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BEST VIEW OF ALL! MODERN, LUXURIOUS, LARGE CONDO NEAR BAVARIAN

Jennifer Hillberg

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Jennifer Hillberg

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Speaks: english
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BEST VIEW OF ALL! MODERN, LUXURIOUS, LARGE CONDO NEAR BAVARIAN

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Taos Ski Valley Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Situated at over 10,000ft and just a short walk from the Kachina ski lift, the Alpenglow Chalet is waiting to become your family's favorite getaway. One of the newest accommodations in Taos Ski Valley, this vacation property offers *unmatched* views of Kachina Peak and the Sangre de Cristo mountains surrounding the ski area. Thanks to it's height in the valley, sunrise and sunset paints a special glow on the mountains, hence the name 'Alpenglow Chalet'.

This property has all the extra touches to make your vacation memorable. Downstairs it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus plenty of storage for your outdoor gear. Heated tile floors take the edge off the brisk mountain temperatures and the fire place in the middle of the floor-to-ceiling windows is the perfect setting for a night of stories, cards, and laughs. Also, enjoy the large, flat screen TV recently installed in July 2011. The kitchen is open and has plenty of counter space for cooking big meals for the large groups that fill our condo. Upstairs, you'll find comfortable couches, a TV for DVDs, and dozens of movies and board games- it's perfect for the kids or young adults. Additionally, there is one queen, one standard, and three twin bunks in this spacious loft area.

If you don't feel like cooking, you're in luck! The highly-acclaimed Bavarian Restaurant is our neighbor. You will find delicious homemade German meals and the finest imported beers served in a beautiful and rustic Bavarian lodge. No need to drive, it's just down the trail!

In the summer, the Alpenglow Chalet is the perfect headquarters for all your outdoor adventures. Adjacent trails lead into protected Wilderness Areas and onto the picturesque Williams Lake. Towering above the condo is Wheeler Peak, the highest peak in New Mexico, and a great place to hike. We also neighbor 'Northside', a collection of mountain bike and hiking trails for all skill levels.

During the winter, a short 5 minute walk takes you to the base of the Kachina lift, where you can skip the crowds by putting on your skis or snowboard starting your day on the fresh backside snow! The easy access to and from the condo means you can have a hot lunch in the well stocked kitchen, or sit on the deck and watch your family and friends ski the Kachina bowl and trails.

Roads are well maintained in the summer and plowed in the winter, however chains (available w/ most car rentals) or a 4x4/AWD is strongly recommended in the winter.

Keywords: Ski, Family, Modern, Large, Views, mountain view, Chalet, slope side, ski-in, kids, group, hike, bike, condo, loft

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jennifer Hillberg (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Jennifer Hillberg

We met serving in the Air Force. Mark & Heather were married while stationed in England, where they also met Rob. The three of us have traveled the world together and shared many amazing memories. Mark and Rob still serve in the Air Force and climb mountains together in a charity program. Mark and Heather have two kids that are quickly growing up to be amazing skiers and rock climbers.

Jennifer Hillberg purchased this condo in 2007

Why Jennifer Hillberg chose Taos Ski Valley

We LOVE the mountains and that is why we bought this property. It is perfect for our families and we hope you are able to experience the stunning sunsets and unbeatable views. Each morning we wake up in the condo puts a huge smile on our faces! Give it a try- we're willing to bet you'll love it too.

Since we are moving all over the nation/world, we wanted a place we could always meet at and call 'home' together. So, while stationed in Albuquerque, we purchased this beautiful property! Now stationed elsewhere in the nation, we still meet up there at least 2-3 times a year in order to share more good times in the mountains and keep involved in our friends' and families' lives.

What makes this condo unique

We love how close it is to the Kachina lift. It gives us time to have a leisurely breakfast before walking w/ the kids to the lift area. Plus, having a beer at the Bavarian is nice b/c we can just walk back to the condo and not worry about driving.

In the summer we like to enjoy our coffee on the deck, then head out for a hike along the creek (just a stones throw away) or get our discs out for the free frisbee golf course.

At night we love to cook large meals and feed big crowds of friends and family, then gather around the fireplace for card games that last late into the night.

If it's winter, we make sure to go out for at least one night of moon-lit skiing in the backcountry above Lake Williams. It's a magical experience. (But we don't recommend it unless you are an expert in backcountry travel)

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Best View of All! Modern, Luxurious, Large Condo Near Bavarian
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
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Best View of All! Modern, Luxurious, Large Condo Near Bavarian
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p408479vb
-206-641-6010
Taos Ski Valley New Mexico
5

Month of Bliss!

  • 5 of 5
Let me start by saying this review might be long! I'll start with the accommodations: they were better than the website could convey. The view from every window is spectacular, and it was more spacious than we'd anticipated. The furnishings were comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked, and sleeping arrangements were more than adequate for all guests. We had various family and friends drop in, and had anywhere from 2 to 7 people there at once. We had teenage girls in the loft area, and adults downstairs.

We wanted to escape the heat, and get a break from our hectic lives, and we picked the perfect place to do so. Summer is an amazing time to visit, and we enjoyed hiking to Williams Lake, and various other areas around the property, grilling dinner on the deck, sipping coffee on the deck, watching movies at night, and spending time together. We went to The Bavarian for lunch and dinner a few times (a short walk from the condo), and basically simply enjoyed the cool weather and scenery.

Food: If you're cooking at the condo, remember he altitude, and know that pasta takes about twice as long to cook (as well as boiling potatoes), and when baking, use a little extra flour. I got most of my groceries at Smith's in Taos, and some specialty items at Cid's. Make a list, and make sure you've got everything before heading to the condo as it's about a 40 minute drive.

Eating out in Taos: breakfast (or lunch) at Taos Diner is a must! Huge portions, reasonable prices, and delicious. Taos Outback Pizza - salads! The house dressing is amazing. Guadalajara Grill is good for Mexican. Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco has great ice cream!

Shopping: if you're going into town to do some shopping or sightseeing in the plaza area, you can park for free off of Camino de la Placita (we never paid for parking). Also, you can find souvenir-type items for sale at the Rio Grande Gorge bridge for better prices than in town. Francesca's in Arroyo Seco is a charming ladies boutique - cute stuff!

Sightseeing: there's so many interesting and beautiful things to see and do in the area. You've got to get the Rio Grande Gorge, you must visit the plaza area, especially the Taos Farmers Market on Saturday mornings in the summer. San Francisco de Asis (church in Ranchos Des Taos) is a must see - put it on your list of photo ops! We also loved Arroyo Seco - charming small town!

We would highly recommend this place, and cherish the memories we made here! Loved it!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: What a great review- thanks for that Kelly! We are very pleased you enjoyed your summer trip to our mountain get-away. Ice cream at the Seco's Taos Cow, BBQing on the deck, and relaxing with drinks as the sun sets after a day of hiking is hard to beat. It sounds like you had quite the high-altitude culinary experience. Very cool of you to share your tips with our guests. Again, thank you for the wonderful feedback. Our only request is that you return again soon and tell us more about your adventures!! Best wishes- Rob & the Alpenglow Chalet team.
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Taos Ski Valley New Mexico
Tampa Florida
5

June Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Our two families absolutely loved this condo. It was exactly as described by VRBO. The kids 8-10-12 loved the upstairs lift in fact we had to rush home from shopping at ski valley because the kids wanted to hang out in the loft. Hiking: we loved the close proximity to the hiking trails and the streams that flowed near them. The Bavarian restaurant was close but not too close when we didn't want to cook. It was a great getaway and the table was big enough to have the whole family around and some additional family that dropped by. The kitchen had everything including a wine opener. While we didn't need any maintenance it was nice to know he was next door should something happen. This will be our first choice when we return...loved it and thanks for making your home available....
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Doug- Wow, sounds like such an awesome vacation with the family. Thanks for the super positive feedback- it puts a smile on our faces when families have such a good experience up there. Taos in the spring/summer is awesome! I'm pleased to know the kitchen met all your needs and that there were no issues. We did get your email that we should add a grill scraper/brush for the BBQ and we'll make sure that's taken care of. Come on back this winter, grill up some burgers, and see what the place looks like with 8" of fresh powder on the deck- makes for a very cool BBQ setting! Cheers- Rob
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Taos Ski Valley New Mexico
Monterey, CA
5

Perfect Spring Break

  • 5 of 5
I joined some old friends at the Alpenglow to ski over spring break and we all had an outstanding time. The condo is spacious, comfortable, and homey. It was a great venue to catch up on old times while we cooked, played games, enjoyed the views, and recovered from the long days of skiing. The skiing itself was great, and the easy walk from the Alpenglow to the lifts was fantastic. We couldn't ask for better convenience. I'll definitely stay here again next winter, and now I want to check it out in the summer too.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Graydon,

Thank you for your kind feedback. We're glad you had a great time at our property over Spring Break with your friends. The snow turned out to be fantastic late in the year. You scored! Come back with your group in the summer and give the frisbee golf, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking a try. We're across the street from the Wheeler Peak Trailhead! --Rob
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Best View of All! Modern, Luxurious, Large Condo Near Bavarian
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Taos Ski Valley New Mexico
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
For the last 9 years we have been making ski trips out to Taos and we have stayed all over the place: in the village, in town, and now up at Alpenglow Chalet. This location, specifically this condo, will be at the top of my list to book going forward. The condo was quite nice with plenty of linens/towels, spices in the kitchen, DISH TV, spacious loft, and large master bath (and closet). We walked to the lift/Bavarian everyday; the walk is not much longer than what you have from the shuttle drop off, through the village, to the lift. Add in the time on the parking lot shuttle and it becomes a wash. The bonus of staying up on the Kachina side is that you do not have to 2-chair your way out of the base area. You start your day away from the crowds/chaos of the base area!

Side note (but an important one): The owners/managers/maintenance staff for the condo were all amazing in their communication while a major/minor crisis was happening. A water main broke near the complex the night before our arrival. They promptly communicated the issue and the progress of the resolution via email and phone calls. We arrived to no issues and an amazing time. I truly felt like they were concerned for our trip and not just their revenue! Thanks!
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Jonathan- Awesome news that you loved the location- that's our favorite characteristic of the condo! Walking to the Bavarian and lift is a great way to start/end the day. And you're right- it's way faster than parking in the lot and then taking the shuttle. Best part is going to be next season when the Kachina lift is in place... you'll be able to get access to it way faster than from the front side of the mountain. (We can't wait to make multiple laps up there since we stare at that face daily from the condo).

And thank you for the side note/compliments regarding communication between us and our guests. We want people like you to come back year after year, so ensuring your stay goes well is our top priority. Plus, we value our own vacation time and believe in the Golden Rule, so we want your vacation to be awesome. We got lucky that the underground pipe breakage didn't affect our property and your stay- though you can be sure we'd find a way to make things work out if it had.

Hope to see you guys staying with us again next year for some Kachina runs! --Rob M
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Taos Ski Valley New Mexico
5

Owners Take Good Care of Their Guests!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay didn't begin on the right foot -- we arrived late at night with small children in tow, only to discover that somehow the condo hadn't been cleaned from the last guests. The owners quickly remedied the situation, getting us into alternative accommodations and ensuring that our stay was good. It was the owner's personal communications with us that really sealed the deal. We would stay in the condo again, primarily because of the excellent attention and care provided by the owner. Thank you, Heather!
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Adelma- Thank you for your feedback and especially for your understanding/flexibility. We pride ourselves on operating a responsive and high-quality mountain property and we were saddened that you had to experience our rare hiccup. However, we're happy we could work things out with you guys and that you were still able to enjoy a weekend high in the mountains. Most importantly, we look forward to having you and your family stay with us in the future- hopefully for a weekend of fresh snow and lots of Lobo basketball coverage!! Cheers- Heather, Mark and Rob
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Taos Ski Valley New Mexico
Farmington, Arkansas
5

Wonderful ski trip!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay!! We had two families in the condo and it was perfect- 4 adults and 5 kids! We prepared almost every meal in the condo and it was stocked with adequate supplies for preparing from dishes to even had a cabinet full of spices! The view was beautiful and everyone was very kind and helpful! We were all beginner skiers and found the ski school for the adults and for the kids to be just delightful and very helpful!! We hope to return one day!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Karen- we're happy to finally have you and your family/friends stay in the condo! I know how much you've been looking forward to your vacation and I'm very happy you found our Alpenglow Chalet everything you expected. The setting couldn't get much better, eh?! Bring your merry bunch back again this summer for a totally different experience- 4th of July parade and fireworks in the Ski Valley are great fun, as is BBQing burgers/ribs and spitting watermelon seeds from the sun filled deck!

Best Wishes- Rob M

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque International
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Bavarian Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Taos Ski Valley Disc Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
HWY 550
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Bavarian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
420 Metres
Taos Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Frisbee Golf, Mountaineering, Trail Running, Relaxing. (VRBO map currently inaccurate: condo is slightly further up the valley from current marker. Use 'satellite' imagery function on the map to find the four green roofs just up the valley- that's the correct location for the Alpenglow Chalet! Will be fixed as soon as VRBO gets their map working right :)

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Taos Ski Valley Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Ski Season
Nov 17 2014 - Dec 21 2014
1 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Christmas / New Years
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
General Ski Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 7 2015
1 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 8 2015 - Mar 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Spring Ski Season
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$475
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning-Linens $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Amenities

Taos Ski Valley Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom, Double Beds (1) In Loft, Twin or Single Beds (1) In Loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs couch contains a fold-out bed., Bunk Beds (3) In Loft
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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