The Lodge INTRODUCTIONA beautifully restored 17th century farmhouse exquisitely decorated to reflect characteristics from its long history including an open plan living area with original stone work and larch beams.
Exclusively available for 7 nights from December to April Chez Bear offers all the services you expect from a private hotel but with the added comfort, warmth and bespoke services of a luxury ski chalet.
The lodge is positioned high above Briançon giving spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and of the valley below. Briançon's Prorel telecabine is only 4 minutes drive courtesy of the lodge's chauffeur driven 9-seat Landrover.
Guests choose any ski departure point in resort, then arrange or call for collection ensuring there is no need to walk anywhere with ski equipment. Ski to and from wherever; never wait for a ski bus, never walk in ski boots or carry skis.
The lodge offers 4,000 sq. ft. of accommodation over 4 floors. Five charming chalet bedrooms with deep baths, walk in showers and breathtaking panoramic views of snowy mountains and valleys.Four double bedrooms, two with deep baths and two with walk-in showers. The fifth bedroom, a twin room, has a walk-in shower. Four of the bedrooms feature a mezzanine level, accessed via drop-down stairs, adding one or two additional single beds.
The vaulted games room is equipped with pool table, sauna, wet room, spinning cycle cinema screen with projector and multimedia (Apple TV, Netflix, Sky TV, Wii console, DVD). Open plan lounge with log fire, bar with pizza/bread oven and dining room for up to 12 people. Panoramic views from the balcony overlooking the valley of La Guisane.
Meals at Chez Bear are delicious and healthy with strong Italian and French influences. Every dish is prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients that our sourced and grown locally. Gluten free, vegetarian and other dietary requirements are catered for with pleasure.
Chalet guests are invited, and kindly encouraged, to discuss tastes and requirements before arrival allowing our chef to create bespoke menus that you will love - a unique service we are proud to offer.
Fine French and also Italian wines are carefully selected and served with all chalet meals - many of the Italian vintages are sourced directly from Cantina Comunale di La Morra in the heart of the Barolo wine region.