Please read the booking terms and conditions set out below carefully before booking your holiday with THE SUPPLIER. The booking conditions will form the basis of your contract with THE SUPPLIER and set out the respective rights and obligations of both parties.
A contract shall exist between the client and THE SUPPLIER when we receive the deposit or full payment as applicable and THE SUPPLIER or respective sales agent issues a confirmation email. The party leader must be over the age of 18 at the time of booking and he/she must be authorized to make the booking on behalf of all the persons in the party. The person booking the holiday guarantees payment of the full cost of the holiday for all those people in the party. When you receive your invoice please check all the information carefully to ensure they are correct and advise THE SUPPLIER immediately of any discrepancies.
The deposit of 30% of full payment should be paid immediately upon placing your booking request. The balance of your holiday payment must reach us no later than 10 weeks before your holiday start date. This date will be shown on your invoice. In the case of bookings made within 10 weeks of arrival, full payment must be made at the time of booking. If we do not receive all payments due in full and on time we are entitled to assume that you wish to cancel your booking. In this case, we reserve the right to cancel your holiday, retain the deposit and recoup any additional charges. We reserve the right to cancel a booking if a deposit is not paid within two weeks from the time of booking.
We reserve the right to make changes to and correct errors in advertised prices at any time before a booking has been accepted. We will advise you of any error of which we are aware and of the then applicable price at the time of booking. Once a booking has been accepted we guarantee that the price will not change
Amendments by the client
If you wish to alter your booking with THE SUPPLIER you should inform us as soon as possible. Should you decide to alter your booking after our booking confirmation has been issued we will do our best to accommodate you, however, we do not guarantee that any change will be possible. The client will be liable for any increased costs resulting from any change. If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, that person may transfer their place to someone else providing we are notified not less than two weeks before arrival.
Cancellation by the client
Please notify THE SUPPLIER by phone and email or in writing immediately if
you need to cancel your booking. Notification of cancellation will be
effective when it is received by us in writing. We are not liable for any
cancellation getting lost in the post or an error when sending. If you
cancel, the following charges will apply: Notification Cancellation charge
More than 10 weeks prior to arrival – Loss of deposit
Within 10 weeks prior to arrival – 50% of holiday cost
Within 8 weeks prior to arrival – 100% of holiday cost
In the case of a whole chalet booking where an individual cancellation reduces the number of full paying party members, the price for the booking will remain the same. Clients are recommended to take out insurance offering protection against cancellation.
Alteration or cancellation by THE SUPPLIER
In the unlikely event that we need to make any changes to, or cancel, your holiday, you will have the choice of either accepting the change in arrangements or cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund. We reserve the right to alter any holiday arrangements as necessary. The client will be notified of the changes as soon as possible. If you accept a refund we will be under no further liability outside the holiday costs charged by us. Refunds will not be payable where we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control such as, but not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, fire, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions and all other similar events that could not be avoided, amounting to force majeure.
We accept no responsibility for any delays or losses suffered as a result of adverse weather conditions.
Check-in / Check-out
Check-in on arrival day is from 3pm, and check-out at the end of your stay is before 10am. When booking flights into Geneva, please take these strict timings into consideration. The transfer from Geneva airport is just under 2 hours.
Transfers / In resort driving
Any client travelling in a resort vehicle provided by THE SUPPLIER does so at their own risk.
We promise to make sure that all parts of the holiday we have agreed to arrange, perform or provide as part of our contract with you are arranged, performed and provided with reasonable skill and care. We do not accept responsibility if you suffer injury, illness or death unless it is due to negligence of our employees, acting in the course of their employment. We do not accept responsibility for injury, illness and death caused by your own actions or omissions, by any unforeseeable or unavoidable event, or by any third person not connected with the provision of your holiday which we could not have predicted or avoided. This includes any activity booked by THE SUPPLIER on your behalf with a third party such as ski lessons, husky rides, massages, and other après ski activities. If a member of your party does suffer injury, illness or death due to misadventure as a result of an activity which does not form part or your contracted holiday arrangement, we will provide you with reasonable assistance and guidance.
You are responsible at all times for all your personal belongings, documents and ski equipment where applicable (including hired). THE SUPPLIER will not arrange your travel by sea, rail or air and accordingly cannot accept responsibility for injury or loss suffered as a result of the acts or omissions of the providers of such services. Such arrangements are entirely your responsibility. Please ensure you have taken out the appropriate insurance cover before travelling.
Damage by and behaviour of Clients
THE SUPPLIER reserves the right to terminate, without compensation and without any further contractual obligations towards them (this includes any return transport arrangements), your holiday, if it is deemed that your behaviour is unsociable, abusive or in any way unacceptable, to ourselves or any other guest or in any way harms the reputation of THE SUPPLIER with local residents or suppliers. We will not make any refunds or pay any compensation to the individual involved or to the members of his/her party, or associates wishing to curtail their holiday as a result. THE SUPPLIER reserves the right to claim back from the client any costs or charges incurred due to damage to the chalet whether accidentally caused or not.
If you are unhappy about any aspect of THE SUPPLIER arrangements whilst on holiday or experience any problems with your holiday whilst away, you must immediately inform a member of the team who will make every effort to amend the problem. We regret that we cannot accept liability in respect of any complaints which are not notified entirely in accordance with this clause.
Winter bookings: it is a condition of booking that all clients have adequate ski insurance and medical cover.
Our responsibilities to you
We have taken every care to ensure the accuracy of the details set out in our website. However, if there is any change we will endeavour to bring these to your attention as early as possible. We are responsible for ensuring the accommodation you book with us as described in our website and the services provided are of a reasonable standard.
A security deposit of €1000 is required. This must be received on or prior to arrival. The security deposit is fully refundable within 14 days of departure, provided the following provisions are met:
Ferme du Rys is a stunning renovated farmhouse dating back to 1798. It is arguably one of the finest renovations in the Alps perfectly blending the original features with modern luxuries and exquisite interior design. Located just above the traditional alpine village of La Chapelle d’Abondance. This gorgeous renovated farmhouse offers the ultimate ski holiday experience - with cinema, games room and sauna, as well as magnificent views.
Fully Catered Chalet | Also Available Self-Catered | Alpine Charm | Amazing Views | Spa & Sauna | Cinema | Bootwarmers | Games Room | WiFi
Ferme du Rys is the ultimate ski holiday destination. This 18th century farmhouse retains its history and natural beauty but is packed with luxuries and modern design. There are very few properties that can match Ferme du Rys for charm, character and alpine style.
The large open plan living area was formally used to dry hay and is full of original features – most notably the original wooden beams, section of glass floor, log store, central board formed concrete plinth with 2-sided wood burner & stunning mountain views through the three huge sliding glass doors which take you onto a panoramic balcony. The interior design is elegant and carefully planned to compliment the natural beauty of this traditional farm creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The reading snug is cosy & idyllic! A great place to escape the world and enjoy a few moments with a good book.
Ferme du Rys has five beautiful en-suite bedrooms, which have been designed to incorporate the ancient timbers and stunning mountain views.
Bedroom 1 – zip lock super king with ensuite (bed can be separated into 2 x large singles)
Bedroom 2 – 2 x bunks & further single bed with en-suite & kids snug
Bedroom 3 – zip lock super king with ensuite (bed can be separated into 2 x large singles)
Bedroom 4 – zip lock super king with ensuite (bed can be separated into 2 x large singles)
Bedroom 5 – zip lock super king with ensuite (bed can be separated into 2 x large singles)
Ferme du Rys can sleep 8 adults and 5 children in perfect comfort.
The chalet has been carefully designed to incorporate so many luxury facilities, you may find it hard to leave each day! The cinema room which originally formed part of the stables along with the boot room is the ultimate in luxury with 65 inch OLED TV, cinema surround sound, streaming channels and PlayStation 4 all enjoyed from stunning 2-tier seating. There is a cosy TV snug on the living room floor perfect for snuggling up and taking in the gorgeous mountain views through the large picture window which faces the Dent du Midi.
On the lower ground floor which formally contained a wine cellar & store for the farmer is now a spa treatment zone with 8 person sauna, relaxing area & shower. Just let us know if you’d like us to arrange massage treatments at the farm. If you still have some energy after a day on the slopes the Games Room is the place to be for apres-ski entertainment, with pool table and table tennis.
The open plan kitchen and dining areas are modern and stylish, sitting perfectly alongside the old wood and original beams. It’s an amazing space to prepare and enjoy dinner with family and friends. The kitchen and dining area have amazing views of the ‘Dents du Midi’ Swiss mountain range, and the marble kitchen island provides the perfect spot for socialising and catching up on the ski stories of the day.
The farm is located in La Chapelle d’Abondance which sits at the Northern end of the Portes du Soleil – the World’s largest ski area. The nearest ski lift is only a few hundred meters from the farm, and it is very easy to drive to the lifts in Chatel, Pre La Joux.
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Average snow history
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Chatel is a charming village situated in the vast Portes du Soleil. The ski area offers a huge amount of skiing and linking into the neighbouring resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets amongst others, there really is something for everyone.
There are a lot of great opportunities for everyone and this village offers a wonderful option to be a little bit off the beaten track and is perhaps best loved by locals and families alike who like to keep this hidden gem a little bit secret!
If you book your flights with us you can book a shared or private transfer from the airport to the resort as part of your booking. Even if you don't book flights through us we can organise transfers for you - just give us a call on +44 (0) 208 877 8882.
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