Chamonix valley & Chalet Cerisier
If you've been to Chamonix before you'll have noticed at least two things: firstly that there isn't much flat ground; secondly that almost every bit of flat ground has either a tree or a building on it.
Chalet Cerisier is a very rare exception to this. Five minutes' drive from Chamonix, on the edge of the woods in the heart of Les Bois village , the four-floor chalet is set in a huge, flat, open garden, perhaps as perfect a location as you can find in the valley.
You can see Mont Blanc from everywhere, of course - the speciality in Les Bois is the Drus, and the enormous main picture window in Chalet Cerisier opens straight towards them.
Winter in Chamonix
Chamonix is famous as a world-class ski destination, and Chalet Cerisier is well-positioned to give you access to the best of the available skiing. You are only 2 minutes from the nearest lift in Les Praz, which takes you to the Flégère ski area, linked to the Brévent for the highest number of pistes in the Chamonix valley.
5 minutes driving in the other direction, up the valley, will bring you to Les Grands Montets. It's unquestionably Chamonix's most extreme ski area and though there are not as many pistes as elsewhere, most people head there for the exceptional choice of off-piste and backcountry runs available.
The nearby golf course transforms under the winter snow to play host to husky sled rides in the winter - a must-try experience for skiers and non-skiers alike.
Chamonix in Summer
Chamonix is equally - if not more - popular with visitors in the summer, as the birthplace of alpinism and home to some of the most exceptional sites in Europe - it's highest cable car Aiguille du Midi as well as the Montenvers train for visiting the Mer de Glace glacier.
Chalet Cerisier is only 2 minutes' drive from the golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The Flégère cable car rushes overhead in summer giving access to some beautiful walks and hikes too.
Les Bois & Les Praz
Chalet Cerisier and Les Bois are neighboured by the village of Les Praz where there are a handful of great restaurants - La Cabane is a popular choice for special occasions and its sister restaurant Le Castel is located next to the iconic Les Praz chapel. There is a grocery shop here too for picking up a few bits and bobs, and larger supermarkets are on the outskirts of Chamonix. The trains and buses also stop in Les Praz, and from there it's an easy stroll back to the chalet in Les Bois.