Zermatt Luxury Chalet Rental
Zermatt Catered Chalet
Many of our Zermatt chalets and apartments offer catering options already included in the price. The level of service varies from property to property with simple bed and breakfast options at one end of the scale and fully catered 7 course Micheline star evening meals at the other. Our collection also includes a wide selection of fantastic self-catered properties perfect for travellers looking to indulge in the local cuisine.
Facilities, Spas and Services
If a property is in our Zermatt collection, it is because it has caught our eye for luxury. All of our chalets and apartments are hand-picked and offer something unique meaning you won’t find a bigger or better collection of Zermatt luxury vacation rentals anywhere else! Our chalet facilities include fully staffed chalets, daily cleaning, daily linen and towel changes, unlimited alcoholic drinks packages, personal shopping, designer bathroom products, equipment and ski passes ready on arrival and much much more! Some of our properties also include modern wellness areas with saunas, hammams, hottubs, massage areas and swimming pools. If you are enthusiastic enough to ski and want further fitness at the end of the day then check out our properties which include a private state of the art gym.
Our Zermatt Owners
All of our Luxury Zermatt Chalet’s are direct from the owner. Our owners are all local to the area of Zermatt meaning each property has a true Swiss feel from inside to out.
We will be able to provide you true local knowledge and expertise from lively bars to the best local masseuses and spas (if not already located in the chalet!). Our truly bespoke service ensures you will have an amazing holiday in the chic area of Zermatt!
Apres Ski in Zermatt is hard to beat! With over 50 bars offering a vast choice in décor, style, alcohol and music, Zermatt will certainly have a watering-hole to suite you. After the Apres Ski there is a great selection of nightclubs to party on into the early hours, although skiing the next may turn from brilliance to broken bones. Some of our favorite bars include The Cable Car (great for darts, pool and even bowling), the backstage hotel bar (for some luxury) or Harry’s Ski Bar (for an alpine feel). Without a doubt, Cuckoo Club is one of our favorite clubs with its cigar lounge, dance floor and fancy cocktail menu.
Zermatt has over 100 lovely restaurants and takeaways. Cuisines include traditional Swiss, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food. Our favorite Zermatt restaurants offer lovingly prepared dishes made from traditional recipes and pure local talent. When a restaurant menu includes carefully selected wines with each course you know you’ve found the right place. Some of our favorites include the Michelin-starred Capri in the Mont Cervin Palace hotel (for ultimate fine dining) or The Omnia (for more ultimate fine dining).
There are over a further 50 restaurants located mountain side for a spot to eat during a day’s skiing. Some of our favorites include Chez Vrony (for breath-taking views and great tasting food).
Shopping in Zermatt is perfect for skiers and non-skiers alike. Jewelry, watch and tourist shops are the more regular options closely followed by body-well, cheese and chocolate shops (where do you think the mountain on Toblerone comes from?). Just a general walk around the town is as much of a delight as a New York shopping spree. Zermatt being a popular Skiing and Hiking town naturally means that there will be no shortage of these shop followed by true local knowledge and experience with or without a purchase.
Zermatt town has more to offer! There are many villages tours coving an in depth history of Zermatt from its ancient traditions to modern tourism lasting a single hour or over half the day. Memorial sites, old churches, chapels and other beautiful traditional Swiss buildings can also be seen on these tours. The Zermatt cinema has a few of the latest films in a variety of languages and subtitles. The Matterhorn museum is also a great place to visit if history is your thing. Venture down and around several buildings which form part of the museum. Learn about the very first climb and Zermatt’s links to outer space as well as having any of your questions answered by one of the local experts.
Zermatt also has many world famous events through-out the year including skiing, running, music, chocolate and alcohol. It would be well worth booking your Zermatt holiday to coincide with one of these events. Check out the full calendar from the official Zermatt Tourism website.
How To Get There
Driving can sometimes be one of the more expensive and difficult options due to the many paid tolls across Europe and unpredictable traffic. Once past the Swiss boarder the route is relatively swift and easy with well-maintained roads and clear signage. Drivers usually park their car in Tasch (even though there over 3000 car parking spaces it is still necessary to reserve a space during the winter holidays) and then jump onto the shuttle train which will take you to central Zermatt in around 12 minutes. Trains depart from Tasch every 20 minutes.
The 2 most popular airports to travel to are Zurich or Geneva. From Zurich it will take a further 3.5 hours by train or taxi and from Geneva it will take a further 4 hours by train or taxi. The closest airport to Zermatt is Sion which will take a further 2 hours by train or 1.5 hours by taxi (helicopter charter is the more popular option from this airport and will take around 15 minutes). Zurich and Geneva both have train stations underneath the airport meaning access is close and easy.
On time hourly trains run from both Zurich airport and Geneva airport although one change will be required from both. From Zurich a change will be required at Brig and from Geneva a change will be required at Visp. After either change you will be brought to central Zermatt.
If you need help with your travel to the beautiful town of Zermatt please do not hesitate to contact us! Our friendly team will be able to guide and advice you of the best travel routes whether you are from central New York or the outskirts of Timbuktu! Likewise, it may also be worth visiting the Official Zermatt Tourist Office for live updates on travel routes as on rare occasions, Zermatt has been known to be cut off from the rest of the world due to heavy snowfall.
Zermatt is favoured by the expert skiers because of the many difficult black runs and uncountable off piste routes (as per the yellow routes on your map which are avalanche secure but not ski-patrolled). Watch out for the mighty moguls as the Matterhorn leads by example. There are more than enough runs to push yourself to the limit including The National run which is one of the longest black runs in the entire Alps. The National route runs from the Blauherd almost all the way back to Zermatt and is a challenging favourite! There is also the Number. 59 piste that has a vertical drop of around 250m in a distance of just over 750 metres meaning the steepest point is a staggering 65% gradient.
Closely followed behind The Experts, the Intermediates certainly won’t run out of unexplored piste between Zermatt and Cervinia. Red runs make up around 60% of the mountain with most of them being long and technical. The Rothern and Matterhorn Paradise are the perfect places to being with. Our advice is to avoid the Stockhorn/Hohtalli area unless you are a confident intermediate really looking to press on and advance your skill level. Check out the Number 1 route as well as the Number 15, they are great runs to begin!
Lastly, but certainly the most important (as everyone has to learn one day) are the beginners. Zermatts nursery slopes are located at a high altitude which offers more security in the snow conditions however can be slightly trickier to return to the town on. The nursery slopes are located away from the main slopes meaning you won’t be getting cut up by the professionals. Wolli Park is a perfect place to start with its carpet lifts! Once a little confidence is gained it is well worth heading to the Glacier runs which are gentle yet give opportunity to explore.
There are over 5 ski schools offering group and private tuition for those who have never tried on a pair of skis right the way through to those who can backflip on their skis.
The boarders in Zermatt are a little harder to spot than in other resorts but are sure to have just as much fun as the skiiers! For those who are new to the ways of boarding Gornegrat is a great place to start with its large consistent blue runs. The piste from Rothorn towards Sunnegga as well as the routes down from Stockhorn are great for the intermediate boards looking to excel in their carving abilities. Our favourite run for the boarders include Rothorn – Findeln & Rothorn – Kumme.
The Zermatt snowpark is excellent for snowboarders (as well as the freestyle skiiers) looking to grab some air and burn some extra adrenaline. The park is accessed via the cable car to Matterhorn glacier paradise and includes rails, boxes, tables, kickers and jibs and caters for the armatures and professionals.
Although skiing is the most popular reason to visit Zermatt, there are certainly more than enough options to keep non-skiers occupied for an entire holiday. The Zermatt village offers a top-class shopping experience, tours of the town, spas and a cinema (check out our Zermatt Town section). Centered around Bahnhofstrasse there is an amazing variety of shops. For entertainment choices in Zermatt, you could consider the Vernissage which is a cinema, concert venue and club, all in one. There are also a number of pools and wellness facilities in Zermatt, followed by a a museum and sports center. Kicking back and reading a booking on your luxury chalet’s balcony with a view of the Matterhorn is what some people crave for a lifetime!
Although Zermatt is snow certain, it is always worth checking the most recent snow reports and open lifts here. To get you in the mood before your travels we recommend getting a live view of the slopes here.