Sir Richard Branson’s alpine retreat, The Lodge, is a refreshing nine-bedroom year-round mountain hideaway. The main lift to take you up the mountain is very close, and the town of Verbier is only a ten-minute walk away. Back at The Lodge, there is no shortage of things to do- bask in the indoor swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, steam room and spa or enjoy the party room with its plasma screen TV and games console. Summer outdoor activities abound, including mountain biking and hiking. Come winter, enjoy some of the most acclaimed skiing in the world- service to and from the lifts is available.
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.
Map co-ordinates: 46.090096, 7.232525
This stunning nine-bedroom chalet 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.
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, unrivalled paragliding and endless biking and hiking trails for all abilities.
- Indoor pool and Jacuzzi: Relax those aching muscles in the 12-person Jacuzzi after a day out.
- Summer in Verbier is amazing as temperatures soar as high as 26°C / 79°F. Serious adrenaline junkies can enjoy a plethora of activities from paragliding and rock climbing to mountain biking, hiking and horse riding.
- There’s also an 18-hole golf course and sports centre with tennis courts nearby.
- All alpine adventures are organized by The Lodge’s very own activities coordinator. The Lodge is also close to the Italian and French borders, so there are day trip possibilities galore.
At A Glimpse
Verbier is known as one of the world's most popular winter resorts and part of the "Four Valleys" ski area, which includes the ski resorts of Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, La Tzoumaz, and Thyon.