- Sir Richard Branson’s luxe mountain retreat in Verbier, perched high in the Swiss Alps, is the perfect year-round escape. Complete with 9 stunning bedrooms and suites, an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and a friendly team of experienced staff including a spa therapist and Michelin-star trained chefs, The Lodge is a true alpine paradise, ideal for an all-inclusive luxury ski holiday or an active summer break.
- Verbier is an amazing year round destination with world-class skiing, fabulous après-ski and everything you could wish for in an active summer escape as well with Para-gliding, rock climbing & mountain biking.
- Part of the ‘Four Valleys’, Verbier is a skier’s paradise, offering over 400km of on-piste skiing, and a stay at The Lodge is about as hassle- free and luxurious as it gets.
- During the summer months you can book individual rooms at The Lodge and explore the great outdoors on foot, by bike or even from the air – paragliding anyone?
- There’s no better way to enjoy a meal than to gather around our large dining table for some good food and good company. All food at The Lodge is cooked to order, and when the chalet is hired on an exclusive-use basis, we’ll plans the meals around your wishes.
- The Lodge features a bunk room that accommodates up to six children — perfect for families!
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
It doesn’t get more Swiss than a mountain hike, however, a day’s walking in the mountains doesn’t have to be steep and difficult. We are lucky to have a stream that runs across the middle of the mountain called ‘the Bisse’.
A fleet of ‘Arapaho’ mountain Scooters is kept by Télé-Verbier, the lift operators, and you can do a lap from the top of Ruinettes down to Médran which is a short walk from The Lodge. The run takes 20 minutes on average.
Why not take to the sky and see the spectacular sites of Verbier from the air? Take a tandem flight where you can sit back and enjoy the experience, or take a course and go solo. If you would like to book a flight please let the team know and we will arrange this for you.
There are many rock-climbing areas in the Bagnes Valley, suitable for beginners and advanced climbers. These include Pierre Avoi, La Barme, Madzeria (near Mauvoisin), Sembrancher and La Fouly. The staff at The Lodge will be more than happy to arrange climbing excursions for you.
Verbier is home to the legendary Grand Raid Cristalp, stages of the Tour de Suisse and the Swiss downhill championships. With hundreds of kilometres of biking trails ranging in terrain and gradient there is something for every level of mountain biker.
Whether you’re looking for group or individual lessons, our tennis coach can prepare a tennis programme for any skill level, and we will have racquets and balls to lend to guests.
You’re really spoiled for choice when it comes to golf courses in the area, and most of the courses are within one hour’s drive from the lodge.
For families, or adventurous couples who are in the region for a longer stay, we would recommend hiring a car at Geneva airport, and making the most of the Valais area. Driving in Switzerland is very easy, and the freeways are very well maintained, with little traffic. Having your own car allows you the freedom to experience the following days away from the village.
For the avid skier or snowboarder Verbier is paradise. There are five resorts spread across four valleys, all of which are tied into one single lift pass, offering you one of the largest skiable areas in the Alps – for all levels of skiers.
For the advanced skiers in your party we can organise heli-skiing trips. This is definitely a way to get the adrenaline pumping and get away from the crowds! Your guide will meet you on the morning at The Lodge and discuss the plan and route. It could be a descent all the way from the top of Petit Combin to Fionnay, covering over 2,400m of vertical, or a couple of drops on the Glacier de Trient.
At The Lodge we’ve designed a skiing experience where the hassle factor has been edited out. If queuing in a busy ski shop isn’t your style, you’ll love that we bring the gear to you and we’ll even drive you to the lift station. There’s even a boot room in the chalet with heated boot warmers to keep your feet extra toasty.
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.
Why not take to the sky and see the spectacular sites of The Matterhorn in one direction and Mont Blanc in the other? Take a tandem flight where you can sit back and enjoy the experience.
Learn how to get the most out of your skis. Experience the g-forces of carving. Be inspired to experiment on the piste and enjoy the corduroy like never before!.
In our mogul clinic we’ll teach you the knowledge and skills needed for the bumps whilst on-piste, and then we’ll apply them in the bumps, allowing you to tackle mogul slopes with confidence and control.
There is also the opportunity to see yourself on video and receive in-depth analysis on your performance. We will sit down in front of the big screen with a warm hot chocolate or cold beer and talk you through the day’s exercises and give personal feedback from the footage.
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.
The Lodge is Sir Richard Branson’s luxe Alpine ski chalet & mountain retreat. This stunning nine bedroom chalet (including a specially designed bunkroom for up to 6 children) accommodating a total of 18 guests is located in Verbier, Switzerland, one of the Alp’s most exclusive resorts and Europe’s hottest ski spots. Situated on a quiet road just 250m from the main ski lifts and backing onto one of the returning pistes, The Lodge is in a perfect location for the slopes and the town of Verbier is only a ten-minute walk away. Service to and from lifts is available. Back at The Lodge, there’s no shortage of things to do; bask in the indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, steam room and spa, or enjoy the party room with its plasma-screen television and games console. Summer outdoor activities include para gliding, mountain biking, hiking & golf.
Verbier is not only the ideal choice for a luxury ski holiday – it is also the perfect alpine summer escape. Verbier is home to a well-equipped sports centre, with large indoor and outdoor swimming pools, squash and tennis facilities and a professional covered ice rink. There are golf courses galore in the area, unrivaled paragliding and endless biking and hiking trails for all abilities. Verbier is located in south-western Switzerland. Travel time from Geneva to The Lodge is roughly two hours and Geneva Airport is served by all of the major international carriers. Private planes can land at Sion Airport, approximately 45 minutes by car from The Lodge. You can also travel by train from Geneva to the chalet which takes about 2 hours. We’ll be happy to make your transfer arrangements from the airport for you.
The Lodge is the perfect place for holidaying with friends and family. This picture perfect chalet sleeps up to 18 adults in seven beautifully decorated luxury bedrooms and two stunning Master Suites, all enjoying views to the valley below. An additional six children can be accommodated in the kid’s bunk room.
Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors, each bedroom is uniquely designed. Our Duplex Room is set across two floors 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.
Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors, all four large bedrooms are very spacious and have balconies and large bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs. All bedrooms can be made up with double-king size or twin beds.
Located on the top floor, both Master Suites have private balconies set against a stunning mountain backdrop – perfect for intimate dining in summer. The living areas feature beautiful centrepiece fireplaces and comfy sofas to relax on chilly evenings. Each suite comes with spacious bathrooms, including huge soaking tubs, rain showers and a range of toiletries including all the essentials you may have forgotten to pack. The Master Suites can also interconnect for families.
The Bunk Room is located on the 2nd floor and can accommodate six 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.
The food served at The Lodge is one of the highlights of your stay, and we serve a mix of Swiss and international cuisine. Dining can be as formal or informal as you wish, from full four-course gourmet meals to healthy meals with the children. Meals can be themed, traditional or a mix! Ask us for some ideas or give us yours. We also stock a great range of international wines, top quality spirits, international beers and excellent house champagne.
Dining in Summer
In summer meals are served communally, giving you a chance to share what you’ve been up to during the day with other guests. Our rates include breakfast, light lunch and dinner as well as all drinks (including alcohol). Lunches will vary depending on the day’s activities. Some excursions we organise include lunch, but if you choose to go exploring on your own you may want to take care of lunch yourself. If you get back to The Lodge by lunchtime, however, we’ll organise lunch either inside or on the terrace.
Dining in Winter
There’s no better way to enjoy a meal than to gather around our large dining table for some good food and good company. All food at The Lodge is cooked to order, and when the chalet is hired on an exclusive-use basis, we’ll plans the meals around your wishes. In winter our rates include all drinks, breakfast and afternoon tea, as well as dinner on all but one night during the week, when you’ll be able to sample the best of Verbier’s culinary delights.
As well as the ideal choice for a luxury ski holiday Verbier is also the perfect alpine summer escape. The Lodge itself provides a unique and fun setting: 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.
After an active day on the mountains there’s a good chance your muscles will be aching after all that effort. Relax and unwind with a treatment in the capable hands of our resident beauty therapist. Ask our reservations team for a full list of spa treatments.
Relax those aching muscles in the indoor or outdoor Jacuzzis after a day out – it’s heaven! Or just refresh yourself with a dip in our 9m heated indoor pool.
Need a little more stamina? Visit the gym and workout on the treadmill, bike, cross-trainer and free weights station and afterwards relax those muscles on the stretching mats. We’ve even got a plasma screen TV, DVD player and music system to keep you entertained.
If you want to relax at the end of the day you can let off some steam in our steam room. It’s also a great way to purify your skin.
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 The Lodge. A great combination is a gentle hike with a session of yoga up on the mountain.