Relax in your jacuzzi, watch the action on the pistes or wander into the village for a meal!
Why book through Les Congères?
Best price guarantee
Instant, real time booking
Secure online payment
24 hour hold
No booking fees
Honest property review
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,890 to €7,990 per week
- Location: Chinaillon - Le Grand Bornand
- Type: Semi-detached chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1300 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 16
- Official classification: 5
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 8
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 5 (5 of the doubles can be 10 singles)
- Number of bunk beds: 2
- Sofa beds (double): 2
- Bath/shower rooms: 5
- Bath(s): 2
- Shower(s): 6
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 2
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 220 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 16
- Parking spaces available: 3
- Distance to the town centre: 300 m
- Distance to the ski slopes: 700 m
- Distance to the bus stop: 100 m
- Hot tub
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Oven: Fan-assisted
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 16
- Place settings for: 16
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee machine: Filter, Espresso Machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Enclosed children's play area
- Children's garden toys
- Outdoor dining table for: 16
- BBQ: Electric
- Outdoor dining seating for: 16
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 8
- Garden surface area: 250 m2
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 6
- Temperature: 38 ºC
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Wii console
- Total TV screens: 1
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player
- Sound system
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 35 km
- Supermarket: 10 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Cheques vacances accepted
- Non-smoking rental
Other Les Congères properties you might like...
About Chalet Meringue ...
The fabulous Chalet Meringue ticks all the boxes for large groups - families, friends or corporate trips. It sleeps 16, and can be booked with Chalet Macaron next door to accommodate a group of up to 26 comfortably.
We've worked with the owners on their other properties and know this one will be just as successful. With amazing views over the pistes at Chinaillon, it has been designed to be the perfect base for an Alpine holiday, whatever the season.
It's just a short walk from the village, where you can pick up fresh croissants for breakfast or enjoy a delicious Savoyarde meal in the evening. The pistes are just 800m away (the ski bus stops at the end of the drive) so you won't need to get the car out once you're here.
Our partner shop Rêves d'Hiver can deliver your skis to the chalet, come to the property to help you choose your equipment or even pick you up and drive you to their shop to benefit from their professional advice. Discounts and free ski store available.
This very special property is sure to be in big demand, so if you're interested, book now. You can't afford to hang around!
The property ...
Built over three floors, this chalet is linked by the entrance hall only to Chalet Macaron, meaning both properties retain their privacy.
The front door leads to a large hall, with a drying room for your wet gear and a boot warmer. Also on this floor is a large bedroom with two single beds and a set of bunk beds, a large bathroom with two showers, an en suite master bedroom and a games room with a Wii U games console and two single beds. The bunk room and the games room both have access to a large sunny balcony with views across the pistes.
Downstairs, you'll find the spacious open plan living area. With large groups in mind, the kitchen is superbly equipped with a large oven and a range-style hob, and there's a utility room with a washing machine and drier.
In the living area, the fireplace has glass sides, so everyone can enjoy the warmth, and there are doors out on to the sunny balcony, where there is furniture for 14 people to eat under the stars. If you'd rather stay indoors, the large dining table can be extended with a side table to seat up to 26 - great for a large group renting both Meringue and Macaron.
Down another floor, you'll find a family bedroom with a double bed and a set of bunks, a large family bathroom and another double bedroom with en suite shower room.
But perhaps the star feature of this chalet is the living room on this floor, which is a great place to relax during the day or party by night! Complete with a superb wide screen TV, sound system, steam room and a bar, it also has a huge picture window which opens on to the terrace, the enclosed garden and the jacuzzi.
We think the owners have thought of everything in Chalet Meringue - how could you fail to have a great holiday?
About the area ...
It's just a 800m walk from Chalet Meringue to the ski lift, but if you'd rather save your energy for the slopes, the ski bus stops at the end of the drive every 15 minutes.
With your Aravis ski pass, you've got all the Lake Annecy ski resorts at your disposal - more than 200km of perfect pistes. Even closer is a great sledge run and the start of the cross-country ski piste. Beginners in this sport will love the nearby Evo Nordic Park, which has a circuit featuring a variety of terrains, while boarders will appreciate the Snowpark.
Non-skiers can go ice-skating in Le Grand Bornand or swimming in La Clusaz, where the heated indoor and outdoor pools are open all year round, or try snowshoeing, sledging, dog-sledding and sleigh rides.
At the end of a busy day, head back to the chalet, hang up your wet clothes in the drying room ready for another day, and relax in the jacuzzi.
In the summer, a network of walking and biking trails cover the mountains around Chalet Meringue - you'll find a map in the chalet, as well as a secure bike store available to guests.
There's a fantastic swimming pool complex in Le Grand Bornand, with a restaurant and grassy areas for picnics. If you're looking for something a little more challenging, there's a climbing school, via ferrata routes, a tree-top adventure park, canyoning, white-water rafting and paragliding all nearby.
August sees the International Children's Festival in Le Grand Bornand - a week of puppet shows, circus acts and workshops, with a grand firework finale. You're in the heart of Reblochon country, so on your travels don't forget to pick up some of this delicious cheese from a local farm or market!
There are larger supermarkets in Thônes, just 20 minutes drive away, and the medieval town of Annecy, a little further on, is a must for a day out, whatever the season. It offers a unique mix of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums, and Lake Annecy, said to be the cleanest lake in Europe, is a great place for water sports, swimming, cycling or just relaxing on the beach.
If you have read this far you are probably already imagining the fantastic holiday you could have at Chalet Meringue with your friends and family, so why not check our calendar to see when you could book? If you need a little extra time, we can hold your dates for 24 hours, but don't leave it any longer - we'd hate you to miss out on your dream mountain holiday!
Chinaillon - Le Grand Bornand
Click map for full-screen interactive version
The OVO Network Review
“With superb views of the pistes, a jacuzzi terrace, gorgeous bedrooms, a cosy fireplace, a kit room, a games room, a sauna and, erm … a disco glitter ball and dance floor?”
The OVO Network and Patrice and Muriel, the owner/managers of Chalet Joubarbe and Chalet Sicoria have been working together since 2011.
Having grown up in Chinaillon Patrice and Muriel have extensive local knowledge and contacts which they are happy to share to help bring their guests a truly exceptional holiday experience. They are determined that all of their guests enjoy their holidays in their home town to the maximum. The location of their first two properties in Chinaillon, Chalet Joubarbe and Chalet Sicoria are great, views from both are very different but equally stunning: wall to wall mountains and pistes! OVO Network have always received very positive feedback from their previous guests.
So when Patrice and Muriel came to us clutching architects plans in 2013 and announced they proposed to build two more properties next door to Chalet Joubarbe we were intrigued. We knew that they are capable of delivering projects on time having observed them renovate Joubarbe and Sicoria. The plans for the new project, Chalet Meringue and Chalet Macaron also featured their characteristic attention to detail, unusual design features and spaces, great facilities, and high end finishes, furniture and equipment. The properties share an entrance lobby, but no other interior walls. They can be rented together by larger groups of up to 26, who can all be seated around one dining table in Meringue, the larger of the two apartments, or separately, without fear of one group spoiling the other's enjoyment or space.
Since Chalet Macaron and Chalet Meringue became guest-ready for Christmas 2014 we have received nothing but positive feedback about these two properties and of course Muriel and Patrice's amazing customer service. Don't just take our word for it, look on the Chalet Meringue website to see for yourselves! With superb views of the pistes, a jacuzzi terrace, gorgeous bedrooms, a cosy fireplace, a kit room, a games room, a sauna and, erm … a disco glitter ball and dance floor? Come and join in the fun!
The OVO Network Team
Update: Winter 2016 Muriel Patrice and Antony have now added two more properties to their portfolio - this time with a shared indoor pool, in the beautiful village of Manigod. For more information please see the websites for Chalet Nougat and Chalet Caramel on the OVO Network website.
Every Les Congères stay includes
Local tips & concierge
Linen & towels
We are an OVO Network verified property, ensuring your booking and your money are safe. All Les Congères properties meet stringent entry requirements before membership, meaning you can book in confidence. OVO Verified means -
You can be 100% certain that your property is genuine and waiting for you.
A member of the OVO team has visited and checked this property.
OVO guarantee that your money & your holiday are 100% safe
From the Owner
We are proud to share our love of the mountains and our local knowledge with all our guests.
Our parents first welcomed guests to Chinaillon to Les Congères, a chalet that our father built himself in 1965. The chalet was named after the snowdrifts which used to cut off the farms in the winter. We are a brother and sister team, following in our parents' footsteps, constantly developing and improving the family business, and now we offer various rental properties around Les Congeres. All these properties have been built or extensively renovated over the last two years, and the response and feedback to the renovations from our guests, many of whom have been staying in our properties for many years, has been incredibly positive and much appreciated.
We thoroughly enjoy being in the holiday rental business and are always happy to share our love of the mountains and our local knowledge with all our guests. We are therefore proud to unveil our latest properties, Chalet Meringue and Chalet Macaron. These spacious high-quality properties will offer you the chance to spend time with family and friends in an idyllic location, whatever the time of year.
Once you are here you can park your car and forget about it ! The shops, slopes and hiking trails are all right on your doorstep.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, for more information or to book, we will be delighted to welcome you to Chalets Meringue and Macaron.
Patrice and Muriel
“One of the best chalets we have ever rented”
We loved it - the view, the en suite bathrooms, the huge dining table, the hot tub, the hammam, the little living room with lights and music ... and the lovely warm welcome.
Sandrine F. - 14/07/2018
“An idyllic week”
We had a really lovely week in Chinaillon. Despite it being the end of the season, there was still plenty of snow - the lifts were not working but we enjoyed snowshoe walks in wonderful sunshine. Chalet Meringue was very comfortable - there was everything we needed for an idyllic week. Everything was perfect. And we loved the countryside and the mountains. The owners are really lovely and always there to help.
Marie B. - 21/04/2018
“We had a great stay !”
We had a super week in Le Grand Bornand, a family ski station which perfectly suited out group. There were 26 of us, so we stayed in the adjoining chalets Meringue and Macaron, which meant we could get together when we wanted to and find our own space when we needed it. They are very beautiful chalets with all the facilities you could need, particularly the great hot tub and steam room! The location is great, with a magnificent view of the pistes - we had a lovely holiday. Thanks to Patrice and Muriel for their help and their welcome.
Cathy G. - 17/02/2018
“Great chalet, fantastic holiday”
Again for the second time it was fantastic to stay at Chalet Meringue ! A nice Chalet at fine location; nearby the village and the skibus. We loved it !
We really liked the location and the size of the house.
The pistes of Le Grand Bornand were great!
Mariëtte S. - 27/01/2018
“Some really lovely moments”
We loved the huge living area and the comfort of this chalet. The surrounding countryside, the lovey people, the snow ... we really loved it all.
Jacqueline N. - 13/01/2018
“My guests were amazed !”
Superb chalet in a magnificent location, completely similar to the website's photos. My guests were amazed! The owners are adorable and very helpful. I hope to come back soon.
Nadine C. - 25/11/2017
“Great birthday week-end”
Very functional chalet, comfy beds, very well equipped kitchen, everything's great ! And a big thanks to Sandra for her service!
Martine M. - 06/10/2017
“A wonderful family holiday - everything was perfect”
The chalet is magnificent and very well thought-out, there was nothing we lacked! All the ingredients were there for a dream holiday. The area is splendid and there are lots of activities to try (skiing of course, walking, karting, Segway ...). We loved the outdoor hot tub with a view of the slopes - sensational at night! A big thank you to Muriel and Patrice for their warm welcome, their availability and their goodwill. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chalet Meringue and we'll be back like a shot next year!
Laurence L. - 08/04/2017
“An excellent holiday in Chalets Meringue and Macaron”
The chalets are so spacious that everyone can find their own place, whatever their age. We really loved the hot tubs as well as the warm welcome from Muriel and Patrice. There is every comfort you need and more. During the week, despite the spring snow, we were able to ski every day as well as enjoying lovely hikes in and around the village. The sun shone and the holidays were wonderful ...
Vinciane D. - 01/04/2017
“Thanks for a magical week!”
We rented Chalets Macaron and Meringue for our wedding week. Apart from the fact that the chalets were exceptional, we would like to thank the owners for their attentiveness, their kindness, and their availability on our arrival as well as the Reblochons as we left.
Romain O. - 04/03/2017
“The best we have ever stayed at!”
The chalet was absolutely fantastic, the best we have ever stayed at. The hot tub and the fantastic views, the space and the high specification of the bathrooms and kitchen... everything was perfect and of very high quality and the location was wonderful. Your service was very efficient and helpful. The skiing domain is great for a mixed party with some beginners, with very friendly, lovely local restaurants and really good ski instructors. We would definitely stay here again if we come back to Le Grand Bornand. Thank you for everything.
Pearl W. - 21/01/2017
“We might come back !!!”
Thanks Patrice and Muriel for a great stay in Chalet Meringue. The chalet is very worthy of its name: a great experience, as good as the patisserie version of the meringue! The house met the already high expectations as raised by the website. Location, views, hammam, jacuzzi, log fire, etc.: it all made up for a great ski trip for our family of 16 (8 adults, 8 kids). It's very spacious, well kept, great logfire which together with hammam and jacuzzi provided excellent apres-ski. The house is well equipped, and very close to ski lifts. Although we expected to find no snow on the slopes, the Grand Bornand area managed to keep some lifts open. The skiing was very acceptable although very little snow in the area (and in the French Alps, for that matter). Quite clear that everyone worked hard to keep things running. Pleasant shops & bars, pleasant personnel everywhere, no crowd... We might come back for more !
Ewout M. - 31/12/2016
“This chalet is quite simply fabulous”
This property really deserves its five stars, with such kindness and the best welcome from Patrice and Muriel. The comfort, the jacuzzi, the hammam, the location in the village ... we loved everything. We also loved the walks in the area, as we didn't have any snow ...
Christine J. - 17/12/2016
“Everything was perfect. ”
The chalet reservation was very quick and the owners were always available to answer any question we had. The chalet has all the services that we could hope for: the board games, the raclette ovens, the jacuzzi, the sound system!
Philippe C. - 25/11/2016
“Our stay in Chalet Meringue was extremely pleasant.”
The house has all the comfort one can wish for. Everything was clean and comfortable. The house was very well equipped, especially the kitchen. All the televisions, the jacuzzi, hamman, Wifi, washing machines etc. worked very well. The view was perfect, the walking distance to the village was good. We loved the house and we had a perfect week.
Roos G. - 13/08/2016
“Gorgeous chalet, great service, beautiful week”
Great equipment, pure comfort, quiet location... we loved it.
Valérie P. - 06/08/2016
“Thank you for a great time.”
A wonderful chalet with every comfort and more! We spent a marvellous week's holiday which was both active and relaxing, and the weather was great.
Martine D. - 02/07/2016
“We shed a tear when we left !”
We had such a nice stay for my birthday. The chalet is beautiful, weather was great, everyone was delighted. Beautiful view, great comfort. Thanks again for welcoming us.
Laurence G. - 05/05/2016
“Great chalet !”
Our guests who came to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday loved this comfortable chalet. It's comfortable, with quality equipment. We spend good times in the jacuzzi overlooking the superb pistes. I recommend this spacious chalet and think I will be back. The chalet owners are really kind. The bedrooms are sublime and everything was very clean. Thank you.
Yoann P. - 29/04/2016
“A lovely place to stay. ”
A charming welcome from Muriel and Patrice. The services and furnishings are good quality, and we loved the sound insulation. The Grand Bornand area is lovely with its pistes and chalets.
Bernard S. - 19/03/2016
“Excellent moments to remember”
Our two families really loved this week in the Chalet. From now on the word Meringue will make us think not just of patisserie but also of great weeks with the family in Le Grand Bornand. Apart from the design, the comfort and the luxurious layout, the amount of space was really great. The living rooms and the bedrooms are all full of light.
Serge C. - 06/02/2016
“What a fabulous week we had at Chalet Meringue!”
The chalet itself was wonderful, but the location was superb, what a gorgeous place to wake up every morning. Thank You Patrice and Muriel.
Matt W. - 26/12/2015
“A dream come true”
We had an unforgettable stay at Chalet Meringue: a fantastic view of the snowy pistes, a high level of comfort, tasteful decor, first-class facilities such as the hammam, the tropical shower, a spacious jacuzzi which was always ready not to mention the well-equipped kitchen with great appliances - everything we needed. Since we got home we have often spoken of our holiday and the efficiency of your management team. We've passed on your details because we think it's an unmissable place to stay with family and friends. Thanks to Patrice for his welcome, his availability and his attention. All 11 of us were delighted with our holiday and we will be sure to come back and see you. Who knows, next time we might book one of your top of the range chalets, Nougat or Caramel ... They are very well-named ... it's a delicious place to stay and feel good! Thank you again and well done to Muriel and Patrice, who knew how to make our dreams come true.
Patricia M. - 05/12/2015
“A really exceptional property! ”
A contemporary designer chalet with a luxurious level of comfort (high-tech equipment throughout, bedding suited to a five-star hotel, jacuzzi, hammam). The view is exceptional and the outside terrace is really lovely. The living room and dining area are very spacious and homely, with an open fire. Thank you to the owners for their warm welcome and well done!
Adam G. - 25/09/2015
“Wonderful memories of our wedding day”
We are pleased to include you among the people who contributed to our happiness! We and all our family members have marvellous memories. Superb - the word is not enough to express our experience during our stay in this marvellous chalet. Thank you again for your welcome and your kindness. Thanks also to Sandra for the delicious wedding meal - don't change a thing!
Isabelle C. - 04/09/2015
An unforgettable week in a really lovely chalet. The welcome was really warm. It was such a joy to stay in this area. We'll definitely be back.
Huguette A. - 22/08/2015
“See you next year!”
We spent 3 fantastic sunny weeks in this great chalet. Everyone in the group loved it.
Divonne-les-Bains T. - 27/06/2015
“Everything was just perfect!”
This amazing chalet has made my birthday celebrations an unforgettable event: its interior design, modern sound system, party area, jacuzzi, plus the nice village, nice walks, and nice views!
Brigitte D. - 19/06/2015
“All good things come to an end...”
What a shame we couldn't stay a few more days, there was so much to love about your chalet. We won't forget it and hope to come back soon.
Philippe A. - 16/06/2015
“A top holiday”
We came to celebrate my 40th birthday with friends and family. Chalets Macaron and Meringue are exceptional: superb bedrooms and bathrooms and the hammam and Jacuzzi were a real bonus. The view of the mountains is superb - in short, a top holiday. Thank you again for the welcome and the owners' helpfulness. We will certainly be back!
Olivier G. - 22/05/2015
“An unforgettable family holiday in this superb chalet!”
The perfect place for a dream holiday. The chalet is very well situated in the resort of Chinaillon (close to shops and restaurants, ski slopes and other activities and with a ski bus stop nearby). It's peaceful, not overlooked and has a breathtaking view of the mountains. Spacious and with a good level of facilities, the chalet is really comfortable, and the jacuzzi on the terrace with a view of the mountains is a real luxury! The welcome was very thorough (down to the surprise on the table) and the owners were always available. A highly recommended place in the beautiful Aravis valley - we will always have fond memories.
Valérie C. - 11/04/2015
“A fabulous week”
This was our first ski holiday in Le Grand Bornand ski area and we were a mixed party of adults and children both skiers and non skiers. We all had a fabulous week staying at Chalet Meringue, making full use of all the amazing facilities this chalet has to offer especially the hot tub and steam room. The accommodation layout worked really well and is very versatile with plenty of space. We would definitely like to return next year. Thank you for making our holiday amazing.
Elisabeth S. - 28/03/2015
“The warmest of welcomes. ”
A magnificent chalet where you can't fail to feel good. Everything was top quality. There's nothing to say apart from it's perfect!
Sonia M. - 14/03/2015
“We had a great holiday in a magnificent chalet! ”
A very warm welcome and the facilities were excellent. We'll be back.
Aurélie M. - 07/03/2015
“Everything was faultless! ”
We have just spent a week with you and the facilities and the quality of the equipment was the best. Congratulations on a fabulous project. The comfort was a real plus for our holiday. I was worried about organising our group on the ski bus but it really wasn't a problem. Well done and thank you!
Valérie D. - 14/02/2015
“Everything that we needed for a weeks holiday was provided.”
And Grand Bornand is a great family resort.
Irène T. - 31/01/2015
“Superb chalet, excellent snow, facilities and value for money. ”
Our group is often returning to Europe for skiing, and in all these years this place has been the best so far! We will certainly recommend it to all our friends and family. We are looking for our next ski/summer trip to France! Many thanks for an excellent week.
Irène T. - 31/01/2015
Why Le Grand Bornand?
Le Grand Bornand is an idyllic Alpine village which happens to be surrounded by some great skiing and in summer, a superb mountain playground. There are none of the huge hotel complexes you'll find in other ski resorts – just a friendly welcome all year round. Families are particularly welcome, with a great programme of activities to keep kids of all ages busy and happy.