Chalet des Ecrins

Welcome to Chalet des Écrins – Weekly rental for a real vacation

In the wonderful setting of a high valley in the foothills south of the Ecrins National Park, in the wide Champsaur valley, in the Hautes-Alpes, we offer for seasonal rental this environmental quality label chalet located at an altitude of 1324 m, south of Pic Queyrel.

Description :

Living space: 75 m² on two levels.
Nice and cozy with mainly solar central heating.
Southern exposure.
The view is clear opened and panoramic towards the valley and the mountains.
In this place you can spend a relaxing holiday, away from noisy cities, villages and roads. This very sunny region gets at least 300 days of sunshine a year.
In the chalet, there is a good large size map in relief of the Écrins which will help you find your way and discover the wonders of nature.

Nearby are a body of water including a leisure center (4 km) on the village of St Julien en Champsaur , and a swimming pool (6 km) in St Bonnet en Champsaur . There are many leisure possibilities, such as introductions to paragliding with climbing (12 km) in Pont du Fossé , rock climbing, nature park in Laye and at the entrance of Champoléon valley, horseback riding in Chaillol (3 km), minigolf (7 km), golf in Col Bayard (12 km), mountain biking in Chantaussel (right at the door of the chalet) and many other possibilities.

During winter time: The closest skiing resort, located at only 5 km (8 min) is Chaillol 1600. St Léger les Mélèzes it at 11 km (12 min), Laye at 11 km (12 min), Ancelle at 12 km (13 min) and Orcières Merlette at 27 km (43 min) at the bottom of the valley. You can go snowshoeing or walking directly from the chalet. The closest cross-country skiing area is at Col Bayard, located at 14 km (14 min). During the winter, although the snow is cleared from the roads regularly, it is necessary to have a vehicle equipped with winter tires or snow chains.
We offer all the advantages of the proximity with the skiing areas: good location for the four resorts mentioned, without the disadvantages: constant agitation, noise, passing by.

Various documents for reference use are available for your information.

The closest train station is at 22 km (23 mn) in Gap, and the shops and stores are in St Bonnet (6,6 km, 9 min), in Chabottes (6,8 km, 8 min) or in Pont du Fossé (12 km, 14 min).

The building of this environmental quality label chalet : For people concerned about the natural simple settlement, the chalet was built entirely with healthy materials, excluding purposely all products harmful to health in the short or long term. The structural materials come from the area, as well as the lumber. The inner insulation is made of earth and straw (the clay comes from the digging of the house foundations and the straw from local farms), 12 cm thick, to which we added a raw earth coating and a finish coat of lime, gypsum and sand. The electrical system is fully shielded to prevent harmful electromagnetic fields. The woodwork is not treated with toxics but according to biological specifications.
The central heating comes mainly from solar energy captured by 25 m² of solar panels on the roof of our house nearby. Two storage tanks of 3000 liters can supply at least 50% of heating and hot water needs. The supplementary heat is provided by a condensing gas boiler. The boiler room is located in premises near the cottage. Thus, the cottage undergoes no inconveniences from noise due to machinery (pumps, plate heat exchangers, boiler).
The inside walls are colored with natural ochres from Roussillon, which bring the southern sun in the house, even on gray days.
Light fitting is mostly with low energy consumption.

You may connect to internet through a 3G key which is not provided

We try to pollute as little as possible, to preserve the environment, to protect nature and to avoid waste.

Together we can do so, for example:

  • We save water which is so precious.
  • We close the radiator valves if we air a room or if we are too hot, and turn off lights when leaving a room.
  • We only use biodegradable products for washing dishes, washing machine, dishwasher and floors so as not to destroy the microorganisms of the septic tank.
  • We sort the garbage.
  • We use compost for organic waste
  • We try to be careful not to throw cutlery or other items belonging to the cottage.
  • We handle doors, windows and screens carefully.
  • We do not throw our garbage in the mountains or on the paths during our hikes or walks
  • We try to make those around us more aware of respect and preservation of the environment.

Check on the booking calendar in the menu “Useful Information”

Spoken Languages : English, French, German, Tibetan.
Italian and Spanish (basic knowledge).

Our Chalet is a furnished T4, the Tourist Board of Champsaur-Valgaudemar granted us Three Stars and Gîtes de France rated us Environment quality label Trois Épis for five people.

Smoking is totally forbidden in the house and on the property, and access to animals is not possible due to allergies.
Thank you for your understanding.

Ecological behavior rules must be observed while living in our chalet.

Precise location of the Chalet des Écrins:
Elevation: 1324 m
latitude 44 ° 67’57 .57 ” north
Longitude 6 ° 14’05 .87 ”

If you are interested, you may write us by clicking on ‘contact’

in order to reserve for a period.