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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.
During the summer season rooms at The Lodge can be booked individually, or if you fancy taking all nine rooms and suites you can hire the chalet exclusively for up to 18 guests.
Everyone knows that Verbier is a fantastic resort in winter, but did you know about all the great things to do in summer? There’s golf, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, tennis, horse riding…we could go on! Here are just a few of our suggestions!
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
Indoor pool and hot tubs
Relax those aching muscles in the indoor or outdoor hot tubs after a day out – it’s heaven! Or just refresh yourself with a dip in our 9m heated indoor pool.
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.
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. If it is the downhill adrenaline rush you are after without the effort of the uphill climb, take advantage of the lift service which operates from the beginning of July to mid-September. A day on the mountain with your bikes doesn’t have to be extreme; it can be the ideal activity for all the family to enjoy. We can organise bike hire for you - just ask a member of staff.
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’. Originally used to take fresh water from the glacier at Mont Fort to the village of Levron, it is now maintained for walkers and is totally flat for the majority of the walk. There are several different options to make the walk more substantial, and depending on your start point, it can be either a 45 minute walk, or a 4 hour hike, with everything in between. There are also several mountain restaurants for a refreshing glass of water, or wine! If you would like something a bit more challenging there are several options ranging from a 3 hour hike with a swim in a mountain lake, to a full day’s 7 hour difficult hike - again, with all options in between. We can either talk you through the walk on a map, and point you in the right direction, or organise a guide for the day
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.
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.
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.
Did you know during the summer months Verbier hosts some fabulous festivals? In July alone there are several, including the Verbier Beach Volleyball tournament, which brings a beach-side atmosphere to the mountains. There’s the Verbier Festival, which showcases some of the world’s top classical musicians, with concert events taking place all around the area over a 2 week period in July – August.
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.
Verbier Golf Course
Situated only a 5 minute drive from The Lodge, this par 69 18-hole course is built at an altitude of 1600m, and each hole has fantastic views over the surrounding mountain ranges. Despite the gradients, the walk around the course is physically very enjoyable.
Évian Masters Golf Club
This par 72 18-hole course and casino combination lies at the foot of the Alps on the southern bank of Lake Geneva. The course hosts several professional events during the year and boasts breathtaking views over the nearby peaks. Driving time to the Évian Masters is about one hour.
Sion Golf Course
Only 45 minutes away by car, this 18-hole course has a par of 70 and is surrounded by mountain peaks.
Severiano Ballesteros Course
Arguably the finest golf course in the Alps! Matching the spendour of the over 4000m peaks facing it, this par 71 18-hole course hosts the annual Omega European Masters, one of the continent’s most prestigious tournaments. This challenging course is a one hour drive from The Lodge.
Golf de Chamonix Mont Blanc
An outstanding par 72 18-hole course set between Mont Blanc and Les Aguilles Rouges at the bottom of a glacial valley. This course is famous for its cleverly placed water and sand traps! Travel time by car is about one hour along a mountain road with some great photo opportunities.
Practice your swing against a stunning alpine backdrop with our Summer Golf Retreats Offer
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.
There are many vineyards very near Verbier and Swiss wine is a well-kept and closely guarded secret. Try some to find out why! We can either organise a tasting at The Lodge, or a trip to the wineries down the valley. Why not take a day out to learn about how the wine is made and enjoy a tasting or two!
At the very end of the Val de Bagnes sits an amazing lake and dam wall. The wall itself is an impressive 250m high, and you can walk the perimeter of the lake, which is around a 3 hour trip. Or you can take a picnic and enjoy the views from the top of the wall. The drive there and back takes around an hour, and you pass through some amazingly picturesque villages and river scenes.
Italy or Chamonix day trips
We have several maps and personal favourite spots in Chamonix, France or Aosta, Italy. Whether it’s the old town, small delicatessens and history of Aosta, or the Mont Blanc, rock climbing and Aiguilles de Midi in Chamonix, each is just an hour’s drive away over the respective borders, and is a great way to spend a day exploring another town, and country. Don’t forget your Passport and Euros!
Monastery at Grand St. Bernard
On the way to Italy at the top of the Col de Grand St Bernard sits a monastery built by the monks to shelter weary travellers. The dogs of the same name are also bred here, and in season, which is typically June to September the puppies are out and about. You can take a tour of the dog enclosures and monastery.
Sierre just outside Sion is home to Europe’s biggest underground lake. You board a boat and the guide points out the main features of the cave and its discovery in the 1940s. It is over 300m long and 20 wide and the tour lasts around half an hour.
Ropes, swings, tree ladders and leaps of faith! Built in the forests just outside Sion, this incredibly laid out Adventure Park is not just for kids!
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. We use products from Aromatherapy Associates. Treatments are charged additionally – for a full list please contact us.
Here are some of our favourite treatments...
30 mins - 85 CHF
60 mins - 160 CHF
A bespoke facial, designed to suit your individual skin needs. A combination of the finest pure essential oils and plant extracts are applied with specifically designed massage techniques to restore and recondition the skin, leaving the complexion smooth and luminous.
90 mins – 180 CHF
An intensive treatment to reduce the signs of ageing. The skin is cleansed, exfoliated and massaged before applying a unique dual layer mask, to firm and plum. Delivers instantly visible results.
This hero treatment releases tension held in every part of the body, leaving you feeling deeply relaxed and recharged. Carefully applied pressures stimulate the nervous system. Swedish and neuromuscular techniques relieve muscular tension and lymphatic drainage helps encourage a healthy circulation. Stresses and strains are dissolved away
Back, neck and shoulder 30 mins – 65 CHF
Full body massage 60 mins – 140 CHF
Full body, face and scalp massage 90 mins – 160 CHF
30 mins – 70 CHF
Designed by LaStone exclusively for The Lodge to help after a day of hiking or cycling. This treatment will help relax specific problem areas. The routine uses deeper LaStone techniques with cool marble stones.
60 mins – 160 CHF
A deeply comforting back of body, face and scalp treatment, including a paraffin wax
application, hot stone placement and massage techniques that will deeply comfort, nurture
Frequently Asked Questions
The Lodge is perched high in the Swiss Alps in a forested area just a five minute walk from the town of Verbier, and only 250m from the main lift station. Verbier is 51 miles, or 82 kilometres east of Geneva as the crow flies, but the mountains and Lake Geneva tend to get in the way if you’re driving!
The nearest international airport is in Geneva, which is about a two hour drive to The Lodge. Geneva International Airport is served by many of the major international carriers, with flights from most European destinations taking no more than three hours. Private planes are able to land at Sion Airport which is only 45 minutes by car from The Lodge. Please note that Sion Airport closes as soon as darkness falls. Zurich airport is about a 3 hour drive to The Lodge. We can also arrange helicopter transfers on request from Geneva, Zurich and Sion Airports.
We recommend taking the train directly from Geneva Airport to Martigny, a town about a 30 minute drive from The Lodge, or onward to Le Châble, which is a 15 minute drive. We can arrange transfers or taxis for an extra charge to get you to the chalet, or if you alight at Le Châble you can take the cable car directly to the lift station 250m from The Lodge where we can pick you up. The journey takes nine minutes and definitely has the wow factor. Please check with us at the time of booking for when the lifts are operating. The train journey takes slightly less than 2 hours (2 hours 15 minutes to Le Châble) and is a very pleasant way to see some spectacular scenery around Lake Geneva!
If you’re visiting us for a longer stay we recommend hiring a car at the airport in Geneva as this will give you the flexibility to explore the area and there are some fantastic trips to Italy and France which are only an hour’s drive from The Lodge.
Travellers from the US and the EU do not require a visa to enter Switzerland, but your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended return date. Travellers from other countries may require a visa, so please check with your nearest Swiss Embassy or Consulate.
Absolutely! The Lodge is a great place for a family holiday as we have plenty of things for children to do. We have a welcome pack and plenty of great activities available on request, including children’s DVDs, toys, a games console, books, games, and treasure hunts in the evenings if they are not too tired after a long day out. We don’t offer a set programme, but rather a range of activities suitable for every child. We can also arrange babysitting for an extra charge; just give us at least 24 hours’ notice, although during busy school holiday weeks and peak times we will need more time to make arrangements. Special food and beverages or simple snacks and light meals can be prepared. Cots are available on request.
Rates for infants, children and young adults
Just what is..
...an infant? a guest under the age of 6
...a child? a guest under 12 but aged 6 or older
...a young adult? a guest under 18 but aged 12 or older ...an adult? a guest aged 18 years and over
Children and young adults staying in the bunkroom or in their parents’ rooms are charged CHF 75 and CHF 120 per person, per night respectively in the summer season. Infants stay free of charge provided they share with at least one adult. When hiring The Lodge exclusively, rates for children staying in the bunkroom or in their parents’ rooms only apply when the total number of guests exceeds 18. The maximum number of guests at any time at The Lodge is 24.
Not at The Lodge itself, but we’ll host the party! The beautiful mountain scenery will be the backdrop for your special day. Marriages in Switzerland require a civil service at the local registry office, which in the case of Verbier is in nearby Le Châble (about 15 minutes by car). You will need to start planning at least four months in advance of your arrival date, and we will be delighted to help you with all the arrangements.
The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). There are cash machines at the airport and in Verbier, and major credit cards are widely accepted. We accept all major credit cards to cover any additional expenses you may incur (gift purchases or treatments in the spa). Tipping is entirely up to you. If you have any questions about tipping, you can discuss them with the General Manager.
We open from June to September to take advantage of the best of the summer weather. The average daytime temperature in summer is a balmy 26°C/79°F, so be sure to bring some sunscreen with you when you visit.
The town is host to several events in the summer including the Verbier Festival and a number of classical music concerts. There are several world-renowned golf courses as well as opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, wine tasting, fishing... we could go on!
Verbier has plenty to offer including a great selection of shops, boutiques and restaurants. Alternatively, relax and unwind in the comfort of The Lodge, or book yourself into the spa! Ask for our full list of things to do in summer.
A well-stocked mini bar (Master Suites only), safety deposit box, hot water bottles, bottled drinking water, slippers, luxury bathrobe, phone, radio/CD player, CDs, plug adapters, hair dryer, SPF lip balm and a selection of toiletries. Hair straighteners are available on request. If you want to chill out to your own tunes in your room, we have iPod/MP3 player leads in all guest rooms. There are umbrellas and walking poles available by the front door to the chalet.
We 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 lighter meals with the children. In summer meals are served communally, giving you a chance to share what you’ve been up to during the day with other guests. You can dine al fresco whilst enjoying the fresh mountain air on the terrace where there is a BBQ and bar area. We’re happy to arrange private dinners for a special occasion of course – just ask us about which rooms would work best for this.
We stock a fine range of international wines, including some fabulous Swiss wines, top quality spirits, beers and excellent bubbles. If you would like us to ship in something special, simply give us plenty of notice – there is generally no extra charge unless the item is particularly rare or extra shipping is involved. As guests are encouraged to treat The Lodge like their own home, they are welcome to help themselves to drinks they want at any time.
We understand that some people have special requirements and personal favourites too. Let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to make sure we have exactly what you need.
Check-in is officially 3:00pm. If you are scheduled to arrive earlier, do let us know and if we cannot accommodate any early check-ins, we will make alternative arrangements for you in Verbier so you can start enjoying yourself. Check-out is officially 11:30am on the day of your departure.
We have first aid equipment at The Lodge along with staff trained in administering first aid. There are three medical centres within Verbier, one of which is open at all times for emergencies. The nearest hospital is located a 30 minute drive away in Martigny. Medical charges will apply according to treatment so make sure you have travel insurance before you go.
Switzerland is on 220 volts with two-pin round plugs. We have adapters for UK and US plugs should you need them.