Stunning chalet guesthouse with Japanese Spa
at la Rosière 1850

Discover our chalet guesthouse concept imagined in Japan...

Story of the Chalet Matsuzaka

The owners, Mike and Faye, dreamt of Chalet Matsuzaka whilst living and working in Japan in the late nineties:

“Frequenting the ski resorts around Nagano, we imagined a chalet with a Japanese Spa in our loved resort of La Rosière 1850 in the Haute Tarentaise, France.

Six years of concept, design and two years of building later, we finally opened the doors to Chalet Matsuzaka in 2006, the first 4* hotel in La Rosiere 1850. In 2024 after 18yrs as a 4* hotel, and with many other choices of 4* hotels in resort, we wanted to reinforce the spirit of the chalet, the ski lodge, with the Japanese spa.

Today, we offer 5 luxurious rooms for a maximum 15 people, all together on the entire 2nd floor, perfect for large families, groups or couples, taken care of by your hosts, Faye & Mike as well as a self-catering apartment on the ground floor for 2/4 people rented by the week. A large open salon/games room for the children and a moment of relaxation after skiing as well as our beautiful Japanese ONSEN style SPA! We hope to welcome you to share our haven and enjoy the serenity and beauty of our mountains in La Rosiere 1850.”

What does Matsuzaka mean?

Matsuzaka 松阪 (まつざか)  is a two kanji word Matsu 松 meaning pine tree, and zaka 阪 meaning heights or slope. Also a baseball star in Japan as well as a famous beef, we wanted to give the chalet a name associated with it’s origins and where it is situated.

Whilst Chalet Matsuzaka has a Japanese name, the construction embraces the look and traditional local building architecture of Savoie with stone and wood.

Local artisans were employed during construction and the interior design mashes up both Mike and Fayes’ origins from the UK, with some Japanese decorations and mountain styling.

Discover our rooms

Taking the entire 2nd floor, our more mountain decorated larger Savoyard rooms range from 30m² double, 35m² triples to a larger 40m² family room.

All with south facing balconies, large bathrooms with showers and large baths, separate toilets.

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