Chalet Tarine

Character chalet in the heart of beautiful

Les Échines-Dessous, a village which maintains its authentic alpine charm yet still has easy access to some of the best skiing and cycling in France.

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David from Holland:  July 2013

'We had a great time. The chalet was absolutely great, it provided all (and more) we needed. The weather was very good, people were friendly and the cols we cycled were great. Especially the Col de Rosselend and the Iseran were superb.We really had a great week!'


Wonderful summer stay at Chalet Tarine - Vicky from London, UK August 2009

'Was absolutely blown away by Chalet Tarine when we first arrived. I felt around each corner there was a new surprise. The rooms are beautifully decorated and all bathrooms are very modern and the ensuites off the larger bedrooms are huge. The chalet is very in character with the village and the owners have gone to much care to make sure the interior is homely and beautifully presented.

The kitchen on the top floor has stunning views and all mod cons. There is a great terrace/balcony off the open plan lounge/dining area which we enjoyed many meals with our friends and took in the dramatic views, especially one night when there was the best electrical storm I have ever seen. Staying in the Alps during summer was brilliant. There was so much to do. We visited local antique and food markets in Bourg St Maurice. We picnicked up high in the valleys surrounded by local cow herds. We visited a glacier and took a great day trip to Beaufort. The area also has some wonderful restaurants which are very child friendly and staff were helpful.

We are already planning our next trip to Chalet Tarine and will be bringing all our friends as it is perfect for families.'


Katy from Peebles in Scotland  - July 2013

'We had a fantastic week thank you. Our jaws dropped when we walked into your amazing house! It is beautiful! We were there to mountain bike and we also road biked up to the Col de Roselland. Some climb! We spent quite a few days at the lake in Aime so managed the temperature quite well. Thanks again for a stay in a truly stunning house!


Fantastic Alpine Location - cycling nut Scunthorpe July 2009

'My wife and i have just returned from 7 nights in the wonderful 'Chalet Tarine' in the peaceful authentic alpine village of Les Echines Dessous. Although only 10 mins by car down the rather narrow ( you soon get used to it ! ) road to the valley town of Bourg st Maurice, it seems a world away when looking down from the chalet. Two large supermarkets in Bourg will stock you up for your stay but we found nowhere in 'our' village to buy fresh bread, this would have made it perfect for us. Not a major problem because there is so much breathtaking scenery to explore you will probably be out and about by car every day anyway, although there is plenty to explore by foot straight from the door if you want!  For any cyclist wanting to see the Tour de France this is an excelent base to watch the alpine stages, we managed to see 3 in our week although we were lucky to have a stage finish and start in Bourg st Maurice, then we went to Lake Annecy which is only one and a quarter hours away by car to watch our 3rd stage. If there are any cyclists reading this wanting to take your bike as i did, make sure you have a low gear to get back up to the chalet! it certainly was a 'sting in the tail' to most of my rides!

Turning my attention to the chalet itself, it has been very thoughtfully and beautifully resored in a rustic fashion, the quality of carpentry is superb and all the fixtures and fittings 1st class. I am 6 ft 1 and banged my head a few times on the exposed beams but it was worth it as they impart a sense of real character in the place.

Although there were only 2 of us staying ,it definately wouldnt feel crowded with10, such is the sense of space.

Tom and Sandie, the owners are very easy to talk to and are clearly not just 'in it for the money'. Tom seemed very genuine and answered any questions we had.  We would not hesitate to recomend Chalet Tarine to any of our friends.  Julian and Anna from Scunthorpe. '


A stunning chalet in the heart of the Alps! - Sally from London

'I can highly recommend staying at Chalet Tarine. The chalet is so well set up and organised to cater for all your needs. The bedrooms are kitted out with really comfy beds, crisp white linen sheets with plenty of ensuite bathrooms and plush white towels. The main living room has a fantastic log burning stove, long oak table, a well equipped kitchen and incredible views over to La Plagne and Les Arcs. We stayed during the ski season and skied in a number of different resorts. I can imagine the chalet would be just as lovely in the summer, with the breathtaking views and incredible walks. You will need a car. Enjoy!'


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