The Lodge is Sir Richard Branson’s mountain-top chalet perched high in the Swiss Alps. The perfect year-round escape, this stunning chalet is located in Verbier, one of the most exclusive resorts in the Alps and Europe’s hottest ski spots.
Accommodating up to 18 guests in 9 bedrooms, the Verbier Lodge is situated on a quiet road amongst the forest and in close proximity to the slopes, allowing you to enjoy the fantastic skiing that Verbier has to offer. Alternatively, you can swap your skis for hiking boots and mountain bikes during the warmer months and The Lodge will provide you with the ultimate summer retreat so you can escape and enjoy the fresh mountain air.
It offers a unique and fun setting in the Swiss Alps: swim in the indoor pool, pampering with a spa treatment, or just relax after a day on the mountain whilst enjoying a wide selection of tailored menus and fine wines.
The Lodge is also home to an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, a gym, spa, steam room, private bars and vast lounge and dining areas. Whether you need them to entertain the kids or fix a perfect gin and tonic, leave it to Virgin Limited; they will provide the perfect year round escape!
So, what specifically does Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Limited Edition offer? When you refer to something that's a "limited edition", it normally implies a kind of extraordinary, rare quality - usually offering something better, exclusive or more desirable that a "regular" edition. ... well, that's exactly what they do. This Lodge operates with the sole aim of creating once in a life time experiences!
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The Lodge is Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive luxury chalet that even features its very own Curling / ice-rink and is part of the Virgin Limited collection.
The shaped indoor heated pool and has integrated steps. There are comfortable leather sun-loungers which you can sink into after a refreshing swim.
The food at The Lodge is one of the highlights of your stay and the open plan kitchen provides the perfect opportunity to watch their chef work his magic. They serve a mix of Swiss and international cuisine and dining can be as formal or informal as you wish, from full four-course gourmet meals to picnics or lighter options with the children. The wine cellar offers the perfect opportunity to 'nose and swirl' around the extensive selection of wines.
Families & Kids
At The Lodge all children under 12 will be invited to become a "Lodge Ranger". They have a set welcome pack and a range of great activities available on request, including children’s DVDs, toys, games console, books, games, and treasure hunts in the evenings if they are not too tired after a long day out. The Lodge has a kid’s bunk-room which can accommodate six children and they can cater to their tastes when it comes to food, with snacks and tailored meals available on request.
Also see: Childcare in Verbier - Centre, Switzerland
Transfers can be arranged as part of your package from Geneva, Zurich and Zion airports or Martigny and Le Chable trains stations.
Also see: Transfers to Verbier, Switzerland
Lifts & Passes
You can book all your lift passes through The Lodge either in advance or on arrival. The passes will be delivered to you in the chalet so you don't have to waste any of your precious holiday time in ticket office queues.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Verbier, Switzerland
Instructors & Lessons
Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to perfect your technique or simply organise lessons for the children, The Lodge has extremely patient and understanding instructors who will ensure you get the personalised tuition you need. Lessons can be booked in advance as part of your holiday package.
Also see: Ski School in Verbier - Centre, Switzerland
- "We decided to treat ourselves for a special anniversary and I was a little worried that our excitement and expectations were setting us up for a fall. Not so. Every aspect of our stay from the moment we were greeted with champagne and left to take in the amazing views and surroundings, to the wonderful food, beautiful room with lots of little extras and the amazing and attentive staff, it was all faultless. Thank you all for making our stay so special." - Trip Advisor
- "An idyllic place for a holiday with family or friends, this luxury hotel is the personal statement of Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines. A stay here is like a visit to a private chalet, complete with housekeeper, concierge, chef, and chauffeur. Rooms are beautifully decorated, even luxuriously so, and there are also two elegant suites opening onto panoramic views of the mountains." - Frommers
- "I am extremely conscious of/picky about the finer details... and yet when a property gets it right I am their greatest supporter. This is absolutely the case with The Lodge." - Trip Advisor
- "From the minute you step inside this large, beautifully furnished, clean lodge you feel relaxed and at home. The staff are very friendly, happy to help with all your needs and requests." - Trip Advisor
The Place Centrale is where everything big tends to happen in Verbier. Chalet style buildings surround you in all directions, with the mountains as the perfect backdrop behind. Hotels, ski shops, banks, bars and retail shops are all within a 100-metre radius.
Verbier has an extensive range of restaurants all over town from Route De Verbier station all the way up to Rue De Medran. You can choose from traditional Swiss restaurants like La Caveau, La Channe, Le Currie, Relais Des Neige, and La Chamois. For restaurants serving a more of a varied menu, head to Chez Martin, La Pergola, Borsalino or Fer a Cheval. For a fine dining experience try Nomad Sushi Lounge, Cordee Des Alps, La Grange and The W Hotel. A little bit further away from the centre you’ll find Le Rouge, Chalet Adrien, Le Hameau restaurant, Le Sonalon, Carrefour and for great pizzas try Al Capone.
Also see: Restaurants in Verbier - Centre, Switzerland
Centre Culturel du Hameau in Verbier has a small alpine Museum, gift shop and small church all located in a small private square at the bottom of Les Esserts Ski Slope. A bit further up at the top of Les Esserts you have Carrefour, which in winter is as high as the road goes, you have a panoramic view of the surrounding mountain ranges, Rogneux, Combin and Mont-Blanc.
Also see: Book My Sightseeing
Things to Do Nearby
The main activity in Verbier in winter is of course skiing and snowboarding, but you can do snowshoe walks, sledging or take a ride in a husky sledge. Off the mountain the 'centre sportif' provides swimming, squash, snow and ice karting, ice hockey and ice-skating. There is also a gym which provides private classes for every member such as Pilates, Yoga, Spin, Boxercise and more.
Also see: Things To Do in Verbier - Centre, Switzerland
Verbier has a local golf club that is situated at Le Hameau which is only open in the summer. It has an 18-hole golf course and is located above the main town of Verbier only a 5-minute drive away. The golf course is situated on the winter piste called 'Les Esserts'. There is also a 18 hole short pitch and put course at 'Les Moulins' which is a 5 minute walk from Place Centrale, just behind Cordee Des Alps hotel.
Also see: Golf Courses in Verbier - Centre, Switzerland
Verbier has two lift stations, Medran (the main one) and Savoleyeres. Medran connects you to Verbier's main pistes and also down to Le Chable. Verbier is part of the 4 Vallees ski area, which includes the resorts of Nendez, Veysonnaz and Thyon. There’s a whopping total of 92 ski lifts and 412 km of pistes to ski and snowboard. Medran and Savoleyeres lift station are both easily connected via the free bus service.
Also see: Ski Areas in Verbier, Switzerland
Verbier is known for some of the best partying in the Alps and it certainly does not disappoint with a wide range of options to choose from. From the Medran lift station down to Place Centrale you have between 10-15 bars open in winter from 3pm - 1-2am. For a late night option you have the new South NightClub (underneath The Farinet) The Etoile Rouge, Twin Peaks and Farm Club all within the surrounding areas of Place Centrale and no longer than 5 mins walking distance in each direction.
Also see: Bars in Verbier - Centre, Switzerland
Geneva International Airport is about a two hour drive to The Lodge and is served by many of the major international carriers.
Helicopter transfers are also available from Geneva, Zurich and Sion airports to Le Châble, which is approximately 15 minutes' drive away.
Alternatively, it's a 2-hour train ride from Geneva to Martigny, a town about 30 minutes' drive from The Lodge, or onward to Le Châble from where you can reach The Lodge by cable car.
Also see: Maps of Verbier, Switzerland
Location: Verbier - Centre
Star Rating: 5 Star
Property Style: Boutique / Designer | Chalet | Hotel
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Chic
Sleeps: Sleeps 18
Bedrooms: 9 bedroom
Activities: Ice Skating
Bookings For: Car hire | Concierge | Flights | Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Transfers
Catering: Full-board | Half-board | Afternoon tea | Breakfast | Private Chef
Event Services: Conference Facilities
Transport: Chauffeur / Driver
Cleaning: Laundry Service | Maid service
Access: Ski to door
Room: Balcony | Open fire | Ski / Boot Room
Car-parking: Parking on property
Families & Kids: Baby Cots | Childcare
Entertainment: Computer | Drinks bar | DVD Player | Games available | Playstation | Pool table | Table football | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet | X-box
Kitchen/Laundry: Iron & Board | Tumble Dryer | Washing Machine
Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace
Spa & Fitness: Beauty Treatments | Gym / Fitness area | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Massage / Relaxation | Spa | Sundeck | Pool (indoor)
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Winter
Address: Chemin de Plénadzeu 3 | Verbier - Centre | CH1936