The chalet is an 8-10 minute chauffeured drive from the nearest Olympie telecabine at Les Allues and a 15-20 minute drive to the centre of Méribel.
Set in its own secluded orchards, with breath-taking views from full height windows across 13 pretty villages and settlements stretching towards the Vanoise National Park and the magnificent Grand Bec mountain rising 3400 metres to the east and with the silence broken only by bird song, it's not surprising that some guests in Iona put skiing in second place within days of arriving, just to enjoy the peace and comfort of the chalet.
The property comprises 3 buildings; the main chalet, completely rebuilt 2017, sleeps 12 in its two master bedrooms and 4 twin or double guest rooms. The entrance opens into a large, high ceilinged living area with a stunning, modern open plan kitchen, inviting seating areas around the dramatic, suspended fireplace and a huge, hand-made oak dining table close to the large east-facing panoramic windows.
Stairs lead down to an elegant sitting room with wood burning stove, cinema area, reading corners with board games, this area opens onto the large jacuzzi terrace, the first master bedroom is also on this floor.
On the lowest level are the remaining 5 bedrooms, each with its own style, be it art deco or Biedermeier furniture, or reflecting the seasons or the passions of the owner's family and each with its own bath or shower room.
Next door and with the same lovely views is the picture-postcard Chalet India, perfect for a couple or 3 intimate friends.
Chalet William, just across the road from Chalets Iona and India, is also available for larger groups and can sleep up to 4 adult guests.
A skiing holiday isn’t just about skiing – and we never forget how important your holiday is to you. That’s why we do everything we can to ensure you have a hassle-free holiday with everything just the way you want it.
You’ll have access to an exceptional concierge service, a dedicated minibus and chauffeur, childcare, professional in-house masseuses and one staff member to every two guests.
Private minibus service
Return airport transfers from/to Geneva, Lyon, Chambéry or Grenoble airport (maximum 1 vehicle for up to 8 people, 2 vehicles for 9-16 people, and 3 vehicles for 17+ people)
In-chalet ski and boot fitting service
Ski equipment (rental of skis/snowboard and boots if required)
Delicious four course dinners six days of your stay
Unlimited champagne at any time
Lunches in the chalet (if required)
Fine chateau and domaine-bottled wines
Your lift pass waiting for you on your arrival
(Cost of pass not included in price)
Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy towels
Mid-week towel change
Goose down duvets
Two pillows for every guest
Luxury dressing gowns and slippers
Hair dryers in every room
Neal’s Yard toiletries
Daily newspapers, magazines
Fresh flowers in every bedroom
Complimentary bar of wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
Nespresso coffee machine
Personal laundry facilities
A selection of games
TV room with DVD player
Free-to-Air UK Sky television channels
Apple TV with many of the latest films
Extensive DVD library
Playstation 3 with a small selection of games
Wi-Fi internet access
iPad with movies for use in the chalet and on ski transfers
Two Security safes
SKI ROOM WITH HEATED BOOT WARMERS
OUTDOOR HOT TUB
EXTENSIVE TERRACE AND GARDENS WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS
BEDROOM 1 (22M²)
Emperor sized bedroom with en suite bathroom with separate shower.
BEDROOM 2 (26M²)
Emperor sized bedroom with en suite shower room and direct access to jacuzzi terrace.
BEDROOM 3 (12M²)
Twin or super-king bedded room with en suite bathroom with shower over.
BEDROOM 4 (12M²)
King sized bedroom with en suite shower room.
BEDROOM 5 (16M²)
Twin or super-king bedded room with private bathroom with shower over. Balcony (shared).
BEDROOM 6 (16M²)
Twin or super-king bedded room with en suite shower room. Balcony (shared).
Four of the bedrooms are suitable for cots
CHALET INDIA (80M²)
MEZZANINE BEDROOM - Bedroom area with king sized bed plus single bed, open to bath and washbasin. Separate loo.
OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM - With double sofa bed, armchairs, fireplace, dining and kitchen areas plus separate shower room with loo.
BEDROOM 1 - Twin or super king bedded room with private bathroom
BEDROOM 2 - Twin or super king bedded room with private bathroom
KITCHEN & DINING AREA
Eating has always been a memorable experience, akin to eating in a top quality restaurant.
We truly aim to deliver the best food in the Alps and succeed in this - we were the overall winners of The Times Chalet Chef 2010 award and so our food has been independently rated as the best in the Alps, but our standards have improved hugely even since then and our reputation in the ski chalet industry is unparalleled. As a result, we are able to attract extraordinary chefs, passionate about food and about delighting you!
Beautiful food deserves only the finest wine, which is why our wine list is composed by the acclaimed Master of Wine and owner of Savage Selection wines, Mark Savage. Mark brings interesting, small production wines to the table, all deeply characteristic of their origin and beautifully paired with our food. What better way to end a fantastic day on the slopes? You can read more about our wines and champagnes here.
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•3 Valleys ski area •Excellent ski schools •Lively après ski
Meribel has a special place in many Brit's hearts – not simply because it’s right in the middle of the biggest ski area on Earth. A resort for long ski days, ski-boot-stomping après and cosy chalets, there’s a great deal to do and ski here, which is why many of us have been coming back for decades.
Great for •Families •Groups •Non skiers
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Snow Forecast: 0cm expected this week
Snow History: December average depth 61.5cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Chambéry (CMF)||95km 1h20|
|Grenoble (GNB)||120km, 2h|
|Geneva (GVA)||135km, 2h|
Meribel & Mottaret lift pass price last reported as €212 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Iona.
Night skiing: Torchlit descents available
Meribel & Mottaret has SE, E, NW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.
|Top of slopes:||2952m|
|Bottom of piste:||1450m|
|Total length of trails:||150km|