The Capra is an intimate five-star, alpine luxury lodge in a spectacular natural setting. There’s nowhere else in the world where so many 4,000 metre peaks are visible at a single glance. The car-free Swiss ski resort of Saas-Fee is a favourite among winter sports connoisseurs for its long ski season, guaranteed high-quality snow, and authentic charm.
Combining the cosiness of a chalet with the comforts of a luxury hotel, The Capra’s understated elegance is inspired by the pure intensity of the alpine scenery. Expansive suites in warm earth tones have panoramic views of snow-frosted peaks, pristine valleys, and wide-open skies. The Capra is the ultimate place to relax, recharge, and reconnect with nature.
The fire-lit lounge, snug library, and delightful spa are designed to soothe your senses after a day of exhilarating alpine activities. Even more indulgent is the wholesome, farm-to-table cuisine found in our restaurant with our head chef Eric Glauser heading up the kitchen.
The Capra has converted a traditional barn to a ski-in ski-out cabin that allows for carefree access to the ski pistes.
With a strong desire to reconnect with nature, family and friends, and escape from the hectic lifestyle of the city, a few years ago, the now owners of The Capra set out to find their home away from home.
After a long search for the right property, this group of friends, who all shared a love for the mountains and skiing, found the ideal, unspoiled setting high in the Swiss Alps. When they came to Saas-Fee, they fell in love with the village and a new idea was born, instead of creating a house, they decided to expand and share their vision with other people by converting a small traditional Swiss hotel into a chalet hotel that blends rustic charm with modern design. As well as transforming the hotel’s aesthetics, the owners have incorporated the healthy lifestyle synonymous with Swiss living and the “getting back to nature” ethos of the Saas Valley.
The owners’ attention to detail and quality of service exemplify Switzerland’s unrivalled reputation for five-star hospitality.
The story of the naming of The Capra is inspired by the Latin word for mountain goat and after the black and white goats that roam the valleys and peaks around Saas-Fee. Unique to the Valais region, these adventurous creatures reflect the hotel’s authentic sense of place and respect for the natural environment. The two-tone goats also embody the ying-yang – the holistic harmony between man and nature, mind and body, which is the hallmark of The Capra.
The Capra’s warm atmosphere is designed to complement the traditional village setting and dramatic alpine landscape.
Soothing colours, organic materials, and rich textures are inspired by nature – wood-panelled walls, brushed tweeds, stone bathrooms. Glowing log fires are reflected in crystal ceiling lights, evocative of the sparkling glaciers framed in floor-to-ceiling windows.
The design of the hotel has been undertaken by a group of Swiss architects complemented by UK interior design management team, with a focus on fusing the alpine traditional character with modern luxury. All the furnishing has been designed bespoke, specifically for The Capra. The lighting concept was designed by leading Swiss design team and is based on the theme “fire and ice”, in harmony with the contrasting environment ensuring to enhance the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel.
Traditional elements are seamlessly combined with the latest technology, from under-floor heating to wireless entertainment systems. The result is a timeless classic that captures the relaxed spirit of chalet luxury.
A selection of The Facilities
Ski-in Ski-out cabin next to the slopes
Fun Lab for the kids with games, foosball, table tennis and DVDs
Private Spa for hire with jacuzzi, steam room and sauna in addition to our Peak Health Spa
Projection room with DVDs, Satellite TV and large selection of books
Wine Cellar stocked with a selection of award-winning regional and international wines.
‘Each of the 24 rooms and suites evokes a Ralph Lauren aesthetic with auburn-toned plaid throws that add just the right dose of antler and fur’
“The hotel’s snug chalet-like feel is heightened by an abundance of warm, felty fabrics and wools alongside wood and rustic furniture.”
“If the Capra were a person, it would be rich, fun and good-looking, but totally unostentatious”
‘Why am I going back? There are many reasons, but especially to heat up at the end of an ice cold ski day in the sauna and then fall asleep on the luxurious Sofa.’
“The most exquisite hotel in the glacier village of Saas-Fee“
“Indulged by discreet luxury and alpine charm, every day will be an unforgettable experience.”
“A ski lodge of noble comfort”
“Decorated with taste. With an attractive spa and a great chef“
Tatler Top 101 Hotels 2016
9.7 Rating upon Booking.com
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY…
Getting to the Capra
Travelling by plane, the quickest option is to fly into Zurich, Geneva or Milan then take the train and bus or drive to Saas-Fee. As of 2017, the closest airport to The Capra, Sion Airport, has arrivals from SWISS.
Airports close to Saas-Fee include:
Saas-Fee is a car-free village. On arrival, our driver will pick you up from the car park in our environmentally friendly electric car. The Capra’s electric car is available for guests to get around the village at any time.
If travelling to Saas-Fee by hire car, Geneva airport offers the quickest and most scenic route.
Transfer times to Saas-Fee by car:
From Geneva or Zurich airport, you can take the train to Visp (2.5 hours). The train journey is extremely scenic, running alongside lakes, vineyards and mountains. From Visp, it’s a 40-minute drive up the valley to Saas-Fee, either by car or public bus. We can also arrange private transfers from Geneva airport to Saas-Fee.At Geneva and Zurich airports, you can take your luggage directly onto the train within the airport. Other destinations require a bus or taxi transfer from the airport to the station, which can take up to 1 hour. Airport transfer times by train to Saas-Fee:
For train timetables, please check Swiss Railways