As much majestic mountain as metaphor, the Matterhorn is the massive sail that rises above Zermatt and puts the wind into this Swiss mecca for skiers, hikers, and mountaineers. A village of wood walls and stone roofs, Zermatt may be the showiest of all of Switzerland’s ski resorts, but it’s also a short a walk away from a mountain path that leads one to blissful peace. If it were a hotel Zermatt would be filled with those who come for its sport but surrender to its serenity. There’s also another charm associated with Zermatt, and its one that you get to experience even before arriving: The Glacier Express. Easily one of the most scenic train rides in Europe, it ambles through southeastern Switzerland so that by the time you check into your Zermatt hotel you feel as if you’ve stepped from the world’s grandest movie set. Below find a list of our selection of boutique and luxury properties in Zermatt.