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Summer time at The Lodge

Our Reservation guru, Joe Beecroft recently visited The Lodge to check out Verbier in the summer time and has shared his top tips on how to make the most of a short break in the Swiss Alps.

The Lodge, Verbier
The Lodge, Verbier

DAY 1

The journey to Verbier began with a short flight from London to Geneva International Airport, followed by a train ride to Le Châble via Martigny. The train ride to Le Châble is beautifuI especially the beautiful Lake Geneva views surrounding the Alps.

After the journey, we were welcomed at Le Châble by George from The Lodge team, who drove us up to our destination where we were welcomed with a fresh drinks and snacks. The perfect way to start and holiday!

The Lodge bedroom fourI was shown to my room which was room four on the third floor. It's a lovely open plan corner room with gorgeous views over the valley and onto the snow-capped mountains.

In the evening we had an amazing three-course meal cooked by Head Chef Dan and chef team.

DAY 2

After a delicious breakfast with freshly baked pain-au-chocolat, we headed off to soak up the blue skies with a mountain bike road in the Alps.

Mountain biking in Verbier
Mountain biking in Verbier

We opted for the leisurely route and took the ski lift up the mountain before the real fun started! The routes down the mountain can be as easy or as extreme as you like and considering the last time I was on a bike it had stabilisers I thought it would be wiser to take it easy at first so we went down an easy path with the beautiful views it was difficult to keep your eye on the track! The Lodge had packed a picnic lunch for us to have on the mountain it was the perfect Swiss lunch full of gourmet sandwiches, homemade sausage rolls and delicious chocolate chunk cookies.

Enjoying the view from the top
Enjoying the view from the top

After our feast and taking in the views we headed all the way back down the hill to The Lodge where we were greeted by the team that kindly took back our bikes and helmets to the shop for us leaving us to sooth any aching limbs in the outside Jacuzzi we also indulged in a massage which was bliss! The Lodge team kept us full with a grand afternoon tea, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam, strawberries and cream plus champagne (well it was the Wimbledon men's final)!

Summer BBQ at The Lodge
Summer BBQ at The Lodge

For our last dinner we dined on the terrace with spectacular views on the mountains and valley. Chef Dan cooked us an amazing BBQ with lots of goodies including prawns and halibut, it was very tasty! At the end of the day we were truly exhausted, I was looking forwards to be in my big king size bed but sad that these two days of awesomeness in the Swiss Alps were soon over.

My top tips for a summer stay:

  • I definitely recommend getting up in those mountains be it just for a stroll or bike ride and just enjoying everything The Lodge has to offer.
  • You can't help but make yourself at home on the big comfy sofa's all over The Lodge, kick off your shoes and just relax with a book or take in a movie down in the games room with the huge selection of DVDs (plus wine cellar and pool
  • The Lodge and the Alps in summer are absolutely beautiful with breath-taking marry me mountain views, delicious food and an attentive team, I highly recommend it!
  • Feeling hungry? Try Chef Dan's Shepherd's Pie it's a delicious twist on a British classic and Richard's favourite.