Skiers will love this apartment in the middle of the piste - watch the action from your hot tub
Capacity (Max 8 adults)
€1,490 to €4,890
- Apartment (Chalet)
- Ski-in/Ski-out, Village 10 km
- Ski Bus 500 m
- 1 of 4 apartments in a chalet
- Hot tub on balcony
- Merdassier shops etc close by
- Off season week-end 600€
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,490 to €4,890 per week
- Location: Manigod
- Type: Apartment
- Apartment situated in: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1600 m
- Outlook: South-East
- Sleeps: 12
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 6
- Number of bedrooms: 4
- Number of double beds: 4
- Sofa beds (double): 3
- Bath/shower rooms: 4
- Bath(s): 2
- Shower(s): 4
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 3
- Separate toilet(s): 1
- Floor area: 150 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 2
- Dining seating for: 12
- Parking spaces available: 3
- Distance to the town centre: 10 km
- Distance to the ski slopes: 10 m
- Distance to the bus stop: 500 m
- Hot tub
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Electric
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 24
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 3
- Garden surface area: 4000 m2
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 4
- Temperature: 38 ºC
- Board games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 3
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player
- Sound system
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 25 km
- Supermarket: 500 m
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Tourist tax charged locally
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Non-smoking rental
Please note that the apartment has neighbouring apartments to the side and below, we cannot guarantee that you will not hear your neighbours, and respectfully ask all guests to be aware of noise generated in each apartment.
The laundry facilities are located on a different floor to the apartment, accessed via the oudoors.
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About Chalet Capieu - Le Barn
If you're fed up with the crowds and the concrete jungle of the major ski resorts, don't waste any time in booking Le Barn in Chalet Le Capieu.
Situated in the middle of the piste, this is a true ski-in ski-out out apartment with all the action right on your doorstep, but when the crowds go home at the end of the day, you've got the mountain to yourself!
Le Barn is one of four apartments in this authentic mountain Alpage, or farm. There is parking nearby, and in the winter your luggage will be ferried across the piste to the chalet. You're just 500m from the Lake Annecy ski resort of Merdassier, where you'll find restaurants, a supermarket, sports shops, a boulangerie and an autobank.
With such a privileged location, the panoramic views over Alpine meadows are breathtaking, with the Etale mountain providing a dramatic backdrop.
The property ...
This spacious two-storey apartment is the perfect place for two families to holiday together, sleeping up to 12 in four double bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The Nordic-style decor is both comfortable and practical, and the open plan living area, with a dining table, wood burner and a well-equipped kitchen, is a cosy refuge when the snow is falling. It opens on to a balcony with a dining table for al fresco meals, as well as the hot tub, where you can relax and watch all the action on the pistes.
There are two bedrooms with en suite shower rooms on the this floor, as a separate toilet. On the next floor are two large double bedrooms, both with sofas, en suite bathrooms and balconies - a great place to check out the weather and have the first cuppa of the day.
About the area ...
If you're all about the skiing, you won't get closer to the piste than this! Le Barn is right on the slopes in Merdassier, Manigod - part of the Lake Annecy ski resorts.
From here you can ski to the other resorts, such as La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, or take the regular ski bus. Your Aravis ski pass gives you access to 220km of slopes and 95 lifts, so there is always a new challenge.
Merdassier itself is a very family friendly resort, perfect for beginners as well as those ready to move on to more challenging slopes. There are also plenty of trails for cross-country skiers and snow-shoe walkers.
Non-skiers may be happy watching the action from the jacuzzi, but if not, there's a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool nearby in La Clusaz, as well as an ice skating rink and cinema, sledging, dog-sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
In the summer, you'll appreciate the tranquil position of Le Barn as soon as you open your eyes in the morning.
Wander out on to the balcony and admire the lush green meadows that surround you, and the mountains just waiting to be explored. Walkers and mountain bikers will find plenty of trails from the door, and adrenalin junkies can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, or white-water rafting within a few miles of Merdassier.Via ferrata is a great family day out, with children as young as eight able to explore the mountains on iron walkways, secured to a harness.
In the evening, sit out on the balcony and enjoy a barbecue as you watch for shooting stars over one of the most beautiful valleys in the Alps.
If you fancy beign first on the slopes then don't waste any time booking your holiday at Capieu - Le Barn. Check your dates against our availability calendar, and if you need a bit more time, we will hold the property for you for 24 hours. But don't leave it any longer than that - a ski in ski out apartment like this is sure to get booked up!
Every stay includes
Local tips & concierge
Linen & towels
The OVO Network Review
“In the middle of the slopes in the winter, the mountain pastures in summer!”
If you want to ski until you drop, and are looking for a comfortable ski in/ski out apartment on the piste Chalet Capieu Le Barn could be the one for you. There are four apartments in Chalet Capieu, Le Barn is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom apartment for 12, (max 8 adults) 150m2 of floor space over 2 floors with a ski store and laundry below.
In winter it's possible to ski the 500m down to the commercial centre of Merdassier for fresh bread, or a trip to the supermarket. You will also find bars, restaurants and sports hire shops. Providing your purchases fit in a back pack you can take the button lift back up to the apartment! The night skiing is also a huge plus, ski until 9pm weekends and school holidays. Or watch the fun from the comfort of the jacuzzi on the balcony!
There are many events organised by the local tourist office in and around Merdassier, winter and summer, in the summer you can hire bikes, walk, play tennis all within 10 minutes of the chalet. There's even an open air pool with lifeguard. The button lift transfomrs to become a Devil Kart lift!
The apartment is ideal for a couple of families or a group of friends. There are other apartments in the chalet , it is sometimes possible to hear your neighbours.
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From the Owner
Le Barn is perfectly placed to enjoy all of the areas facilities.
When my father bought Chalet Capieu in 1970, the fields were pasture in the summer and untouched snow in the winter.
At that time there was no electricity or water and it had been left abandoned for a number of years - the property was nothing like the chalet you see today.
In 1972 the first two drag lifts were installed and the area started its transformation into a bustling sector of the La Clusaz / Le Grand Bornand ski area. Little by little, more lifts were added, and now the chalet is surrounded by 7 drag lifts and a chairlift all directly connected to the Croix Fry ski sector and the whole of the rest of the La Clusaz resort.
Chalet Capieu is perfectly placed to enjoy all of the area's facilities, it is within walking distance of a commercial centre that has a ski school, ski hire, shops, bars and restaurants and is under a 10 minute drive to the centre of La Clusaz itself.
The chalet is right on the piste - truly ski in / ski out - plus it has the most incredible panoramic views of the slopes and across to the magnificent Etale and Mont Charvin mountains. The sector is great for families, but also offers plenty of challenges for more experienced skiers, as it is part of the La Clusaz/Le Grand Bornand circuit.
With the development of the resort, in 2001, we decided to renovate the chalet. The whole building was lifted, the old cheese cellar was removed and replaced with a concrete floor and new foundations. New walls were put in dividing the chalet into four apartments of which Le Barn is the biggest.
We're still making improvements today. We've recently put new windows in the living room to make the most of the light and the fabulous views, but the latest addition is the Jacuzzi on the sunny south-facing terrace. It's a great place to wind down in the evening, overlooking the slopes and the mountains beyond.
We've tried to make sure that everyone has their own space in the apartment, while the large communal areas mean you can all get together to enjoy this stunning and unique location. We very much hope you enjoy your stay at Le Barn !
Lionel and Véronique CUGNET
Why La Clusaz?
Less than an hour from Geneva, La Clusaz offers Alpine action all year round. A traditional farming village, it not only offers great skiing and superb summer activities, but also a real community feel, whenever you visit. Great restaurants, bars and nightlife combine with local markets, festivals and traditions to give you the best of all worlds.
“Excellent 4 day stay despite bad weather”
Great welcome on arrival, chalet well set up and spacious with 4 ensuite bedrooms. The icing on the cake: a jacuzzi with a view!!!!!
Evelyne C. - 05/05/2017
“A super chalet, super welcome!”
Great location, clean, comfortable, well equipped, and tastefully furnished and decorated. If we had had as much snow as we had hoped for, we would have been able to make the most of the superb location, right on the piste and next to a lift. Despite that, we enjoyed the lovely sunny terrace and the hot tub. It really was a good week. Our thanks to Lionel, the owner; the chalet is just what we had hoped for.
Isabelle P. - 01/04/2017
We had an amazing stay that started for the best thanks to the impeccable service provided by OVO Network, for a fast and easy booking. We enjoyed the great chalet, very well equipped, with a breath taking view. Lionel and his wife, the owners, were very welcoming. We hope to come back next year.
Odile L. - 11/03/2017
“An excellent holiday”
Ideal for skiers who can ski from and back to the chalet. The apartment is spacious, every bedroom has its own bathroom. The owners take care of every detail. They will even transport your luggage in a snowmobile when you arrive and leave.
Didier L. - 11/02/2017
We have been coming for two years and we will come again. The chalet and the situation are exceptional, as are the owners!
Laura C. - 21/01/2017
“Very comfortable and a really lovely view”
Very good welcome. We appreciated the fact that the arrival and departure days are both full days. We were won over by the beauty of the landscape and the quiet before the start of the season.
François J. - 30/09/2016
“Well equipped and comfortable”
An exceptional view, and the jacuzzi is a bonus. The chalet is well equipped and comfortable and the bed linen is excellent. The village is family-friendly and pleasant, close to La Clusaz and the Aravis. There are lots of mountain walks from the chalet (no need to take the car).
Christophe B. - 13/08/2016
“It couldn't have been more comfortable. ”
The chalet was perfect for our group of adults teenagers and younger children. Access to the slopes was easy for beginners. It was peaceful, yet close enough for ski hire, bread etc. There's lots of room, even an extra bunk on landing. Altogether it couldn't have been more comfortable.
Peter W. - 02/04/2016
“An exceptional location for skiers”
We had a great stay at Chalet Capieu Le Barn, with the best bit definitely being the location on the piste. However, you do need to be an experienced skier as access to the chalet is via a blue slope. The chalet is very well equipped, with everything you need. The welcome was very professional and the staff very helpful. The amazing station of Manigod is family-friendly and welcoming, with access to the La Clusaz domain.
Audrey S. - 30/01/2016
“Another fab holiday in this lovely chalet!”
We were so lucky with sunny weather and good snow coverage. We all enjoyed the new wood stove! We all like cooking and eating and found the kitchen had more or less everything we wanted and loads of crockery and glasses. Great skiing, good food, comfortable beds and always hot water we were all wonderfully relaxed by the end of the week.
Susan A. - 23/01/2016
“Thank you for a magical time! ”
This chalet really is perfectly situated for ski in ski out! And relaxing in the hot tub after a day out was just surreal! Everything was just perfect.
Sally S. - 02/01/2016
A party of six adults and six children, we received a very warm welcome. The week went perfectly. We'll be back next time, this time for some snow. Thank you for everything.
Michel H. - 26/12/2015
“A warm welcome”
We had a great week at Chalet Capieu! It matched the description - spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The view was beautiful and we made the most of some lovely weather. It was lovely to relax in the jacuzzi after a day of walking. The welcome was great, with advice and leaflets on things to do in the area (hiking, biking, La Clusaz, Annecy). In short, we recommend this place to everyone!
Isabelle G. - 01/08/2015
The chalet is magnificent and ideally located, close to activities, shops and restaurants, swimming pool and activities for children. The peace, setting, the comfort and the jacuzzi, not to forget the help and advice of the owner - everything was perfect.
Aline R. - 18/07/2015
“Wonderfully located ”
The best all round chalet we have ever rented, wonderfully located on the piste making it easy for all members of the party to choose when and how long to ski with no dreaded ski bus needed. The owners were very helpful especially on arrival and departure. Shall we mention that the hot tub was a treat?...
Alan B. - 28/03/2015
“The chalet is in an ideal location. ”
You just need to put on your skis and hit the slopes.The station is family-friendly. The chalet is very well equipped and very comfortable. The owners were always available when needed. We will definitely be back.
Auriane C. - 21/03/2015
The resort and skiing domain are second to none!
David B. - 28/02/2015
“Couldn't be more kids friendly.”
I can endorse the positive comments. Very nice chalet and area.
Caspar M. - 31/01/2015
“We'll be back”
What a great stay in a truly lovely cottage. The location is brilliant in a quiet and very friendly area. Although you've got everything you need close to the chalet (shops, restaurants, ski hire, piste...etc), I would recommend to have a car to visit the Aravis.
John V. - 10/01/2015
We have just returned home from our second visit to chalet capieu and it didn't dissapoint. It's spacious and well equipped in all areas. Lionel and his wife were extremely helpful when we needed the doctors and skidooing all our belongings over to chalet and back to our cars for our return. The chalet is warm and comfortable and fantastic position for skiing in and out. The amount of ski runs is endless, we have skied in this area for the last 11 years and really can't fault it. A car is helpful but not a necessity as Merdassier has a supermarket, ski hire and ski passes can be purchased plus restaurants and coffee shops. The runs from the chalet are blue runs with kiddie runs at the bottom. Hot tub definite bonus after hard day on the slopes so really can't recommend chalet enough. We will be returning to chalet Capieu in the future and look forward to that.
Natalie M. - 03/01/2015
“An excellent family holiday”
We loved the location, the view of the mountains, the comfortable chalet and the Jacuzzi, which was so welcome after a long walk. There are so many trails to choose from, with varying levels of difficulty. Thank you again for your warm welcome.
Richard L. - 23/08/2014
“We'll come again!”
We had a VERY nice stay here.... and this is no doubt thanks to the comfort and welcoming atmosphere of this chalet. We loved the view, the different terraces, the beds already made on arrival, and the choice for skiing and hiking.
Mireille N. - 05/04/2014
“Ideally located on the pistes!”
We have spent a beautiful week in this great part of the Alps. The locals are so welcoming, and the owners were very kind and helpful. The chalet is ideally located on the pistes. It's well appointed and the bedrooms are superb and spacious.
Frédéric B. - 01/03/2014
“Everything was great!”
Our stay in your beautiful chalet was marvellous. The comfort, the location, the tranquility... Everything was great! Especially the small scale resort and the superb off-piste possibilities.
Mark B. - 22/02/2014
This chalet is amazing,with all the comfort you need and a breathtaking view. Splendid! We'll be back!
Arnaud S. - 30/11/2013
Chalet Capieu is simple wonderful: stunning quiet location with loads to do nearby, breathtaking view, great comfort and equipment (big up for the hot tub on the terrace with view over the mountains!), nice interior design and furnishing... every detail is planned to make us have the time of our life. The owners were ever so welcoming, it was a total bliss to be there and we'll recommend this place to friends and family.
Cécile M. - 20/07/2013
“An ideal ski in ski out chalet”
Charming chalet, ideally located to enjoy a perfect break with your kids. The owners were very kind, with lots of lovely attentions. We were a group of 10 people and never felt crammed.
Eric V. - 02/03/2013
This is a modern chalet, very well located on Manigod's slopes, and greatly equipped. Underfloor heating is a big plus, as well as the impeccable cleanliness and the quiet surroundings. We instantly felt on holiday, with the skidoo service to bring the luggage to the chalet! The owners are very welcoming, kind and efficient, and we highly appreciated the proximity of the ski school and shops (ideal to do the shopping after the morning ski before bringing them up to the chalet by chairlift).
Nicolas L. - 16/02/2013
“Luxurious ski in ski out chalet”
I would like to say on behalf of all my family and friends that came with me to Chalet Capieu that we will definitely be returning here. Lionel you were very helpful, we spoke very little French and you helped with the transit people translating for us and made us very welcome (Loved the bottle of Red - Great choice). The place is wonderful, the location breathtaking and as for the ski in and ski out you will not get better. We have skied for ten years and stayed in some very luxurious places and some basic, I would put this in the category of luxurious. There was everything supplied that you would need in a self catering chalet, kitchen equipment, and some basic ingredients that we would assume other guests had left but all helpful and even sledges to toboggan on. The shops are just down the ski run although hard work walking back up if you missed the last button lift, but worth it in the end. The ski hire shop, the supermarket even the Yeti bar for a drink they were all pleasant and helpful people and we did get to know the supermarket people very well (GREAT PATE). The hot tub was a winner with us put in a great position to gaze at the mountains and stars we loved it great asset to the chalet. The Rooms were spacious and bathrooms lovely and big with great showers.
Nathalie M. - 05/01/2013
An ideal location on the pistes, a hot tub with mind blowing views over the mountains, and a fantastic region to discover...
Max S. - 29/12/2012
“What a treat!”
We couldnt dream of a better place to spend Christmas with our family. The apartment is fantastic, right on the pistes and near great restaurants. We loved the outside jacuzzi and all the warmth and comfort inside while it was heavily snowing on the stunning landscape around. A real French winter wonderland!
Luke M. - 23/12/2012
We spent a great time in this remarkable chalet. It exactly looked like the photos and video! The owners are really friendly and helpful.
Guy M. - 15/12/2012
“Our dream holidays”
What an amazing week we had in this fabulous chalet on the pistes with a fantastic view over the mountains! The ski resort is quiet, very nice for skiers and non skiers alike. It's the perfect place to spend a relaxing break: we instantly felt so far from our daily life! We'll always remember the owners coming to get us and our luggage with their skido! The chalet was very comfortable, practical, well equipped and clean beyond expectations. The icing on the cake was of course the hot tub on the deck with splendid views over the mountains. As for the kids, they loved sledging around the chalet...
Claire H. - 08/12/2012
“Hope to be back one day!”
We loved the chalet- a great location on the piste with stunning views and everything we expected and the hot tub went down very well. The skido assistance for the luggage was great.
Spence C. - 24/03/2012