at 6,400 ft above sea level, right on the slopes

a Small Design Hotel with only 5 rooms

and a fantastic view on the mountain hotel spirit


Situated in Vars, a ski resort at the border with the Hautes Alpes and High Provence in the Southern Alps, at the foot of the ski slopes in a quiet setting (Vallon de Fontbonne), a hotel has reinvented itself as an eco-friendly chalet.

This 4 star hotel conveys a cosy and intimate atmosphere within a contemporary chalet encompassing five beautiful rooms with breathtaking views on the mountains, a living room with large dinner table for guests, sitting room with fireplace and a relaxation area with spa and sauna. There is of course a large space for storing your skis, snowboards, snow shoes and bicycles...

The state-of-the art  interiors combine raw concrete, larch wood, warm materials, furnishings and designer accessories which create a welcoming and very comfortable living space.

Breakfast, which is also available on room service, and gourmet dinner are served on the large dining table, which is for the exclusive use of the hotel's clients.

For an escape or a holiday with your partner or on your own, Névalhaia offers the privacy and an unforgettable "designer chalet" experience.

Névalhaia can also be exclusively hired as a luxury chalet with 4 star service  at the foot of the ski slopes by groups of friends or families and it can host up to 14 guests (there are 5 double bedrooms, where it is possible to add up to 4 beds for children).

In line with the latest trends, Névalhaia Le Chalet is environmentally responsible, with an innovative and sustainable building design, which easily blends in with the surrounding environment:

• the chalet is the first stage of a future cluster of terraced chalets on the mountain side. The cluster is formed by buildings positioned in a sequence and embedded one inside the other, which are reminiscent of the blocks of scree that you find at the foot of the mountain peaks

• the terraced roof is covered by vegetation and a part of the building is embedded in the mountain

• large windows face the south and east and are exposed to the light of the Southern Alps, whereas the northern facade remains opaque

• the production and consumption of heat are efficient so a percentage of renewable energy complements the electrical supply: solar thermal hot water, wooden insert and stoves for heating and comfort.

Inside, we have aimed to create a welcoming and comfortable environment. Materials are both simple and high quality. The concrete of the structure is raw and exposed. The wooden details are in larch, which is characteristic of the conifer tree of the Southern Alps forests. Furniture and accessories have been created by contemporary design companies such as Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Noë Duchaufour-Lawrance, Luca Giulio Ferreccio & Francesca Gasparotti, Didier Gomez, Davide Groppi, Jean-Louis Iratzoki, Eric Jourdan, Yota Kakuda, Hiroshi Kawano, Jean-Marie Massaud, Normal Studio, Matteo Thun ...

In keeping with the concept of responsible and sustainable development, the hotel also has the following features:

• accessibility for people with reduced mobility, with a room specially adapted for disabilities and a lift that allows access to the living spaces

• the building of the structure was contracted to local and regional companies, who used eco-sustainable certified materials when economically possible

• furniture and accessories were provided primarily by French manufacturers and then European

• there is a focus on quality as well as how far products and materials need to travel with ressources coming from the Hautes Alpes, from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and from the province of Cuneo

• there is an emphasis on raising awareness of about an optimal use of the resources amongst staff and guests

Minimalist but at the same time richly detailed: This is Névalhaia Le Chalet.


Hôtel **** valhaia le chalet

Vallon de FontBonne - BP 7


Phone : +33 492 235 918

Mail : contact ( a )

Small design & eco-friendly ski-in ski-out luxury 4 stars hotel in Vars Risoul Forêt-Blanche - Southern French Alps - France RCS 751 616 699

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