Les Rires au Chalet is your home while you stay with us.  We've put many years of thought, effort and love into creating a comfortable practical base to make sure your time with us is perfect.


We can accommodate up to 12 people in 6 lovely rooms.

With 4 bedrooms on the second floor, 3 of which are en-suite, the 4th has a private bathroom..

On the ground floor we have a twin room and a small double, along with a shared shower room. On this floor you will also find the kitchen, large dining room with a cosy stove and separate living area with plenty of space and comfy seating for everyone. There's also a wood burning stove, TV, DVD player, bluetooth speaker and WIFI.

On the lower floor of our house we have a laundry room, cloakroom and kit and boot room. 

There's also private parking for up to 4 cars.

In the warmer months our charming private garden offers more places to relax and enjoy superb views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.


As food lovers ourselves, we understand the importance of delicious and various home cooking -and plenty of it - especially when you're enjoying the outdoors.  All of our meals are relaxed and informal and served around our large family dining table.

Breakfasts are big, healthy and varied, with fresh fruits, a choice of breads as well as cereals, local cheese, juices, tea and proper coffee.  For an instant post activity hit, afternoon tea comes with a home-made cake baked that same morning.

We also offer the option of delicious and generous evening meals prepared and cooked while you're out enjoying the mountains.

If you have special dietary requirements, just let us know when you book and we will prepare separate dishes for you each evening.

For those who want the freedom to do their own thing meals can be taken at one of the local bars or restaurants in Etiez, sembrancher or Le Chable, or choose from plenty more in Martigny or up in Verbier itself.



Where do we begin?  Etiez is surrounded by spectacular mountains and high alpine terrain, providing the perfect opportunity for an exciting range of sports and activities for people of every age.  In winter, from Les Rires au Chalet you can ski, snowboard, sledge or ski-tour, hike or snowshoe.  Our location is a perfect base to head out with a guide heli-skiing or ski mountaineering.  

In summer, mountain bikers from all over the world come to ride the region’s legendary singletrack and natural trails.  While some look for backcountry adventures and enduro-style riding, others buy a lift pass and hit the bikepark for downhill thrills.  From Etiez, you can drive to resorts like Chamonix and Crans Montana – both worth a day trip with bikes.  Road cycling is great here too, with fantastic mountain passes and access to sections of the Tour de France.

Walkers love this region, and there’s a huge network of trails to suit every level of fitness and ability, from gentle walks in sunny meadows through to high alpine passes with remote cabins for an overnight stop.  There’s also plenty of mountaineering and rock climbing, or less energetic activities like horse riding and parascending.


Whatever your interest or passion is, we’ll be very happy to advise you about the options.  We can also give you the details of companies and guides to help make your visit as rewarding as possible.