…near Alpe d’Huez in the heart of the Oisans region and the French Alps; Le Château d’Oz is owned and run by Andy and Gill. We live here all year round, know the area well, and welcome sharing our passion for the region with new and returning guests on holiday.
In winter enjoy our fully catered chalet holidays. Our home-cooked food is much appreciated by our guests and we love to produce French classics carefully updated for the modern palate. We are happy to accommodate most special diets. We have AOC quality house wines as well as an interesting fine wine list and a selection of whiskies and brandies. Our accommodation is huge compared with most chalets; the suites, all en-suite, typically consist of a bed/sitting room with a kitchen and a bathroom, in all around 35m²/375sq feet.
The skiing in Alpe d’Huez has great facilities for beginners and experts and we will guide you as to the best places to go depending on your experience and the conditions. We often ski with our guests for a more personal holiday experience.
In Summer our apartment-suites are available for catered half-board holidays, B&B and self-catering. They can be combined in any number to accommodate a single traveller, couples, families and groups of 16 in spacious comfort, 32 maximum.
You will (probably) never score a goal at Wembley or serve an ace at Wimbledon but you can test yourself on the Glandon, Croix de Fer, and Galibier; they are right on our doorstep. The fearsome climb up the 21 bends to Alpe d’Huez is an easy 15 minutes away; a nice warm up. Marco Pantani did it in 37m 38s, how about you?
Mountain bikers have one of the biggest areas of the Alps to explore; the lifts run in July and August and give access to dramatic cross country as well as challenging decents. There is also lots of relaxed cycling for families and days out, touring or watching the great events like the Tour de France, the Dauphiné and other cycle events.
Walkers have Les Ecrins National Park, the Plateau d’Emparis and fantastic mountain scenery to explore. Several GR routes cross the area and there are great walks directly from the door.
If you are planning a tour in your car the mountain roads are a delight to drive and the views are worth stopping for.