If there was such a thing as the fairytale mountain hideaway, Chalet Nyumba would be it. Meaning “home” in Swahili, Nyumba is perched high above the village, with incredible views.
Nestled in a private corner of the exclusive Sonalon area in the heights of Verbier, Chalet Nyumba was completed in 2009. This beautiful 550 sqm chalet boasts a magnificent spa, finished in Italian marble. Sliding glass doors open up to the commanding views across the valley and the mountains beyond.
The main living room has a dramatic double height ceiling and is furnished with worn leather sofas and distressed wooden furniture. There is a stylish mix of alpine detailing, African artwork and carvings. In the cinema room there’s a projector screen and with access to a library of films; and if all that isn’t enough to keep the children entertained, there is also a games room with a pool table.
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.
Included In The Price
Additional Extras (all of which we will help organise for you)
We understand how important it is for families that children get the most out of their ski holiday.
Verbier has several dedicated nursery slopes situated around the village and great ski schools. However, we understand first time skiers or more nervous children may need extra help or encouragement. Your concierge will discuss any concerns you have to make sure that you get exactly the right instructor or ski school. And don’t worry, your Chalet Manager will always be on hand to help iron out any problems should they arise.
For the younger children, a morning’s skiing is often enough, but there are plenty of other activities to keep them entertained. From climbing walls to cookery lessons, your concierge will be happy to suggest fun non-skiing activities. All our chalets are well equipped to keep your children entertained.
Travelling with young children can be quite stressful. It can also involve bringing a fair bit of equipment. Your dedicated concierge will be able to help with this. Whether you are bringing a newborn or toddler we can arrange for whatever equipment you need. We have everything from sterilisers to stairgates and we will even buy nappies for you so that you can relax the moment you arrive.
We also want our younger guests to enjoy their mealtimes and our friendly team of chefs can prepare early child-friendly dinners on request. Our chefs can accommodate even the fussiest of eaters, and we are very happy to plan a menu in advance following discussion with Mum and Dad.
We work in close partnership with superb nanny and babysitting services . Some also run a kids club – a perfect option if you don’t want to come down the mountain to collect after ski school!
The best quality ingredients, locally sourced, carefully prepared, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. These are the cornerstones of the dining experience provided in a chalet.
Our chefs are all professionally trained and very experienced. In fact, they come from around the globe to work for us in Verbier. They bring with them a huge variety of talent and technique, having worked in Michelin-starred restaurants such as Le Gavroche, Chez Bruce, The Square, L’Enclume, Chewton Glen and Launceston Place. Their greatest strengths however are their shared passion for food and service.
Dining is a very important part of the experience, therefore we offer our guests a bespoke dining experience. This means that we welcome our guests to choose the type and style of food that they would like to eat. Our amazing chefs can create anything from a fine dining menu to a sharing feast cooked up on the firepits. For something a little different, they can serve an Asian influenced tasting menu. Alternatively, they can always keep it simple with ‘bistro’ style classics such as the perfect steak and chips. In addition they will prepare an earlier supper if there are children in your party.
Our in-house concierge team will work with you to ensure your chef has a proper grasp on your tastes. We will take note of any likes or dislikes, the intricacies of any varying dietary requirements and the cuisines you enjoy. Then, a few days before your holiday, if you would like, we will arrange a pre-arrival phone call with your chef. At this time you will be able to thoroughly discuss any dietaries and plan your menus in more detail.
There is no doubt about it, on a ski holiday breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Our hosts will beautifully lay the breakfast table, prepare the latest weather report and be ready to welcome you with your fresh morning coffee. Meanwhile, our chefs will prepare a luxurious spread of locally sourced products. As well as fresh fruit platters, smoothies and bircher muesli, they will also offer a range of indulgent cooked breakfasts. So whether you’re rushing to get the children to ski school or prefer a more leisurely pace, a breakfast will set you up perfectly for a day on the slopes.
After enjoying a day up the mountain, it’s time to relax. You can enjoy a freshly prepared afternoon tea, next to the roaring open log fire of your chalet. Or perhaps you would rather have a glass of champagne? It’s also a perfect time to enjoy the bubbling hot tub. And while you chill and reflect on the excitements of the day, your staff will be busy preparing your canapés and mixing the perfect cocktail.
Our UK office is based in the Cotswolds and we’re proud to introduce the region’s award-winning Cotswold Gold Original Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil into our chalets. Cotswold Gold is already used in the kitchens of no fewer than 19 Michelin-star restaurants including Le Manoir aux Quat’saisons and Fera at Claridges.
On our minds more recently is the importance and increasing awareness of your health and wellbeing. For those looking for a slightly lower calorie count at the end of your holiday, rest assured, we can easily make sure that you have an indulgent, yet healthy skiing holiday!
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•Vast interlinked 4 Valleys area •Vibrant and varied après ski •Chocolate box Swiss chalets •Incredible scenery
The Côte d’Azur of winter resorts with some of the best off piste in the Alps. As the favourite ski destination of royals and celebs as well as top skiers and boarders from around the world, Verbier is the place to combine world class skiing with a posh party atmosphere back in town.
Great for •Families •Groups •Non skiers
Snow Report: Top 105cm, Bottom 44cm
Snow Forecast: 33cm expected this week
Snow History: December average depth 85.83cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Geneva (GVA)||170km, 2h30|
|Zurich (ZRH)||280km, 3h|
Verbier lift pass price last reported as CHF317 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Nyumba.
Night skiing: Torch lit descents available
Verbier has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.
|Top of slopes:||3330m|
|Bottom of piste:||1500m|
|Total length of trails:||213.8km|