The best luxury chalets in Zermatt for…
Issue 12 / 18 February 2019
The best luxury chalets in Zermatt for…

The best chalet's of their kind in the beautiful village of Zermatt.

Serena Norton

Set at the foot of the Matterhorn, few ski resorts can match the Alpine splendour of Zermatt. With excellent skiing, magnificent scenery and mouth-watering restaurants, it comes as no surprise that Zermatt is considered to be one of the world’s top ski resorts. This sprawling mountain village offers a broad range of accommodation and to help you narrow down the options, we have highlighted five chalets that are the best of their kind.

VIEWS: Chalet Grace

A trip to Zermatt is not complete without witnessing the majestic Matterhorn in all its splendour. And what better way to start your day than to open the curtains and gaze out at the breathtaking perspective of the most recognisable peak in Switzerland?

Floor-to-ceiling windows on all three levels of Chalet Grace ensure that the incredible views of the Matterhorn and surrounding peaks are captured in all their glory. Four of the five bedrooms have south-facing balconies where you can soak up the sun whilst enjoying the spectacular views .

In addition to a sauna and massage room, an outdoor Jacuzzi provides opportunities for further relaxation whilst taking in the inspiring landscape.

DESIGN: Heinz Julen Loft

Built and designed by Zermatt born and bred architect, Heinz Julen, this sumptuous loft rips up the rulebook when it comes to alpine living.

Built to capture the spirit of Julen’s childhood cabin, the Loft gives you uninterrupted exposure to the outdoors. Floor-to-ceiling windows, facing the village, create a sense of space, light and closeness to nature whilst an electronic wrap-around white curtain ensures prying eyes are kept away.

Much of the furniture is crafted by Julen himself - a suspended illuminated table can be raised up to the ceiling to make more space for entertaining and look out for the jack-in-the-box armchairs, island bed on a rotating floor and door handles made from bent soup spoons.

WELLNESS: Chalet Zermatt Peak

The meaning of the word luxury can be summed up by setting foot in Chalet Zermatt Peak. Accessed via a tunnel carved out the mountain, this chalet will impress even the most discerning traveller. Set over six floors, the interior is stunning, featuring many bespoke pieces of furniture and unique artwork as well as fantastic views captured through floor-to-ceiling windows.

However, it is the spa that is the real highlight, providing everything you could wish for after a day on the slopes. From the dry Finnish or wet Swedish sauna to the hammam and the state-of-the-art Techno gym, you will want for nothing when it comes to taking care of body, mind and soul.

On warmer days, the windows can be completely removed, turning the indoor Jacuzzi into an outdoor one. For true relaxation, you can choose from a blissful aromatic massage or indulgent treatment in the tranquility of your chalet,

DIGITAL DETOX: Backstage Mountain Cottage

A true mountain retreat, Backstage Mountain Cottage is the place to go if you really want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. High above Zermatt in the hamlet of Findeln, this traditional cottage is only accessible on foot, by sledge or on skis.

A 20-minute walk from Sunnegga in summer or a few minutes on skis in winter, the cottage is full of charm with inspiring views of the Matterhorn. There are no shops near the cottage and the last train from the village leaves at 16.00 so you really are on your own after hours.

The cottage has no Wi-Fi and only two Swiss TV channels so if you are looking for a really cosy and remote mountain getaway then this is the perfect spot.

FAMILIES: Chalet Shalimar

Ideal for families holidaying together, Chalet Shalimar is situated in the exclusive enclave of Winkelmatten. In good snow conditions, it is possible to ski to and from the chalet giving quick and easy access to the slopes.

The chalet combines an eight and twelve person apartment, with multiple living, kitchen and dining areas, meaning each family has tons of space to call their own. Roaring fires, TVs and spacious balconies make this a really great place to relax and socialise together.

Children and adults alike will love the private indoor swimming pool and spa on the lower ground floor. Whilst the children are splashing in the pool, the adults can steam away any aches and pains from the day in the sauna and hammam, or enjoy an indulgent massage in the treatment room.

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