The idea of a log cabin in the mountains usually evokes scenes of snowfall, skis and steaming hot chocolates, but our gorgeous collection of chalets in the Alps are just as inviting in the summer months too!

The call of the mountains doesn’t melt away with the snow. In fact, there are countless activities for keen adventurers who fancy Alpine antics between May and October. Hiking, camping and swimming in glacial rivers (for those brave enough) are just some of the exciting things you could get up to in the lush foothills of these majestic mountains. And, when you’re done with a day’s exploring, retire home to a fabulous log cabin to cosy down as the dark sets in.

Check out our fabulous chalets in the Alps of France and Austria that are ideal for summer sojourns as well as winter getaways. Pick from a gorgeous collection of homes with saunas and hot tubs to soothe your muscles post-hike; chalets right in town or secluded in nature; and opt to go self-catered or splash out on a catered stay.

Why rent a chalet in summer?

  • Renting a chalet in the summer allows you to take advantage of the stunning surroundings and engage in various outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and nature walks. The serene environment provides a perfect backdrop for relaxation and exploration.
  • Alpine areas typically have cooler temperatures, making them an ideal destination for those seeking relief from the summer heat. Renting a chalet allows you to enjoy comfortable weather at high altitudes while still indulging in outdoor activities, creating a refreshing summer getaway.
  • The summer months bring a burst of life to alpine ecosystems. Renting a chalet in these regions during this season provides an excellent opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers to observe the diverse flora and fauna.


Why stay with us?

Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked luxury chalets in the French and Austrian Alps have this in spades. We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking mountain homes that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations.

Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you are looking for tips on local restaurants, advice on which key attractions to visit or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.

Chalet Chanson, Chamonix, France

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Summer Chalets Travel Guide

Why visit the Alps in summer?

In the French and Austrian Alps, summer melts away the snow to unveil a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Embark on exhilarating hikes amidst the stunning landscapes, from the iconic Mont Blanc trails to Austria's pristine alpine routes. Mountain biking aficionados can conquer thrilling downhill descents or explore scenic cross-country trails.

For an adrenaline rush, try paragliding over the majestic peaks, or challenge the rapids with canyoning adventures. Experience the exhilaration of luge rides down alpine slopes, offering a unique twist on summer fun. Lakes nestled in the valleys provide ideal spots for serene fishing or water activities.

Another Alpine activity is to explore the region's equestrian offerings through picturesque horse rides on dedicated bridleways. Unwind in luxury spas, capitalising on the Alps' natural beauty and pure water for rejuvenation, and complement your relaxation with alpine-inspired yoga sessions. Whether seeking thrills or tranquillity, the French and Austrian Alps in summer promise an unforgettable fusion of adventure and serenity amid breathtaking mountain scenery.

Contact our friendly concierge team for more ideas on how to spend your summer getaway in the mountains. The team will be happy to share some local knowledge and assist in booking experiences.

Chalet Chatoyer, Chamonix, France

Extra experiences when you rent with Oliver's Travels

World-class dining: our Concierge Team can recommend some of the world’s best restaurants and out-of-the-way eateries and book on your behalf.

Private guides and tours: visit some of the most famous sites, natural wonders, and museums with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide.

Shopping: our experts know where to bag the best buys. Just contact the team who can advise where to shop for anything from local markets to department stores and designer brands. The resorts of Courchevel and Val d'Isère attract the well-heeled year-round...

Additional experiences: There are so many unique experiences that you can choose from, depending on the chalet you stay in, from fitness sessions to wine experiences.