The 7 Best Airbnbs in Chamonix, the French Alps

From larger spaces to cosy cabins for two, Chamonix has an Airbnb for you
From larger spaces to cosy cabins for two, Chamonix has an Airbnb for you | Courtesy of Giles / Airbnb
Photo of Christine Wilson
11 September 2020

After a tiring day on the slopes, having a cosy space where you can put your aching feet up is key. Lock yourself away in one of these comfy Airbnbs, curated by Culture Trip.

One of the best parts of a mountain holiday is retreating to your accommodation after a day of skiing in the cold or embarking on arduous hikes. While you want to spend your time outside, you also need a place where you can relax and feel at home after a day of outdoor activity. From fairytale cabins to apartments in the town centre, Culture Trip has collected the best Airbnbs in Chamonix that provide a comfortable stay in the heart of nature.

Tiny house with epic mountain range views

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Mazot with incredible mountain views
Courtesy of Giles / Airbnb

A combination of rustic and refined, this tiny house offers a unique stay in Chamonix. Shrouded by trees and, of course, the surreal views of the Mont Blanc massif, being here feels like you’re worlds away (when in reality, the town centre is a short 1km/0.6mi journey). The cabin is ideal for couples looking for an intimate getaway to turn up the romance.

Romantic one-bedroom apartment with Jacuzzi

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Courtesy of Giles / Airbnb

Just 100m (328ft) from the Bossons train station, this unit (named Studio Grace) is a perfect nook for two. From your outdoor Jacuzzi, gaze at the imposing Mont Blanc, Aiguille du Midi and the Bossons Glacier. The minimalist interior leaves everything looking sparkling clean, while wood panels and fluffy fur throws add a warm and inviting quality. The host, his wife and family live in the main chalet mere steps from the apartment, so you can rest assured that you’ll be well taken care of during your visit.

Alpine apartment outside the town centre

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dining and living room chamonix
Courtesy of Jenna and Sam / Airbnb

This stunning apartment has a river passing by and mountain views all around in its quiet location about 2.5km (1.5mi) from the town centre. Much thought and care have gone into the chic decor of blues and greys. Meanwhile, skylights keep the space illuminated with natural light, and exposed wood beams give it an alpine vibe. One of the hosts, Sam, is a trained mountain guide who knows the area and its peaks exceptionally well and is happy to answer your questions or offer his advice.

Centrally located design unit with Mont Blanc views

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Heart of Chamonix Mont-Blanc view
Courtesy of Alexandra / Airbnb

This sleek one-bedroom apartment with a pull-out bed and bunk beds can accommodate up to five guests, making it an excellent choice for a group of friends or small family. All the furnishings and paint are fresh and modern, and the host provides water, juice and coffee. Within walking distance of the Aiguille du Midi, the apartment balcony catches sight of Mont Blanc and the Bossons Glacier. A vacation here is suitable any time of the year.

Bright studio in the town centre

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Studio Le Chaminix
Courtesy of Annabel and Arnaud / Airbnb

The studio known as Le Chaminix will keep you close to the action, as it’s right in the heart of Chamonix. You’ll find bars, restaurants and cafés all within walking distance. Stylish and sparkling clean, Le Chaminix is best suited for couples or solo travellers. Mountain views from the small outdoor balcony as well as right from your bed remind you that while you’re in the town centre, the French Alps are always close by.

Luxury duplex with Mont Blanc views in downtown

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Duplex luxe avec vue Mont-Blanc, centre ville Cham
Courtesy of Cham / Airbnb

This two-bedroom duplex, at the foot of Mont Blanc, mimics the snow-dipped mountains that rise before it, with high, slanted ceilings creating a conical peak, slate-grey stairs and kitchen countertops resembling rock and brilliant white walls forming a wintery backdrop. Wake up to the chime of the bell tower – whose postcard-worthy spire you can catch a glimpse of in the corner of the dining-area window – and flick on the espresso machine for a morning coffee at the breakfast bar. After an active day, kick off your hiking or ski boots (depending on the season), and lounge with a good book on the bedroom’s springy hammock floor.

Spacious chalet with river views

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Chalet with Spectacular Views of Mont Blanc
Courtesy of Karl / Airbnb

With its two bedrooms, quiet location, cushiony corner sofa and dining table with ample seating, this spacious chalet is ideal for families. A large balcony boasts panoramic views of the alpine land and the Arve River that passes through. Within a five-minute walk away, you can take a scenic stroll around Lake Gaillands or visit the tree-top adventure park and climbing wall if you’re travelling with kids.

Chloe Byrne contributed additional reporting to this article.

These recommendations were updated on September 11, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.