Small Wonders Chalet La Maitreya

Chalet La Maitreya – Alpe d’Huez

Catered Chalet La Maitreya is all about honest, unpretentious authenticity and will offer a space to breathe where one can enjoy nature in her pure unspoilt state. Architecturally, the style has not progressed much beyond the traditional Oisans style, but this comfortable chalet has got a decor that seems spontaneous and ingenious. Spoil yourself with the homely atmosphere of this charming Bed and Breakfast, that makes your ski or summer holiday in France memorable.

Being one of the oldest ski chalets of Vaujany, catered Chalet La Maitreya has a stunning view of the Valley leading to the slopes of Alpe d’Huez – the gateway to one of the largest linked ski area in France – Alpe d’Huez Grande Domaine Ski.

BOOK ROOM(S)

The Chalet

This 500 years old farmhouse was refurbished to a high standard, mixing its rustic features with modern details and equipped with beautiful antique furnishings. The result is a chalet with lots of charm, history and authenticity. Soon as you enter the ski chalet you are cosseted by the calm and warmth of the chalet – exactly what you would expect a traditional Vaujany style chalet has to offer.

Small Wonders chalet la maitreya livingroom

Beautifully presented meals are served by your private chef on the main dining table in the 500-year-old converted cellar. This space is decorated with modern features in every corner and half a step up from the dining area is the very spacious and beautiful living room with wooden beamed ceiling, panoramic windows and a large open fireplace. The living room is easily one of the favorite rooms in Chalet La Maitreya. This is where our guests chill out at the end of the day, share stories and enjoy an excellent glass of wine and tasty local finger-food whilst dinner is prepared. Accessed from the living room are the sauna and a sundeck with comfortable lounger – the views from the terrace are spectacular, covering the dramatic peaks of the Les Rousses. mountain range. In warmer weather there’s nothing better than sipping champagne on the balcony or in the hot tub as the sun slowly slips behind the snow covered peaks. mountain range. In warmer weather there’s nothing better than sipping champaign on the balcony as the sun slowly slips behind the snow covered peaks.

Small Wonders la maitreya cosy dining room

The social areas in this chalet are exceptionally spacious and charming and the chalet is therefore a fantastic mountain retreat for groups of friends, families or companies who wish to spend quality time in a fabulous alpine “home away from home”.

Catered Chalet La Maitreya features six double or twin rooms (15 to 20m2), one spacious triple room (30m2) and one family room (45m2). The rooms range from a simple but stylish old farmers room to the spacious, old timber and wood-panelled top floor room. They are all different, but the thing they have in common is a natural, unforced charm and the cosiness of a highly individual space.

The family room is situated on the ground floor and the key word is natural; in colors and furnishing. The large family room (40m2) is cosy and fitted up with an own sitting room, bathroom, double room, a bunk bed for the children and a private terrace with a stunning view of the surrounding mountain scenery .

There are four double or twin bedrooms on the first floor, all double rooms are comforting and the large windows and balconies provide breath-taking views on the surrounding mountain scenery, all the way up to the eternal snow covered peaks at an altitude of 3500 meters.

Small Wonders chalet la maitreya stunning view

Up to the top floor, the triple room and 2 double or twin rooms are all about authenticity and pure Alpine decoration. The triple room is very spacious and presents a high ceiling with old wooden beams, the balcony offers a spectacular view down towards the valley and its lake.

Rooms & Rates

Ensuite double room

Small Wonders Chalet la Maitreya double ensuite room

In style terms, the six double rooms are comforting and architecturally they are focused on the surrounding mountain scenery. All rooms can be converted to a twin room.

Bathrooms include shower, wash-basin and toilet. Towels, luxury toiletries, hairdryers and bathrobes are provided.

Starts from
Winter season €400 per person per week half board basis
Summer season €42 per person per night B&B basis
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Ensuite Triple Room

Small Wonders chalet la Maitreya triple ensuite room

The triple room is very spacious and presents a high ceiling with old wooden beams, beautiful Alpine decoration and the balcony offers a spectacular view down towards the valley and its lake.

Bathroom includes shower, wash-basin and toilet. Towels, luxury toiletries, hairdryers and bathrobes are provided.

Starts from
Winter season €380 per person per week half board basis
Summer season €35 per person per night B&B basis
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Ensuite quadruple room

Small Wonders chalet la Maitreya family ensuite room

The family room provides an adult bunk bed, separate bedroom, a bathroom and features a simple but stylish private living and large terrace with beautiful views.

Bathroom includes shower, wash-basin and toilet. Towels, luxury toiletries, hairdryers and bathrobes are provided.

Starts from
Winter season €360 per person per week half board basis
Summer season €31 per person per night B&B basis
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Services

Our team prides itself on its ability to ensure that every aspect of the service is seamless and to anticipate your every need. Your private chef will serve mouth watering dishes from a menu based on regional products. Your hosts will manage every aspect of your holiday, from restaurant bookings to ensuring ski school reservations and keeping your glass topped up with a carefully chosen wine or perfectly mixed gin & tonic. Above all though, our service is personal and we will endeavor to make your stay your perfect holiday.

Small Wonders la maitreya hottub

Not only will you experience this service while staying with us, but from the first moment of contact. With years of experience and knowledge of the local area and activities we are pleased to give you information or help with any arrangements concerning your holiday.

Small Wonders chalet la maitreya breakfast

In winter season (from 12-12 till 23-04) we offer our guests a catered stay with sumptuous afternoon tea, mouth-watering local specialties and delicious 3-course menu included. Changeover is on Saturday or Sunday, based on a 7 nights stay. Short breaks are available in mid season weeks.

Catered accommodation includes:

  • 7 x Sumptuous breakfast with French pastry, fresh fruit, cooked breakfast, organic jams and daily specials.
  • 6 x Delicious 3-course menu based on organic and regional produce, served with coffee/tea and locally made chocolates.
  • Afternoon tea served with homely baked cakes.
  • 2 x Happy Hour Le Chic including champagne, exciting wines, magical finger food.
  • Mouth-watering local specialties served in front of the fireplace.
  • Max Havelaar fairtrade produce.
  • Ski locker service at our preferred rental company
  • Private on call shuttle service
  • Use of hot tub and sauna.
  • Cotton bath robes.
  • Rituals toiletries
  • Wifi internet and satellite TV.
  • Daily maid service

In summer season (from 01-05 till 01-11) we offer our guests a B&B stay with sumptuous breakfast included. Changeover is flexible, minimum stay is up to 3 nights in high season. A delicious 3-course dinner can be booked by the day, price is € 26,- per person

All seasons we got a set of minimum services ready for you year round. Your quotation will include:

  • Sumptuous breakfast with French pastry, fresh fruit, cooked breakfast, organic jams and daily special
  • Use of hot tub and sauna
  • Cotton bath robes
  • Rituals toiletries
  • Wifi internet and satellite TV
  • Daily maid service

Skiing

Vaujany’s cable cars – taking up to 160 people – will bring you from the village to 2800m in minutes… to discover some of the most beautiful mountains you’ll ever see. From there you can take the cable car up to Pic Blanc, at over 3,300 metres above sea level, and enjoy the plentiful and reliable snow, and some astonishing landscapes with majestic glaciers, superb woodland and snowy slopes as far as the eye can see. On a clear sunny day, the tourist office of Alpe d’Huez claims that you are able to see a fifth of France from the Pic Blanc.

Skiing down offers a choice of 250 km of managed slopes – with something special for all skill levels. The slopes cover 2200 vertical metres of varying gradients, cutting through gulleys and forests. With a multitude of lift and cable car options, frankly it’s hardly possible to familiarise oneself with the whole ski domain – it being that vast. Over 3000 hectares of mountainous snow playground in an attempt to satisfy the desires and ambitions of all kinds of skiers, piste and off-piste, cross-country, competition slopes and snowboard parcs.

The Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski offers four legendary descents. Each of these four descents, between 12 and 16km long, let you ski down a 2km altitude drop without taking a ski lift: a total drop of more than 8,000m to explore in an exceptional setting. Once you have skied the four descents, having your first 8,000m validated, you can donate euro 1 to the “A Chacun son Everest” children’s charity in exchange for a diploma.

After another beautiful and fulfilling day, skiers will find themselves at the start of one blue, one red or even the black-graded La Fare run, to take them directly back down to the valley of Vaujany.

The skiable area enjoys maximum exposure to the sun and offers one of the best snow records of the French Alps, so slopes are open from beginning of December till the end of April of each year.

Ski map

map pistes la maitreya

Download you ski map of the area here.

Lessons and Rentals

We’ve partnered with the best ski shops in the area to get you preferential rates on ski and snowboarding equipment. Just let us know what you need and we’ll make sure the kit is reserved for you, ready for when you hit the slopes.

We can also book ski and snowboarding lessons and arrange a guide of the area.

If you’re looking for a more adventurous experience,we can also arrange Cat or Helicopter skiing for you.

Hameau le Perrier, 38114 Vaujany

Reservations:
Tel +33 47679180
reservations@smallwonders.eu

Information:
info@smallwonders.eu

Coordinates:
N: 45° 15’ 28.2 E: 6° 06’ 63.8

Nearest airport: Grenoble-Isere – 96 km, Lyon – 141 km

Nearest train station:
Grenoble