If you want to enjoy an ultimate holiday with your friends or family in Switzerland, then the spacious chalet Chaînon is the thing for you! This chalet has a garden of 1200m2 where you can sunbathe wonderfully, play or just relax. The chalet is smartly furnished and equipped with all the facilities.
In the summer, a refreshing breeze blows here in the Wallis through the mountains. The clear blue Rôhne streams slowly here between the valley directions the sea. For the active hikers, the region of Crans Montana is a true challenge. Between the splendid unripe natures, you can walk from here from village to village along wooden mountain huts.
This region has 4000m high mountaintops and gigantic glaziers. Next to hiking possibilities, this region still offers much more! What about mountain biking, skating, golfing or paragliding? It is all possible in Crans Montana!
Winter sport enthusiasts will love it here. This region is excellent langlauf, skiing and snowboarding. There are various hiking roads with a panoramic view over the snow-covered landscape. When the sunshines over the snow covered mountaintops, the village changes in splendid crystal. Here you can make genuine Husky sleigh trips through the snow-covered landscape. After an active day in the snow, you can relax here wonderfully in the many thermal baths spas and end the evening with a traditional cheese fondue and a glass of wine.
In short, a stay in Wallis will make your holiday dreams come true!
Advice from the ownerDear English-speaking guests, please be wellcome!
If you might choose our chalet, you might take any advantage of the following concise informations and suggestions.
Please find free WIFI in chalet 'Le Chainon' by wich you can surf around at your own PC/ laptop.
The Tourist Office in the mainstreet of Montana ((Avenue de la Gare, near the Postoffice where you also can retire CHF or EURO outside the building) provides any kind of touristinformation.
Skiers are advised to start up at Barzettes (about 2,5 KM by car, direction Montana). Here you will find a big parking. The telecabine to Les Violettes brings you up to 2300 meters above sea level, and from there furtheron to the Plaine Morte glacier (3000 meters above sea level; superb panorama 360 o, facing the Mont Blanc massif, Matterhorn....etc etc, ). Magnificent sunny slopes, overall not very heavy (red ones).
All slopes of the skiing areas of Montana Crans and Aminona are well connected to each other. However, please notice to return at the end of the afternoon to the initial startingpoint, to prevend a busride or taxi to your carpark!
The village of Bluche offers a litte grocery (selling also fresh bread), near the funiculaire stop (little cable-cartrain Sierre- Montana. In Montana Crans there are plenty of well provided supermarkets (closing usually at 18.30 H) and all kinds of other shops, cafes and restaurants and nightclubs. There you also find exquisite patiseries/tearooms Taillens (centre of Montana) and Gerber (between Montana and Crans).
In Bluche you also find a cosy local cafe-restaurant 'Auberge Le Petit Paradis'. Frequented by locals as welll as by international and cosmopolitic public (tourists and world-wide students from 'Ecole des Roches", a famous Swiss Hotel Management school). Please don't forget to reserve your table! Fine fondues, steaks and local wines and spirits. Reasonable prices.
In case of health problems or casualties, you might visit local doctors (and dentist) in Montana Crans. If necessary and urgent, you migt immediately drive to the Sierre or Sion hospitals (15 - 25 minutes by car, both well signalized along the roadside),
In case of motor break-down, you can call or adress Garage 'Du Nord' in Montana-Village, (Renault dealer Fam Bagnoud, about 0,8 KM downhill, along the roadside to Sierre-Chermignon. Also day/night fuel selfservice.
Golfingsaison usually opens in Mai and lasts until the end of Octobre. The Golf Club de Crans wellcomes guestplayers for competitions of several level; golfers from all over the world participating, (including closing prizedistributions with drinks and amuses afterward).
Each first week of September, the Club is hosting the worldfamous Swiss Open - European Masters on the exquisite and demanding Seve Ballesteros' course! Nearby, you find the 9 Holes Jack Niklaus course, also very attractive and chalenging. These courses were labeled by golfers press as the No 1 and No 3 of finest Swiss golfcourses!
Down in the Rhonevalley, you play golf nearly throughout the year: some really nice 18 holes near Sierre, Sion and Leuk (direction of Brig), all about 0,5 Hr maximum by car. Reasonable greenfees and clubhouses with good-local dishes.
Many very nice excursions by car are on arms length, e.g. to the Lago Maggiore (It), 2 Hrs by splendid Simplonpass, and furtheron to Milan. Or Aosta (It) by the amazing Grand St Bernard Pass (about 2 HRS by car): Gallo-Roman heritage, nice old streets and squares, weekly market etc.
Lake Geneva will take about 1 Hr by car (French or Swiss lakeside: Montreux - Lord Byron was here...- , Evian). Geneva and its International Airport Geneva-Cointrin will take about 2 Hrs highway by car (or by train from Sierre, line Milano - Brig - Geneva).
We do hope you and your family and friends will enjoy your stay in 'Le Chainon', and all guests wil find relaxing and sporting distractions, high up in the mountains or down in the valleys!
Please don't hesitate to mention any suggestions or remarks about your stay in chalet Le Chainon. Maybe you will return any time, summer or winter, depending your specific taste and sporting passions!
Ground floor: (Hall, Livingroom(TV, fireplace, DVD player, radio, CD player), Kitchen(oven, microwave, dishwasher, freezer), Bedroom(2x Single bed), Bathroom(bath with shower, washbasin, toilet), WC(washbasin))
On 1st floor: (Bedroom(Bunk bed, washbasin), Bedroom(2x Single bed), Bedroom(2x Single bed), Bedroom(2x Single bed), Bathroom(bath with shower, washbasin, toilet))
Livingroom, storage room, microwave, tumble dryer, washing machine, balcony, heating(central), patio(private), garden(private), garden furniture, BBQ, 4x parking, play area, Cot, high chair
SituationIn the mountains > 1000 m.
Property facilitiesPets allowed
Number of bedrooms 5
Number of bathrooms 2
Costs on siteDeposit: (CHF 500)
Tourist tax: (Mandatory, indication CHF 1,80 /person/night)
Distancescity 3 km
lake 4 km
Grocery shop 4 km
restaurant 0.7 km
Nightlife 3 km
public transport 1 km
Public pool 5 km
Public pool covered 5 km
Ski lift 3 km
Ski bus service 1 km
Tourist information 4 km
airport 180 km