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The Lodge *****

Chemin de Plénadzeu 3 | 1936 Verbier | Switzerland |

"Richard Branson's Ski Chalet Is One of the Most Luxurious Ways to Visit Switzerland"

Travel + Leisure, 10 August 2017
From 799€/room/all-in

KIDS LOVE

  • The rooms designed to accommodate up to 6 children
  • The Lodge Rangers for 12-year-olds
  • The pastry classes

PARENTS LOVE

  • The spa and indoor pool
  • The fitness room
  • The unique atmosphere of Verbier

 

LOCATION

Nestling at an altitude of 1,500m, in the heart of the prestigious ski resort of Verbier, The Lodge welcomes you to its exceptional chalet at the foot of the slopes.

Owned by famous billionaire Sir Richard Branson, The Lodge is less than 2 hours’ drive from Geneva International Airport and around an hour from Lausanne.

From Sion airport, where you can land by private plane, you will reach the chalet in 45 minutes. On request, we can organize a helicopter transfer from Geneva, Zurich and Sion.

 

DESCRIPTION

Listed as one of the most beautiful hotels in Switzerland, this 5-star hotel welcomes you in the winter and summer seasons. Sir Richard Branson chose to set up his hotel in Verbier because, according to him, “the resort offers a unique experience of gliding in the world, memorable after-skis and a perfect environment for family holidays in winter as in summer “.

Branson leases his own chalet when he does not occupy it. You will have the opportunity to sleep in Richard’s own room! The Branson family stays at the Lodge for a week or two during the winter season and usually a few days in the summer, often with friends like singers Natalie Imbruglia or Peter Gabriel.

In a warm atmosphere and a refined and cozy setting, you will experience a unique stay. More than fifteen months of work were necessary to bring the lodge to life. The renovation was orchestrated by architect Patrice Coupy. The contemporary chic decoration was entrusted to the very famous designer Fiona Barratt. All furniture was created in England and delivered to Switzerland.

Skiers and snowboarders will delight in the 400km of slopes that make up the ski area of the vast 4 Vallées. The hotel is located just 200 metres from the Verbier-Les Ruinettes ski lift with a driver service on call to drop you off and pick you up. After enjoying the mountain’s good air, you can take off your skis and relax in the indoor or outdoor jacuzzi.

The living room of the chalet opens on a central fireplace, ideal to meet with family or friends during long winter evenings. The Lodge has 7 rooms and 2 suites, 1 restaurant with common “as home” table, 2 bars where everyone can serve at any time, 1 indoor pool, 1 spa, 1 hammam, 1 fitness center and 2 jacuzzis.

The chalet can be rented per room in the summer and during selected winter weeks, but if you prefer, you can also privatize the property for 18 people, plus 6 children. Whether it’s for a luxurious ski trip or a summer getaway to the mountains, The Lodge has it all.

Each room is uniquely decorated and represents a real comfort cocoon. Three of the Bedooms (29 sqm – 312 sqft) are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors. One of them, the Duplex, offers a bathroom located above a small staircase. These rooms (with the exception of the Duplex) can be furnished with either a king size bed or twin beds.

The 4 Large Rooms (33 sqm – 355 sqft) are more spacious and all have a balcony and a large bathroom with separate shower and bath. While the seating area is ideally suited for reading or relaxing, an office is also present for you to write your logbook or consult your recent emails.

The Bunkroom, especially designed to sleep and entertain up to 6 children can be found on the 2nd floor, it can be booked and privatized for a family, when not exclusively hiring The Lodge, with parents staying in the Large Room, next door. With a toy box, games console and books to entertain and an en-suite shower room, little guests have all they need for a pampered space to call their own.

Finally, on the top floor of the chalet, the two Master Suites (47 sqm – 505 sqft) offer their guests a magnificent private terrace that is ideally suited for an intimate dinner during the summer. A king size bed, a central fireplace, a spacious bathroom, and a rain shower and toilet kit complete the comfort of these two suites. Besides a breathtaking view of the mountains, the two suites offer the possibility of being connected via a secret door concealed in the library. A must if you are traveling with your family, in order to preserve privacy while having only a step to make to meet all together.

 

GASTRONOMY

The Lodge’s kitchen and dining room offers its guests the delicious pleasure of gathering around a generous friendly table and sharing the anecdotes of a beautiful day on the slopes or a long mountain bike ride.

You will taste delicious locally sourced flavors, from the Michelin star trained team of chefs, who will create a diverse menu, which perfectly hits the spot in the summer months or after a day in the snow.

Whether you want to share a classic family dinner or a gourmet dinner, the Lodge team is ready to adapt its menus to your desires.

FOR THE KIDS

  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Baby-sitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor

 

FOR THE FAMILY

At The Lodge, kids will be invited to become a Lodge Ranger. All children under 12 receive a set welcome backpack with a T-shirt as well as other goodies and surprises to make sure they’re ready to hit the mountain.

The establishment will concoct a programme specially adapted to the ages and desires of its small guests. Treasure hunts, great snowmen contest, sledging in the hotel garden, pool parties in the indoor pool, story book time, skating parties on The Lodge’s mini ice rink (children’s skates provided) … activities are varied and endless!

The team is happy to help organize activities, but as they are a small team they are unable to watch over children. Parental supervision is therefore required for all suggested activities.

In order to ensure that your children are in good hands and make the most of the slopes, the hotel will make a point of booking them the best ski instructors.

For fun, in the warm, in the comfort of the chalet, the children will be able to prepare delicious cookies, in the company of the Chef.

They can also enjoy the many inflatable buoys and toys of the indoor pool.

Finally, to facilitate the lives of parents, shuttles with child seats as well as strollers can be provided, upon request, when making your reservation. On site, you will also find everything you need to be able to cope with any unforeseen circumstances: baby cosmetics, baby phones, high chairs, adapted bathtubs, baby bottle warmers and cots for babies.

 

EXPERIENCES

In all seasons, you will enjoy the many pleasures of the mountains: breathtaking hikes during the summer and a season of extensive skiing from November to the end of April, thanks to the effectiveness of the snow canons in the ski area.

Verbier truly deserves its title of a paradise for skiers and snowboarders. A single package gives you access to one of the largest ski areas in the Alps, linking 5 resorts in 4 valleys. Small and big, beginners and experts, the whole family will find happiness …

Even non-skiers will certainly not refuse a good hot wine (or chocolate) at the top of the slopes.

Less than an hour’s drive from the hotel, the Adventure Park of Sion invites you to exceed your limits and to take advantage of multiple courses of tree climbing. Giant zip lines, monkey bridges, ladders suspended along the trees are just a few of the facilities you can enjoy. And who said that the tree-climbing was reserved for the reckless? The park has everything planned with a course created especially for 4-7 year old. Maximum safety is ensured on this last route. The children are attached from the beginning to the end, without having to unhook their carabiners.

A stay in Verbier is also an opportunity to discover the beauties of the region and the neighboring cities and countries. Day trips to Chamonix or to Italy can be organized and personalized according to your wishes.

 

FOR THE PARENTS

A family vacation can also be an opportunity for Dad and Mum to have a moment of romance while the baby is with the babysitter. Not to be missed: the famous Verbier Festival, which takes place every summer. Classical music in the heart of the Swiss Alps!

The resort offers many sports to practice during the summer season: beach volleyball, golf, climbing, tennis, squash, paragliding, fishing etc. The concierge will be happy to book these activities for you.

In all seasons, the center of Verbier is home to around 40 restaurants for all styles, from gastronomic dinners to casual après-ski raclette. Numerous bars and nightclubs promise lively evenings. At the Farinet, you may come across regulars such as Prince William of England or British singer James Blunt, one of the ski lifts bears his name!

Verbier is the paradise of high-end shopping: art galleries, neat decoration shops, jewelery shops honoring the Swiss watchmaking tradition, fashion boutiques offering the biggest international clutches … Everything is planned for addictive shopping!

Did you know that the surrounding area of ​​Verbier also has many vineyards? At your convenience, you can enjoy a private tasting at the chalet or a day of discovery in the heart of the vineyards.

An ultimate reward after a long day on foot or on skis, the hotel’s spa invites you to relax in the skilled hands of therapists. Parents can enjoy all these activities in complete serenity as a babysitting service is available on request.

  • 24/24 check-in
  • Animations
  • Bar
  • Billiards
  • Boutique
  • Cinema
  • Concierge
  • Fitness room
  • Golf
  • Hammam
  • Indoor Pool
  • Library
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi
  • Yoga