The magnificent bust of a moose gazes out from under the eves and across the mountainside; he is the master of this grand house and he surveys his landscape with a keen eye. He is waiting for you. As you draw up outside he catches your eye, quietly assessing your virtue, before welcoming you to his chalet, Treize Etoile. A shiver of excitement runs down your spine as you too survey the white, winter landscape that heralds the start of your perfect luxury ski holiday.
Treize Etoile is the crowning glory of this magnificent chalet; it sits literally above all others, a stunning penthouse apartment with all the charm and charisma of a traditional Swiss chocolate box of a chalet – but on a scale that is far grander, more generous and inviting. Her position in Verbier gives cause to be smug, a casual stroll to the Place Centrale, not much further to the Médran lift station. Who wants to walk in ski boots though? No thanks; you’ll be driven in comfort by your chauffeur service, on call throughout the day, and late into the evening for the night birds in the group.
This apartment sets the perfect scene for an elegant and sophisticated winter vacation; reclining in the rich brown, leather armchairs before the traditional stone fireplace, fire crackling, you can envisage Father Christmas whooshing down the chimney breast and landing with a thump on the hearth. It is the magnificent centerpiece to the room, stretching up to the eves of the double-height ceiling, the vast expanse cleverly lit with modern spot lighting sending dramatic shadows flitting about the room.
The walls are clad in vintage wood; rich textures abound with soft, grey sofas adorned with fur throws, the bedrooms bedecked in light, neutral fabrics, the bathrooms triumphantly modern blend subtly with their natural colours of stone and earth. The quadruple bunkroom is full of character, from the handmade wooden beds to the model airplane light fitting. A stylish haven for children, as is the mezzanine-level TV snug with its unusual glass eves and comfy sofas. They can kick back in their own space, while you enjoy tranquil moments yourself in the living room; the penthouse is generous in both spirit and room to relax.
Your every care and comfort is covered here, if not by design then by the attentive and professional team installed to look after you and your guests. Recline in the hot tub on your south-facing balcony, soaking in the views and the late afternoon sunshine with a glass of chilled champagne. For a truly rejuvenating post-ski experience brave the chalet’s own plunge pool – though possibly after taking a turn in the sauna or the hamam to warm up first.
You spend evenings gathered by the fire, your favourite tipple in hand eagerly anticipating that evening’s canapé selection and the spectacular dinner to follow. Conversation flows freely, as do the fine wines carefully selected to represent both old world and new; each of you found a different favourite amongst them. The professional and accomplished chef never fails to delight with creative and innovative twists on the seasonal produce, and readily incorporates everyone’s favourites into the menu.
You feel rested and truly indulged, cast in the leading role as your holiday unfolds around you seamlessly. You awake to the latest snow reports with advice on the best slopes to head to for the day, and where the best live band is playing at après. Your ski boots are warmed and you are helped into them, skis already loaded. Your attentive chalet manager has reserved a table at the Farinet for cocktails after dinner, and you may even find energy for a little dance at the Farm club.
Memories of this special time will last a lifetime; if only you could click your heals and re-appear in Treize Etoile for a little R&R whenever you need a little break.
Bedroom 1 - Double with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 - Double with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 - Twin with private shower room
Bedroom 4 - Twin with shared shower room
Bedroom 5 - Bunk (2 sets) with shared shower room
Listed by Peter Hardy at The Telegraph as one of The Best Alpine Chalets
Piste 2 min chauffeured drive
Ski Lifts 2 min chauffeured drive
Resort Centre 3 min walk
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 selected house wines and is served on six evenings of your stay.
The chalet provides a selection of beers, wines, champagne, spirits and mixers. The house champagnes are Perrier Jouet Grand Brut and G.H.Mumm Cordon Rouge. There is a wine list available if you would like to upgrade your wine or champagne (payable in-resort).
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 2016/2017 - THIS SEASON
|Arrival Date||Weekly Rate||Status|
|February 2017||26 Feb 2017||CHF 27,000||Unavailable|
|March 2017||05 Mar 2017||CHF 24,000||Unavailable|
|12 Mar 2017||CHF 24,000|
|19 Mar 2017||CHF 24,000|
|26 Mar 2017||CHF 28,500||Unavailable|
|April 2017||02 Apr 2017||CHF 24,000|
|09 Apr 2017||POA||Unavailable|
|16 Apr 2017||POA||Unavailable|
|23 Apr 2017||POA||Unavailable|
Winter 2017/2018 - NEXT SEASON
|Arrival Date||Weekly Rate||Status|
|December 2017||09 Dec 2017||POA|
|16 Dec 2017||CHF 19,500|
|23 Dec 2017||POA|
|30 Dec 2017||POA|
|January 2018||07 Jan 2018||POA|
|14 Jan 2018||POA|
|21 Jan 2018||CHF 19,500|
|28 Jan 2018||CHF 21,000|
|February 2018||04 Feb 2018||CHF 23,000|
|11 Feb 2018||POA|
|18 Feb 2018||CHF 22,000|
|25 Feb 2018||CHF 27,000|
|March 2018||04 Mar 2018||CHF 24,000|
|11 Mar 2018||CHF 24,000|
|18 Mar 2018||CHF 24,000|
|25 Mar 2018||CHF 28,500|
|April 2018||01 Apr 2018||CHF 28,500|
|08 Apr 2018||POA|
|15 Apr 2018||POA|
|22 Apr 2018||POA|