The Lodge Verbier
Richard Branson's personal chalet in the Alps, The Lodge is a fabulous mountain hideaway in the exclusive ski resort of Verbier in Switzerland. This luxurious, catered chalet sleeps 18 adults and 6 children and can be hired exclusively or by the room.
At a Glance
Can be booked for exclusive use or by the room on selected dates
Sleeps 18 adults and up to six children in the 'dorm'-style bunk room
Wonderful facilities on offer, including mini ice rink, swimming pool and party area
Dedicated team of staff
To start planning your vacation to The Lodge Verbier
When it comes to discreet, luxury boltholes in the Alps, The Lodge takes some beating. Built by Sir Richard Branson as his very own ski chalet, you really do get the sense that this is his own home-from-home in the mountains. There are lovely personal touches dotted around chalet such as family photographs - The Lodge even has its own dog!
From the outside, The Lodge resembles a cross-between an Alpine chalet and North American ski lodge. The interior is a blend of more traditional alpine chalet-style interspersed with furnishings and artifacts from all over the world reflecting the Bransons' passion for travel.
The mini-ice rink and party area complete with glittering disco ball add a sense of fun to proceedings with the pool table, 9m swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, all providing plenty of extra facilities for guests.
The team of 15 staff will attend to your every whim and the team of Chefs (all trained under the watchful eye of Raymond Blanc) will serve up breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner - with the vast dining table able to accommodate up to 24.
When it's time to hit the slopes, Verbier has one of the largest skiable area in the Alps and The Lodge has a team of hand-picked instructors on hand to provide tailored lessons for all levels.
The Lodge can sleep up to 18 adults in nine bedrooms and up to six children (and young adults) in the individually designed 'dorm'-style bunkroom.
Two master suites are on the top floor which can be inter-connected and all rooms can be accessed by lift.
The chalet is usually booked on an exclusive basis but can be booked by the room on selected low season dates in the winter.
The Lodge lends itself beautifully to families with children and there a plenty of toys, books, games and a games console available.
Breakfast and afternoon tea are served daily, with dinner included on six nights, leaving one night free to sample one of Verbier's restaurants. The food served at the Lodge is generally a mix of local Swiss and international cuisine and dining can be as formal or informal as you would like it to be.
For the avid skier, Verbier is a paradise. There are five resorts spread across for valleys, all of which are tied into one single lift pass, providing one of the largest ski areas in the Alps. There are four kilometers of cross-country ski trails around The Lodge and some great snowshoeing trails. The 10km toboggan run is a must for any adults or children looking for an extra adrenaline rush.
The team of 15 staff are on hand to provide you with everything that you need and to ensure that your vacation is seamless.
24 hour driver service within Verbier.
Ski lessons can be arranged through The Lodge's dedicated team of ski instructors.
Ski passes can be arranged on arrival or booked online in advance.
|Hire of ski equipment||
Ski hire can be arranged and delivered to The Lodge for fitting to save going to the ski shop.
Location & Directions
The Lodge is located on the outskirts of Veriber, just a few minutes' drive from the Medran lift.
When to go
The ski season in Verbier starts in early December and extends through into early May. Whilst the resort itself lies at 1500m, two gondola rides and you are at 2,700m with lots of high altitude skiing which is why there is skiing late into the season. Many of the slopes face west and south meaning that the resort does get plenty of sunshine and snow quality can sometimes suffer late in the season, although snow cover is largely unaffected as there is efficient snow-making equipment in place.