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 town centre apartments, we’ve collected the best Airbnbs in Chamonix that provide a comfortable stay in the heart of nature.
Jenna and Sam’s stunning apartment sees a river passing by and mountain views all around in its quiet location about 2.5 kilometres from the town centre. It’s clear that much thought and care has gone into the chic decor that uses a colour scheme of blues and grays. Skylights keep the space illuminated with natural light and exposed wood beams give it an alpine vibe. Sam, a born and raised Chamionard and trained mountain guide, knows the area and its peaks exceptionally well and is happy to answer guests’ questions or offer his advice.
Lounge with the stairs leading to the bedroom | Courtesy of Bruno / Airbnb
Opt to stay in Bruno’s hut for two, tucked away in the mountain forests of Argentière in the upper valley of Chamonix. While the chalet has been refurbished with updated amenities like a washing machine and a fully-equipped kitchen with an electric stove, the wood-finished interior and exterior maintain their rustic charm. A quick walk from Les Grand Montets ski area and equipped with a boot dryer, this is a perfect dwelling for winter sports enthusiasts. If you’re planning a trip for summer, the cabin is equally alluring with its swimming pool and outdoor barbecue.
Living room / Kitchen at Studio Grace | Courtesy of Giles/Airbnb
Just a 100 metres 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, said to be the largest glacier in Europe. The minimalist interior leaves everything looking sparkling clean, while wood panels and fluffy fur throws make the space inviting. The host, Giles, and his wife and family live in the main chalet mere steps from the apartment, so you can rest assured you’ll be well taken care of during your visit.
A combination of rustic and refined, Giles’ tiny house offers a unique stay in Chamonix. Shrouded by trees and, of course, the surreal views of the Mont Blanc massif, being here can feel like worlds away (when in reality, the town centre is a short one-kilometre journey). The cabin is ideal for couples looking for an intimate getaway and to turn up the romance.
Centrally located design unit with views of Mont-Blanc
The living room of Alexandra's Chamonix apartment | Courtesy of Alexandra/Airbnb
Alexandra’s sleek one-bedroom apartment can accommodate up to six guests using a pull-out bed and bunk beds, allowing it to work for groups of friends or small families. Recently renovated, all the furnishings and paint are fresh and modern. Classified a Superhost, Alexandra is kind enough to leave her guests with water, juice, and coffee. Found 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.
Annabel and Arnaud’s studio “La Chaminix” keeps guests close to the action. Located right in the heart of Chamonix, find bars, restaurants and cafes all within a short walking distance. Stylish and sparkling clean, Le Chaminix is best suited for couples or solo travellers (the super reasonable price makes this a win for those travelling alone, too!) 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.
Living room at Karl's chalet | Courtesy of Karl/Airbnb
With its two bedrooms, quiet location, cushiony corner sofa and dining table with ample seating, Karl’s spacious chalet is ideal for families. A large balcony boasts a panoramic view of the alpine land and the L’arve river that passes through. A five-minute walk away, you can take a scenic stroll around the Gaillands Lake or visit the tree-top adventure park and climbing wall if you’re travelling with kids.