Renting an apartment is often the best option if you want self-catered accommodation for your winter or summer holiday to Courchevel, especially for smaller groups of friends or families.
There are literally hundreds of apartments in Courchevel that come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from small but functional studios to large properties with five-star luxury facilities. They are quite flexible in terms of catering choices and, sometimes, dates and duration of stay. Because they’re generally self-catered, renting an apartment tends to be cheaper than staying in a catered chalets, so they're a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.
This guide will help you choose the perfect apartment for your holiday.
- Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Courchevel
- Catering options & apartment add-ons in Courchevel
- Prices for apartment rentals in Courchevel
- Luxury apartments in Courchevel
- Group apartments in Courchevel
- Family apartments in Courchevel
- Budget apartments in Courchevel
- Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Courchevel
- More inspiration...
Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Courchevel
When planning your break away to the mountains here are a few things worth thinking about before you decide what to go for.
We recommend you book your apartment accommodation as soon as possible. Apartments usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Book it before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and arrival/departure dates are not always as flexible as travel options.
How long you want to stay
Most apartments in Courchevel are rented on a weekly basis only. You’ll find that Saturday to Saturday rentals are most common, but increasingly with the times being as they are, dates can be flexible and some chalet companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.
Plus shorter and longer breaks are becoming more and more popular, so some companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Summer bookings in Courchevel are generally much more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you can come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily.
Apartments to rent in Courchevel range from small studios to large chalet-apartments, making them suitable for all sorts of parties, from couples looking for a romantic escapade to families or groups of friends. Before booking your apartment, you’ll need to know the exact number of people and the ages of the children coming with you on your holiday.
Know your wants and needs
There are literally hundreds of apartments on offer in Courchevel, some providing simple accommodation at the foot of the slopes and others boasting five-star luxury facilities. Most come with WiFi as standard, but check before you book if it's important, some have ski-to-door access and state-of-the-art boot warmers, some don't, and if you need a large terrace with breathtaking views, a cinema room, designer décor or a pet-friendly property, make sure you book as early as possible.
You'll also find that many high-end companies offer concierge services who’ll take care of everything, from your ski passes to your lessons, your equipment hire, chauffeur services to take you to and from the slopes or drive you around resort, private chefs and spas with massages on demand. You're spoiled for choice in Courchevel!
Catering options & apartment add-ons in Courchevel
Apartments in Courchevel are generally rented out on a self-catered basis. However, this doesn't mean that you need to take care of everything yourself since many accommodation providers offer a wide choice of add-ons to boost your holiday experience.
Catering is often top of the list of add-ons and can range from private chefs, welcome packs for your first day, or grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Courchevel, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Also, in the post-Covid world, food and drink delivery services are springing up in resorts making flexible self-catering much more of an option. Gone are the days when self-catering meant someone cooking every night of their holiday (however, someone definitely still has to load the dishwasher I'm afraid!)
What else is there?
Accommodation companies offer numerous add-ons to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. When booking your apartment, you can often include lots of other services for an additional fee, from ski hire to ski passes, ski lessons, transfers, activities and anything else you can think of. This means that you can relax knowing that all the different bits of your holiday will be taken care of. Some may even offer a bespoke concierge service through which you can book high-end treats such as a 24-hour chauffeur, massages or private tours.
Prices for apartment rentals in Courchevel
Apartment rental rates depend on many things:
- facilities and services
- location within the resort
- desired dates
- size of your party
- length of your stay
In general, you can benefit from discounts if you're booking early and outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).
Luxury apartments in Courchevel
As you may imagine, finding a luxury apartment in Courchevel is not exactly difficult as it is possibly the swankiest resort in the Alps, and the destination of choice for a whole host of international celebrities.
Where can you find luxury apartments in Courchevel?
The vast majority of apartment accommodation in Courchevel 1850 reflects the luxury of the chalets and hotels here. Many of the self-catering apartments are within luxury chalet complexes or penthouse flats in Courchevel’s top five-star hotels. Most come with the finest touches and often have the option of catering on request. While a self-catering apartment in Courchevel may be cheaper than a hotel room, this is not saying much as many still come with a hefty price tag.
Group apartments in Courchevel
If you’re looking to organise a corporate trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Courchevel is a great place to host it. A charming Alpine village with great nightlife and plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Courchevel has lots going on and it’s situated in one of the biggest ski areas in the world.
Where can you find big apartments for groups in Courchevel?
Make sure you're as close to the heart of the resort as possible, within easy access to the restaurants, bars, clubs and dozens of things to do off the mountain. However, to achieve this in Courchevel 1850, you'll have to splash the cash. For a less costly option, take a look at Courchevel Moriond. In its lively centre there are some great self-catering apartments set in low-rise, traditional, wood-clad buildings.
Family apartments in Courchevel
Courchevel is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments. Family holidays tend to have their own unique requirements, and services for families in Courchevel can range from providing cots and highchairs in accommodation to babysitting and childcare services. Depending on what is going to make or break your family holiday, make sure you discuss it with your accommodation provider before you book.
Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Courchevel?
When choosing accommodation for your family ski trip, there are usually a few things at the top of your list, one of them being peace and quiet. That's why steering away from the busy centre of Courchevel may be a wise choice when travelling with children. Take a look at the surrounding villages of La Tania and Courchevel Village. The traditional town of Le Praz may also be an option, although it doesn’t offer much in terms of self-catering apartments, and those that are available are mainly privately run and usually part of larger chalet buildings.
Budget apartments in Courchevel
For budget-friendly, self-catering options you have to get out of glitzy Courchevel 1850 where most accommodation comes with a hefty price tag.
How can you save money on your Courchevel accommodation?
The purpose-built centre of La Tania has some nice but relatively simple apartments which are close to this village's nightlife and ski lifts, offering superb value for money. Many are privately rented through the tourist office or local French rental agencies. Courchevel Village is quieter than the rest of the valley in terms of shops and services so it follows that there are a number of purpose-built apartment blocks offering cheaper ski holiday options here.
Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Courchevel
Ski-in/ski-out apartments are the most sought-after in Courchevel. There's no better feeling than being able to put your skis on right outside your front door.
Where can you find ski-in/ski-out apartments in Courchevel?
Courchevel 1850 has the best access to the ski slopes of the Three Valleys, a privilege that comes with a premium price tag. However, being able to ski back to your door is a very good reason to splash the cash on an apartment here.
Our Where to Stay guide will help give you an indication of the character and feel of the various different areas that make up Courchevel. There are also wonderful chalets available to rent in the Three Valleys, take a look at our Chalets page to see what's on offer.