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The Mazot - Samoens

Unique character conversion situated in great location 300m from centre, with private 2 person sauna, and log burner  (Français)

At a glance





Log Burner. Private 2 person sauna.

Village centre 300m. Ski bus 50m.

Wi-Fi. Satellite TV.

Terrace. Outside dining.

The Mazot Samoens Main Image

The Mazot is a unique character property consisting of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Sleeping 4/5 people in 60m2 of stylish accommodation, it comes complete with a log burner, private 2 person sauna and terrace. The Mazot has been beautifully renovated, from its previous life as a barn, cleverly incorporating contemporary style with the properties original features.  Situated in a quiet, yet enviable location just 300m/5 minutes flat walk to Samoens centre and 50m from the free and regular ski bus stop, or if you prefer to warm up for skiing, the Grand Massif Express is 12 minutes walk.

Properties as unique as this are truly difficult to find as alpine ski and summer holiday lettings, making this a popular chalet to enjoy at all times of the year. The environmentally friendly Mazot in Samoens has been officially classified 4 stars by UDOTSI, the Union Departementale Des Offices de Tourisme et Syndicats d'Iniative de Haute Savoie. Find out more about traditional Savoyard mazots!

The Mazot features a dedicated electric car charge station (Hypervolt Home - 7.0KW - TYPE-2 / MODE-3 - TETHERED).

This property has a Saturday changeover day, however in low season and for last minute bookings, flexible arrival days and length of stays may be available.  If you are just 2 people, there could also be discounts available during non peak times. Contact us for more information.


The Mazot Samoens

The Mazot has been cleverly arranged over 3 floors with plenty of character in each area.  On entering the property, you can either take the wooden stairs up to the living areas, or access the large heated utility area with washer dryer, boasting plenty of space to store boots, skis and bikes securely. The lower floor is also home to the twin ensuite bedroom.  Stairs lead from the entrance hall up to the lovely open plan kitchen, dining and living room.

This quirky, light and spacious area offers all modern homely conveniences, with a wonderful mix of original beams and the new wooden structure.  The superbly equipped kitchen offers ample workspace and storage and comes complete with a dishwasher, double oven, NESPRESSO coffee machine, raclette machine, microwave and large fridge freezer. The cosy lounge has a log fire, deep and comfy sofa which can convert to a bed, lovely mountain views, a little reading area with further seating and plenty of books. Additional facilities include flat screen TV with satellite, DVD player with DVD's and music system and iPod connector. The Mazot also has free Wi-Fi throughout. An iron and ironing board is also provided as well as a cot and high chair on request.

The Mazot is located next to Chalet Moccand in the centre of Samoens, with on site assistance offered for all aspects of your stay.  For an additional price extras such as bread deliveries, daily room clean and catering can be provided.  Please contact us if you require any of these additional services. If you chose to use one of our partner rental shops, ski equipment storage is available at the top or bottom of the ski lift.  

100% of the electricity used at The Mazot is supplied by renewable sources.


The Mazot Samoens

Bedroom 1

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 2 x single bed

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 2, ensuite (bath/shower, WC), 1 x queen size 4 poster bed (150cm wide)

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 1-2, sofa bed (130cm wide)

The Mazot sleeps 4/5 people in comfort.  Consisting of 2 en suite bedrooms, the first bedroom is a wonderful twin en suite with a large walk in shower, sink and WC. Storage is provided in 2 cabinets, plus there is are shelves and a hanging ladder.  The second bedroom is located on the top floor.  Spiral stairs lead up from the living area to the master suite, a cosy yet spacious bedroom with a four poster bed and modern en suite bathroom with integrated shower, full sized bath, sink and WC. Views can be seen from the velux windows of the famous Criou mountain.  There is ample built in hanging and cupboard space built around the original beams of this charming bedroom. The sofa bed in the lounge offers additional sleeping, allowing The Mazot to sleep up to 5 people.

A cot and high chair can be supplied on request at no extra charge.



The Mazot has 2 entrances.  One to the east and one to the south-west.  Leading from the south westerley side of The Mazot, there is a terrace area, equipped with table and chairs for outside dining, plus 2 deckchairs for relaxation in the afternoon sun. A BBQ is also provided.  To the front of The Mazot is a gravel area with a bench, offering a space to enjoy the morning sun with a cuppa.

There is one off street parking space outside to the front of The Mazot, plus further parking approximately 200m away.


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Selection of kitchen knives
  • Oil and vinaigrette set
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • NESPRESSO coffee machine (selection of capsules provided)
  • Selection of saucepans and frying pans
  • Selections of baking and roasting dishes
  • TV
  • DVD and CD player
  • Selection of DVD’s and CD’s
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Washing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hoover
  • Outside table and chairs
  • 2x sun loungers
  • Private 2 person sauna
  • Raclette machine
    Fondue set



The Mazot is situated in a quiet location just a 5-minute, flat walk (300m) from the historic town centre of Samoëns. Quiet, and yet conveniently located to Samoëns’ many shops, restaurants, bars, picturesque town square and gardens, the apartment is an ideal year-round holiday destination.

In winter, the bus stop for the free and regular ski bus is located just 50 metres away, allowing you access to the Grand Massif Express ski lift in a matter of minutes. If you prefer to walk, the Grand Massif Express lift is a 12 minute flat walk.  Our recommended ski shop offers lockers (subject to availability) on the piste, so you are able to leave your equipment there at the end of the day.

The impressive, newly built ice skating rink is only a 8-10-minute walk away, offering guests another favourite winter pastime.

In summer, you can access a number of hiking and mountain bike trails direct from the Mazot, which is also just 50m from the picturesque Clevieux stream. Take a stroll along the stream for 5 minutes and find yourself on the banks of the beautiful Giffre river where even more hiking and biking trails await. The Grand Massif Express lift also operates throughout July and August and is a short 2-minute drive away or a 10-minute walk.

Drive 10-minutes up the valley to the stunning scenery of Sixt and the Cirque du Fer a Cheval. At certain times of the year up to 30 waterfalls tumble over 2000m high cliffs in this spectacular national park. The Mazot is also centrally located for visits to the Giffre valley’s other quaint, alpine villages.

GPS Coordinates for this property: 46.081195 N 6.731383 E


The Mazot is in a very good, quiet location, with beautiful views of the mountains.

Bertrand, Le Mazot, July 2021

A few steps from the center of Samoens ! A chalet with a lot of charm ! We recommend this property !

Bruno, The Mazot, May 2021

We found the self-contained entrance great, and there is a parking space just for us. The triplex is spacious and well decorated. A nice welcome basket was on the table for us which made us very happy. The accommodation is very well placed, close to all the shops and restaurants, as well as 10 minutes from Morillon, and 15 from Samoens 1600. We really enjoyed it.

Ezzine, The Mazot, January 2021

A more than pleasant stay at the Mazot! We appreciated Kat's warm welcome and all the little extra touches. A week in the snow where it was good to be near the fire or in the sauna. Thank you for everything.

Sandra & Ludovic, Le Mazot, January 2021

Wonderful holiday in Samoens in a very nice chalet. This chalet has a lot of charm, it is well decorated in a mountain spirit, and it is also very well located. We had a great stay in this charming chalet and will gladly return.

Arnaud, The Mazot, New Year 2020/2021

We loved everything about The Mazot. The triplex, the decoration, the wood stove, the view...the kindness of the owners...the efficiency of was our first time in Samoens and at Le Mazot, but certainly not the last! Thanks to you all.

Pape, The Mazot, October 2020

Superb rental near the center of the village. Very convenient to do everything on foot. The chalet has a lot of charm and offers everything you need for a pleasant stay. We enjoyed the chalet, it feels like home-from-home ! It was an important condition with our 2 year old daughter. Thank you !

Triacca family, Le Mazot, August 2020

Everything was arranged perfectly, communication with the agency went very smoothly.

Van Herreweghe, The Mazot, July 2020

This is a place full of character with lovely cosy & stylish touches. The beds were comfortable with nice linen and good towels. It’s about a 7 min walk into the beautiful characterful village centre and there are lots of lovely walks around. The wood burner is great and very efficient. The kitchen is well equipped and we had a delightful welcome package. The managers were very quick to respond to any questions. I would definitely come back.

Thompson, The Mazot, December 2019

I would like to express my appreciation of the superb service I received from you in every aspect of my holiday at The Mazot. Throughout the booking process every little query I had was answered promptly and in a very helpful way. We arrived well before the official check-in time and found the property ready for us, which was really pleasing.
Our transfer from the airport with Go Massif was first-class, with a friendly English-speaking driver who took us to the vehicle within 2 minutes of us arriving at the Go Massif desk, and departed immediately for the resort. We were then met by Liam who was waiting at the Mazot when we arrived. Very impressive! Liam was in fact most helpful, and at the end of our stay was able to be flexible about our time for leaving the Mazot. We enjoyed the Mazot!  Quirky, yes, but warm, welcoming and with all the facilities we needed. Even the firewood was provided, which was a lovely touch! Plenty of hot water despite me using the huge bath every day! And we appreciated the welcome pack (particularly the coffee!). So once again, many thanks to you all for a great holiday!

Lally, The Mazot, January 2019

The property was spot on, very clean, well equipped, great location. We had an amazing holiday and definitely considering a return trip to Samoens.

Sarah, The Mazot, August 2018

We had a fantastic week staying in the Mazot. It’s in a great location for Samoens centre and ski bus and is equipped with everything you will possibly need. It’s a very cute property and the log burner was a welcome comfort after a hard day in the mountain.We definitely hope to return.

Andrews family, The Mazot, March 2018

We've spent a relaxing week in your lovely chalet. So much fantastic scenery and lots of activities to do.

Wood Family, The Mazot, August 2017

We had a wonderful 12 nights stay in The Mazot, Samoens. A delightful chalet on 3 levels which was well equipped and very comfortable and 5 minute stroll into the centre of town. Samoens is even more beautiful in the summer than I could have imagined and we will be returning very soon. Sophie who looked after our chalet was also fantastic and very helpful. Thank you Alps Accommodation.

Wheeler party, The Mazot, August 2017

Had a nice stay in 'Le Mazot'. Loved the whole region. We will definitely be back and when booking, will choose Alps Accommodation again. Thanks for this lovely accommodation.

Krusen party, The Mazot, May/June 2017

Fantastic week at The Mazot! Terrific location and enjoyed some great spring skiing and time with friends in a beautiful part of the world - Thanks!

Leepson Family, The Mazot, April 2017

Had a lovely week in this chalet, great spring skiing! Also managed to try a few walks, would recommend the walk along the river to Morillon - very pretty!

Onions Family, April 2017

Lovely week at the Mazot. Very cosy accommodation and easy access to the centre and lift. Can't wait to return!

Jane, Jeremy, Will and Sarah, The Mazot, March 2017

The stay at the Mazot was just lovely as before. Such a beautiful place. We will be back and will definitely book through you, the service is exemplar.

Spratt family, The Mazot, March 2017

We enjoyed our holiday in Samoens and The Mazot was just perfect for us. Just as advertised on the Alps Accommodation website.

The Fays, The Mazot, September/October 2016

We had a wonderful stay at The Mazot. Hospitality was great, any request was instantly met.

Family van de Garde, The Mazot, July 2016

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all at Alps Accommodation for another great holiday last week! I've used you three times now and you've always been hospitable, helpful and just allowed me to enjoy your great 'homes', which I really appreciate. Oh and the property managers were lovely by the way!

Dow, The Mazot, January 2016

Really good holiday, really good organisation so have already recommended you to a number of friends!

Wynne Family, The Mazot, August 2015

Fabulous service and great communication. Thank you for contributing to another great holiday in Samoens - we will definitely be back! Can't recommend Alps Accommodation highly enough .

The Cundy family, The Mazot, April 2015

Excellent holiday. Nice accommodation and very well looked after. I thought the welcome pack (wine, biscuits, etc) was really nice and any issues/questions we had were dealt with promptly.All of the alps staff we dealt with we're friendly and really helpful. Overall I can't fault the service or the accommodation. Would definitely recommend you to all of my friends.

Martin Plant, The Mazot, July 2012

Excellent (personal) service from Alps Accommodation. Great welcome pack and the discounts around town certainly helped

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





Log Burner. Private 2 person sauna.

Village centre 300m. Ski bus 50m.

Wi-Fi. Satellite TV.

Terrace. Outside dining.


Ski lift

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About the Owner

We found Samoens in 2016, when we were looking to buy an apartment in Haute Savoie, and immediately fell for its charms and the excellent range of outdoor activities year-round. This year we have taken over as the owners of Chalet Moccand and the Mazot, and are very excited to share these beautifully renovated properties with our guests. Samoens is a place we find it very easy to relax in, and we aim to help all guests do the same!