a Luxury Boutique Wellness Hotel
The Capra is an intimate five-star, alpine luxury boutique 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.
The Capra has converted a traditional barn to a ski-in ski-out cabin that allows for carefree access to the ski pistes.
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
tESTIMONIALS & RECOGNITION
“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”
“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“
2017Top 3 Swiss Luxury Hotels – Swiss Tourism Board Top 10 Most Hospitable Luxury Hotels – Swiss Tourism Board Best Small Luxury Hotel in Switzerland – TripAdvisor One of the most welcoming hotels – Swiss Tourism Board Top 25 Best Hotels in Switzerland – SonntagsZeitung TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY…
“As for the hotel finish and decor? Stunning. We REALLY enjoyed our stay and rate the Capra as one of the best alpine hotels we’ve ever stayed in.”
“We have a 2 year old toddler and he had an amazing time in the playroom and the spa pool.”
“The Capra is a wonderful place. Attentive and thoughtful service and spacious rooms. Would I come back? Definitely.”
for the family
Unwind in The Library’, our large open plan lounge with bracing views of the gabled roofs and soaring peaks surrounding Saas-Fee. Watch the latest movie or Apple TV on the cinema screen.
At The Capra, kids are just as important as the Mums & Dads. We will give them their own room, right next to their parents in our family suites. Just like their parents we also give them direct access to the slopes and if they are in a hurry to put on their skis we’ll drive them there in The Capra electro, and in the evening they can return to a cup of hot chocolate to drink on the terrace or at the bar. If they’ve never skied before we can also arrange for lessons with one of the local Saas-Fee ski schools.
We have also given the kids their own ‘Fun Lab’, filled with DVDs, video games, table tennis and foosball table to relax in after a day on the slopes. Plus, whenever they want, both the indoor and outdoor pools within our spa are also accessible.
In the restaurant as in the bar, they feast on food and drinks specially adapted to their age … a real treat!
Saas-Fee and the Saastal Valley are surrounded by no less than eighteen 4,000-metre peaks! Its breathtaking landscape of beautiful mountains and glaciers is simply amazing to behold. Perfectly groomed ski slopes reach from 3,600 metres right down to the villages. It has just been rated as the Alpine ski resort with the most reliable snow cover. A great network of cableways skiers and snowboarders up into the mountains. On top of that, Saas-Fee also offers plenty of other winter sports opportunities such as sledging ice climbing, snowshoe trails, winter hiking, Bavarian curling, cross-country skiing and much more.
Whatever your preferences are, our team of local insiders will plan a personalised itinerary to help you make the most of Saas-Fee.
Known as the Napa Valley of Switzerland, the Valais has been producing wine since the third century AD. More than 40 grape varieties flourish on terraced vineyards clinging to the slopes of the Rhône Valley. This rugged terrain produces wines full of vigour and character. Wooden canals irrigate the vineyards with melted snow and ice. Stroll along the canals, stopping to sample vintages at small, scenic wineries along the way.
What better way to complement your wine tour with a visit to some of the local cheesemakers and sample some of the finest cheeses in the world.
winter sports IN SAAS-FEE
Thanks to its high altitude, Saas-Fee has great snow year-round and has one of the longest ski seasons in Switzerland. There are 150km of groomed slopes for skiers of all levels as well as the ability for extensive off-piste skiing. Superlatives come naturally to Saas-Fee. It’s home to the world’s highest funicular (Metro Alpin), revolving restaurant (threes!xty), and glacier descent (the Allalin Run). There are a number of winter sports to choose from ensuring that you can always find your interest.
The Capra’s private ski cabin beside the cable car means no trudging through the village carrying boots and skis. Individual lockers are kitted out with glove, boot and helmet warmers, so you can hit the slopes warm and dry or enjoy a cup of coffee or tea as soon as you get back from your day on the slopes. Whenever you are ready to return to the hotel you only have to call our driver and they will come and pick you up.
If you would like to book any of these activities in advance, we’ll be more than happy to help.
summer in saas-fee
The summer sports possibilities are as varied as the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee itself!
Beach Volleyball or summer skiing, hiking or climbing, mountain biking or skating, minigolf or tennis, boccia or swimming…Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, hiking boots and skiing cap. Whatever you fancy, you can (almost always) do it! And you get the fantastic landscapes for free!
GETTING TO THE CAPRA
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, the quickest and most scenic route is the one from Geneva airport.
Transfer times to Saas-Fee by car: