If your ideal vacation involves playing in the snow, skiing, or just curling up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate, then a chalet home plan may be the right one for you. After all, what do you picture when you think about a mountain getaway home? Probably a rustic cabin or A-frame with deck, a steeply pitched roof, and a big wall of windows. If you dream of building in the mountains or by a lake, a mountain lodge or log cabin feels just right. Chalet style house plans add a dash of Swiss flair with fun elements.
This timeless and charming style of architecture features plenty of decorative trim, from exposed brackets to scalloped wood and other fanciful elements. You’ll find plenty of overlap with the A-frame style here, as many of these designs feature steeply pitched roofs.
Outdoor living takes center stage in the mountains or by a lake, so chalet plans typically feature decks, porches, balconies, and other places for relaxing outside. Do you love the idea of waking up to a view? Choose a design with the master suite upstairs, especially one with a connecting balcony. That way, you get extra privacy, the best vantage point to look out upon the scenery, and a quiet place to greet the day before heading downstairs to make coffee and pancakes.
Of course, no chalet would be complete without a cozy fireplace. An open layout lets everyone hang out together, whether relaxing next to the fire, preparing a meal in the kitchen (fondue, anyone?), or playing games at the table.
Like any mountain home, a chalet should include functional spaces like a mudroom or another spot to take off snowy boots and to hang up heavy coats. Some designs in this collection also include walkout basement, ideal for sloping hillside lots. On the lower levels, you’ll typically find extra bedrooms, recreation rooms, storage, and maybe even a wet bar for preparing snacks and drinks while playing a game of pool or watching a movie. If a design doesn’t include 2 x 6 framing but you’d like extra space for insulation because of a cold climate, our modification service can help.
Explore our collection of chalet house plans and find your perfect getaway.