Chalet Savoie Faire is a beautiful 1900s farmhouse nestled in the heart of the French Alps at 1300 mt. altitude, which has been transformed into a luxury & bespoke accommodation.
We host groups from 8 - 20 people for a minimum of 3 nights, for workshops, retreats, weddings and active / relaxing breaks.
All you need to recharge your batteries here in the mountains – comfy beds, baths, squishy sofas, books, flowers, a log fireplace, music, great food and wine… And a whole lot of nature!
Your guests will absolutely fall in love with Chalet Savoie Faire, a renovated village farmhouse with bags of character. Refurbished by Hugh using reclaimed materials and with Nikki’s unique style that has been featured in glossy magazines and travel guides, this is event accommodation with the wow factor!
Expect a warm welcome from hosts Nikki and Hugh, whose hands-on approach, creative culinary talents and boundless energy will ensure that guests feel well and truly pampered during their stay in this charming French village. The boutique bedrooms include luxurious linen for a glorious night of restful sleep.
Sharing a meal around the table in the magnificent vaulted ceiling dining room is even more special with the twinkling lights from the chandelier and Nikki’s fresh and vibrant food.
All yoga and pilates sessions can be run year round in our new &and beautifully renovated ‘Yoga Barn”. This is an open space of 125m2 designed specifically for your needs.
Soft lighting, oak flooring, a fire place for winter retreats, a refreshment area and a stunning meditation mezzanine. What sets this space apart from others is not only the secluded and peaceful location but the atmosphere, there is an aura of love and caring kindness that wraps itself around you, giving a positive contribution to a healing journey.
We make use of the flat open fields of the forest floors, a space in nature with views to take your breath away. Only a short walk from the main property, to find peaceful surroundings with a fresh water stream and mountains meeting the skyline.
A number of mats, blocks, bolsters, belts and blankets are available on site
Accommodation options and bathrooms
Chalet Savoie Faire can accommodate 14 guests over three stunning properties
Chalet Savoie Faire - main house can sleep 6-8 guests
A large lounge area with open fire, separate vaulted dining hall and kitchen for your own use.
Cow Room - 1 twin room with large bathroom
Princess suite - 1 vaulted ceiling double room with ensuite
Madeleine master - 1st floor a 1 twin or double room leading onto a balcony overlooking the Alps with a very large shared bathroom and wet room.
Beaufort - 1st floor a bunk room with adult size beds 190 x 90 with shared bathroom
Tree house - a large room in the eves of the main building 2-3 guests
This is a beautiful large room of 50m2 that sits above the cookery school and in the home of the hosts - usually occupied by the instructors during the retreat.
1 twin or double room and a single room with open lounge area overlooking the alps with separate bathroom
Chez Milo - attached to yoga barn sleep 4 guests
Our recently renovated village house has its own open plan kitchen dining area, a snug and 2 ensuite bedrooms, total indulgence of antiques and modern design.
Cave room - twin or double room with ensuite
Cloud room - twin or double room with ensuite
Please note that all the properties are fully equipped with wi-fi, surround sound, free sat tv, hair dryers, bath robes, slippers and L’Occitaine toiletries.
Passionate about food and obsessive about using the best seasonal produce, you will dine on gourmet vegetarian meals throughout your stay.
Each day brings a different experience, a different setting, a different menu & dining experience. From leisurely breakfasts, to picnics in the mountains and candlelit dinners, we will provide and prepare healthy menus dictated by seasonal produce. Here you will be nourished by farm to table meals that integrate deliciousness, balance, wellbeing and creative flair. Food for your soul!
Juice, herbal teas, fruit and healthy snacks will be available throughout the day.
The Alps offer an incredible range of activities whatever the season and your hosts Nikki and Hugh will help you put together a bespoke package to suit everyone in your party.
The properties have many outdoor relaxation areas, to follow the sun or be in the shade of the roses. In winter each property has a fire place to sit and relax in front of, whilst reading or watching one of the many movies on offer.
Cookery classes with Nikki - This experience is about love, the love of food, the love of creating sweet and savoury French fare. Hands on classes that are relaxed and full of fun, love and laughter
Cross country skiing, back country skiing or Snow shoeing from the doorstep during the winter months. Rental equipment is 1 km away in Grande Naves.
Walking - is easy from the front door, follow the yellow signs for all levels
Hiking - to the higher peaks with a guide can be arranged or to the refuge
Rock climbing - 300 meters from the property, an instructor can be arranged
Cycling - Mountain or Road, bike rentals & guide possible upon request
Thermal spa facilities in the valley - 10km away with 6 pools of fun
Massage - in house or out of house service
Organic food markets - twice a week in the valley with Nikki guiding
Antique shopping - Nikki knows all the shops to enhance your home
Lake Annecy - Drive here for an day to discover the mini Venise of the Alps
Chamonix - an hour and 30 minutes from the house to explore the highest ranges of Europe
Location and how to get there
Chalet Savoie Faire is located in Fontaine Naves, a small historic alpine village in the Savoie region. An area better known for the Alpine skiing during the winter months and the best kept secret for the rest of the year.
A two hour drive from either Lyon or Geneva airports, if hiring a car.
Both bus and train services run from both airports to Albertville or Moutiers Bride les Bains, where we can collect you and bring you up the mountain, or arrange a private taxi transfer. There is ample parking if you decide to drive over, and detailed driving directions will be sent a week before you leave your home.
Booking terms / pricing
We will help host your retreat and make it unique for you and your guests for a minimum of three nights. A 2020 price list available upon request, please send an email to get more detailed information on all of the above.