Enjoy the best of the mountains and Lake Annecy from this elegant property, minutes from town
Full Property Details
- Rate: €2,490 to €8,690 per week
- Location: Les Clefs - Manigod
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 800 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 12
- Official classification: 5
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 12
- Number of bedrooms: 6
- Number of double beds: 8 (3 of the doubles can be 6 singles)
- Number of single beds: 2
- Bath/shower rooms: 3
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 3
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 300 m2
- Independent kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining room
- Dining seating for: 12
- Parking spaces available: 5
- Town centre: 4 km
- Ski slopes: 14 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 4 km
- Ski school: 14 km
- Disabled access
- Indoor swimming pool
- Nordic hot tub
- Ski store
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 12
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee Machine: Filter, Pods (Nespresso)
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
Bathrooms / Laundry
- Baby step
- Baby changing table / mat
- Toilet seat adaptor
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby/children’s bed linen
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Outdoor dining table for: 10
- Outdoor dining seating for: 10
- BBQ: Charcoal
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 8
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 200 m2
Indoor swimming pool
- Size: 6.0m long x 3.5m wide
- Pool temperature - summer: 29 ºC
- Pool temperature - winter: 29 ºC
- Safety door system
- Counter current
Nordic hot tub
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 6
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Home cinema
- Total TV screens: 2 (exc home cinema)
- French Television (paid & international)
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- High-end sound system
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Stair gates
- Locked cupboard for cleaning products
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lake: 19 km
- Nearest supermarket: 4 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Car recommended
- Animals not welcome
- Non-smoking rental
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About Lodge La Source ...
Lodge la Source is a modern south-facing detached chalet built in 2011, on land belonging to the owner's family.
In the quiet village of Les Clefs, just 4km from the busy market town of Thônes, it is about 16km from the La Clusaz pistes, so a car is essential (but it is just off the main road, which is always cleared of snow in winter). Built as a family home, it is a great place for young children, with a large garden, and a mezzanine area which could be used as a children's play room.
In 2018 the owner upgraded his already fantastic property with a fabulous indoor pool extension with a gym (elliptical bike, exercise bike, treadmill, aquabikes), home cinema and rooftop terrace.
This 5 star chalet has fabulous views, looking out onto tree-covered mountains, an old farm, La Tournette and up the valley towards Manigod.
The property ...
This contemporary chalet has everything you need for a great family holiday, and a new extension will bring even more!
An indoor pool with glass sides to make the most of the stunning views is to be added, along with a home cinema, gym, and a rooftop terrace above, making this the perfect place to combine mountain sports and relaxation!
The chalet sleeps 12 people in 6 bedrooms, there's a bathroom on each of the three floors (one features a hydrotherapy bath) and separate toilets.
The open plan living area is contemporary in style, with a large corner sofa and a woodburning stove and flat screen television. Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen and enjoy it together around the dining table, which can be extended to accommodate everyone.
On a warm evening, the wide terrace is the perfect place to eat out of doors, in peaceful lush surroundings. Or if you prefer the whole chalet, inside and out, is wired for sound, which is controlled from a central computer, and with no neighbours to disturb, it's a great excuse for a party!
About the area ...
Lodge La Source is just outside the market town of Thônes and a 10-minute drive to Manigod/Croix Fry, a less crowded access point to the Aravis ski area with its 220km of snow-sure pistes to suit all abilities.
Although a bit of a drive from the pistes, roads are cleared regularly, so that in fact access can be quicker from here than from properties in villages closer to the pistes, with more challenging private driveways.
The resorts of Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz are also easily accessible. There’s a great choice of cross-country ski, snow-shoe and walking trails. For the ultimate in winter fun, try dog-sledding, paragliding on skis, horse-drawn sleigh rides or ski joering - skiing while being towed by a horse!
Non-skiers are not forgotten in winter, with the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, ice skating rinks and cinemas, and sophisticated shopping in nearby Annecy and Geneva.
Lodge la Source is the perfect base for an activity-packed summer holiday. Golfers will be spoiled for choice, with three excellent golf courses within a 30-minute drive.
You’re just a 25-minute drive from Lake Annecy, where you can swim in its crystal clear waters, or try water sports such as wakeboarding, sailing, waterskiing, kayaking and diving.
Back in the mountains, thrill-seekers might like to try canyoning, white water rafting or climbing on a via ferrata circuit. Cyclists and mountain bikers have a huge choice of tracks, and you can always take the ski-lift up the mountain to make life easier. Keen cyclists can challenge themselves on some of the Tour de France’s most famous climbs, while the scenic [and flat!] 40km cycle path from Annecy to Ugine can be enjoyed by the whole family.
When it’s time for a rest, Lodge La Source’s large garden is the perfect place to catch some rays or enjoy a barbecue as the sun sets behind the mountains.
With its exciting new additions, Lodge La Source offers everything you need for a great holiday in the mountains. To be among the first guests to enjoy these new facilities, check your dates against our availability calendar. If you like, we can hold the property for you for 24 hours while you make your plans. But don't wait too long - this is certain to be a very popular choice with OVO Network guests.
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 10h00
Full list of features, inclusions, activities, nearby points of interest and special conditions:
For bookings cancelled at least 6 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will be refunded. For a cancellation after this, any amounts already paid will be forfeited.
Les Clefs - Manigod
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Set in one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, the village of Manigod is a mountain secret that is a delight to discover.
With its own ski area linking into the famed La Clusaz ski resort, Manigod offers fabulous skiing in winter and world class cycling in the summer.
Beautiful chalets are dotted around the mountains, restaurants range from local auberges to Michelin starred, and you can buy locally made pottery and cheeses fresh from the farm.
- Ski slopes14 km
- Ski school14 km
- Nearest ski bus stop4 km
- Town centre4 km
- Nearest supermarket4 km
The OVO Network Review
“A little further away from the skiing, a little closer to the Lake...”
After a year of enjoying living in the chalet himself, the owner of Lodge La Source has decided to once again make his property available to guests via the OVO Network.
With one of the most beautuful views in Montisbrand, this six-bedroom three-bathroom property for 12 is spread over three floors and has plenty of space for a couple of families or a group of friends to spread out and be comfortable indoors and out all year round. We only ever recieved positive feedback from all who previously stayed at the Lodge.
With a sauna on the lower floor, a hot tub ouside the ground floor, and a second lounge space on the first floor, there are plenty of extra facilities. There is also a new gorgeous indoor pool, home cinema and gym.
The owner is both discreet and incredibly knowledgable about the local area, very sporty, and keen to help guests enjoy their holiday at Lodge La Source to the maximum. He also enjoys music and so has a great sound system installed throughout the property, and the well-equipped kitchen also hints at a love of food and entertaining.
The property is in a quiet village 4km outside of Thones. The nearest ski bus stop is just over a kilometre away, so a car is necessary.
However, if you prefer looking at stunning landscapes to being in, or close to town, then this could be the perfect spot for you. The view of the resort of Manigod/ Merdassier all lit up for night skiing is quite spectacular.
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From the owner
I will always be available to help out with advice about the local area should you need it.
"This three-storey chalet was built between 2009 and 2011 on land belonging to my mother's family.
"The chalet was built by the Lambersens brothers, a highly-respected and well-established local chalet-building company based in from Les Clefs. Although it looks like a traditional chalet from the outside, the interior was designed with comfort in mind, to cater to the needs of families with young children, and to make the most of modern technology.
"We chose to keep the rooms open, light, airy and large, everyone has plenty of space to spread out and do their own thing, or gather together for meal times or spend time chatting. We called the property Lodge la Source because of the natural water source in the garden.
"The location is calm and peaceful, with beautiful views up towards the Manigod valley, down towards Thones, and towards La Tournette. There are plenty of lovely walks from the door, whatever the time of year, whether on foot or on snow shoes! I'll always be available to help out with advice about the local area should you need it.
"There is plenty of parking for groups who need to bring more than one car.
“The sauna, hot tub and pool was amazing to relax in.”
Amazing property and facilities, we had an amazing stay. Incredible location with unforgettable views. The sauna, hot tub and pool was amazing to relax in. We had a young baby with us too so all the additional baby facilities were a massive bonus and hugely appreciated. Would love to stay again.
— Richard D. Jul 2022
“A very nice stay”
The location is ideal, the owner very kind, the area is magnificent and the weather was excellent. We'd love to come back!
— Laurent L. May 2022
“More than perfect!”
We had a perfect stay. The Lodge la Source was really incredible and our host gave us a very warm welcome by showing us around. Many thanks to the owner for an unforgettable stay.
— Chantal C. Apr 2022
“An ideal home for a family”
The chalet is well equipped, comfortable and ideal for a holiday in winter and summer alike.
— Françoise N. Mar 2022
“The lodge is exceptional!”
Everything was perfect when we arrived. The lodge was very clean. Cyril was present and went round the lodge with us to explain how the equipment works. The location is good, the layout of the rooms is good, the kitchen is very well equipped, the pool and games room is perfect for the children.
— Christian L. Feb 2022
A week in this chalet where after 2 days I felt like I had been there for 6 days already. Everything is magnificent and allows us to be in a bubble of happiness. A real cocoon. The location is optimal for skiing. The equipment of the house allows non-skiers to have a great time. Everything is well thought out and laid out. Thanks to Cyril
— Jennifer B. Jan 2022
“A picture perfect chalet in a splendid snowy environment!”
This chalet is gorgeous: perfect equipment, incredible pool, superb interior and many other surprises. A week is not enough to enjoy everything there is to do in the area. We will have to come back. I have no suggestions for this chalet is so perfect. Everything has been thought of for the well-being of guests. Thank you.
— Ludovine H. Dec 2021
“Pure happiness for the whole family”
The location of the chalet at Clefs is very close to Thônes where all shops are available. The view over the Manigod valley is splendid and the atmosphere is very calm and resourcing. The property offers everything to feel great. Lodge la Source is very welcoming with a magnificent swimming pool. And the Nordic bath... what a joy to be in spring water under the stars! We really appreciated that everything was provided for the children's entertainment: games, books and much more. They didn't want to leave and neither did we! Our arrival was perfectly orchestrated, Cyril's punctuality and his warm welcome were greatly appreciated. His explanations of the operation of the chalet were simple and helpful. A bottle of local juice and a bottle of apremont in the fridge as a welcome. Thanks Cyril for everything.
— Frederique D. Nov 2021
“Very good stay”
A nice and cleann chalet. It was just like on the photos. The view is amazing over the mountains. We enjoyed the quiet environment during our week there.
— Stephanie B. Nov 2021
Very nice chalet perfectly located. A truly relaxing vacation.
— Lionel G. Oct 2021
“Perfect stay in Manigod”
We throughly enjoyed our stay at Lodge la Source, everything matched the property description perfectly. Our expectations were exceeded, the place was spotless! We loved using the pool, the hot tub and also the sauna. We also have beautiful meals and made the most of the autumnal sunshine. We would love to come back with our friends as soon as possible to enjoy everything the region has to offer!
— Lars N. Oct 2021
“The best property we have ever stayed in!”
Simply amazing! This is the best property we have ever stayed it. Immaculately clean, best view in the French alps, fantastic private outdoor space, very well equipped kitchen. The pool and sauna are wonderful. We loved our family get together here and hope to return soon. Pictures do not do the view justice; five stars in every category! Thank you very much Cyril! This place is wonderful and we had a great time. We appreciate all of your help and for letting our family enjoy time in France! All the best to you!
— Mary S. Sep 2021
“Very nice stay!”
Lovely property, very clean, nice welcome.
— Peter V. Jul 2021
“You will not be disappointed by Lodge La Source”
If you are looking to experience a small mountain town like Thônes, the beauty of nearby Annecy, and the views of the French Alps... this is the place! The house, the surrounding land, and the views are simply amazing! Grill/BBQ, enjoy a nordic style hot tub, indoor sauna, indoor heated pool... Pure bliss!
— Charles J. May 2021
“Great family stay”
A magnificent chalet to welcome young and old. We loved the location, the mountain view from the chalet, the swimming pool, the sauna, the Nordic bath ... in short, nothing to complain about, this chalet was perfect!
— Adeline V. May 2021
This chalet is fabulous, with a breathtaking view. I recommend this rental with no hesitation.
— Zineb A. Apr 2021
“Everything was perfect”
This chalet is just perfect, and we had a fantastic time. The view, the facilities, the cleanliness... outstanding!
— Gilles G. Apr 2021
This is a chalet with everything you need! The very high standard equipment will guarantee you a perfect time in the mountains. Theowner himself was looking after us. He's very kind and available. See you soon , hopefully!
— Myriam B. Jan 2021
This chalet is really well equipped, clean, and built with quality materials. Location is amazing.
— Julien D. Jul 2020
Simply perfect and magical! We are all happy with this week spent in this magnificent chalet! The Nordic bath under the stars is an experience to live! Thank you again.
— Eric V. Jul 2020
It's the second time that I've rented this chalet and it was as fabulous as the first time. Everything was perfect.
— Olympe C. Feb 2020
“A great experience”
Wonderful and well equipped chalet. It gets sunlight all day long and is quite near to the pistes and supermarket, although having a car is essential. Greak walks from the door.
— Françoise D. Feb 2020
“A real pleasure”
We would love to thank M Cyril and his lovely family for our wonderful stay at this magnificent chalet. I have stayed in 70 different chalets in Haute Savoie, and this is only the second chalet the design of which amazed me. Everything was carefully chosen - the colours, the quality equipment .. Lodge La Source has been recognised as one of the best by our clients. The chalet will therefore be added to our website. We are delighted to be working with you!
— Experts T. Jan 2020
“Thank you for the welcome and the quality holiday!”
Super chalet with top facilities and a very welcoming owner! We had a super weekend with the family, thank you very much!
— Alicia L. Oct 2019
“We'll be back”
Fantastic chalet, wonderful landscapes and absolute tranquility. Very clean, and amazing swimming pool.
— Roland D. Jul 2019
“We will be back!”
An amazing holiday in this chalet, which was peaceful, comfortable and contemporary. We loved the view, the pool, the terrace, the cows in the next field, etc! It was great to be so close to Thônes, Annecy and the markets in La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand. Thank you to the owner for the welcome. We will be back!
— Yoann E. Jun 2019
Beautiful views, really nice and clean and spacious. We stayed for a business trip, it was a lovely place to come back to.
— Kathryn R. May 2019
“Amazing family holiday”
Thank you Cyril for this wonderful chalet! The view, the quiet location, the pool, the Nordic bath... we had an amazing family holiday.
— Nathalie P. Apr 2019
“A holiday we will remember!”
Many thanks to Cyril for our wonderful holiday in this magnificent chalet in a dream setting. We will be back for two weeks next year.
— Didier B. Apr 2019
“We will be back”
We had a marvellous week's holiday - congratulations on your chalet, which is magnificent. There is an exceptional view of the mountains and nature from every room ... The icing on the cake was the heated indoor swimming pool, the nordic bath - in short, this is a top quality property. Thank you to the owner, Cyril, for his helpfulness and kindness.
— Olympe C. Feb 2019
“A magnificent chalet”
We really loved this superb chalet: lots of wood, the swimming pool, sauna and nordic bath. It's magnificent to have so much nature all around.
— Jerome R. Jan 2019
“Superb views and a great location”
A very comfortable chalet, well equipped and in a superb location with beautiful views of the mountains. The panorama and the surroundings take your breath away.
— Yvan S. Dec 2018
“WOW - a really fantastic house.”
Everything was like in the photos and has an incredibly stylish, comfortable base value. We felt very comfortable, and the owner was very nice, making us feel very welcome. Thanks for this beautiful place.
— Catharina H. Sep 2018
“A really lovely holiday”
We had a really lovely holiday at Lodge La Source. We loved everything - the terrace, the area, the swimming pool and the games room. The area is really magnificent, and ideal for walking.
— Christelle N. Sep 2018
“The chalet of my dreams ...”
Everything was perfect and just as described, with top-of-the-range facilities. The owner was very kind, considerate and gave us good advice. The scenery is simply breathtaking! If you are considering a holiday at La Source, book without hesitation, you will be making an excellent choice.
— Carole M. Jun 2018
“What an amazing lodge...”
Brilliant location, excellent facilities and the hosts were great and couldn't do enough. My family really enjoyed the indoor pool.
— Jamie S. Jun 2018
“A superb chalet!”
A magnificent chalet! The surroundings are exceptional, the comfort level was very much appreciated and the Nordic bath is great! We really loved the swimming pool, the terrace, the beautiful view of the mountains and the quality of the furnishings.
— Charles L. May 2018
“A very comfortable chalet in a prime location”
Lodge La Source is a comfortable, spacious chalet where you can make yourself at home. It's a great advantage being close to the ski stations and Annecy. We loved all the amenities near the chalet.
— Christelle R. Mar 2018
“An exceptional chalet”
We had a great week at Chalet Lodge La Source. It was very well laid out: the sitting area and TV area were great, not to mention the amazing swimming pool. The owner is very helpful. We recommend this chalet without hesitation.
— Nathalie G. Feb 2018
“We had a wonderfull stay in Lodge La Source.”
Very spacious and comfortable chalet. The hot tub was really great. Cyril the owner is a very nice and helpfull person.
— Chris D. Feb 2017
“We recommend this chalet”
An exceptional chalet, which is very good value for money. Every comfort - nothing had been overlooked. An exceptional view in a quiet location. The ski stations are very close, and Thônes is just 4km away. Thank you for the welcome and to Cyril for his help.
— Henri L. Dec 2016
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