Whether you’re heading to the smart Swiss ski resort of Zermatt during winter or plan to hike the trails in summer, renting an apartment or chalet can be a great idea. With well-equipped kitchens and dining areas, these properties give holidaymakers the freedom to choose between eating out and cooking up a storm.
If you do feel like being looked after, several of the Zermatt apartments detailed here offer a half board or bed and breakfast basis for your stay. Even if you don’t use the kitchen, these spacious holiday homes give you more room in which to stretch out and relax.
Zermatt is a car-free resort, so it’s important to have good access to public transport. That’s precisely why we’ve selected properties within easy reach of the main train station.
This guide details our handpicked selection of the best chalets and apartments in Zermatt.
From the cosy Cow Bells Calling for two or The Chocolatier for six, to the dramatic Illumination once occupied by a sociable local architect, there are plenty of prime properties here, providing the perfect base and most scenic of backdrops for your alpine vacation.
Read on to find the perfect apartment in Zermatt to book for your visit.
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Summary of Zermatt Apartments and Chalets covered in this guide
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10 of the Best Chalets and Apartments in Zermatt, Switzerland
1 Bedroom Apartments
There are stunning views of the mighty Matterhorn from the balcony of Cow Bells calling, and this top pick among Zermatt premium apartments is pretty photogenic inside too.
You can walk to the train station in around 10 minutes, and the property has one double bedroom sleeping two, plus a bathroom and an open plan living area.
Location: 10-12 minutes’ walk from train station
Bedroom: 1 bedroom with double bed
This gorgeous property is one of the best apartments for rent in Zermatt, Switzerland if you are travelling as a couple or have a small child.
It has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area that’s flooded with natural light from the full length windows that lead out to the furnished balcony.
Natural woods and pale colours characterise the sleek decor, which is softened in the lounge area by cosy textiles. There is a coffee machine, dishwasher, freezer, and microwave in the kitchen.
The property also has WiFi, TV, central heating and a bathtub. Bicycle hire is also available.
2 Bedroom Apartments
Situated at ground floor level, this recommended stay is surely one of the most quirky apartments in Zermatt, Switzerland. This two bedroom, one bathroom holiday apartment which sleeps four, has its own garden with a lawn as well as a patio.
The flat walk to all the amenities of the resort is also a major perk.
Location: 3 minutes’ walk from train station
Bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms
With the indoor dining area right by the garden, this apartment allows guests to eat indoors while enjoying the fresh mountain breeze and soothing outlook.
The Master bedroom features a monochrome astronomical theme, while John and Yoko-themed wall art decorates the living and dining area.
The amenities supplied at Eclipse Peak include bicycles, a spacious garden, central heating, TV, dishwasher and WiFi.
Goggle Lines is extremely well placed to accommodate keen skiers, as there is equipment storage on site plus easy access to a ski lift. With two bedrooms and a bathroom, this apartment can sleep up to four.
Location: 10 minutes’ walk from train station
Bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms
Despite being one of the most centrally located apartments to rent in Zermatt, Goggle Lines is cosy, peaceful and comfortable within.
The stylish, open plan living area features modern lines, tartan fabrics, coffee and cream shades and a statement light fitting above the dining table.
This apartment also comes with bicycles, a balcony, dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, WiFi and TV. There is central heating plus a fireplace to ensure guests can enjoy cosy, relaxing evenings in.
3 Bedroom Apartments
If you’re a family or small group of up to six who require more space, Zermatt Stillness could be the pick of Zermatt apartment rentals for you. With a bright yet cosy interior, there are panoramic views of the Alps and the typically Swiss-style buildings of Zermatt.
This spacious property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a jacuzzi.
Location: 7 minutes’ walk from train station
Bedroom: 3 bedrooms, 1 with King size bed and 2 that can be set up as twins or a double
The biggest perks of this stylish yet homely apartment include the stunning views from every room, the jacuzzi bath and the proximity to the ski lifts and restaurants of Zermatt.
With neutral hues, natural materials and pops of colour, it is a sizeable apartment yet offers a warm ambience.
Both bathrooms have walk-in showers and the apartment comes with a parking space, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, TV, WiFi and cosy fireplace.
There is also an outdoor balcony with stunning views and the deluxe spa bath for relaxing soaks.
The name calls to mind warm tones of bronze, brown and cream, and that’s exactly what The Chocolatier offers. It sleeps up to six and has three bathrooms.
At the base of Mont Cervin (the Matterhorn) and in the heart of the resort, this three bedroom holiday home is a premium pick among Zermatt rentals.
Location: 8 minutes’ walk from train station
Bedroom/s: 3 bedrooms – 1 King, 1 double and 1 that can be set up as twins or a double
With a wraparound balcony, and antique stone fireplace and luxurious bedrooms, The Chocolatier offers palatial accommodation in Zermatt close to ski slopes, hiking trails and crystal clear lakes.
Guests can also visit the range of ‘real’ chocolatiers in the resort town.
All bathrooms have walk-showers and two are en-suite. This property also offers a dishwasher, TV, WiFi and a cosy fireplace.
From the sleek, well-appointed kitchen to the large plate glass windows, this property provides Zermatt accommodations of the most luxurious kind.
From the funky cowhide sofas to the sleek white kitchen and contemporary wood panelling, The Hills Are Alive is surely one of the finest and most stylish apartments in Zermatt.
It has three bedrooms accommodating up to six guests and two bathrooms.
Location: 10 minutes’ walk from train station
Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 with bunk beds
Occupying a building of Zermatt luxury apartments, this home-from-home gives guests access to a gym, steam room, spa bath and sauna within the complex. Skis can also be stored in the building.
The interior is contemporary and ultra cool, with oak panelled walls, an open fireplace, cow print seating and plenty of cosy throws, cushions and rugs.
There is one en-suite bathroom and a family bathroom, and the apartment comes equipped with central heating, coffee machine, TV, hairdryer, WiFi, dishwasher and DVD player. Bicycles are also provided for getting around the car-free resort of Zermatt.
Combining modern and traditional decor and furniture to magnificent effect, The Sound of Music is one of the top rated Zermatt vacation rentals sleeping up to nine.
There is even a second living nook as well as the main lounge, plus four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Location: 12 minutes’ walk from train station
Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms – 1 King and 2 doubles
The Sound of Music is located in an apartment complex, and as such offers guests access to a wellness zone with steam room and sauna during the winter season.
There is also a shared laundry, plus a storage room for ski equipment in the property’s access tunnel.
With a dramatic beamed wooden ceiling, central fireplace and plenty of space, The Sound of Music comes with an outdoor balcony, washing machine, TV, dishwasher and WiFi – as well as that second living area.
4 Bedroom Apartments
Zermatt holiday apartments don’t come much more alpine in theme than Peak Perfection. The space offers loft-style living for holidaymakers in the centre of this smart Swiss ski resort.
Sleeping up to nine guests, it has four bedrooms and the same number of bathrooms.
Location: 4 minutes’ walk from train station
Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms, all with super King beds that can be set up as twins
This spacious home is one of most contemporary and well-equipped luxury apartments in Zermatt. It has a large living and dining area at one end, with a kitchen to the centre.
The unit features clean white walls and warm wood flooring and ceilings, with interest added by arty canvas prints.
There are four bathrooms, two with walk-in showers and two with bathtubs. Outside, a gracefully curving balcony provides fabulous views over the area.
Inside, the property is equipped with central heating, TV, WiFi and a DVD player, coffee machine and microwave and a hairdryer. Bicycles are also provided, and guests may use a shared gym and spa.
Surely one of the most light-filled apartments in Zermatt, Illumination certainly lives up to the name.
This holiday home for six is flooded with light and offers superlative views over the Alps, and was designed by Heinz Julen, a party-loving local architect.
The Steinway piano takes centre stage, and is testament to the apartment’s past as Julen’s own home.
Location: 10 minutes’ walk from train station
Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms – 1 King and 2 twins
Illumination is ideal for those who love tinkling the ivories, socialising or simply gazing out over the mountains. The outdoor balcony is ideal for this purpose, and provides the perfect place to relax after an active day.
Half board, self-catering and bed and breakfast options are offered here.
The property’s three bedrooms all come with en-suites, and the balcony has a barbecue. As well as the usual facilities like WiFi, TV, washing machine and dishwasher, the apartment also has a sauna and fireplace.
If you dream of staying in a spacious, Swiss style home, this Zermatt chalet rental for up to eight guests could be ideal. Spread over three storeys, the accommodation includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The Rocky Raccoon is also close to the church square and Matterhorn Express station.
Location: 19 minutes’ walk from train station
Bedroom/s: 4 bedrooms, all with beds that can be set up as twins or doubles
This chalet is actually built into the rock face, and is accessed via a tunnel at street level and a lift. The tunnel has a storage room for ski equipment, and you can book this property on a half board or bed and breakfast basis.
There are sweeping views over the alpine landscape from the chalet’s vast windows on all floors.
Catering staff can be booked for your stay to serve breakfast or other meals. Luxury touches include a rotating fireplace, spa style bathtubs and a large outdoor terrace with barbecue.
The chalet also comes complete with washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi and even a sauna and steam room.
Top Tips for Renting an Apartment
Self-catering apartments and chalets are a great accommodation option in Switzerland. Two benefits they offer are additional space and the option to prepare your own meals.
Renting an apartment is also a fantastic way to really live like a local. In smaller towns and villages like Zermatt, chances are you’ll see the same locals at the bakery each morning, or at the supermarket buying their daily supplies.
The option to prepare your own meals can provide big savings, and it’s also good to have the choice to stay in the comfort of your own apartment for meals after a long day on the slopes or a big day of sightseeing.
When choosing your apartment in Zermatt, make a quick checklist of your top requirements to ensure you choose the right apartment for your stay.
If you are visiting during the winter months, chances are you’ll need an apartment that is close to the ski lifts and heating will be a top priority, too. Christmas and New Year are extremely busy times, so book your Zermatt apartment well ahead to secure your first choice.
Whilst there is a good selection of different options when it comes to Zermatt accommodations, the apartments in Zermatt that we’ve included in this guide are the perfect choice if you are staying for more than a night or two.
Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, need a family-friendly chalet or prefer to stay in luxury apartments, Zermatt has something for you.
The ten properties covered in this guide are amongst the best Zermatt apartment rentals and are sure to provide you with the ideal base for your visit.