Catered Chalet Holidays – What’s the Appeal?

If you’ve never before tried out a catered chalet ski holiday, chances are you won’t be familiar with the benefits of doing so. More often than not, folks heading to the slopes will opt for a standard hotel with the board they’re happiest with, or they’ll look into the self-catering options like chalets and apartments. However, the way we see it there’s much to be said for combining the best of all worlds, which is why we recommend catered chalet holidays to anyone hoping to have a real holiday.

What are the benefits of going catered? Here’s a look at just a few arguments to get you started:

You’ll Save Money

First up, the idea of a fully-catered chalet ski holiday might seem like a bit of a luxurious investment, but there’s actually a good chance you’ll save money. If you’ve ever been skiing before, you’ll know that no matter where you are, stuff doesn’t come cheap. More often than not, the bills you’ll amount paying for food and drink for the whole family in all manner of restaurants will end up exceeding that of the holiday itself…always a painful realisation. By contrast, a fully-catered chalet deal means one price paid in advance and nothing else to add to it – your spending money is yours to do as you please with!

You’ll Save Time

The more time you spend on taking care of the domestic duties, the less time you’ll have to spend with your family and on the slopes. As such, whether it’s the cooking, the cleaning, the washing of pots, the shopping for groceries or really anything else of a similar nature, you’re basically wasting your holiday doing the kinds of things that most would not consider recreational. So it’s a pretty simple idea to grasp therefore – make sure the deal you book includes all such matters taken care of on your behalf and you’ll have a ton more time to spend doing what you came away for in the first place. Over a week or so, that hour or two a day really does add up.

You’ll Enjoy the Amenities

Another great thing about booking a catered chalet is the fact that while you may indeed have all your meals cooked for you and the cleaning taken care of, you still get all the amenities you’d expect from a first-class chalet. This means that unlike a hotel room you’ll get plenty of living space, a kitchen with a fridge to keep your goodies and plenty of other stuff that comes as standard with a luxury chalet. Like we said, it’s a case of getting the best of all worlds wrapped up into one.

You’ll Have a Real Holiday

Last but not least, the idea of a holiday is to get away from the kinds of thing you have to do every day at home – not to just go and do them in a different location. So if you’re really intent on enjoying your holiday to its fullest, leave the domestic duties to someone else and concentrate on having fun.

After all, there will be plenty of time to cook and clean when you get back home!

  • Many thanks for a very enjoyable stay last week in Chalet Barthelemy. We both had an excellent Christmas. The chalet was as great as we remembered and the food was excellent in both taste and presentation and could not be faulted. Please pass on our feedback and thanks to Mike and Keisha. (Richard Dunstan, Jan 19)
  • Everything was perfect, the chalet, location, and communication. Pete and Pat were absolutely fantastic hosts and the food was amazing. (Jeanette Panayi, Jan 2019)
  • We have just returned from a stay in Chalet Hermine our hosts were Cat and Clive. It was our first experience of staying in a catered chalet and it was truly fabulous we had such an amazing time. We had welcome drinks with our hosts on the first evening and Cat asked us all our names, the following morning she greeted us all individually at breakfast considering there was 11 of us I was really impressed!! The food was amazing and perfect after a full day of skiing, especially the lamb tagine this was awesome! Cat and Clive could not do enough to help and made us feel so welcome. I would definitely use this chalet again and would recommend your chalets, the location could not have been better and having such great hosts just made the experience really special. (Jo Martin, 24 Jan 2019)
  • We would like to say our stay with you last week was excellent. The hosts were lovely and really great cooks, they made us feel relaxed and at home. We transferred from Genève with Mountain Rescue who also gave a brilliant service. I would definitely recommend both you and them to friends travelling in the area in the future. In fact, I met an old colleague at Geneva airport and gave her your company name as they ski every year in that area. We wish you all the best with your company for the future and sure it will go well. (Sue Collinge, 4th Feb 2019)
  • We cannot praise your Chalet Chanterelle highly enough. Booking our stay and the changes we requested were made very smoothly. Your staff were welcoming and friendly as was the chalet atmosphere. Warm cosy, clean and comfortable, we were very impressed. The food was great and much appreciated after a long drive. The Chalet location is ideal and free parking too. Having enjoyed our stay so much we will most definitely be back. We can hand on heart highly recommend Chalet Chanterelle. Thanks Guys, in particular thanks to Chris who is a star. (Beverley Johns, 15 March 2019)