Relax in your jacuzzi, watch the action on the pistes or wander into the village for a meal!
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- Rate: €1,190 to €6,290 per week
- Location: Chinaillon - Le Grand Bornand
- Type: Semi-detached chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1300 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 11
- Official classification: 5
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 7
- Number of bedrooms: 4
- Number of double beds: 4 (4 of the doubles can be 8 singles)
- Number of single beds: 1
- Sofa beds (double): 2
- Bath/shower rooms: 4
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 3
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 150 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 10
- Parking spaces available: 3
- Distance to the town centre: 300 m
- Distance to the ski slopes: 700 m
- Distance to the bus stop: 100 m
- Hot tub
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Fan-assisted
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 10
- Place settings for: 10
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee machine: Filter, Espresso Machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Enclosed children's play area
- Children's garden toys
- Outdoor dining table for: 10
- BBQ: Electric
- Outdoor dining seating for: 10
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 5
- Garden / surrounding land area: 150 m2
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 4
- Temperature: 38 ºC
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Wii console
- Total TV screens: 1
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 35 km
- Supermarket: 10 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Cheques vacances accepted
- Non-smoking rental
Please Note :
If you have booked an off season stay (May-June and Sept to December), we suggest that you stop in Grand-Bornand on your way to the chalet to stock on food. As local shops are closed at Chinaillon at this time of year.
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About Chalet Macaron ...
This stylish newly-built chalet is one of a pair in the heart of the ski station of Chinaillon, Le Grand Bornand.
Linked only by their entrance halls, there are no party walls inside and the chalets even have their own private gardens. They also have fabulous views over the pistes, which are less than a kilometer away, and the ski bus stops at the end of the drive, so you will waste no time getting on the pistes.
Chalet Macaron is also just a short walk from the village (300m), where you can pick up fresh croissants in the morning and enjoy a delicious meal in the evening.
The chalet sleeps nine people, and there are two more beds in the games room. However, larger groups can book it with Chalet Meringue next door, which sleeps 16 and has plenty of room for everyone to eat together. This very special property is sure to be in big demand, so if it ticks all your boxes, check your dates and book now. You can't afford to hang around!
Our partner shop Rêves d'Hiver can deliver your skis to the chalet, come to the property to help you choose your equipment or even pick you up and drive you to their shop to benefit from their professional advice. Discounts and free ski store available.
The property ...
This beautiful property is set over three floors, and is designed to be the perfect base for your Alpine holiday, whenever you choose to visit.
The ground floor is open plan, with a cosy living area - a huge sofa piled with cushions surrounds a central log burner. Behind that is the dining area which is open to the well-fitted kitchen. From here, doors open on to the sunny terrace, which is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or relax in the jacuzzi while you soak up the breathtaking views. There's also a toilet on this floor and a ski store.
The first and second floors each have two double bedrooms, a shower room, bathroom and a separate toilet. Quality bedlinen is combined with warm throws to make sure you all get a great night's sleep, whatever the weather. There are two more beds in the games room on the second floor, which is also a great hangout for teenagers or a quiet place to curl up with a book.
Three of the bedrooms and the games room also have access to the two sunny balconies, where you can enjoy the first coffee of the day or perhaps a final nightcap and some star-gazing.
About the area ...
From Chalet Macaron, it's a 700m walk to the ski lift, but if you'd rather save your energy for the slopes, the ski bus stops at the end of the drive every 15 minutes.
With your Aravis ski pass, you've got all the Lake Annecy ski resorts at your disposal - more than 200km of perfect pistes. Even closer is a great sledge run and the start of the cross-country ski piste. Beginners in this sport will love the nearby Evo Nordic Park, which has a circuit featuring a variety of terrains, while boarders will appreciate the Snowpark.
Non-skiers can easily walk into Chinaillon village, Grand Bornand is only a short bus ride away or you could visit La Clusaz, where the heated indoor and outdoor pools are open all year round. Try snowshoeing, sledging, dog-sledding and sleigh rides - there is so much to do in the Aravis resorts!
At the end of a busy day, head back to the chalet, leave your outdoor gear in the drying room ready for another day, and relax in the jacuzzi.
In the summer, a network of walking and biking trails cover the mountains around Chalet Macaron, and you can pick up a route map for either at the tourist office in Chinaillon. Keen cyclists will be glad to find a secure bike store available to guests.
There's also a fantastic swimming pool complex in Le Grand Bornand, with a restaurant and grassy areas for picnics. If you're looking for something a little more challenging, there's a climbing school, via ferrata routes, a tree-top adventure park, canyoning, white-water rafting and paragliding are all nearby.
August sees the International Children's Festival in Le Grand Bornand - a week of puppet shows, circus acts and workshops, with a grand firework finale. You're in the heart of Reblochon country, so on your travels don't forget to pick up some of this delicious cheese from a local farm or market!
There are supermarkets in Chinaillon, Grand Bornand and Villard sur Thônes, and the medieval town of Annecy, just beyond Thônes, is a must for a day out, whatever the season. It offers a unique mix of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums, and Lake Annecy, said to be the cleanest lake in Europe, is a great place for water sports, swimming, cycling or just relaxing on the beach.
If Chalet Macaron sounds like just the right place for you holiday with family and friends, why not check our calendar to see which dates are free? We can hold dates for you for 24 hours if you need a little time to make up your mind.
Chinaillon - Le Grand Bornand
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The OVO Network Review
“Superb views of the pistes, a jacuzzi terrace, gorgeous bedrooms, a cosy fireplace, a kit room and a games room. Wow!”
The OVO Network and Patrice and Muriel, the owner/managers of Chalet Joubarbe and Chalet Sicoria have been working together since 2011.
Having grown up in Chinaillon Patrice and Muriel have extensive local knowledge and contacts which they are happy to share to help bring their guests a truly exceptional holiday experience. They are determined that all of their guests enjoy their holidays in their home town to the maximum. The location of their first two properties in Chinaillon, Chalet Joubarbe and Chalet Sicoria are great, views from both are very different but equally stunning: wall to wall mountains and pistes! OVO Network have always received very positive feedback from their previous guests.
So when Patrice and Muriel came to us clutching architects plans in 2013 and announced they proposed to build two more properties next door to Chalet Joubarbe we were intrigued. We knew that they are capable of delivering projects on time having observed them renovate Joubarbe and Sicoria. The plans for the new project, Chalet Meringue and Chalet Macaron also featured their characteristic attention to detail, unusual design features and spaces, great facilities, and high end finishes, furniture and equipment. The properties share an entrance lobby, but no other interior walls. They can be rented together by larger groups of up to 26, who can all be seated around one dining table in Meringue, the larger of the two apartments, or separately, without fear of one group spoiling the other's enjoyment or space.
Since Chalet Macaron and Chalet Meringue became guest-ready for Christmas 2014 we have received nothing but positive feedback about these two properties and of course Muriel and Patrice's amazing customer service. Don't just take our word for it, look on the Chalet Macaron website to see for yourselves! With superb views of the pistes, a jacuzzi terrace, gorgeous bedrooms, a cosy fireplace, a kit room and a games room, what's not to like for guests of any age, whatever the season. Wow!
The OVO Network Team
Update: Winter 2016 Muriel, Patrice and Antony have now added two more properties to their portfolio - this time with a shared indoor pool, in the beautiful village of Manigod. For more information please see the websites for Chalet Nougat and Chalet Caramel on the OVO Network website.
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From the Owner
We are proud to share our love of the mountains and our local knowledge with all our guests.
Our parents first welcomed guests to Chinaillon to Les Congères, a chalet that our father built himself in 1965. The chalet was named after the snowdrifts which used to cut off the farms in the winter.
We are a brother and sister team, following in our parents’ footsteps, constantly developing and improving the family business, and now we offer various rental properties around Les Congeres, including Chalet Joubarbe (previously Les Congères), and Chalet Sicoria, another property which our father built. Both properties have been extensively renovated over the last two years, and the response and feedback to the renovations from our guests, many of whom have been staying in our properties for many years, has been incredibly positive and much appreciated.
We thoroughly enjoy being in the holiday rental business and are always happy to share our love of the mountains and our local knowledge with all our guests. We are therefore proud to unveil our properties: Chalet Meringue and Chalet Macaron. These spacious high-quality properties will offer you the chance to spend time with family and friends in an idyllic location, whatever the time of year.
We planned to create a superb spacious lving space in each property, generous sized en suite bedrooms and family rooms. Once you are here you can park your car and forget about it – the shops, slopes and hiking trails are all right on your doorstep.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, for more information or to book, we will be delighted to welcome you to Chalets Meringue and Macaron.
Patrice and Muriel
Chalet Macaron is always clean, homely, well stocked and beautiful in a great location.
We had another amazing stay at this chalet and have already re-booked for next year. Personally I love the home from home feel, the views, the log fire, the kitchen area, the jacuzzi and BBQ area. Everywhere was clean, tidy and well equipped. I didn't ski due to a knee injury and loved spending time in the chalet. Great to have washing facilities too.
Helen P. - 15/02/2020
“We would love to come back”
This is our second year staying here and once again we loved it.
Fully equipped, lots of space for the children in the upstairs living room and also in walking distance of the slopes and shops/restaurants. Everything you could need for a great skiing holiday with family and friends. Would love to come back!
Faye E. - 01/02/2020
Fantastic chalet, great location, great equipment. Overall a very nice stay.
Anne B. - 25/01/2020
“Magnificent chalet with a super welcome”
A superb chalet with a very practical location, just a walk way from the centre of the village and walking trails. A warm welcome and bonus gifts on arrival - what more could you want?
Josette M. - 06/07/2019
“What a fantastic welcome !”
Patrice our host was fantastic and help us spend wonderful holidays in the Aravis. Chalet Macaron is of such high standard ! We will be back soon.
Hussain A. - 18/06/2019
“Absolutely to be repeated!”
A super holiday, the chalet was the best We will be back.
Aurélie D. - 06/04/2019
“An ideal family chalet”
We had a great holiday in this chalet, which is ideal for a large family. Everything had been thought of, and the chalet was in a great location with regard to the pistes. The things we loved best were the management, the convenience, the location and the facilities. Access to the pistes and to the village is really good, and makes life easier.
Alexandra O. - 29/12/2018
“Magnificent chalet, superb setting”
A very beautiful chalet for nine people, which is very well designed. Everything has been well thought out, and is practical and works well. It was a real pleasure to spend a few luxurious days in this beautiful environment. Thank you
Nathalie B. - 30/11/2018
“A dream holiday”
Thanks to the whole team at Les Congères, who helped us make our family reunion - 40 children and adults in Chalets Meringue, Macaron, and Joubarbe - into a marvellous time. The chalets were clean, well equipped and top of the range (spa, steam room ...). The environment is restful and the panoramic view of the mountains was a big factor in the success of our holiday.
Christian B. - 26/10/2018
“The mountains won us over!”
An excellent weekend. The chalet is perfect for exploring the mountains and enjoying a relaxing weekend. What a delight to be able to relax listening to the crackle of the fire after enjoying the hot tub. The welcome and the kindness we received from our hosts were perfect. We really liked the comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, the fireplace and the hot tub. The surroundings and the mountains are perfect - they really won us over.
Gregory G. - 19/10/2018
This was my children's first holiday in the mountains. On the day we left they said they wanted to come back next year. Apart from the setting, the view, and the location of the chalet, which is close to everything, the chalet was also really comfortable. We lacked nothing. the holiday couldn't have been anything but a great success. A big thank you to Muriel who was very helpful and gave us al the information we needed for a perfect holiday.
Sedad R. - 11/08/2018
“An unusual anniversary”
It was an anniversary none of us will forget. I rented Chalets Meringue and Macaron as well as the Congères apartments just next door: it was just magnificent. The management team took care of all the details so that our holiday went as well as it possibly could (providing a cot, an extra outside table, ideas for walks ...). Everything was done with great kindness. I recommend this place and I would love to return!
Catherine J. - 15/06/2018
“Beautiful chalet and wonderful area”
The chalet was very beautiful and we loved the hot tub.
The views were stunning ! Facing the mountain was amazing.
Paula M. - 31/03/2018
“We had a great stay !”
We had a super week in Le Grand Bornand, a family ski station which perfectly suited out group. There were 26 of us, so we stayed in the adjoining chalets Meringue and Macaron, which meant we could get together when we wanted to and find our own space when we needed it. They are very beautiful chalets with all the facilities you could need, particularly the great hot tub and steam room! The location is great, with a magnificent view of the pistes - we had a lovely holiday. Thanks to Patrice and Muriel for their help and their welcome.
Cathy G. - 17/02/2018
“Perfect for our business meeting”
I spent a few days here with my commercial teams. Everything was perfect. We'll happily come back, maybe during the summer.
Nicolas P. - 06/01/2018
“A fabulous week”
The chalet and the welcome were just perfect!
We had a great week with the family.
We really appreciated the space, the rooms of the chalet, the top quality equipment - in fact EVERYTHING !
Didier B. - 23/12/2017
“Great chalet in a great location.”
Very comfortable place. It had everything we needed and was very convenient for shops and restaurants as well as access to the mountains.
Paul S. - 29/07/2017
“We had another wonderful stay in Chinaillon. ”
Chalet Macaron exceeded our expectations, it was a wonderful chalet, a real home from home with plenty of room for our 3 families. The kids really enjoyed the Wii and the hot tub, and us adults loved sitting out on the decking enjoying the sunshine. A great location being a short walk to the shops/restaurants and 10 mins to the slopes. Thank you Patrice and Muriel for being such lovely hosts and we hope to come back to one of your chalets in the future.
Joanne O. - 08/04/2017
“An excellent holiday in Chalets Meringue and Macaron”
The chalets are so spacious that everyone can find their own place, whatever their age. We really loved the hot tubs as well as the warm welcome from Muriel and Patrice. There is every comfort you need and more. During the week, despite the spring snow, we were able to ski every day as well as enjoying lovely hikes in and around the village. The sun shone and the holidays were wonderful ...
Vinciane D. - 01/04/2017
“Thanks for a magical week!”
We rented Chalets Macaron and Meringue for our wedding week. Apart from the fact that the chalets were exceptional, we would like to thank the owners for their attentiveness, their kindness, and their availability on our arrival as well as the Reblochons as we left.
Romain O. - 04/03/2017
“Book with confidence!”
A very lovely chalet. A really warm welcome from the owners. Luxurious and well-designed. The bedroooms and the bathrooms are spacious. The heated ski store was great. All the kitchen equipment was clean and new. The wifi connection is free and the photographs are a good reflection of the truth.
Marie L. - 28/01/2017
“Everything was perfect”
The chalet reservation was very quick and the owners were always available to answer any question we had. The chalet has all the services that we could hope for: the board games, the raclette ovens, the jacuzzi, the sound system!
Philippe C. - 25/11/2016
“Well equipped and comfortable”
Great service with splendid view over the mountain. The chalet is well equipped and comfortable. Regional products on arrival were highly appreciated.
Christophe R. - 23/07/2016
“We had a great holiday”
This chalet is superb (space, decoration), and we would like to thank you for your warm welcome and kindness.
Pascal J. - 09/07/2016
“What a joy!”
There were nine of us including four children and we had a really good holiday at Chalet Macaron. The decor, the room layout, the peace, the understated luxury and the jacuzzi ... we loved it all. The en suite bathrooms were very useful, as was the large dining table - there is plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is very well equipped. What a pleasure to relax in front of the fire. The owners are always there to help. The ski station is on a human scale. At this time of year not many shops were open but the Spar was very useful.
Nadège B. - 16/04/2016
“A marvellous chalet. ”
The fireplace, the jacuzzi, the space, the view and a kitchen which had everything we needed all made it quite it hard to go home at the end of the holiday. Thank you for the welcome, the local produce which were waiting for us on the counter were lovely. In addition we could go everywhere on foot. We will definitely come back to Le Grand Bornand.
Thierry P. - 09/04/2016
“Our first unforgettable experience at Macaron. ”
The chalet is super comfortable and the bedrooms are spacious and quiet. The jacuzzi on the terrace is a real bonus, the perfect place to relax after a day skiing. The children loved it too. Your chalets are amazing. We are going to keep your address to ourselves in the hope of being able to book again next year. Thanks for everything!
Xavier W. - 26/03/2016
“A very well equipped chalet, clean and practical. ”
We loved the jacuzzi which was always warm and the showers are spacious. There was plenty of crockery and the decor is tasteful. The balconies and the view of the mountains is lovely. The ski slopes are close and the regular ski bus makes getting to them easy. The sun shone all week which added to an excellent holiday. To be repeated as soon as possible.
Alain S. - 23/01/2016
“We will definitely be back!”
A very beautiful chalet where we had a superb skiing holiday. The chalet is well equipped, with a lovely fireplace. The jacuzzi was perfect after a great day on the slopes.
Claire L. - 09/01/2016
“Ideal for a wedding”
Breathtaking views, stunning location, very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, ideal for a wonderful wedding.
Isabelle C. - 04/09/2015
“An exceptional stay”
A very warm welcome, a very comfortable quiet chalet, not to mention waking up to that stunning view every morning. The area is ideal if you are a keen walker, love adrenalin sports (paragliding, bungee jumping) and the local markets have superb produce. Thank you for this exceptional stay, we will be back. The owners were always available and the service was everything we expected.
Caroline D. - 15/08/2015
“Everything was perfect”
A magnificent chalet that was super comfortable for the eight people in our group. It's tastefully decorated and perfectly clean. The welcome was warm and professional and the area is magnificent, with lots of activities and walks. To sum up, everything was perfect for an excellent holiday.
Pierre-Henri M. - 18/07/2015
After an excellent welcome on arrival we discovered a beautiful chalet - very comfortable, spacious bedrooms and a quiet terrace with a beautiful view of the mountains (and the paragliders). The Jacuzzi was lovely at the end of the day, and the games room was great. We appreciated the help of the owners throughout our stay and the option to add cots and baby chairs. Thank you very much and I hope to come back.
Emmanuel G. - 11/07/2015
“Fantastic chalet. ”
Great location, clean, well equipped and very comfortable. We loved the hot tub on the balcony overlooking the piste.
Malcolm R. - 28/03/2015
We loved that each bedroom has its own bathroom. The jacuzzi is obviously a real bonus. On the whole, everything was perfect, from the quality of the chalet to the owners' welcome and hospitality throughout the stay.
Olivier C. - 07/03/2015
“ Congratulations on the welcome and the hosting”
We really loved this chalet, which is so well designed and built, so peaceful. Congratulations on the welcome and the hosting, it was appreciated. It's a nice walk to the shops and restaurants via the old village.The bus service is remarkably well organised.
Jean-Jacques I. - 07/02/2015
“Everything you need for a pleasant stay.”
We had a great stay at Chalet Macaron. the welcome as well as the correspondence were nice and friendly. During the stay there was also someone if we needed them, but it was very discreet. The owners are kind, friendly and discreet, and the surroundings are pleasant with everything you need close by without getting the car out. In short, everything you need for a pleasant stay.
Jérôme C. - 31/01/2015
“An excellent week with friends. ”
A great welcome, a very beautiful and super-comfortable chalet close to the village and the pistes. Everything was done to make our holiday pleasant.
Marjorie D. - 24/01/2015
“A great comfortable chalet”
A pleasant stay in a very comfortable chalet with a warm welcome. The skiing, walking, and the location close to the shops - we loved it all.
Emmanuelle D. - 10/01/2015
Why Le Grand Bornand?
Le Grand Bornand is an idyllic Alpine village which happens to be surrounded by some great skiing and in summer, a superb mountain playground. There are none of the huge hotel complexes you'll find in other ski resorts – just a friendly welcome all year round. Families are particularly welcome, with a great programme of activities to keep kids of all ages busy and happy.