valley. Best wishes to all future guests who come to stay here, we hope you enjoy it as much as we have!"

Strange, La Cabine, April 2022

"This chalet was perfect for us, close to the lovely village, ski bus stop 50 meters away and by car 5 minutes to ski lift. The chalet is cosy and perfect for us. It is perfectly equipped with everything you need. Log burner is really nice, Perfect Wi-Fi! Even a PlayStation 4 which we did not use to game but as a media centre to watch Disney plus and Netflix. The beds were really nice and sufficient towels for the week. Outside the chalet there is separate heated room for ski equipment and where you can do some laundry. Highly recommend, it is good value for money!"

Roland, La Cabine, January 2022

"What a lovely stay. Great little chalet with everything in it that we needed. Beds great! First time in Samoens and we love it. Walk to the village, ski bus nearby or by car to the gondola. We’ll come back for sure!"

Van der Geer, La Cabine, January 2022

"La Cabine is a lovely, perfectly equipped and well decorated mazot. The location is perfect, close to the center of Samoens. We will definitely come back to stay here again."

Ajau, La Cabine, August 2021

"We regretfully leave La Cabine...we would have liked to stay another week! Super mazot, warm and functional! Thank you Katrin for your help."

Vivier-Bouchez Family, La Cabine, April 2021

"Very nice little chalet! Everything you need and more, we enjoyed this cute, charming cabine worthy of Hansel and Gretel!"

Seymat, La Cabine, March 2021

"How we loved this cute little cabin! Tastefully decorated. The garden, the view, the wood-burning stove - everything here is designed to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We will be back!"

Sidzina, La Cabine, March 2021

"We had a very relaxed stay. The chalet is very comfortable - a real love nest. We would come again. Thanks to Katrin."

Arnaud, La Cabine, March 2021

"Everything was perfect - little touches on arrival which made us very happy."

Lemaitre, La Cabine, New Year 20/21

"We had a great holiday in this small, well equipped chalet. Good bedding, nice decoration. Activities nearby. I would recommend it!"

Mehaute, La Cabine, Christmas 2020

"We had a really lovely stay in this cute chalet, everything you need for a home away from home! Great location, close to the village and sk bus/lifts. Good contacts with Alps Accommodation. Highly recommend. Thank you!"

Amy, Ionut, Derek and Emma, La Cabine, February 2020

"Chalet, best accommodation we have stayed in. Attention to detail is brilliant, plus all those little things like juice, tea, coffee bin bags, dishwasher tabs that are frustrating to bring.... thank you."

Sarah, Will, Amy and Lucy, February 2020

"Incredibly sweet little chalet - we called it our little Hobbit House!  It packs a huge amount into a small space and was perfect for our needs for 4 pristine days of skiing. Finally this was our 5th stay in Samoens, and we never look further than Alps Accommodation - always exceptional - thank you!"

Ian, Sue, Hannah and Katie Fairgrieve, January 2020

"We had a fantastic stay at La Cabine in September. It is well equipped with everything you could need, and the washing machine was a real bonus with a 3 year old! The garden was perfect for enjoying the autumn sunshine. Being a short walk from the village it was ideal for picking up croissants and basics. The chalet was beautifully clean, lovely linen and comfortable beds. It worked great for our little family. Thanks for having us!"

Gaze Family, La Cabine, September 2019

"First stay in La Cabine, but not in Samoens. This is a lovely Mazot, so well decorated, and fully equipped! All you need is here. Contacts are great too (Paul ad Hayley), very helpful. Enjoy fresh local food at the market every Wednesday, by the ice skating rink. It's easy to go for long walks, even starting from Samoens. You cannot get starved with the butcher/deli Pied de Poule. Not the last visit to La Cabine!"

Kusters, La Cabine, October 2019

"Thank you so much, we have had such a great time at La Cabine. Having never visited the area before in October, we will certainly do so again in the future. The chalet was just perfect for what we wanted, a base to do hiking and a place just to enjoy a lazy day. Thank you too for the excellent customer service, much appreciated."

Smart, La Cabine, October 2019

"We booked a last minute holiday in La Cabine in February and had a fantastic time. The website is one of the best that we have used for booking accommodation - easy to search and the pictures give a very realistic view of the gorgeous properties. La Cabine was perfect for us, we loved it. Everyone at Alps Accommodation was friendly and a pleasure to deal with, responding to queries really quickly. Samoens is a fab place both for skiers and non skiers, and we have already booked another visit in the summer and our 2020 ski trip. Both with Alps Accommodation of course!"

Smith party, La Cabine, February 2019

"We had a lovely stay at La Cabine, a perfectly comfy and cosy little chalet with everything you need packed in! The kitchen was fantastically well-equipped, a lovely bathroom and great log burner to keep toasty. Lovely comfy beds with fluffy rugs and throws - a great place to chill after a day on the slopes."

Giddens, La Cabine, January 2019

"We stayed at La Cabine, on arrival what a great looking place, on walking in the ambience and the decor is second to none. Everything you need, fabulous kitchen and bathroom. The main bedroom is beautiful and the bed is so comfortable "can i take it home". The reception by Alps Accommodation was great. I will be back, thank you."

Mark Duncan, La Cabine, January 2019

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Premier Services - what's included?

This property is booked directly with the owner and the price includes:

  • Welcome basket of food and drink
  • Sample selection of toiletries (often Eco)
  • Firewood included
  • Towels and linen provided
  • Beds made for your arrival
  • End of stay cleaning included
  • Provision of cleaning products
  • Washing up liquid, and a starter pack of bin liners and dishwasher tablets
  • In-Resort Assistance
  • Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
  • Payment by card or bank transfer
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