Anchor: overview

Chalet Aralia

Situated in VIllarabout just above the main village of St Martin, the spacious five bedroom chalet is classic yet contemporary. With a hot tub, sauna, sun terrace and private chef, switch off and enjoy uninterrupted views across the valley.

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Anchor: lowdown

The lowdown

Chalet Aralia is a traditional stone and wood-clad chalet sleeping eight, with an extra bunk room accommodating two more. Very similar to Chalet Aphylla in style, the soft colours and contemporary decor feels almost like a spa – a mountain retreat full of space and tranquillity. With a hot tub, sauna, luxurious toiletries and soft Egyptian cotton, the four bedroom chalet is a space to unwind and relax. This classic design blends the traditional with contemporary, offering fantastic en-suite bedrooms, an open-plan living area, sauna, outdoor hot tub and sun terrace.

  • Breakfast and afternoon tea every day, and a luxurious 5-course dinner on five nights, with a help-yourself Savoyard supper on the sixth.
  • Champagne welcome on your first night, and carefully selected wine pairings with dinner.
  • Enjoy having your own private chauffeur to whisk you back and forth in the comfort of a luxury 4×4 minibus, just a two minute drive into the main village of St Martin.
  • Housekeeping each day of the week, and an evening turndown service.
  • Rooftop sun terrace with hot tub and stunning views over the valley.

Anchor: decor


The decor is ‘contemporary Alpine’, with warm muted tones and plenty of natural light flooding through the huge windows. In the main living room, cowhide, soft furs and a stunning antler light offset more contemporary design features, with a glass-fronted fireplace and huge sofas to relax in.

Anchor: rooms and suites

Rooms and suites

Chalet Aralia has four en-suite bedrooms and a fifth bunk room, sleeping ten in total. All are furnished in a modern Alpine style, with crisp white linen and thick duvets. The master room has a super-king double bed or two twin beds, with a neutral palette of taupes and browns complimented with local woods. Three others all have large double beds, built-in wardrobes and spacious walk-in showers. Situated on the second floor, bedroom five is a bunk room with bunk beds, a cupboard and room for a cot – this room can create a family suite with bedroom four, and share its en-suite bathroom.

Anchor: location


The chalet is located in the quiet village of Villarabout, just above St Martin de Belleville, and is only a two minute chauffeur driven journey from the centre of St Martin and the slopes.

Anchor: apres ski and dining

Après ski and dining

Guests will enjoy freshly prepared breakfast every day before hitting the slopes, as well as afternoon tea and cakes to come back to. A private chef will prepare a stunning five course dinner for all guests on five of the seven evenings, with matching wines and a variety of local and international flavours to suit all palates. One night, guests will be treated to a classic Savoyard buffet-style feast, a more laid-back affair where you can help yourselves to local delicacies, and on the chef’s day off the village has an array of restaurants and bars to visit.

Anchor: children


The bunk room has space for an extra cot, and can be combined with one of the double bedrooms to make a family room for those with young children. All chalets have cots, sterilizing kits for bottles, highchairs and push chairs, provided free of charge to guests.

Anchor: wellness and relaxation

Wellness and relaxation

The dining area flows through from the living space towards the elegant but informal kitchen, well-equipped with Villeroy & Boch crockery and crystal glassware. In the living room, you’ll find a 55-inch smart TV, games console, Sonos music system and plenty of board games for evening entertainment. On the ground floor is a ski room with heated boot warmers and ski racks, and a beautiful wood sauna with shower. Upstairs, the terrace has a large hot tub and deckchairs to kick back and relax into.

Anchor: little extras

Little extras

  • In-resort chauffeur service from 8am – 11pm. Only a 2 minute drive to the slopes
  • Complimentary bar of wine, sparkling wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Luxury dressing gowns, slippers and Egyptian cotton towels
  • State of the art TV and sound system, with British Satellite TV, a games console and an extensive DVD library
  • Off-street parking

Anchor: getting there

Getting there

Chambery (CMF): 1h 45m / 110km
Grenoble (GNB): 1h 50m / 130km

Geneva (GVA): 2h 30m / 190km
Lyon (LYS): 2h 30m / 190km

Anchor: prices


Low season price from: £6,800
High season price from: £18,400