Montriond | Sleeps 15 | Catered or Self Catered
Brown Bear Lodge
Price: From €1200 euros per week, self catered
Town proximity : 5 minutes by car
Brown Bear Lodge in the beautiful Morzine hamlet of Montriond, sleeps 15 people in 7 en-suite rooms. In the summer, this chalet can be rented on a self catered or catered basis.This beautiful Alpine lodge, which is just minutes from the centre of Morzine and the main lifts, has its own outdoor hot tub which sits on a beautiful sun terrace.
We had this chalet built in 2007 so it is very close to our hearts and has become a favourite amongst a lot of our repeat guests. Over the years we have updated the fittings and furnishings to keep it modern while retaining a true Alpine charm, it really is a very comfortable and spacious chalet. A perfect spot for families with its own garden and sun terrace with a BBQ and amazing views of the mountains it is a truly special place for your summer holiday.
The four rooms on the top floor all have balconies and are exceptionally spacious, 3 of the rooms can be made up as triples with 3 single beds or a superking double plus a single bed, the other room has a kingsize double plus single. The remaining rooms are twins/doubles; the single beds can be pushed together to make a superking double. Complimentary Myddfai luxury toiletries are provided, as are hairdryers, towels and robes.
Brown Bear Lodge is located in the little hamlet of Montriond which adjoins Morzine. It’s 5 minutes to the centre of town by car and just moments away from the stunning lake Montriond. The lifts which take hikers and bikers into the heart of the Portes du Soleil are just minutes away from the chalet.
Montriond has a couple of lovely bars and restaurants which are a short walk from the chalet. You’re also on the main bus route into town – so can easily access all of the summer activities like swimming and tennis.
For self catered guests, we provide linen and towels and a meet and greet service. We’ll also organise multipasses for you if you wish and they’ll be waiting for you when you arrive.
If you stay with us on a Multi Activity stay on a catered basis you will be looked after by two hosts. Multi activity week costs €750 euros per adult & €700 per child 12 years & under and includes
* Luxury chalet accommodation – 7 nights
* 6 nights fully catered (breakfast continental & cooked, afternoon tea, pre dinner canapes & aperitif, 3 course evening meal with complimentary wine)
* 4 guided activities; canyoning, white water rafting, high ropes course, 1/2 day mountain biking
* 6 day Multipass
- 4 superior triple ensuite bedrooms with balconies
- 3 twin/double ensuite bedrooms
- Outdoor hot tub on the terrace with mountain views
- Outside eating area with BBQ
- British TV, DVD & Ipod docking station
- FREE WiFi internet access
- Large sitting room
- Table Tennis table
- Games room
- Luxury toiletries
- Four parking spaces
Brown Bear Lodge has 3 levels: a ground level with 2 ensuite bedrooms, a garage/games room with table tennis table and room for storing bikes and a separate sauna/shower room. The first floor has one ensuite bedroom, the open plan dining/sitting room which opens onto the terrace/garden with outdoor hot tub. The first floor has 4 spacious ensuite bedrooms, all with balconies.
Sole Occupancy Self Catered
In the summer the chalet is always sold on a sole occupancy basis. However in non peak weeks we have reduced the sole occupancy price for smaller groups.
The price for sole occupancy for weeks marked with ** is based on sole occupancy of the chalet but on the basis of it being booked by groups of up to 10 guests using the 4 bedrooms on the first floor but with full use of the rest of the chalet and garden, hot tub, sauna etc.
The 3 extra bedrooms (so the chalet can sleep up to 15 in total) are available at €250 per room. Any bedrooms not used will be locked.
We accept Visa (credit or debit) and Mastercard and do not charge any credit card commission fees. All monies are debited in euros so check with your bank regarding transaction fee. If you do not wish to pay by credit card we will accept UK sterling bank transfer, please just ask and we will let you know the price in sterling & bank details. Please note we only accept one bank transfer per booking. We also accept euro bank transfers.
A deposit is required at the time of booking which is €150 per person or 25% for Self Catered properties.
The Multipass is similar to a winter ski pass and gives guests access to the swimming pool complex in Morzine, the Montriond and Les Gets swimming lakes, 25 chairlifts and telecabines for walkers, tennis courts in both Morzine and Les Gets, in resort buses and trains, Morzine ice rink & 5 tourist attractions all for only €2 a day.
With the Portes du Soleil Multipass, walkers can hop over the border into Switzerland and back again thanks to the unlimited use of 21 chairlifts and cable cars. Take the pain out of hiking and head off to discover some of the 850km of footpaths, have a refreshing dip in a lake, bash a ball around on the tennis courts, or chill-out at the ice-rink! Why not leave your car in the car park and get around by chairlifts and cable cars, or tourist road trains in the resorts themselves!
This means you can go for a hike in the morning, swim in the afternoon and then have a game of tennis in the afternoon all for only €2 or less!! When you are welcomed into your chalet by one of the Reach4thealp’s team we will give you a voucher so you can go and purchase your multipasses at the ticket office at Pleney in Morzine or at the Chavannes in Les Gets.
If you would prefer a fully catered holiday, please let us know and we can give you a catered price, (available for groups of 8 or more) whereby we would offer the same service as in the winter with breakfast, cooked option & continental , afternoon tea and freshly baked cake, canapes and 3 course dinner (6 nights a week), as well as a daily clean of the rooms, mid week towels change and being looked after by friendly and professional staff who can advise you on activities and things to do in the area.
For smaller groups or groups who would like just a few days catering or even some meals delivered to the chalet there are a few excellent external catering companies that we recommend.
External Catering Companies
Owned by former Reach4thealps host Jo, ChezToi is a bespoke catering company specialising in offering restaurant quality food, cooked and served fresh in your chalet or apartment in Morzine, Les Gets and Montriond.
Dining Direct offer a variety of catering options including a delivery service to your chalet. Damien McArthur is a fantastic chef producing high quality cuisine.
Chalet Kitchen deliver delicious meals to your chalet as and when required.Chalet food deliveries can really take the stress out of your holiday and give you the break you deserve.
Bike Hire In Morzine
We recommend the following bike hire shops which will all offer 10% discount off bike hire for Reach4thealps guests. All of these suppliers have a range of both mountain bikes and road bikes and some also have electric bikes for hire too.
Professional childcare during the day is also available in summer from the following companies.
Cheeky Monkeys was set up in the summer of 2005 and has proven to be very successful. Cheeky Monkeys is run by Sharon Taylor who has spent the last 6 years offering childcare in Morzine and prior to this has 10 years experience in the childcare industry in the UK, America and France. Cheeky Monkeys offer an in house nanny service for children from 3 months of age and have a kids club for over 4 year olds. For information and to book call Sharon on her French number 00 33 (0)6 16 12 28 80 or email [email protected]
There is also a French run creche. L’Outa Creche for children from 3 months up to 6 years. The nursery is housed in a large chalet situated in the centre of Morzine, the qualified staff often play with the children outdoors in the chalet’s garden, weather permitting. Tel. 00 33 (0)4 50 79 26 00 or email [email protected]
If you’d like a babysitter so you can have an evening or two out on the town, let us know & we can arrange that for you using either a member of our staff or a reliable local resident.
We have our own fleet of 8 seat 4 wheel drive VW mini-buses so can offer you return airport transfers from Geneva (just an hour and a half drive door to door). We can provide free baby and booster seats and bike carriage. Our drivers all have at least 2 years professional driving experience.
• Grouped with passengers off the same flight or flights arriving or departing at similar times
• Max waiting time at airport 45 minutes in winter and 60 minutes in summer from when you arrrive at the meeting point in the arrivals hall (we aim for minimal waiting)
• Departure times from resort are normally 3-4 hours before flight departure (weather and traffic conditions dependent)
• Per seat price reduces as number of passengers in the group increases (all arriving and departing together)
1-3 passengers = €80 return per person
4 passengers = €74 return per person
5 passengers = €65 return per person
6 passengers = €60 return per person
7 passengers = €54 return per person
Private Transfers At €425 Per Van (up to 8)
• Only your group in the van
• One simple price per 8-seater van for your journey
• No picking up or dropping off other passengers
• Departure times from resort are normally 3-4 hours before flight departure (weather and traffic conditions dependent).
Catering at Brown Bear Lodge
Although you have chosen to come on a self catered holiday, there may be a few nights where you’d like to let someone else do the cooking for you! There are a number of great external catering companies that will either provide you with delicious ready meals to warm up once you get back from a day out in the mountains or will provide chefs if you fancy being truly spoiled whilst on holiday.
Chez Toi is run by Jo who used to work at Reach4thealps. They provide the full catered experience for you in your self catered property, tailored to your exact needs. They also offer delicious “meals on wheels” for those who want to have private family time yet don’t fancy picking up the kitchen utensils! Whether you want a full week of breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner or simply want a couple of dinners pre cooking for you, there’s something to suit everyone.
Chalet Kitchen Chalet Kitchen is run by Jana and Raph and offers a range of different “freshly made food delivered to your door” packages. Whether you’re after breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner or a simple dinner here and there, they have something for every self-catering need. As well as shopping hampers and an extensive drinks menu, you can also have a full evening banquet of locally sourced food to make you feel truly spoiled.
Dining Direct is run by high end chef Damian McArthur. Damian provides a private chef service offering the full catered experience or special evenings with a difference. He’ll take the hassle out of cooking for you this holiday providing you with a 5* gourmet experience.