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A Beautiful Family Chalet And Possibly One Of Zermatt's Best Kept Secrets!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Double Bedrooms With 3 Ensuite and Uninterrupted Stunning Mountain Views.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Lesley & Stuart
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2018

About Lesley & Stuart

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

What makes this chalet unique

Set in tranquil surroundings, with access via its own tele cabin, Chalet le Ecureuils is a charming and luxurious family retreat!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet at the Zermatt at the Visp District

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • Sports & Activities
  • Lift ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Three of the bathrooms are ensuite while the other bedrooms share a bathroom. All of the bathrooms were renovated in 2012.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with en-suite and balcony.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , En-suite and balcony.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , En-suite and balcony.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds.
  • The chalet comprises five double bedrooms There is also a sixth bedroom with bunks for extra guests. Three of the bedrooms have Matterhorn views whilst the others look over wooded areas and the surrounding mountains.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming


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  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was nothing short of amazing. From the view of the Matterhorn in the back yard, to the cleanliness and comfort of the home, we couldn't have hoped for a better experience. Stuart and Lesley made it so easy to get settled in by meeting us at the train station when we arrived and helping us get all of our luggage to the house. Their hospitality was outstanding! The home itself is well stocked with everything needed to enjoy vacation. We ended up cooking at the home quite a bit and the kitchen had everything we were looking for. It was wonderful having the ability to do laundry as well. Stuart helped us book a paragliding tour, which was incredible! In the middle of our stay, the house was cleaned, linens refreshed, and toiletries resupplied. I cannot say enough good things about staying at this Chalet. The private cable car was perfect, the views couldn't be beat and the town of Zermatt itself is a breathtaking, beautiful place to visit. We are so glad we chose Zermatt and especially glad we chose Zermatt Apartment rentals for our stay. Lesley and Stuart were so helpful and were great at communicating with us, even months before our trip to make sure our holiday would be wonderful, and it truly was! If you are thinking of staying here, book it fast before someone else does! I give it my highest possible recommendation for anyone looking to rent a family sized home in Zermatt!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
220 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
980 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet at the Zermatt, Oberwallis

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Mid
18 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn Low
15 Sep 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Low
2 Dec 2018 - 8 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Mid
9 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Mid 2
16 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Premium 1
23 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Premium 2
30 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter High
6 Jan 2019 - 12 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Mid
13 Jan 2019 - 2 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter High
3 Feb 2019 - 9 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Premium 3
10 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter High
24 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Mid
3 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter High
24 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Mid
7 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Low
21 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.
Cancellation Policy
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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