Destination guide

Travel to beautiful Zermatt

The mountains and glaciers create a pretty picture of Zermatt. Travelers to this scenic city praise the skiing, hiking and biking. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Zermatt

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like skiing and hiking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Zermatt a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mountaineers Cemetery (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Zermatt-Furi Gondola (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sunnegga Ski Resort (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Riffelberg Express Gondola (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Matterhorn Express II Cable Car (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Furi Ski Area (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Zermatt

Zermatt is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in September, March, November or December, when snowfall averages 1708.28 inches and temperatures average 8°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Zermatt

Travelers enjoy Zermatt for its glaciers and sunrises. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Zermatt is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Matterhorn (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Unterrothorn (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Gorner Ridge (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Breithorn (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Weisshorn (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • The Dom (7.4 mi / 12 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Zermatt

The nearest airport is in Sion (SIR), located 24 mi (38.6 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Zermatt Station, Riffelberg and Gornergrat Station are the main stations in the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Zermatt?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,164 house rentals around Zermatt. From 81 Chalets to 1,020 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Zermatt is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Zermatt?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Zermatt. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Matterhorn: 1,565 home rentals
  • Zermatt-Furi Gondola: 623 home rentals
  • Furi Ski Area: 1,430 home rentals
  • Zermatt (QZB-Zermatt Train Station): 1,677 home rentals
  • Klein Matterhorn Cable Car: 1,397 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zermatt listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Chalets in Zermatt?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 81 Chalets in Zermatt. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Zermatt include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,020 lodging choices
  • Houses: 46 lodging choices
  • Villas: 7 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Zermatt?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 65 vacation homes with pool available in Zermatt.

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