Testimonials

Amazing food, lovely chalet, great company, fantastic cakes and the perfect hots – thanks for a brilliant week!” (Kat & Joe Apr 2015)

“What a fab holiday – superb food and wonderful hosts – couldn’t ask for anything more. Lovely to have such varied veggie food too! So good to have your company too in the evenings – great games!” (The Badger Family Feb 2015)

Fabulous holiday with great hosts. Food was excellent all week and so was the company. Lovely to see Rhian & Garrett again and Matt & Jodie were attentive and helpful, especially with the dietary challenges.” (Toni & Neil Turner Jan 2015)

“Bloomin’ marvellous!! Thank you one and all for such a fantastic 2 weeks. It wasn’t just about the skiing, it was the whole holistic approach. Right from the time of booking, through to the last moment…. All absolutely perfect! Andy and Tracy were superb – the food was exquisite the chalet was always immaculate and the atmosphere and banter was friendly, warm and humorous – love you guys, thank you. Garrett & Rhian, what can I say other than you’ve nailed it on the head. I think you should be extremely proud of what you have achieved. I can’t thank you enough for making our holiday the most fun and enjoyable we’re ever been on, and I’ve been going now for 30 years!! Once again, thank you all again for the best time and already looking forward to next year – bring it on!” (Emma Hazlehurst March 2014)

What a great cooking and such an awesome service!! We made our friends at home jealous by showing them the food, the clean rooms and the hot tub on Facebook. Our wives at home with get troubled by us getting used to doing nothing at all!! Enjoy your stay and we hope lots of good snow and sun!!” (Pepijn Koster’s group Feb 2014)

“Absolutely brilliant week!! So many champagne moments!! Huge thanks.” (Christopher MacColl’s group Feb 2014)

Thank you Sam, Ross, Garrett and Rhian for an excellent week. We really appreciate your hospitality and the many laughs we’ve had over the course of this week. The food has been great and waking up to a cooked breakfast has been lovely. Thank you Sam for cleaning our rooms and being great company, and thank you Ross and Garrett for coming out with us on Tuesday and Thursday. We had a great time at the snow parks, despite Thomas’ and James’ injuries! Nevertheless, we’ve had an excellent time here at chalet Sara Marie, so thank you very much! This is our eighth year skiing as a group of 18, and you have been the best chalet hosts by far! We will miss you!” (David Wilkinson’s group Feb 2014)

“Our second visit to chalet Sara Marie and once again we were very well looked after by Sam and Ross. The food has been excellent and the hosting has been first class. Garrett and Rhian also made sure our stay was 100% with Garrett skiing with us for two days. All in all, a fantastic holiday. We can’t wait to come back!” (Andrew, Helene and George Goodwin & Alison Hosken Jan 2014)

“Part of a group of 4, I had a great stay at Chalet Sara Marie. The chalet was nice and the living room very comfortable indeed. We arrived early – midday on the Saturday – and were delighted that the room was already available for us. It was a nice touch that Rhian and Garrett came over on a regular basis to check everything was okay. Have stayed in a number of chalets and, undoubtedly, Ross and Sam (the chalet staff) are head and shoulders above any of the staff at the other places. The food was of the highest quality and very plentiful. Really disappointed to leave and would love to come back!” (David Hurst Jan 2014)”

“We’ve all had a really great week here at Chalet Isabelle. Tracy & Andrew have been fantastic – the food was amazing and they’ve made us all feel really welcome. The chalet was lovely and comfortable, and the open fire after a long day on the piste along with the hot tub and sauna (and Tracy’s amazing cakes!!) was always the perfect end to a perfect day! Would definitely recommend this chalet and a big thank you to Tracy and Andrew – you’ve made our holiday!” (Paul Cresswell’s group Jan 2014)

“Un surprise incroyable que ce chalet formidable! Un accueil très sympathique de propriétaires, a l’écoute de ses hôtes. Des découvertes culinaires typiquement britannique pour le bonheur de tous. Merci à tous pour votre accueil. ” (Philippe Boulland’s group Dec 2013)

A wonderful holiday with our friends at this extremely welcoming chalet. Food the best we’ve had in a chalet for some time. Charlotte, Charlie, Rhian and Garrett were excellent hosts. Chalet always kept very clean and tidy. Really enjoyed our night at the Ferme de la Choumette restaurant too. Delicious food and a unique atmosphere. A bientot.” (Nicola Slack’s group Dec 2013)

“As catered chalet virgins, we found the experience to be total luxury!! Don’t want to go home. Adam and Becky are great hosts!! Look forward to coming back!! (Yvette Lelievre’s group Feb 2013)

“We had a fantastic week! Thank you. Snow and weather perfect. Jess and Jono are a winning combo. Great food and hospitality!!” (Tony, Cathy, Jasmine and Louis Absalom Feb 2013)

“Jess & Jono were fab hosts. Made us feel really welcome. The food was even better than the restuarant food on the night off. Thanks for such a great week! PS Great sweets!!” (Rob Pile’s group Jan 2013)

“We have had the most amazing week at Chalet Isabelle. The food has been absolutely stunning, and Adam and Becky could not have worked harder.They are the best hosts and we would definitely recommend anyone to stay here. Thanks for a fantastic week!! (James Haig’s group Jan 2013)

“We had a wonderful week during our holiday. Jess and Jono were amazing, food was delicious!! They were very friendly, made our holiday much more fun and were very welcomed! We would definitely recommend Silver Lining Chalets to our family and friends! Thanks for everything!!” (Ramune Savulionyte’s group Dec 2012)

“A cheeky few days boarding turned into a gastronomic powder epic! Fantastic hosts – thanks Yolly & Alicia x. Fantastic food, great company – thanks guys. Great powder conditions – already looking forward to next year.” (Mark Rogers April 2012)

“This was our 3rd or 4th trip to this part of the 3 Valleys and it seems to get better every time. Les Menuires is our favourite part of this vast ski resort, having seamless connections to the other valleys so as the whole area offers skiing to over 3,200 metres (in Val Thorens, further up the same valley) and skiing well into late spring I think you are guaranteed to find something to suit everyone. Le Bettaix is a small and pleasantly quiet hamlet at the bottom of the Les Menuires lift system having good access to the larger ski areas and other facilities the 3 Valleys has to offer. Sara Marie is a relatively modern chalet, but built in the traditional style, and is just a short stroll from the chairlift. It is right by a ski rental shop and one bar/restaurant which is great if you don’t want to go far on the hosts’ one night off. The chalet is very comfortable and boasts a hot tub which is great for soothing the aching limbs at the end of the day. The log fire is also a focal point for the evening gathering to chat about the day’s adventures before dinner. The meals are fabulous – a great blend of local cuisine with good hearty fare to fuel you for a full day on the slopes. We particularly enjoyed the local cheeses at the end of the meal while sipping (?!) the wines provided. Rhian & Garrett have been running chalet holidays for quite a few years now and we have been fortunate to stay with them several times – a testament to the fact we enjoyed their hospitality and also their company. They were extremely helpful – even down to kitting me out in borrowed ski gear when the airline managed to lose my luggage for 24 hours, to ensure I didn’t miss a day on the slopes! We also enjoyed skiing with Garrett on a couple of days when he hosted us and guided us to some areas we hadn’t discovered ourselves. Altogether we couldn’t fault our holiday at Chalet Sara Marie and are returning again this coming season. We can’t wait!” (John Brace Feb 2012)

“Excellent holiday! An amazing stay with great friends and even better hosts. We could not have asked for better skiing conditions helped by the fact when we returned to the chalet, there were always perfect cakes waiting for us! Liz and Andy were fantastic, the food was amazing, and they were always happy to cook many varieties of egg every morning with a smiling face!” (Mario Marks Jan 2012)

Thanks for a fab week – excellent food, fantastic chalet hosts (Andy & Liz) – wish them all the best! Was really nice them having dinner & socialising with us. Really good crowd in the chalet & fantastic snow conditions. Would def return!!” (Liz & Alistair Pollard Jan 2012)

“Great time had by all – food and hospitality first class, plenty of wine and conversation – duck was the best but others came close. Hope the rest of the season goes well!” (Mike Thomas Jan 2012)

“Thanks for a lovely time in your chalet. Great food, fantastic people and loads of fun. You’ll definitely see us again!!” (Straeuli & Coetsee families Jan 2012)

“What a great chalet experience. Yolly and Alicia are wonderful hostesses and the food was awesome!! We really enjoyed the week! Excellente semaine a Silver Lining Chalets. Merci beaucoup pour tout!” (Lisa & Marc Mounition Mar 2012)

Amazing week! Perfect hosts (Yolly & Alicia, Rhian, Garrett & Isabelle). Food was 5*, ski hosting excellent, chalet perfect. We have made lots of friends and great memories. We will be back! Thank you very much for a great week. XXX” (Amanda & Phil Murden Mar 2012)

If you would like to speak to some of our previous guests to find out what our holidays are like, the Banks family would be more than happy to talk with you about their stay with us. Let us know if you’d like to speak with them, and we’ll give you their phone number.