|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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 a 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 tele cabin 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 were renovated in 2012. There is a 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 breath taking views of the Matterhorn. It is equipped with plasma TV, DVD, CD/Radio and has a 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 day of skiing, with its' adjoining relaxation area. Massage and reflexology can be arranged in the chalet on request.
Chalet les Ecureuils is catered by our professional chef with many years of experience in the hospitality industry. She draws on her experience of worldwide travel and international gastronomy 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 home-made 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 canapes 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.
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. All beverages including wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks are all unlimited throughout your stay.
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 also work with several ski schools in Zermatt and we are very happy to organise ski/snowboard instruction that best suits your needs.
For the more advanced mountaineers 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.
A child-minding service is available on request.
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.
We are a multi-lingual team with over 25 years experience of living and working in Zermatt. Through our many experiences in the hospitality field we have gained the knowledge and expertise required to confidently provide you with the services that you may request during your stay in Zermatt.
Lesley & Stuart purchased this chalet in 2007
Set in tranquil surroundings, with access via its own tele cabin, Chalet le Ecureuils is a charming and luxurious family retreat!
Chalet les Ecureuils is a beautiful five bedroom family chalet, situated just a five minute walk from the Klein Matterhorn departure station and the village centre.
Zermatt is 4 1/2 hours by train with only one change from all the main airports, Geneva, Zurich and Milan. Easy train connections from Geneva and Zurich airport (train station in the airport) and a possibility to obtain reduced rate train tickets if purchased before entering Switzerland, (we can advise on this). Taxi transfers available from all airports, (we can organise this for you).
Zermatt is a car free village so if travelling by car you can drive as far as Tasch where you must leave the car in the main car park of one of the garages and travel the last 10 minutes by train (trains run every 20 minutes) or taxi. Electro taxis are available at the train station to take you to your accommodation.
The resort of Zermatt is situated at the foot of the Matterhorn 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 winter and great glacier skiing in the summer. A climbers and hikers paradise, with 38 peaks over 4000m, and breath taking views, Zermatt has something to suit everyone.
Among the many activities available are Alpine skiing and snowboarding, heli-skiing, winter hiking, cross-country skiing, snow shoe walking, sledging, ice skating, ice climbing, ski touring, swimming (indoor swimming pools), wellness centres, paragliding passenger flights, helicopter sightseeing tours.
Summer only: Forest Fun Park, mountain biking, tennis and 15 minutes by train to the golf course.
A visit to the new Matterhorn Alpine Museum is a must.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
PRICES ARE QUOTED IN SWISS FRANCS. WE DO ACCEPT OTHER CURRENCIES BUT THE EXCHANGE RATE WILL BE CALCULATED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING. THE RATES QUOTED HERE ARE FOR 10 PERSONS SELF-CATERED. FULLY CATERED RATES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Premium weeks are Christmas, New Year and school holiday weeks. During the winter we only take weekly bookings with a Sunday changeover. During the summer, off-season and on last minute bookings, special offers and short breaks (min 3 days ) are available. A surcharge of CHF 300 will be applied.
90 days notification: Refundable deposit minus administration costs of CHF 300.00.
Less than 90 days notification: non-refundable deposit.
Less than 45 days: Full payment (non-refundable) unless property can be re-rented but administration charges will still be applicable.