DescriptionNo, you are not dreaming. The heart-stopping views, amazing architecture and luxurious décor of Chalet Grace is real. This luxury ski chalet has a superb location in the Petit Village area of Zermatt, a car-free Alpine paradise.
Facing across the valley, Chalet Grace has stupendous views which are framed by enormous floor-to-ceiling windows. The vaulted ceilings, constructed in blonde wood, blend with achingly cool interior design to make a swoon-inducing cocktail.
Opulent furnishings and divine antique pieces make this one of the most beautiful chalets in Zermatt. It has features to die for, including a cinema room, wellness centre, outdoor hot tub and a dedicated relaxation room for yoga or Pilates.
Describing Chalet Grace as ‘fully catered’ does not do it justice. With a personal team of four highly trained staff, including a world class chef, the guests are truly cosseted. Unlimited Perrier Jouet Champagne, mouth-watering meals and fine wines flow freely. Spirits and soft drinks too – whatever hits the spot.
After an invigorating day on the slopes there is nothing better than a glass of bubbly, tasty canapés and a soak in the hot tub before tucking in to a dinner of gastronomic dishes and local delicacies. Individual requirements and special requests are not a problem – this is service par excellence.
Anything from a relaxing massage to a private ski guide to in-chalet childcare can be arranged.
Childrens’ lunches and dinners are included, and daily newspapers and fresh flowers add a homely touch. The staff are there to provide everything you could wish for, so that your stay in Zermatt is pure, unforgettable, off-the-scale luxury.
From the open plan, top floor lounge with its grand stone fireplace, to the beautifully furnished outdoor living space, Chalet Grace has tons of style. Just lay back in front of the fire and gaze out at the iconic peak of the Matterhorn. Sshhh.....if you listen hard enough you can hear the snowflakes falling gently on the mountains.
What's IncludedPlease call us on +44 (0)203 432 7784 for rates and the latest availability.
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Dinners prepared by the chef (6 nights)
Perrier Jouet Champagne
Carefully selected house wines
Open spirit bar
Jo Malone bathroom products
Personal Concierge and PA
RoomsChalet Grace sleeps up to a maximum of 12 people, with 4 people in the Euphrosyne room (two people on sofa beds). All five rooms can be set up with either twin beds or a super king size bed. Each room also has a plasma TV, Sky, and a DVD player. All the bedrooms are on the same floor.
Aglea, the master bedroom, has an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and a bath, separate dressing area, and a large balcony with a Matterhorn view.
Hegemone shares the same balcony as Aglea and has a bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Pasithea has its own shower room and a private balcony looking across to the Matterhorn.
Thalia is furnished with an en-suite shower room and does not have a balcony.
Euphrosyne has two sofabeds as well as the main bed, and can accommodate 4 people. It has a large bathroom with separate bath and shower.
EatingWith a highly trained chef in the kitchen whipping up irresistible treats, there is always the danger of over-indulgence. But not to worry – the Chalet Grace team can tailor meals to your requirements, whether super-healthy or super-extravagant.
Nothing but the best fresh seasonal produce is on the menu, including Swiss cheeses and locally-caught trout and rabbit. Delicious canapés, scrumptious desserts and home-made chocolates all help to make your stay a gastronomic delight. And whatever your tastes, or special diet, nothing is too much trouble.
Breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner is included, as are the specially selected wines, house Champagne, spirits and soft drinks. For an extra cost, the a la carte list offers a wide range of superior wines and Champagnes from around the world, including the best local Swiss wines. If there is a particular drink that you would like order – just let the staff know in advance.
ReviewsOperators of Chalet Grace were voted winners of The Best Luxury Chalet Award at the 2014 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence.
KidsChildren arriving in Zermatt can easily imagine they have stepped into a fairytale. The breathtaking chalet views of crystal snow caps and star filled night skies cannot fail to mesmerise. Tobogganing, ice skating and indoor climbing are just some of the exciting activities they can try. Of course, private ski or snowboarding lessons can be arranged too.
Little ones will love being out and about in the town, where the only traffic is horse-drawn sleighs and electric buggies. In-chalet childcare is easily arranged, and babysitting is a cinch. Zermatt has plenty of excellent, family-friendly restaurants, and taking a trip up the mountain for lunch is a great adventure.
The Chalet Grace chef can prepare delicious lunches and suppers just for the children, to fit into their routines. These meals are included, and the demands of fussy eaters can be accommodated – it’s all part of the superb service.
OverviewCar-free Zermatt was once a rustic farming village and those roots are still clearly evident in the town today. There’s a real mix of the old and new, with ancient wooden chalets with slate roofs forming narrow lanes as well as some modern areas of town with upmarket boutiques for the well-heeled international visitors. The result is a charming but cosmopolitan feel with plenty of character.
Zermatt is best known for the iconic Matterhorn which helps to make the already spectacular views into something close to perfection.
The skiing in Zermatt also won’t disappoint. The area links with Cervinia on the Italian side making a huge and accessible ski area, and even an early intermediate can make the trip over. The terrain is varied and is particularly good for intermediates as there is an abundance of red runs, most of which are fairly gently.
The facilities for beginners and the lift system in general has seen some significant improvements in recent years so many of the old bottlenecks have been alleviated.
One thing you notice when skiing in Zermatt is the altitude. Much of the skiing is above 2500m and goes up to a very lofty 3899m, so the snow tends to last very well as the temperatures stay low.
So overall Zermatt has bags of charm, excellent skiing and great restaurants – not surprising it is often voted the world’s best ski resort.
Eating & DrinkingOne of the real draws of Zermatt is the wonderful selection of mountain restaurants. Zermatt boasts 38 mountain restaurants and the standard across the board is extremely high. The spectacular scenery, the authentically restored traditional alpine farm buildings and the fantastic regional cuisine are a winning combination.
For views of the Matterhorn and excellent regional food in beautifully-quaint rustic surroundings try one of the restaurants at Findeln, below Sunnegga – Findlerhof, Chex Vrony, The Paradies and Adler are all highly recommended.
In town you’ll find every type of restaurant from haute cuisine to rustic regional or contemporary chic. Try the innovative Italian cuisine at the Michelin-starred Ristorante Capri on the top floor of the Petit Cervin Hotel.
Similarly, there is a wide choice of bars and clubs and something to suit all tastes.
When to goZermatt has one of the longest ski seasons in the Alps due to the high altitude of the skiing.
The lifts normally run from mid November to Early May.