What an amazing Christmas we have had in this superb chalet. Excellent snow for the first half of our stay and private ski lessons with Zig Zag were well worth it. Wonderful walking and views from Col de Joux Plane with a fantastic lunch at the mountain top café, so many activities in the square, fantastic ice rink, many lovely shops and welcoming cafes. We have so enjoyed relaxing back at the chalet on the lovely, sunny terrace and in the hot tub. Thank you for the Christmas tree decorations on arrival. Many thanks for a fabulous Christmas!
Paul, Georgie, Catherine, No 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, December 2022
Delightful week in the French Alps. Never been here in the summer season – only skiing and many years ago. Weather was gorgeous, hot days and warm evenings. So much to do! Electric bike ride up to Col de Joux Plane for super meal and alpine walk. Hike from Vercland to Grand Cret restaurant with fantastic meal with friends we came to visit. Meal to remember! Ace day at Sixt Fer-a-Cheval where we climbed up to 2000m and saw Chamonix. And a fantastic parapente trip, 1.5hrs across the valley and up to 2500m – amazing views of valley and Alps! There were also easy days and evenings in town where restaurants and entertainment were plentiful. Recommend Le Serac in town, great attention and service. Accommodation easy/central/clean and spacious. Hot tub towels were a nice touch!
Phipps, No 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, July 2022
I had a delightful week in the most comfortable chalet with amazing views over the valley to the magnificent mountains. I managed to explore the very tops by chair lift and cable car, gasping at the views to Mont Blanc and beyond. The village itself is old and charming and can be reached by a gentle five-minute walk. Lots of lovely places to eat and everyone so friendly, a perfect winter and summer destination. I'm 82 and really enjoyed the walks and sightings of wildflowers, cascading waterfalls and soaring birds of prey. Can't wait to go back to this magical place!
Rosemary, No. 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, July 2022
We had a fab week thank you, and a fresh dump of snow meant the skiing was excellent. Your apartment was superb, well equipped and a pleasure to stay in, we loved it!
Galvin, No.1 Chalet L’Orlaya, April 2022
Our very first trip to Samoens and Chalet L'Orlaya. We have absolutely loved it. We have a mix of abilities in the group for skiing, including 2 teenage girls so I was worried how it would work out, but it has been perfect. Ski school with Zig Zag was brilliant, and the runs here suit all abilities. I loved the green marvel run! Perfectly equipped chalet, love all the decor and furnishings, fab kitchen, we have done a mix of eating out and in, chalet is 5 mins from some lovely restaurants and really lovely shops. Super comfy beds, great choice of films to watch and the view from the hot tub - WOW! We will be back - thank you so much.
Webb Family, No. 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, February 2022
Excellent well stocked chalet, hot tub was a godsend after skiing. Perfect location for us.
Terry, No.1 Chalet L’Orlaya, February 2022
Our second visit to Samoens and Chalet L’Orlaya and we love both so much that we have already booked to return in February 2022. The skiing has been fantastic for us, our 2 teenagers and our 4 year old’s first time on skis. The location of L’Orlaya suits us perfectly, so close to the ski bus and a short walk into the village with great amenities. Coming away from the pistes and looking forward to relaxing in your hot tub in these tranquil surrounds with amazing views of the mountains was always a great way to end the day. We found absolutely everything we needed in the apartment and more, so thank you very much and we look forward to our return visit.
Rupert, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, December 2021
Thank you for a fantastic stay at Chalet L'Orlaya! We had a brilliant week skiing across Samoens and the Grand Massif. We really appreciated all the recommendations for food and drink on the mountain, and also general advice regarding ski hire etc. The chalet itself is gorgeous and has such a lovely, homely feel to it; the hot tub is also a great addition! Thanks again for a great week and we'd definitely recommend to others.
Arjun and friends, No. 1 Chalet L’Orlaya, December 2021.
We have spent a wonderful week at Chalet L’Orlaya and have been blessed with fantastic sunny, dry weather. The chalet is superbly equipped and in a fantastic location with stunning views and an easy walk in to Samoens where there are shops, restaurants, bars and so many activities right on your doorstep. We particularly liked the Wednesday open air market and were able to buy fresh produce, and a visit to the botanical gardens is recommended. We visited Chamonix and went up the Aiguilles du Midi where there are views to Mont Blanc, glaciers, and for miles in all directions. Truly stunning! Samoens itself is interesting to walk around, has a lovely park, lakes, even a golf driving range in the lake itself and walks along the Giffre river in both directions. We intend returning and trying other outdoor activities such as rafting, canyoning, tandem paragliding, cycling (although probably hiring an electric bike for that!). But most of all we have loved hiking in glorious scenery, the autumn colours, friendliness of the people and being able to relax with a drink in the fabulous hot tub after a day exploring. Thank you so much Hayley & Mark for the fantastic facilities, maps, guides, and all the information.
Hammond, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, October 2021
We spent a week in this chalet with 3 couples. Very nice accommodation, comfortable bedrooms (each with en-suite facilities). The hot tub at the end of the day with a view of the mountain is a big highlight. Thank you!
Mauger, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, March 2021
We had a lovely week at this L’Orlaya chalet. The area is quiet and the views fabulous, it was comfortable and clean. Thank you for the fabulous welcome. Thank you for all !
GASCOIN, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2021
How can you not appreciate your Chalet? We had a great week off despite very bad weather (3 days in a row of rain…) Therefore we were able to enjoy the Chalet to rest and experience with delight the hot tub. We usually rent residences all over the world and I can congratulate you on the comfort and cleanliness of your Chalet. We love Samoens, a village we already know, and we will be sure to ask you to come back in the future, we loved your beautiful residence.
Philippe Gueffier, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, January 2021
We had a fantastic time in Samoens. The apartment is beautiful and the hot tub is fab! With the ski being closed we tried dog sledding and fatscoot which were amazing and had some good walks to the waterfalls, the frozen lake and the col de Joux plane...beautiful. We will definitely recommend your apartment to any friends and we may return next year.
Jennifer Nicora, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, December 2020
Fabulous chalet!! Well stocked with everything we needed - Thank You. Definitely recommend Bon Appetit for a cooking free night.
Ward Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, March 2020
Thank you, we had an amazing time - for some of us it was the first time skiing. Amazing place!
Caunter, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, January 2020
We had a fantastic stay at Chalet L'Orlaya. The chalet was wonderful and homely, and had a large selection of kitchen utensils, games, books and DVD's. The information packs were extremely useful and we enjoyed the walks along the river. The town of Samoens is lovely and quaint, all the people were friendly and there was lots to see. We loved the cable car and chair lift up the mountain and enjoyed sitting in the hot tub after a long day!
Golding Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, August 2019
What a fantastic set-up here in Samoens! We've had an absolutely great holiday here this week. We had a brilliant time getting out and about on the running and hiking trails, bikes and even white water kayaks. Relaxing afterwards in the hot tub drinking G'n'T's whilst looking out at the spectacular views was a real highlight. Thank you for allowing us to have such a fantastic holiday!
Jamie, Zoe and Oli, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, August 2019
We've all enjoyed our stay at the chalet, really lovely weather, great walks, paragliding and mountain biking. Lots to do for all ages.
Abbott and Cole Families, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, July 2019
First time in Samoens in Summer (many, many times in Winter). We loved it! Great location. Thank you so much!
Erler Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, June 2019
Had a great weekend - I ran the 54km Samoens Trail Tour - the hot tub was fab for afterwards! Thanks so much!
Coleman Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, June 2019
Lovely holiday with beautiful weather. Great chalet in a fantastic location. So nice to relax in the hot tub after a busy day walking.
Sheil Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, May/June 2019
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Lovely chalet, really well equipped, love the hot tub! Great location!! Ski runs all good, Dahu and Marvel are gems as is the Cascade piste. Thank you!!
Duncan Family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2019
We have had an amazing week staying here. All facilities excellent. The hot tub was an added bonus!! Weather - skiing the best this year. A special family holiday.
Le Masurier, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2019
Our second stay in Chalet L'Orlaya, this time a winter visit. Fantastic skiing and beautiful walks (for those with knee injuries!). We love this area and are looking forward to returning in the Spring.
Parker Family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, January 2019
This is our fourth visit to Samoens. We all love this area for it's beautiful scenery, good walking and a fantastic boulangerie - Tiffanie! The chalet is comfortable and well-equipped and the hot tub is an added bonus.
Parker family and friends, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, August 2018
Lovely apartment in a beautiful area. Enjoyed walking, cycling, rafting and swimming - perfect family holiday for 3 generations.
Waldmeyer Family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, August 2018
We've had an amazing stay at No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya. It's been a fantastic base for a brilliant holiday - the hot tub, the comfort of the place, the BBQ, the patio/view and facilities have all made for a wonderful home away from home. Our highlights have included - rafting on the Giffre, walking up the Gorges de la Diosaz in Servoz, a trip to Chamonix and the breathtaking Aguille de Midi, a day out to Annecy, and a walk up to Le Bout de Monde in the Cirque du Fer a Cheval - simply stunning! Add to that the amazing road cycling (dad conquered the Cod de Joux Plane), the beautiful hiking, the local lakes (and fireworks), tennis, delicious food, friendly people, and great weather, and it's hard to think how to top this holiday! Thank you to the Joel family and KPS [the property managers] - we wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Lockeretz family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, July/August 2018
The combination of staying in this wonderful chalet, with Samoens on the doorstep has been an absolute joy! The standard of the accommodation with the the stunning views, the delight of the hot tub and the advantage of the corner plot with space and the field for the children to play in meant that time at 'base camp' was fantastically relaxed and easy. Samoens has been an amazing discovery for us with every summer activity we could possibly wish to do, all within 5 minute cycle of the chalet. Beautiful town centre, fantastic places to eat and drink and warm and friendly locals. We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you for letting us share your delightful chalet and stunning Samoens with you! We'll be back!
Mountain Family, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, July 2018
It is wonderfully located with amazing views and everything you need for a wonderful stay. It is a great base to have a cycling holiday with both flat and hilly rides but with many alternatives for non-cyclists. We will recommend to all our friends and will hopefully be back. Thank you to the Joel family for allowing us to use your home from home and a special thank you to KPS for the excellent service.
The Curries, No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, July 2018
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Chalet L'Orlaya, we have had a brilliant time in Samoens. We couldn't have asked for better weather and have used the hot tub every day. Our highlights were walking and seeing the waterfalls at Sixt Fer a Cheval and also renting E-Bikes and taking a trip to Morillon 1100 where we have some ski memories. We will definitly be back!
Ayre and Garwood families, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, July 2018
As the first summer visitors to No. 1 Chalet L'Orlaya we have had the most amazing few days. The chalet was home from home, every little detail has obviously had much thought put into it. Thank you so much for sharing your home with. After fantastic walking/weather, the hot tub was the perfect way to end the day. We braved the white water rafting with 'Ecolorado' and would definitely recommend it; fantastic fun, great guide, a real must do. Thank you so much, we can't wait to return!
Parker Family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, May 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chalet L'Orlaya, Samoens. Very convenient for both town & ski bus although we did walk to the ski lift station, which was very easy to do. A new and well equipped apartment, particularly enjoyed the hot tub after a hard days skiing!
Zielinski family, Chalet L'Orlaya, March 2018
It is an amazing house. We wish we could stay here again! The hot tub was great fun. The snow was brilliant for learning and is perfect for a 6&7 year old! Many thanks for letting us stay in your new chalet. A treat for all!
McGrail family, No.1 Chalet L'Orlaya, March 2018
What a great chalet and superb house for our family skiing holiday. This was our first visit to Samoens and certainly won't be our last! We loved the traditional feel of the village, in particular, our visit to the Creperie La Fandioleuse which opened in 1976 where you enjoy you meal in a cosy 'front room'! On the mountain, our favourite haunt was Chalet d'Clair with a roaring log fire upstairs and by missing peak hour, we always managed to get a table. Graham and the Kukipegs team were very welcoming and helpful. Thanks for a great holiday!
Frall family, No 1 Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2018
What scenery! So beautiful! Breathtaking! The chalet was well equipped, comfortable and convenient for shops, cafes etc. A great stay. Thank you.
Pethick party, No1. Chalet L'Orlaya, February 2018.