Nestled into the foot of the pine forest, backing onto the Ruinettes piste, she sits, waiting. Patiently she bides her time, does little to attract attention, blends in to her surroundings. This is her territory, she is the master, and you must come to her. As the fly succumbs to the Venus flytrap, you will be ambushed by her timeless style, her beauty and grace. Unlike the fly you offer no resistance allowing yourself to be swallowed up by the experience of a lifetime at The Lodge, Verbier.
If James Bond had a week off, it would be no surprise to find him here, sipping a martini from the elegant private bar in the superb party area offered exclusively to guests of Sir Richard Branson’s Verbier Lodge. Though she leads the way in luxurious ski accommodation, The Lodge is neither loud, nor brash, but sits proudly in pole position; just 200 meters from the Médran lift station, the Ruinettes piste taking you to the edge of her private garden.
Whether taking a couple of rooms, or filling the whole property a stay at The Lodge is a special occasion in itself, and the highly trained team of staff will ensure that you feel every inch the VIP. On arrival your bags are whisked away to be later found in your bedroom suite, meanwhile you are presented with a glass of perfectly chilled champagne
The star attraction here is likely to be that party area; no kitchen sideboard charade here, an authentic and stylish bar awaits for your own private après ski party - or late night venue should you choose. Pull up a bar stool and peruse the cocktail menu – maybe join Mr Bond in that Martini, shaken not stirred.
Behind you is your own pool table, chill out area with big comfy sofas, and a huge seating area surrounding the giant Plasma screen that serves as your own private cinema. The space is generous and versatile, and can adapt to suit your mood whatever the time or occasion, putting you firmly in control.
The entertainment continues on this level with a glamorous indoor swimming pool, sleek with dark grey tiled floor and bright spotlights, an indoor Jacuzzi and a steam room. A second outdoor Jacuzzi awaits on the Ibiza style terrace upstairs – spoiled for choice. To really relax and sink into the holiday in style ask the chalet’s own beauty therapist for a treatment or two – La Grand Classique facial perhaps? Or an Après Ski massage designed especially to stretch out your muscles after a day on the slopes, using warm and cool stones to get you fighting fit to ski again the next day.
If you’ve still got energy for the private gym – then perhaps you didn’t ski hard enough. For everyone else The Lodge’s internal lift will help you back up to the main sitting room, or your bedroom for a little pre-dinner power nap.
Dinner is quite the spectacular event at The Lodge should you choose; gourmet Swiss and International cuisine, themed or traditional – you choose. Kick it off in style with canapés by the roaring open log fire, as you recline on the silver-grey sofas. Lime green cushions inspire thoughts of a cool, crisp gin and tonic – Bombay Saphire or Tanqueray your chalet host enquires? These are the big decisions of the week, a pure pleasure seeking experience, a true indulgence.
The bedrooms all boast beautiful décor, none more so than the two master suites with their private seating areas divided from the bedrooms by a slick central fireplace for added warmth and cosiness. Bathrooms are works of art with unique tubs positioned with a view out through the bedroom windows across stunning mountain vistas.
The Lodge’s vast ski room ensures that your ski equipment is cared for in almost as much style as you, and your boots are toasty warm ready to sink your feet into at the start of each fresh day on the glorious sunny slopes of Verbier. Though you are merely 200 meters from the Médran lift, your private chauffeur is there to ease the journey; no one enjoys walking in ski boots after all.
A holiday at The Lodge is just that; time to relax and enjoy yourself; every need already thought of and taken care of by the fabulous team of staff. Sit back, relax, and hope time stands still for you to linger here that little bit longer.
Bedroom 1 - Master double with fireplace, seating area, balcony & en-suite bathroom with bath & shower
Bedroom 2 - Master double with fireplace, seating area, balcony & en-suite bathroom with bath & shower
Bedroom 3 - Large twin/double with balcony & open plan en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 4 - Large twin/double with balcony & open plan en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 5 - Large twin/double with balcony & open plan en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 6 - Large twin/double with balcony & open plan en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 7 - Twin/double with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 8 -Twin/double with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 9 - Duplex twin/double with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 10 - Bunk room (3 sets) with en-suite shower room
“Luxury resorts are Richard Branson's forte and his latest venture, The Lodge, is one of his finest. Despite the perfect location - not far from the bars and restaurants and in close proximity to the main ski lifts - there is really no need to venture out of the luxury that it offers.”
Picked as one of The Telegraph‘s World’s Best Ski Chalets
“When it comes to sophisticated alpine living, you can’t get more luxurious than The Lodge - Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive mountain retreat in Verbier.”
Listed by Peter Hardy at The Telegraph as one of The Best Alpine Chalets
Chosen by Country Life as one of ‘Top 10 Alpine Idylls’
Nominee for Switzerland's Best Ski Chalet 2016
Nominee for Switzerland's Best Ski Chalet 2017
“The mountain retreat of none other than Richard Branson, you know the Lodge is going to be the last word in luxury. Nine bedrooms, an indoor pool, two jacuzzis and a fleet of staff including a spa therapist and Michelin-starred chefs means you'll have to tear yourself away from the chalet to enjoy the superb skiing and infamous apres-ski scene.”
It is not surprising that among Verbier’s British invasion is a famous Richard Branson crash pad. The nine-bedroom chalet, which opened in 2008, has hosted many a lively après-ski fete with its karaoke machine, disco ball, indoor swimming pool, and staff of 15. For outdoor pursuits, the Lodge is located just 800 feet from Verbier’s main lift station
Piste 1 min chauffeured drive
Ski Lifts 1 min chauffeured drive
Resort Centre 2 min chauffeured drive
Sion (SIR): 45m / 55km
Geneva (GVA): 1h40min / 160km
No need to rush out of bed - breakfast is laid on. A healthy array of fresh fruit juices, a selection of warming teas and coffee - yoghurts, crispy cereals, juicy fruit and a mouth-watering display of delicious fresh breads & delicate pastries. Your chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful.
Come back after a wonderful day on the mountain to the warmth and comfort of your chalet. Snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of a crackling fire, with a steaming cup of tea and a generous serving of cake – this is how all afternoons should be. Your chef will prepare a fresh from the oven, sweet treat for your return, so whether your preference is for a hearty sticky Apple and Ginger cake or a delicate Mille-feuille aux framboise is more your thing, there will be something tempting waiting for you. Personally I don’t think you can beat a slice of crispy baguette with lashings of butter and dollops of apricot jam or nutella - but maybe that ‘s just me - the perfect comfort food.
When staying in a catered chalet every night feels like a special occasion, and why shouldn't it, you're on an amazing holiday and it's so good to be alive. You’re dressed and ready for a glass of something chilled with friends and family, ready to regale them with tales of your mountain adventures that may get a little exaggerated for dramatic effect with each rendition. Enjoy the delicious canapés and amuse-bouche freshly prepared by your star in the kitchen.
Take a seat at your own private table - it's time for the main event – a delicious feast, masterfully crafted by your talented chef. With an emphasis on using hand-selected, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt in your mouth three course dinner that wouldn't look out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. Dinner is complimented by a tangy platter of divine local cheeses. Menus can be tailored to suit your tastes and your chef will be happy to prepare everything from a simple supper to fine dining delights. Dinner is accompanied by carefully selected wines and is served on six nights of your stay.
The chalet provides an open bar of beer, wines, champagne, spirits and mixers.
The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, and will serve an earlier high tea for children. You can talk to your SkiBoutique PA about any specific requests from dietary requirements such as gluten free diets to birthday cakes and favourite dishes. We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted and delivered in resort.
Winter 2017/2018 - THIS SEASON
|Arrival Date||Weekly Rate||Status|
|March 2018||18 Mar 2018||CHF 149,200|
|25 Mar 2018||CHF 142,675|
|April 2018||01 Apr 2018||CHF 116,250|
|08 Apr 2018||CHF 86,625|
|15 Apr 2018||CHF 86,625|
|22 Apr 2018||POA||Unavailable|
Winter 2018/2019 - NEXT SEASON
|Arrival Date||Weekly Rate||Status|
|December 2018||09 Dec 2018||CHF 98,750|
|16 Dec 2018||CHF 101,710|
|23 Dec 2018||CHF 206,220|
|30 Dec 2018||CHF 206,220|
|January 2019||06 Jan 2019||CHF 138,175|
|13 Jan 2019||CHF 114,350|
|20 Jan 2019||CHF 114,350|
|27 Jan 2019||CHF 140,860|
|February 2019||03 Feb 2019||CHF 158,285|
|10 Feb 2019||CHF 168,000|
|17 Feb 2019||CHF 168,000|
|24 Feb 2019||CHF 158,260|
|March 2019||03 Mar 2019||CHF 158,260|
|10 Mar 2019||CHF 153,675|
|17 Mar 2019||CHF 153,675|
|24 Mar 2019||CHF 138,385|
|31 Mar 2019||CHF 110,435|
|April 2019||07 Apr 2019||CHF 86,625|
|14 Apr 2019||CHF 86,625|
|21 Apr 2019||POA||Unavailable|