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5-Minute Walk to Lifts; Home in Taos Ski Valley proper.

Bedrooms 6
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Entire house sleeps 12 max. Upstairs, downstairs, plus loft.

A perfect ski/snowboard place for family vacations. Now renting entire house. Upstairs: large high ceilinged LR, DR, open kitchen, 2BRs + loft, 1 bathroom w/ extra 2-sink anterior room. Charming 3-bedroom 2-bath kitchen/dining/living rm unit on ground floor. 2 bedrooms with queen beds are adjacent to separate bathrooms (1 of these bedrooms has a separate outside entrance); 3rd bedroom 2 bunk-beds--ideal for children; also laundry room.

Cozy living/dining/kitchen areas have everything--including spices! No one is out of the action stuck in a kitchen. Relaxing cabin decor includes high and/or aspen wood ceilings and comfortable furnishings. Most cell phones work OK up here. Wi-Fi is mobil internet via your phone (Verizon and AT&T). High speed internet is available at the Village Center, Phoenix Cafeteria on the backside slopes and lodges.

Owner who loves to ski can provide forgotten items and local information re skiing, lessons, ski/board rentals, restaurants, etc, etc.

Short 5-7 min walk to lifts; optional very very short drive to parking area. 4-wheel drive or AWD strongly recommended for Coyote Lane although roads are plowed regularly; 2nd house in from low-traffic main road (Twining Rd). Assistance with access is possible with call to owner.

Very reasonable SUMMER and FALL get-away rates with popular hiking trails galore, mountain biking, disc golf & mountain lift rides. High temps in the mid-70s. Gorgeous night views of the stars.

Keywords: Chalet, Ski home downstairs unit

More Details

Nancy Wellman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

About Nancy Wellman

Retired university professors with time now for outside activities: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, camping, hiking, white water kayaking, sea kayaking, fishing, tennis, yoga, photography, painting, exploring the Southwest and South Florida, etc, etc.

Nancy Wellman purchased this chalet in 1989

Why Nancy Wellman chose New Mexico

We finished building our home in 1989. We have enjoyed our home and the nearby activities tremendously. It’s never ever boring! Dependable snow conditions and reknown skiing; unique tri-cultural area with beauty that truly enchants! No throngs = no lift lines. Trails to match all abilities; Super-great ski school for adults, teens, children; also kiddie/infant care. Delightful summer; great escape from the heat. Spectacular fall; brilliant foliage and great photo opportunities.

What makes this chalet unique

WINTER: Great snow conditions with frequent powder; Beautiful sunny blue skies; Starry starry nights! Deeply-discounted ski week lessons; torchlight ski parades Christmas, New Year’s Eves and Spring Break Saturday; acclaimed Wine Festival (Jan); awesome extreme ski competition (Mar); wonderful crowd-free family-friendly skiing & snowboarding.

SUMMER: Cool mountain temps with mid-70s highs. Wheeler Peak, NM's highest at 13,161 ft, visible from our street corner. Great hiking, mtn biking including Frazier Mountain Madness (July) with cyclists going directly up our street. Multiple Taos Mountain Music Festivals in summers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

NAncy, we left at 6am today. The place was awesome. We had so much fun. Sorry I didn't get to meet you. We left the front door open and keys on the table. Hopefully we will be back. Thanks
Feb 2010
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

5-Minute Walk to Lifts; Home in Taos Ski Valley proper.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Loved it! Great attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

This property isn't new and luxurious but excels at being cozy and sensibly outfitted with the essentials to provide a very comfortable stay at a reasonable price. It was very clean when we arrived. Details like a full spice rack and complementary bathroom soaps and shampoos were also greatly appreciated. The owner is responsive and deserves high marks for customer service. The location is great and the mountain is a blast! I hope to return again soon!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Do come back again. Another renter wrote in our Guest Book, "best deal on the mountain."
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Great place to stay, walking distance to base

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Wellman Cabin the last week of January 2016.

The place was clean and as described in the pictures and it had all the necessary for a nice stay.

The cabin is within walking distance to the rental shops and takes approximately 10 minutes walking, but you can always drive and park in the base parking lot (you will save about three minutes maybe).

We were very happy with our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay in TSV!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Wellman Cabin. The Cabin was clean and it is as described, it is within walking distance to the base area (takes approximately 8 minutes to get there walking) which is great. I would definitely recommend this place to stay at and will love to comeback!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the Wellman Chalet. So close to the Village we had a wonderful time would stay there again. Chris (over sees the property when Nancy is out) was a great help, thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas 2015

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our staying at the Wellman house and the short walk to the ski valley. It is a perfect place to stay any time of the year. Thank you Nancy.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cozy

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. Convenient to ski slopes,well maintained and clean. We did our own cooking and the kitchen had everything we needed. Our family of 4 will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque, NM
Nearest Barpub
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Santa Fe, NM
Nearest Restaurant
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley
Car: recommended

Taos Mountain Casino north (ski side) of Taos


Rates & Availability

Taos Ski Valley Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 15 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 19 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.7%

50% due to confirm reservation; balance due 15 days prior to arrival date.
8.6875% County Tax + refundable Security Deposit of $500.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Taos Ski Valley Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Anterior room has 2 sinks; bathroom has another sink
    Bathroom 1 Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 Downstairs - toilet , shower , Connected to Bedroom 3 Downstairs
  • Bathroom 1 has tub/shower downstairs Bathroom 2 has shower downstairs Bathroom 3 upstairs has tub/shower + 2 sinks in separate anterior room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 Upstairs - 1 double
    Bedroom 6: LOFT Upstairs - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 Downstairs - 1 queen , Next to bathroom with tub & shower
    Bedroom 2 Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , Pass thru to Laundry Rm & Spiral Staircase to Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 Downstairs - 1 queen , Private Bathroom with Shower; Separate Outdoor Entrance
    Bedroom 4 Upstairs: MASTER BEDROOM - 1 king
  • Upstairs Total Beds: 1 King, 3 Doubles Downstairs Total Beds: 2 Queens, 2 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
6-Qt Crock Pots; Humidifiers. Housekeeper comes after renters depart.

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