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Property Amenities

Wi-Fi/Internet access
Jacuzzi/Hot tub
All bedrooms en-suite
Spa/Massage
Sauna/Steam
Indoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Toys

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Black Diamond Lodge

What Oliver loves…

  • Paul and Lizzy are the perfect hosts, taking care of every detail so that you can just relax and enjoy your holiday
  • The Lodge has unrivaled views of the Chamonix valley and with the added benefit that you can ski three different countries on one lift pass.
  • In the summer, the Lodge is the perfect base for a mountain adventure be it cycling, hiking, climbing, running, paragliding or just relaxing!

What you should know…

  • You can ski in, but you can't ski out
  • There's no air conditioning
  • The property isn't wheelchair accessible

Black Diamond Lodge is a luxurious chalet beautifully set over three floors. It's the perfect option for family groups or those looking for a beautiful room in a shared chalet! Owned and run by the lovely Paul and Lizzy, you are guaranteed a warm welcome and can relax safe in the knowledge that they'll take care of the smallest detail on your behalf!

Black Diamond Lodge was designed with year-round activity in mind. It’s an ideal location for a ski holiday and when booked exclusively for a winter break it comes complete with your own personal driver. Couple that with a single lift pass which gives you skiing in three countries (Courmayeur in Italy via the Mont Blanc tunnel, and Veriber in Switzerland) and it’s perfect spot for snow sports!

In the summer, hiking, climbing, paragliding, trail running and cycling all come into their own. Specialist holidays and triathlon camps are available too, so all that's left is for you to decide the balance between action-packed and chilled-out!

note: the advertised rates are for up to 12 guests. Please contact us for rates up to 18 guests (there are three large family rooms available).

Interior & Grounds

With six bedrooms and six en-suite bathrooms (including three family rooms) Black Diamond Lodge sleeps between 12 and 18 people in complete comfort. Prices are based on 12 guests please enquire for prices up to 18.

There are three en suite bedrooms which can be arranged as either double or twin. There are also three family suites - one double en-suite with an adjoining room with bunk beds,  the second suite consists of double bunk beds with an en-suite bathroom and a king sized double on the mezzanine. There is one final twin or super king size double bed with adjoining twin room with en-suite bathroom this is located on the  ground floor.

The communal spaces are over 4 split levels to include a wonderful dining room which is intimate by night but which opens onto a large terrace for summer dining and overlooks the lovely open plan kitchen. The open kitchen is modern and comes complete with island breakfast bar.

The lounge has lots of space for relaxation as well as a chic bar at which to sit and tell tales from your day. There is also a large TV with satellite channels and a modern sound system. For cosy nights in there's the snug complete with log fire not to mention to the children's TV and games area up in the eaves. Step outside you'll find wooden decks and terraces to make the most of sun-filled days and a Jacuzzi with some of the best views in the entire Chamonix valley.

Ground Floor:

Bedroom 1- Family Room, Entrance Hall/Garage with Ski, Snowboard & Cycle room

Upper Ground Floor:

Sauna with adjoining shower and Utility room

Lower First Floor:


Kitchen with breakfast bar and patio doors to terrace & Jacuzzi
Bedroom 2 double or twin room with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 double or twin room with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 4 double or twin room with en-suite bathroom WC at top of stairs

Upper First Floor:


Dining room with patio doors to sun terrace, BBQ area and garden
Bedroom 5 - family room with double bunk bedroom with en-suite bathroom + Double bedroom on mezzanine level. Patio doors to terrace.

Lower Second Floor:

Bar, TV and lounge area with 2 patio windows leading to balconies.
Bedroom 6 family room with double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and adjoining bunk room.

Upper Second Floor:


Snug sitting room with open fire, games area and children’s TV corner.
Balcony looks over the garden at the back of the chalet.

Map, Location & Local Information

Black Diamond Lodge is situated in the quiet Chavants area of Les Houches and has a stunning view of Mont Blanc, its glaciers and the mountains of the Chamonix valley.

In the winter Black Diamond Lodge offers a ski shuttle service (or when the chalet is booked exclusively our VIP driving services) giving drop-off and pick up from any of the valley’s five ski areas. When snow conditions are good it’s possible to reach the Les Houches ski area easily on foot and then ski back to the chalet! The Chamonix valley has a reputation as one of the best winter sports destinations in the world and guests can choose to ski any of the five areas in the valley or a host of other resorts which are only a short drive away.

The Chamonix Unlimited Ski Pass also includes Courmayeur, Italy and Verbier, Switzerland so (if you fancy the challenge!) you can ski in three separate countries during your stay. In the winter choose from: skiing, snowboarding, cross country/Nordic skiing, ski touring, ski mountaineering, and snow shoeing. Summer activities include: hiking, trail running, climbing, mountaineering, paragliding, mountain biking, road cycling, swimming, white water rafting, hyrospeeding and a host of other sports.

Year round there are activities for all ages and all tastes from trips to the Mer de Glace to Michelin starred restaurants for lunch and from yoga classes to luxury spas. Just tell us what you like to do and we’ll be able to recommend the perfect way to spend your stay!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Geneva

(91-100 km )

Nearest Ferry port Calais

(Over 100 km )

Nearest Village Les Houches

(4 km )

Nearest Town/City Chamonix

(8 km)

Nearest Golf Chamonix

(8 km )

Nearest Airport Nearest Skiing/Piste

(Under 1 km )

The Resort

Chamonix’s reputation often precedes it, especially if you’re a seasoned skier and snowboarder – and it’s often cited as a resort that doesn’t go easy on those who brave a trip down its challenging slopes. Beginners definitely won’t get as much out of Chamonix as those who are comfortable tackling a black run.

That’s not say Chamonix is totally unromantic, just that skiing is a higher priority than anything else here. The scope and challenge of both on- and off-piste runs is arguably the best in Europe, but this brings its own share of problems. You can often be stymied when queueing up for lifts, and travelling between the various areas by bus or car can often make it feel like you’re wasting valuable powder time. The skiing when you get up to the heights is well worth it though, even if you’ll have to get up pretty early in the morning to find fresh tracks.

And as one of the oldest ski resorts in the world, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied once the skiing is over at the end of the day. There are plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from, ranging from five that boast a Michelin Star to the kind of places where you can just grab something cheap and tasty to line your stomach for the apres-ski – and rest assured there are dozens of great bars and clubs to choose from! The shopping is excellent too, so make sure you save a few euros to spend in some of Chamonix’s most exclusive boutiques.

 - Loads of lift and ski pass information can be found here.

 - There’s some great links to equipment hire here.

 - Nearest airport: Geneva (60 miles) with coach transfers starting from around €20

Catering & Services

Black Diamond Lodge's owners work with professional chef Emma Lawrenson to provide memorable and delicious food and matched wines, and if the chalet is booked exclusively preferences and menus will be discussed with guests in advance.

In winter, Black Diamond Lodge is available on an exclusive catered or on a self-catering basis. In summer, the Lodge is available on a self-catered basis. Self-catering guests always have the option of catered evenings and we are always happy to menus and prices as required for anything from a simple BBQ to a sumptuous dinner party.

VIP Driver Service: Driver at your disposal from 8am to 6pm daily for travel within the Chamonix valley. This is included in the price of fully-catered weeks when hiring the chalet exclusively. Available as an add-on for any self catering booking at a cost.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Arrival time 4.00 pm Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes Heating costs included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes Smoking Allowed? No
Changeover day Saturday Other Ts and Cs Published rates are for up to 12 guest, but maximum capacity is 18. Please enquire for further details.

Black Diamond Lodge sleeps between 12 and 18 people in complete comfort. Prices are based on 12 guests please enquire for prices up to 18 guests.

The advertised prices are based on the self-catering options.

Below are the rates for the Exclusive Catered Option (available in winter) for the remaining available weeks:

- From 18th to 25th February 2017: €13,395 p/w
- From 25th February to 4th March 2017: €12,265 p/w
- From 11th march to 1st April 2017: €12,265 p/w
- From 1st April to 22nd April: €10,630 p/w

 

 

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Cot(s)
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Indoor games
Cot(s)
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Toys
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Reviews for Black Diamond Lodge

Black Diamond Lodge Reviews


  • Outstanding stay

    Posted by Sarah D on 29/12/2015

    We just returned from a fantastic week long stay over Christmas week and it was truly outstanding. The chalet was fantastic and our hosts went out of their way to look after us. Oliver's travels provided bubbles for our arrival and free airport transfers which was all excellent and a real extra helpful treat.

     

    We will definitely use Oliver's travels again and we loved Black Diamond lodge.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 24th 2017 - February 25th 2017 - - £7,888.28
February 25th 2017 - April 1st 2017 - - £6,424.57
April 1st 2017 - May 27th 2017 - - £4,991.53
May 27th 2017 - June 3rd 2017 - - £1,927.37
June 3rd 2017 - June 17th 2017 - - £2,099.16
June 17th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - £2,628.55
September 2nd 2017 - December 9th 2017 - - £2,099.16
December 9th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - £4,991.53
December 16th 2017 - January 2nd 2018 - - £8,751.61
January 2nd 2018 - August 28th 2018 - - £7,954.02

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 24th 2017 - February 25th 2017 - - €9,000.00
February 25th 2017 - April 1st 2017 - - €7,330.00
April 1st 2017 - May 27th 2017 - - €5,695.00
May 27th 2017 - June 3rd 2017 - - €2,199.00
June 3rd 2017 - June 17th 2017 - - €2,395.00
June 17th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - €2,999.00
September 2nd 2017 - December 9th 2017 - - €2,395.00
December 9th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - €5,695.00
December 16th 2017 - January 2nd 2018 - - €9,985.00
January 2nd 2018 - August 28th 2018 - - €9,075.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 24th 2017 - February 25th 2017 - - $9,516.83
February 25th 2017 - April 1st 2017 - - $7,750.93
April 1st 2017 - May 27th 2017 - - $6,022.04
May 27th 2017 - June 3rd 2017 - - $2,325.28
June 3rd 2017 - June 17th 2017 - - $2,532.54
June 17th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - $3,171.22
September 2nd 2017 - December 9th 2017 - - $2,532.54
December 9th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - $6,022.04
December 16th 2017 - January 2nd 2018 - - $10,558.40
January 2nd 2018 - August 28th 2018 - - $9,596.14

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