A stay at an exclusive mountain lodge owned by Sir Richard Branson, with 24-hour driver service and gourmet all-inclusive board
It's luxurious, it's modern and it’s one of the finest nature retreats in the world... well it is owned by Sir Richard Branson after all, so what did you expect? The intimate and exclusive Lodge is located way up in the Alps in beautiful Switzerland, in the prestigious resort of Verbier. The Lodge is one of only seven outstanding destinations worldwide that form part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection and this dreamy nine-bedroom home-from-home is centred around making you feel relaxed, comfortable and seriously pampered. It's the place to stay in Verbier
With its fabulous location in the heart of the mountains, you’ll be able to head out after breakfast to start enjoying your surroundings straight away. From mountain biking and paragliding to golf and wine tasting, there seems to be no end to the outdoor activities on offer. However, if you’d rather have a chilled day at The Lodge, there's an indoor heated pool, an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, a fully-equipped gym, a talented chef manning the kitchen, a cosy shared lounge and a party area where you’ll find books, games, DVDs and a karaoke machine. You can also immerse yourself in the serenity of the spa and leave feeling soothed and looking radiant.
The Lodge's exceptional team of 14 staff are always on hand to make you feel at home and there truly is an ethos of 'nothing is too much trouble' here. Throughout your stay, you'll find plenty of little personalised touches to make it even more memorable - but it's really best that we leave these as a surprise.
Your room won't fail to please with its panoramic mountain views, ultra-cool decor and plush, quirky amenities. If all that fresh air leaves you feeling peckish, then make sure you sample the fantastic Swiss and international cuisine on offer – the chef will work his magic in the kitchen to prepare everything from breakfasts (which are well worth getting out of bed for), to gourmet barbeques and dinners, there’s a great wine list too.
When you’ve had your fill of outdoor fun, the indoor luxuries of The Lodge beckon with the promise of indulgent spa treatments, gourmet dining, fine wines, a heated pool and of course the unparalleled comforts of your sleek and homely bedroom.
This beautiful accommodation promises cosy sleeps aplenty with huge, heavenly beds, soft throws, modern furnishings and unique artwork combined with rustic wooden panelling and exposed beams to complete the dream chalet vibe. The rooms feature oversized private balconies so you can really take in your surroundings. Wake up to glorious mountain views through the large windows, which let in plenty of natural light. The deepsoak tubs are perfect for a long hot bubble bath and are in some of the swishest bathrooms we’ve seen, which also feature a dual vanity station and roomy shower. Every room is individually designed with a unique layout - some have a mezzanine level and others are open-plan.
The dining area is stylish and contemporary with a chic silver theme throughout. The cuisine is prepared in front of you by the world-class chef and you’ll find a sumptuous mixture of Swiss and international flavours. Expect dishes such as pan fried scallops, roasted sirloin steak and white chocolate and strawberry mousse cake.
As part of your all-inclusive board, the chef will create a special set menu for you and all drinks with meals are included; even premium brands and house champagne. The wine cellar is one of the star attractions, with an exemplary selection of bottles from around the world for your perusal. Drinks are actually so inclusive that if you like, you can pop behind the bar and mix yourself a cocktail or grab a cola from the fridge.
The Lodge is just five minutes from the centre of Verbier and only 250 metres from the main Medran lift station. Verbier, part of the renowned Four Valleys area, is situated in the Swiss Alps in South Western Switzerland. It's one of the most desirable destinations in the world and the scenery is truly breathtaking. The Lodge is surrounded by a lush green forest area with towering snow-capped mountains everywhere you look.
In winter, access the Four Valleys and enjoy over 400 kilometres of snow-sure pistes. You can ski-in to The Lodge with a little shortcut through the trees from a returning intermediate run. If that sounds like too much effort, the on-call driver service will make sure you're taken to and picked up from the lifts or nursery slopes, as and when you wish.
Although the area is sublime in winter, summer time in Verbier is also truly idyllic with the miles of rich green forests and hills inviting you to hike, play tennis, go rock climbing, take outdoor yoga classes or play a round of golf at the Verbier Golf Course. If you want to get that adrenalin pumping then you could even go canyoning and jump your way down a waterfall. You could try your hand at paragliding or take a mountain scooter for a spin. If you want to explore the vineyards of the region you can go wine tasting. You could also visit the nearby Monastery at grand St Bernard, explore a nearby underground cave or take the kids to an adventure park.
From £445 per room per night