Finding the time to watch a film can be a luxury in itself these days, making chalets with cinema rooms a real treat. Many high end dwellings have dedicated rooms to the noble art of film, with the likes of projector screens, surround sound and blissfully comfy furniture.
Though hosts will happily whip you up a tasty batch of sweet and salty, there's no mistaking chalet cinemas for the local Odeon. In these chalets, cinema screenings are gloriously private and last however long as it takes to pry yourself from the sofa...
The huge screen in Mont Tremblant's cinema room is one of many strings to the chalets 'ultra-lux' bow. The designers have taken the necessary precautions to avoid rough-and-tumbles for the remote - fitting every bedroom with its own plasma too.
Mites will love having their very own cinema, especially when it's accompanied by a games console. Chalet Davos is a shining example: its new basement cinema has a PS3 and DVD library (and while the little ones are occupied, the master suite has a terrace hot tub…).
When you're at this level of luxury, facilities rarely stop at the screen: some cinema rooms have their own fireplace and chalets like the Jejalp have thrown in pool tables if you fancy a leisurely game while you're watching.
While they aren't cinema rooms per se, at Marco Polo and sister chalet, L'Hotse, films can be projected above the swimming pool. The former also has a cinema screen in its bar area, while the latter's mezzanine lounge is fitted with its own big screen.
|Grand Corniche||Les Gets||France||10||Large cinema room with 2 tier seating + spa facilities, outdoor pool & outdoor hot tub|
|Alpaca||Meribel||France||12-14||Cinema + games room, spa, outdoor pool & hot tub, climbing wall, gym|
|Chalet Nyumba||Verbier||Switzerland||12-16||Cinema room with projector screen + indoor pool, sauna, plunge pool & jacuzzi|
|Chalet Foinsbois||Meribel||France||12-15||Cinema on lower ground floor + games room, gym, sauna, hot tub|
|Bellacima Lodge||Meribel||France||11-12||Cinema + billiard room, swimming pool, outdoor hot tub|
|Chalet Rock||Verbier||Switzerland||10||Cinema room + outdoor hot tub, games room, eco chalet|
|Chalet Chopine||Meribel||France||10||Cosy home cinema + sauna, hammam, jacuzzi|
|Chalet Sorojasa||Verbier||Switzerland||10||Home cinema + bar & games room, indoor swimming pool, steam room|
|Chalet Mariefleur||Meribel||France||10-11||Cinema room + billiard room & bar, outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam room|
|Chalet L’Arpege||Meribel||France||12-14||Home cinema + games room, jacuzzi|
|Chalet Chouqui||Verbier||Switzerland||16-20||Cinema room + bar, huge indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, hammam|
|Chalet 1597||Lech||Austria||12||Cinema room + bar, wine cave, bio sauna, massage room|
|Taiga Lodge||Meribel||France||10||10 person cinema + outdoor hot tub, sauna|
|Chalet Bartravelles||Meribel||France||10-12||Cinema room + games room, library with bridge table, outdoor hot tub, sauna|
|Chalet Maria Schnee||St Anton||Austria||15||High-tech cinema room + sauna, hammam|
|Chalet Bartravelles||Meribel||France||10-12||Cinema room + games room with snooker table, sauna, hot tub|
|Marais Rouge||Verbier||Switzerland||13||Cinema room + sauna, outdoor hot tub|
|Mont Tremblant||Meribel||France||12||Large cinema with surround sound + pool table & bar, wellness area, open air infinity pool|
|Chalet Foinsbois||Meribel||France||12-15||Cinema + games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna, gym, library|
|Indiana Lodge||Meribel||France||10||Cinema room + outdoor hot tub, sauna|
We update this list often but facilities can change, so if any specific feature is essential to your trip, make sure you ask us to confirm the details before you book your holiday.