Renting an apartment is often the best option if you want self-catered accommodation for your winter or summer holiday to Verbier, especially for smaller groups of friends or families.
There are literally hundreds of apartments in Verbier that come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from small but functional studios to large properties with five-star luxury facilities. They are quite flexible in terms of catering choices and, sometimes, dates and duration of stay. Because they’re generally self-catered, renting an apartment tends to be cheaper than staying in a catered chalets, so they're a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.
This guide will help you choose the perfect apartment for your holiday.
- Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Verbier
- Catering options & apartment add-ons in Verbier
- Prices for apartment rentals in Verbier
- Luxury apartments in Verbier
- Group apartments in Verbier
- Family apartments in Verbier
- Budget apartments in Verbier
- Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Verbier
- More inspiration...
Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Verbier
When planning your break away to the mountains here are a few things worth thinking about before you decide what to go for.
We recommend you book your apartment accommodation as soon as possible. Apartments usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Book it before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and arrival/departure dates are not always as flexible as travel options.
How long you want to stay
Most apartments in Verbier are rented on a weekly basis only. You’ll find that Saturday to Saturday rentals are most common, but increasingly with the times being as they are, dates can be flexible and some chalet companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.
Plus shorter and longer breaks are becoming more and more popular, so some companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Summer bookings in Verbier are generally much more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you can come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily.
Apartments to rent in Verbier range from small studios to large chalet-apartments, making them suitable for all sorts of parties, from couples looking for a romantic escapade to families or groups of friends. Before booking your apartment, you’ll need to know the exact number of people and the ages of the children coming with you on your holiday.
Know your wants and needs
There are literally hundreds of apartments on offer in Verbier, some providing simple accommodation at the foot of the slopes and others boasting five-star luxury facilities. Most come with WiFi as standard, but check before you book if it's important, some have ski-to-door access and state-of-the-art boot warmers, some don't, and if you need a large terrace with breathtaking views, a cinema room, designer décor or a pet-friendly property, make sure you book as early as possible.
You'll also find that many high-end companies offer concierge services who’ll take care of everything, from your ski passes to your lessons, your equipment hire, chauffeur services to take you to and from the slopes or drive you around resort, private chefs and spas with massages on demand. You're spoiled for choice in Verbier!
Catering options & apartment add-ons in Verbier
Apartments in Verbier are generally rented out on a self-catered basis. However, this doesn't mean that you need to take care of everything yourself since many accommodation providers offer a wide choice of add-ons to boost your holiday experience.
Catering is often top of the list of add-ons and can range from private chefs, welcome packs for your first day, or grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Verbier, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Also, in the post-Covid world, food and drink delivery services are springing up in resorts making flexible self-catering much more of an option. Gone are the days when self-catering meant someone cooking every night of their holiday (however, someone definitely still has to load the dishwasher I'm afraid!)
What else is there?
Accommodation companies offer numerous add-ons to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. When booking your apartment, you can often include lots of other services for an additional fee, from ski hire to ski passes, ski lessons, transfers, activities and anything else you can think of. This means that you can relax knowing that all the different bits of your holiday will be taken care of. Some may even offer a bespoke concierge service through which you can book high-end treats such as a 24-hour chauffeur, massages or private tours.
Prices for apartment rentals in Verbier
Apartment rental rates depend on many things:
- facilities and services
- location within the resort
- desired dates
- size of your party
- length of your stay
In general, you can benefit from discounts if you're booking early and outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).
Luxury apartments in Verbier
Millions of euros have been invested in the tasteful development and renovation of former hotels and apartment blocks giving a real boost to the self-catering accommodation market in Verbier without damaging the mountain feel of this magical place. Many of these renovations, as well as some of the new-builds, boast five-star facilities including indoor swimming pools, spa rooms, terraces with mountain views and even private hot tubs.
Where can you find luxury apartments in Verbier?
You'll mainly find them in the centre of Verbier, near the slopes.
Group apartments in Verbier
If you’re looking to organise a corporate trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Verbier is a great place to host it. A charming Alpine village with great nightlife and plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Verbier has lots going on and it’s situated in one of the biggest ski areas in the world.
Where can you find big apartments for groups in Verbier?
When booking an apartment for a large group of friends or a corporate retreat, you want to make sure you're as close to the heart of Verbier as possible. Booking apartment accommodation in the centre of town means that you’ll be conveniently located for the ski schools, ski lifts, restaurants and, of course, the famous Verbier nightlife. There is a whole host of self-catering accommodation here ranging from budget to luxury.
Family apartments in Verbier
Verbier is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments. Family holidays tend to have their own unique requirements, and services for families in Verbier can range from providing cots and highchairs to babysitting and childcare services. Depending on what is going to make or break your family holiday, make sure you discuss it with your accommodation provider before you book.
Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Verbier?
There are usually a few things at the top of your list when searching for accommodation for you and your family, one of the most important requirements being peace and quiet. That's why steering away from the busy centre of Verbier may be a wise choice when travelling with children. La Tzoumaz is a great little town with great access to the 4 Vallées ski area. With a handful of restaurants and a much smaller après-ski scene than Verbier, La Tzoumaz is well-known for its family-friendly feel.
Across the valley in Bruson, there is less choice when it comes to self-catering accommodation but there are a handful of options to be found. If you do decide to stay in Bruson you will be basing yourself in a charming village with great skiing but very little in terms of nightlife and après ski. While there are several restaurants in the town, this is a place to come for peace and quiet and great skiing rather than all-night partying.
Budget apartments in Verbier
There are some great bargains to be had in Verbier when booking your accommodation outside the main hotspots in resort.
How can you save money on your Verbier accommodation?
Staying down the valley in Le Chable is definitely a cheaper option than booking self-catering accommodation in Verbier itself. There are several independently run apartments in Le Chable and the town has a few cafes and restaurants so, if you want to eat out, there are some decent options here. Your apartment may be at the bottom of the hill but the cable car will whisk you straight up into the Verbier ski area within minutes – just remember that the last one down is at around 18:30!
Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Verbier
Ski-in/ski-out apartments are the most sought-after in Verbier. There's no better feeling than being able to put your skis on right outside your front door.
Where can you find ski-in/ski-out apartments in Verbier?
On the outskirts of Verbier, a bit further down the valley is the Les Creux-Savoleyres area. Apartments here tend to be in buildings that are very close to the Savoleyres pistes, with real ski-in ski-out accommodation on offer. Although this neighbourhood is a bit out of town, it is easy to reach the shops and restaurants in the centre of town courtesy of Verbier’s free bus service.