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Alpine Living 3 great reasons to choose a seasonal or annual rental

There are many reasons we’ve seen people choosing to settle in the mountains with seasonal and annual rentals.

Outdoor-loving families craving an escape from the hustle and bustle of city living, those considering buying who are test driving life in the mountains, or simply lovers of peace and quiet who relish waking up to fresh air and sweeping views every day. Could an alpine lifestyle be for you? Here are the top 3 reasons more and more people are relocating here, either seasonally or for longer.

a chalet sits next to the piste with the backdrop of snowy mountains

1. A chance to try mountain living

Many of our seasonal and annual clients are either dipping their toe in mountain life ahead of purchasing their own property, or are having a chalet built/renovated and need alternative accommodation that feels like home.

Our excellent portfolio of properties available on this basis are welcoming, practical and immaculately furnished; spaces designed to be lived in and enjoyed. You can truly settle in and immerse yourself in the alpine lifestyle in your home-away-from-home, whether you’re spending time working remotely, skiing, or simply making special family memories.

Each Bramble Ski-operated property comes with a personal concierge, who will be on hand to ensure everything runs seamlessly before and during your time there. They are also fountains of knowledge who can offer endless tips and advice, from where the best place is for a morning coffee to recommending activities for the children. You’ll be feeling like a local in no time!
Morning coffee on the balcony

2. Outstanding schooling

Switzerland is home to some of the world’s most exclusive private schools. Some families relocate to the mountains to provide their children with the opportunity to attend one of these institutions, whilst enjoying an active outdoors lifestyle in stunning surroundings, either on a seasonal or more permanent basis.

Verbier itself has two excellent international schools – Verbier International School and Copperfield. Children can immerse themselves in a foreign language surrounded by classmates from around the globe, broadening their horizons and their cultural awareness. They will also develop a true affinity with skiing by practicing consistently throughout the winter, rather than just for the occasional week’s holiday.

Children standing together in muddy boots

3. Do you usually take multiple ski trips per season?

Many of our clients frequent the mountains multiple times per season. A luxury seasonal rental enables them to enjoy a home-away-from-home, without having to re-pack their winter gear for every trip.

With more time and a base in the mountains, you’ll find yourself able to explore terrain you’ve never skied before, improve your technique and to experience the resort not only during the busy peak weeks, but on your own terms.

Even if you choose to split your time between a primary home and your mountain retreat, the resorts in which we operate are all within easy reach of Europe’s major cities, making a ski trip each weekend of the winter season a viable, stress-free option.

Skiing above Verbier


A taste of our seasonal and annual rentals portfolio


Living and dining area and spa of Chalet 1936 available seasonal or annual


Chalet 1936 is a stand-out alpine chalet, with a stunning contemporary yet warm and welcoming interior that will immediately make you feel at home. The seven spacious bedrooms have been meticulously designed with stunning features – such as free standing bath tubs, a luxurious open plan en-suite in the master and tasteful furnishings throughout. They sleep up to 14 people, so you can welcome plenty of friends and family in absolute comfort and style. Gather together after days on the mountain for leisurely dinners at the large table, or cosy evenings in the cinema or games room. To top it all off, there is a beautiful spa, where children can splash in the pool and adults can relax in the sauna or steam room, or lounge on the day beds enjoying the jaw-dropping view through the panoramic windows.


Living area and bedroom of NorthRock available seasonal or annually


Completed in 2021, sleeping 10 people across five luxurious bedrooms, NorthRock is a spacious and stylish alpine home where you can spend time with friends and family, sharing moments together and exploring the very best of Verbier. The main living area has been thoughtfully designed for family life – allowing for sociable meals, relaxing afternoons in front of the fireplace enjoying the expansive view, and movie nights tucked away in the adjoining TV nook. Positioned in a sought-after neighbourhood overlooking Verbier town, the chalet is ideally located with the Le Rouge piste a 7-minute walk away, from where you can ski across to the Mayentzet lift that connects you to the whole four valleys network. Meanwhile, large balconies and a terrace allow you to drink in the scenery without even leaving home.


Living area, balcony and bedroom of EastRock available seasonal or annually


EastRock brings together everything you could want from an alpine home; breathtaking views, an outstanding location, and a stylish and inviting interior. Sleeping 10 people in five bedrooms, it is perfect for families and for hosting friends. Every detail has been considered, from the sophisticated lighting to the inbuilt sound system, the beautiful textiles and the traditional wood throughout. The impressive open plan living and dining area boasts stunning views, so perfectly aligned across the valley that you could imagine the designers placed the snowy peaks there themselves! Under the eaves is a beautiful children’s bedroom, complete with en-suite shower, cosy reading nook and large windows; a haven for kids where they will create cherished memories. Meanwhile, the luxurious master suite has it’s own steam room in the en-suite bathroom, allowing you to fully unwind after busy days exploring.


Living area and spa of La Datcha available seasonal or annually


Set in the heart of Verbier, Chalet La Datcha is the perfect property to immerse yourself in alpine life. This sleek and modern home perfectly blends tasteful traditional features like the impressive wood burning fireplace in the master suite, with high-end appliances and lighting. It instantly feels like a home away from home, with the sociable, light and airy living space lending itself to relaxing evenings with loved ones. Sleeping up to 10 people in it’s five stylish bedrooms, it is the perfect home to host guests right in the centre of town. The master bedroom – along with its fireplace – also boasts a TV in its cosy living space, an en-suite bathroom, dressing room and private balcony overlooking the village and mountains beyond. The private spa downstairs features an indoor hot tub, sauna, hammam and ice machine, perfect for unwinding after action-filled days on the slopes.

Please enquire today with our dedicated team if you are considering seasonal and annual rentals in the mountains, and we’ll be happy to assist you in finding the perfect home for your circumstances.

25th May 2022

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