Nestled on the outskirts of Morzine sits this truly magical property, just made for large gatherings with friends and family or a corporate event.
Sapphire Estate has access to the very best of the Portes du Soleil area so if you expect a fabulous location and awesome skiing, and you’ll get it in spades. But there’s so much more than skiing to a holiday here.
Rest and relaxation are the cornerstones of life at Sapphire Estate. The property has one of the best wellness areas we’ve seen, comprising an indoor pool with massage and counter-current jets, where you can swim with a view of the mountains; a Hammam; ice chamber and a sunken outdoor hot tub and barrel sauna. There’s also a gym and forest trails for those who want to keep fit, and a Bamford spa for guests who like a little relaxation in their fitness regime – Bamford-trained therapists are available for a wide range of massage and beauty treatments.
If you’re celebrating while you’re here, or just if you’re the sort that needs no excuse for a party, this is the perfect property in which to do that. The bar and lounge, with pool table, are ideal for a gathering of friends for a special occasion – or just to celebrate the end of another fabulous day in Morzine. Have a game of pool while the bar staff prepare you drinks from the house Four Bottles bar menu or wander out with your drinks onto the terrace with sunken fire pit. There’s also a cinema room where you can host your own movie nights, or keep the kids entertained while the adults enjoy pre-dinner cocktails. The main living room is open plan and has a feature fireplace, balcony and panoramic views across the resort, making it a lovely spot to unwind with a drink after a long day.
Food and drink are taken seriously here. A closed kitchen for your chef to work in gives the sophisticated dining room, with its wonderful views, the air of a private dining experience. But there’s also a demonstration kitchen, too, where you can watch the magic happen. Whatever your tastes and requirements, the menus are designed to rival your favourite restaurants and everyone goes home from Chalet Sapphire well fed. (Perhaps there’s time for just one more gym session before you head home).
When you turn in for bed at the end of each day, you’ll find your bedroom always a delight to return to. Each one has a super-king or twin beds for you to sink into, as well as extra surprises such as freestanding baths, rainfall showers and capacious dressing rooms. It’s a good thing there’s so much to get up for in the mornings frankly, or you might never leave. We’ve found that the Breakfast Club is incentive enough to drag us from under our luxury duvets here. Good morning, Morzine!