In our busy modern-day lives, there are few opportunities to be at one with nature in a genuinely wild space. To practise, learn and relax in such a place is a dream come true.
Located at 1000m altitude, the chalet sits peacefully above the traditional French farming village. The building dates from about 1900 and was restored in 2010.
A beautifully renovated old school, the architecture incorporates new wooden beams with the ancient stonework of the building.
The garden hosts a secret custom made wooden Jacuzzi where the guests can relax after a long day in the mountains.
The interior of the chalet is designed for relaxation. Six and a half spacious bedrooms are all ensuite with newly fitted bathrooms; a unique dining hall with a wooden knights table is perfect for sociable mealtimes; comfy indoor and outdoor seating areas provide hidden areas to relax;
Balconies present stunning mountain views; a large terrace and garden offer a wood fired hot-tub; and the ground floor hosts a secret spacious studio away from the main areas of the chalet.
Step out the front door and within a few metres you can be on a forest trail hiking to one of the impressive viewpoints of the area, such as La Tête d’Eléphant (a rock which due to its shape is named the Elephant’s head) for views of St Jean d’Aulps, the Roc d’Enfer and Mont Blanc.
In winter the area is a skiing destination, whilst in summer it slows to a more relaxed pace, attracting
visitors for a plethora of activities, such as hiking, biking, lake sports, paragliding and rock climbing.
There is plenty of space for everyone, and the clear blue skies and temperate climate is perfect for
Chalet Walkthrough & Meet the Owner
Chalet L’Ecuela is just a 75-minute drive from the city of Geneva.
L’Ecuela, 1845 Rte de la Villaz, 74430 Saint-Jean-d’Aulps
Option 1: Arrive at Thonon Les Bains train station, take the Y91 bus to Morzine
Option 2: Arrive at Cluses train station, take the Y92 bus to Morzine
Pick up available from Saint Jean d’Aulps bus stop (5 minute drive)
Estelle comes from a French family of foodies; her great grandmother, grandmother and mother were all very keen cooks. Estelle followed their footsteps into the kitchen and emerged with a love and passion for healthy cooking. She also took her passion to the classroom to gain a degree in nutrition.
Estelle lives just next door with her family and loves hosting retreats and company getaways in her unique mountain chalet.
Get in touch with the owners directly for more information: