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Newhard Chalet - Year Round Large Mountain Vacation Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

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The Newhard Chalet, built by the Newhard family, was the first house in Snowmass Village, built in 1967. The current home is a mountain modern house, built in 2000. The home is on three levels on 1/2 acre adjoining a green belt, with aspen and spruce trees framing the house.

Entry is through the front door into living room with fireplace, comfortable seating, and sweeping valley and mountain views. Dining area has two oval tables with seating in captain's chairs for up to 20 people. Large, very well equipped kitchen opens onto the dining area. Guest half-bath on main level. Master bedroom and full bath are located off the living room. Entry from living area to deck with gas barbeque and all-weather chairs.

Upper level leads to a loft bedroom with 2 twins, and balcony loft with 2 twins, plus full bath and storage area. Lower level has 3 queen bedrooms, family room with queen sofabed, 2 full baths and laundry. Family room opens onto lower deck with large hot tub.

Free WiFi available. All bedrooms have TVs with a larger TV in the family room. Several DVD players are also available.

All linens, towels, soaps, paper and laundry detergents are supplied.

Please note that ski season is from late November to mid-April. Summer season is mid-June to early September. Off-season rentals are available at reduced rates.

Daily rates range from $475 off season to $1300 high season with a 2 day minimum - with some exceptions. Holiday (3-day) weekends during ski-season are reserved for weekly renters first and then, if available closer to the date, open to daily renters (3 day minimum). Preferred weekly rental during ski season is Saturday to Saturday.

Preferred payment options: personal check, money order, international wire transfer, PayPal

Any fees or other charges from monetary transactions are the responsibility of the Renter and may be subtracted from the Deposit unless paid separately.

Cancellation policy is not as VRBO describes - see rental agreement for a full description of fee - depending on timing, renter may receive a partial refund.

Keywords: Modern House in the Rocky Mountains with ability to sleep up to 16 people, with hot tub, near ski slopes, hiking trails, golf, tennis, fishing, recreation center

More Details

Property Manager
Horace Newhard
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Horace Newhard

I built the original house with my brother and friends in 1967. We were the first to receive a certificate of occupancy in the newly opened Snowmass Ski Resort. I continue to visit Snowmass frequently with family and friends.

The area is quite beautiful year round with world class sports, art and music activities ongoing. Events are suitable for a mix of ages and abilities.

Horace Newhard purchased this house in 2000

Why Horace Newhard chose Snowmass Village

I began skiing in Aspen with my brother in 1961, and had the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of Snowmass Ski Resort. My sister owns a place nearby and we created family vacations throughout the year to enjoy the area and each other's company.

Skiing conditions are unbelievably good, with splendid snow conditions and attention to grooming the hills throughout the ski season.

In addition to ski season, Snowmass Village is a lovely get-away for family and friends at all times of the year. Summer season is the time for the Aspen Music Festival and many other events in the area.

What makes this house unique

Ideal climate good skiing year around leisure. Excellent snow conditions are typical during the ski season. Off season offers many options for leisure, such as hiking, golfing, fishing, biking, fine dining, horseback riding, river rafting in summer, the beauty of seasonal changes, and a great place for family reunions.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have been a enjoying all of the seasons in Aspen and Snowmass since the late 1960s and have stayed in several homes and condos in the area.

My absolute favorite is the Newhard Chalet in Melton Ranch, Snowmass.

The Newhard Chalet, with its expansive views of Owl Creek Road and the Snowmass Club, is modern, comfortable, and outfitted with all of the best amenities. The large kitchen, which is well equipped to handle large groups, and its adjoining dining area, with its two oversized tables and chairs, is the hub of the Chalet.

The entire first floor has soaring ceilings and windows.

There are bedrooms, each with cable TV and baths on all three floors.

The Chalet is within walking distance, via a bike trail on the cul-de-sac, to the City Market of Snowmass and Snowmass Village itself.

Another bonus is the Chalet's hot tub located directly outside of the 1st floor family room
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Snowmass Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom on first floor., Queen size Beds (3) Three bedrooms with queen size beds on ground floor, Twin or Single Beds (4) Loft bedroom and loft have 4 twin beds, plus full bath with shower. Baby Cribs (1) Available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 1 queen sofa bed-lower level family room; 1 chair bed-twin size in lower level family room; 1 queen sofa bed in loft bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Boules/Bocci Court in front yard, gorgeous mountain views, fully equipped for large family/professional gatherings, near Anderson Ranch Art Center, rodeo, Snowmass Recreation Center


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Newhard Chalet - Year Round Large Mountain Vacation Home
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The chalet is amazing!! My son had his wedding in snowmass and we were able to have many family members stay together in the house. Pictures don't do it justice. Everything you need and more is in the chalet. It is comfortable and spacious yet feels like home. I loved my time there and the owner and manager were excellent.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Lori! We are so glad that the wedding went well and that everyone enjoyed the Chalet...we look forward to having you back! You're right about the pictures - it's hard to catch the coziness on film.
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Ideal Retreat Location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Dr. Newhard for gifting the Newhard Chalet to our non-profit to hold our annual board meeting and retreat. Bridging Bionics Foundation bridges mobility for individuals with neurological impairments to help them walk again. The Chalet is accessible on the master bedroom and general living room level and is filled with light and beautiful energy. It's the perfect place to gather and plan for the future ahead. Thank you for this gift. We recommend the Newhard Chalet to professionals, families and any person wishing to embrace the beauty of Snowmass Village. The Newhard Family have big compassionate hearts. You'll love the energy of this special place. ~ Amanda Boxtel, Executive Director for Bridging Bionics Foundation

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very inviting and we'll equipped. Convenient

  • 4 of 5

Experience was great. No problem getting information prior to arrival, would return to this same property!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Robert...we look forward to having you back at the Newhard Chalet.
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San Francisco, CA

Beautiful Home in Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay in the well appointed home in Snowmass! Location is fantastic, short walk to trail heads and to Snowmass Village. Huge open kitchen and family room, perfect for hanging out with family and friends. You can tell who ever outfitted the kitchen likes to cook. Appreciated the high quality sheets and towels in all the rooms. My only regret was not playing a game of Petanque on the terrain off the front deck.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Carol! Can't wait to have you back for a petanque tournament soon. Note: although this review says the review is Persis Nakonechny (owner's daughter) it is in fact from a friend that recently stayed at the Newhard Chalet
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Seattle, Washington

Everything you need to have fun and be comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time in this beautiful vacation home! Snowmass is a spectacular setting with stunning beauty. And this home was the perfect base for all of our activities. The home is equipped with everything you need to cook and relax and enjoy the mountains. It's clean without being sterile, and it's so comfortable that you feel like you're at a good friend's house. The beds/sheets are very comfortable and the kitchen is stocked with all the basics that you need! Great for a large group or multiple families. I can't wait to come again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review Michelle! We are so glad you and your group enjoyed what the Chalet and Snowmass/Aspen have to offer and look forward to having you back soon.
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Open airy haven and gateway to great hikes

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet was instantly with it's warm wooden deck to charming welcome sign and caretaker Rick meeting meeting us upon arrival. And it kept getting better. The great room is flooded with light that naturally embraced our group whether we were gathered around the table, cooking together in the spacious kitchen or relaxing around the fireplace-warmed couches. I loved waking up in the master bedroom to wander out on the deck in morning light.

The downstairs was a great place for games, chillaxing and laundry, separate from the great room. Perfect for when your group want to do different activities.

We did two spectacular hikes by just walking out the door -- up to the Rim Trail and a short jaunt to Snowmass Village to pick-up the Vista trail. The house is stocked with great maps with local attractions.

There is tons to do nearby. The spectacular Maroon Bells trails and Aspen town are a short drive away. We enjoyed end-of-hike cocktails at Venga Venga in Snowmass Village. There's even a shuttle if you want to skip the scenic walk home.

The owners were lovely and arrangements were a breeze. You could tell that they love the property/area and are eager to share its delights with guests.

I only wish we had a few more days to play boules and lounge in the hot tub. You won't want to leave!

I would wholeheartedly recommend it to friends or family.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Michelle! Snowmass/Aspen is getting to be a summer destination now more than ever so we're so happy you could explore some of what the area has to offer as well as enjoy your home base. We hope to have you back very soon. The Newhard Family
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Ice Age Exhibit

Snowmass Mall

Excellent free public transportation within Snowmass and between Snowmass and Aspen


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
housekeeping on <7 days $450
Tax Rate 12.8%

Google search Newhard Chalet first to find our website and book directly with owner - no extra fees

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Summer and Off Season nightly rates are negotiable - please contact owner.

2 day minimum - with some exceptions. Holiday (3-day) weekends during ski-season are reserved for weekly renters first and then, if available closer to the date, open to daily renters (3 day minimum). Preferred weekly rental during ski season is Sat-Sat.

Cleaning fee only applies to rentals of less than 7 days - VRBO automatically adds it to all quotes but owner will not charge cleaning fee to rentals of one week or longer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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