Where to Stay in Le Grand Bornand | Welove2ski
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Where to Stay in Le Grand Bornand

Where to Stay in Le Grand Bornand | Welove2ski
Le Village de Lessy. Photo: © CGH Properties

Firstly you need to decide whether you want to stay in Le Grand Bornand itself or in nearby Chinaillon where there is more choice and more ski convenience. The little village of Saint-Jean-de-Sixt is an alternative bed base 3km away and served by a regular ski bus service.

Chalet Les Saytels, in Le Grand Bornand, is a pleasant three-star built in typical Savoyard style. It has a hot tub on the terrace and two restaurants – one of them serving ubiquitous cheese dishes.

More of a choice in Chinaillon

Four-star Le Village de Lessy in Chinaillon is a smart complex close to the slopes, with all the usual CGH Residences touches – substantial and attractively decorated apartments with indoor swimming-pools, hot tubs, saunas, steam and fitness rooms. And the whole chalet-style building is dressed in traditional Savoyard stone and timber.

Where to Stay in Les Grand Bornand | Welove2ski
Photo: Peak Retreats.

Understandably, it is by no means a budget option (secure underground car parking adds a hefty sum to a week’s stay here), but nevertheless it represents good value for this pleasant level of self-catering accommodation. La Ferme de Florent is an 18th-century wooden farmhouse set at the foot of the ski slopes in Chinaillon. It has six en-suite bedrooms and an open-plan top floor. Hotel la Cremaillere is a charming family-run hotel with just 15 rooms, two apartments and a recommended restaurant.

Saint-Jean-de-Sixt is only 3km away

Hotel Beau Site in Saint-Jean-de-Sixt is committed to green issues and uses technology such as solar panels and wood chip generators to minimise its impact on the environment. The bedrooms all come in different shapes and sizes.

See also our feature on What You Should Know About Lake Annecy Skiing.

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Felice Hardy

Felice was one of the founders of Welove2ski and regularly contributes, as well writing for a range of other publications including The Evening Standard, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, Country Life, BA Highlife and House & Garden. She started skiing at the age of three. She also enjoys hiking with her dogs and mountain biking in the Alps.

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