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Verbier, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

The Lodge, Sir Richard Branson’s Mountain Retreat is located in Verbier, Switzerland.

Perched high in the Swiss Alps in a forested area, The Lodge is just a five-minute walk from the town of Verbier, and only 250m from the main lift station.

The chalet is 1200 sqm in total split over five floors all connected by an elevator.

With 9 spacious, beautifully designed bedrooms including 2 Master Suites, The Lodge can accommodate up to 18 guests plus an additional 6 children in the bunk room.

During the winter months The Lodge is hired on an exclusive use basis for a minimum 7-night stay. You can take individual rooms during the winter if the property hasn’t been booked within six weeks prior to arrival.

During the summer season The Lodge is turned into a beautiful boutique hotel where guests can book individual rooms throughout the season. It’s perfect for spending time with family and friends.

After a long day exploring the mountain, pull off those ski boots, hiking shoes or golf cleats and relax in the lounge with a cool drink.

If your muscles ache, take a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool or the soothing bubbles of the indoor or outdoor Jacuzzi.

The Lodge also has a fully equipped gym, a steam room and a party area. You can shoot some pool or dance the night away underneath a twinkling disco ball.

If you want to take it easy, pop on a film on the large plasma screen TV while enjoying a drink from the bar.

LOCATION
Verbier, Swiss Alps, Switzerland
5 minute walk to Verbier town center with restaurants & shops
22 km to Mauvoisin Dam
82 km to Geneva
250 m to Medran lift station at Verbier Ski Resort
53.4 km to Sion Airport (SIR)
160 km to Geneva International Airport (GVA)
ACCOMMODATION
18 adults in 9 ensuite bedrooms
Up to 6 children and young adults bunk room
LIVING
Fully equipped kitchen
Formal dining area with seating for 18
Bar
Gym
Spa & wellness area
Hammam
Heated indoor pool
Hot tub
Party room with disco ball
Pool table
Elevator
Alfresco dining with seating for 18
Barbeque
STAFF
4 Michelin-star trained chefs
Spa therapist
Housekeeping
24 Hour driver (within Verbier)
Night porter
4 Front of house staff members
Property manager
Operations manager
PROPERTY AREA
1200 sqm

The Lodge sits in the four valleys an area starting in Verbier and stretching all the way into Nendaz, passing through Veysonnaz, Thyon, and La Tzoumaz, to the furthest point in Les Masses and also includes Bruson.
All of these resorts can be accessed with a single ski lift pass, offering the avid skier over 400km of pistes, and probably more again off piste – making it one of the largest skiable areas in the alps.
The nearest international airport is in Geneva, about a 2-hour drive from The Lodge.
Private planes are able to land at Sion Airport which is only 45 minutes by car from the chalet. Zurich airport is about a 3 hour drive to The Lodge.
Bedroom 1 – Master
King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Fireplace, Mini-bar, iPod docking station, Lounge area, Safe, View of Mountains
Bedroom 2 – Master
King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Fireplace, Mini-bar, iPod docking station, Lounge area, Safe, View of Mountains
Bedroom 3 – Duplex Room
2 Twin size beds, Ensuite bathroom on the second level with stand-alone shower & bathtub, iPod docking station, Safe
Bedroom 4
King size bed (or 2 twin size beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, iPod docking station, Safe
Bedroom 5
King size bed (or 2 twin size beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, iPod docking station, Safe, Private corner balcony
Bedroom 6
King size bed (or 2 twin size beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, iPod docking station, Safe, Private balcony
Bedroom 7
King size bed (or 2 twin size beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, iPod docking station, Safe, Private balcony
Bedroom 8
King size bed (or 2 twin size beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, iPod docking station, Safe, Private balcony
Bedroom 9
King size bed (or 2 twin size beds), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, iPod docking station, Safe, Private balcony
Bunk Room
3 Bunk beds, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Television, DVD Player, iPod docking station, Video game console, Safe
2 Master Suite 41 – 47 sqm
Located on the top floor, with magnificent views of the mountains and valley opposite, both Master Suites are very spacious with feature centerpiece fireplaces, a sitting area and mini-bar.
For families who would like interconnecting rooms, there’s a secret door in the bookcase which connect the two Master Suites together.
4 Large Bedrooms 28 – 33 sqm
Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors, all 4 large bedrooms are very spacious and all have balconies and large bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs.
All bedrooms can be made up with double-king size or twin beds.
3 Bedrooms 17 – 29 sqm
Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors, each bedroom is uniquely designed.
Our Duplex Room is the smallest at The Lodge with a bathroom located up a set of stairs. Room 3 has a corner balcony but does not have a separate shower room.
Room 2 has a separate shower but does not have a balcony.
All bedrooms apart from the Duplex Room can be made up with double-king size or twin beds.
1 Bunkroom - 19 sqm
The Bunk Room is located on the 2nd floor and can accommodate 6 children.
It comes equipped with three sets of bunk beds, a separate shower room, a plasma screen TV with a DVD player, a games console and bean bags – perfect for some time away from the adults.
FAMILY
At the Lodge, kids will be invited to become a Lodge Ranger.
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.
The Lodge does not operate a set programme but has a range of activities available on request that can be tailored to suit your child.
Babysitting is available for an extra charge but please give us as much notice as possible so we can arrange this.
With space for up to six children or young adults, the bunkroom on the 2nd floor has 3 sets of bunk beds, a separate shower and toilet, a plasma screen TV with DVD player, a games console, and bean bags – perfect for getting away from the adults!

room rates in chf

Date
1 Jun – 23 Sep 2018
Exclusive Use – 9 bedrooms
9130
Master Suites – 2 suites available
1320
Large Bedroom – 4 rooms available
940
Bedroom – 3 rooms available
910
Bunk room for 6 children
480

Rates Include

  • Accommodation per room per night based on two adults sharing
  • Breakfast, light lunch or picnic, and dinner
  • All drinks including a top quality wine list and of course plenty of bubbles!
  • Daily driver service available at set times
  • A dedicated team to look after you
  • All local taxes

The Fine Print

  • Children and young adults staying in their parents’ rooms in the summer season are charged CHF75 and CHF120 per person, per night respectively.
  • When booking The Lodge exclusively, rates for children staying in the bunk room or in their parents’ rooms only apply when the total number of guests exceeds 18. If your numbers exceed 18 adults, we can make arrangements for further accommodation in the immediate area.

Exclusive rental winter rates in CHF

  • Rates during the winter season are based on 7 nights’ exclusive hire of The Lodge for 18 guests, and are priced in Swiss Francs. Contact our reservations team for exact rates and availability.
  • You can also reserve individual rooms at The Lodge during selected weeks during the winter season for a minimum stay of 3 nights.
  • Children and young adults staying in the bunk room or in their parents’ room in the winter season are charged CHF550 and CHF880 per person per week respectively (maximum of 6 children).
  • Winter rentals include accommodation, breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner, a light lunch  served at The Lodge for guests not eating on the mountain, all drinks including a top quality wine list and house champagne, 24-hour driver service within Verbier, a dedicated team to look after you, all local taxes
The chalet is among the finest properties available to rent in the ski industry. A stand-alone mega-home with beautiful furnishings and decadent spa facilities, built to cater to the exacting demands for the ultimate chalet holiday, which has come to be known as superyachts in the snow.
Every one of these hand-picked exclusive chalets is equipped with a beautiful wellness/ spa area. In-house beauty treatments, massage, yoga, and pilates can all be arranged for you in the comfort of the chalet.
Amenities
  • CAR RENTAL INCLUDED
  • GYM
  • KIDS' BEDROOM
  • NEAR CITY CENTER
  • PRIVATE CHEF INCLUDED
CAPACITY
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 9+ bedrooms
Available on the basis of
・Fully catered (meals included)
・Self catered (housekeeping and concierge only)
・Accommodation only (arrival concierge only)
SERVICES INCLUDED IN FULLY CATERED PACKAGE
・ A highly qualified professional chef to prepare breakfast, after-ski snacks, and dinner. Our chefs will work with you or your staff to create the perfect menu for your stay, be it a seven course evening meal or something simple and healthy (food and wine charged separately).
・ Wine list provided by a renowned local cave.
・ A dedicated chauffeur and vehicle (Volkswagen Caravelle or similar) operating between the hours of 8.30am until 2am (excluding properties in the car free resort of Zermatt).
・ The chalet manager and host(s) are at hand to pour your morning coffee, serve dinner in the evenings and provide you with a concierge service during your stay.
・ Daily cleaning is provided by your housekeepers.
・ Concierge service for booking activities, restaurants etc.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES 
(EXTRA CHARGES APPLY)
・ Childcare
・ Ski guiding
・ Heli-sightseeing trips
・ Ski instruction
・ Heli-skiing
・ Lunch at your chalet

DAILY RENTAL STARTING AT

$920 $874/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.

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MINIMUM STAY
Winter: 7 nights
Christmas & New Year: 10 – 14 nights
The Alps
The “Alpine republic” as a whole is home to a unique natural scenery and provides high-quality accommodation and tourism services.
Switzerland is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It has borders with France to the west, Italy to the south, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east and Germany to the north.
Switzerland showcases three of Europe’s most distinct cultures. To the northeast is the clean and correct, 8-to-5-working, stiffer Swiss-German-speaking Switzerland; to the southwest you find the wine drinking and laissez-faire style known from the French; in the southeast, south of the Alps, the sun warms cappuccino-sippers loitering in Italian-style piazzas; and in the centre: classic Swiss alphorns and mountain landscapes. Binding it all together is a distinct Swiss mentality.
With the three largest interconnected ski resorts in the world, including Les Portes du Soleil, France has no shortage of terrain. There are very few places you can try ski-joring, but the French Alps is one. There’s a huge choice of ski resorts located throughout the French Alps, all offering different attractions to different skiers of all abilities. From architect designed high-altitude family favourites like to charming traditional chocolate box resorts, France has something for everyone.
In Austria, the Eastern Alps are divided into the Northern Alps, the Greywacke zone, the Central Alps and the Southern Alps. The latter lie in South Carinthia, but mainly in Northeast Italy. Almost the whole of Austria is part of the Alpine region or at least the Alpine foothills.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
TRAVEL CONCIERGE
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
WINTER ALPINE RETREAT
For you thrill seekers out there looking to go beyond the normal ski trip, we can arrange heli-skiing, ski touring, ice climbing or day trips to Chamonix to ski the Vallée Blanche, or why not do a trip to Italy to ski over for lunch? Guides can be booked on arrival for these adventure trips and will be weather dependant.
If skiing isn’t your thing or you’d just like to try something different, you can go cross country on snow shoes, or see the Alps from the air with a tandem paraglide.
If you can walk, you can go snowshoeing.
It’s easy to do, it doesn’t require a lot of special techniques, and the fun begins as soon as you put the snowshoes on! You can choose between a casual hike through the woods or a steep climb up the mountain. A great option is to walk up to lunch where the skiers have skied to, and you can walk to on snow shoes, getting you some fresh mountain air, and catching up on the morning news. It also allows you to go places where skiers can’t!
SUMMER ALPINE RETREAT
The perfect alpine summer escape.
Swim in the indoor pool, be pampered in the spa, or just relax after a day on the mountain whilst enjoying a wide selection of tailored menus and fine wines.
Why not take to the sky and see the spectacular sites from the air? Take a tandem flight where you can sit back and enjoy the experience, or take a course and go solo. Where better to relax, and heal than the fresh mountain air?
There are several mountain top locations for yoga practice and classes can be held outdoors or in your chalet. A great combination is a gentle hike with a session of yoga up on the mountain.
DINING – A TYPICAL DAY
Dining can be as formal or informal as you wish, from full four-course gourmet meals to healthy meals with the children.
Breakfast is generally served from about 7.30 in the morning and in winter the lifts open at 8.45am, which should give you enough time to get kitted out for your day on the mountain.
You can have it a little earlier if you like, and if you’ve got a very early start (for example if you’re leaving us), the team’ll organize a breakfast pack to take with you. Each day in winter your concierge will book a table for lunch somewhere on the slopes, with each guest responsible for paying for his or her own meal.
If you make it back to The Lodge for lunch, or if you choose to stay behind during the day, a light lunch will be served. In summer lunches will vary depending on the day’s activities.
Some excursions your concierge organize include lunch, but if you choose to go exploring on your own you may want to take care of lunch yourself.
In the winter season once the lifts stopping running it’s time to head back for a relaxing spa treatment, a session in the hot tub and steam room, and definitely a slice (or two) of homemade cakes with some mulled wine – well deserved after an active day on the mountain. Evenings typically start with some delicious canapés and an apéritif of your choice before moving on to the main dinner.
Each morning your chefs will share a menu for that evening and invite guests to let us know if there’s anything on there that doesn’t take their fancy.
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