The Lodge is Sir Richard Branson’s stunning nine bedroom chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, one of the Alp’s most exclusive resorts and Europe’s hottest ski spots. Situated on a quiet road just 250m from the main ski lifts and backing onto one of the returning pistes, The Lodge is in a perfect location for the slopes.
The Lodge backs onto one of the returning pistes; so at the end of an exhilarating day you can literally ski home right up to the back door. Not only is it set amongst jaw droppingly handsome scenery, it has a heated indoor pool, a steam room and even a private ice rink - it is the ultimate in uber cool retreats.
The Lodge sleeps 18 adults in 9 bedrooms, and up to 6 children in a bespoke bunkroom. 14 members of resident staff managed by the General Manager Gareth Chandler, between them ensure our clients are never left wanting for anything. The Lodge is the perfect escape not only for those who want to be out on piste all day, but also the non-skiiers amongst us who would prefer to sit back and soak up the Alpine sunshine under clear blue skies.
The food served at The Lodge will be one of the gastronomical highlights of your stay. Our chefs can cater to your every whim, specialising in both Swiss and International cuisine, sit back, relax while your menu of choice is prepared, which depending on your fancy that day can be as formal or informal as you desire.
To describe The Lodge as Uber Cool does it an injustice, there is of course the skiing; of which it is surrounded, but then there is the indoor heated pool, a mini ice rink, a spa, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis (of course!), a steam room, open fires and a party room complete with a disco ball, The Lodge has something for everyone.
Situated only 250m from the main ski lift station, which is walkable even in cumbersome ski boots; if however you really don't feel up to it, our driver is more than happy to drop you off right next to it! The Lodge can accommodate 18 adults in 9 ensuite rooms, there is also the bespoke children/young adult bunkroom which is available at an additional supplement. Winter rates are quoted for seven nights exclusive hire for 18 guests, and are priced in Swiss Francs. Individual rooms can however be reserved, if the chalet is not booked for exclusive use six weeks priors to your arrival date.
Your stay is inclusive of breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner for all nights bar one during your seven night stay, when you will be able to sample Verbiers renowned culinary delights, and for those returning early from the slopes or if you simply didn't fancy going out, then a light lunch can be served to make sure you never go hungry! Otherwise, as a hearty lunch is not included, our staff book our guests a slope-side table every day to make sure you never waste time in a queue (and each guest is responsible for paying for his/her meal). The Lodge bars are fully stocked with a wide range of international wines and spirits, beers and excellent house champagne. Guests are encouraged to treat The Lodge as their own, so are welcome to help themselves to a tipple at any time.
To help you relax after a days skiing The Lodge boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, a spa treatment room (treatments are not included in our normal rates), indoor and outdoor jacuzzis and a steam room. Once refreshed and rejuvinated it also has a pool table, a gym, a private mini ice rink and a party room with the twinkly disco ball. No chalet would be complete without comfy sofas and snuggly blankets to curl up under infront of the open fires. There are also a spattering of plasma TVs throughout the chalet, along with a range DVDs, and of course internet access.
It's all about the Snow!
Verbier is any skier or snowboarder's paradise, there are five resorts spread across four valleys all of which are tied to a single lift pass, offering one of the largest skiable areas in the Alps - for all levels of skiers. Around The Lodge itself there are four kilometres of cross country skiing trails, as wells as great snowshoeing trails. For those of you looking for an ultimate speed rush, Verbier also has a 10km tobogganing run for adults and children.
European Snowsport are our chosen team of ski and snowboard instructors and we can pre-book them for tailored lessons depending on age and ability for our guests during their stay. Should you require skis, snowboards or boots we will arrange for them to be delivered and fitted inhouse to save you the trek to the ski shop, and we'll organise for your lift passes to be waiting for you upon your arrival.
How to get there
The Lodge is accessible by car or coach transfer from Geneva Airport or by helicopter from Sion, Geneva and Zurich Airports, with transfer times of approximately 15, 40 or 60 minutes respectively. Let us take care of your transfer, simply ask for a tailored quote depending on your mode of travel and we'll do the rest.
For the Children
The Lodge is a fantastic place for a family holiday, on top of the amazing skiing, there are also The Lodge Rangers for them to enrol in, a set welcome pack and a great range of activities to keep them entertained. The chalet also has a wide range of children's DVDs, books, toys, a Wii, and if they are still full of buzz come the evening; a treasure hunt organised by our child friendly staff! Our resident chefs are more than happy to prepare children's menus, snacks or light meals as the need arises. We can also arrange babysitting for you, at an extra charge, although during peak season/holidays we may need to pre-book them to make ensure availability.
9 bedrooms - all ensuite
Bespoke childrens bunkroom sleeping 6
Situated 250m from main ski lifts
The Lodge sits amongst cross country trails and on a returning ski run
Weekly rates include breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner excluding one evening a week, light lunches and all beverages including wine, spirits, beers and house champagne.
Indoor heated pool
Indoor and outdoor jacuzzi
Private mini ice rink
Party room with twinkling disco ball!
Resident General manager, chef, house, bar staff and ski instructor.
Spa Treatment room with resident fully trained beauty therapists (additional cost)
Pool table, large selection of CDs and DVDs.
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Rates during the winter season are quoted for seven nights' exclusive hire of The Lodge for 18 guests, and are priced in Swiss Francs. You can reserve individual rooms at The Lodge during the winter season if the chalet has not been booked exclusively six weeks prior to your arrival date. Contact our Reservations team for rates and availability. Set arrival dates and minimum stays apply for both exclusive use and individual room hire. See below for supplements for children staying in the bunkroom.
EXCLUSIVE USE RATES: Please contact us direct for rates and availability
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