African savannah meets Swiss alpine charm. That’s Chalet Nyumba. Up above the chic resort of Verbier, this is a luxury ski chalet with five star bells and whistles. In Swahili, Nyumba simply means ‘home’. But what a home this is.
Spread over four floors and occupying an elevated position in the Sonalon enclave, Chalet Nyumba gives you supersize luxury. Chill out in the fabulous luxury spa, then fill up on Champagne and canapés before dinner. Soak away your stress in a huge marble bath, then succumb to an invigorating massage. Count the snow-capped peaks through your bedroom window, then snuggle up in your soft furry bedspread. It’s a ski holiday dream come true.
Everywhere you look out from this chalet, you get an eyeful of spectacular scenery. With the town of Verbier spread out below you and the dizzy heights of the mountains all around, it’s a great location. But don’t worry about getting around because there is an in-resort driver service to ferry you to the slopes. The chauffeur can even pick you up from the bar in the middle of the night.
Strewn with ethnic rugs and African artworks, Chalet Nyumba is impressive without being too grand. The double height living room is furnished with soft, timeworn leather sofas, and a mezzanine office sits above it. From there, stairs take you up to the magnificent master bedroom with log fire and marble bathroom.
Life is sweet when you have a team of chalet staff to tend to your every need, with a private chef in the kitchen, a daily housekeeping service, and masseurs and beauty therapists waiting for your call. Children will love the games room and the cinema room, whilst adults will adore all the luxurious touches such as the marble steam room and oversized hot tub on the deck.
A proportion of the holiday price goes to the UK-registered “Give a Future Foundation”, which supports a variety of education projects for orphans and vulnerable children in Ethiopia.