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Based on 68 reviews
We visited Martha’s chalet in October, which was a wonderful time to visit. The property and chalet are amazing, with breathtaking views of the Alps and a short drive or walk into Chamonix, and very short walk to Les Praz. Martha was an excellent host, with two full printouts of recommendations for local restaurants and activities, which helped us make the most of our four day visit. The chalet was private and very clean, looking exactly like the photos. Really the perfect place to stay. Close enough to town but far enough for some peace and quiet.
This was probably the best Airbnb I’ve stayed at. Martha’s place is absolutely beautiful, super clean and has amazing amenities. She was super helpful providing recommendations and being available for any questions. Do yourself a favor and book a stay!!
We enjoyed our stay and found Martha to be an exceptionally helpful host with many detailed local suggestions and advice. Her advice about local walking trails was better than available on the internet. She also went out of her way to let us know when we had planned to come was not an ideal time and allowed us to rebook later.
I’ve been on Airbnb for well over a decade now, as both a guest and host. Fairly easy to say that the experience with Martha ranks as one of the best. Her recommendations in all categories (itinerary suggestions, food, sightseeing, etc) helped inform our trip in a major way. The property itself is stunning - we took full advantage of hot tub, sauna, and the trails just outside the cabin. Major thanks to Martha and Nick!
We had a wonderful stay here. Martha and Nick are great, very friendly hosts, and Martha was always very responsive and provided extensive local recommendations. The chalet itself is beautifully appointed, and the grounds are amazing. The location is excellent too, some lovely local options in Les Praz but close enough to Chamanix for easy access.
We couldn’t have had a more perfect stay at La Petite Foret! The chalet is beautiful and the setting even more so with an incredible view of Mont Blanc. Martha and Nick are great hosts and provided us with the perfect suggestions for walks and biking routes whilst we were there. We will definitely be back!!
Martha was one of the most gracious and helpful hosts we’ve ever had! The space is beautiful, well appointed with amazing views and bonus outdoor options like the sauna and hot tub. Our trip wouldn’t have been the same without Martha’s recommendations.
We loved our stay at Martha's chalet! Perfect location for great hikes and easy to get to restaurants and into the centre of Chamonix. Our dog also loved it :) Martha is a perfect host - great communication and very helpful!! Would definitely return!
What a perfect place to stay in Chamonix! I can't express how wonderful our entire experience was. Martha's place is in a fabulous location if you want to be in the outdoors, with close access to trails, but still be relatively close to Chamonix (30 minute walk or 7 minute bus ride). The place is also close to a train stop for the whole valley. The attention to detail she and her partner put into the place is incredible. For us, the highlight was the yard and hot tub, with incredible views of the mountains and forest. The huge yard was a perfect spot for our 1-year-old to test out his new walking skills. Beyond the place, the hosts were fantastic, from proactive and early communication, to providing advice for what to do nearby. The house is located next to their house, with shared yard, but they clearly make a concerted effort to ensure guests feel a sense of privacy. They are also available to chat anytime, and we really enjoyed getting to know them. Can't wait to return!
Our stay at La Petite Forêt was excellent. The more we got to know Chamonix, the more we realized how perfect the location was. We enjoyed the quiet setting slightly away from Chamonix town center, but also so convenient for walking to the quaint Les Praz area and the charming store and bakery there if we needed any last minute items.The views of Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, Aiguille Verte and Grad Du from the hot tub and yard are stunning.Martha was an excellent host, filled with a knowledge and passion for the area. She had excellent recommendations for food and activities. She was responsive but also allotted the perfect amount of privacy. We would definitely love to return again!

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A fabulous, lovely and cosy chalet !!!

THANK you very much for letting us using your chalet! We all enjoyed it VERY VERY much!!! A fabulous, lovely and cosy chalet!!!

Our kids were very unhappy to leave your chalet and our younger one asked to be left behind. He liked it so much he could have moved there :-)))

Also all us adults loved the hot tub and the sauna was great (as we are from Finland we especially liked it of course)
We will warmly recommend your chalet and hopefully one day we can return to it! Not to mention the excellent skiing we had as well!! Lovely and quite quiet in the slopes this time of the year as well!! We were sooo lucky and could ski every day!!
C.H., Finland

“Extremely comfortable, spacious, homely and brilliantly appointed”

Your chalet is a total winner – we all loved it!
It’s extremely comfortable, spacious, homely and brilliantly appointed. We all agreed it was a sure thing for next time!
I don’t really have any negative feedback at all and found your communication and entire process slick and honest.
My sister and brother-in law are hoping to book the chalet at the end of the year – so look out for the inquiry. Thanks!

O.P., Capetown


We are back from our wonderful 2 weeks spent in Chamonix. Thank you for letting us stay in your chalet. The territory near chalet and the location are fantastic which helped a lot in organizing kids activities daily. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your team.

I.P., Moscow

“We had a fabulous time”

We had a fabulous time in the chalet, it was ideal for us – thank you!
To be honest I can’t really fault anything, it was immaculately clean and tidy, very well appointed, comfortable beds (we were in the mazot, luckily we are both quite small!) and so easy to get everywhere. Your website is excellent, it has everything you could possibly ever need to know about, and booking was very straightforward. The hot tub was great for sore muscles after a day in the mountains, it was gorgeous sitting in it late at night and looking at the stars. The kitchen was great, we did struggle a little with fridge space but that is only because of all the beer and wine and we did have an overflow one in the mazot! (We have since replaced the fridge, M.T.) We made full use of the new outdoor table, it was brilliant, and the umbrella was great too and offered some much needed shade.

All in all a great holiday, I’m sure we will be back one day soon, I’d love to see the chalet in the snow!

A.L., London 

“We loved the ambience of the chalet”

I think what stood out for us was that almost everything was so well thought-out and so well prepared, to the point where one night we couldn’t find the fuel for the fondue and I just kept insisting “I’m sure it’s somewhere, everything must be somewhere, I just can’t imagine Martha hadn’t prepared it.”

Of course we loved the hot-tub, but I imagine you hear that a lot. It was definitely far beyond what we could have expected. We loved the ambience of the chalet, the setup and the decoration and the facilities you’ve put in place. The ski shed key locker and boots-vent, the mazot, the sauna were all so cleverly done. We also really appreciated the fully equipped kitchen – for us cooking and enjoying a wholesome dinner was an essential part of the chalet experience and having such a well-prepped kitchen made a big difference.

We were also hugely impressed with your info preparations – the booklets and info pages, they were so well done! I’m in marketing myself, and I just kept thinking, I wish all the marketing people in my company would be so customer-dedicated. Everything felt like it was done to make our stay more convenient and enjoyable, it made a big difference.
H.H.H., Paris 

“Everything was great”

“We had a wonderful time at the chalet, everything was great – thank you! The weather was amazing and I even managed to drag my mum up the aiguille du midi – it was stunning as usual. Looking forward to returning to the chalet soon. I’ve got some lovely photos! You’re very lucky to own such a wonderful place – it’s our dream to have a place there one day!

Thanks again and hope to speak to you about re-booking at some point!

S.W., London

“Every house is a book talking about who lived there: this one was plenty of good feelings, good taste and it keeps perfect harmony with its environment. “

First of all thank you for everything. I was first impressed by the web site, then convinced by your emails and now satisfied by Lou’s attendance, the house itself and your hospitality.Booking process was easy, the web site is a hit! The email communication worked perfectly and the friendly management was a key point for us. Location much better than expected, we were glad to be outside the ‘UTMB fever’ for a while and the town is beautiful. Level of comfort is very good, beds are fantastic (which is always hard to find). Facilities were good in general, the few things that did not work 100% are not significant. (we had some problems with our ADSL line at the time – martha). The garden was real amusement park for the girls, the views surpassed expectations and the neighbors were non-existent so we enjoyed total privacy (extra-ball!).

Every house is a book talking about who lived there: this one was plenty of good feelings, good taste and it keeps perfect harmony with its environment. I really appreciate all the small details and the consistent style (materials, colors, textures, and so on) you kept for the inside/outside of the house.It’s great to see you love mountains and the love put in the construction of the house.

To be Improved? Please keep it as it is and let us enjoy it again in the future!

Carlos Ortet, Barcelona

“The chalet…exceeded by far our expectations. “

I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much the family and I all enjoyed our holiday @ Chalet La Foret. Without question, every aspect from the Chalet, Sarah the Chef or Lou and Andy exceeded by far our expectations.

The holiday worked for all of us, even the non-skiers! The fact I can now snowboard is perhaps the most surprising of all!
Without question I’d recommend your Chalet and I hope to be able to arrange our skiing trip next year along the same lines.

M.C., Loughborough

“One of the best holidays I have had”

“Everyone said it was the best week’s skiing they had experienced. We all had a fantastic time – we loved the chalet and Chamonix in general. My feedback is:
website – excellent. Very informative and a key feature in attracting us to the chalet.
Promptness of response – excellent.
Ease of booking – extremely easy.
The chalet itself – everyone loved the chalet and we would stay there again without a second’s thought. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Spacious, comfortable, well presented, well equipped and in a lovely location.
Lou did a great job.
Information provided – excellent.
Location – excellent and extremely picturesque.
Presentation and level of comfort – first rate.
Standard of cleanliness – first rate.
Most memorable aspect of your stay? Impossible to pick one aspect – one of the best holidays I have had.”
J.M., London 

“We really enjoyed our stay!”

“We really enjoyed our stay!
The chalet was wonderful and we used all the extra’s: the fireplace, the sauna and the hot tub.
Location was better than expected, I thought the walk towards la Flegere would be much longer. We were also pleasantly surprised that the bus towards Grands Montets was so close.
We also enjoyed the books, especially the one with fondue recipes:-)”

N.R., Amsterdam

“Once again A BIG THANKYOU we had the best time.”

“Firstly we loved it truly.. it was everything we were hoping for.

Cleanliness was first class…the girls were very thorough.

The presentation of the chalet was very homely, the master bed was really comfortable and all the other guests commented how their beds were great too.
The towels were especially nice as the usual in France are between a tea towel and a flannel!!

I was a bit concerned of the location when I booked the Chalet as we have always stayed in town, however, there was no need as I actually preferred being in Les Praz as the quietness outside the chalet was wonderful. Louise was at hand for any queries that we had, very helpful. Once again A BIG THANKYOU we had the best time.”

B.G., Northampton

“A magical place”

“Our stay at at Chalet la foret was magical. We were greeted by the first fall of the season and made the most of it by having a nightime hot tub, marveling at the pine forest and the silence as the snow fell. The Chalet was comfy and cosi and had everything we needed.

We woke up to sparkling views of snow topped mountains and laden pine trees. The kids had a great time playing in the extensive and enclosed garden. Nightimes were spent eating local food – the raclets were amazing – and reading by the fire. The scenery is breathtaking, loads of activitys for kids, the town is lovely – we especially enjoyed the saturday morning market.

Cant wait to come back !”

V.E., London 


“The second time we have stayed at Chalet la Foret. It has a wonderful homely feel, cozy and warm – whilst spacious, the bedrooms are very comfortable and the kitchen’s superbly equipped. There’s a big bath in the bathroom and a superb wetroom.

Situated in a wooded area of Les Praz village – the view across the garden and over the woods to the mountains is spectacular [especially from the hot tub].

It’s a 5 minute stroll to the Flegere cable car and because Lez Praz is -geographically- halfway between Brevent and Grand Montet, they are a short car or bus ride away… The skiing in Chamonix is truely amazing.

T.M, York 


We had a truly lovely holiday and would like to thank you for a lovely time! The Chalet was absolutely beautiful… the house and its surroundings! The children loved exploring the woods, the treehouse and the hot tub! The lovely country, farmhouse kitchen made at eat at home most evenings… and the great tv and playstation kept them amused in the evening too!

We would you rate your facilities as …

Website- easy to use, full of useful information, and great to show off photos to friends and family!

Promptness of response to your initial inquiry- incredible, phoned directly, booked within an hour!

Ease of booking- great, speedy, lots of useful information to use in Chamonix!

Driving directions- great…

Arrival impressions of the property- beautiful! Just wanted to explore….

Presentation and level of comfort- very good… beds were very comfy and bathrooms were lovely! Only suggestion I would make would be to pre heat the Chalet before guests arrive… we were pretty cold the first evening and it took the men a few hours to work out!

(Many thanks for letting us know, it won’t happen again! M)

Standard of cleanliness- excellent! Met the lady who cleans the Hot tub and her son… she was lovely, and had a long chat with her about her fantastic life in Chamonix! Charlie ran around with our children and played in the glorious garden in the beautiful sunshine!

Value for money- reasonable… although quite pricey, did spend a lot of time there as it was so lovely! Which saved money on restaurants and bars! Similarly priced to other Chalets!

Had a lovely time and will definitely be back… the Chalet and its grounds were stunning! A great holiday- thank-you!”

A.S., London

“Great place to stay in Chamonix”

“This is a fantastic chalet, close to the Flegere lift, so you don’t need to wait for the skibus. The facilities are great, free-wifi, hot-tub, wetroom, and a generous drinks cabinet 😉 The little outside cottage is ideal if you want some privacy, and the garden is huge with a dedicated boot-room with boot dryers. Well recommended if you are looking for a place with a group of friends”

T.S. London 

“A dream place in a dream location”

“We have found our perfect alpine chalet, with all the home comforts and necessities a family could need. Chalet la Foret is both incredibly spacious & yet very cosy. The views from the house & garden, both day & night are without a doubt the most spectacular we’ve seen. We will definitely be returning here with & without the kids again & again!”

N.J., London

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