The Lodge, Verbier
Sir Richard Branson’s colossal 24 person chalet, complete with a swimming pool and party room
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If you want to let your hair down in one of the Swiss Alps’ most exclusive resorts, there is nowhere better than The Verbier Lodge. The magnificent nine-bedroom chalet can host up to 24 guests, and forms part of Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive Virgin Limited Edition portfolio. Aside from an unbeatable location just meters from the slopes, you’ll have access to an indoor pool, two hot tubs, a fully equipped gym and a party room with a twinkling disco ball to dance into the small hours. For calmer evenings, snuggle up for a movie night in the cinema room and help yourselves to drinks from the well-stocked bar. The Lodge pulls out all the stops to be Verbier’s most impressive residence, and it’s friendly team includes a spa therapist and Michelin-star trained chefs.
- Cooked breakfast, afternoon tea and delicious four course dinners with cocktails and canapes, tailored entirely to you and your guests along with an open bar, house Champagne and an extensive wine cellar
- Indulge in the chalet’s very own spa, complete with a hammam, swimming pool and jacuzzi and deep-tissue massages at the end of the day
- Paragliding, rock climbing, mountain biking and other activities can be organised on request
The Lodge is a true alpine paradise, beautifully decorated in beiges and creams, with views overlooking the mountains beyond. The chalet is 1,200m2 in total split over five floors all connected by an elevator. There’s an expansive living area and dining room, centered around a large open fireplace. Down in the party area, we’ve got a huge plasma screen TV as well as a games console, and karaoke for when things really get rowdy. We’ve also got a stash of board games in a chest next to the downstairs bar.
Rooms and Suites
The Lodge has nine spacious and well-designed bedrooms including two Master Suites. It can accommodate up to 18 guests plus an additional six children in the specially designed bunk room. All the bedrooms have their own Bose speakers, fluffy dressing gowns and luxurious amenities.
2 x Double Master suites with en suite facilities
1 x Double bedroom with en suite facilities
6 x Double/Twin rooms with en suite facilities
1 x Bunk Room (sleeps 6) with en suite shower room
With over 400km of on-piste skiable terrain, Verbier is a skier’s paradise. The Lodge is located on a quiet road just 250m from the main ski lifts and backing onto one of the returning pistes, making for an ideal ski-in-ski-out location.
Après ski and dining
The food served at The Lodge is one of the highlights of your stay, and can be entirely tailored to suit your tastes. Indulge in a continental breakfast buffet as well as a full selection of cooked breakfast items before hitting the slopes. If you make it back to The Lodge for lunch, or if you choose to stay behind during the day, a light lunch will also be served. Evenings at The Lodge typically start with some delicious canapés and an apéritif of your choice before moving on to the main event. Dining can be as formal or informal as you wish, from full four-course gourmet meals to healthy meals with the children. Each morning the chefs will share a menu for that evening and invite guests to let them know if there’s anything on there that doesn’t take their fancy.
If guests choose self-catered, you will have the opportunity to explore the village of Verbier which hosts many incredible bars and restaurants. With this option, guests have all of the comforts of the chalet and all of the excitement of the village action.
The Lodge bunk room has space for up to six children, with a separate shower and toilet, a plasma screen TV, a games console, and bean bags – perfect for getting away from the adults! 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. Babysitting is available for an extra charge.
Spa and Wellness
Enjoy fresh mountain air on the terrace while sinking into the jacuzzi with a glass of bubbles. Inside, there’s a heated 9 meter swimming pool and large jacuzzi area, as well as a steam room and spa treatment room. Treatments are available in the chalet from spa therapists, and include deep tissue, sports massages and more. The private gym is kitted out with a treadmill, bike, cross-trainer and free weights station – with a plasma TV and sound system to keep you entertained while you work out.
- Homemade jams from the summer fruit in the region
- Michelin-trained chefs, with a fully flexible menu designed just for you
- Spa therapists
- Child-friendly activities such as treasure hunts and kiddie discos
- Sion (SIR): 45mins / 55km
- Geneva (GVA): 2h / 160km
Low season price from: POA
High season price from: POA