Chalet | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Chalet Les Ecureuils (350m2), built in 1964 and renovated in 2006/7, is a beautiful family chalet and probably one of Zermatt's best kept secrets!
Unlike with many of the chalets in Zermatt the owners have avoided the minimal white look so that the chalet has kept its' rustic charm.
It is situated in a beautiful elevated position, with uninterrupted views of the Matterhorn, in preserved tranquil surroundings where the natural wildlife roam freely.
The Chalet is just 5 minutes walk to the main Klein Matterhorn departure station and to the centre of the village.
Access to the chalet is by its own telecabin but it is also accessible by a well-maintained footpath through a wooded area.
The Chalet comprises 5 double bedrooms, 3 en-suite and 1 extra bathroom and a separate WC. All of the bathrooms have been renovated this summer (2012). There 6th bedroom with bunks for extra guests.
The spacious lounge has a large wood-burning fireplace, comprising ample comfortable seating for 12 people, overlooking the terrace and garden with its' breathtaking views of the Matterhorn. It is equipped with plasma TV, DVD, CD/Radio and has wireless Internet connection.
Separated from the lounge by glass doors, the dining area has a long table that seats 12 and has a feature window overlooking the surrounding mountains and village of Zermatt. The modern kitchen adjoins the dining area.
There is also a tropicarium sauna downstairs in the chalet which is, perfect therapy after a days skiing, with it's adjoining relaxation area. Massage and reflexology can be arranged in the Chalet on request.
The Chalet can be rented on a catered and self- catered basis.
If you choose the catered option the Chalet is catered by our professional chef with many years experience in the hospitality industry. She draws on her experience of worldwide travel and international gatronomy to bring you an unforgettable dining experience. She is happy to cater the menu to your individual needs.
Continental and/or full English breakfast is available and prepared for you by the chef every morning. Afternoon tea with homemade cakes is provided daily for when you return to the Chalet. A 5-course dinner is cooked and served for you 5 evenings a week. This allows you the opportunity to sample some of the amazing restaurants that Zermatt has to offer. Pre-dinner drinks and canapés are served on these days with a choice of wines from our extensive wine cellar served during the meal. Coffee and after dinner drinks will also be served.
All beverages including wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks are all unlimited throughout your stay.
After being collected by Electro Taxi a champagne reception awaits you on arrival in the Chalet and during your stay an extensive choice of wines and a well stocked bar are available for your enjoyment.
There is daily housekeeping and a mid week linen change.
The team will be on hand to ensure that everything is to your satisfaction and deal with any requests that you may have.
Taxi transfer from airport to Zermatt can be arranged on request
We are happy to organise your Ski passes prior to your arrival in Zermatt.
We work with several ski school in Zermatt and we are very happy to help you to organise ski/snowboard instruction that best suits your needs.
For the more advanced mountineers we can arrange mountain / ski guides for special ski trips
If you do not require instruction but would like someone with local knowledge to show you around the mountain we offer a ski guiding service.
See Zermatt from a different angle and let us organise a tandem paragliding trip for you.
Whether you need to be picked up from the airport or you wish to go heli-skiing we can arrange helicopter flights for you.
We work very closely with the Zermatt Massage Centre who can provide a highly qualified therapist to give massage and reflexology at the chalet on request.
A childminding service is available on request.
We are happy to help with any reservations whether it be in restaurants or at the hairdresser.
We are here to make sure that your holiday is as relaxing and stress-free as possible. If there is anything that you need, just ask and we will do everything we can to help.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva & Milan 217 km, Nearest railway: Zermatt|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There is an sixth bedroom with bunk beds that is available on request suitable for children.
Four of the five bedrooms have twin beds that can be separated and made into singles.
|Further details outdoors|
Chalet Les Ecureuils is set in a beautiful enclosed garden that has uninterupted views of the Matterhorn.
There are deer, squirrels and other wildlife that visit the garden making it the perfect setting.
There is a stone BBQ in the garden and there is dining table outside on the terrace.
Relaxing on the sun-loungers with Matterhorn views is the ideal way to unwind after a busy day.
Access to the Chalet is by means of a private cable car.
A welcome pack is provided with fresh fruit, local wine, milk, fresh flowers and a variety of tea and coffee.
Maps are provided along with extensive information regarding the apartment and Zermatt itself.
Guests are welcomed on arrival by a multi-lingual representative offering help, advice and information about the resort and to accompany them to the apartment by taxi.
The Swiss Alps region
Bordered by Italy, Austria, Germany, France and the principality of Liechtenstein, Switzerland lies in the midst of the Alps and these magnificent mountains occupy three-fifths of the country. There are 4 official languages spoken in Switzerland and in the canton of 'Valais' both German & French are spoken. With it's superb transportation system, Switzerland is an ideal place from which to explore in any direction. Whether travelling on foot or by rail, bus, car or boat you will be surrounded by spectacular views. You will find the highest mountains in Europe here in the Alps, among which the impressive Matterhorn and the Dufourspitze, 4,634 m (15,203 ft) are the highest point in the country. The Mont Blanc lies just across the French/Italian border and is the highest mountain in Western Europe (4,807 m, 15,771 ft).
A trip not to missed is the Glacier express which links Zermatt and St. Moritz by rail which passes through 91 tunnels and crosses nearly 300 bridges.
The car free resort of Zermatt is situated at the foot of the Matterhorn in Switzerland and offers access to a ski area of over 400km, connected to Cervinia in Italy. The village is situated at 1560m and with the highest cable car at 3888m it ensures excellent skiing in the winter & great glacier skiing in the summer. A climbers and hikers paradise with 38 peaks over four-thousand metres and breathtaking views Zermatt has something to suit everyone.
Alpine skiing and snowboarding , Heli skiing, Winter hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoe walking, Sledging, Ice skating. ice climbing, Ski touring , Swimming (indoor swimming pools), Wellness centres, Paragliding Passengerflights, Helicopter sightseeing tours.
Summer only: Mule Trekking around Zermatt, Forest Fun Park, Mountain biking,Tennis & 15 mins by train to the Golf course.
A visit to the new Matterhorn Alpine museum is a must.