Wednesday, February 1, 2012


 We've just finished one of the warmest Januarys in history and for those of us who like to ski, the weather conditions in the Northeast have been more conducive to tanning rather than hitting the slopes. I'm a little disappointed, I was looking forward to skiing some fresh powder this season (not New England ice) but all is not lost. I hear there's a fresh coat of snow blanketing the slopes in Verbier, the chic Alpine village in southwestern Switzerland. In the mood for a quick run? Then grab your passport and follow me to Richard Branson's super-luxury ski chalet, The Lodge. There's room for everyone in the nine bedroom chalet and a dedicated staff ready to draw you a bath, mix you a cocktail or whip up a some raclette for the group. With both indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a private pool, mini ice rink and unlimited champagne I don't know if I would ever make it to the slopes!

Love the outdoor pool!
Sleek and sophisticated 

A game of pool and beautiful wine cellar
Warm and inviting

Indoor and spa area-gorgeous!
Breakfast with a view
Muted palette and luxurious linens

Great bunks for the kids
See you on the slopes!


Stacy Curran said...

Omg, yes please! Throw all the kids in the bunks and the grownups can have fun! Looks like a dream place!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Just wow. Growing up in Arizona, I'm not much of a ski girl but give me those views with the pool and the bedrooms with the fireplaces and I would be in heaven.

classic • casual • home said...

WOW. I have been skiing in Verbier...but not in such fancy, DEEluxe accommodations!!! We just got a bunch of snow in Mammoth. Thank goodness. I am headed up there this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Oh that look like a great place. I once stayed at a place like that with an outdoor pool in the depths of winter, I ran out through the snow and promptly slipped in full view of everyone. I had to pretend it didn't hurt but wanted to cry!

Splendid Sass said...

Wow, Barbara! Would love to be headed here! It has been over 70 degrees at the beach, and I understand y'all are having a warm winter.
This lodge is stunning to say the least.
Thank you for sharing.

The enchanted home said...

WOW! Whats not to love...its fabulous with vistas to match. Gorgeous!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

oh yes please! I will meet you there!

Acquired Objects said...

Would you please pack me in your suitcase Barbara? What a gorgeous place if I could stay there I wouldn't mind the snow!


annie said...

This looks pretty good...grew up skiing Vail and Beaver Creek, but I think this beats all.

Anonymous said...

Beyond beautiful!! I am not a skier but I would happily curl up in front of that fireplace with a good book!! Love it! xo

pretty pink tulips said...

OK...let's go! Since we're going through a renovation, the lack of snow has been a blessing. But, I'm with you on needing a ski trip. We're heading West in Feb - so luckily Colorado has been piling it up.

This house looks BEYOND fantastic. Richard Branson sure knows how to do things, doesn't he?!

xo Elizabeth

designchic said...

I'm in,Barbara. Love skiing and how wonderful to stay in this beautiful home. I'd even take the bunkroom!!

Casa Très Chic said...

OMG! It's so inviting. I'd love to sit by the fire at The Lodge, we are practically melting here.
Beautiful post, the pictures are fabulous.
Have a nice, cozy day.

Leslie said...

Dreamy! The rooms look gorgeous and love the bunks for the kids! Wishing you snow!



Taylor Greenwalt said...

Looks wonderful. Would love to go..


Oh I don't think I'd make it to the slopes either!!! It's dreamy :) xoxo

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Oh my goodness, this is an amazing lodge. I stumbled across your blog through my good friend Erica Cook (Moth Design) I look forward to more posts, glad I found you.

CDS said...

Goodness that looks amazing! Growing up in Miami I have actually never been skiing...but I could be DOWN for lots of Apres time! :) xoxo

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Looks and sounds like a dream. Have a great weekend. Mona