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Charming mountain home near Lionshead gondola! Your home away from home in Vail!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Vail Business License #2629

Just off of 'Born Free', the ski run leading to the gondola. The house is 120 yards from the ski run and overlooks the magnificent Gore Range Mountains. Named 'Chalet du Soleil', this charming four bedroom home is within easy walking distance of fine restaurants and shops. The house is on a large lot. Sledding and playing in the snow can be enjoyed by those with excess energy after skiing. We provide the sleds. The house is equipped with all the amenities you are accustomed to in your own home.

The house comfortably accommodates up to ten people. The master suite features a queen-size bed plus whirlpool tub for two (jacuzzi type) and separate shower room. The other main floor bedroom includes a queen-size bed, bath/shower, and an expansive bay window. The third bedroom on the upper floor has a queen-size bed, two twin-size beds, plenty of closet space, and a large vanity sink area.

The fourth bedroom is, in fact, an adjoining studio-apartment with king-size bed, queen-size hide-a-bed, compact kitchen, full bath, and large walk-in closet. All beds are made up in the Swiss-style with comforters, extra pillows, and ironed sheets. Smoking is not permitted.

The owners, Fred and Thea, live in the house next door and will be happy to make your stay a pleasant one! Their daughter, Heather Kehoe, lives in Eagle and manages the property.

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Heather Kehoe
Member since: 2001
Speaks: french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Heather Kehoe

This is a family-run business. Thea Rumford and daughter, Heather Kehoe, manage this beautiful mountain home.The photo is of Heather and Thea on the deck of the Chalet in the summertime.

Fred and Thea Rumford have owned this charming mountain home since 1966 when it was built as a weekend getaway for their family. Skiing is a large part of their lives. They have raised their children to grow up with a tremendous appreciation for the alpine lifestyle. They take great joy in now seeing their grandchildren follow in the ski tracks of their parents.

Thea says, 'The character of Chalet du Soleil is incomparable and is sure to please.'

The Rumfords also take pride in upgrading and maintaining their beautiful home each year.

Heather Kehoe purchased this house in 1966

Why Heather Kehoe chose Vail

It's the little things that the owners/manager do to make this place special.

What makes this house unique

Prime Lionshead location. Specular views of the Gore Range Mountains. Very family friendly accommodations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time skiing and the house was perfect! See you next year!
Feb 2014
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Lionshead Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms complete with Chalet logo soaps, lotion and chapstick
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack-'n-play portable crib available upon request infant high chair and/or booster seat also available upon request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Charming mountain home near Lionshead gondola! Your home away from home in Vail!
average rating of 4.878788 based on 127 reviews

Great accommodations and ultra convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

Heather was a pleasure to deal with and made sure that we had everything for an enjoyable stay. The kitchen was fully equipped and even had a crockpot which was perfect to prepare a warm meal for the end of great day skiing. I will definitely be contacting Heather for future ski trips to Vail. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their stay and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jason! We enjoyed having you stay at the Chalet! So glad you all had a great time! All the best to you! Heather
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Enjoyed our family ski trip

  • 5 of 5

We rented and shared this lovely home with my sister and her family. There was plenty of room for all 10 of us. We enjoyed being able to come and go without having to get in our car. We even skied home for lunch most days. In addition, my son left his wallet under a bed upstairs and Heather went and found it and mailed it to us. Thank you Heather, we look forward to coming back to Chalet du Soleil.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spring break

  • 5 of 5

BeautIful house with great location in Vail. Big family room with seating for everyone. Well stocked kitchen and great outdoor grill that we used to grill burgers one night. Most convenient for skiers since it's located right off the run and a car is not required to take or pick up skiers. Also. Loved the jacuzzi tub after a long day of skiing!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful and comfortable home! We arrived late in the evening to a well equipped, clean and fun home. We were thrilled to find wine and cheese waiting for us after a long day of travel. We woke to enjoy views of the mountain and the ski lifts. The chalet is steps away from Lionshead and the ski lifts- Heather made herself available to recommend ski runs for a family with different levels of ability. We had a fire several nights (firewood is provided) and the kitchen was fully equipped, including champagne glasses, which we used for morning mimosas. I would recommend this home to anyone. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can honestly say, that i have never had a host contact us before (scheduling, directions, preparations), during (made sure everything was going smoothly), and after (made sure we left happy, and informed us that we forgot something which she was willing to ship back to us). Heather was such an excellent host, I would definitely come back and stay here. the house is less than a 5 minute walk (slight incline) to the ski trail which you can ski down to lionshead village in less than 30 seconds at the bottom of the mountain, where the lift/gondola is. House had everything we needed. Thanks again heather!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sufficient space, amazing fire place and exclient proxcimity to the slopes.

  • 5 of 5

The home is a great place to share with friends and family. You can walk to both lion head and Vail villages. I would recommend the home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Grenny. Thank you for choosing Chalet du Soleil LLC. We enjoyed having you and hope you will return in 2018. Best regards, Heather
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
Vail (Lionshead)
Car: recommended

Across Gore Creek from the gondola.


Rates & Availability

Lionshead Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Season 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday season 2017/2018
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
January/early February 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Season 2018
Feb 10 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
End of Ski Season 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
Off season 2018
Apr 23 2018 - May 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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