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Rob & Lesan Marshall

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Highest Rated: "Best Views of All! Modern, Luxurious, Large Condo Near Bavarian"

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Taos Ski Valley Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Huge Loft, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10-12, Mountain Views, Walk to Ski Lifts

This is the #1 Rated VRBO in Taos Ski Valley! Situated at over 10,000ft and just a short walk from the base of Chairlift 4, 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 fireplace 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 above the fire for movies or satellite TV. 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, kids, group, hike, bike, condo, loft, Taos Ski Valley, Kachina Village

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rob & Lesan Marshall (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Rob & Lesan Marshall

We met serving in the Air Force. Mark & Heather were married while stationed in England, where they shared a mutual friend, 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 three kids that are quickly growing up to be amazing skiers and rock climbers. Rob recently married a beautiful woman from Amarillo, TX, Lesan, who loves skiing and hiking with their mountain-dog Callie.

Rob & Lesan Marshall purchased this condo in 2007

Why Rob & Lesan Marshall 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 HAVE A HEATED SINGLE GARAGE WITH SKI/SNOWBOARD RACKS FOR GUEST USE! Plus, we love how close it is to Chairlift 4 AND the Bavarian. It gives us time to have a leisurely breakfast before walking w/ the kids to the chair lift area. Plus, having a beer at the Bavarian is nice b/c we can just walk back to the condo and not ever worry about driving our entire vacation (once we reach the condo, of course).

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)


based on 43 traveler reviews

Highest Rated: "Best Views of All! Modern, Luxurious, Large Condo Near Bavarian"
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 43 reviews

Alpenglow Chalet is wonderful as always!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my family has stayed here – and we will be back! The location is great and it's the perfect set up for large or multiple families!!

Lisa Helm

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa- you and your family are awesome guests. Thanks for taking great care of the property. We love hearing about the fun you have and certainly look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Our mountain getaway is your mountain getaway! Remember- we offer discounts to returning guests. Thanks! Rob
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Great location for hikes to Williams Lake and Wheeler Peak

  • 5 of 5

If you can handle the 36 steps up the stairs of this beautiful condo, you will be rewarded with the great views promised in the promos of VRBO. The Seven of us ranging in age from early 40's to early 70's all found the sleeping arrangements that suited us, and the living room, dining and kitchen area provided a great setting to enjoy the views and engage in world solving discussions. The first full day after our arrival we walked to Williams Lake, had an enjoyable lunch at the lake and then returned to the Bavarian for a cold beer before returning to the condo. The next day we conquered Wheeler Peak 13,161 ft. It was an exhausting day hike, but well worth the experience. It was especially nice to be so close to the trail head at the end of that hike. The shower and happy hour on the deck afterward was especially nice. It was a great four days and we will return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haha- Ron, lots of people like to count the number of steps, since your lungs are working hard walking up them at 10,200ft! We've been there before ourselves. We're real happy to hear that some 'world solving conversations' were had in the large living space. It puts a smile on our faces, since it's those sort of experiences that make mountain living so powerful. It's not hard to feel buoyant and positive after a day hiking Wheeler and celebrating with a Bavarian stein of beer! We're looking forward to hearing about the great discussion you have during your next visit to the Alpenglow. Talk to you then!! --Rob
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Great place with an AMAZING view! Will not hesitate to book this place again!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this place for our 1st family ski trip with another family. Total of 4 Adults 5 Kids (ages 14, 14, 13, 9, 8). I have ski/snowboarded many times. My wife has ski'd about 4 times and the other Mom/Dad had not ski'd in 20+years. I personally loved the mountain and strictly snowboarded this trip. Rode all open lifts (not kachina) on blues and greens multiple times over 4 days. Fun runs and some decent snow for spring skiing... We put the kids in ski school for 1.5 days and they did great. Staff was friendly and helpful!! They all rode strawberry hill and the pioneer run comfortably for 4 days and had a blast. The other 3 adults did a "yellow bird" ski school for a refresher course day 1 and it helped them quite a bit. On day 4 my wife and I took the older 3 kids up lift#1 for the green run white feather. They did ok but honestly there are a few sections on that green run that rival blues on other mountains. We were only able to get 2 of them to go back up a second time. The condo is right by lift#4 and that is a fun area too. Patio of the Bavarian is nice! We ate dinner there twice. First night at Bavarian was Tues "Fondue night". Service and food was good but expensive (like $500). Thursday we ate dinner there again with just adults and food/beer/wine was delicious and worth the money. Condo was roomy and clean. Heated floors and fireplace was nice. 2nd story loft perfect for 5 kids. Owners and Dom (property manager) were awesome and quick to respond to any questions I had prior to traveling & during stay. Overall it was perfect! Main thing you really need to strongly consider is your vehicle to get up there. We went March 6-11, 2016 (sun-sat). Road is steep and a combination of rock/mud (mostly rock). We didn't get much snow or rain so was relatively easy up and down. I have 4wd Suburban and the other family had 2wd Jeep Cherokee. We both made it up and down all week without issue but the 1st time up, our navigation took us on some crazy switchback. The condo is on the 3rd floor with access to garage for vehicle & ski equipment storage. We drove in from Dallas and stayed in Amarillo 1 night to break up initial road trip then drove straight through on way home (12 hours). Check out the patio closest to Lift#1 at base. Happy Hour 3pm-5pm! Lots of construction around base of mountain for new hotel. That all being said, i'm not 100% sure if it was the best choice for a group of 1st time skiers but we still had an awesome trip!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kyle- Thanks for telling us about your awesome vacation. It sounds like you all had quite the full/rewarding trip! Good move putting the kids in the Ernie Blake Ski School- they are one of the best rated schools in N. America and all our friends love sending their kids there. You guys are lucky that you were able to experience Fondue Night at the Bav. It isn't cheap, but neither is the food or the experience. We've only been able to do it once and it's a memory Lesan and I look back on fondly (hahah... fondly fondue?!). The patio you enjoyed near lift one is "Rhoda's", part of the main lodge. They have the best Bloody Mary's on the mountain. We're proud of you guys for braving Taos with first time skiers. The beginner runs are certainly easy enough for anyone, but it sounds like ya'll adventured further up the mountain and made it down in once piece. That's a family memory you'll keep smiling at for a long time. Come back and see if you can't get the kids up lift #2- the green runs back to the Bavarian from there are easier than Whitefeather! Plus, you can see the condo and the Bav below you- like a beacon calling you home. Cheers, Rob M
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Outstanding Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at the Alpenglow and I must say we were blown away. Spacious and comfortable with great views! We had a party of 9 and the Alpenglow had plenty of room. With the location up above the resort, we felt like we had the mountain all to ourselves. We cooked every night but one when we visited the nearby Bavarian. Top notch.

I've already recommended these accommodations to coworkers and plan on coming back.

Micah Hunt

Denton, TX

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Micah- We're pumped to hear you and your group had such a great time at the Alpenglow!! 9 people is a good sized party and we're happy that there was ample space for all of you- just the way it should be. Cooking big group meals is our favorite way to spend the evenings, though you hit the nail on the head when you said the Bav is "top notch." We feel the same way... gotta save a dinner and a lunch for the Bavarian food (my favorite is the pan fried trout with cornmeal). We're looking forward to your return and remember, we give 10% off your entire stay to repeat guests! Just remind us in your next rental application and consider it taken care of. Our way of saying: thanks for taking care of the property and coming back for more! Cheers- Rob M
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A View to Remember!

  • 4 of 5

This condo is in a killer location for Taos! Yup, it's high (10,000+ ft) but you have to get used to it anyway if you want to ski this mountain! The condo is well appointed with plenty of room for 8. Kitchen is open and has everthing you need for a hearty eat-in - heck, the non-stick pans were actually in good shape; don't think i've vere had that in a VRBO before :)

The real jewel though is the location!

Just below the Bavarian - an excellnt restaurant / apres hang-out - this condo affords a virtual private access to the mountain. Plenty of parking ( there was too much snow to walk down from the condo) and a lift right there that accesses great terrain and leads directly to the new Kachina Peak lift! Each morning we woke up to an incredible blue sky and a sequence of illuminated snow covered peaks that was breath taking. Rob and Lesan, your VRBO owners, are just wonderful - attentive, responsive, and grounded -- yup, they get it!

This is a great way to enjoy Taos - it's quite a mountain!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property, good location and ammenities with fantastic snow - might've been cleaner.

  • 4 of 5

So many good things we could say - like how the hosts were very accommodating for our reservation (made very carefully a year in advance) - 4 stars would certainly have been 5 had it not been for the cleanliness of the 'chalet' which had just about everything we wanted.

Taos is perfect and we have been there dozens of times because of the 'European Alpine Resort feel' and we will be back there in a month without the group.

The snow is never guaranteed but TSV has never let us down and this year it was incessant - great when on and off the piste but this did make the 'charming seven minute walk to the lifts' somewhat treacherous - major cardio workout at 10,000 feet can be hard enough but someone clearing the route of the feet of snow may have helped - Wheeler Peak Condos could easily hire someone for the days of heavy snow to make the route more passable and clear, one short section down to the lift was literally feet deep for two days, and one foot off the center 'track' and you could easily be 'lost'. In ski boots and with skiis and poles this could easily be made 'charming' with little cost or effort - as we have seen at other 'up mountain accommodation'.

Would we go back - probably, as we give 4 stars willingly and now we know what to expect.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

This wonderful property is surrounded on all sides by mountains and pristine forest. Hike 1hr to Williams Lake. Go another hour or two up and reach New Mexico's highest point, the top of Wheeler Peak at over 13,000ft. Frisbee Golf, Mountaineering, Trail Running, Relaxing, and Mountain Biking abound in the summer. In the winter, well, it's all about SKIING and SNOWBOARDING on Taos Ski Valley's famous slopes that are waiting for you right outside the window! Want to leave your car and do some walking? The Bavarian Restaurant/Lodge is just a 5min walk through the forest. Try their house-made German food and top quality imported German beers. Listen to live music (both summer and winter) outside on their porch. There is plenty to do here, whether you want to be active in the outdoors or just relax inside while enjoying truly phenomenal views.


Rates & Availability

Taos Ski Valley Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring-Summer-Fall Special
Apr 11 2016 - Nov 10 2016
1 night minimum stay
Early Ski Season
Nov 11 2016 - Dec 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
General Ski Season
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Ski Season
Mar 27 2017 - Apr 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Non-refundable pet fee is $25/day, but is limited to $75 total. We use the pet fee to pay our cleaners for the extra work/deep clean they do after a pet stays in the property.

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Taos Ski Valley Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms on the lower level. Master is a private bathroom, the second bathroom is accessible from the second bedroom and from the hallway.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Downstairs: 1x King (Master Bedroom), 1x Queen (Second Bedroom). Upstairs/Loft: 1x Queen, 1x Double, and 3x Twins (Bunkbeds). 7 total beds in the property.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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