A Weekend at the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort, Zermatt

Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort

I’m just back from an amazing weekend in the mountains which we spent at the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort and I’m still charmed by this cozy sanctuary nestled on the slopes above Zermatt (you can even ski up right up to the entrance!). There’s a main building from the 1940s, which still has kept its rustic charme, and six newly built chalets. Each chalet has its own private spa, sporting a sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi, as well as Kneipp foot baths, a resting zone with a fireplace and everything with an amazing view on the majestic Matterhorn (you can even spot if from the sauna).

The latest addition to the compound, the Overlook Lodge, is just a 5 min walk from Cervo and features 5 spacious apartments with fully equipped kitchens.

Upon arriving you feel liked you’ve entered a contemporary Alpine wonderland. Owner Daniel F. Lauber and his wife Seraina have a created an atmosphere that is free from kitsch but with a focus on warmth and comfort. Homey colours and a hunting theme are mixed with clean, contemporary lines and a great attention to details.

The restaurants

Breakfast and dinner are served at the cozy Puro restaurant (14 Gault-Millau points!). The small dishes are perfect for sharing – we chose the braised and fried oxtail with truffle mayonnaise (so good!), the braised cauliflower with shallots vinaigrette, almonds and pomegranate and the saddle of venison, sautéed, with Brussels sprout, cowberryjus and jam. And you definitely should opt for their delicious signature truffle oil Parmesan fries! (still dreaming of them). 

Alpine Casual Dining is what Ferdinand, Cervo’s second restaurant, is all about. Raclette, fondue and BBQ are the specialities that are served there in a hip and relaxed atmosphere.

After dinner you should grab a drink Grapes & Juniper, a sophisticated, low-lit gin and wine bar hidden away on the Cervo site featuring a really adventurous entrance 😉

Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort

Cervo Puro Restaurant

Restaurant Ferdinand

The interior

The interior is a chilled and stylish mixture of Nordic and Alpine design. The mastermind behind it, owner and huntsman Daniel F. Lauber, gets his inspiration from his travels and always comes back with some fresh, youthful ideas.



The service

The service at Cervo is also worth mentioning – the staff is remarkably charming, attentive and relaxed at the same time. When we arrived at the station, the unique Cervo shuttle (in corporate colour) was already waiting to pick us up. We had a very warm welcome and everything was explained to us over a glass of champagne. I’ve been to quite a lot 5-star-hotels but Cervo is clearly outstanding –  when I asked the concierge where the ski room was, he didn’t just give a simple answer, instead he went all the way down with me and showed me around. Of course the pair of skis, which I rented the night before, had already been brought up from the ski shop to the hotel and was waiting for me in a locker with our room number on it. It’s those small, but so very thoughtful things that really make a difference.

The Cervo Shuttle

CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort 
Riedweg 156
Postfach 388
3920 Zermatt
Phone +41 27 968 12 12


Many thanks to Fabienne for the pictures!

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